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.