If you have ever watched a boxing match then you have seen the type of shape the majority of boxers are in. Most boxers were not born this way and have dedicated long hours of training to get in the kind of physical condition they need to ply their trade. Using the same training techniques the average person can lose weight and increase their metabolism for long term health gains.
Boxing training is relatively new to the mainstream fitness industry. While boxers have used these methods for years, it is only recently that the average person has begun to use and see the benefits of this type of exercise program. The great thing about using a boxing program is that it provides a total body workout including aerobic conditioning, resistance training, flexibility and balance.
There are aerobic boxing training classes that are innovative variations of sparring, power punches and defense techniques to increase cardiovascular health and fitness. By learning the proper techniques for punching and kick combinations trainers are able to create intense workouts that increase strength and confidence.
For those new to the boxing workout routine it may look unusual the first time you see it. When first starting, the combinations of jabs, hooks, crosses, uppercuts and blocks are performed on an imaginary opponent which means you will be throwing punches in the air. As you get better you will move to punching bags, mitts and sparring.
One of the big benefits of boxing training is the amount of calories you can burn during one workout. In one hour you can burn anywhere from 400 to 600 calories or more. During this time you will also maintain a heart rate around 65% of maximum which is the optimal rate to burn fat or 75-85% of maximum which is the optimal range of cardiovascular training.
Boxing training classes will also help to improve your speed, reaction time and strength along with flexibility and reflex actions of the muscles. The repetitive and constant movement of the arms and legs while doing the workout will build strength and power among all muscle groups. You will also build joint strength as well as balance and coordination from the consistent movements.
These days many fitness and personal trainers are recommending boxing lessons as a training choice for those who are beginners as well as regulars to fitness training. It can be customized to fit each person’s fitness level which allows them to see consistent improvements in both physical condition and weight loss over a period of time. You will see positive results with boxing training as the workouts increase aerobic and muscle condition which both lead to a permanent increase in metabolism. Combined with a healthy diet this type of training is a great way to lose weight, tone up and keep those pounds off.
For more information about our one-on-one individualized training programs see Sandro Flores (Owner) or John Homerick (General Manager).