Anyone do a boxing workout for stress management?

  1. I'm trying it out soon. Will let you all know how it goes if anyone is interested.
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   JustKeepSmiling
    Hmmm maybe this would be good for me!
  4. by   vintagemother
    I should do that!!
  5. by   pugmom79
    I figure for weight loss and stress management, it should be good!
  6. by   springchick1
    I have! I loved everything about it! I lost weight and inches. There was this one person at work who was more than a handful. I always pictured her face on the punching bag. Worked wonders!!! It really is a fantastic stress relief!
  7. by   pugmom79
    Awesome spring chick!! Good to know!
  8. by   hppygr8ful
    I did a few workouts with my son's MMA coach before I had my colon surgery - I found it very useful especially on those days when I just had to hit something. Sadly the gym closed due to the econmy and the free lessons stopped.
  9. by   MLSTTS2015
    I started kickboxing about two months ago and love it!!! I cant say that I have lost a lot of weight but I am already a healthy weight so my body could be at a plataue or something. however my body is much more toned and I feel great. I am in much better shape. and it is such a good stress reliever!
  10. by   stepwintention
    I boxed a few years before, so yes I still do it on my rougher days.
  11. by   Farawyn
    No, but I want to. I have used a punching bag much like 1, but more just wailing away, no real direction. I heard if you do it correctly it is an amazing workout.
    Do you have gloves, OP? When I did box I borrowed my friends' pink EverLast gloves (which were way too adorable, but made me feel like a badass girl as well!)
    My best friend kick boxes and she is in amazing shape.
  12. by   Betenhauser
    I did boxing in the Marines for my last year in. I was a sparring partner with the guys that went for tourneys and such, so I trained hard and loved it. Picked it back up a few months back, and I now train 3 times a week. I'm seeing a huge improvement in my physique, so not only is it a great stress reliever, but it's a confidence booster, so it'll help prevent some of that stress in the first place.

    A word of caution, though. I wouldn't spar too frequently, and give yourself plenty of time to recover from hard hits. As such, I'm never entering a competition myself.
  13. by   Farawyn
    Quote from Betenhauser
    I did boxing in the Marines for my last year in. I was a sparring partner with the guys that went for tourneys and such, so I trained hard and loved it. Picked it back up a few months back, and I now train 3 times a week. I'm seeing a huge improvement in my physique, so not only is it a great stress reliever, but it's a confidence booster, so it'll help prevent some of that stress in the first place.

    A word of caution, though. I wouldn't spar too frequently, and give yourself plenty of time to recover from hard hits. As such, I'm never entering a competition myself.
    Punching bags don't hit back!
  14. by   Betenhauser
    True, ha!

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