30-somethings who are looking to get in shape but don’t know where to start should seriously give boxing a try. If you’re among the many who want to take control of their health and fitness, and most of all have fun and try something new, then boxing may be the way to go.
Despite the common misconception that martial arts is a young man’s game, starting your boxing training in your 30’s is an amazing idea. First of all, you’re never too old to start boxing. It does wonders for your physical fitness and athleticism because it’s such an intense and effective workout.
Furthermore, boxing is a simple and easy martial arts discipline to pick up that people of all ages are very welcome to give it a try. Once you master the basic fundamentals, training becomes such a joy and it’s much easier to get from the beginner stage to the advanced level.
Don’t be discouraged by the undertaking, you can definitely take training one step at a time. If you’re in your 30’s and you’re still on the fence as to whether or not to give boxing training a chance, we’ve come up with a few reasons for you to pick up those boxing gloves and start punching.
Today, Evolve Daily shares five reasons to start boxing in your 30’s.
1) It’s never too late to take control of your fitness
Everyone can benefit from a little exercise here and there, and boxing training definitely offers a whole new world of fitness. Specifically for people in their 30’s, boxing training is an important ingredient to health and wellness. It will make you feel years younger and bring back that youthful exuberance you once had in your 20’s.
One of the best aspects of boxing training is that you can actually go at your own pace. Techniques are pretty easy to pick up and learn, while mastering certain moves takes years of practice. Some people spend a lifetime perfecting all the techniques. You can go your own speed and progress at your desired pace.
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If you care about your health and wellness, starting your boxing journey in your 30’s is super important. It will get you into the best shape of your life quickly and can help you maintain your fitness quite effectively. We’re not saying it’s going to be easy, because nothing good ever is. But it’s a satisfying journey you’ll love to traverse.
2) Harder, better, faster, stronger
Talk about getting in the best shape of your life, boxing will wind the clock back a few years and bring you back into your physical prime. Yes, you may be out of shape now, but things will change rather quickly.
Those in their 30’s looking to lose weight and get fit, boxing is the perfect martial art specifically for this purpose. Boxing is both an aerobic and anaerobic workout, which develops your cardiovascular strength and endurance in a big way. It also burns loads of calories per one-hour session.
The result is not only extreme weight loss but also supreme conditioning. You’ll end leaner, meaner, stronger and faster than you’ve ever been. You’ll also become a much better person not just physically, but mentally as well.
— Evolve MMA (@EvolveMMA) December 8, 2018
Just a few sessions training in boxing and you will already feel the difference. Boxing works out the entire body, and soon, both the scale and the mirror will showcase the massive changes brought about by training.
3) Learn self-defense
The most important reason to start boxing in your 30’s is, of course, to learn self-defense. It’s the main objective of every martial art. Learning how to defend yourself physically from attacks is so important in this day and age.
The knowledge of self-defense is important for everyone, no matter the age or gender. Self-defense is an often overlooked skill in today’s society but is of utmost importance. Knowing how to defend yourself and how and when to act in certain situations is very important.
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Boxing gives us the ability to diffuse and deal with physical confrontations the proper way. Real physical threat is a tricky thing to deal with, and with the knowledge of self-defense, you’ll be able to make critical decisions in high-pressure situations. When faced with danger from a physical attack, knowing what to do in the heat of the moment is crucial.
Furthermore, you’ll also gain the ability not just to defend yourself, but also to defend others who don’t have the same knowledge and skills but are in need of assistance.
4) The most enjoyable workout
Compared to other traditional workouts like going to the gym, boxing and martial arts, in general, are definitely more enjoyable. In fact, many claim that training in martial arts is the most fun you’ll ever have working out.
Hitting the heavy bag with your most powerful punches, working the double-ended bag and showing off your punch accuracy, and learning to time the speed bag is such an enjoyable and satisfying experience. There really is nothing quite like it.
— Evolve MMA (@EvolveMMA) June 7, 2019
One of the reasons why it’s so much fun is that boxing training changes constantly. Nothing ever gets repetitive and you’re constantly learning new techniques. Boxing training is incredibly diverse, which is also the reason why it’s so addicting.
It is actually common to see people with huge smiles on their faces when training. Although training can be hard and trying at times, the fun you’ll have will offset any of the challenges.
5) Make new friends
Boxing training takes place in a class setting, where you train with practitioners of the same fitness and skill level. 30-somethings who want to meet new people and make new friends can build strong and lasting relationships with their gym mates during training.
You’ll spend so much time working and training with each other, that you’ll get to know each other very well. You’ll understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and help each other improve and get better.
The martial arts journey is not a solitary one. Those you meet during your boxing training will become your comrades. As a middle-aged adult, meeting new people can be a fantastic proposition. It’s better to meet people in the boxing gym than it is at the bar anyways. It’s certainly better than Tinder.
The relationships you forge in the boxing gym will last a lifetime, and you’ll always want to keep coming back to the gym to spend more time with your new friends.
So what are you waiting for? Get in the gym today and give boxing a try!
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