The Easiest Way To Burn 1,000 Calories In One Hour

In this day and age, it feels as if everybody’s complaining about the same thing: not having enough time!

You’d think with all the technology out there that it would be easier to make time for the more important things in life ­­like taking control of our health.

Raise your hands if you’d like to take all the shortcuts you could get!

Here’s a helpful tip – try to find ways to make every single aspect of your daily routine as efficient as possible.

You can start by making smarter decisions when it comes to your workout. Choose a workout that helps you achieve your goals in the fastest amount of time possible. Our suggestion? Muay Thai.

A Muay Thai student kicking pads at during training

An action-packed Muay Thai class at Evolve MMA (KINEX) in Singapore.

Not only is Muay Thai known to burn 1,000 calories in an hour, it’s also a fun way to learn self-defense, an all-important life skill you’ll want to add to your repertoire.

Want to know more? We’ve got all the information you need to know.


The 101 On Calorie Burning

Someone throwing a knee in Muay Thai training.

You can burn up to 1,000 calories in a one-hour Muay Thai class.

It’s as simple as this: if you want to lose weight, you’ll need to burn more calories than you consume. And the amount of calories you burn in a certain amount of time depends on your weight and fitness level.

Usually, a heavier person will burn more calories per minute because they need to exert more energy to move while exercising. However, more experienced athletes could burn fewer calories than a less-conditioned person because their heart and lungs work more efficiently.


Muay Thai Is A Full-Body Workout

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There’s a good reason why many Muay Thai fighters have the chiseled physique we’d all like to have. It’s because unlike some other exercises, Muay Thai training develops your cardiovascular strength, speed, explosive strength, and endurance. It also targets all the major muscle groups.

From the warmups onwards, you’ll feel the burn immediately as you run, hit pads, or kick the heavy bag. If you want to burn more calories, take your training to the next level and add more reps or take the time to kick the bag a few more rounds after training.


Muay Thai Is Intense For A Reason

A female Muay Thai students throws a kick in class

A student trains Muay Thai at Evolve MMA (Far East Square) in Singapore.

It’s no surprise that the more intense your workout is, the more calories you burn. In Muay Thai, you continuously work at high-intensity especially when you are performing reps on the heavy bag or kicking pads.

Thanks to the nature of Muay Thai, a martial art in which you are learning how to defend yourself, you’ll want to constantly put as much strength and effort as you can into your strikes.

And of course, the longer you train Muay Thai, the more efficient your strikes will be – which means more calorie burning. Basically, the harder you work, the more calories you burn!


Muay Thai Is A Fun Way To Burn Calories

The problem with simply going to the gym and following a program is that it could feel monotonous. Although it does benefit the body, if something is boring, it could be difficult to sustain.

If you are trying to lose weight or have serious goals, you’ll need to find a workout that motivates you to want to keep on training. This is the beauty of Muay Thai and martial arts in general. Because you are learning, you’ll be motivated to improve. And the only way to improve is to keep on training and put even more effort into making time to train.

There’s no doubt that such a mindset will help you burn calories faster than any other workout out there.


Muay Thai Doesn’t Feel Like A Workout Because You’re Training With Friends

mental health smile

Exercise produces mood-boosting endorphins.

Going to the gym, slipping on a pair of headphones and getting to work can get boring. Imagine going to the gym with your best friend who cheers you on and helps you whenever you feel like you’re struggling. That’s what it’s like when you train Muay Thai.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been partnered off with someone you’ve never met before. Holding the pads or bag for someone automatically brings you closer because of your shared experience.

In fact, you probably won’t even realize that the one hour mark has passed – or the fact that you’ve burned 1,000 calories. In Muay Thai class, the saying “time flies when you’re having fun” is so real!


So, what are you waiting for? If you’ve been wanting to get in the best shape of your life and experience what it’s like to burn up to 1,000 calories in an hour, here’s your chance. Sign up for a complimentary trial class today!

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