Updated: Apr 23, 2020
I don't know about you, but I have to have variety in my workouts, otherwise I get bored with the movement, which why I love to mix in some kickboxing to my routines.
And to help convince you why, I thought these 6 benefits of adding Kickboxing cardio to your routine would help you know why and how it can give you the same cardio workout or better.
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6) Melts Fat Fast
Bye Bye winter fluff!!
I know for me, this is one of the main reasons I work out, to burn fat and have lean muscle replace it, but how does kickboxing give you more than, say running?
Let's dive into that.
Kickboxing is a mix between punching, kicking, moving around like a dance, and practicing breathing as you kick and punch.
So not only do we get that cardio workout, but also we get a bit of endurance training, speed, and power (especially if you have a bag to punch, but totally can do this without a punching bag).
Combine these together and you can burn around 750 calories per hour!
To give you an idea of what that looks like, let's compare it to rowing or jump rope, doing these exercises will burn around 600 calories per hour.
So that's 150 extra calories per hour that you would be burning, so we'll be getting a good workout.
Here's the best part, kickboxing has also been shown to burn that pesky belly fat.