When it comes to fitness we are beginning to move on from simply going to the gym and standing on a treadmill, staring at the wall and running for an hour. People are now looking for a bit more excitement and variety in their fitness regime. In the last year or so there has been a large increase in the amount of people taking up boxing as a form of training as it gives you a full body workout as well as enabling you to get rid of some of the pent up aggression you might have after a day at work. When we talk about boxing training we also don’t necessarily mean sparring and getting hit in the face then going in to work looking as though you’ve been in a fight, we just mean using a punch bag for upper body strength and skipping for core stability. Here are a few great boxing exercises to get your fitness level up. If you are looking for fitness equipment pay a visit to RDX Sports.
A great full body work out, go to your local boxing gym and enquire about circuit training, half way through it you’ll wish you hadn’t started, your entire body will be in pain. The idea of circuit training is to move through many different exercises that you do intensively for around 1 minute each. The exercises include step ups, squats, push ups, chin ups, sit ups, weights and skipping.
A great work out for your shoulders, chest, back and upper body strength as well as being the best stress reliever you will ever find. A standard exercise at the gym will be to punch none stop for a minute on a punch bag then have a short break and repeat again. It is a great form of strength training, very enjoyable and very tiring.
Core Strength & Stability
One of the key areas when it comes to exercise is your core strength, this means exercising those stomach and back muscles that are the basis of your strength and stability. By doing regular sit ups, exercises on medicine balls and skipping it decreases the chances of getting back problems and also improves your ability to perform at a high level in sport.
These are only a few example of the kinds of exercises you can do at a boxing gym, there are hundreds more that can be used to make sure you keep your workouts interesting. You can also learn boxing/punching techniques whilst you are there which can be used as a form of self-defence should you ever find yourself in a situation.