Boxing is more than just a sport. It’s a physical and mental challenge that can change your life. From building discipline and confidence to improving your fitness, physical build, and well-being, boxing change lives all over the world.
Here we will cover the benefits of boxing from my self-experience and other self-experiences.
The number one thing boxing is all about is discipline. Boxing is a sport you can’t explain in words. Once get into it, you can’t stop. It will teach you that discipline is rewarded. You get better by experiencing, confronting challenges, and disciplining yourself in the sport.
Even if you don’t plan to be a boxer, it will teach you the hard way of discipline. The hard work you experience, this what you will get in the end. The harder you work, the better you will get. It will improve your ability to dedicate yourself to everything you want to be or do in life.
Applying the same moves you trained over and over in training sessions and succeeding In them, teaching you a great lesson. Dedication pays off.
Every beginner and boxer felt the humbleness and respect shared between boxers. Once you step in the ring the first time, you will feel fear, true fear you can’t run from. It’s natural. This is what makes this sport. It will humble you and make you respect the people surrounding you, and they will respect you too. Everyone that steps inside the ring earns respect. Boxing is one of the toughest sports on earth.
Once people hear you start boxing, they will respect you more. People know what it takes to step into the ring to face an opponent. The ability to be dedicated and face challenges and fears, session after session, repeatedly.
Revealing your true self
Boxing is one of the only sports you can reveal you’re true identity. It will show you what you are really made of when facing the challenges in the ring, the fatigue, the hard work, and the powerless moments. Will you thrive and step up? Or shy away and step back. This will reveal something deep, your character.
It will also reveal your mental capability to endure pain to reach for success, the capability to fight your brain and go against it, and it will show you how strong your mentality is. Boxing is one of the only sports that can reveal these attributes you are born with.
A famous quote from Mike Tyson’s coach Cus Damato“I’m not a creator. What I do is discover and uncover. See, my job is to take the spark and fan it.”
Cus says that he doesn’t create a boxer character. In fact, he reveals and uncovers it.
Boxing helps your mental health by providing you with a way to unload aggressions and work on yourself constantly. It makes your mind stronger through the dedication and character you build through the process and journey of boxing. It will allow you to endure the daily challenges you face and the unexpected ones.
One of boxing’s side effects is increasing your self-confidence. Once you start confronting your fears, succussing the challenges, and working hard in the boxing gym and ring. Your confidence increases naturally, and it feels addictive.
The increase in self-confidence will affect all aspects of your life and improve your well-being. You will feel more confident around people, and it will make people notice you more.
Physical conditioning and physical shape
Boxing increases your stamina and physical capabilities due to the boxing training sessions at the boxing gym. It will increase your fitness, and your body will change over time to be more athletic.
Repeated muscle contractions during training sessions can increase muscle mass and improve muscular strength and endurance. Boxing high-intensity workouts increase metabolism, which helps burn calories and aid in weight loss. Boxing also improves flexibility and motion range by constantly training on punches, footwork, and head movement. It will also increase your speed, power, agility, coordination, and cardiovascular endurance
Shelter from the everyday work
Many people find boxing as a shelter from everyday work and stress. It brings them joy and happiness in ways only people who tried boxing can understand and gives them the opportunity to unload the entire stress of the day in the boxing gym.
A hobbit or destiny
Boxing is like magic, you try it, and you want more of it. You might even want much more from it until you might think that it’s your destiny and not a hobbit anymore. The sport can change your direction in life entirely, and you might find the thing you would really like to do. You will never know until you will try.
Watch professional boxing with more knowledge
Watching boxing without trying boxing and watching boxing while you train in boxing is a totally different story. You start to realize and understand things you couldn’t understand before. It’s easier getting the feeling and going into each fighter’s head, knowing what they try to do in the match and how well they are doing.
You will get a sense of prediction of what can happen next and which fighter is overall better. You will appreciate them more for stepping in the ring and taking risks since you know that similar feeling for yourself (but not for the prize of money but for yourself).
Fun and success
Boxing can be really fun when successing in the ring. Landing your combinations and applying the moves you trained so hard in the ring can be addictive.
Shape your personality
Boxing will shape and harden your personality. It will give you perspective on life and give you the tools to handle hard situations. When you experience challenges and constant fear in the ring, your personality is getting shaped. Instead of running from challenges and fear, you choose to confront them and rise through adversity instead.
It is more likely that you will not freeze when feeling fear and act instead. Boxing is a true personality reform sport.
Boxing can truly change lives as it changed mine. It gives the undisciplined and weak the tools he needs in life through the journey of boxing and the process of hard work and discipline. Providing the strength and mental capabilities to go through difficult situations and rise through adversities.