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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