What is Boxing and where does it come from?
Boxing is a martial art and combat sport in which two people throw punches at each other, usually with gloved hands. Historically, the goals have been to weaken and knock down the opponent.
Although very few people know the facts, Boxing was born in Africa and dates back to 6000 BC, in what is now Known as Ethiopia, its first spread to the ancient Egyptian civilization and from there to Mesopotamia, In the beginning, The Egyptian boxers used a type of glove that was worn up to the elbow.
While people have fought in hand-to-hand combat since before the dawn of history, the origin of boxing as an organized sport may be its acceptance by the ancient Greeks as an Olympic game in BC 688.
The Physical Benefits of Boxing
A boxers workout helps build a healthy heart.You get all cardiovascular benefits of whole-body strength and endurance training, improved circulation to the extremities, greater stroke volume, lower resting pulse and quicker recovery times. And perhaps even more important, a Boxers workout gives the unique stress reduction that only comes with hitting something. What could be healthier than letting go of anxiety and anger in an appropriate way?
A Boxers workout burns fat builds muscle. And it helps you to keep the weight off, since the excitement of the workout makes you want to do it more consistently.
Boxing toughens your mind, Cus Damato said it best when he said boxing teaches you to overcome fear,He didn’t mean that boxing would take away fear completely, but that it would teach you to live and function well within that fear.
A Boxer needs it all : Power, speed, endurance, reaction, flexibility and balance.
“Don’t Quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion” – Muhammad Ali
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