There’s a reason boxing is also known as the sweet science. Boxing is about tactics. A fighter needs to make very quick strategic decisions. They need to use their brains as much as their fists. Even more importantly, to quote a beloved film, they need the willingness to go the distance.
At Supreme Body Training, our boxing program is about more than throwing hands. In fact, boxing has a number of health benefits, including:
- After a typical session of boxing, you’ll easily burn more than 500 calories. That’s because boxing is high intensity training, designed to make you burn calories not just during the workout, but for hours afterward.
- Look at the physique of the average boxer. For the most part, you’ll see someone with a good amount of definition and tone and not much bulk. Punching is an action that’s very quick and repetitive, and it produces muscles that are taut. Weightlifting, on the other hand, provides bulk due to slow and controlled movements.
- Boxing is one of the best full body workouts you can find. When you throw a punch properly, you’re making use of your core, legs, hips, glutes, obliques, back, shoulders, arms, and chest. When you punch against resistance, muscles contract with greater amounts of speed and force. That boosts both strength and power.
- Since a punch requires multiple parts of your body to work in harmony, there needs to be a solid connection between your body and your brain. As you practice and focus, you’ll notice increased body awareness and improved coordination.
- Boxing isn’t just a great help physically, but also psychologically. You can reduce or remove lots of your normal stress in an environment that’s safe and controlled.