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October 11, 2016 2 min read

Boxing can simply be a means of getting yourself into great shape, and it may even be the single most effective way to get fit. It incorporates all aspects of fitness including muscular strength, muscular endurance, speed and coordination, and will allow you to feel better about yourself in a number of other ways, including inspiring confidence, giving you more determination, focus, patience and discipline.

The physical benefits that stem from activities including running, push-ups, sit-ups, star jumps, and punching either a heavy bag or focus mitts will not only make you stronger, they will also improve your endurance, making you go for longer. This will in turn assist you in other aspects of your life that include any type of physical activity. Other physical benefits that stem from boxing training include an increase in speed, coordination and overall fitness. These too will also assist in other aspects of your life, or other sports you may wish to participate in. Boxing training will give you more get-up-and-go, and provide you with more energy when not training, which can lend itself to other aspects of your life, e.g. spending more play-time with your children and family or participating in more active hobbies.

Mental Benefits this includes the development of confidence, determination, patience and focus. Boxing training brings on certain physical changes to the body. It tones, builds muscle, and changes its shape without you even realising. Many people want to look good, and if you look good, you will feel good as a result, which in turn increases confidence. Determination and focus will be developed from a desire to train harder every time you train. The only person you will/ or should be competing with here is yourself. You will want to do more push-ups than last time, throw more punches than the time before, and run longer/quicker than the previous time. Before you know it, you’ll be applying this approach to your everyday life.

Patience is something that will occur based on the fact each time you train you will be realising endorphins, which gives you a sense of calmness afterwards. The more you train, the more patience and tolerance you will apply to your life. This will be beneficial to you in a number of ways outside of training, and will assist with your family and work life (in particular family and work based stresses).

Credits to Marc Barrett Fitness

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