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.
  2. Visit pugmom79 profile page

    About pugmom79

    Joined: Aug '11; Posts: 185; Likes: 101
    from US

    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!

close