Boxing can easily burn from 600- 800 calories per session and has additional benefits because it is high-intensity training. This means you not only burn heaps of calories during the session but for hours after the training session has ended. Typical cardio activities do not have this post-training calorie-burning effect.
Increased Muscle Tone
A typical boxer’s physique is toned and defined without a lot of bulk and that’s why it’s perfect if you really want to tone up. This is because punching is a fast repetitive action that produces toned muscles, in contrast to the slow, controlled, very heavy movements involved in body-building or weight lifting that produce size or bulk.
Increased Cardiovascular Fitness
Boxing will test your cardiovascular system to the max, forcing your body to adapt by making your heart and lungs better at delivering oxygen. This means that you can train at a higher intensity, giving an even greater fat-burning effect.
Improved Muscular Endurance
Boxing requires your muscles to contract repeatedly causing the muscles involved to fatigue. With training, your muscles can keep contracting for longer durations without getting tired, allowing you to train harder for longer and ultimately burn more calories.
Improved Strength and Power
Correctly thrown punches use your legs, hips, glutes, core, obliques, back, shoulders, chest and arms. Punching against resistance causes all of these muscles to contract with more force and speed, developing further your strength and power.
Hitting the pads can make you feel really good! Take out the stresses of your normal life in a safe, controlled environment. It will leave you calm and relaxed and ready to tackle whatever curveball life throws at you next!
Improved Co-ordination and Body Awareness
Moving lots of parts at the same time requires a good connection between your brain and your body. With patience and practice, focus and discipline can transfer over to other sports and activities.
Improved Confidence and Self-Esteem
Mastering the techniques involved in boxing often make people feel pretty good! The better your technique, the more force you can put into your punch. The noise you hear when you land a strong, accurate punch right on the sweet spot of the focus pad is so satisfying!
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