If, like many people, you find yourself being tempted by the idea of getting into regular exercise then you may well have considered something like martial arts. Some people might think you’re nuts, being perfectly satisfied with their group ‘jogging’ meetings a few times a week, little do they know that you’re one step closer to making a much smarter decision than they have, here’s why!
Most people probably wouldn’t consider something like Muay Thai to be a martial art, typically thinking of the most common forms that tend to be on TV, movies, or as part of the Olympics. To name but a few you could start with Karate, Brazilian Jujitsu, King Fu, Win Chun, and one of the most underrated in Judo.
So, is Muay Thai a martial art, and why doesn’t it spring to mind like some of the others? As it happens, yes, it is, as well as traditional boxing which probably doesn’t spring to mind either when considering martial arts. Boxing is well advertised, and for many people, it has become part of ‘household’ sport in terms of something to put on the box of an evening…. What makes Muay Thai so different then?
If you’ve ever spoken with anybody that has undergone a serious training regime of Muay Thai Reading, whether they’ve chosen to step, or jump into the ring and have a fight, they will surely tell you that no other form of exercise even comes close in terms of well-being, fitness, strength, confidence and an all-round better you in all areas of your life. After all, if your mind is right, your body tends to fall in line too, as does everything else in life.
The Absolute Work Out!
Unlike most other sports, nothing really comes close to the workout that your body will receive, a quick search of YouTube will demonstrate the kind of regime you’d be getting stuck into. For example, though, you would likely be going for a run first to warm up, 3k, 5k…maybe more as time goes on.
You’d then head back to the gym, for a variety of other exercises including skipping, some lightweight lifting, bag work, some practice moving around the ring, and as you become more confident, you’ll probably find yourself getting involved in sparring on a regular basis, or at least helping others with their sparring regimes.
Proof – Pudding, and All That
You certainly shouldn’t need any more encouragement after watching some online videos and seeing the impeccable shape these guys are in! As the saying goes, the proof really is in the pudding, if you’re tempted to find out more, even in the slightest then get stuck in asap.