Because exercise for weight loss is so often associated with strenuous effort and/or is simply boring, it can be a challenge for many. But the good news is it need not be. The truth is, starvation rations in combination with boring strenuous exercise is not the only way to drop the pounds.
Kickboxing raises the body’s metabolism and consumes those obstinate calories.
What brings out the best in people such as you and me is exercise that is fun! Kickboxing is a perfect example. It is a great combination of rapid focused movements such as kicking, punching and dance moves. This activity has a competitive intensity which speaks to all who allow themselves to embrace the moment, to enjoy vigorous movement and feel their body respond. What is immeasurably beneficial is the conditioning that occurs as well as that often elusive weight loss!
The strength of Kickboxing is its combination of the fun, sociable aspect while simultaneously working the body’s various systems (cardiovascular, muscular, skeletal etc). By incorporating upper and lower body movements while using the organs Kickboxing raises the body’s metabolism and consumes those obstinate calories. The total of the body’s biochemical processes is its metabolism. Metabolic action requires energy which is measured in calories. The higher yours and my metabolism, the more calories are used, it’s that simple. Simply put, the perfect duo is kickboxing and weight loss.
More specifically, what else can Kickboxing do?
The American College of exercise is a recognized authority. This organization has declared Kickboxing a full body workout which addresses all major muscle groups whilst improving aerobic capacity (lung – heart performance), increases endurance and strength while also decreasing stress. What’s neat is that distressing ourselves with Kickboxing also reduces our desire for poor food choices (do I hear snacking and comfort food?). Those empty calories are associated with stress eating which means weight gain. With Kickboxing it’s a win-win-win situation. We have a complete picture with all sides covered: the mental (focusing skills), psychological (stress control) and physical benefits. Find out more about the benefits of Cardio Kickboxing here.
Being overfed yet undernourished is one of North America’s greatest challenges. We are sedentary, we are stressed and we make poor food choices. This is not a good situation and our need for weight-loss reflects all these. Fortunately regular Kickboxing classes will address all these concerns. What speaks mightily of its power is its ability to dampen our urge to snack, increase our desire to eat wisely and destress our minds! Clearly, Kickboxing is well worth considering.
How many calories can you expect to burn while Kickboxing?
A good approximation is given by www.fitnesshealth101.com. A 30 minute Kickboxing workout by a 150-pound person will burn between 325 and 345 calories. Variables include the workout intensity and the person’s weight, but it’s a good template from which to work. What is recognized and has been discussed in this article are the mind-body changes. They may be difficult to quantify, but they are there. What makes sense is simply this, Cardio Kickboxing is great for weight loss and kicking those calories away! If we examine the basic weight loss formula of “calories in vs calories out”, Kickboxing works perfectly. It burns calories yet acts as a natural guide for good nutritional intake.
What if I am not cut out for vigorous workouts or competitiveness is not my thing?
That’s fine! A great variation is Cardio Kickboxing. This is a group workout where a class instructor guides participants through sequences which are easy to follow and do not involve any kind of contact. Yet they still generate the weight loss, strength work and mental benefits associated with Kickboxing. This environment is friendly without the intensity of competition and sparring of Kickboxing. And that works fine for some participants.
The participant can easily modulate his or her workout intensity to their personal level. Yet weight loss due to calorie burn during exercise, the recovery phase and the increased metabolism due to increased muscle mass are still there!
With Cardio Kickboxing you do not need the equipment used in Kickboxing (gloves, headgear etc). Pre-sparing prep with punching bags and suchlike are not used. The bottom line is, it is a fun filled class with Kickboxing combinations such as bouncing, punches and kicks.
Alka Sharma is an instructor who has been involved in the fitness industry for years. She swears by Cardio Kickboxing. For her it’s a great way to get her exercise, ensure weight loss, make friends and have loads of fun.
Invest in your health for 2,000 calories per week!
The benefits for dropping a few extra kilograms with Cardio Kickboxing have been universally recognized, people all over have discovered Cardio Kickboxing. If I invest an hour of my time three times a week participating in a Cardio Kickboxing class with Alka Sharma, that’s clearly over 2000 calories a week invested in my health! I think this makes wise business sense!
So go ahead… shuffle, punch and kick the calories in more ways than one! Having the energy, personality, and perhaps most importantly, the passion to deliver the very best Cardio Kickboxing experience.