Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA, fighting is a full contact combat sport that pushes the body to the limits like no other workout! Whether you’re training to win a fight or training for fun, MMA can get you in the best shape of your life and has some other great benefits as well.
Continue reading to learn how MMA fighting is different from other workouts and what it can do for you!
Complete Body Workout
Most sports require one set of muscles to be used more than another, but your entire body is strengthened in MMA!
This is because MMA workouts incorporate practically every muscle of the body. Your legs become strong as you kick, your arms get toned by punching and your core strengthens as you grapple.
Burns Calories Quickly
No exercise machine can compare to the speed at which MMA burns calories! In just a single 45-minute striking or grappling class, you can burn up to 600 calories. For a comparison, it would take you 45 minutes (going at a steady pace) on a treadmill to burn just 400 calories.
Incorporates Different Types of Exercise
You probably know that there are three types of exercise; aerobic conditioning, anaerobic conditioning and metabolic conditioning. Aerobic conditioning (cardio) makes your heart and lungs work efficiently to get more blood circulating. Anaerobic conditioning (strength training) focuses on performing better during shorter, more explosive exercises. Finally, metabolic conditioning (HIIT) teaches your muscles to use the fuel your body gives it more efficiently. This type of exercise involves very short very intense activity.
Unlike a gym workout that focuses on one of three types of exercises, MMA workouts incorporate strength, aerobic and metabolic conditioning!
Teaches You Self-defense
MMA is one of the best combat sports for self-defense! Unlike boxing where you just learn how to strike while standing, MMA combines stand-up fighting, ground fighting and takedowns. Because of this, it can teach you how to defend yourself in a real-life situation.
Are you ready to get in the best shape of your life and learn some amazing skills along the way? Contact us today to learn more about our MMA program!