Some Benefits Of Boxing For Women

by : Sebastian Marders

Boxing is primarily considered a sport for men. When most people think of boxing, they do not picture two women dueling it out in a ring. Yet in recent years and throughout history, women have always played a role in this sport, and other areas of competitive fighting. It is interesting to see how it has developed over time, into what we know boxing as today, where women are just below men, in terms of numbers of competitive fighters.

What has not changed that much is the amount of attention it gets in comparison to male boxing. This is primarily because a lot of people do not agree that women should take part in such a risky sport. Women, by nature, are considered the less aggressive of the two sexes and therefore should have no place in boxing. However, boxing is no more riskier than any other sport that has welcomed women. Not to mention the fact that women have been involved in boxing since the eighteenth century.

The reason why we are seeing a rise of female fighters is the great physical benefits it provides. There is nothing better than the workout you will get from a boxing match, not to mention the substantive training you will have to go through.

If you are a woman and you are thinking about getting into boxing, then your first step will be to find a trainer. If you do not want to rush into that, then you will be better off to start by taking a couple of classes to see if it is something you would like to get involved in. That way you will learn the basics of the sport in terms of rules and technique.

Boxing is a great way to get rid of unwanted stress. People in general sometimes tend to hold everything in. This is hard on our bodies, so to avoid ulcers and high stress levels, boxing is a great option. Women in larger numbers, are experiencing benefits in this area that men have been taking advantage of for years. Another benefit is that boxing for women can also serve as a great self-defense tool. You will not feel as vulnerable as before when walking alone late at night if you are a skilled pugilist. Who needs mace or a stun gun when you can have the ultimate satisfaction of being able to cold-cock an attacker.

No matter what level of boxing you are at, you will find something that suits your abilities. It is okay if you do not want to jump into the ring. Do not get discouraged thinking you are not strong enough or heavy enough. There are different classes and levels depending on your strength. It is just like any other sport that you must train for and practice to get better. No one expects you to be a champion right from the get go.