What’s the first thing that pops in your mind when you think of boxing? Gloves? A jab and a cross?
Boxing is so much more than just putting on a pair of gloves and throwing a few punches. It’s one of the hottest combat sports in the world AND the most fun exercise out there (and no, that’s not the bias talking). But boxing isn’t just for the Muhammad Ali’s of the world. It's a workout that anybody can master. It doesn't matter if you prefer sparring or the bags, Coke or Pepsi, dogs or cats - you get the point - everybody can enjoy boxing and all the perks that come along with it.
So champ, let's go...10 REASONS TO TRY BOXING ➡
#1 FULL-BODY WORKOUT
Not only does boxing work the upper body, it engages every one of your muscles - making it your ideal full-body workout. When you're in a proper boxer stance, your weight shifts as you push against the ground and power through the strike. Boxing works the arms, core, back, and legs - you name it, boxing works it.
#2 INCREASES MIND-BODY COORDINATIONYour body and mind are constantly working fist-in-fist when boxing. Not only are you physically in the game, you have to mentally be in the game - concentrating on your form, balance, the next combo, and your next movement. This challenges your body and mind in a fun & positive way.
#3 BOOSTS CONFIDENCEBoxing helps you realize just how powerful you are. There’s nothing better than throwing a punch and feeling the impact of your own strength. As you bring the heat all the way to the Rumble round finish line, you prove to yourself jab after cross just how badass you are.
#4 IMPROVES CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTHBoxing is a HIIT, aerobic exercise that engages your whole body and levels up your endurance. This paired with the rapid movements of boxing gets your heart pumping right and lowers the blood pressure and risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.2
#5 HELPS BUILD COMMUNITYRumble offers a group fitness approach to boxing. First timers may glove up next to Rumble pros, but we strap up and Rumble together. Whatever your fitness level, the vibes in the room are decidedly inclusive and positive. At Rumble, everyone in the room is your biggest hype man. It’s a great way to meet new people and make friends, building a solid community in and out the studio.
#6 IMPROVES BALANCEBoxing consists of quick, reflexive movements that require arm, leg, and core coordination. The fitness pros say that this coordination decreases the risk of falling and improves balance.3
#7 TEACHES DISCIPLINE
You know what they say - practice makes perfect. If you want to hit like a pro, you have to be consistent in your training. Between training, mental concentration, and physical conditioning, you build a discipline not only for boxing, but for life. Jab, cue the anthem...
"HOW YOU FIGHT IS HOW YOU LIVE."
#8 HELPS FORM A STEADY WORKOUT REGIMENWe get it, keeping a steady workout routine can be hard if you get bored doing the same thing over and over again. Boxing is full of surprises. Every combo, movement, & reflex is different than the one before. It's a fun way to stay in shape and gets you looking forward to your workout, making it easier to stay on regimen.
"Boxing is cathartic. You can personify your problems, put them on the bag, and knock them out. It's an amazing way to defeat stress," Jess says.
#9 BOOSTS YOUR MOOD
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), like boxing, releases endorphins, serotonin, & dopamine - all the stuff your body needs to get you feeling gooood. According to Noah Neiman, Rumble Boxing Co-Founder, that’s why boxing has such a mass appeal. “It helps you take out your aggressions… and releases all these endorphins when you hit those punches." 1
#10 IMPROVES STAMINAYou're always on your feet and engaging your muscles when boxing, even between the rounds. Both boxing and strength training are great examples of metabolic conditioning (MetCon). MetCon improves both the aerobic and anaerobic system, AND improves your overall stamina. 3 knockouts, 1 fight.
Boxing isn’t just any other workout, you'll reap allll kinds of rewards from head-to-toe. Give it a try at Rumble Boxing and experience all the boxing benefits paired with all the benefits of HIIT, MetCon, and strength training. Mix them all together and you got yourself - dare we say it - the most epic workout of all time.
So champ - you ready to hit stuff?
See you on the bags,