Wheelchair Boxing Exercises

Wheelchair boxing exercises need to develop your muscles, increase your cardio capacity, and improve your strength.

One of the most efficient ways to achieve these objectives is by working out using the Invictus Active Trainer. Read on to learn more about wheelchair boxing and how the trainer can increment your performance in the sport.

What are the rules of wheelchair boxing?
  • A fight consists of three rounds of three minutes
  • There are six different weight classes
  • Opponents must wear head guards at all times
  • A points system classifies a fighter’s disability. The points range from 1.0 to 4.5. Rating is based on the level of the fighter’s trunk movement and general mobility in the chair.
Why choose wheelchair boxing?
  • Open to people with a wide range of disabilities
  • Encourages physical development
  • Wheelchair boxing exercises improve strength, stamina, and coordination.
  • Improves perception and awareness
  • Increases confidence and self-esteem
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Is it a Paralympic sport?

A points system classifies a fighter’s disability. The points range from 1.0 to 4.5. Rating is based on the level of the fighter’s trunk movement and general mobility in the chair.

Not as yet, but a lot of people are working hard to get it included in the 2024 Paralympics. Colin Wood is one of the driving forces behind this ambition. He is the founder of the Wheeled Warriors Boxing Organisation (WWBO) which has members from eighteen different countries. He is also the organizer of the Adaptive Boxing Organization (ABO). Wood states,  “We had to look at all disabilities under the banner of inclusion, meaning everybody could have a chance to compete. We are becoming an umbrella organisation for the first time, which means we are now working together to stay under the same rules and regulations.”

For the sport to become included in the Paralympics the director of the IPC, Craig Spence explains that “The sport must be widely and regularly practised in at least 32 countries on four continents before it can be considered for the Paralympic programme.” Additionally, it must present standardised rules.

The ABO has received support from England Boxing including an invitation to fight at the televised National Finals in Liverpool which helped to increased public awareness of the sport.

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Wheelchair boxing exercises.

As in any sport, effective training is essential to reach the top. The Invictus Active trainer has been used as a useful training tool in this sport. The trainer allows the boxer to build upper body muscle with regular workout programs. The variable resistance allows an athlete to increment the difficulty of his workout as his condition improves. Furthermore, the trainer allows you to push both forwards and backwards so increasing uniform muscle development. Additionally, the Invictus Active Trainer provides an excellent overall upper body and cardio workout.

In addition to using the Invictus Active Trainer as a general workout tool boxers also use it to train against a sparring partner. The trainer allows the athlete to alternate which hand he uses to propel the chair while throwing punches with the other hand in a controlled training situation. The trainer also helps to develop coordination which is essential in wheelchair boxing.