Updated: Sep 3, 2018
1 Calorie Burning Classes
Kickboxing is a relatively high-impact form of exercise that involves almost the full body. Punching, kicking and upper-body movements feature heavily alongside defensive footwork. All of this effort allows you to burn around 600 to 1,000 calories (kC) per hour during Kickboxing training. Also, your metabolism can stay raised for several hours after intense Kickboxing training. In this time, you could burn up to 20% of the calories that you spent during your exercise session - a great bonus that comes with no extra effort!
Commitment to training regularly will help develop well-defined muscles, while weighing more than the equivalent portion of fat. This helps you to look and feel better, also helping to burn more calories! Kickboxing is especially good for encouraging shoulder, arm and leg muscle development creating a balanced look because of the way the whole body is used through the Martial Art.
3 Core Muscles
In addition to a gain in strength, and perhaps more important, Kickboxing's martial art focus promotes good core muscle development. These help to protect your back and provide abdominal strength. As well as improving the appearance of your stomach, good abdominal development helps with balance and energy.
4 Support Vascular Health
Being a full-body high-impact sport, Kickboxing gives your insides a good workout. Committing to a good Kickboxing training programme that includes breathing and strength exercises will provide a workout for your entire cardiovascular system, strengthening your heart and encouraging good circulation.
By choosing a sport that can be practiced in groups, you can provide yourself with an automatic support group to help you stick to your goals. Whether you want to stick solely to training in classes or have ambitions to join a competitive martial arts team, the effects of working with your peers are likely to be significant and enable you to meet your goals more easily.
Kickboxing training will give you an automatic confidence boost. Your physical confidence is likely to improve even more quickly than your fighting technique. Mentally, it's also helpful to realise that you have chosen to take care of yourself by developing martial arts and self defence skills. All of the achievements in terms of weight loss and fitness development that you can develop through dedication to your kickboxing training are a result of your own dedication and hard work.
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