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Boxing & Fitness

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To answer this question correctly, I’ll first tell you what Boxing isn’t. It’s not about getting angry or “duking-it- out” with an opponent to get even or to hurt him even though it is, to a small extent, that. After all what fighter isn’t in this game to win or to defeat his opponent? But it’s more, much more than that. Boxing is a sport predominately about a concept rarely, if ever, heard known as “disciplined aggression. In the case of boxing, this vigorous and impactful workout can get you into
shape rapidly. Boxing is a reasonably good full-body workout. It covers all body areas and provides a useful balance between cardio and resistance training. Boxing provides you with a full body workout that is guaranteed to get your heart pumping and those calories burning. A two-for- one cardio and strength workout, boxing targets the entire body, says Jessica Matthews, an exercise physiologist for the American Council on Exercise. “In addition to boosting strength and cardiorespiratory fitness, boxing improves a number of skill-related parameters of fitness, including balance, coordination, reactivity, and agility,” she says. And with a potential burn rate of 13 calories a minute, boxing goes head-to- head with other types of cardio like running and cycling. Plan to punch away anywhere from 200 to 400 calories* per half hour. Thirty minutes of boxing in a ring torches 400 calories; 30 minutes of punching a bag burns 200 calories; and 30 minutes sparring with a partner blasts 300 calories,
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