What benefits do you get from learning how to punch? 

What benefits do you get from learning how to punch? 

Punching is not only about fighting; it can be done for health-related reasons. Do not hesitate to slip into a pair of boxing gloves and head for the punching bag. Punching for fitness is a very trendy way to get fit fast, and the results are amazing.

Reduce Stress Fast

You might have had a bad day, but you can make it better by hitting the punching bag. When you hit the bag, you can feel your stress melt away; the best part of it is the punching bag won't hit back or even talk back. After a couple of rounds of punching, your mood will be better, and whatever was troubling you is now history.

Healthy and Fast Way to Lose Weight

One can drop pounds quickly while replacing the body fat with lean muscle. For example, a person weighing 130 pounds can burn 175 calories while punching a heavy bag for thirty minutes. To burn more calories, pair up with a pad holder or an experienced trainer.

Improve Coordination

Your hand-eye coordination improves quickly through punching as your focus is set on hitting a target. When your partner is holding pads for you, you can concentrate hard on punching the target, but after a while it will become natural to bust out combinations blindfolded. Once you get the footwork down and start moving around, you can graduate to hitting a moving target. You will see a vast improvement in your hand-eye coordination.

Low Impact Work Out

Most sports and exercise can be tough on your whole body and joints, such as jogging and running. Boxing, being a combat sport, is very low impact if you avoid sparring and do it only for fitness. The impact from the punches is taken by the gloves which have excellent shock absorption properties.

Final Thoughts on Punching

Punching is a great way to keep in shape and feel good about your body. Your body will be fit, lean, and muscular. You will move with ease and will have fun getting in shape.


  • What to know about Penny Oleksiak and Taylor Madison Ruck

    The Olympic Games is where the best of the best meet to test their skills. Where age does not matter, only the ambition, and the aggressive spirit of the athletes, it is always an honor to represent one’s country on the world’s stage like the Olympic Games. Penny Oleksiak and Taylor…

  • Who is Tracy Caulkins?

    Tracy Anne Caulkins is a 53 year-old former competition swimmer. She is a three time Olympic gold medalist and five time world champion and a former world record holder in three events. She started training at the age of 8 after watching the 1972 Munich Olympics. She decided that she wanted to…

  • Women athletes: Janet Guthrie (race cars) and Toni Stone (baseball)

    In today’s life, women are equally participating with men in every field and they are also contributing in the field of sports. There are several prominent and famous women athletes whose contribution cannot be neglected. Two of them are Janet Guthrie and Toni Stone Janet Guthrie Janet Guthrie…

  • Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine

    Elina Svotolina is a young tennis player from the Ukraine. She was born in 1994 and began playing tennis when she was only five years old. According to her, it was her childhood dream to play tennis and now she is achieving her goals. In an interview she told her fans about her skills and personal…

  • Three American women who have won the ESPY Award

    The ESPY awards are held each year to celebrate the world of sports, both male and female, single players and teams. The ESPY awards are presented by ESPN and televised on the ESPN network. Despite being a paid cable channel and marketed towards those with a keen interest in sports, ESPN and the…

  • Three athletic women who are over the age of 50

    These women are fitter, stronger and healthier than most of us! They have accomplished great many things in their lives and continue to do so in spite of battling cancer, injuries and even surgeries. Their competitive spirit keeps them going. MARJORIE TEMPLETON is 80 years old now and she works out…