Boxing can burn your calories fast

Let’s face it –  when we talk boxing, the last thing that comes to mind is looking good. In fact, we think bruises, blue-eyes, broken ribs and so on. A very select amount of people will think shape, fitness and have all sorts of positives to say about it.

Boxing is indeed an intense sport, I doubt anyone can argue that. It’s about speed, movement and strength to name a few. Boxing is also not just about your hand movements and how you throw those jabs, your entire body needs to be involved.


Boxing burns Calories

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According to Antonio Valverde; It is both an aerobic and an anaerobic workout. This is no surprise because boxing consists of high intensity rounds that pushes your body to the limit. When your body enters the Anaerobic space, it uses everything it has to keep up and that there equals to your calories burning fast.

Expects say: Half and hour (30Mins) spend in a ring can burn 400 calories from a 65kg weighing person, while punching a bag for the same amount of time can burn 200 calories.

Other Benefits

Boxing keeps you on your toes, both physically and mentally. It is a wonderful sport in terms of technique, you need to be on your toes to throws those punches and move away quickly. You also need to be completely focused throughout to make sure that none come your way.

Also, to get the most out of your punches you need to control your breathing and position your body properly to get the most out of every punch. With boxing you are guaranteed to get the shape you’ve dreamed about in no time.

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The Biggest Loser Challenge

Anyone remembers The Biggest Loser Challenge? of course you do! For those who never saw the show; “The show features obese or overweight contestants competing to win a cash prize by losing the highest percentage of weight relative to their initial weight” (Wikipedia)


Biggest loser challenge

A lot of people like the show, in fact some so much that they couldn’t help but start their own Biggest Loser challenge. We found this to be so much better than having a gym partner, because we are all competitive in nature and competitions usually push us to the limit.

We going to tell you all about it so you can grab friends, family and colleagues to join you.

A few steps to get you started:

scale weight challenge

Step 1: Gather a group of friends; this can be your close circles or colleagues depending on who you are comfortable with.

Step 2: Set up rules – nothing is as annoying as rules made up along the way. You want to make sure that everyone is fair, and no one is cheating or disadvantaged.

Step 3: Set a price –  everyone has to contribute towards the price, whether it’s winner takes all or there’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. This must happen before the challenge begins, people will put in as much effort as they have invested towards what they are doing.

Step 4: Record everyone’s weight; Record on the day you start.

Step 5: Let the games begin. Note down everyone’s weight daily and have them calculated at the end of each round. You want to review and give prices weekly, that way everyone is always pushing and competitive.

Your Challenge Formula

Here’s a formula you can use to calculate the percentage: (Remember the winner is determined by the weight percentage they’ve lost)

% = Weight lost / Original weight X 100

E.g. if Matilda weighed 80kg originally and now weighs 75kg (lost 5kg)

5/75 x 100 = 6.67%

The one with the highest percentage for round wins.

Victory, success

Who said keeping fit and losing weight doesn’t have to be fun?

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