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Boxing for Personal Trainers

Fitness boxing for personal trainers & fitness professionals.

There’s a reason why most personal trainers & boot camp instructors run boxing fitness workouts - it gets results! When you look at the perfect athlete, chances are you thinking of a world class boxer. Boxers are the epitome of fitness. Visualise a boxer: rippling muscles with a low body fat percentage.

I think every personal training client would be delighted to have a boxer’s physique.  According to an article published in NBC news (Ayuda, 2018), boxing has come in at number 1 in the top 8 fitness trends for a fitter 2018

Weight loss

Boxing pad training engages the mind and body to work in unison. Your mind and body are interlinked.

 Your body responds to your thoughts of the conscious and subconscious mind by using new boxing pad combinations your client is alert, contemplating and concentrating on the punching combination. When you’re walking, cycling, jogging or lifting weights normally, your conscious mind slips into an inattentive mindless rhythm normally training at once pace.  Punching boxing pads improves your hand and eye coordination, reflexes and fast twitch muscle fibres.

Hand and-eye coordination can be improved by using boxing pad reflex drills with your client and can help develop physical dexterity. Engaging the mind & body while exercising has shown to increase the memory.

 A great aerobic & anaerobic workout

Whenever a large amount of muscle groups is engaged in quick bursts of energy expenditure, eg HIIT or interval training the heart and lungs are called upon to perform at a very high rate this could be achieve be incorporating boxer’s footwork drills with boxing pad drills.

With a sport such as walking or running, one has to push themselves to perform at an intense rate. But with boxing, the mere activity itself will soon have the heart and lungs pushed to the max.

Boxing for Personal Trainers 

 You can use boxing as an EPOC workout.

EPOC is the acronym for excess post-exercise oxygen consumption. What it means is that you burn more calories when your workout is finished for hours after a workout, as well as improving a drastic increase in a person’s VO2 max (maximum aerobic capacity).I

Increases Muscle Strength  

If there were any doubts in your mind about the cardio benefits of fitness boxing, those will be quelled within seconds of starting your workout. But don’t be fooled. Fitness boxing is an incredible resistance workout as well. It engages a variety of muscle groups at once, training the brain to use your muscles in unison. Weight machines tend to isolate one muscle group at a time.

 While fitness boxing will tone the entire body, the core muscles will be especially strengthened. In order to throw hard punches, you need to have the muscles in your abdomen and back fully engaged at all times.  Having a strong core is imperative for good posture and protects athletes from injury

 Reduces Stress

  All exercise triggers that release of the hormone dopamine, which causes a feeling of well-being. But boxing in particular allows you to release any  pent-up feelings of stress or anxiety, which can lower your blood pressure and help you to sleep better.

 Finally, fitness boxing boosts confidence in both men and women. Being strong, stable on your feet, having quick reactions, excellent balance, and killer stamina, are all traits that make us feel in control and ready to take on any challenge. If you’re ready to progress to a new level of athleticism, then fitness boxing is the activity that will take you there. 

  Garry Wasson is the director of Excel Self-defence & Blue Cattle dog boxing he is the developer of Elite Fitness Boxing Trainer which is anationally approved online & face to face fitness boxing course for fitness professionals.

Reference. A yuda, T. (2018, January 5). The top 8 fitness trends for 2018. Retrieved from https://www

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