Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung. Picture: Instagram
Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung. Picture: Instagram

Somizi floats like a butterfly in boxing ring: ’They’ve been doing it wrong the whole time, this is it’

By Viwe Ndongeni-Ntlebi Time of article published Mar 26, 2021

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Cookbook author and ’Idols SA’ judge Somizi Mhlongo has been taking up boxing classes and many fans are wondering if the star may be using this to relieve any stress he may be going through.

Almost any form of moderate to intense physical activity can decrease stress but there are studies that have shown that boxing can help you deal with stress.

According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise increases endorphins, boosts mood, works as a form of meditation, and improves sleep, all of which help reduce stress.

Money Crashers explains that there are basically two types of boxing training: training that focuses on teaching boxers to compete in the ring, and training that focuses on helping “everyday athletes” get in to better shape. Some gyms offer both types of training.

Somizi has been rocking the ring and adding a dance twist to it, and making it fun. He posted the video in the ring with the caption: “They’ve been doing it wrong the whole time, this is it.”

Another big benefit that comes along with engaging in the sport of boxing is that it will definitely tone your body and help your muscles get big and strong.

Fit and Me also notes that the big benefit that comes along with boxing on a regular basis is that it goes a very long way in helping you lose weight. An average training or sparring session in the ring, or even just going after a heavy weight bag, will allow you to burn anywhere from 400 to 700 calories every single hour.

Boxing as a sport requires a high level of athletic prowess: strength, speed, agility, hand-eye coordination, endurance, nerve, and power, just to name several required attributes.

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