Vasyl Lomachenko is often regarding in boxing as having the best footwork out of any boxer to date and he credits this to his father making him take dancing lessons for 4 years straight. But he is not the first to incorporate dancing to his boxing training.
When Juan Manuel Marquez was training for his fight against Manny Pacquiao in 2011, he enlisted the support of a ballet teacher to help him strengthen his legs and improve his footwork. Equilibrium, timing, and footwork are facets of boxing and might mean the difference between winning or losing a fight. A boxers footwork is among the highest of boxing skills because there are no shortcuts for it to develop.
Dancing could be holding the key fighter are seeking, while footwork exercises might feel awkward after a while. Many types of martial arts are compared to dance in some form with styles like Brazillian Capoeira spawning FROM dance.
How can dance benefit boxers?
Dance styles like ballet and ballroom dancing can raise the value of any exercise program by instructing rhythm, and balance. These skills won’t just help improve footwork but stylish motion. Dancing can be invaluable as a cardio workout, particularly when engaging in styles like rap and hip-hop. Coupled with a fat shedding diet, dancing may have a substantial effect on a fighter’s body. Ballet, on the other hand, can instruct boxers, balance and flexibility.
Dancing not only benefits your body, but your brain is also benefited by it. Boosting serotonin levels will make you feel more confident and happier, both of which will enhance your performance.
Why are not more boxers dancing?
The answer to this question is rather sad. A good deal of guys to steer clear of dancing since they don’t think that it befits their masculinity. Learning to fight and sweating it out and is the epitome of manliness just as doing shadow-boxing does not carry the same charm. The reason dancing has become inclusive in the training programs might be attributed to the fact that fighters have just never given any thought to it. The fact that renowned boxers like Sugar Ray Leonard, Muhammad Ali and Floyd Mayweather have participated on the hit TV series ‘Dancing With The Stars’ must have hinted that dancing and boxing do match each other, whether you consciously admit it or not.
Aside from the benefits dancing can endure for boxers, it may benefit them emotionally as it relieves anxiety reduces tension. Taking the advantages of dancing into consideration, it’s surprising that not more boxers have taken to help swing their chances.