Today, Monday, December 9, 2019

Get a Kick Out of Exercise with Kickboxing

Kickboxing is becoming increasingly popular, not only because it teaches people an art to be used in self-defense or in the sport itself, but more importantly because of its cardiovascular and fitness benefits. Moreover, because of the aggressive nature of kickboxing, it is an outstanding avenue for stress relief. Any kind of exercise can help relieve stress, but kickboxing, in particular, has the benefit of helping one to aggressively assert himself or herself through choreographic kicking and punching. The vigor of the workouts in kickboxing can help relieve physical and mental stress, as well as increase strength and coordination.

Kickboxing benefits include:

  1.   Development of better physical coordination

  2.   Stress Relief

  3.   Better cardiovascular health

  4.   Increased agility

  5.   Increased strength

  6.   Reduction of bodily fat

  7.   Better endurance

  8.   Cooperation between mind, body, and senses

  9.   Better focus

10.   Self-defense

Kickboxing Benefits- Stress Relief

Exercise helps to relieve mental and physical stress through the expulsion of negative energies, such as anger, sadness, or worry. Kickboxing is a kind of super-charged method for relieving anxiety or stress because it works so many different muscles in the body. The shoulders, arms, abdominal muscles, and thigh muscles are all strengthened, toned, and conditioned in a kickboxing workout. Specifically, kickboxing works the biceps, triceps, the major and minor shoulder muscles, the deltoids, the hamstrings, quads, and the front and back abdominal muscles. Because so many muscles are involved in the exercise, it often does not take much to break a sweat and boost the heart rate up to fat-burning speed.

Studies show that one of the many kickboxing benefits is making people feel stronger in rapid fashion. Psychologically speaking, feeling stronger and elevating self-image help to relieve stress on a daily basis. In addition, if people feel angry, sad, or worried about circumstances or events in their lives, kickboxing is an excellent coping technique in that it is most definitely an assertive and aggressive exercise, designed first as a sport and second as an exercise pattern. Choreographed to increase strength and flexibility, kickboxing also releases negative thoughts and feelings through a disciplined approach to attacking and defending.  


While kickboxing benefits such as stress relief and increased strength and agility are often the most obvious and prominent, one should not underestimate the benefit of kickboxing for self-defense. Learning kickboxing (which is a sporting cousin of karate and taekwondo) can make a person feel increasingly self-confident when in dangerous or physically contentious circumstances.

Kickboxing for Fun

Believe it or not, while kickboxing can be a difficult and strenuous exercise, it can also be enjoyable. Learning techniques from trainers can be both challenging and exhilarating. As one begins to perfect difficult moves and techniques in the sport, he or she will often begin to have fun in progressing toward particular goals. As a person achieves these goals, increasing speed and agility, one begins to get lighter on the feet, as well as nimbler, quicker, and smarter.

Kickboxing benefits for health and well-being are numerous.  This high-energy workout burns fat, works a variety of muscles and relieves stress



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