There are many forms of martial arts, Muay Thai, MMA, Boxing, Taekwondo, Judo or Karate but it is widely acknowledged through all forms that there are incredible benefits mentally as well as physically.
Muay Thai “The science of eight limbs,” is a form of kickboxing sport that originated from Thailand. This intense type of contact or combat sport has been soaring in popularity in recent years because of its promising benefits not only in physical aspects but in mental acuity as well.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport based on striking, grappling and ground fighting, incorporating techniques from various combat sports and martial arts from around the world.
Here are some physical and mindful benefits of martial arts.
People who have spent significant time doing Muay Thai or MMA swear by the wonderful weight loss and body-sculpting effects. This comes as no surprise given the fact that both of these forms of martial arts are intense full-body workouts that involve a lot of important muscle groups.
Training uses a variety of physical routines and activities, such as running, jumping rope, kickboxing and shadowboxing. Providing both aerobic and anaerobic workouts, dedicating 60 to 90 minutes of training can give you 1,000 to 1,200 calories burned in one session. This explains why this is a perfect way to get rid of stubborn fat and tone your muscles while improving flexibility and having a stronger core.
Attending martial arts classes and training regularly is a brilliant way to improve your self-discipline. As you learn new skills and techniques and see yourself making progress in your fitness goals, you will be inspired and motivated to stick to your training schedule and practice. Slowly but surely, you will eventually develop healthy habits and improve your self-discipline both in the gym and your daily life.
Unleash your inner warrior
Martial arts training is highly commended when it comes to practical applications to real-life aggressive encounters. Aside from the fact that martial arts are an excellent way to learn self-defence, it also teaches you how to stay calm, think strategically and take courageous steps. Armed with your new fighting techniques, Muay Thai also gives you the confidence to carry yourself in any given situation.
Muay Thai and MMA can increase your stamina and improve your cardiovascular health
Truth be told, these forms of martial art are not for the faint-hearted. It will let you go through rounds of rigorous training that will absolutely test your strength and stamina. You will see Muay Thai fighters going on four to five rounds of training without looking tired, thanks to the cardiovascular training from this combat sport.
After having a long day, letting all the stress out in a workout that lets you throw punches and leg kicks efficiently channels everything negative out of you and takes you on an endorphin high, otherwise known as the happy hormone, leaving you feeling refreshed after training.
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