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“Now whoever has courage, and a strong and collected spirit in his breast, let him come forth, lace up his gloves, and put up his hands.”
Over 2000 years ago, the classical Roman poet Virgil put those very words to paper. It is not surprising that ancient civilizations not only saw fistic combat as the greatest form of entertainment, but also as a fantastic form of exercise. In the present day, you can ask anyone who has ever worked out at a real boxing gym about their experience. They’ll certainly tell you that it was the most exhausting-- yet fulfilling-- workout of their lives.
Boxing workouts exercise both the aerobic and anaerobic systems of the body. It also improves muscular endurance, hand-eye coordination, confidence...the list goes on and on. While trendy workouts come and go, sparring, with its roots in ancient practices, definitely has proven its staying power. Embrace a form of workout that has improved athletes for centuries.
1. Conington, John. The Aeneid of Virgil. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1917.