Benefits of Boxing for Fitness

Benefits of Boxing for Fitness

Boxing has recently increased in popularity as an effective way to stay fit, healthy and maintain weight. You might think that boxing is a sport only for those looking to compete or for self-defence. Although, it is true there are some elements of sport and self-defence in boxing. Boxing as exercise is primarily focussed on having a great workout, that improves your cardio fitness, power and strength. But what are the benefits of boxing?

The benefits of boxing:

  1. It’s fun and engaging

The greatest benefit to a boxing workout is how it continues to be fun and engaging. Boxing requires your complete attention and therefore makes the workout fly by.

  1. Improves body muscle strength

When we perform a punch we incorporate the muscles of the entire body, including the lower limbs, the core muscles and of course our arms. Therefore when we complete our boxing workout, we are improving the muscle strength of the entire body.

  1. Improves heart health

Boxing is often performed with at a high intensity. This sometimes referred to as high intensity interval training (HIIT). Moreover, this form of exercise elevates the heart rate to a high level and is linked with a decreased risk of heart disease.

  1. Aids weight loss

High intensity boxing training has shown to be an effective method in expending high levels of energy and therefore is useful in decreasing body fat and improving body composition.

  1. Aids stress management

Research has shown that involvement in boxing as exercise is a proven healthy method for managing stress.

  1. Lowers blood pressure

Performing a high intensity boxing workout lowers the blood pressure in individuals with Hypertension and consequently is great for your heart health.


  1. If you have a chronic health condition such as heart disease, asthma or diabetes, please consult one of our helpful Accredited Exercise Physiologists before engaging in a boxing exercise program
  2. If you are a beginner to boxing, please consult one of our Accredited Exercise Physiologists and they will teach you the proper boxing technique


Prepare for boxing workout with Pivotal Motion

If you require a physiotherapist Brisbane to develop a boxing exercise program, or just would like to find out more about yourself and what a talented everyday physiotherapy provider can do to help, get in touch. Feel free to call the Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy team on 07 3352 5116 or book online for a hand today!

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