As the years have passed, we have seen workout trends come and go. From Jazzercise to Zumba, there is always a ‘latest craze’ in the fitness arena. However, there has been a workout that has taken the health and fitness world by storm, and it is here to stay.
The workout? Kickboxing.
Kickboxing is a form of exercise that is primarily boxing, but can also incorporate some elements of high intensity interval training (HIIT), strength training, and karate. It is an intense, high energy workout that hits every single muscle group. Across the country, there are thousands of fitness centers, gyms, and martial arts dojos that offer some form of kickboxing, so it is an easily accessible class.
Why should you start kickboxing? Glad you asked.
Here are three reasons why YOU should check out this epic workout.
When you’re having a rough day, what else helps you get anger out and relieve stress like beating up on something? Thankfully, when you box, you have a target that is NOT your loved ones or valuable items. Kickboxing helps you punch and kick the stress away, and it also helps increase the endorphins in your body, so your mood is boosted.
Getting a workout in, gaining a better mood, AND being a pleasant person for your loved ones to be around? Win-win-win.
INTENSE WORKOUT FOR MAXIMUM RESULTS
If you’re looking for a workout that gives you maximum results, kickboxing is the workout for you. Combining both strength and cardio, you manage to hit every single muscle group. Kickboxing is also an extremely intense workout; no matter what fitness level you are, you will ALWAYS be able to challenge yourself.
The hour or less workouts and the intense level of activity occurring result in your body becoming much more toned and fat being lost at a much faster pace than with normal cardio or strength training.
Kickboxing, in its most simplistic form, is essentially learning how to throw punches and deliver kicks with excellent form. You learn how to defend yourself, how to strike back at a would-be assailant.
Having this knowledge allows you to walk with your head a little higher, knowing that if somebody was to attack you in some capacity, you not only have common sense-you now have some valid self-defense skills that could prove to be invaluable.