If you’ve been thinking about trying kickboxing but something is holding you back, this is the sign you’ve been waiting for.
For some, kickboxing can be super intimidating but we’re here to assure you that these workouts are fun, fast, and empowering - so there’s nothing to be afraid of. We’re convinced that kickboxing can beat any other workout out there. Here’s why.
Kickboxing Has Major Health Benefits
- Improved heart health
- Increased muscular strength
- Better balance
- Higher confidence and self-esteem
Kickboxing really gets your heart pumping and since, after all, your heart is a muscle, the more it pumps, the stronger it gets. So, that’s one example of why kickboxing rocks. But, more on that later.
In terms of the physical benefits of kickboxing, you’ll also notice increased muscular strength and better balance.
As you kick, punch, and move around the floor, you’re training your muscles throughout the entire body. It’s truly a full-body workout. And since the power from your extremities comes from your core, you’ll be improving your balance as well. Not to mention the strength that will form in the tiny muscles of your joints which keeps everything stable and strong.
You’ll find that all these gradual improvements also improve your mood and self-esteem, too. So, don’t be surprised if others notice an extra pep in your step thanks to kickboxing.
Now, let’s circle back to how kickboxing improves heart health and explain a little about the science behind it.
Kickboxing is More Effective than Other Workouts
When a workout is effective, it means that you’re getting maximum results in a short amount of time. Kickboxing is considered a HIIT workout that switches back and forth from your maximum effort to short periods of rest.
It’s the most effective kind of workout because you can burn a huge amount of calories really quickly. During HIIT workouts like kickboxing, your body learns to recover more efficiently and your heart gets stronger as it pumps more blood.
HIIT workouts are incredibly for your heart health because it keeps your body in an anaerobic state. Essentially, it keeps your body guessing by constantly spiking the amount of energy required and this kind of interval training does wonders for your fitness.
Think about the last time you joined a gym. You probably had a good few months, then you slowly tapered away from your “routine” - if you could even call it that. Why?
Well, chances are, you got sick of doing mundane reps or running on a treadmill. It gets real old, real quick and eventually, you couldn’t convince yourself to stick with it. Kickboxing is a totally different story because it’s actually fun. You won’t even know you’re working out!
They say time flies when you’re having fun but what’s even better about kickboxing is that you don’t need all that much time to do a killer session in the first place.
OOMPH workouts can be done in as little as 15 minutes! Perfect for busy parents, working professionals, or world travelers. Kickboxing workouts are short and effective so there’s no need to spend hours in the gym.
Since kickboxing will give you incredible results in a short amount of time, you’ll see changes in both your body and your mind that will leave you feeling on top of the world.
This workout will increase your confidence as you start to look and feel your best. Plus, since kickboxing teaches you to kick and punch with power, you’ll start to feel strong and capable which is an amazing way to walk through the world.
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