Boxing training will improve your strength, endurance, anaerobic threshold, aerobic ability, explosive power, balance, flexibility, and agility. Combat sports such as boxing teach you to survive and as a bonus you end up with one hell of a body.
Boxing workouts are the most effective workouts you can do.
Don't believe me? -- Ask anyone who has ever done one.
Don't believe them? - Look at all the Tae-Bo boxing videos that have hit the market and the number of personal trainers incorporating boxing into their programs.
Think that's a fluke? Look at any good boxer's physique.
The boxer's physique should be all the proof you need. Of course, those bodies don't come magically. It takes work and dedication to become conditioned like that.
Still not convinced? Then maybe ESPN's panel of experts can convince you that boxing is the toughest sport on the planet.
How to Box's boxing training will not only get you in the best shape of your life, but will also teach you boxing skills, drills, and techniques you can use to defend yourself or use to start turning yourself into a boxer.
The Importance of Drill
I'm a soldier and in the Army we drill everything. We practice things over and over and over until we can do them with our eyes closed in the dark under stress.
You know why? Because in battle, we do not have time to think. We must act decisively and appropriately for any situation without hesitation. Drills ensure that happens. When you repeat something enough, it eventually happens automatically. You no longer have to think about what to do. Your actions become instinctive as your muscles and reflexes react lightning fast.
Another benefit of drills is their calming effect. Battle is strenuous and stressful and if you've been in a boxing ring or fight, then you've experienced that surge of adrenaline. Drills help alleviate some of the stress by making you more confident. You don't have to confuse yourself with wondering what to do, because it's all ingrained in you - you know what to do.
Boxing Specific Training
Boxers have unique requirements in order to survive in the ring. Boxing workouts are the ultimate workout because they incorporate aspects of pretty much every other workout available.
- They require extreme anaerobic endurance in order to fight hard for 2-3 minute rounds
- They require a finely tuned aerobic system in order to lower your heart rate as close to normal resting rate as possible within a minute inbetween rounds
- They require the kind of strength and muscle a resistance or strength training program provides
- They require the explosive speed and power of a plyometrics program
- They require the boxing skills provided by a comprehensive boxing skills development program to compete in the sport.
All of this plus the boxer needs the knowledge and ability to fuel his or her body correctly taking into account the principles of boxing nutrition.
I can't promise you that I can turn you into a championship boxer on this site, but I can promise that by following the How-to-Box System and training regimen that you will be in the best shape of your life and you will learn a thing or two about boxing.