October 16, 2021

6 BENEFITS OF BOXING AND KICKBOXING WORKOUTS

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Here are six reasons to get fit with boxing or kickboxing

  1. Have mindfulness.

mindfulness can be defined as being in a state of present moment awareness

boxing and kickboxing are both so challenging that it’s difficult to think about anything else, so you are forced to be in the moment.

2. Strength & Power.

boxing and kickboxing can help increase your muscular power by learning how to increase either the force of your punches and kicks ( achieved by using the heavy bag or by increased speed which is achieved by using focus mitts and reactive drills).

researchers from the University of Copenhagen observed a 17% increase in upper body strength following a training program that focused on heavy bag punching techniques.

3. Cardio.

boxing and kickboxing training also incorporates many of the research-proven benefits of high-intensity interval training which is well known for its ability to increase cardiovascular fitness.

researchers from the University of yonder bar found as little as five weeks of kickboxing training can increase aerobic fitness by 13%.

4. Cognitive benefits.

Cognitively, boxing, and kickboxing training requires a significant amount of motor coordination and spatial awareness which Prime’s key areas of the brain such as somatosensory cortex, primary and secondary motor areas.

also, boxing and kickboxing training requires both concentrations and, focus which develop important regions of the brain responsible for attention.

5. Core strength.

 both punching and kicking techniques require the muscles of the upper and lower body to transmit force from the ground up.

 This transfer of force is known as kinetic linking this is where many of the core strengthening effects take place when undertaking boxing or kickboxing training.

6. Flexibility.

 boxing and kickboxing training is a great way to increase flexibility.

 flexibility is the amount of movement available in a joint or group of joints boxing and kickboxing require both static and dynamic flexibility to perform many of the explosive punching and kicking techniques.

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