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Kickboxing And Weight Loss

Kickboxing And Weight Loss

Kickboxing and Weight Loss

Kickboxing and weight loss go hand in hand. Once you start learning kickboxing and practicing, you’ll notice you’ll start losing weight and/or gaining muscle tissue, if weight loss isn’t a goal. You’ll burn huge amounts of calories during each kickboxing session and build muscle tissue, which can increase your metabolism. That’s because muscle tissue requires more calories that fat tissue does. That doesn’t mean you’ll automatically lose weight if you don’t want to lose. A trainer can work with you to help match your diet to your overall needs. If gaining muscle tissue and/or weight is important to your goals, the trainer will show you foods to eat that help.

You’ll get a brisk workout that burns plenty of calories.

Your workout with kickboxing won’t be constant like doing a set of jumping jacks or push-ups. It will combine mid level exertion with maximum exertions, which is similar to interval training. That type of workout burns calories faster and builds the body toward overall fitness goals quicker. While you’ll be exercising, you won’t notice it because your mind will be focusing on the moves, not on how many sets of sit ups you’ve done or how much longer you have to work at maximum capacity.

You’ll get all types of fitness training in one session of kickboxing.

Everyone needs four types of fitness training. The first is cardiovascular training, or endurance training. This helps keep the heart strong and keeps you energized longer. The second is strength training. Strength training builds muscles but can also keep osteoporosis away at the same time. The third is balance, which can prevent falls. Lastly, flexibility training helps prevent injury when doing other types of training such as strength training.

Muay Thai is a form of kickboxing.

If you want to use even more parts of your body, getting even more exercise, use a special form of kickboxing called Muay Thai. Muay Thai uses more than just the feet and hands for boxing. It uses elbows and knees too. It takes more to learn all the moves of Muay Thai and it’s often considered more rigorous than many other forms of kickboxing. That means you’ll burn more calories and lose weight faster.

Your goal of weight loss will become secondary to learning how to be more effective kickboxing, even though you’ll be making huge strides in weight loss. You’ll barely notice the effort since your focus will be on learning more.

You’ll have an amazing amount of fun learning kickboxing, regardless of the form you use. The more fun you have the more apt you are to continue. People tend to stick with a program of Muay Thai on the average longer than they do with traditional workout programs.

You’ll develop self-esteem from weight loss, a toned firm body and learning kick boxing, which can be fantastic for self-defense skills.

You can continue in training and compete, making this form of exercise one you’ll use the rest of your life. You’ll never have to ride the stationery bike to nowhere for exercise again once you start kickboxing.


Do You Compete?

Do You Compete?

Do You Compete

Do you compete in MMA or Muay Thai? If you do, you know that getting into shape can be tough and even tougher if your trainer has no idea what MMA or Muay Thai entails. In order to maximize your benefits, you need to train with someone that has or does compete and has proven to be worthy by receiving certification. This type of trainer knows the skills you need and the way to train your body so you have the muscles and endurance to achieve those skills.

Build more lean muscle mass while improving strength.

You need to be a lean mean machine when you’re competing and excess fat will only get in your way. If you’re conditioning doesn’t take off the rolls of fat and replace it with muscle, you’re not training right. General conditioning to improve strength, stamina and speed are important. They prepare your body for the grueling competition ahead. You also need to work on balance while you develop your overall fitness and endurance.

Generalized fitness training is important but you also need Muay Thai specific training to compete.

Sparring, bag work and pad work all help develop the skills a Muay Thai fighter should possess. Aerobic conditioning is also important, just as improving overall power, the ability to use your strength quickly, balance and aerobic training are equally important when preparing for your next competition. You need to work on strength training because ultimately if two fighters are equally matched in knowledge, the strongest one always wins.

Only an instructor skilled in Muay Thai can help you fine tune the basics.

Perfecting the basics, such as footwork, head positioning or hand positioning is more than just knowing the moves. It’s being able to take the appropriate steps spontaneously, when deemed appropriate in a fight. These moves, should be second nature to the fighter and a good Muay Thai trainer can identify weaker points. Perfecting the basics is important since all other techniques are built on them.

Training with the best provides confidence. A certified Muay Thai instructor knows whether you’re ready for competition or need to train longer.

The certified trainer can spot weaknesses you didn’t realize you had that leave you vulnerable to injury in a match.

Insuring your safety is one of the most important jobs of a training. The trainer does that by insuring you’re ready for a match and never sends you into one before that occurs.

No matter how long you’ve competed, there’s always more to learn. Whether you’re new to Muay Thai or not, you can always learn more to perfect your skills, particularly if you’re competing.


