Today, boxing is no longer considered an aggressive and violent sport exclusively for men. The perception of this sport has changed thanks to the benefits it has for our bodies.
Practicing boxing minimizes the risk of injury, improves cardiovascular health, releases stress and tension, accelerates weight loss, etc. These are some of the benefits that training to be a boxer offers you:
Release tension and stress
The practice of boxing will help you eliminate the tensions accumulated on a daily basis. Stress can cause discomfort in the body such as headaches, muscle spasms, depression, and discouragement. This type of training helps release endorphins that cause a feeling of well-being and happiness in the body.
Improve your physical resistance
The high-impact exercises that are practiced in boxing improve your aerobic capacity and your circulation. It also affects anaerobic endurance, since most movements are done at high speed.
Improve your cardiovascular health
Boxing practice is done in intervals, that is, three-minute rounds per exercise followed by a one-minute break. This type of training helps improve cardiovascular health, reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, causes an increase in blood circulation, improves the respiratory system, and reduces blood pressure.
Helps define and tone muscles
When you box, your arms, and legs will be more toned and stronger. In addition, it will also improve your muscle flexibility due to the continuous and fast movements that you have to constantly perform.
Work your whole body
Boxing works the body from the feet to the head. When you hit, you work your pectorals and triceps. If you protect the face with your fists, you exercise the deltoid muscle. When you move, you stimulate the quadriceps; and when dodging and attacking, you work the lower back muscles.