Fighting Workout Boredom With Boxing

March 23, 2015 5:20 PM

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Fighting Workout Boredom With Boxing

If you’re bored with lifting weights, grab some boxing gloves instead. People who find doing reps of weight exercises mundane might like the challenge of learning a skill as well as the competitive and social element of boxing, says Ahmad Mickens, a boxing instructor at Chelsea Piers in Stamford, Conn. “Each punch engages more than a single muscle and you are going to sweat a lot more than a traditional strength workout,” he says.

Hitting a punching a bag can strengthen and tone muscles, Mr. Mickens says. “Punching engages all of the muscles in the arms,” he says. “Boxing moves also utilize rotation and core strength, and you pull energy and strength from the lower body to deliver a strong punch. Being on your toes also engag...

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