Are you trying to lose weight, gain muscle, and increase your overall athleticism? Boxing is your answer. Bag training can burn anywhere from 200-400 calories per 30 minutes while also providing endless benefits. Before getting into the benefits of supplementing boxing into your workout routine, let’s talk about myths. A lot of people in the fitness industry will tell you cardio for an hour at a moderate intensity is better than a high intensity activity for 30 minutes. This is wrong because with a moderate intensity activity, your body will burn calories slower and recover after the workout quicker. With a high intensity activity, you will burn hot, which means you will burn calories faster and when you are done with your workout, your body will continue to burn calories until you cool down.
Due to COVID-19, boxing at home to stay in shape has grown in popularity. All you need is a pair of gloves and a bag and you are ready to see REAL results fast! Now there are an infinite number of benefits for boxing, but I will provide the main few.
First, it increases your overall cardiovascular health. This is a cardio workout, so it will help your lungs become stronger and relieve the extra stress on your heart by increasing the blood flow in your body. The second benefit is muscle growth. Yes, boxing is a cardio workout, but the motions your body is producing increases the strength of your muscles with every punch. The third benefit is fat loss. As you lose fat due to the high number of calories being burned, you also will be gaining muscle. This may affect the overall weight you lose as you are building muscle, but also leaning out. The last benefit is boxing increases your hand eye coordination. The increase in hand eye coordination can help in any sport and even with your everyday driving.
-Seth at DyeHard