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Aloha from our first 2022 post from DreamRise!

There's been a huge uptrend in "fitness boxing," which takes the movement of the sport and turns them into exercise circuits. The health benefit gains are huge even if you don't spar, but that is not the purpose of today's post. 

If you're looking to add something to your workout routine that'll stay with the rest of your life, here are some of our best insights on the boxer's training.

Jump Rope is Amazing

Did you know that you can burn the same amount of calories doing 20 minutes of jump roping versus running eight miles?

Jump roping for extended periods of time (3-5 rounds) brings a lot of aerobic endurance and so much more. That means you'll have a better tank when it comes to longer workout periods. Speaking from personal experience, getting good at jump roping is humbling. It requires rhythm along with coordination, not to mention good form.

To get started right, we'd recommend jump roping for a few days straight for a minimum 10-20 minutes to get your cadence right. Also, start on a softer surface, like a wooden platform, mats, or even grass. Each surface has a different experience, so experiment!

Shadowboxing for Warm-up or Warm-down

The art of shadowboxing is when a boxer or fighter moves around by themself throwing punches at the air. Shadowboxing is one of the oldest, most pure, and versatile exercises to become more of a "natural fighter," especially when you’re mentally preparing for your next presentation, exam, or if you’re already competitive, boxing match.

Shadowboxing benefits include reduces stress, ups your cardio, and helps with general body coordination. So what’s stopping you from channeling your very own fighting spirit?

Don’t Skip Stretching

We're still surprised how many people don't know the proper stretching technique. IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE, and it's only a few minutes! Stretching is a huge component in post-recovery, you'll be better for it when you want to work out consistently and minimize soreness.

Adding a good round of Scorpion Stretches, Butterfly Stretches, Cat/Cow Pose, a foam rolling session with some DreamRise, and you’ll be locked and loaded for your next work out. 

We're grateful that we've been able to work with amateur/pro boxers alike to absorb their training regimens and bring the best back to our homes. We hope you will be able to do the same for the new year after reading this! 

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