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Six Reasons to Get Fit with Boxing or Kickboxing

FIGHTÅFIT BOXING CENTRE REASONS TO GET FIT WITH BOXING OR KICKBOXIN MINDFULNESS Mindfulness can be defined as: being in a state of present-moment awareness (Gehard 2012) Boxing and kickboxing are both so challenging that it is difficult to think about anything else, so you are forced to be in the moment. STRENGTH & POWER Boxing and kickboxing can help increase your muscular power by learning how to increase either the force of your punches and kicks (achieved by using the heavy bag) or by increased speed (achieved by using focus mitts and reactive drill). Researchers from University of Copenhagen observed a 17% increase in upper body strength following a training program that focused on heavy bag punching techniques. CARDIO Boxing and kickboxing training also incorporate many of the research-proven benefits of High Intensity Interval Training, which is well known for its ability to increase cardiovascular fitness. Researchers from University of Jendouba found as little as five weeks of kickboxing training can increase aerobic fitness by 13%. COGNITIVE BENEFITS Cognitively, boxing and kickboxing training requires a significant amount of motor coordination and spatial awareness, which primes key areas of the brain such as the somatosensory cortex, primary and secondary motor areas. In addition, boxing and kickboxing training requires both concentration and focus, which develop important regions of the brain responsible for attention. AND CORE STRENGTH Both punching and kicking techniques require the musdes of the upper and lower body to transmit force from the ground up. This transfer of force is known as kinetic linking and this is where many of core strengthening effects take place when undertaking boxing or kidkboxing training. FLEXIBILITY Boxing and kickboxing training is a great way to increase flexibility - flexibility is amount of movement available in a joint or a group of joints. Boxing and kickboxing require both static and dynamic flexibility to perform many of the explosive punching and kicking techniques. FIGHT FIT BOXING CENTRE fightfit.com.au

Six Reasons to Get Fit with Boxing or Kickboxing

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More and more fitness buffs are incorporating boxing and kickboxing into their workout routines — this after they've discovered about the sports' amazing benefits for the mind and the body. Apart fr...

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