Boxing Workout: Fat-Torching

Boxing is not just a form of self-defense or a combat sport – that would be putting it in a box, no pun intended. It is actually a great fat-torching, high-intensity workout. All you need is boxing gloves, hand wraps, boxing bag, and a jump rope to get started. Most gyms or recreational centers have either a full-length boxing bag or hanging boxing bag. Either type will suffice for the sake of a workout.

Often times, doing the typical cardio, weightlifting, or aerobic routine can get old. Throwing in new workout styles is an effective way to keep you excited and passionate about heading to the gym and it throws your body off. Your body can get used to a workout style quite quickly, making the results less apparent. Throwing in a variety of workouts in your week is a sure way to keep your body burning fat.

A boxing workout is very simple, it is a lot like circuit training. The key is to keep your workout up beat so you remain at a high intensity level. Try eating a light snack or meal before you boxing workout to avoid feeling nauseous.

1. Warm-up
Warm up by running outside or on the treadmill for a mile or two. You want to make sure your body is prepared for the workout.

2. Stretch
After your body is warmed up from the run, be sure to stretch 5 to 10 minutes.

3. Jump Rope
Jump rope is the main ingredient of any boxing workout. Typically, you can jump rope for an interval of 5 to 10 minutes.

4. Boxing
Now comes the exciting time to wrap your hands up and put on your boxing gloves. It can help to do some shadow boxing with just your wraps on. Once you have the gloves on, set a timer for 2 to 3 minutes for starters.

Tip: Play upbeat or motivational music to keep your intensity level high as you are boxing

5. Abs
When your timer starts beeping, hit the floor for some abs. You can do planks, side-plank, bicycle crunches, superman, and so on.

Repeat steps 3 through 5 three times for a fat killing workout.