Kickboxing is an excellent way to relieve stress and build muscles as you use your own bodyweight to control the strength and accuracy of each move. Originating in Japan, kickboxing is an umbrella term for many different types of combat techniques, but within this blog post we are going to focus on kickboxing as a whole. Throughout this blog post we are going to see how implementing kickboxing moves into your fitness regime can positively impact your health. So, if you want to find out more about this one on one sport, then keep on reading.
How is Kickboxing Effective?
Kickboxing is a form of HIIT exercise which means that it is a high intensity workout with small interval bursts. With kickboxing you strike the opponent using the lower part of the body which means that you require a heightened level of balance which will develop over time when practicing kickboxing. Along with improving your balance, here are another few ways in which practicing kickboxing elements could improve your overall health:
- Great stress relief
- Improved coordination
- Weight loss
- Builds and tones muscles
- Enhanced strength and stamina
- Boosts confidence
- Improves posture
Due to the number of cognitive benefits of kickboxing, their techniques and elements are often recommended for the older people to improve their strength and stamina. Despite this, kickboxing isn’t just for a certain demographic. Everyone can practice the basic moves and elements in specialised fitness classes by following trained professionals.
As you are working with your own body weight which kicking and punching you will find that the more strength you put behind your move the more effective the workout will be. This type of training is great for those that prefer to workout alone as you could do it by yourself or with a sparring partner who is wearing the special padded equipment to prevent injury.