Bodycombat combines the science of cardio peak training, which keeps your heart rate at about 60-80% of your maximum, with periods of high-intensity exercise. This combination of being steady and a high-intensity exercise has been proven to build cardio endurance and assists to drive the same fat-burning effects as high-intensity interval training (HIIT), making it great for losing fat.
Body combat offers numerous benefits. Not only is body combat great for burning calories and excess fat, but it’ll also help build your cardio strength and stamina, support to relieve stress, and is great for co-ordination, muscle toning, and agility as well.
Bodycombat is similar to running when it comes to improving your stamina, while the explosive elements, combined with the non-contact nature of the class suggest you’re not likely to pick up any injuries, meaning you can work out harder and for longer without any lengthy rest periods. Also, the workouts are split into timed intervals, helping you to maximize your heart and lung capacity.
The kicking, jabbing, and blocking are a few martial arts elements of Body combat, that when combined together and repeated extensively at a regulated pace and intensity will help you utilize muscle groups you never even apprehended you had. Unlike running or cycling, Body combat is a whole-body workout, meaning you use both your upper and lower limbs for the workout, giving a more balanced effect and helping you achieve defined muscles and a well-toned body overall.
A quite often forgotten benefit of body combat is the effect it has on your agility, coordination, and balance. Many of the exercises require you to balance on one leg while kicking or punching with another limb. This requires good balance, coordination, and agility, all of which will improve, the more body combat and Zumba classes you attend.
What does the body combat include?
The body combat workout combines moves from Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, and Kung Fu; but you won’t need any martial arts experience to enjoy all the perks of body combat.
How often should you follow body combat?
Basically, you should aim to attend between two and three Body combat sessions a week to achieve optimal results. Add in some core and flexibility workouts, alongside some weighted workouts and you will begin to notice the difference in no time.
Are Body Combat and Zumba the same?
Body combat includes more movements with your body whereas Zumba is just a casual dance form that does not include any vigorous movements.