The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many people, emotionally and physically. If you weren’t able to work out as much as you wanted during your time at home, it’s ok; you aren’t alone! Your exercise routine may have included running around with your children all day or picking up toys that you told them to put away days ago. Thankfully, as Vancouver continues to open slowly and safely, we can start heading to the gym to get back to a somewhat normal routine!
If you are looking for a faster way to get back to your pre-pandemic health, we recommend adding cardio kickboxing into your workout regime. Cardio kickboxing is an all-around exercise that combines strength training and cardio to tone your muscles and burn fat simultaneously. Most importantly, cardio kickboxing is really fun!
You can join a class, hire an instructor, or train yourself, but no matter which option you choose, you will have a blast doing cardio kickboxing while toning your entire body. If you are still a little hesitant about kickboxing, continue reading to learn four of the many benefits you may receive!
It’s a Great Stress Reliever
The last four months have been pretty stressful. As Vancouver reopens, a little more stress may happen as you return to work to catch up on missed time. Cardio kickboxing is a great way to combat stress as it utilizes quick and constant movements as well as sharp kicks and punches to work up a sweat.
When you combine the cardio from HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) and body toning exercises from boxing, the constant movements can lower your anxiety, anger, and depression. When you entirely focus on your training, your mind will also forget about your everyday worries to help ease your mind.
Works Every Area of your Body
During a regular workout routine, you may dedicate each day to a specific body part. For example, you may work your legs on Monday, shoulders on Tuesday, arms on Wednesday, back on Thursday, and core on Friday. When you start doing cardio kickboxing, you will target these areas all at once!
If you aren’t used to full body exercises, you may feel overwhelmed during your first session. But if you go at your own pace and do the best you can, each session after that will become so much easier and enjoyable! After only five weeks of dedicated training, you will see a significant improvement in your speed, agility, and muscle toning.
Burn a Bunch of Calories Quickly
Since cardio kickboxing uses every muscle and limb, your heart rate will increase quickly, and you will burn a lot more calories in a shorter amount of time compared to single body part exercises. When you do a high-intensity cardio kickboxing session for an hour, you can burn around 750 calories, and it’s a great way to burn fat in your belly.
Gain More Endurance
To keep up with your kids running around all day, you need to increase your endurance! When you perform cardio kickboxing frequently, you will have better control of your breathing, allowing you to endure the workout longer without getting tired or winded.
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