Boxing For Body & Mind

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Any sport and physical activity is good for you, but boxing especially can bring out certain qualities that you never knew existed.

 

I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’
— Muhammad Ali

Boxing And The Mind

Everyone has their own personal opinions when it comes to boxing. Some may see it as a brutal sport where two people attempt to inflict as much damage as possible onto the other, but some see it as the art for what it is. Boxing is no easy sport, in fact it is officially the hardest sport in the world ( official announced by researchers ) and those that undertake it either professionally, amateur or weekend warrior have chosen a discipline of the highest value.

Boxing training can bring out traits that you didn't know you had, it will force you to dig deep and then dig even deeper. You must allow yourself to take your body to places its never been before and force your mind into a new way of thinking.

This new way of thinking is taking you past what you once thought was hard, we are in a new world now. A world that contains blood, sweat, pain and hard work. Your mind is no longer thinking about what you had for lunch or what the kids have been up to, it's now you vs you!

You will end up adopting an 'anything is possible' mentality after you have been through some true boxing training because if you can make it through this, you can make it through anything.

I could feel his muscle tissues collapse under my force. It's ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm.

I could feel his muscle tissues collapse under my force. It's ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm.

Boxing And The Body

Boxing training can be, the be and end all of your training goals. With so many variables you can make adjustments based on whatever your goals are. You don't have to fight or be a pro boxer to reap the benefits of this type of training. Depending on what you are trying to do and achieve will determine your training program.

A professional could train up to 2/3 times per day were if you are looking just to get fitter and drop a few pounds hitting 2-3 sessions a week could be all you need.

Boxing can help you 

  • Build strength
  • Lose weight
  • Increase flexibility 
  • Improve fitness levels
  • Increase power
  • Improve memory function

There are many more elements that boxing training can do for you but remember you are also learning a new skill. Any new skill takes practice, dedication and a longer commitment. This is not a short term journey, but a life long endeavour that sees you change in both body and mind for the better.

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