Why are there so many celebrities boxing now?
1.) It's full body
2.) It's intense
3.) It's interval training
So that puts Marissa Miller, Padma from Top Chef, Lauren Conrad, and Audrina Partridge that are all combining boxing and circuit training.
Note – there is a big difference between doing combinations and mitt work with a trainer vs. Turbo Kick Box Group X class punching the air.
These women are all learning actually hitting things – it's a world apart in terms of intensity.
Remember – full body, intensity, and interval training are all mandatory for effective fat loss workouts.
Plus, it's just so much fun. And the more fun your workouts are, the more you'll do them.
P.S. I put together Fighter Workouts for Fat Loss and Fighter Workouts for Fat Loss for Women for that exact reason. There isn't any actual boxing in FW4FL, but the workouts are full body, intense, and all of the circuits are in fighter style rounds.
P.P.S. I got some comments on my last article about Padma – people saying it doesn't look like she lifts very heavy, and she could be stronger and have more muscle tone.
Maybe true. But I'm not going to say that she should workout more, less, better or different, because she has a body that most women would kill for.
She probably IS doing way too much low intensity cardio (12-15 hours per week WTF!), but that's the biggest reason I knock low intensity cardio – it just takes forever.
I know a lot of sites/trainers promote a more athletic look than what Padma has got.
But I also think there is a large percentage of the population that if they could get to Padma's body, it'd be the ultimate holy grail everything they'd ever wanted and they could finally feel really awesome wearing a bikini to the pool.
I've got some clients that want a really athletic look, and some clients that just want to be really lean. And we get them what ever they want.
So you tell me: Is Padma hot, or does she need more muscle?
I'm totally interested in your comments: Take a look at the pictures again (people said the first one especially, vs. the other more "model pictures") and tell me what you think: http://su.pr/8yCYhF