Is Kickboxing Good for Cardio and Calorie Burn?
Is kickboxing the new running?
Kickboxing has long been the most engaging and effective type of cardio for many. It recently became a mainstream workout tool with the rise of the UFC and other fight entertainment and now so many are joining a local boxing club. Be careful though! Some clubs are only interested in training fighters or come with a real “tough guy” mentality that will have you feeling like you don’t belong and may push you to injury. So do your research and make the right choice for you!
Cardio boxing helps you burn calories at a rapid rate.
If you’re forced to choose between boxing and running as a way of staying active, you’ll likely pick the latter unless you’re interested in discovering how it feels to have a black eye. But unlike traditional boxing, a cardio kickboxing class doesn’t put you in the ring to slug it out with an opponent. You’ll learn some of the techniques of the sweet science without ever having to worry about getting hit, which makes this exercise a valid alternative to running.
Cardio Kickboxing Classes
Cardio boxing classes are common in gyms and boxing clubs but are usually and after thought. MA Fitness has carefully crafter a structure that yields results and cater to people of all shape, sizes and athletic backgrounds (even no athletic background!). You’ll learn how to throw punches, kicks, combinations and all the while, you’ll burn calories with the full body movements Because kickboxing includes constant movement with the upper and lower body, it’s an effective way to burn calories. A 155-pound person will burn up to 750 calories in a in an MA Fitness class lasting 45 minutes all without having to get hit in the face. You’ll be the one delivering all the pain to your bag!
Running is one of the simplest ways to get cardio done. Lace up your shoes and you are good to go. The problem is that running can hit some roadblocks. Bad weather, bad drivers, busy sidewalks, and lack of consistent motivation if running alone can lead to a quick stoppage. If you are deciding to run you need to love it and probably have a running club or very motivated friend. Otherwise, classes are the way to go and 45 minutes of kickboxing goes by way faster than 45 minutes of running!
Impact to Joints
If you have sore joints, determining an activity’s impact is important. Although people can wear cushioned shoes and adjust their stride to lessen the impact during running, this activity can have a considerable impact to your joints, which is less than ideal if you have pain. Cardio boxing requires plenty of movement, but because boxing has little to no impact to your leg joints, this activity can be favorable for more people.
What’s your choice? Try a kickboxing class free today and see what it’s all about!