Cardioboxing: more than just a sport for women

Cardio boxing is drawing more and more women due to the recognised benefits of the sport, and is slowly becoming a type of boxing in its own right.

Contrary to received ideas, boxing sports do not necessarily involve an opponent or confrontation. Boxing can also consist of sets of moves and controlled technical movements that together comprise a whole sporting choreography of their own.

Fun and technical

The physical benefits of this sport are undeniable, boxing works on your cardio, your muscles, and your coordination thanks to the sets of specific moves. These benefits are accompanied by other benefits linked to morale as yes, cardioboxing is also an opportunity to let go, relax and let off some steam while improving your self-confidence. Like boxing, cardioboxing can instil a feeling of strength in the sense that we push our limits when we train. Progress in cardioboxing can quickly be seen, and once learnt, the technical moves (jab, cross, uppercut, hook, etc.) become more natural and smooth, allow the boxer to concentrate on their speed or on new sequences of moves.

Attractive and accessible

But why is cardioboxing a particularly feminine sport? Social networks have been a key driver in highlighting female (and child) practitioners of cardioboxing. This can be explained by the emergence of the "girl power" trend and the aesthetic benefits provided by this "calorie-burning" sport which exercises multiple muscle groups. Cardio boxing is also a pleasant sport to watch thanks to its fun side and how it highlights the boxer.

But in truth, cardioboxing has no gender and has no levels. It is practised both by intermediate and even professional boxers and by beginners, and is enjoyed by both men and women. Cardioboxing is essential for the physical exercise of boxers and can also be helpful for physically preparing for other sports.

A major advantage of cardioboxing lies in the lack of an opponent: it provides all the physical benefits of boxing without the apprehension generated by sparring, making it more accessible and more able to be practised by all ages.


Allows you to box safely

Cardioboxing can be practised both with gloves and with fingerless gloves for exercises with a punching bag or pads, allowing users to avoid worrying about the strength of the impact even as a beginner. If you are well equipped (fingerless gloves and gloves with well-reinforced foam) the risk of injury is low, and the strength of the impact varies according to the needs of the boxer. Speed, coordination and technical exercises do not necessarily go hand-in-hand with sustained impacts and offer an alternative to people wishing to diversify their training.


What does "individual sport" mean?

Boxing is often seen as an individual sport, however, these sports require interaction with and careful attention paid towards a partner or coach. In the case of cardioboxing, the boxer may train alone or with a coach and/or several other boxers as offered by some sports centres. Practising with other boxers adds a social dimension and helps push yourself thanks to the motivation of exercising in a group. Going to a cardioboxing session with friends or colleagues is an experience that brings people together.

Having read this advice and information, you should now understand why this sport is growing in popularity among both men and women.

To your gloves... Ready... Box!!!!

OUTSHOCK ambassador-Roxane


Combat sports enthusiast

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