5 Benefits of Kickboxing Training

In this trying time the entire fitness community have come together and put out a wealth of content on great and effective workouts for us to do from the confines of our own homes. It is absolutely worth trying out all sorts of home workouts and finding what works best for you, but it’s also important not to forget your roots! We’re working hard to put out a variety of home kickboxing workouts that you can try and to cap it off, here are the top 5 benefits of doing kickboxing!

Our motto may be ‘Fit for Life’ but there’s more than one benefit of training the Xen-Do way.

1: Flexibility
You could have the most powerful kicks in the world, but they wouldn’t be much good if you weren’t flexible. Kickboxing helps your ability to lengthen and stretch the muscles which in turn will help prevent injury, build balance and get those kicks super high.

2: Confidence
Martial arts isn’t just a workout; it builds you up as a person. You’ll soon find yourself standing taller and walking with purpose. When you train to deal with confrontation it builds your confidence in all aspects of life and although you may never encounter the confrontation you are trained to deal with, the confidence you gain from the training will shine through all aspects of your life.

3: Mental State
Although the main act of martial arts is a heavy physical workout, from it comes an emphasis on mental health. The meditative nature of martial arts allows for a focus on breathing, respect, honour and perseverance that we carry with us throughout our daily lives.

4: Self Defence
It goes without saying that when you’re learning to efficiently kick, punch, dodge and move, you’re learning self-defence.

5: Fitness
Finally, of course, you get in a killer workout. Even a session at home can burn around 1000 calories if you keep up the intensity. Kickboxing workouts aren’t just calorie depleting but also full body, giving you a well-rounded workout that hits all the muscle groups.

Happy training!


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