Punch Your Way To Fitness

This exercise accessory can help you stay in shape

V. Kumara Swamy Updated: Nov 20, 2020 13:50:35 IST
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When you think of a punching bag, the image of a boxer training hard will come to your mind. But a punching bag is not meant for boxers alone. It is an exercise equipment that anybody and everybody can use to build strength and stamina.

Here are some benefits of training with a punching bag:

Cardio workout: Punching a bag involves moving around and changing your position constantly. This counts as a cardio workout. Long and high-intensity workout with a punching bag will also help you increase you stamina and strengthen your heart and lungs.

Build upper body strength: Punching a bag gets your upper body muscles working. As you punch harder, the muscles in your arms, shoulders and chest develop strength and get toned.

Lose weight: Boxing is one of the most demanding sports and regular training with a punching bag means burning a great amount of calories. Of course, you need to complement it with a diet plan.

Affordable workout: Rather than spending a lot of money on fancy exercise equipment, you can invest in a punching bag, a pair of gloves, some wraps and a pair of comfortable shoes. You can hang the bag at a convenient place and practice regularly.

Punch your stress away: After a long day at work or a stressful day at home, rather than taking out your frustration on anyone or anything else, put on your boxing gloves and punch your stress away.

Pro-tip: Consult a fitness training expert on the right kind and amount of filling you need in your punching bag. Also, learn some boxing basics before you start training with a punching bag.

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