You have finally decided to get back in the gym to lose weight. After the first few sessions, you find yourself coming up with excuses not to go work out. This situation happens often. You may start with a treadmill or elliptical, move to the weights, and call it a day.
When you are bored, it is much more difficult to continue working out. Regular gym routines can be boring. Instead of a monotonous gym workout, there are different types of martial arts classes that you can take to help lose weight and keep your interest.
- Enrol in MMA
Mixed martial arts (MMA) combines techniques from many different types of martial arts including:
- Muay Thai
MMA camps in Bangkok are intense, high-cardio workouts. If you are looking to burn fat, increase cardio, and get back in shape, MMA will help you burn more calories than you would at the gym. MMA camps are aggressive. You will be trained by certified professionals, and engage in one of the hardest UFC sports. Eating healthy is extremely important while you train. Your body will need substance to engage in such an intense workout.
- Try a Kick Spin with Taekwondo
Taekwondo is a type of martial art that emphasises lower body movements. Taekwondo incorporates kicking techniques that require skill and speed. In many competitions, the faster you can kick, the more points you earn. Spinning kicks receive high points.
But if you are not looking to compete, Taekwondo is an excellent weight loss program. You will be required to master your centre of gravity while performing high-velocity kicks and blocks. High-powered kicks and spinning kicks require extreme stability and endurance. Therefore, taekwondo requires an intense cardio workout to master each move. It requires you to get in shape, train, and have patience. Unlike walking or a dull gym routine, you will not get bored.
- Join a Karate Class
Karate is a Japanese martial art. The primary goal is to develop your ability to defend yourself and counterattack. The ancient art helps strengthen your core muscles and mental stability. Karate provides overall improvement of both your physical and mental health.
The word karate in Japanese translates to “empty hand way.” You use your empty hands to defend, protect, and counterattack your opponents. It is a discipline that is practiced all over the world. Karate will help you lose weight quickly. It uses every muscle in your body to master the punches, chops, kicks, and blocks. It is a fun way to lose weight without the mundane gym routine.