To the uninitiated, boxing may look like nothing more than two guys trying to punch each other out. The truth, though, is that the Sweet Science involves two pugilists locked into an athletic chess match that requires physical and mental precision, plus the resolve to keep pushing themselves until the bell rings. Even if you have no interest in actually getting up in front of a crowd and boxing, the sport has five benefits that should make it attractive to just about anyone.
Boxing Works Your Core like Nothing Else
Everyone wants washboard abs with toned obliques that they can show off at the beach. Like most people, though, you’ve probably done countless sit-ups and all kinds of other ab exercises that simply haven’t paid off.
Come to Alliance Training Center, take one boxing class and prepare to feel your abs burn like nothing before. That’s because you can’t throw a single punch without your entire core going to work. The harder the punch, the harder your abs have to work. It’s no coincidence that experienced boxers have absolutely ripped midsections.
You’ll Burn Calories Like Crazy Too
Along the same lines, you won’t find many fat boxers out there. It’s very, very difficult to keep love handles, a turkey neck or other trouble spots when you box regularly. Again, part of the reason is because of how hard you work your abs.
That’s far from all, though. Boxing will also test your cardio more than most of you have ever felt before. Your arms will get toned simply from having to hold them up for an entire round. Just about every muscle in your body is going to be chewing through calories and you’ll see the results in the mirror and on the scale.
Comradery Is Built In
Unlike some athletic activities, you literally can’t box by yourself. Sure, you can hit the bag, but you need to regularly get in the ring to work the pads and do some sparring.
We’re not going to lie to you – boxing will not be easy at first. But even though it’s a sport for individuals, you’ll soon become part of our Alliance Training Center family. You’ll actually look forward to coming in and boxing with your friends, making it less likely that you’ll back out or give up.
Punch Away Your Stress
If you work a job that pumps you full of stress all day, you need to find an outlet. Stress can literally take years off your life, but it also makes day-to-day living unnecessarily painful as well.
To put it simply, start punching things and you’ll feel that stress melt away in no time.
Boxing Builds Confidence
We’re not advocating you begin walking around with a chip on your shoulder or looking for a fight. That’s definitely not what we’re about here at Alliance Training Center.
Still, knowing how to defend yourself is important. It’s also a fantastic way to build self-confidence in practitioners of any age. We teach Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA at our gym, which are all great ways to defend yourself if necessary.
Boxing is also a great tool for self-defense. Knowing how to throw a punch correctly, much less combinations, can end a fight before it ever gets started. Again, hopefully you’ll never need to use it, but even if you don’t knock an attacker out, landing a solid left hook to the liver will show them how overmatched they are.
As you can see, boxing is a lot more than just throwing punches. People from all different backgrounds regularly box for just as many reasons. If you’re interested in getting started in this amazing sport, give us a call at (619) 425-0888 and we’ll happily answer any questions you may have.