Not everyone wants to get punched in the nose while they’re getting in shape, but there’s no denying the positive benefits that a boxing-style workout can provide. Boxing moves work the entire body, they highly engage the core, they require muscular and cardiovascular strength and they demand constant focus. As you undertake your own boxing routine, stick to the basics to get the most out of it. Get the fundamentals right. Even if you’re not going to get in the ring and trade punches, you should approach training like you are. That’s where most of the benefit lies. Performing real boxing moves, adhering to strict fundamentals and applying sound technique is where the science part of “the sweet science” comes into play.