If you are bored of your regular crunches and push-ups, you can now add variety to your home workout routine with boxing. Boxing is not only fun, but it also helps toss many calories. It works on the major muscle groups of your body and helps tone them. And if you are looking to lose weight from your upper body, boxing can be just ideal. Of course, it will require you to catch your breath and break your sweat, but to consider the massive amount of calories it burns, it is entirely worth. Kickboxing also helps you lose weight and get toned.
When going through this routine, you need to keep in mind that you should never punch in a full range of motion and always keep your joints soft. Doing this will not only protect your joints from any injury but also maximise the number of calories you burn. Also, ensure that you keep your core tight while you perform the pulling and pushing motion.
There are numerous other benefits of boxing which include:
- Development of strength and flexibility
- Improved mental agility and stamina
- Increased confidence
- Promoted fitness and well-being
- Reduced stress
- Excellent self-defense skills – here are 15 self-defence exercises for women
- Increased blood circulation and oxygen flow to the body.
This workout requires no gloves or punching, and you can simply do it with the help of a set of light weight dumbbells. So, hit play and get ready to punch it off.
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Published: February 25, 2016 1:11 pm | Updated:March 3, 2016 10:51 am