Although the sport of boxing hasn’t changed all that much since its inception, many of the tried and true principles and approaches to training are still the best thing going in terms of getting in shape. Boxing fitness gyms are still widely popular because few athletic endeavors are as demanding and challenging as a traditional boxing workout. It’s also interesting when you look at traditional boxing exercises to realize how many are still in use, in their original form, today. What most people don’t realize is many of the new fitness trends, that have only recently gained widespread popularity, have been a part of a boxer’s workout for centuries. Whether it’s for boxing or just getting in superb shape, these exercise tools and philosophies worked then and they still work now.