The surprising Benefits different types of boxing can offer
Health & Fitness Benefits of Cardio Boxing & Kickboxing in Birmingham Al
Some people find it difficult to develop healthy habits that have positive long-term results and this can include working out. This may be because of a lack of information or not enough motivation. Sometimes exercise can become mundane. If you desire to try something different you may be interested in learning more about the wide range of health benefits boxing and kickboxing can offer. By incorporating one or more of these types of techniques into your workout you can have fun while strengthening your cardiovascular system, improve bone health, and lose unwanted pounds or inches and more.
The moves that boxer’s use in their training can offer a wide range of health benefits. You don’t need to take up the sport of boxing in order to incorporate this interval training into your workout. This type of vigorous exercise helps build strength, improves the cardiovascular health and releases endorphins, the hormones designed to help you feel happier, confident and less tense. Therefore, hitting the punching bag can be an excellent stress-reliever.
Boxing can also be considered a weight-bearing exercise. The type of pressure placed on your bones during the training can actually make them stronger and may reduce your risk of bone loss through diseases like osteoporosis.
If you want to get a whole body workout, get fit, learn self-defense moves, improve your cardiovascular and bone health then you may want to take up kickboxing. This is a different form of boxing because it engages all muscle groups in order to achieve overall body fitness. Some of the moves you will be performing will be: bobbing and weaving, kicking, punching and knee-ups.
In addition to the vast amount of health benefits you can achieve with this type of training, you will also find that your reflexes will improve, even if you practice with a punching bag because the bag will come back to you and you will learn the techniques of how to dodge the bag, strike and how to gauge the distance you will need in order to effectively throw and land the kicks and punches. Plus, you will train your fast twitch and slow twitch muscle fibers. Fast twitch muscle fibers are fast but do not last very long…so these are helpful during more heavier resistance or strength training using less reps but more weight. Slow twitch muscle fibers are most helpful during more cardio intensive training like marathons, since the the muscle fibers fire more slowly, therefore lasting a lot longer. These muscle fiber are can’t handle heavier weights but are good for doing lighter weighted resistance for long periods of time. So, now you should be able to see why these muscle fibers are quite useful for Kickboxing and/or Boxing workouts.
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Sign up for one of our boxing boot camps or kickboxing classes in the Helena, AL area in order to learn and develop the proper techniques of how to implement this into your workout. The classes we offer are taught by Personal Trainers that have certifications by one or more of the following: ACE, ISSA and NFPT.
If you do not want to sign up for an intense workout that involves this type of training we also have several fitness programs to choose from that include a 15-minute boxing routine added to the end of the session. Contact us to learn more about the health benefits of various small group Personal Training or boot camps that we offer.
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