Boxing for Fitness: Safe and Fun Workouts to Get You Fighting Fit

Boxing for Fitness: Safe and Fun Workouts to Get You Fighting Fit

by Clinton McKenzie, Hilary Lissenden
     
 

A guide to using a boxer's traditional training regime to reach fitness goals.

Boxing for fitness is a non-contact cardiovascular workout that's safe, effective and enjoyable. It is suitable for men and women of all ages and fitness levels, from novices to cross-training athletes, and it can be practiced at home as well as the gym, so it's easy to

Overview

A guide to using a boxer's traditional training regime to reach fitness goals.

Boxing for fitness is a non-contact cardiovascular workout that's safe, effective and enjoyable. It is suitable for men and women of all ages and fitness levels, from novices to cross-training athletes, and it can be practiced at home as well as the gym, so it's easy to get started. And it's a powerful stress-reliever.

Boxing for Fitness covers all the techniques involved in a boxing fitness program and explains how to tailor it to suit individual needs. Color photographs and illustrations and step-by-step guidance help to ensure good form and maximum benefit. The core elements described in Boxing for Fitness are:

  • Punches and combinations
  • Shadow boxing
  • Skipping
  • Punching bags
  • Circuit training
  • Focus-mitt work.

McKenzie and Lissenden recommend training plans and provide sound advice on safety precautions for older and younger people and those less able. Expert tips explain how to prevent injury.

The benefits of boxing for fitness are many: weight loss, general toning, improved strength and speed, coordination, balance and flexibility. Boxing for Fitness is a comprehensive guide to one of the most effective and fun exercise programs to achieve these goals.

Editorial Reviews

Syracuse Post-Standard
Punching and fitness--sounds like the perfect combination. Boxing for Fitness demonstrates safe, effective and enjoyable workouts.
Booklist Online - Daniel Kraus
This veers dangerously close to a humblebrag, but the book I've dog-eared and marked up most this year is this no-B.S. boxing guide. I've been doing halfhearted boxing training for a few years, but for some reason, this snappy little number has me mixing up my one-two uppercuts and my double-jab crosses with renewed vigor. (The iPod with the Rocky soundtrack doesn't hurt, either.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554079063
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
07/07/2011
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
777,814
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Clinton McKenzie and Hilary Lissenden

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