Boxing is a combat sport between two people with boxing gloves. It involves competing with offensive punching combinations and defensive skills of evasive head movement and footwork. A fight occurs in a ring for typically 3-minute rounds separated by 1-minute rest periods. Boxing is one of the original HIIT- style trainings. The hallmarks of a boxer are physical and mental toughness, high levels of conditioning, endurance, speed, power, explosiveness, and agility.
The rapid repeated explosive full-body movements in boxing are a type of high-intensity interval training. By standing with your knees bent and raising up on the ball of the foot to turn the torso and hip with every movement, you strengthen and shred the muscles of the core and whole body while increasing metabolism and work capacity. The skills gained are also useful for self-defense, making you harder to hit if attacked. Even in the setting of neurologic conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, the skills trained in boxing can improve hand-eye coordination, posture, balance, and agility. Speaking voice, strength, conditioning and flexibility are all fantastic benefits of boxing training. Confidence and self-esteem also improve as your skills advance along with your fitness level.
To train for boxing, multiple modalities are used to acquire the proper skills with the use of heavy bags, mitt work, sparring, jump rope, calisthenics, medicine balls, plyometrics, and more. The types of skills that can be acquired through boxing are excellent not only for athletic training but also for improving day-to-day functioning. Sign up for one of our affordable boxing classes UES today!
Coach Thor is a battle-tested knockout artist, a Golden Gloves Boxing tournament champion, experienced cornerman, coach for amateur and professional fighters, and fight teams. He has extensive experience teaching individuals and group classes for those who want to improve their general fitness and those looking to use combat skills in competition. He is exceptional with mitt work and is an excellent sparring partner for clients of all skill levels and focuses on keeping his clients safe. His unique and creative drills with real-life applications set him apart from others in the Upper East Side and NYC.
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