11 Reasons We Love Boxing

This weekend 11/14/15 "Rowdy" Rhonda Rousey will defend her UFC bantamweight title against former boxing champion Holly Holm at UFC 193.  This fight is predicted to be one of the biggest in UFC history and it shows how much the sport has evolved over the years for WMMA.  This week in honor of these female warriors I will be posting videos and predictions for their upcoming fight this Saturday.  We are fortunate enough to be able to train like these athletes without having to fight or get punched in the face.  Here is a fun article about why we love boxing.  Stay tuned!

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This full body workout offers equal parts toning, anger management, and stress relief—not to mention, it's the chosen sport of Victoria's Secret models

By Ashley Mateo

Boxing has a rep as a boys' sport, but we love strapping on our gloves and getting into the proverbial ring. Beyond the fact that the workout delivers a one-two punch (that would be cardio plus strength training), it's a fool-proof way to relieve stress. And, hey, models swear by it (it's How Adriana Lima Got In Shape for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show). Need any more convincing to give it a try? Here's why boxing is one of our favorite ways to break a sweat:

Because we think we look like this.

When in actuality, we look like this. And that's OK!

Because the Victoria's Secret models swear by it. (Candice Swanepoel is a huge fan.)

Because it will help you sculpt a killer core, no crunches necessary.

Because there is no better way to sculpt jacked arms (just in time for summer!). (Well, there is this Upper Body Workout for Sculpted, Sexy Shoulders.) 

Because yay cardio without having to hit the treadmill!

Because even though you're probably not getting into random street fights, it's nice to know you could defend yourself.

Because, yes, you feel like a badass, but you look like one too.

Because the simple act of jabbing and crossing can be downright meditative. 

Because you leave feeling like this:

And because that endorphin rush makes you feel like you can accomplish anything.