Boxing benefits are not just for boxers

Unfortunately, the word ‘boxing’ might conjure up some graphic images of gory fighting and bloodshed. We have Hollywood to thank for that. What I’m talking about here is boxing training. It’s not about gratuitous violence. It’s about taking advantage of all those boxing benefits to add another dimension to your fitness routine.img_0858

Boxing has been around for years and years. It has never taken the fitness industry by storm like some of the other fitness trends. It has, however, been a constant presence in gyms around the world. And there’s a good reason for that.

ESPN assessed more than 60 different sports to determine their different degrees of difficulty. This study focused on the athletic skills required by each sport. The most difficult of all? Boxing.

At Tighten Up we love to introduce our clients to boxing benefits. Boxing exercises are a favourite in HIIT and other forms of training. Why? This list of boxing benefits explains it all…

Boxing benefits that you will love…

  • Boxing enables you to simultaneously work on your strength, speed, power, agility, endurance, and hand-eye coordination.
  • Enjoy improved cardiovascular health.
  • Boxing enables you to burn more calories to lose weight.
  • This is a fun way to improve your fitness. (Especially when compared to mindlessly running on a treadmill!)
  • Discover enhanced whole-body strength. Boxing engages your upper body, lower body, and core muscles for a whole body workout.
  • Develop your gross and fine motor skills.
  • Develop faster reflexes and reaction times.
  • Improved physical coordination and balance will help prevent injuries.
  • All exercise is meant to combat stress. But let’s face it: taking it out on a punching bag is much more satisfying and cathartic! This is definitely one of the boxing benefits that we all need from time to time…
  • Improve your body composition. In other words, decrease your fat and increase your muscle mass.
  • Achieve the body shape of your dreams!

Don’t you want to experience these boxing benefits? Come to Tighten Up for expert guidance in this effective fitness regime!