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After the evolution of Mixed Martial Arts, the sport that combines a mixture of techniques, more people today want to get in on the martial arts scene. Until you’ve participated in martial arts, it’s impossible to know how it feels when you come across a physical attack and how you can handle these situations. Training in martial arts can protect you and is also great for fat loss and fitness.
There isn’t any other sport out there that is just as exciting and can improve your fitness, body composition, and health like martial arts does. Along the way, you’ll get some great self defense skills too!
Martial arts consist of high intensity cardio, strength training, agility, mobility and flexibility making it an extremely effective fat loss exercise. Aside from the normal gym routine, sometimes it’s fun to add an extra class in to get you in the mood to work out and that’s exactly what martial arts does.
There are many forms of martial arts which you can see for yourself at Martial Tribes, but here are 3 that can definitely make you lose weight and how!
Muay Thai/Kickboxing is a favourite for many people. A session will have you doing brutal kicks, from low, mid to high kicks and you will be using your knees too; great for those thighs and if you are looking to tone up those legs!
Training for Muay Thai revolves around punching, kicking, kneeing, fight strategy, and conditioning. Workouts are very tough but it will make you work up a sweat and it’s a lot of fun!
Sparring with partners on the pads is another really enjoyable part of Muay Thai. Concentration is key as you need to remember the sequence of jabs, uppercut, knees etc. The swinging movements of punches and kicks work out the hips and core making them stronger and more flexible.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Calorie burn is an important factor in any weight loss effort and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the best when it comes to blasting through calories. It involves a lot of cardiovascular activities such as throws, takedowns, sweeps, joint locks, chokes, and controlling positions. In a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class, you could be burning anything between 500 to 2000 calories, depending on the length of the session.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the best self defense martial arts, as it allows you to take your opponent out by using kicks and punches from a standing position to the ground. It is very physically demanding but you’ll start to lose weight in no time.
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
And finally the one that everybody is talking about, MMA the one that is a combination of many traditional styles and made into its own. Mixed Martial Arts is great for burning calories and it involves a lot of strength training and cardiovascular workouts. It combines Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Muay Thai, Boxing and Judo.
Being an intensive workout, this will stimulate the body to burn more calories for hours later, even when you aren’t training, which means the weight will continue to drop off. Training is very demanding because it requires hard work, skills with a strong emphasis on speed, strength, endurance, and agility. This is why MMA athletes are seen as the fittest athletes in the world.
So which one will you practice?