I’m about to head on down for a boxing workout cause my usual training partner is out of action today.
I’ve decided to go and pound the bag instead.
I don’t get to do this as much as I’d normally like cause it’s so much fun and really, one of the best weight loss workouts out there.
So here’s my 3 reasons why boxing is a great weight loss workout!
1) You Get To Work Out Any Frustrations
If you’ve had a bad day or an arguement with someone this is a great way. Simply picture your bosses head on the bag and go to town. The perfect stress reliever without any consequences!
2) Your Heart Rate Goes Through The Roof
Boxing is without a doubt one of the best interval training routines possible that sends your heart rate sky high each and every time.
You go to town for a round or a track length of a song and then have a short rest – the perfect interval training protocol
3) It Works Every Muscle In Your Body
I know that when I box – my lats (back muscles) are absolutely killing me the next day and that’s just the start.
Your abs hurt, your chest hurts, you can barely lift your arms above your head (lucky I don’t have much hair to wash!) and your legs get a workout too if you are punching with correct technique.
When done correctly boxing should be a whole body movement unlike the people you see just throwing handbag punches and using only their arms.
Okay, the clocks ticking, I’m outta here and it’s time to get the gloves on!
If you can’t get to a gym but enjoy boxing workouts then check out this program by my Aussie mate James Kerrison.
He put together a program that you can follow at home – complete with routines to follow – and it works if you’re shadow boxing or working with a partner on the focus pads.
I even use some of his workouts in this program for my clients!