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Lose Weight With Physical Boxing: 3 Useful Tips To Include In Your Boxing Workouts

This is you?

You want to lose weight and have heard that boxing workouts are the best way to shed those extra pounds.

So you ran to the sporting goods store and bought mitts, gloves, and maybe a punching bag for your garage.

But now what? The equipment you bought did not come with instructions. Can you really lose weight boxing at home?

Yeah! This article will reveal 3 weight loss tips that you can include in your boxing workouts, no matter your level and no matter where you train: at home, in the gym, or even outdoors.

Hot Boxing Weight Loss Tip #1 – Technique matters: learn to hit correctly

After 17 years of teaching Authentic Fitness Boxing – over 200 people every week, most of them women, I can share a secret with you. Fitness Boxing students who pay even a little attention to technique get much better fitness and weight loss results than those who just take a punch and laugh. And here’s the best part: it doesn’t take much more effort to do it the right way.

One of my best students, Row, a 30-year-old woman with a desk job, hits with superb technique, and it has paid off handsomely. She has combined boxing training with swimming and has lost over 20 pounds. You can see a clip of her in action on my blog, but the point is that her excellent technique means that she gets much more than most out of every punch she throws. This has boosted her weight loss and her fitness results.

Action Steps – Be a student of good technique. Look up videos online or get a lesson from a boxing trainer (not a personal trainer unless you know boxing).

Hot Boxing Weight Loss Tip #2 – Power Punching: put more of yourself into your punches

Most beginners just punch with their arms. But the arm is really just the “nail” while the hips and core are your “hammer.” Most people would agree that it is the hammer that drives the nail into the target. It’s the same with a good hit. Twisting the hips, driving with the core and rotating the body are your secrets to power punches and burn more calories.

Like a golf swing or tennis serve, the use of the whole body in motion creates the result. Using those larger muscles in your hips, core, legs, and back naturally burns more calories and gets those muscles in shape.

Steps to follow: Since you are going to punch harder, wear proper boxing gloves, wrap your hands around yourself, and clench your fist just before impact. Also exhale as you punch. Commit to your shots and always follow through.

Hot Boxing Weight Loss Tip #3 – Group punches: the more punches you throw, the more weight you lose

While this advice may seem obvious, it’s amazing how many people don’t follow it when doing boxing training. If you started jogging to get in shape, you probably won’t accomplish much if you just go shopping. It is the same for Fitness Boxing workouts. Throwing a jab every 5 seconds is not enough.

Action Steps: Throw your punches in clusters of 3 or 4 in rapid fire. For example, Jab, Cross, Hook, Cross is better than just an occasional Jab. Also, use a round timer (a kitchen timer or timer will do). Work in 2-3 minute rounds, rest, then continue. This is how boxers train. And we all know how fit, strong and lean they are.

Get in shape to fight!

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