I hear from time to time that people start our kickboxing classes and they do not lose weight. In some cases they see their weight go up a little. The first question I ask is " are your clothes fitting more looser?" In my case every time the answer was yes.....? Confused? Ill explain. The fact is that muscle weighs more then fat. Our fitness kickboxing classes are a great combination of cardio and muscle strengthening, or toning if you prefer that. We are not lifting weights, we are just doing a high energy workout that causes you to burn fat and in the process we are doing exercises that help you build tone muscle. So what happens is you lose some fat your pants fit better and you replace that with tine muscle and the number you see on the scale might not actually change. This is just one more reason you will love our fitness kickboxing classes.
Your attitude makes all the difference in your workout. I was talking to someone over the weekend who has been involved in the martial arts and fitness for pretty much his whole life. We got talking about the "cardio kickboxing" craze that started and how it has changed. He was telling me about when he started "cardio kickboxing", it was a great workout and really intense. The instructor would be in the front of the class with the music and doing the punching and kicking to the beat of the music and it was fun. But then he went to an actual kickboxing class where they taught actual kickboxing and the instructor worked 1 on 1 with everyone to show them how to really hit a punching bag instead of just kicking in the air. He worked on how to turn his hip into the kick and that increased the effort he had to put into the kick. Anyway, we were talking about how I teach my class that way.I like to teach people how to kick correctly so they get the best results from class. They will get the results they want because of the instruction I give. Just to be clear VictoryKickboxing.com is not "cardio kickboxing". Don't get me wrong, it is a GREAT cardio workout, but we get to hit bags, and do lots of fun drills and exercises also to build strength. One thing I learned, and I still see from time to time, is back when this "cardio kickboxing" became a huge hit people would go to these weekend seminars and learn how to teach these classes. So you could sign up for classes with someone who had just learned to this a couple month ago. At victorykickboxing.com we are martial artists and we know how to teach you to punch and kick correctly just like you would learn if you were taking a real kickboxing class. The only difference is you do fight with us. Haha. I am looking forward to helping everyone this week in class. :)
This Saturday is picture day for our Tae Kwon Do program. This means there will be no kickboxing classes this Saturday. I am sorry, but the photographer has to be here an hour early to set up and he takes up a lot of room. So be sure to get your workout in this week :) Ill see you soon.
Proper breathing is very important during your workout. I am always reminding people to breath out on every punch or kick. Not a lot, just a little. No one forgets to breath in, but the breathing out part is what is forgotten. You can not breath in unless you breath out. Try to breath into your lower abdomen. I tell people to try and push their belly button out. If your shoulders are moving up and down when you breath then you are not using your full lung capacity. Lastly when you are in between combinations, or workouts, or if you listening while the instructor gives you the next drill, this is a good time to try and slow down your breathing. Try to breath in for 2 seconds and breath out for 4. Then try to breath in for 3 seconds and out for 6. The key is that you breath out twice as long as you breath in. This will help slow your breathing down.