Hey new moms, want to relieve some stress? Box!
What better way to relieve some good old fashioned pent up anger, than to hit something? And taking in consideration that hitting a person isn’t an ideal option, why not beat the crap out of a bag or someone else holding a boxing mitt?
Boxing has been a long time sport commonly associated with big, burley guys who like to punch each other out and suffer brain damage years later. Now, boxing has become a fitness trend like no other. Yes, you have bootcamps, Zumba and the like, but when you are a sleep deprived mom who is trying to manage the “new normal” of parenthood, would you rather jump up and down or let off some steam and get a great workout at the same time?
Boxing doesn’t only work your upper body. If done correctly, you get an awesome core workout too! With my clients, I also add a variety of kick/boxing combos so that their heart rate is up, their sweating and feeling the power behind every punch! Now how can you beat that?
However, boxing isn’t for everyone. There is a lot of shock that gets absorbed into the joints and muscles, especially the shoulders and back. If you are suffering from an old injury or a weakness in these areas, strength training is needed to build up the support required to box without exacerbating or creating a new injury all together.
I can’t tell you how many times I have held up my gloves and just said “GO!” and all hell broke lose. You have no idea the amazing release you feel after doing 5 to 10 minutes of jabs, hooks and upper cuts. Between you and me, I know they see a face on those gloves, but who am I to judge. Whatever the reason, it’s a great outlet when you just want to let go.
It’s time to say goodbye to the pretty little thing who had no strength and say “hell ya!” to the mom who can kick some butt!
Are you in?