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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