Your Boxing Questions, Answered – Boxing Facts, Boxing Information, and Boxing Tips 🥊
Boxing is hitting its stride. Boxing as a sport is gaining popularity thanks to events like the Jake Paul v. Floyd Mayweather boxing match and boxing fitness classes are becoming super popular. But people are not very well informed about boxing, particularly boxing as exercise. They imagine that boxing = a Rocky/Gleason’s gritty boxing gym filled with guys, but the truth is that boxing has rehabbed its reputation. (Even celebrities are picking up boxing fitness in droves. Gigi Hadid has started boxing and Justin Bieber is known to box for exercise, too.) In this article we’ll do our best to correct all misinformation about boxing. Let’s dive in!
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Answers to Boxing Questions – Facts About Boxing
Although the popularity of boxing is skyrocketing, people still have many questions about boxing, and we’re here to answer your every boxing question and provide boxing info, boxing facts, boxing tips, and anything else you could wonder about boxing as exercise and boxing as sport. Here are some questions about boxing fitness that people ask in our boxing studio in Denver.
🔸 What is boxing fitness?
Boxing fitness is a workout in which you have your own heavy bag and perform combinations of punches and defensive movements for the purpose of exercise. Boxing fitness is different than boxing as a sport. In boxing fitness, you do not spar with other people or get hit.
🔸 What are the benefits of boxing?
Boxing is an intense cardio workout that uses muscles in your arms, legs, and core. Most of your power comes from your core and legs, but your arms get plenty challenged because you have to keep them up to guard your face. Boxing teaches you a skill that is particularly useful for self-defense. The punches and defensive moves from boxing are part of all other forms of martial arts, so learning boxing gives you a groundwork to learn all other forms of martial arts. Boxing has many positive effects on your body. Boxing also improves your confidence and coordination.
Most importantly, boxing is fun. A fun workout is a workout you can stick with, that will help you reach your fitness goals. Learn more about the benefits of boxing.
🔸 Why should I try boxing fitness?
Boxing fitness is a form of cardio that is a full body workout. Just one three minute round at our Denver boxing studio can leave you exhausted and drenched with sweat if you go all out. If you don’t want to take it that far, you can take it down a notch. Boxing fitness is super fun! It is more fun than similar workouts like running on a treadmill. Boxing is also great at relieving stress. Boxing also has lower injury rates than people realize.
🔸 How does boxing compare to other workouts that are similar?
Boxing has several benefits over similar cardio workouts like running on a treadmill and spinning. First of all, boxing is more fun in our opinion. Would you rather hit a bag or run? Hitting a boxing bag is inherently enjoyable. That is one major reason we chose boxing fitness as a primary part of our boxing workout at Worth The Fight Boxing Denver! Also, when you do boxing or boxing fitness, you learn the skill of martial arts. You build up your ability to defend yourself. People tend to think boxing has high injury rates but it is actually lower than man comparable workouts, including running. Also, boxing is one of the best workouts for stress relief. If you box properly, you will also activate more muscles while boxing than you would while running or cycling.
Boxing is a really fun underappreciated form of exercise. It has many benefits over more traditional forms of cardio exercise like running. Sign up for information about our boxing fitness classes in Denver!-WORTH THE FIGHT BOXING & fITNESS STUDIO
🔸 Does boxing build strength?
Boxing fitness is primarily a cardio workout, but at Worth The Fight’s downtown Denver workouts, we incorporate boxing fitness as well as strength training to make sure you are getting cardio and strength in every class. In the strength portion of our Denver workout classes, you will train like a boxer. You will become tough and strong. Delivering an empowering workout in Denver is our #1 goal!
🔸 Is boxing a full-body workout? It looks like you mainly use your arms.
Boxing fitness is a full-body workout, contrary to popular belief. The power for your punches comes from your legs and core. Your arms only deliver the blow. But your arms get plenty of work, too. Boxing uses more muscles than other cardio workouts. If you’re in Denver, we invite you to come try a class at our downtown Denver boxing gym and we will show you boxing is full-body! You will feel it tomorrow, we promise.
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🔸 Should I try boxing?
Yes you should try boxing. Boxing is really fun and boxing fitness (i.e., hitting your own heavy bag not sparring) has lower rates of injury than people usually think. Boxing strengthens many muscles and boxing teaches you self defense. Boxing is empowering and stress relieving, too. Sign up to try a downtown Denver boxing class with us!
🔸 Is boxing safe?
There is risk with any sport or physical activity but boxing fitness (hitting your own bag, not sparring) is safe and even boxing is safer than people realize. One study found that people thought boxing was the most injury prone sport but in fact it was not even in the top 10 in terms of injury.
🔸 What does boxing do for your body? How does boxing affect the body?
Boxing affects your body is many positive ways. Boxing is good for fat loss, cardiovascular health, increased endurance, and improved mental state.
1) Boxing is good for your cardiovascular system.
Boxing improves your endurance, which leads to weight loss as well as blood pressure control. This also leads to a reduction in the risk of type II diabetes and heart disease. Boxing is not just hitting punching bags. It also incorporates other forms of cardio training such as running and jumping rope.
2) Boxing helps you lose weight and burn fat.
Boxing on a heavy bag for 60 minutes burns 400 to 700 calories. Boxing burns fat and increases muscle mass which can lead to a lower weight. Sustained cardio exercise can boost your metabolism and lead to fat burn.
3) Boxing leads to improved endurance.
As you improve your cardio health, you can pump more oxygen and blood to your muscles. This makes you able to exercise for longer without getting tired, which allows you to pursue goals that require extra endurance, like doing a triathlon or maybe just keeping up with your kids. It is also great for your overall health.
4) Boxing is good for mental health.
Learning to box will give you more confidence. That is one reason at our Denver boxing club our focus is on empowerment. Whaling on a heavy bag and pounding out complicated combinations makes you feel ready to take on the world. Boxing also improves your coordination.
5) Boxing is the best workout in Denver.
Just kidding. There is no such thing as one best workout. It depends on individual factors and goals. However, boxing fitness is definitely a great workout that is fun and empowering. Get more info on our thoughts about what is the best workout in Denver.
🔸 Is boxing good for fitness?
Boxing is GREAT for fitness. Boxing is a full-body cardio workout that activates muscles all over your body, especially your arms, core, and legs. One 3-minute boxing round with proper boxing technique is enough to leave you a puddle on the ground, and then you realize you have many more rounds to go. But if that is too much for you, you can always go slower to calibrate to your pace. In between rounds at our boxing class in Denver, you will do active rest like squats or lunges, so you are keeping your heart rate up and pushing yourself the whole time. Boxing will get you in great aerobic shape but it also builds up strength in your legs and core. Boxing is a great complement to workouts such as CrossFit or HIIT. (Read more about our thoughts on CrossFit in Denver.) It has the added benefits of teaching you a skill and self-defense.
We hope this article helped answer your questions about boxing fitness. If you want a workout that is complementary to Orangetheory Denver, CrossFit Denver, or spin classes in Denver, we have the answer for you: try our boxing fitness and strength training workout in Uptown Denver! Get 7 days of boxing fitness at WTF Boxing Denver for $29!