There's plenty of value in working out certain parts of your body to build muscle in those areas (we're looking at you, triceps). But when it comes to efficiency and results, a full-body workout can take you new levels of endurance, flexibility, strength, and skills.
Movies have created some memorable images of boxing gyms as places where trainers scream at street-tough boxers, and the stripped-down equipment is usually a lone punching bag and a jump rope. While those places certainly exist, more modern gyms have tons of equipment and resources that make boxing more appealing — and trainers that guide instead of bully.
Best of all, you can get what boxers have had for decades: a truly killer workout.
There are so many different workout routines out today, but how can you find the workout that’s best suits your body type? MMA athletes are trained and conditioned to use their entire body for a successful outcome in the octagon and a full body workout is the best way to your ideal body. Here we breakdown three different MMA fighters -- all with three different body types to help you find the best full body routine that’s right for you.
Many gyms rely on an adults-only environment when it comes to training and classes, and relegate kids to daycare or “freeform group exercise” that's mainly running around in an open space.
But with the decline in physical education classes at school, giving kids the opportunity to build skills and enjoy fitness and well-being has become more important than ever. Here are three reasons that your gym should offer exercise classes that focus on youth fitness:
Exercise classes can be a great way to get in shape, and burn tons of calories very efficiently. For the most part, they offer a great whole body workout - but, like anything in life, you only get out what you put in. If you want to get the most out of the time you spend in class, here’s what to do:
For some of us, self-motivating and going to the gym to run on a treadmill just isn’t the most effective way to work out. To get a real workout, you might find yourself spending well over an hour in front of a machine - not ideal when you’re trying to re-learn subtraction (however they’re teaching it in elementary school today), and planning much needed family face-time. While some thrive on the solitude of “gym time”, it’s not for everyone and it’s not always the most effective way to get fit. For this reason, many busy moms are turning to group exercise classes that combine cardio and strength training in a class environment.
Here are three types of group exercise classes that will fit into your schedule - and your fitness goals:
When you’re serious about dedicating time to the gym and fitness classes, one question always comes to mind: Is that really a good workout? If you’ve never tried a kickboxing class before, but are considering taking one, this question is very likely top of mind. While there’s a lot of general information about the benefits kickboxing workouts out there, they don’t always give you the data you need to make your decision. Fear not, we’ve compiled it here:
It all begins at the core. No matter what type of workout you’re pursuing, a strong core is essential to your ideal body. You can ask any fighter in UFC, a core is the foundation to success in the gym and inside the octagon. Every motion you perform in your workout impacts your core. Sparring? You need a strong core for those twists in the your punches and kicks. Running? A tough core will help you shred those pounds. Cardio? Yep, that’ll build your core and vice versa. Once your abs are tight, then every muscle in your body will follow. Here are eight great moves that together form the ultimate MMA ab workout:
Battle rush hour traffic. Hustle kids to school. Work late. Catch up with friends. Make time for a workout. Check more things off your to-do list. When you’re busy, a lot of things demand your attention, and too often exercise is the first thing to get cut. But it doesn’t have to be: full-body workouts for busy people that can be done in less than an hour can help you lose weight, get in shape, and look your best. Ready to crush your next workout?