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Get Fit with Boxing

Boxers are amongst the fittest athletes of all sports. They are super fit, super fast and generally have the greatest bodies. Boxers are often lean with chiseled and defined muscles and carry very little body fat, making their bodies physically strong and very appealing.

Not only can training like a boxer drastically improve your fitness and physical appearance, irrespective of your current physique level, but it can also equip you with street smart skills and get you into fighting form — just in case.

Boxing routines are aimed at conditioning the body as a whole and do not focus on one specific form of fitness. A boxer's workout will give you a great cardiovascular workout, necessary to keep boxers fit in the ring. It will also get your muscles stronger, necessary to pack some power into your punches, as well as harder and more defined, necessary to protect the body from impact. The result: a super hot, super toned and super fighting-fit body.

During the cardio training portion of a fighting fit program, a variety of sparring techniques are used to build speed and accuracy. These include jabs, kicks, power punches and other exercises to keep you fit and on your toes. In addition to these fighting techniques, boxers also do a lot of cardiovascular work, the most common routine being skipping and speedball sparing which helps increase their agility and general fitness.

You will very seldom see a boxer training in a gym or on the traditional strength machines. Instead you will see them jogging, skipping, and performing exercises that require pushing their own body weight. These exercises include sit-ups, crunches, and push-ups, which are among their favorites.

An hour's boxing workout can help you burn anything from 300 to 500 calories. A boxing workout is generally more effective than simple old treadmill running, and you are teaching your body vital skills that may help save your life one day. Or at least, save a few bumps and bruises.

To get your body fighting fit, join a boxing class at your local gym. A class will provide you with a fun way to work out and it is also a great opportunity to meet new friends. Join up on your own or take a buddy along and you'll soon discover why boxers have such great bodies.

Author: Dimi Ingle.
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