Why practice boxing? Our 10 reasons!
In addition to being able to hit an opponent with agility and force, training with a punching bag has a long list of benefits.
Boxing stimulates the brain: the mind, strength, temperament, respect, calm and determination.
You are right! Boxing is good for your physical and mental health. Here are ten reasons to practice English, French or Thai boxing .
Boxing is one of the most complete contact sports. Whether you are an amateur, competitive or professional boxer, or you like savate or Thai boxing, you will have to hit in the face and in the torso, with a very coordinated footwork to be able to kick (at least in some types, as in French boxing, Thai, kick boxing, MMA …) It is a sport that allows you to strengthen muscles while developing precision, self control, self-confidence, agility, combat techniques, strategy and mutual respect ( Back blows are not allowed!). To beat your opponent, you also have to be prepared to dodge the blows.
Boxing allows you to define your silhouette: when you are in group boxing classes, you will work your muscles more than in a session in a fitness room. Boxing and martial arts allow you to sculpt the body, lose weight and have an athletic body.
Therefore, boxing makes you lose weight: in one hour of boxing, more calories are burned than in one hour of swimming.
It is a very complete cardiovascular training: boxing and mixed or Asian martial arts (ju jitsu, kung-fu, karate, aikido, judo, taekwondo, K1, Krav Maga, Viet vo dao, etc.) stimulate the physical condition and the cardiac capacities.
It is a sport to let off steam: you can get rid of stress and channel your energy against the punching bags. You will increase the feeling of well-being and relax your body.
In a high-quality muscle strengthening program : all muscles are strengthened at the same time, from the glutes to the quadriceps, through the abs and the arms.
If you do boxing in a gym, you can learn self-defense , to be able to respond to urban aggressions. Punching (with the right, left, hooks, direct …) and kicks (the low-kick or the front kick ) will allow you to better manage conflicts.
Boxing is a social discipline: women’s and men’s boxing are open to everyone. Its practice is cordial and adapts to the physical condition of each one: it is a means of socializing.
A mixed sport: there are more and more women who practice sports.
A tactical sport: training in a club or a gym requires explosiveness, but also physical and cognitive qualities to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the opponent. You always have to hit where you need to!
Have we already convinced you to sign up for a boxing class? All boxing clubs require you to carry the proper sports equipment.
The main item … is the boxing gloves!
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