Muay Thai is a martial art that originated in Thailand. It was designed to give people an edge in hand-to-hand combat. It’s also one of the most physically demanding sports out there. It’s a full-body workout that burns tons of calories, makes your whole body more flexible and builds self-confidence. Let’s go over how Muay Thai affects your body and mind so you can decide whether it’s right for you!
Muay Thai is one of the most physically demanding martial arts.
Muay Thai is one of the most physically demanding martial arts. If you’re new to this sport, it’s important to be aware of how it can affect your body. You might notice some changes in your shape, posture, or even flexibility. Here are some reasons why Muay Thai strengthens your body:
- It increases strength. This martial art uses many different muscles during training sessions that include punching, kicking and kneeing bags; stretching on the rope; practicing clinch with an opponent; repetitive movements like jumping rope or shadow boxing; climbing stairs; doing push-ups and sit-ups. All these activities help you gain more muscle mass throughout all parts of the body.
It’s a full-body workout.
Muay Thai is a full-body workout. You’re using your legs to kick, your arms to punch and your core to stabilize. It’s not just about cardio; it works out every muscle in the body from head to toe. Your muscles are constantly under tension because each technique uses multiple muscle groups simultaneously. This increases their strength and endurance over time through repetition (which helps explain why Muay Thai fighters often have extremely powerful kicks).
It burns tons of calories.
The exact number of calories you burn during your Muay Thai training is subjective. If you’re a beginner, it’s likely that the only exercising you’ve done in the past is walking up flights of stairs. You’re probably out of shape, so any kind of exercise will be new to your body. That means it’ll take time for your body to adapt to the exercise and get used to using its muscles more frequently.
As an example: In our research on different types of Muay Thai workouts (like kicking drills), we found that even just one 30-minute session can burn about 300 calories for a 125-pound person (which is average). But if that person weighs 155 pounds or more—or works out with intensity—they could burn closer to 400 calories per session! That’s about half as many as running on a treadmill for an hour at 6 mph would do for someone with similar height and weight measurements; but keep in mind that some people might find kickboxing more enjoyable than running because they like being active while also learning self-defense techniques like evasive footwork or blocks against incoming punches/kicks.”
It improves your cardio endurance.
Muay Thai can be an incredibly challenging sport, both physically and mentally. It requires a high level of fitness and mental strength to perform at the highest level. One of the most important aspects of Muay Thai training is its ability to improve your cardio endurance. Cardio endurance is defined as the ability of the body to perform long-term physical exercise using oxygen as fuel. Even though there are many different ways that we get our energy from food, energy production in cells happens through a process called aerobic respiration. Aerobic exercise such as running or cycling uses this process for generating energy by burning carbohydrates (glycogen) and fats with oxygen from air taken into lungs during breathing. This type of exercise helps improve cardiovascular health by increasing heart rate and blood flow throughout the body; it also improves overall fitness levels because it increases muscular strength along with physical stamina.
Muay Thai offers so many benefits, mind and body
Muay Thai is a great way to improve your overall health and well-being. In addition to the physical fitness that comes with regular Muay Thai training, there are other benefits that you may not be aware of.
- Muay Thai can help reduce stress and anxiety. Exercising regularly can help lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which is responsible for causing anxiety in some people.
- Training helps improve self-esteem and confidence by boosting self-beliefs about one’s own body – specifically, focusing on what areas need improvement rather than what needs fixing or changing; this gives them more motivation to work harder at their training as they see improvements over time instead of getting discouraged easily if results don’t show up immediately after starting out (which would happen at any sport). These changes also mean less likelihood for developing depression later down the line because there’s always something else motivating you towards success.”
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No matter what your goals are, Muay Thai is a great way to reach them. Whether you want to lose weight or gain muscle tone, increase your cardio endurance or just look and feel better about yourself overall, we think that Muay Thai can help! So don’t wait! Come join us at our gym today!
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