STEP INTO THE RING fOR YOuR NEXT wORkOuT BOxING Is THE A-LIsT wAy TO kNOCk OuT sTREss ANd sTAy fIGHTING fIT
A wHOLE BOdy BOOsT Greg says that boxing can have the edge over more traditional cardio, such as running, because it is an all-over workout. Explaining why boxers are some of the fttest athletes he has ever worked with, he says: Boxing requires optimal strength and power for punching. It also requires strength endurance to maintain punching power and cardio-respiratory endurance to sustain high-intensity activity for three-minute rounds and recover between rounds.
Then there’s the hand-eye co-ordination and skill to hit and avoid being hit. You do not even have to be in the ring just practising the moves will boost your all-round ftness. TONING uP If you are looking to tone up, then boxing can do this for you, too without the worry of looking too muscly. Greg says: The use of Above: Pippa Middleton says she leaves on a highafter a boxing workout. Below: Ellie Goulding sings the sport’s praises for improving her stamina GLOvE sTORy Model Gigi Hadid loves to box at New York’s Gotham Gym pads and bags means you can improve strength and power of the upper body and core.
And because of the strength endurance nature of boxing, you won’t necessarily increase in size, but you will certainly improve muscle tone, giving you great shape without the bulk. GOOd fOR THE MINd Of course, the benefts of boxing aren’t simply physical it can help shake of negative emotions in a safe environment. Boxing, like all exercise, improves mood and elevates selfesteem, says Greg. It’s also a great way to relieve stress and expend some of that pent-up energy, anxiety and frustration which builds up in our busy daily schedules. But before you unleash those fsts of fury, it is vital to get some professional advice on the correct way to position your hands, angle your body and support your wrists to prevent injuries.
ellie Goulding likes to box with her personal trainer, but for most of us regular boxing classes are an easy way into the sport. if you have a few friends, you could even book your own instructor. professor Whyte says that the social element of boxing is one of its main draws. Boxing is a group activity that you can enjoy with friends. combined with the variation in physical, mental and skill aspects, it is easier to maintain motivation long term. Basically, boxing is a great workout no matter your level of skill.
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