Movies across Bollywood and Hollywood have often glorified boxing as a sport. Whether you take into account the inspirational biography Mary Kom or the eponymous fictional film series, Rocky, their stories bring out the passion that boxing evokes.
However, what these films don’t portray is how beneficial boxing can be as a fitness activity. For those who are bored and tired of regular gym sessions, boxing can serve as a great full-body workout to stay in shape.
Here are four reasons why you should add boxing to your fitness regime:
Boxing Is A Full Body Workout
All those who believe that boxing is a primarily upper body workout are mistaken. When you punch and kick the punching bag, your upper body, lower body, as well as the core, is engaged.
It may seem that you are mainly putting your arms to work, the strength to punch a 50 kg bag (minimum weight of a punching bag) comes from your core and hips. If done right, you can sculpt every muscle in your body through an intense boxing workout.
It’s A Fun, Quick Cardio
While running for 30 minutes at a moderate pace will help you burn around 250 calories, 30 minutes in a ring can allow you to burn 400 calories. Even sparring with a partner can easily take the number to 300.
And there’s no denying the fact that a challenging workout where you get to beat the opponent and bask in the glory of the same is much more fun than simply running on a treadmill.
It Gets You In Shape
People often term boxing as a great “weight loss” activity. We’d prefer saying that boxing lets you get in shape. What that means is that it not only allows you to reduce your flab, being a great cardio activity, but it allows let you build your muscle mass by building your muscle strength.
So, overall it allows you to get a better body composition by reducing your fat mass and increasing your muscle mass. So, it is a great choice for anyone trying to get the body they’d wished for.
Boxing Is A Great Stress-Buster
While punching people in the face is frowned upon, punching a bag isn’t. So, boxing is a great way for you to blow off some steam. It is the most cathartic fitness activity you can take part in.
Stressed after work? Get in the ring. Needless to say, you’d not only relieve the tension but the endorphins released during your workout will make you happier. Boxing, therefore, becomes a great workout option for anyone looking for a healthy body as well as a relaxed mind.
In The End
Boxing has all the qualities to make for a perfect workout. It builds your strength, flexibility, agility and keeps you calm. If you are looking for a way to make fitness fun and exciting for yourself, you must give it a try.