Practicing Martial Arts For Weight Loss
You cannot shed extra weight and keep yourself fit merely by indulging in routine exercises like jogging on a tread mill. To shed off your extra pounds, why not involve yourself in some form of martial-arts like karate, judo, boxing or kickboxing.
This article will enlighten you on the three prime benefits of martial arts to maintain the body fitness, if you take it as the right choice.
Doing martial arts for weight loss:
In the workouts of these days, trainers have incorporated several items drawn from martial arts, as parts of their exercise programs in gyms and related videos and DVDs that they offer. The lessons from martial arts like Boxercise, Tae Bo, cardio kickboxing, Kung Fu and aerobics are now included as a part of cardio workout regime.
For effective results, fitness trainers everywhere use punching bags, focus mitts and kicking pads. Martial arts being a highly intensive physical activity that lasts for hours in a gym is an effective way to burn off calories. The energy burn will also be proportionally fast, thus yielding in maximum weight loss in a short duration.
Martial arts oriented workouts are designed not only for muscles buildup and strengthening the flexibility of muscles, it is also for improving cardiovascular fitness, as a part of overall maintenance of a healthy physical system.
Martial arts activities done on a regular basis will elevate your heart beat for an extended period and strengthen your cardio vascular system. In martial arts, through a series of exercises like pushups and squats, our body is subjected to a type of resistance that keeps you in shape and makes your muscular system strong and flexible.
Workouts emphasize on stretching exercises also help to improve the flexibility of your body. As the martial arts provide almost all physical benefits, people practicing martial arts such as judo, Kung Fu, Karate etc. are regarded and revered as top class athletes.
It is an admitted fact that every person has to remain fit to defend himself in case of a threat from external sources. Martial art is the right path to acquire such skills and physical strength required for self- defense in such encounter.
Like in the case of an insurance policy you own which you rarely make use of, the skills and techniques you acquire from martial art keep you assured of your ability for self-defense, though you are not out to use them frequently.
Another added advantage is that unlike the workouts such as Tae Bo and Boxercise, martial art linked workouts conducted by a motivated teacher give thrust on elevating our heart rates that speedily burn energy and increase the level of your physical fitness.
Normally, the martial art schools impart training only in one specific type of martial art. There is a mistaken belief that a person able to punch on a focus mitt incessantly with a higher speed is good enough for self-defense in case of any encounter. One has to bear in mind that a trainer in martial art workouts is almost like an aerobics instructor, who cannot be equated with a fitness instructor.
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