All The Deets On Why Boxing Is One Of My Fave Workouts a.k.a. Get The Most Bang For Your Punch!

All The Deets On Why Boxing Is One Of My Fave Workouts a.k.a. Get The Most Bang For Your Punch!

If you have been following me for quite some time now, you know that I’m extremely regular about Tuesdays & Sundays being my boxing days (No, not the day where I go shopping & empty the stores because I can’t control myself around sales. I’m talking, the day I punch & kick away at a bag for an hour long & get one of the best workouts ever!)

I started taking boxing this past summer, hoping that it would be a good way to help me cope with my anxiety & I haven’t looked back since. I’d heard a lot about how boxing could help release frustration, anger & negative emotions (& it definitely made sense to me), but I was always skeptical about trying because I didn’t think I’d be strong enough to get through an hour-long class. So I held back.

But, after a month of being really committed to exercise & beginning to realize what an impact it was having on helping improve my mental stability & energy levels, I took my chances & tried boxing.

I won’t lie, it definitely requires strength, speed & agility, hand-eye coordination & cardiovascular endurance. And it’s safe to say that I didn’t start out with all (let alone, any!) of those skills. I built them over time. I always say: YOU GOTTA START SOMEWHERE!

Boxing is great for so many reasons & plays a huge role in WHY working out has really changed my life for the better.

  • It builds cardiovascular health & endurance, without feeling boring or burdensome. Boxing is actually so much fun that you hardly find yourself staring at the clock & before you know it, time is up!
  • It’s a full-body workout! It engages your upper body, lower body & core! It’s the perfect mix of muscle-building, strength straining & cardio. To get the most bang for your punch, you need to put your whole weight behind it, engaging the legs, hips, abs, back, shoulders & arms, making sure they work together in one controlled & smooth motion. This helps support & stabilize posture in the body.
  • It improves hand-eye coordination, which is crucial to reflex & reaction times in all walks of life. It teaches the body & brain to act as one & in turn, your brain teaches your body to move more efficiently.
  • It’s a great way to blow off steam, reduce stress, sweat out frustration & cope with anxiety. The adrenaline rush & endorphins released help boost mood & energy. This is one of the primary reasons why I can’t get enough of it. As you guys know, anxiety is something that I deal with daily. Although it has gotten better in the past few months, it’s still a part of my life that I promised myself I would NEVER deny or repress, especially after years of internalizing so many of my emotions & refusing to face my realities. Boxing has really helped keep me grounded, improve my mental stability, taught me to find alternative ways to face & deal with my emotions & encouraged me to continue pursuing my fitness goals not for physical reasons, but more so, for my mental health.
  • It helps tone & define the muscles because the exercises are done at high repetitions.
  • It feels empowering & boosts self-esteem & confidence.
  • Since you’re using so many muscle groups, you generate greater energy consumption, which boosts metabolism.
  • It’s a guaranteed SWEAT SESH!

Shoutout to Mindie Salonin for giving the best boxing classes out there! Legit don’t know what I would do without that woman! <3

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1 thought on “All The Deets On Why Boxing Is One Of My Fave Workouts a.k.a. Get The Most Bang For Your Punch!”

  • I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO BEGIN BOXING!!!!! especially because even though i do not love this body at all in the slightest, i want to be able to one day begins to first love what this body can DO. and i think boxing is a phenomenal place to begin. 💙💙 thank you for sharing. it’s motivated me immensely.

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