It’s no longer just for MMA fighters — introducing home kickboxing workouts into your workout routine is an excellent way to jumpstart your fitness routine. Unlike regular boxing, kickboxing is a low impact workout that can be done completely solo and with the option of either using a freestanding punching bag or going at it completely equipment-free. Kickboxing is also a great cardio alternative for those who don’t like running because it is also a mental workout. Through the use of upper body or lower body combinations, the workout requires constant thinking and controlled awareness of each movement.
Whether you’re new to the exercise or have been practicing for years, now you can try home kickboxing workouts through the FitOn App.
Here are three benefits you’ll get from your next home kickboxing workout.
3 Reasons to Get Fired Up About Home Kickboxing Workouts
#1 It Burns A Ton Of Calories
The number of calories burned during any workout varies from individual to individual — gender, age, genetics, and body type are some key factors that play a role. But one thing is consistent: a home kickboxing workout burns an impressive amount of calories!
One study found that, on average, a cardio kickboxing workout (without the use of any additional weights) can burn 350 to 450 calories an hour. While it might be the same as jogging, this calorie-burning exercise comes with the added benefits of flexibility, sharper reflexes, and increased heart rate.
If you’re looking to try a home kickboxing workout for the first time, try this Cardio Kickboxing class with trainer Breann Mitchell.
#2 It’s A Full Body Workout
Some days we want to work out everything. Okay, most days, we do. A home kickboxing workout allows just that— a full-body exercise. The combination of footwork, punching, and continued use of core strength all act as strengthening techniques to build leaner muscle and sweat off that pesky fat.
Using the entire body actually goes far beyond the physical results you’ll notice after, but the ones you’ll feel as well. The workout uses muscles in both upper and lower body, you’ll naturally improve your balance, coordination, and stamina.
However, since it is a full-body exercise, there are some important tips for keeping ourselves safe:
- Start slow and increase speed with comfortability
- Focus on your movement and be precise in your motions
- Stay hydrated
- To improve, aim for 2 to 3 sessions a week
Try this total-body Signature Cardio Kickboxing, great for beginners and advanced participants.
#3 It Transforms Your Mental State
A home kickboxing workout has the power to transform your mind as much as your body.
Due to its innate combative nature, kickboxing is an excellent stress reliever. Whether you’re in a bad mood or need to take the edge off from a long day of work, tapping into the primal fight response within releases any pent up frustration.
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BONUS: You Can Do It In Pairs
Working out with someone else is a good way to add some extra motivation to the mix. And just because you’re doing a home kickboxing workout doesn’t mean you can’t invite a friend or significant other over to do it with you!
Try any FitOn kickboxing workouts and play around with your own combinations. You can take turns on who creates the combo and even hold a pillow or punching bag in place for each other, providing a sturdier surface to practice on.
Take Your Results to The Next Level With Home Kickboxing Workouts
Kickboxing can seem intimidating, but it’s a workout for everyone, no matter what your fitness level.
Now, are you ready for your next sweat obsession? Try any one of our new home kickboxing workouts, and get ready to feel energized, empowered, and ready to crush your goals.