If you are looking out for a new fitness workout this year then boxing may be for you. It doesn’t matter if you have ever worn a boxing glove before or not; the training involved in the sport is generally considered one of the toughest (yet fun) around.
Here are some reasons why you may want to consider giving boxing a go in 2019.
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If variety in your training is what you are looking for then boxing will give you just that. Although most people think of boxing training as simply hitting a bag, there is much more to it than that. In boxing, a full body high intensity workout is common practice. You may start by skipping for 10 minutes, a small session on a bag working on combinations, circuits training and running. At the end of your workout, you will feel as though your full body has been put through its paces. The aim for a boxer in their training is often to lose fat from their body, especially if they need to drop down to a weight division in the sport, while maintaining or increasing their muscle mass. A well balanced diet obviously compliments that but it also helps to enjoy the training you do as you are more likely to get into a routine where you work-out more than once a week.
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Boxers are admired for not only being some of the toughest sports people out there but also their skill level. The aim in the sport is to punch your opponent in the face and try not to get hit back. One of the best in the sport today is WBA and WBC middleweight champion Saul Alvarez. The Mexican is set to meet Daniel Jacobs in April in a unification contest for the WBA, WBC and IBF belts where ‘Canelo’ is the 4/11 favourite in the boxing betting for the bout. Alvarez has fantastic movement, something he clearly works on in the gym. He gets himself in great shape before his fights and has developed lightning-quick hand speed. The aim of your training may not be to box yourself, however, learning these skills may prove very useful for self-defence.
Like all work-outs which involve physical exertion, boxing is a fantastic remedy for stress relief. It is surprising how much stress you can let out by punching the bag in the gym. The HIIT circuits will help you feel mentally fresh afterwards and good exercise should make you sleep better later at night. What most people find when they start boxing training is that it is addictive. They want to do it more often therefore put together a training place which allows you to train as much as you accordingly to your schedule, while at the same time, gives you the rest you need to allow your body to recover from a heavy work out.
Good luck with the boxing and have fun!