5 Reasons to add Kickboxing into your life
When you are used to pounding the pavement or treadmill a few times a week, it can take a toll on the joints. Kickboxing offers and intense, low impact full body workout that’s easy on the joints. You can easily scorch approx 400-800 calories and hour while increasing your metabolism. If you think 5 minutes on a treadmill seems long, try hitting the bags for a few minutes. You’ll be surprised by how winded you become in seconds.
Punching the bag with boxing gloves will tone your arms creating long, lean muscles while building endurance. You’re getting a full body workout, as your core must be engaged to execute the moves. You’re toning your waist and sculpting your lats. The many variations of kicks are toning your legs and butt and providing endless opportunities for interval training. Add weighted gloves for extra resistance.
3. Improve Posture
Sitting at a desk all day, can lead to weak core and abs. You must engage and use your core to stabilize as you kick and punch. Strengthening these muscles will help you with any other activity you do and help you hold better posture at rest.
4. Reduce Stress
Kickboxing is a healthy way to get out your frustrations. We all feel like hitting someone or something at one point or another. Punching and kicking a bag leads to an endorphin rush and instant mood elevator. Who doesn’t want that?
5. Do it at home
We are all busy. We don’t have time to go to another place to do another workout. With a couple of pieces of equipment, you can easily do this workout at home. Perhaps, you can get the rest of your family to join in.
All you need to start is a good pair of gloves and Heavy Bag.
You can easily pick up any of the equipment on Amazon or at any fitness store (Sports Authority or Dicks)
Most importantly, it just makes me feel completely BAD ASS afterwards and ready to take on the world. There is no better feeling than that!
Do you ever kickbox? Do you love it as much as I do?