IMG_6348Stress Relief

Physical activity is a known stress reducer; runners experience the phenomenon of a “runner’s high” following a session, and boxing is no different. When you box, you reduce stress by hitting your zone and focusing on the technique required to throw a perfect punch. Outside stresses are put to the side when you step inside the ring and in the hours after a tough workout.

When you are doing something you enjoy that’s challenging and fulfilling, you become naturally happier. This is amplified when participating in an activity like boxing that you can continually improve upon.

The benefits that you will see,
Weight loss, increased agility and coordination, muscle tone and greater fitness all result from boxing. Many people think that boxing is all about the arms but it is actually a cardio work-out for the whole body. It’s especially good for toning your bottom and quadricep muscles, which is perfect for women who want to lose weight around their bottom and thighs as part of an overall reduction programe.


There’s no need to worry about bulking up. Boxing is very much a high repetition work-out so you’ll see tone rather than muscle. It’s also very empowering and people really get pumped up and stuck into it during the moves. While it’s not a self-defence lesson, by the end of the first class, you should be able to throw a solid punch.

Note: All exercises have a 1-minute rest between rounds as per the period given between rounds in an actual boxing match.

2: Confidence
Possessing the skills to look after yourself gives you a significant amount of confidence. Contrary to popular belief, boxers typically do not seek confrontation. Their skills and confidence convey an inward belief that there is nothing to prove. If you have nothing to prove, you will be less compelled to prove it.



However, if boxers needs to protect themselves in a self-defense situation, they will be more adept at finishing things quickly and cleanly, due to heightened confidence levels and skill.

When someone is confident in the ability to defend themselves physically, this often translates to a psychological benefit of self-contentment and peace of mind.

Boxing is the ultimate sport for countering stress, in my view. The combination of strength training and aerobic work provides the best of both worlds in
terms of feeling a muscular pump and stimulating the cardiovascular system – both of which enhance psychological well-being.
After a hard day, hitting the heavy bag for 5-to-6 rounds serves as a tremendous stress release. Boxing (particularly concentrating on the focus mitts) enhances the ability to relax, which helps keep the boxer calm and poised under pressure. In this sense, boxing might help one to manage their life more efficiently.



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