Benefits Of Boxing For Women

A 135-pound woman can expect to burn 350 to 800 calories during a 1-hour boxing session. In comparison, a spin class would result in a burn of 225 to 900 calories, depending on the effort.

Boxing builds confidence that cannot be obtained anywhere else. It is a special kind of trust that you carry with you throughout your life.

Both boxing and spinning classes can fit into your cross-training regimen. But boxing, in particular, has benefits for women that extend far beyond the boxing ring and into other facets of life.

"Boxing helps strengthen our cardiovascular system, but women must incorporate boxing into their exercise regimen for two other important reasons," says Trejo. "One is self-defense. It's always a good idea to know how to protect yourself. The second reason is that boxing creates a confidence that you can't get anywhere else. Life."

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Just as it is not advisable to take a yoga class with an uncertified instructor, it is equally important to do boxing training under the tutelage of a real boxer.

While it may be tempting to start boxing at a local gym, learning the basics from a professional is crucial to preventing injury and maximizing the benefits of fitness. Trejo encourages beginners to get comfortable with discomfort and to wear gloves.

"Be open-minded when trying boxing," he says. "You will feel intimidated and uncomfortable at first, but keep going. You will start to feel more comfortable and confident in boxing after a few sessions as you learn the terminology and form."

What does this mean to you

Strength training and boxing are ideal pairs for cross training and can have a positive impact on your athletic performance. If you are interested in obtaining the physical and mental benefits of boxing, seek the guidance of a trained professional to minimize the possibility of injury.

You should also speak with a healthcare professional before starting a new exercise regimen.

 

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