4 Health Benefits of Martial Arts Training
Kickboxing offers the ultimate combination of a total body workout and a self-development program. Here at Xen-Do, you can expect to get more out of a workout than simply losing weight!
1. Improved Overall Flexibility
“An object in motion, tends to stay in motion; while an object at rest, tends to stay at rest.”- Isaac Newton
This is true for our bodies as well. As we grow older, we naturally lose our flexibility. In order to prevent this from happening, it is important to stay active and stretch your entire body regularly. Kickboxing trains you to defend yourself in any situation. Thus, it forces you to move your body in all directions across all planes of motion. This keeps our bodies limber and flexible for much longer.
2. Develop more Defined and Tone Muscles
Since martial art training focuses on body weight training, our bodies naturally will search for sources of energy to use for working out. In doing so, fat begins to break down to provide that extra energy we will need. This increases our muscle mass and our bodies begin to show off that toned physique we all are looking for. Increasing lean muscle mass also increases our endurance and agility, subsequently burning more calories.
Learning to defend yourself in all situations builds your confidence to adapt to anything that stands in your way. Whether it be running that extra mile, or defending yourself in a conflict, martial arts helps you prepare mentally and physically to overcome any obstacle. Our instructors are trained to push you to your full potential, which help you feel comfortable to take on any the challenges in our everyday lives.
4. Stress Relief and Increased Focus
Kickboxing allows you to punch, kick, and let loose after a stressful day. Taking an hour to train, helps you distress by training you to accomplish one task completely and then move on to the next step. This teaching relays into our lives outside of the dojo, and shows you the importance of relaxing and doing work the proper way with a clear mind.
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