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From head to toe, all parts of the body are used during Muay Thai. During training, we engage your head and neck, shoulders, arms, elbows, and hands, hips, thighs, knees, shins, and feet and especially your core. Muay Thai training boosts your body’s metabolism which helps you burn off unwanted fats and gain muscle. Because of the sheer pace of training, your body releases various toxins and waste built up, resulting in a glowing complexion. With only a few months of regular training, you’ll notice a leaner and meaner silhouette and love the way you look in the mirror.
“Exercise can buffer the effects of stress-induced cell aging, according to new research from UCSF that revealed actual benefits of physical activity at the cellular level.
The scientists learned that vigorous physical activity as brief as 42 minutes over a 3-day period, similar to federally recommended levels, can protect individuals from the effects of stress by reducing its impact on telomere length. Telomeres (pronounced TEEL-oh-meres) are tiny pieces of DNA that promote genetic stability and act as protective sheaths by keeping chromosomes from unraveling, much like plastic tips at the ends of shoelaces.”
In order to use all eight limbs effectively, you must be flexible. All of our Muay Thai regimens are built around increasing flexibility. You’ll gain flexibility in our training specific warm-up while doing drills and of course in our yoga cooldowns. Not only is this helping you become a better Muay Thai practitioner, but it’s also helping you live longer. Being flexible isn’t only important in Muay Thai, it’s important in life.
Research has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns, including obesity and metabolic syndrome — a cluster of conditions that includes increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels. Too much sitting also seems to increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer. CNN’s Sanjay Gupta even goes as far as to say “sitting will kill you…” This is especially an important benefit for people who sit at desks for extended periods of time during their work day. Sitting in this position may feel okay, but it’s actually wreaking havoc on your body. Any extended sitting — such as behind a desk at work, watching TV or behind the wheel — can be harmful, says the Mayo clinic.
The majority of us accumulate a fair amount of stress during the day. Having an outlet for that stress feels incredible and can transform your mental and physical health. Let’s face it when you’re stressed, hitting something feels good. Doing something regularly that detaches you from the daily grind helps you become a happier and more carefree individual. Muay Thai is a full body exercise that is based on movement, balance, endurance, power, strength, and flexibility all coming together as one cohesive unit. Exercise, like Muay Thai, has been shown to reduce stress by increasing levels of norepinephrine, a chemical that helps balance our brains’ response to stress. Additionally, aerobic exercise, like Muay Thai, has also been linked to helping treat a variety of mental illnesses, including depression.
Muay Thai toughens you from the inside. It helps in boosting the immune system of the body, providing strength and endurance to muscles and clearing the mind. Along the way, you’ll gain self-confidence, and learn how to discipline the mind. At a spiritual level, it provides mental peace and relief from stress. Muay Thai also makes a person more self-assured and self-aware. Due to the fast-paced nature of the sport, you can’t worry and train at the same time. Practicing a martial art allows you to focus on yourself and nothing else.
Muay Thai is also a team sport. As you advance, you’ll spar with a training partner to really unlock your abilities. Studies show that most people perform better on aerobic tests when paired up with a workout buddy.
Muay Thai presents physical and intellectual challenges where confidence, mental and physical toughness is essential. Muay Thai is one of the few sports that helps discipline your mind, body, and spirit. In daily life, the present moment is a difficult place to live, especially with all the current distractions we have in our society, that’s why we use an experience that is built around keeping you present. Muay Thai forces you to focus on each one of your hands and feet as separate entities, while at the same time, calculating your next move and depending on your own strength and breath to keep you present and balanced.