Any kind of active sports will help one to burn calories. Today I want to introduce my most favorite sport to not only improve power and strength but also lose fat: boxing/kickboxing. The common thought about this sport is that it is too tough and arrogant. Well, that is mostly true for professional fighters. However, what I want to discuss today is boxing is used as a training method on my weight loss journey by using boxing techniques and movements to make the cardio more fun , enjoyable and rewarding. With that being said, this post will focus on boxing/kickboxing cardio for weight loss.
If you train at a gym, there are probably lots of equipment available. In my case, I just turn on Fitness Blender – my favorite Youtube channel that has hundreds of free workout videos for everybody. So I will just need to follow their boxing/kickboxing cardio exercises and cost nothing for a gym.
Or you just need to Google and search for boxing workouts, there are plenty of selections for you to choose. And of course they are free!
After a few months of basic boxing cardio with only body weight, I decided to step up my game by also training with a punching bag at home. I purchase a used punching bag for a minimal price from a friend and start practiced the punching workout.
This is a bit more risky than just doing body weight boxing exercises, because I gotta use power to punch and hit the bag. My hands will directly in harsh contact with the bag, thus I don’t mind spending on a pair of boxing gloves to protect my hands and any possible injuries during the training. If you are interested, this website provides a lot of useful information and buying guides on best boxing gloves – which help buyers, especially beginners like me, can easily choose the good one.
Not only upper body but also lower body parts, especially legs and thighs, get the chances to train hard by kicking the punching bags.
With these boxing training, I have noticed a great improvement in my strength and endurance, and especially my stamina has increased significantly after a few months. More importantly, punching hard really helps whenever I feel stressful from work or personal life.
What are you still waiting now? Get up and do some jumping, jabbing and punching! It’s fun and cheeful!