You don’t have to be the fighting type to get a kick out of an at-home boxing routine. This workout packs a powerful punch, enhancing dynamic flexibility, balance, coordination, strength and power. Best of all, you don’t need a partner to spar with or even a pair of fancy red boxing gloves.
Research on boxing-related interval training demonstrates that this sport’s workouts burn body fat and improve blood pressure numbers above and beyond traditional moderate cardio. Similar to other interval-type workouts, this at-home boxing circuit calls you to stick with each move for one minute before moving on to the next. After you finish all five, take a one-minute rest and repeat the circuit three to five times.
Warm up with 10 minutes of easy jump roping. If you don’t have a jump rope on hand, simply mimic the jumping motion to get your muscles moving and blood pumping.