A guide to using a boxer's traditional training regime to reach fitness goals.
Boxing for fitness is a non-contact cardiovascular workout that's safe, effective and enjoyable. It is suitable for men and women of all ages and fitness levels, from novices to cross-training athletes, and it can be practiced at home as well as the gym, so it's easy to get started. And it's a powerful stress-reliever.
Boxing for Fitness covers all the techniques involved in a boxing fitness program and explains how to tailor it to suit individual needs. Color photographs and illustrations and step-by-step guidance help to ensure good form and maximum benefit. The core elements described in Boxing for Fitness are:
McKenzie and Lissenden recommend training plans and provide sound advice on safety precautions for older and younger people and those less able. Expert tips explain how to prevent injury.
The benefits of boxing for fitness are many: weight loss, general toning, improved strength and speed, coordination, balance and flexibility. Boxing for Fitness is a comprehensive guide to one of the most effective and fun exercise programs to achieve these goals.
Clinton McKenzie fought Sugar Ray Leonard in the 1976 Olympic Games before turning professional. He currently works with the general public to bring boxing fitness and its benefits into the mainstream.
Hilary Lissenden is a qualified fitness instructor. Together with Clinton McKenzie, she develops boxing fitness training programs for a variety of fitness levels and age groups.