Does boxing count as a workout?
Yes, definitely! The fitness industry is constantly evolving, and many people are turning to our boxing gym for a more effective workout. Our boxing gym has become a place where you learn self-defence and get fit while it doesn’t even have anything to do about hitting a treadmill or lifting weights!
Fitness and self-defence training at the same time.
Boxing is one of the oldest combat sports in existence, with records showing it being practiced by people throughout history which makes it a great way to learn self-defence. Put that together with the fact that boxing requires tremendous physical exertion, you will kill two birds with one stone!
Boxing is a perfect workout for people who want to have fun and get fit.
Here are 4 reasons why boxing can also serve as your fitness training:
Boxing counts as an explosive aerobic exercise.
The fast-paced training that we do at Beyond Boxing when we do padwork and bagwork is a great way to do High Intensity Interval Training (HITT). Because your body needs more energy to recover from intense exercise, the training keeps your heartrate up for a long time. This is why you see that most boxers are in top physical condition.
Boxing is a whole-body workout
Many people think that boxing is all about punching, but it’s so much more than just a physical activity. In fact, there are other aspects like head movement and footwork to consider, as well as strategic defensive techniques like bobbing and weaving which can be used in combination with various forms of counterpunching combinations used for self-defence! The need to exert force all over your body when boxing is the reason why boxers tend to have a strong core, legs, back, and upperbody muscles.
Boxing will help you burn fat and get leaner!
You will be surprised how many calories you can burn in just one hour. Each session of boxing training is capable of burning up to 1,000 calories, which will have a huge impact if weight loss is your goal. With a proper diet combined with boxing training, you will see incredible results.
You can get those abs and well-defined triceps and upperbody muscles that you’ve always wanted from boxing training.
Boxing is more fun which can help you avoid plateauing with your fitness!
Whether you are looking to get in shape, build confidence, or just have some fun with your fitness routine – boxing is an excellent way of achieving all of your goals. The most important aspect about doing boxing as your main fitness routine isn’t necessarily how effective it will be for weight loss, but it’s how boxing training has different levels and different styles which you can achieve progressively.
This makes boxing more fun as compared to just doing bench press over and over again for years, thus helping you to prevent hitting a plateau.
Start training with us at Beyond Boxing in Burnaby, BC.
Boxing is a great way to get in shape, meet new people, and learn self-defence. Our coaches at Beyond Boxing will help you get your fitness training in and teach the techniques necessary for self-defence at the same time! Start your 1st class today and see for yourself!