Martial Arts is a great tool for getting in shape. Most people that start their Martial Arts journey do so to get into shape.
It can still be difficult if you are not sure how to do things correctly. Evolve MMA put together a nice article on how to burn fat and build muscle. Below you will find two of their tips in doing so.
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1) It accelerates your metabolism
Martial arts is a high-intensity workout. Hence, it will cause your body to work harder to replenish its oxygen stores for about 16 to 24 hours after your workout. This process is known as excess postexercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) and it plays a part in giving your metabolism that post-workout boost.
For those who want to melt away fat more effectively, perhaps you would like to know that training first thing in the morning might just do the trick – according to fitness experts. This is because when you go to that early class first thing in the morning, you will be starting your day on a healthy note and be more likely to make healthier food and lifestyle choices throughout the day.
2) It feeds on fatty acids to fuel you through your workout
Muay Thai is one of the best weight loss workouts you can do in the gym.
Did you know that in just one hour of martial arts training, you can burn up to 1,000 calories? That aside, it is crucial to exercise for at least 30 minutes because this is when your body will begin to favor fatty acids over glucose. When this happens, your body will then metabolize these fatty acids instead of glucose and target free fatty acids (FFAs) from your body’s lipids.
What’s more, training for over half an hour will also ensure that your old fat stores get eroded while new ones are prevented from being stored. Thus, your body is then able to burn fat more effectively.