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Why Models Are Addicted to This Fitness Trend

TIME—May 1, 2015

According to Time magazine writer Ashley Ross, nine out of 10 people who learn that boxing is a favorite exercise regimen find it strange. However, models like Adriana Lima, Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid, Chanel Iman, and Joan Smalls all enjoy boxing as part of their daily exercise routine. 

HSS sports medicine physician Jordan Metzl, MD, provides insight into the benefits of boxing, especially for women. "Boxing builds full-body strength, which is super helpful for both genders, but especially for women who want to do other sports,” he says. For instance: “The risk of a woman tearing her ACL is six times more than a man doing the same sport because the angle between the hip and knee is wider in a woman. Boxing can help counter balance that by building strength to protect the knee."

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