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What are the benefits of introducing Boxing into your fitness lifestyle?
Over several years of coaching Clients coming into boxing think they are in the best shape of their life. This may actually be true and the client may be a physical marvel, but after a boxing session they question if they are in the best shape of their lives. This is normally due to the client feeling exhausted, sore and beat after an hour of boxing training.
Let me put your mind at ease and tell you that you are not out of shape. Instead you are using different muscles that you aren’t used to using very often. If your arms feel heavy after punching for ten minutes straight? No worries, there are fast twitch
muscles that aren’t being utilized during your regular workout. Perhaps your calves on fire after five minutes of straight jump rope? That makes sense if you’re not used to using a jump rope.
Your exercise progress is going just fine setting aside certain days focused on specific muscle groups to work on like leg day, arm day, back and shoulders. In order to improve in boxing I would recommend adding a boxing cardio day, MMA cardio day, or a day that you focus on explosive muscle or
fast twitch muscle exercises. Those would be exercises focused on a fast thrust or burst of force like a boxer throwing a quick punch.
Trust me, if you think throwing punches for an hour will make you sweat, you
couldn’t be more wrong. Try punching with proper technique. that will utilize your entire body to throw punches, bob and weave, and dance around the ring.
If you are ready to learn proper punching technique and how to properly protect yourself and body, then I challenge you to say that fight training is not a great work out. This is Roman Cano, your boxing coach with VFF encouraging to take your fitness to the next level by switching up your routine to include boxing training.