5 reasons boxing is the exercise you need to get in shape

5 reasons boxing is the exercise you need to get in shape

5 reasons boxing is the exercise

1. You Can Burn Up To 1000 Calories In a Single Session

In order to lose weight or lower your body fat percentage, you have to be in a calorie deficit. A calorie deficit is when the calories you eat are less than the calories you burn. Boxing, is the perfect exercise that can help you get there. Burning up to 1000 calories in a single session, it allows you to reach that state in a fun and productive manner.

2. Provides A Full Body Workout

Contrary to popular belief you don’t throw a punch with your arms alone. In fact, your entire body starting from your feet to your shoulders are used while hitting a perfect punch with proper technique. Hence, making it a full body workout. Boxing with the right technique will help you build the core that you always desired, while also working your full body.

3. It’s A Form Of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

Boxing workouts are a form of high intensity interval training which help you build and retain muscle due to the explosive and powerful nature of the movements involved. A high-intensity workout like boxing will help you lose body fat and at the same time retain muscle. Whereas a low-intensity steady state cardio (like distance running) which might lead to loss in muscle mass and strength.

4. Relieves Stress

Boxing is also a great stress reliever and helps you focus better while improving your day-to-day performance. Keeping stress under control along with getting the right nutrition is the key to maintaining your fitness in the long run.

5. Keeps Boredom At Bay

Are you bored of running on a treadmill? Are you confused about what workout will benefit you the most? Here’s something that will refresh you. Boxing is a kickass workout which works each and every muscle group in your body and keeps you on your toes (literally). An intense boxing session will ensure you don’t get bored and will leave you breathless, wanting for more.


Rahul Kaul is the founder and boxing and strength instructor at BoxFit. He has trained in boxing in south America and is a crossfit level 1 and crossfit gymnastic level 1 instructor. Website: www.boxfit.in

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