Utilizing Boxing For General Fitness
From the outside, getting into boxing seems pretty intimidating. Most of these athletes practice for years before getting into the ring with an opponent. An underprepared boxer is at a severe disadvantage and subject to injury -- to a casual onlooker, that’s enough to scare them away for good. However, over the course of the last couple years, boxing has slowly started the transition from an elite, competitive setting to a sport for everyone.
It might take years of intense training to last in the ring for an entire match, but for those just looking to shed a few pounds and gain some muscle – boxing can be a great way to get there. When you train like a boxer, you’ll receive all the benefits with none of the side-effects of getting hit.
While boxing, you have to your body all at once to accomplish the task. It’s a little bit different from a general gym workout because you’re simultaneously working everything at once. Unlike just curling a weight to work on your arms or crunches to work your core, boxing has the unique ability to strengthen your body as a unit.
Using your entire body to throw punches, duck, and react to so many variables makes your workout much more metabolically challenging and taxing on the energy systems. Through these boxing classes, participants are given the opportunity to experience the intense training and get the results of such an enduring exercise without the risk.
Boxing is a truly unique sport that demands hard work from its participants. In traditional sports, you’re able to run a play, make a few moves, and then rest before the next one. In boxing, you have to constantly move and throw punches for a longer period of time with limited breaks. By training like a boxer, you're guaranteed to exercise your entire body in a fun and entertaining manner.
(Related: Read about the muscles you need to train here.)
If you go to a boxing class, expect an almost yoga-like experience -- many people at similar level of skill and desire around you while learning workouts and instruction from a trainer. However, a large group setting might not be ideal for everyone, so consider booking one of CoachUp’s private trainers in order to get your personal workout plan.
Our private trainers can help you with your punch technique or fitness levels as your work towards your desired goals.They’ll tailor client-specific workouts to make sure you see the results you want. Thanks to boxing, you’ll be feeling lighter, quicker, and stronger in no time.