The sport of boxing is popular and thousands of spectators flock to arenas packed with people to watch its greats compete in intense bouts. Boxing isn’t just a high-intensity, messy sport. The fast-paced movements, the demands on balance and control and the core work required make it the perfect cardio exercise to get you moving and up without having to use the boring cardio equipment that lines modern gyms. Boxing is a great cardio activity for anyone. From cardiovascular health to core strength, and endurance there are many benefits.
Benefits to the Heart and Body
Boxing is an extremely physical activity. It is fast-paced, and you will be constantly moving. This is a great way to improve your cardio while having fun. This high-demand cardio activity will improve your cardiovascular system’s function and capacity.
Boxing is a great way to strengthen your core. All of the strength in a punch comes from the transverse plane, which is generated primarily by your core and obliques. Boxing is a core-intensive sport. All of the punch strength comes from your core and your obliques. Even boxing sessions that focus on cardio will require a lot of punches.
The sport of boxing is easy and fun to learn. All you need are a couple of wraps and the right gym. It is also great for your core, burning a lot of calories.
This post was written by Darryl Johnson, Co-Owner of Apex performance. At Apex performance we are a community of highly trained experts looking to provide performance enhancement and a permanent lifestyle change for our clients in a fun and interactive environment. Members can take advantage of a personal training in Tampa, one-on-one training, small group classes and specialized courses for a wide variety of athletics, sports training and body goals!