CHAMPAIGN, IL--(Marketwired - January 14, 2014) - Busy schedules often leave people with little time to spend at the gym. But according to Martin McKenzie, one of the UK's premier personal trainers, fitness enthusiasts can still get a sculpted physique in a short time by stealing the training moves of boxers.
"Boxing provides an equal balance of aerobic and anaerobic fitness, which makes it one of the best forms of exercise for burning calories, increasing muscle endurance, and improving cardio fitness," explains McKenzie. "With the addition of a focused mind-set, you can achieve your fitness and weight goals a lot faster, and it is proven to have long-term benefits for your mood, energy levels, physical reaction time, and reflexes."
In McKenzie's forthcoming book and DVD, Total Knockout Fitness
(Human Kinetics, 2013), he and holistic health therapist Stefanie Kirchner incorporate a blend of boxing, cardio, and cross-training to produce the ultimate total-body workout. According to McKenzie, boxing is a great workout for anyone. It will help you in these areas:
- Improve strength and power
- Shape the upper and lower body
- Boost cardiorespiratory endurance
- Burn more calories in a shorter time
- Reduce stress levels
- Release frustrations
"All you really need is some basic boxing equipment and a lot of motivation and determination to make a change in your fitness, health, and lifestyle," says McKenzie. "Total Knockout Fitness will teach you a new way to work out by showing you a variety of boxing skills and drills to get you in tip-top shape; yet ultimately it is your own mind and focus that will determine whether you have a great or just average workout and achieve the best possible fitness."
Total Knockout Fitness
delivers a fast-paced program that works your entire body while enhancing mind-body awareness. Featuring step-by-step descriptions of exercises and fundamental boxing skills, full-color photos and a DVD depicting workouts, variations, and training tips, this book and DVD package contains everything fitness enthusiasts need in order to begin the boxing fitness program. For more information on Total Knockout Fitness or other fitness resources, visit www.HumanKinetics.com.
The following files are available for download: