Boxing

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Boxing

Whether you’ve seen a boxing match or not, it’s clear that boxing is a hardcore workout. Each move works multiple muscles in the body, leaving you with a full body workout every time.

What is virtual boxing online?

You don’t have to be in the ring to get a great boxing workout in. You don’t even need a punching bag. Shadow boxing is the term for boxing without any equipment. It’s typically used to prepare a boxer’s muscles before heading into the ring, but it can be just as challenging.

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Benefits of virtual boxing

Boxing, even virtually, requires you to punch, bob, and weave. The benefits of this type of exercise are highly varied for this reason.

  • Increased muscle strength in multiple areas of the body
    Between throwing jabs or hooks and bouncing, you’re working your arms, shoulders, back, legs, and core.
  • Better agility
    Bouncing around forces you to think quickly on your feet, increase foot and ankle strength, and move faster than normal.
  • Improved hand-eye coordination
    One study found that trying to hit a target, even if you’re shadow boxing, can better this connection.
  • Better balance
    When you’re constantly changing positions, your body is forced to work harder on helping you balance.
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What equipment do I need?

You can shadow box with no equipment at all, but if you want to go the extra mile, here’s what we suggest:

  • Dumbbells
    Shadow boxing with even light dumbbells in your hands immediately increases the challenge.
  • Jump rope
    Cardio is a key part of boxing. You need to be fast on your feet and able to bounce around for minutes at a time. Warming up by jumping rope is the perfect way to get your body ready to box.
  • Gliders
    Gliders are great for both your abs and arms—two important muscle groups in boxing. Gliders can be used tons of different ways, all of which force different muscles to be used.
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Is boxing right for me?

If you relate to any of the bullets below, boxing would be a great workout for you.

  • You’re looking for an aerobic workout
  • You want a full body workout every time
  • You want to increase your speed and agility
  • You want a workout where you are mentally engaged

Excited to get boxing with your personal trainer? Book a FlexIt Virtual Personal Training who specializes in it.

Trainers who specialize in boxing

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Danni Alderson

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Edwin Henriquez

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Richard Robinson

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Marsena Bowers

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