Punching body fats away

ARE you eager to lose weight but want to adopt a workout with a variety of elements? Then, boxing might be for you.

Boxing is a unique way of helping anyone get started or to continue on their weight loss journey towards a healthy lifestyle.

For the beginners, a boxing session will teach you the basic boxing skills and techniques that would help you increase muscular strength and cardio endurance. These will also take your core strength to the next level along the journey.

Here are the four basic punches in boxing, to be followed with a routine that includes cardio boxing, shadow boxing, stance, defensive movements, focus mitt, and abs exercises:

1. Jab

This is a quick, straight punch thrown with the lead hand from the guard position. The jab punch provides a fair amount of its own cover and leaves the least amount of space for a counter-punch from the opponent. Here, one can use his or her entire body moving into a punch for additional control during the half-step.

2. Cross

A powerful straight punch thrown with the rear hand. From the guard position, the rear hand is thrown from the chin, crossing the body and traveling towards the target in a straight line. The rear shoulder is thrust forward and finishes just touching the outside of the chin.

3. Hook

A semi-circular punch thrown with the lead hand to opponent's head. Here, you will have to put your weight in your rear leg and rotate your right foot while you bring your lead arm towards that target, making sure that your elbow is bent at 90 degrees before turning your hips into the punch.

4. Uppercut

This is a vertical, rising punch thrown with the rear hand. The uppercut shifts your weight slightly to the hip of your rear leg. Crouch down a bit and dip the same side’s shoulder. With palm up and arm bent 90 degrees, you’ll have to rotate toward your lead leg and push off the ball of your back foot driving a punch up.

These four basic punches could create a great combo work out even just for an hour. That is why with a boxing work out you won’t need to spend four to five hours or more performing any specific exercise.

As to any weight-loss goal, putting up some strength-training exercises and reducing your caloric intake can help you already get good results. So, want to lose weight? Then, stop the talk and start the work out now.


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