Have you ever wondered why many fail to be consistent with their workout? Why most would join a gym or carve out a workout schedule, but fail to continue it for more than a week or two? It’s due to the monotony of the workout. Walking on a treadmill, lifting weights, or running loses its appeal within a week for most.
With Muay Thai you learn interesting skills, practical self-defense, and perform an incredibly challenging physical workout. To master any worthwhile skill or significant goal in life, you have to put in the time and work. As the famous Thai Boxer Kru Bunpot of Prakaipetch Muay Thai says “Muay Thai is Pain”. Without consistent training, you won’t gain the benefits of a regimented workout. Is it worth it? Absolutely. Some of the benefits are
Boosts Energy. Incorporating a regular exercise schedule into your life will improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. This is because exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. And when your heart and lung health improve, you have more energy to tackle day to day life.
Improves Health. An active lifestyle reduces the likelihood of many health problems. No matter your weight or fitness level, exercise keeps your blood flowing, decreasing your risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Health problems that can be prevented by regular exercise include:
- Metabolic syndrome
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- Many types of cancer
Muay Thai Burns Up to 1,000 Calories an Hour: One of the primary benefits of Muay Thai is that it is a great calorie burner. It can actually help burn as much as 1,000 calories in an hour. This is because the sport is one of the best and most effective full-body workouts out there. You’re going to utilize eight different weapons at your disposal – your fists, elbows, knees, and legs.
There are multitudes of additional health benefits from a regimented workout. Your skill, self-confidence and overall fitness will benefit from taking the time to consistently work out. Top fighters manage busy careers outside of the ring, families, and other life events. They still find the discipline to train 5 – 6 days per week. Our next post will be strategies for how to make time for Muay Thai training.
The Burning Spirits Team