Boxing: The Strong And Sexy Workout
We all love to look and feel good – that’s a given. But what makes that one hell of a lot more satisfying is when you can kick some ass while doing it. That’s why we’re currently obsessed with boxing. If you’re not already hooked, here’s why you need to get on board:
You can do it anywhere
The best thing about boxing is that you don’t need to do it in a gym. Getting your own gloves and pads are actually a pretty good investment.
Boxing shapes up your body and confidence
After you watch a bout of women boxing in the ring or even observe a boxing class, you might think there is no way you, too, could box your way into shape. If this is you, guess what? After your first boxing lesson, all of that nervousness and self-doubt will be gone and you will actually feel empowered.
It keeps you healthy
A good boxing workout makes you breathe heavily and increases the rate at which your heart pumps blood around your body. Increased heart beat strengthens your heart’s muscles and lowers your chances of developing cardiovascular complications such as heart attacks and strokes.
Analyzing the situation
As women, we are very analytical. Boxing requires a lot of thought in order to throw one simple punch. You’ll love this: Women tend to “perfect the punch” quicker than their male counterparts because of their analytical skills. So analyze away!
It makes you super fit
If you want to get the most out of your body then you need to work it the right way through a variety of different forms of exercise and keeping your heart rate at the right level.If it’s overall fitness you’re after, you need to get your head around both aerobic and anaerobic exercise present in boxing. Boxing is estimated to be 70-80% anaerobic and 20-30% aerobic.
It’s a great stress reliever
You need a place where you can release all of that stress and frustration. Hit something! Yes, it does feel great to put on some gloves and go to town on the punching bag.
Perfect for the competitor! Even though you and your comrades in class will encourage each other, you will still compete with one another on an unspoken level; hitting the bags harder or faster, doing more sit-up, push-ups, etc.
It burns fat fast
Boxing doesn’t just burn calories. You also lose visceral fat which is the fat around the stomach. Visceral fat is of particular concern as it’s a key player in a variety of health concerns so focusing on getting rid of it is incredibly important. Thank you boxing!