15 Sep 5 REASONS WHY BOXING IS GREAT FOR FAT LOSS
Boxing is no longer just a workout for fighters. Boxing for fat loss is a fun and effective way to get in phenomenal shape without getting bored. Here are five reasons why boxing is great for fat loss.
1. IT’S A FUN WORKOUT
Loss of motivation is one of the key factors people fail their fat loss goals. When all you are doing is the same long boring treadmill or elliptical workout at the gym your workouts are bound to get boring and mundane…
Boxing is unlike any other workout. It takes skills, endurance and attention. Making the mind work during our workouts is key to avoiding a boring workout.
Boxing is a varied sport that trains your body and your mind. With the combo of cardio, strength, agility and plyometric exercises boxing keeps your mind and body thinking. Boxing is a total body workout that will make you want to come back for more…
2. BURN MORE FAT IN LESS TIME
Another great part of boxing workouts is that you burn calories in less time. As compared to a high intensity interval workout boxing workouts are broken down into shorter interval sprints with minimal rest between each round. These short sprints all the body to work both slow and fast twitch muscle fibers. Allowing for an ultra sculpt cardio boosting, lean muscle sculpting workout that leaves you burning calories even after your workout!
At Fitzone Lab’s Boxing Bootcamp we keep it short and sweet with 30 seconds rest between each boxing round. You can estimate to burn the following calories for these go-to boxing exercises…
Jumping rope can burn around 444 calories, shadow boxing will burn 400 calories and calisthenics will burn around 355 calories.
3. CARDIO INTENSIVE
Everyone knows cardio is the way to go if you want to lose weight and burn fat. But merely getting on the treadmill or elliptical a few times per week doesn’t always do the trick.
While steady-state cardio can help you burn calories the repetitive motion of traditional cardio doesn’t reap the best fat loss results.
Boxing workouts challenge the body like no other. This ultimate cardio workout will engage your entire body. Boxing works the cardiovascular system, while building strength. It has the power to condition the entire body creating a fat igiting machine. Take one look at the body of a professional boxer, and you’ll see an incredibly lean muscle sculpt that is in prime condition.
4. BUILD LEAN MUSCLE BURN MORE FAT
After a few boxing workouts you’ll quickly notice the muscle building factor. Even in a 30 minute session of boxing you can burn anywhere from 500-800 calories. That’s a huge amount in a short period of time. When you combine this with proper diet, it can greatly impact your entire physique.
The movements of boxing techniques allow for the body to sculpt lean muscle while melting away fat.
5. ABS ARE MADE WITH BOXING
Have you ever noticed the washboard abs of a professional boxer? This is due to the twists and turns it takes to throw boxing blows. The movement of your punches begins from the ground and works its way up through the torso, shoulders and even to the arms.
This intense workout engages every part of your body. Making it a great way to target every muscle fiber in the body.
If you want to burn fat, build lean muscle, increase cardiovascular conditioning, boost confidence and overall health then implementing a boxing workout is a great avenue for you!
Checkout our class schedule and join our BOXING BOOTCAMP at FitZone Labs.