Today is boxing day at DPM – the Lilyfield and Observatory Hill morning groups both got in a nice little boxing workout this morning.
And with that in mind, it reminds me of something that I came across a few years ago.
Did you know that it takes 30 minutes to burn off 2 slices of pizza according to a Harvard study a while back?
Which makes our little sessions a good way to burn off some pizza action – and anything else for that matter.
Now for me, I knock off way more than 2 slices – polishing off a large one by myself isn’t exactly a massive stretch.
Not ideal, but it is what it is.
Luckily I work out!
Anyways, the boxing as you are no doubt aware is a great way to work pretty much every muscle in your body when you do it properly – i.e. using your hips to power your punch.
That way it’s just not your arms getting tired.
Then we throw in the other exercises as part of the workout – like some targeted legs and midsection action and BAM you have a pretty good all round hit out (no pun intended).
I get that boxing isn’t for everyone.
Some people don’t like the idea of hitting things, while on the other hand, others find it very therapeutic.
You can literally beat the tripe out of some focus pads (or me) and there is no consequence.
You get the stress relief and the exercise endorphin boost and you feel better.
That’s a win-win any day of the week.
And if you can’t join us in person, you can always do a shadow boxing workout at home.
I cover some of this in my Short ‘N Sweet book.
What’s your favourite boxing action?
Combos? Jabs? Power punches? Uppercuts?
I like the power action at the chest personally.