Boxing classes are now trending as people are coming to the realization that boxing is not just a way to exercise the arms. It involves all parts of the body and even the cardiovascular system. Boxing has so many health benefits and it is also a helps to manage stress and keep you focused. For people that stay in San Diego, there are many boxing training in San Diego that you can avail yourself of. Before going for a boxing class however, there are some things you should keep in mind. They are:
Consistency is important however so it is necessary that you keep training and practicing. In time, your sacrifice would pay off.
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Most parents are concerned about the kind of recreational activities that their kids are engaged in, for good reason. Some have become horrified to see their kids transform into young warriors.
Keyboard warriors, that is.
So they end up not learning how to face people in real life and not know how to defend themselves once they get face-to-face with their bullies. Once their awkward personalities start clashing with the realities of life, a good parent has to step in and get that kid enrolled in self defense classes.
Because sometimes, the best defense against bullies is a solid foundation of martial arts and self defense.
A kid learns how to be independent by discovering the benefits of self defense. He spends time in school away from parents and exposed to potential bullying incidents. If a kid has no other parent or guardian around to stand up for him, he had to “man up” and face the problem head on.
Plus the kid learns better hand-eye coordination.
Knowing how to catch a punch is different from knowing how to duck a punch. Offensive defense becomes an option only when a kid has finally mastered hand-eye coordination. Because bullying gets worse for the bullied if he tries to punch back in self defense only for the hit to go awry.
In situations where the bully has cornered the kid and no teacher/parent/guardian is around, a kid that knows how to fight back becomes less and less susceptible to bullying. The reason is obvious. If bullies only pick on kids that don’t know how to fight back, a kid skilled in self defense gets picked on less and less.
Also, bullies pick mostly on the weak.
Your kid is not as weak as he thinks he is. Self defense classes will prove that fact to him. Stop letting your kid survive in school, teach him martial arts, and watch his inner confidence develop, with a good balance and understanding of what self-defense is.
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Boxing has become an option for individuals in need of a weight loss regimen. It was almost a fad years ago with the rise in popularity of Tae Bo and other fight-based fitness programs. But at the heart of it all is the sweet science. Not everyone may be frustrated boxer. But everyone can see the health benefits that this program can bring.
Mostly the weight lost after completing a program.
So some boxing gyms have started opening up beginner versions of their boxing courses to cater to that lucrative market called weight loss. With some enthusiasts signing up “for research purposes”, it was then noted in the Harvard Heart Letter report how training for an hour can burn as much as 94 calories. Pretty low since the body mass index needed to make it happen ranges around 155 lbs.
If you only burned 94 calories, it meant that the routine for that hour did not include stretching.
This is why, according to the state of Wisconsin’s Division of Public Health, an hour-long routine that included stretching exercises can burn up to 281 calories for the same body that weighed 155 lbs. And they attributed it to the increased heart rate that makes you breathe more - and better since your trainer would most likely chastise you for not breathing properly in the middle of an intense workout.
So how many calories are then burned once you level up to the punching bag?
The same Wisconsin report estimated the number of calories burned per hour at 422 calories for the same 155-pound-guy. If a week-long routine has about 2 hours spent on a punching bag, it would take that same guy to lose 1 lb in less than 5 days. That’s for using the punching bag alone. We at Old School Boxing, offer boxing classes in San Diego, that are guaranteed to burn up-to 750 calories!
So stretching and punching already burned the calories. Wait until your trainer finally allows you to spar with gym mates and see more pounds shed off your weight loss program.
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Sometimes the main thing stopping you from enrolling in a boxing gym is the fear of getting your ass handed over to you. Like you haven’t been in an actual fight before but there are instances when you want to get into a fitness program that you will never get bored with. So chances are you are looking for reasons to finally overcome your inhibitions. Why not go straight to the benefits of joining a boxing gym?
Cardiovascular conditioning may sound like a foreign language to you. But for the most part it’s about making you pant less and breathe better. Other dieters who are not committed enough to this fitness regimen quit after half a session of jumping rope. But the moment you survive even just 1 round of jumping rope, you get the motivation to get another routine done until your trainer may finally let you hit that punching bag.
Once you do the jumping rope routine and the punching bag routine alternately, you realize how your breathing has improved, you don’t feel as bloated as you used to be and you’re quicker on your feet. You pant less while punching that bag. And you start trying double rope spins on the jumping rope routine the way Rocky Balboa did in the film Rocky III.
Be more alert.
This perk kicks in the moment you get more than 1 round of punching with your trainer holding the pads. And there are trainers that will not tolerate slowness. He may not be wearing boxing gloves but the moment you miss one pad, he would hit you back (in a training way) with that same pad that you missed. And you have a head gear to protect you anyway. So no concussion. Just lessons learned about how to keep your eye on your “opponent”.
That held gear is there for a reason - so you will not be distracted. And even if you are distracted, you don’t make it obvious to the person in front of you because you have a match to finish. You want to win. Keep your eye on the prize and you realize how you get distracted less. You improve your sense of focus sometimes to the point of getting hyper-focused. Then your trainer hits you less because you end up hitting his hand pads more.
Not that you will always get into a fist fight or anything. But once you learn how to avoid punches, you know how to avoid one outside of the ring. You can thank your improved alertness for that. As long as boxing will not feed your ego and make you into some condescending prick, then those boxing skills earned will come handy when needed.
This perk only works if you got your hand coordinating well with your eyes. Like you see a punch coming your way. If you have reflexes quick enough to avoid that, you can avoid that. You only retaliate if it can avoid further trouble. Cliche as it may sound, an eye for an eye doesn’t always sound sensible until there is another punch that can be stopped only by another punch.
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