Women, stay fit and fearless with kickboxing

Anisha Mishra

September 27, 2019

Staying in shape is big concern for women. And in today’s troubled times, so is self-defense. Kickboxing can help you conquer both these worries at the same time.

Kickboxing is a total body workout, not just target areas. A series of punching, kicking and various other movements, it’s a combination of cardio and resistance training that helps tone the body and leads to weight loss. Since it’s a total body workout, it also helps increase flexibility, burn calories, improve co-ordination and increase cardiovascular fitness.

In addition to its health benefits, kickboxing can also protect you from harm. The exercise regimen focuses on kicks, punches, knee-ups and bobbing and weaving. Kickboxers are also taught how to gauge distance and land punches and kicks. Most moves are practiced on bags to help with landing the move on a particular object. The bobbing and weaving, kicks, knee-ups and punches can all be used for self-defense, if ever needed.

Some key advantages of kickboxing are:

  • Kickboxing that includes bag work burns a ton of calories, up to 750 an hour, and maintains a higher calorie burn for several hours after your workout.
  • It provides resistance training benefits just like weightlifting and improves muscular strength and endurance.
  • As a full body workout, it combines cardio training with resistance training. Also, since it’s a total body workout, it is a time-saver.
  • It’s great for burning fat – its explosive movement followed by reduced intensity followed by more explosive movement is equivalent to interval training.
  • It works red and white muscle fibers and fast and slow twitch muscles (basically, it works all your muscles).
  • It builds core muscle strength, improves posture and is awesome for your abs and glutes.
  • Since it requires repeated bursts of explosive movements, it increases energy levels and strengthens your heart.
  • A regular kickboxing programme will improve flexibility and decrease muscle tension. It also teaches you how to relax and contract your muscles optimally for functional results you will see and feel.
  • Hitting a heavy bag is an unbeatable stress reducer… cheaper than any therapist! The endorphins released in the body relieve pain and help bring depression under control.
  • You have an arsenal of defense weapons, should you ever need them. There is nothing cooler than a woman who can kick butt!
  • Bonus benefit – it helps stave off osteoporosis.

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About the Author

As a former State-Level Basketball player, Anisha has been a fitness enthusiast from a very young age. Converting her passion into a career, she completed her Bachelor's in Physiotherapy along with a Diploma in Sports Nutrition. Specialising in Postnatal Fitness, Rehabilitation, and Fitness for various medical conditions, Anisha has attended several workshops in the fitness field. With more than 6 years of experience as a Trainer, Anisha has now turned her attention to making fitness a way of life in the country, and the rest of the world, in her role as Sr. Fitness Trainer at HealthifyMe.

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5 responses to “Women, stay fit and fearless with kickboxing”

  1. Kickboxing exercises really helps to build body postures, improve endurance, strengthen body and keep body fit. You shared informative article about kickboxing. I really like your blog. Thank you for sharing this article with us.

  2. Hi Anisha Mishra, Yes it is true that kickboxing helps you being in good health and being in a good shape. It is o good exercise for everyone and good sports as well. I can say that because of I one of participants for this kind of sports I a sure and recommend for every to engage in this kind of sports to have a fit and healthy lifestyle.

  3. kickboxing is very good workout to look good. i have joined kick boxing classes. It gives good mental and physical health. Your blog is very informative about kickboxing. keep sharing

  4. We all know the benefits of kick boxing. But this wonderful article states some real persuasive argument to make a woman start practicing kick boxing regularly.

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