Are you looking for a workout routine that is fun, that burns calories fast, and allows you to stay fit? Try boxing!
Contrary to popular belief, boxing is one of the best ways to lose weight, gain strength, and more women are joining the sport every day! A lot of celebrities have also jumped on the boxing bandwagon. Adriana Lima and Khloe Kardashian are some of the many celebrities to vouch for the benefits for women to start boxing. If you are on Instagram, you may also see a lot of women post pictures and videos of them using boxing to train.
If you are still unsure about starting a boxing routine, here are some of the many benefits that you will see when you start your training: Boxing is great for your heart
The main goal of any exercise routine is to get your heart pumping. When your heart rate increases during a workout, it strengthens your heart’s muscles which allows you to live a healthier life for a long time. When you do your first boxing workout, you will instantly notice how fast your heart is beating. A boxing workout will include jumping rope, using a punching bag, and a lot of other cardio exercises, which gets your heart pumping!
Boxing Burns Calories and Fat Quickly
Since boxing is an intense workout, you will be burning a lot of calories every time you do it. Depending on what kind of workout you are doing that day, women boxers average burning around 500 calories during an hour-long workout.
Boxing is also great at burning visceral fat (the fat that is located around your stomach) which is the cause of many health concerns, so getting rid of it is really important. If you add resistance exercises like squats, push-ups, lunges, and pull-ups to your boxing routine, you will help burn off even more fat!
Boxing Keeps You Fit
Having a great boxing routine will hit every aspect of your body you want to hit with any exercise regimen. Boxing combines aerobic and anaerobic exercises that will increase your heart rate and help strengthen your endurance, metabolism, and muscle mass. Anaerobic exercises are short, but intense which makes you use up oxygen quicker. This produces lactic acid your body won’t be able to sustain its energy levels for long. That may sound bad at the start, but if you keep with it, your body will be more accustomed to it which makes you withstand fatigue for longer periods of time.
Boxing Relieves Stress
Has stress ever taken over and made you feel like punching a wall? Boxing gives you the perfect outlet to punch away at something, but for a good cause! With every punch you throw, research has proven that it helps relieve tension, physical and mental stress.
Boxing Tones Your Body
Boxing is a highly repetitive workout, which will result in you getting lean muscles and make you feel powerful!
Everybody should try boxing at least once to see how they like it. As you can see it has so many health benefits, it will keep you fit, give you more confidence, and best of all, it’s really fun!
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