It’s easy to lose weight with kickboxing and a lot of fun. The intensity of kickboxing and specialized techniques combine to make your body an inferno that burns between 800 to 1200 calories per hour. That’s huge and far more than most other aerobic exercises. Don’t worry, you won’t bulk up while you do it either. Instead, it builds lean muscle mass to give the body a sinewy lean appearance. That muscle tone comes from the resistance aspect of the training.
Kickboxing is a form of interval training, but far more fun.
Interval training is high intensity training that alternates quickly between stations where you change the exercise. You’re constantly changing your movements in kickboxing and working out your brain at the same time. HIIT—high intensity interval training is one of the most effective ways to burn fat. You can see why kickboxing fits that description and does it so well. You make a high-intensity move and then go to a low-intensity one, always keeping your body ready for the next move. It shreds fat fast.
You build core muscles.
Core muscles are stabilizer muscles that help keep you balanced and upright. They include the abdomen, so you’ll get a flat tummy in the process. These larger muscles burn loads of calories and the more you tone them, the more they’ll burn. You see muscle tissue requires more calories than fat tissue does, so effectively, you’ll burn more calories 24/7 and be raising your metabolism. That makes weight loss even easier.
When combined with a healthy diet, kickboxing can shed pounds even faster.
A healthy diet isn’t dieting. Dieting makes you feel deprived and has you eating special foods. A healthy diet gives you a wide selection of food choices. I’ll help you learn how to eat healthier and even show you how to make substitutions, such as brown rice for white rice, which saves few calories, but provides more nutrition. These small changes all add up to huge calorie savings. You’ll never feel hungry. In fact, most people find they eat more than they did before they started.
You get other benefits from kickboxing. It’s a good form of self defense that could come in handy and changes your stance. You’ll never look like a victim again.
You’ll improve your balance when you kickbox. It works out the coordination receptors in the brain to make them work more efficiently. That adds to your coordination and grace.
You’ll build confidence with kickboxing. You’ll walk taller and have more presence. The improved posture helps you look thinner too.
You’ll improve both your endurance and your reaction time when you learn kickboxing. After just a short time you’ll have more energy than you ever thought possible.