Indoor rowing machines have progressed from bulky fitness equipment to modern, sleek machines which are ideal for improving your cardio health. A rowing machine will get your muscles moving in a challenging but comfortable way, increasing fitness and burning calories! Here are the best rowing machines for 2018:
Benefits of Boxing Workouts
Cardio doesn’t have to just be from using a treadmill. Boxing workouts offer an alternative, more fun way of putting a moderate amount of stress on your heart so that you improve heart health. But how you choose to place stress on your heart and lungs is up to you. As long as you keep your heart rate up during your workout, there’s no reason you can’t punch, kick, and jump your way to a healthy heart at your local boxing gym.
Kicking and punching requires strength and this is increased During a boxing workout, you may punch or kick a bag hundreds of times, requiring your upper body, lower body, and core to engage as you make contact with the bag. Plus, most boxing gyms incorporate other strength training moves into a boxing workout. For instance, when I took a class at a local 9Round, I did squats, pushups, planks, and weighted medicine ball exercises all within the context of my fast-paced 30-minute circuit workout.
You may not think about the importance of hand-eye coordination and its effect on total health, but hand-eye coordination plays an important role in a person’s gross and fine motor skills. Individuals with good hand-eye coordination tend to have faster reflexes and reaction times, and tend to have better physical coordination as a whole. This is particularly important during aging, as coordination and balance become compromised, increasing the risk of falls.
Boxing Training Tips
Take a look at the following tips for ways on how you can get the most out of your workout and improve your boxing training at home:
Punch lighter on the bag so you can last more rounds, keep your form together, and punch sharp. This will allow you to get in more minutes of quality bagwork.
Remember to take breaks. Don’t workout until you are completely exhausted. Train until tired, break a sweat, and just push yourself a little more each day. If you train too hard every day, you’ll probably overtrain and quit boxing very soon
Keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water. One cup every hour minimum!