This martial arts workout is inspired by Les Mills On Demand’s BodyCombat class and blends boxing, kung fu, tae kwon do, capoeira, and muay thai for the ultimate workout. Get ready to have a blast and feel like a champ.
Looking for an alternative cardio sport besides running that allows you to kick, jab, clinch and master self-defence techniques in a non-contact environment? Body Combat is an action-packed workout activity that encompasses all of the above, which guarantees to make you sweat it out and get your heart racing. Inspired by martial arts and a huge variety of disciplines including Muay Thai, Tai Chi, Boxing, Taekwondo and Karate, here are 5 benefits that Body Combat can offer:
1. Sports Conditioning
When selecting a cross-training activity, athletes should consider the aerobic intensity as well as the risks of injuries from the sport. Body combat offers comparable stamina training as to running with its explosive workouts and the non-contact nature reduces the chances of sustaining unwanted injuries. The workouts are usually conducted in timed intervals and of different speeds, hence allowing for participants to maximize their heart and lung capacities.
2. Weight Loss – Excellent Calories Burner
According to body combat clubs, a 50 minutes Body Combat class allows you to burn an average of 740 calories! While the amount of calories burned is based on one’s fitness level, height and weight, this amount is higher than most cardio activities and definitely qualifies as an elite fat-blaster activity. This is great news for anyone who wishes to shred off those extra pounds and sweat it out during each short and intense session.