How it works
This total-body workout is for you if knee punches, kicks, and strikes sound fun.
You’ll burn between 350-450 calories per hour while you kick, punch, and kick your path to better balance, flexibility, and coordination. Stress will be reduced.
A group class is usually one hour long and held at a gym, kickboxing studio, or rec center. Except for a kickboxing class, you won’t be fighting anyone. However, you will kick and punch bags in the air.
Intensity Level High
This is a high-intensity, high-impact exercise. You’ll be working your arms and legs hard. Your heart rate will increase and you’ll keep it up during your workout.
It targets specific areas
Core: Yes. Your core muscles will be used for many kickboxing moves.
Arms: Yes. Expect to perform a lot of jabs and uppercuts.
Legs: Yes. Side kicks and roundhouse kicks will work your quads and hamstrings.
Glutes: Yes. Roundhouse kicks will make you feel the heat.
Back: Yes. This workout uses all of your muscles, even those in your back.
Flexibility: Yes. Kickboxing will increase your flexibility.
Aerobic: Yes. This is a hard cardio exercise that will keep your heart beating and torch calories.
Strength: Yes. You will be stronger if you do a lot of punches and kicks.
Sport: No. Although you may be able to do kickboxing or other martial arts, fitness classes are not a sport.
Low-Impact: No. This workout is full of jarring, bouncy moves.
What else should I know?
Fees: If you sign up for a kickboxing class you will need to pay the studio or gym fees. You can also download an app or buy a DVD to do it at your own home.
Great for beginners? No, but you can work at your own pace. Begin with slow kicks. Start slow and work your way up to a higher level.
Outdoors: No. This class is typically done indoors.
Home: Yes. Follow the instructor by downloading an app.
Equipment needed? You can use jump ropes or punching bags, which are available at many studios and gyms. If you wish, you can purchase your own boxing gloves.
Ross Brakeville, Physical Therapist:
Kickboxing is good for your heart and joints. It can also improve your coordination, balance, strength, and coordination. You can also use it to reduce stress. Before you start a new exercise routine, make sure to consult your doctor.
A challenging workout can be expected, especially if you take a class that lasts an hour. Are you not ready? Your instructor and you can adapt kickboxing to your needs.
You can work at your own pace. Begin slowly, and remember to drink water during, after, and before your workout. Pay attention to your body, and don’t push yourself too hard.
Can I Use It If I Have A Health Condition?
Kickboxing can be a great option to manage diabetes and heart disease. You can modify your moves if necessary. Inform your instructor.
Back injuries or the knee can cause you to quit kickboxing. Your back can be stressed by doing squats, twisting, and balancing on one leg, which can lead to a problem with your knees. Kickboxing can make you stronger and help to prevent injury.
If you are pregnant and have been doing kickboxing for a while, talk to your doctor about whether it is okay to continue. Keep hydrated and do not get tired from the exercise.