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Cardio Kickboxing

gloves-kickboxingHere is a quick run down about the ins and outs about cardio kickboxing. Since the end of 2008 the cardio version of kickboxing has become more and more popular, and people right across the United States are starting to see the benefits of the sport. Scientists have measured that a athelete can burn up to 1,000 calories doing cardio kickboxing in an hour. When compared with other sports this number is quite high, compared with golf where you would burn around 250 calories in an hour, or 500 calories playing tennis. When used with a weight loss program it can be a very effective way to shed those extra pounds. 

What is Cardio kickboxing?

Basically cardio kickboxing is a full fitness regime based on the skills of kickboxing. It’s not dissimilar in ways to Tae Bo or other aerobic
sports. It is very popular with people who are not interested in sparring, but would like to train their body in this martial art. Cardio kickboxing can be done to music, and as your class progresses the tempo of the music will generally increase. The music will help you keeping up the rhythm and intensity. The music is selected to be both stimulating and invigorating.

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How long does it take to work

Based on previous trainings we can say that within 3 to 4 weeks you should notice that your weight will start to reduce and that you will have more energy to last longer at training. It is not only about weight loss, as cardio kickboxing can also be a good method to tone up muscles, and to even gain muscle mass. You must always remember that when you are training, fat weights less than muscle. So if you may notice that you are now more toned than before, but your weight is the same or even higher. At the end of the day, you should feel the results and feel better within yourself. Also the more you train the more you will notice a great range of motion in your arms and legs.

Don’t worry if you can’t kick high enough or your range of motion is not the best. Over the course of a few classes you will notice that you will be able to stretch further and you will be more comfortable with the stretches. New things take a bit of time, but they do get easier. Muscles by their very nature are good at contracting and relaxing, and before you attempt your class it is important that you perform the necessary stretches. Stretching will also reduce your likelihood of becoming injured while cardio kickboxing.