January 12, 2013

Why boxing is good for women’s fitness

Boxing has been predominantly a masculine game and as such the initial entrants into the league of great boxers were men. Women did not get an equal chance of participating in the game because they were generally considered weak and unable to participate in such tough games. In the contemporary society however with so much activism going around, women have an equal share of participation in what was predominantly a male sport. The popularity of boxing for women has really grown thanks to the promoters who have stood their ground and supported women all the way. Both as a sport and a workout regime, boxing has been instrumental in the fitness programs as evidenced by the many gyms that inculcate boxing workouts in their exercises. The good thing about boxing and its related workouts is that it targets almost all body parts making it a wholesome sport.



Below is a synopsis about how boxing is good for women with a special concentration given to the various parts of the body that boxing helps exercise.


The lower and upper part of the back

This is a very critical part of the body that’s needs lots of exercises especially for women. Back pains are a common problem that is inclined more to the feminine gender than the masculine one. The lower back pains is a problem that is unfortunately on the increase globally and many people have spent considerable amounts of money in treating and attending to such illnesses. Boxing is generally good for everyone and specifically for women because the workouts involved in the sport strengthens and exercises the whole back. It must be remembered that the back is the custodian of the spine which is a critical column in the body of humans. The spine needs constant flexing exercises so that it can effectively execute its mandate as the neurotransmitter. The movements that is characteristic to boxing such as twisting and turning are crucial in strengthening the back. Doing turns and twists while standing on your two feet guarantees you stability build up and at the same time the lower back muscles strengthening.

The arms, shoulder and chest

The arms and the chest are some of the areas that make boxers easily noticeable. The muscles that form these parts are easily developed by the exercises and workouts that form the life of boxers. There are specific exercises that touch on these body parts those women boxers stand to benefit in boxing workouts. One of the famous exercises done by boxers is punching. Alternatively known as jabbing within the confines of boxing; punching helps in the development of specific type of muscles known as triceps. These muscles unless exercised in the context of boxing, may be very difficult to exercise elsewhere especially for women because they are not exposed to such circumstances where punching may be required. In this exercise, the women get an intensive workout for the chest and the shoulders every time they engage in jabbing.

The abdominal region

Women amongst all people have a tendency of accumulating fat around the abdominal region. This fat accumulation can reach unhealthy levels which need not be the case if boxing workouts are adopted. With boxing, the muscles that surround and define the abdomen are continuously being activated. The isometric contraction of the transverse which is the deep abdominal muscle and the isotonic workout of the entire superficial muscles and the rectus abdominus are very critical to the whole fitness program. The twisting turning, weaving and ducking motions help in the strengthening of the entire abdominal muscles a state that lead to absolute fitness of the region. The reason why the abdominal muscles work out is important for women is due to the fact that during pregnancy, women need to have their muscles strong to help carry the baby for nine months. If not fit, this can be a real problem and even cases of miscarriage can occur.

Butt and legs

The good thing about boxing is that it gives you a wholesome exercise; no part of the body is left unattended. Having discussed the others above, now it is time to consider the leg workout. The boxing movements of weaving and ducking are very instrumental in exercising the inner thighs which are also known as the abductors muscles, the hamstrings, quadriceps and calves. The butt also gets a fair share of the exercises in a manner that the gluteals which are the butt muscles shape up and tighten instead of handing loose.

Author Bio: Jason Phillips wrote this amazing article. He is a great blogger and trying to reach new heights with his passion and hard work.



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