Martial Arts & Fitness – How They Match Up

Each day, martial arts is becoming more and more of a widely accepted form of fitness. There are many reasons for this. The main reason is that people are beginning to realize the level of resistance training that goes into most forms of martial arts. Ever notice the shape that wrestlers are in? It’s because of their training both burning calories and simultaneously building muscle. Most martial arts aren’t AS intense as wrestling and it’s over-the-top training regiment but they are pretty close. In the end, it comes down to how dedicated the person who’s training is to training (Hopefully that makes sense).
Many people who train martial arts notice great results in fitness and their overall physique after training for just a few months. But, like any other fitness program these results will end as soon as you stop training. So continuing to remain diligent in your routine is crucially important here. One martial art that kicks people in to shape better than most others is Jiu Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, most specifically. This martial art uses your opponents body weight as a sort of dynamic resistance that will challenge your strength, muscles, and overall endurance every time that you perform one of the thousands of techniques. In fact, each hour long session that you train probably involves you performing close to a hundred of these moves. You are also getting a workout with Jiu Jitsu even when you are the on who is having the technique performed on you. This is because by properly bracing yourself your muscles are being stimulated to a slight but considerable extent.
So, there are many martial arts out there that can help you get fit as you learn to defend yourself. But, one of the very best forms for this is Jiu Jitsu. In fact Jiu Jitsu is probably the best fighting form to practice for fitness’s sake outside of wrestling or mixed martial arts. If you’re interested in learning to fight and getting in shape at the same time then why wait? Start training today.

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