Boxing: a complete sport
English, French or Thai: boxing is a sport with many variations. Whether with hands or feet, boxing is accompanied by clichés, regardless of its variant. "It's a sport for gangs", "It's just for throwing punches without thinking", or "Frankly, it's a sport for boys only". At DanceFiber, when we hear this kind of cliché in any sport, we jump out of our chairs!
Boxing is a sport that is becoming more and more democratic. Originally a street sport, this combat sport has made its way into the world of sports, and into many fitness centers. So, yes, there are more gentle sports than boxing. If you want to be gentler, yoga or Pilates will be more suitable.
Despite its violent aspect, boxing is a sport that requires a lot of rigor, a lot of technique and above all a lot of mental strength. The rigor of the training and the technique of the gestures will avoid injuring yourself just by giving a blow (yes... it would be a shame).
Boxing is a complete sport that works all the muscles of the body. It develops coordination, strengthens and tones the muscles, trains the heart, helps with weight loss... and at the same time, on a mental level, it develops concentration, improves self-confidence and reduces stress.
But how does the training work?
Each training session is different: it varies according to the level, the physical condition and the club. Most of the time, we can find this:
A warm-up: skipping rope, joint warm-up, and shadow boxing (boxing in a vacuum to prepare the muscles for punching and to review dodging)