Put On Those Boxing Gloves
Posted by Nancy on May 02, 2010
A new sport has come to town and it is attracting a lot of enthusiasm. Boxing is actually not a new sport at all, but one that has been around for a very long time. The increased enthusiasm, however, is quite new. Young people, middle-age people and even some older people are finding that this sport delivers the kind of enjoyment and exercise that they were looking for in a physical activity.
One of the many benefits of learning to box is the inner strength that can be derived from this sport. It offers a unique balance of physical strength, stamina, defined muscles, mind control and plain old fun. It also happens to be a fantastic workout and one that can burn up to 1000 calories if you happen to get good enough to find yourself in a boxing match. If not, no worries, it will still provide many benefits that will make your time well spent and worthwhile.
If you are a beginner at this sport, you will need to equip yourself with a good pair of boxing gloves. Look around and find the style and fit that you will be most comfortable with. There is a wide variety from which to choose and prices range from about $25.00 for a pair of leather speed bag gloves up to
just under $200.00 for a pair of amazing Protex 3 lace-up training gloves.
If you have a sparing partner at your beck and call, that is terrific. If not, you can get as much exercise and expend as much energy as you want by using a punching bag or punching dummy. The benefits are obvious. They are ready whenever you are and they do not throw any punches back. They also come in a variety of styles and prices and one can be found that will fit the bill for you.
If you are looking for a great way to stay in shape and to improve your physical and mental abilities it may be time to try the sport of boxing. Many people have done that very thing and are so glad that they did.