When deciding on a workout option that has a positive effect on your physical and mental health, there are many options. Have you ever considered martial arts, specifically MMA?
MMA training will get you into great shape, and you’ll have a blast. Here is how:
Fun for Anyone
MMA is for both men and women. On the surface, it can appear to be a male-dominated sport. But that doesn’t mean that women can’t get involved. It’s also easy to assume that MMA is only for those who want to compete. But MMA is not just for competitors. MMA is for all levels.
Perhaps you’re a complete beginner, and it’s been a while since you were following a consistent workout schedule. That’s okay! Training MMA is scalable so that the workout you do winds up fitting your fitness and your experience.
MMA is a full-body workout that increases your functional fitness. Rather than using machines at your local gym, you build fitness by working out multiple muscle groups together. This functional fitness benefits other areas of your life by making daily activities (like cutting the grass, carrying groceries up the stairs, or chasing your dog around the park) easier.
At the same time, an MMA workout is a mix of aerobic or endurance training, like jump roping, running, boxing, and anaerobic training. An MMA workout includes shorter, more explosive bursts that target your anaerobic system. In a sense, it’s an applied High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout.
More Engaging Workouts
If you’re looking for something different, MMA training can be a great way to mix up your workouts. Not only could it be a new activity for you, but the workout itself is also much more mentally engaging than some traditional workout classes.
You have to think about the moves that you are learning, and the challenge of figuring out how to defend yourself or apply the skills that you have learned so far can be motivating and exciting. Plus, there are always new moves and skills to learn. Rather than thinking about how many more minutes you have until you can get off the treadmill, all you’re thinking about is your next move.
To learn more about the programs we’re currently offering at Believe MMA, contact us today.