Date Posted:4 November 2020
5 Minute Read By Maddi Parsons and Chris Gianotti
Boxing is an exercise that keeps coming back into fashion - and for good reason. It improves coordination, works your heart and lungs, and is a fantastic combined cardiovascular and strength workout. Boxing also builds limb speed, arm strength and stamina for a toned, fit physique. The Body Factory in Sydney share their thoughts on why boxing training should be part of your exercise regime.
Boxing training is more than hitting the bag, it's an intensive full-body workout that targets your legs, core, shoulders and arms as you move and pivot. Quick, sharp movements use your fast-twitch muscle fibre, and high repetitions over a sustained period help develop lean muscle while burning calories to trim fat. You should expect to see your waistline and overall body mass decrease by including this ideal HIIT workout in your weekly regime.
Boxing doesn't just work the arms. It's intensity also works your cardiovascular system through the heart and lungs. By exhausting your body (that gasping for air feeling) it will help improve your VO2 max, a measure of cardio fitness and also your resting heart rate. Your endurance levels will improve as will your overall fitness capability.
Break up your usual HIIT and strength routine of kettlebells, dumbbells and ski-ergs by swapping them for a pair of gloves instead. Boxing is a terrific combination of strength and cardiovascular training that will help bring variation to your fitness regime, improve mobility and give you break from weight training.
Incorporating boxing into your weekly exercise regime is a great way to get rid of some of the stress that builds up in our daily lives. Getting that adrenaline flowing in a boxing class is not only the perfect way to punch out those frustrations in a safe and healthy environment but also reset your energy along the way - win, win!
Using hand wraps are a must for every boxer to help protect your hands and wrists inside your boxing gloves. The good news is our friends at Morgan Sports have all the essential boxing equipment available for purchase so you can get your Mike Tyson on in no time. If you are looking for the ultimate boxing session, choose your gloves from Morgan Sports and contact The Body Factory in Sydney for a FREE 7 Day pass and join their Fight Fit class. It’s a high-intensity workout suitable for all fitness levels.
Contact: The Body Factory
5/21 Resolution Drive, Caringbah, Sutherland Shire
Phone: 0404 211 885
For more information visit: www.thebodyfactory.com.au
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are entirely an opinion by The Body Factory and are not recommended or intended as advice to others in any form and do not take into account your individual health, circumstances or nutritional needs. For advice and best practice on training you should contact us or other qualified fitness professional.