If you are like others and you are considering taking up martial arts as your primary fitness go-to, then consider joining a Muay Thai gym as your first foray into martial arts training.
Muay Thai originated from Thailand and is practiced all over the world. It’s wildly popular in Southeast Asia and is often referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” because it makes use of your fists, elbows, legs, and knees. It’s a total body workout.
Muay Thai training also has a significant impact on who you are as a human being because it greatly improves every aspect of your life. From your physical appearance, to your mental strength, and spiritual balance, Muay Thai simply makes you a better person.
People take up martial arts for different reasons. Most people head to the gym to lose weight and unwanted fat, get fit, and adopt a healthier lifestyle. This alone will keep you hooked on training.
More than just the physical nature of the discipline, however, Muay Thai offers much more. Let’s take a look at the various benefits Muay Thai offers, and why you’ll find yourself constantly in training.
Today, Evolve Daily shares four reasons why the Muay Thai gym will become your second home.
1) Quick and lasting results
Most people who join a Muay Thai gym do so because they’ve heard about Muay Thai’s amazing ability to get you in shape quickly and effectively. It’s true. A Muay Thai class is every bit of an effective fitness program as advertised.
With Muay Thai, you can achieve quick and lasting results because the workouts are incredibly intense and satisfying. Every session is designed to make you sweat, and requires your complete focus and attention.
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It demands your maximum physical output by practicing a variety of striking techniques which utilize your entire body. It’s not called the “Art of Eight Limbs” for nothing. You’ll be using your elbows and knees, as well as your fists for punching and legs for kicking.
One hour sessions in Muay Thai are known to burn up to 1,000 calories. The bottom line is, each Muay Thai class will leave you feeling like you’ve accomplished something, and it has taken you one step closer to your fitness goals.
This, in and of itself alone, should keep you coming back to the gym for more on a daily basis.
2) You’ll become a true martial artist
Taking up Muay Thai, in particular, will quickly open the gates of what it is to be a true martial artist. At the heart of training is hard work and dedication. There are so many techniques to master, so many offensive and defensive sets, that the pursuit of knowledge will no doubt consume you.
The life of a martial artist is an outstanding one. It will bring you to many different places in your life. By practicing Muay Thai, you’ll not only achieve your dream physique, but you’ll also receive many of the benefits that come with consistent training.
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You’ll gain more confidence in yourself, which permeates into your day-to-day life. You’ll experience increases in sharpness and focus, understand the value of hard work, and gain unwavering discipline. Simply put, martial arts will improve the quality of your life.
By becoming a martial artist, you’ll also understand that you need to put the time and effort in consistently, in your physical, mental, and spiritual health, in order to see results. This is why you’ll keep coming back to the Muay Thai gym every day.
3) Kicking the pads is a unique experience
There’s something to be said about Muay Thai pad sessions. Anyone who has ever experienced it will tell you that it’s absolutely exhilarating. There’s nothing quite like it.
Just feeling the impact of your gloves as they make contact with synthetic leather, your shins smashing against the force of your trainer’s pads, it’s a melody you’ll quickly fall in love with. In fact, it’s most likely what keeps people coming back for more.
The action-packed pace of a Muay Thai class is second to none. It goes from zero to a hundred with the first kick, and it never lets up until you’re gasping for air. Of course, the more you train, the better conditioned your body will become. You’ll notice increased energy levels, as well as improved stamina and endurance.
Furthermore, your technique will be much sharper, offering for an exponentially intensifying experience.
If there’s one thing that will keep you heading off to the Muay Thai gym every chance you get, it’s the excitement of Muay Thai pad work sessions.
4) Sparring with your friends is addicting
And then comes the moment you step into the ring.
You’ve spent enough time in the Muay Thai gym, built enough confidence, and your techniques are on point. You’ve even developed that bounce in your step that is characteristic of someone ready to take their training to the next level.
Sparring with your friends and gym mates is unforgettable. It’s both fun and challenging at the same time. To climb into the ring and practice the techniques you’ve worked so hard on, it’s the best way to test your skills.
There will come a time when you will be looking forward to sparring days. It’s an amazing activity that will turn you into a real fighter. Plus, it will help you validate the time you’ve spent learning how to defend yourself.
Sparring is a robust training tool to help you acclimatize yourself to the ebb and flow of real-world combat situations. It’s the ultimate way to practice and refine your self-defense skills.
So give Muay Thai a try and sign up for your first trial class. Once you experience the unique excitement of Muay Thai, you’ll find the gym quickly becoming your second home!
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