Boxing is one of the most effective ways to get a whole body exercise, lose weight and get fit. So if you are looking for an exercise regimen or sport to lose weight and tone your body at the same time, boxing could be just right for you.
Weight Loss Essentials
If you want to lose only one pound per week, you need to burn 3,500 calories more than you obtain which translates into cutting 500 calories per day. Theoretically, this can be achieved through dietary changes alone but if you are looking for results that last and tone your body rather than only lower those numbers on your weighting scale, you should combine low calorie diet with regular exercise. Any kind of physical activity is a good choice but obviously, some are more effective than others.
Boxing and Calorie Burning
Boxing is one of the best ways to get rid of those pounds and keep them off for good for two reasons. Firstly, it requires a constant motion to avoid the opponent's punches and throw some yourself. This keeps your heart rate up which is essential for calorie burning and subsequently, weight loss. And secondly, boxing involves intense workout requiring huge amounts of energy which again, translates into burning calories. The amount of calories burned during one session depends on intensity of the workout, style of boxing and your weight but you can expect to burn at least 350 calories per hour of boxing. However, weight loss tailored boxing classes can help you burn over 600 calories, more than enough to get rid of one pound per week.
Tone Your Body, Build Muscles and Increase Basal Metabolic Rate
In addition to helping you lose weight, boxing also helps you tone your body and build muscles. But not only those in the upper body like many people erroneously think. Boxing also requires strong core and lower body muscles, enabling you to tone your body while losing weight. At the same time, building muscles leads to increased basal metabolic rate (the amount of calories burned for the normal functioning) which in turn further promotes weight loss.
Have Fun While Losing Weight with Spencer Oliver
To lose weight and keep those pounds from returning, it is crucial to stick to your exercise routine. For the very same reason, it is of utmost importance to actually enjoy your exercise regimen. Spencer Oliver's boxing classes are therefore designed not only to help you reach a healthy body weight and get fit but also to provide fun and enjoyment. And when you see the first results, you will enjoy your sessions even more!