What's The Difference Between Muay Thai And Kickboxing?

What’s The Difference Between Muay Thai And Kickboxing?

Difference Between Muay Thai and Kickboxing

While many people use these two terms interchangeably, there is a difference between Muay Thai and kickboxing. Muay Thai wasn’t originally a sport, but a technique taught to soldiers to used if disarmed. It was called muay boran, meaning ancient boxing. It evolved and developed into a sport and was often used in fights by both the general population and soldiers. The Thai royalty changed the sport by modernizing the rules and teaching techniques over 200 years ago. Kickboxing, on the other hand, is a generalized term for fighting that uses kicking as part of the method of subduing an opponent.

You have an eight-point system with Muay Thai.

In kickboxing you use fists and feet to win your fight, which gives you four points of contact with your opponent. In Muay Thai, you use an eight-point system that includes the feet and fist, but also uses knees and elbows to strike. If you were to use knees and elbows in a kickboxing match, you might end up being disqualified.

You can attack below the waist in Muay Thai.

While no sport kickboxing sport, including Muay Thai, allows groin strikes, in Muay Thai you can kick or strike below the waist, which includes shin kicks. That’s one reason Muay Thai is considered better as a method of self-defense. It allows more moves to protect yourself. It’s also a reason that most people enroll in kickboxing classes to participate in the sport.

You can clinch and grapple in Muay Thai.

There’s a difference in the type of kicking used in Muay Thai, with many of the kicks getting power from the hip area and using the legs like a bat to inflict pain and injury on the opponent. The more exotic kicks used in other martial arts forms, such as spinning kicks, are seldom used in Muay Thai matches. Grappling and clinching are allowed in Muay Thai. For these reasons and several others, Muay Thai is considered a more complete fighting art.

Because of the differences between Muay Thai and American kickboxing, it’s easier for someone trained in Muay Thai to do well in kickboxing, but the reverse is not true for the trained kick boxer.

There are many different types of kickboxing. In a broad sense, Muay Thai is kickboxing but not all kickboxing is Muay Thai.

In Muay Thai, fighters shin-check kicks but seldom do in kickboxing. In fact, in Muay Thai checking a kick is important to the score.

The pace of a Muay Thai match is often slower and more patient than that of a kickboxing match, but both are equally draining.


Does Your Child Have Trouble Focusing At School?

Does Your Child Have Trouble Focusing At School?

Child Have Trouble Focusing

Does your child have trouble focusing at school or difficulty following through on tasks because he or she gets sidetracked? One way to help eliminate the problem is with exercise. Regular exercise helps stimulate the brain to create norepinephrine, dopamine and serotinin. These hormones help individuals of all ages to maintain focus and attention. In fact, it works much like Ritalin or Addera but without any of the bad side effects.

Muay Thai and other martial arts help improve focus in other ways besides just exercise.

No matter what age you are, you tend to pay more attention to something that interests you, otherwise you hear, “blah, blah, blah” during instruction time. Martial arts often grabs the attention of most children because of the many martial arts movies and the “cool” moves depicted on the screen. Who hasn’t at one time or another made the chopping motion with the legs in stance that is often seen on the screen right before the hero takes on hundreds of bad ninjas and wins. Listening to the instructions for each move and following through is an exercise that stimulates focus.

The art of muay Thai boxing is rigorous and exhausting, but builds stamina and energy.

You might think that your child already has more energy than you can cope with, but the opposite may be true, particularly if the child is hyperactive. However, the hyperactivity may be a result of needing more energy to keep the body going. While may attention deficit children benefit from Muay Thai instruction, the reason it helps vary dramatically. The child may be improving energy levels or may be creating new neural pathways in the brain that enable them to learn easier. No matter what the reason, children often show improvement after several sessions.

Your child will build self-esteem.

One huge problem for children with difficulty focusing is the lack of positive reinforcement. They know they aren’t doing well in school and are often singled out by teachers simply because they don’t follow the rules, speak out of turn or are in no way in sync with the rest of the class. Achieving mastery of any sport or other project can help the child improve their self-image and that can help in all other areas of life, including the classroom.

Muay Thai instruction builds mental discipline and focus, while also building physical stamina and strength.

One of the primary focuses in Muay Thai training has to do with discipline and obedience to the instructor.

Muay Thai instruction centers on personal responsibility. If you learn your lessons well, you win the fight, if you don’t you lose.

Muay Thai training helps promote inner calmness and peace. That allows for the mind to focus on other things, such as studies.