(edited, originally posted by Arcaro Boxing)
Most people’s first comment of boxing is along the lines of it being barbaric. But I have found that life is far more barbaric with the words and insults we sling at each other. We are always pretending that our words and others' towards us don’t hurt as much as a punch to the face. I can tell you that a punch to the face hurts less because it feels a heck of a lot more honest.
Boxing teaches you about knowing when to give, how to change your perspective and what it means to push yourself to your furthest limit.
The beauty of boxing is that you really don’t have to engage in punching each other to enjoy the benefits of the sport. Boxing fitness pushes you to entirely different levels. You have to fully concentrate to deliver a punch while moving. You have to engage your entire body to deliver an effective punch on a stationary heavy bag and often times by the end of a round, you will feel like the heavy bag won without ever throwing a punch back at you.
Boxing teaches you about standing your ground, knowing when to give, how to change your perspective and what it means to push yourself to your furthest limit.
If you are a person who has said that you can’t imagine punching someone, getting punched or that boxing is barbaric, I send you a challenge to try one boxing fitness workout and then tell me what you think.