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What does cardio boxing do?

Feb 12, 2019

Cardio boxing is known by many different names. You might know it as boxercise, fit boxing or body combat. All of these names refer to the same thing, a kind of rhythmic exercise which uses boxing movements to give you a whole body workout. Using core tenements of boxing training and adding in some fast-paced HIIT principles, you get a fun and engaging workout that can be done almost anywhere.

Living a sedentary lifestyle will soon become one of the biggest killers, more so than smoking and drinking. Sitting down at a desk all day might help you to pay the bills, but it is destroying our bodies and our hearts are suffering the most. Quite simply, most people aren’t getting enough cardio exercise. Thankfully, there is a solution to this. You don’t need to worry about getting to the gym every day. You don’t even need a specialist space to workout as you can find boxing workout videos online that you can try right in your own living room. Here’s what you can expect from cardio boxing...

Improve your heart health

Cardio boxing is a fun and engaging way to get your heart pumping. Most cardio boxing workouts will involve intense bursts of movement followed by a short rest period. This might mean punching the air in front of you as hard as you can for 30 seconds followed by a 10-second rest period. This kind of workout is a great introduction back into exercise because you can do exactly as much as your body will allow. If you need to take a slightly longer pause, you can.

Tones your entire body

Cardio boxing doesn’t just work your lower body like running, it’s a whole body workout that can be done anywhere. Your own body weight is all you need to get an effective workout, so no worrying about getting the right equipment or joining a fancy gym. Your body is the equipment and the world is your gym, so no more excuses! This is ideal for people who travel, as being away from home can derail their routines, but if you are able to fit in a workout anywhere, you never need to skip a workout again.

Lose weight and feel powerful

A lot of people go into cardio boxing classes to lose weight, but this soon becomes a secondary goal. Cardio boxing is an empowering workout that will make you feel physically and mentally strong. While many people do report losing weight and being in great shape while following a cardio boxing workout regime, this often becomes secondary to the incredible mental boost you get from realising your full potential.

Teaches you to stay in the moment

Boxing is as much about mental strength as physical strength and this principle is carried on through cardio boxing. You learn to recognise the difference between when your mind tells you to stop and when your body tells you to stop. Over time, this mental acuity can help you to better handle stress, be more mindful and be more present in your everyday life. Not bad for a simple workout class.

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