Many people practice martial arts because they are interested in learning self-defense. However, this is not the only benefit of practicing martial arts.
Martial Arts and Fitness
Committing to a martial arts practice can improve your fitness by adding variety to your exercise program. You’ll find that the martial arts provide a full-body workout that also increases your joint mobility. And rather than always trying to keep up with others, you can set your own goals and learn at your own pace.
Instead of going with more traditional workout habits like joining a gym or buying a treadmill for the garage, martial arts is a great way to mix up your exercise routine. You will challenge both your body and your mind, all while creating positive changes to your fitness and health.
Martial arts is a full-body workout. Rather than isolated movements, like a biceps curl with a single dumbbell, the skills and techniques of martial arts use multiple muscle groups simultaneously. This type of functional training makes for a great workout, and you’ll notice the positive effects in your daily life.
Intensity and Results
Using all of your muscle groups for a 60-minute martial arts class can burn a LOT of calories. And with time and commitment, you’ll notice that you’re steadily losing weight. But not all of the changes are about calories. You’ll also improve physical skills, like endurance, strength, power, balance, coordination, and stamina.
Training martial arts also helps improve your joint mobility and range of motion. You’ll use muscles and move in ways that you’re not used to moving. Introducing these new movement patterns can improve your flexibility and again create positive effects in your day-to-day activities.
Are you ready to improve your martial arts skills and fitness? You don’t have to wait until you’re “in shape” to get started! Classic Fight Team in Fountain Valley offers programs suitable for all fitness and experience levels. Contact us to learn more.