Boxing workouts are among the fastest paths to lose weight and maintain over-all fitness. If you’ve struggled in your fight against the flab, here are some boxing workouts that help lose weight faster.
Boxing workouts are effective means to lose weight as they can make you burn around 350 to 500 calories in just one hour. This is because the exercises that constitute boxing training i.e, pad and bag work, skipping and groundwork are all aerobic exercises. The workouts involve repetitive motions in punching and other movements which are supported by the “core” muscles of the body.
Plyometric Circuit Training
Essential to a good boxing workout are plyometric circuits. Plyometric circuit training is designed to meet the demands, an actual fight places on a boxer. Plyometric circuit training consists of the following eight circuits which take two minutes per circuit (the duration of a round in amateur boxing) to complete.
The cardio portion of a boxing workout should be in the form of interval training. A good idea would be an 800 meter interval, which is similar to a three-minutes round of professional boxing.
An essential part of boxing workouts is to condition the body to boxing specific actions, and make them reflexive. Even a runner with a lot of stamina will be exhausted after just a couple of rounds.
Equipment for Boxing Workouts
Punching Bag – since the bag will always be in front of you, it will be motivating for you to exercise more and more.
Speed/Focus Ball – A focus ball or a speed ball we may call it, is an effective equipment in your boxing workout as it allows you to time your punches.