Finding the motivation to pick yourself up from off the couch to exercise is a daunting task for most. Just thinking about the laborious one-hour session to come is already a difficult thought. We all know exercise is good for our bodies, yet it is oftentimes extremely hard to convince ourselves to move.
The biggest problem that exists is, that there is simply no love for exercise. That’s the biggest hurdle, for if you love what you do, it’s rarely a chore. And you are actually excited to work out.
Why are you not in love with exercising, you ask? Perhaps you just haven’t found the right workout that engages you physically, mentally, and spiritually. Well, the right workout may just be one that fans of this sport call ‘The Sweet Science.’
Boxing is one of the most fun, engaging, and effective workouts you can try. And if you haven’t tried it yet, it could potentially be a game-changer for you in terms of overall health and fitness. Give it a shot, head down to the boxing gym and you might just fall head over heels for the sport.
Then, just maybe, you can find the motivation to get in shape.
Here’s how boxing may be the sport that will make you fall in love with exercising.
1) It’s easy to pick up and learn
From the ancient Greek civilizations first lifting up their fists in play, to the glitzy glamorous lights of the Las Vegas strip, boxing is one of the oldest martial arts disciplines in human history. Traces of boxing have been around since the 3rd millennium BCE.
As such, the knowledge and tradition of boxing have been passed down from generation to generation. Today, boxing is a martial art streamlined to be easy enough to pick up and learn for the average person.
It’s so easy to start. You will learn so much in even just the first few sessions. Discovering how to throw your first basic punches, and understanding the important role defense plays in the whole equation — these make up the foundation of your training moving forward.
2) You’ll get better with practice
As with all sports and every martial arts discipline, the more you spend time in practice learning both physically and mentally, the better you’ll get.
Boxing training is one that repays those who put in the time and effort. The more you practice, you’ll start to notice really sharp improvements in your technique. The best part of it all is that there are just so many things to learn.
Most people practice boxing their entire lives and are still picking up new things on a daily basis. This consistent learning journey is what keeps you hooked and wanting to learn everything. In this way, you’ll fall in love with not just exercising, but also with mastering your craft.
3) You’ll make new friends
One of the most important aspects of boxing is the social factor. Boxing is essentially a solitary sport, one that forces you to connect to your inner being and discover your own physical and mental capabilities.
In contrast, training has you constantly engaging with partners during sparring sessions, mitt sessions, and even shadow boxing. Working with partners is an essential component of your development as a boxer. In time, these partners soon become your closest friends.
Throughout training, you’ll experience learning together. And in your advancing skills, you’ll bear the responsibility of teaching each other new techniques. Teamwork is a core value of martial arts.
Furthermore, having fun while training with friends makes the entire learning experience more enjoyable. Sharing various moments together, learning the ‘Sweet Science’ and mastering the craft are memories that you will keep.
Lastly, you’ll discover like-minded people who share the same journey as you do, and this helps in keeping you hooked to training.
4) It will help you lose weight fast
Boxing, beneath all else, is one of the most effective workouts available. If you’re looking to lose weight and get in shape fast, boxing training can take you from where you are now, to where you need to go faster than any other traditional workout can.
It is both an aerobic and anaerobic workout that enhances your cardiovascular strength and endurance. It engages the entire body, from the arms and the legs, right down to the core and those all-important fast-twitch muscle fibers that are rarely worked out in traditional fitness programs. The bottom line is that boxing will get you in the best shape of your life quickly and effectively.
So if you’re looking to get in shape this year, you might want to give boxing a try. The results will keep you coming back for more.
5) It’s dynamic and fun
In boxing training, no two workouts are exactly alike. It changes ever so slightly to keep you hooked on training, and you learn something new every session. The dynamic nature of boxing workouts keeps practitioners constantly engaged and interested in the training at hand.
The sport itself has been around for centuries and has been practiced for various reasons such as self-defense, sport, and of course, leisure. Boxing was eventually acquired by ancient Greece and became a well-loved and developed sport enjoyed by the people. It was first introduced as an Olympic sport in the 23rd Olympiad in 688 B.C.
There’s a reason why people keep coming back for more, and it’s because boxing is just so much fun. And the fun factor will no doubt make you fall in love with exercising.
So if you’ve been looking for a way to fall in love with exercising, give boxing a try. Sign up for a complimentary trial class at Evolve MMA today.
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