Fitness Fast with Kung Fu Workouts

photo of kung fu weight loss training

Can you really get into great shape and lose weight training in a martial Art?

Yes, and absolutely!

Here’s how.

Kung Fu offers many benefits both mental and physical.

  • Focus
  • Strength
  • Fitness

One of the great things about the modern age is the ability to use technology to quantify, or measure, what we do during a training session. Science has told us that we gain some of the greatest physical benefit from interval training.

Interval training is short periods of intense work followed by short periods of rest.

This graphic, measuring the 10-12 minute combat training workout the starts a typical kung fu training class, demonstrates the effectiveness of our interval training.

In a short time we move though all major muscle groups, low to high intensity, cycling through different exercises with the heart rate never leaving the fat burning zone.

Weight Loss kung fu interval training

The fat burn is intense; with a properly designed diet, like a low carb diet high in fresh proteins and low fat proteins one can melt fat and trim INCHES in a surprisingly fast pace.

The cardio burn, strengthening of the heart, and muscle building all contribute to a longer more comfortable life.

Athletes have used this type of training for decades to maximize their workout, to make their time count. No two training sessions are ever the same at the Academy of Kempo Martial Arts, even the combat fitness training is different each day.

Hard to argue with the benefits and even harder to deny the science!

So, if you want to burn fat fast, get a great workout, and learn something fun and useful you just might want to try a kung fu class.

It ‘s All in Your Posture

posture

Maybe you have seen this drawing on the internet or in magazines?

In many cases, our posture determines how much quality we get out of our movements.  In other words, starting from a good posture allows us to move through our natural range of motions with less wear and tear on our bodies and more quality of movement.

If we are starting from a bad position we are going to most likely end in a bad position.  With any repetitive motion, such as martial arts or any sport, the more we do from an incorrect position the harder it is to make the necessary changes we need to do to stay injury free.

A good fitness program or martial arts program should take into account the athlete’s posture and start from there before getting into movements that may harm or injure the body.  The problem is that most martial arts instructors know nothing about how to fix bad posture or even what is bad posture.

Don’t leave it up to chance.  Do your own research.  After all it is your body and if you want to get the most out of it you will have to put the work into it.

If you are starting on any kind of fitness or martial arts program, learn about posture.  It is the one thing most great martial artists have in common.  Not style, not strength, not speed, they all differ in all of these categories, but the one thing most of them share is good posture.