Who said boxing and martial arts were just for the boys?
If you have a look at professional boxers and fighters on the TV, it becomes quickly apparent these are male-dominated disciplines.
Fighting may be seen as traditionally ‘male’, but there’s a growing number of strong badass women on Instagram keen to change this outdated stereotype. And fighting – a term we’re using here to refer to sports like boxing, MMA, Jiu Jitsu and other martial arts, as opposed to scrapping outside the pub – really is one of the best total-body workouts out there.
Feel like you’re stuck in a bit of a gym rut? There are so many talented female fighters on social media to look to for inspiration. Not only will they show you fighting-specific skills like sparring and kicking, but perhaps more importantly, they’ll provide a whole lot of inspiration for new and challenging exercises you can do at the gym. To be a successful boxer or MMA fighter, you need to be fit and strong from head to toe – and that’s exactly what these women are demonstrating.
One of the best things about these disciplines is the confidence-building they offer too, which is immediately clear from these Instagram accounts…