Boxing training - a great way to discover your six-pack

Hi guys

As we hit holiday season, some of you have been asking me about different types of cardio to get in shape for the beach this summer.

The truth is that treadmills and exercise bikes aren’t for everyone. Some of us need something a bit different to get our adrenaline going and to motivate us to keep training. One of the best ways to get a great cardio workout and to burn off that body fat is boxing.

Boxers are some of the fittest athletes on the planet. They’re lean, muscular, agile and fast – all thanks to the training techniques they employ to get in fighting shape.

And the good news is that anyone can follow those same techniques – and get in the shape of their lives.

So why is boxing is so effective?

A few weeks ago I talked about interval training. If you remember, it’s bursts of high-intensity activity which fire up your metabolism, thus burning tons of calories and torching away unwanted body fat.

Boxing is a great example of interval training at its best. Quick fire bursts of punches, mixed up with short rest periods, send your heart rate through the roof and your metabolism into overdrive.

And aside from burning calories and stripping away bodyfat, boxing has other benefits:

  • You get a toned, muscular physique
  • You ease your stress levels
  • You boost your confidence
  • You learn a form of self-defence 

Some people rule out boxing training – they think they’re the wrong size, shape or even the wrong gender.

They’re wrong.

Boxing is for everyone – irrespective of age, size or gender. At AbsolutePT, we’ve got everything from new mums trying to lose their baby weight to city workers punching away the stress of the office. They’ll all tell you that strapping on the gloves and hitting a target – hard – is an amazing feeling.

So you can forget those mammoth slogs on the treadmill. A 45-minute boxing session will burn anywhere between 500 and 1000 calories. And you’ll feel fantastic afterwards.

So give it a try. And if you want to know more about boxing training and how it could work for you, then just drop me a note at this address.

Good luck

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