martial arts exercises

Martial Arts Can Help You Burn Fat

Other than to give you that gung-ho attitude and sense of security, martial arts can truly help you lose weight, as well as improve your sense of balance, body awareness, hand-eye coordination and agility, among  many others.

You get that mental leverage of being able to acquire a good sense of focus and concentration, which are few of the many disciplines that you get out of martial arts  whether it be tae kwon do, jiu jitsu, muay thai and judo, just to name a few’

Martial arts exercises are often composed of high intensity physical activities that’s good for the heart and helps you burn those unwanted body fat, especially during sparring sessions that adds more punch with additional boosts of adrenaline to keep your heart pumping and gives you that extra strength for conditioning.

Martial Arts Exercises: Burn Unwanted Fat


Martial Fusion Power Push Up

To help develop strength, agility and power, this push up routine also provides lower-body benefits.

Stand with the feet spread apart slightly wider than your shoulders with toes pointed 45 degrees outwards, then go down into a deep squat position with the elbows lightly touching the thighs. Reach down the floor palms down and do a round of push-ups then reverse the routine to return to the standing position. Do 10 repetitions.

Grappling Reach Back

Lie on the floor with knees bent and legs spread apart at level with the shoulders. Twist your upper torso with your left hand reaching to the right and lift your buttocks off the floor. Return to the rest position then try the same twisting motion to the left. Repeat the process 10 times for each side.

Horse Stance To Side Kick

Go to a squat position, spine straight with legs spread apart and both your elbow bent upwards with your fists at chin level Look to the right then kick upwards with your right leg while bringing your left leg up to balance the body. Bring your kicking leg down and assume the original position as you turn to the left. Do the same movement to the left. Do this ten times.

Bear Crawl

Position yourself on all fours with hands under the shoulders, then lift the hips and rise up on your feet, keeping the knees bent and body weight evenly distributed. Then step forward with the right hand and foot, then do the same with the left. Take four steps forward using alternating steps then four steps backward. Repeat this 4 times.

Ginga Front Leg Extension

Stand with the feet wide apart at shoulder level with both elbows bent upward and fists  at chin level. Then kick with your right foot upward then return to a standing position this time assuming a fighting stance position with your left foot behind your right foot. Then with the right foot step back and swing your upper torso with your right elbow lunged upward at chin level. Then return to your original position. Repeat the same steps with the other side. Do this movement four times.

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