Can Kickboxing Prevent Injury?
There are plenty of myths around concerning kickboxing. It doesn’t take a lot of work to find lots of ‘facts’ about it that aren’t actually true either.
Perhaps one of the biggest myths surrounding this sport is the idea that people can easily be injured while practising it. Not so – in fact the opposite is true. If you take a professional class that is conducted by someone qualified in this area of training, you’ll be just fine.
You’ll find kickboxing challenging to begin with since you won’t be familiar with the moves. However the nature of the moves means you will warm up nicely and your muscles will stay loose and supple while you practise. You’ll certainly get better the longer you do it and the more classes you attend, but providing you can follow instructions, you’ll be surprised at how good a workout this is.
However it isn’t easy to get this across on paper. The best way to see just how good a kickboxing class can be is to attend one. You’ll see how the various moves help your body get into (and stay in) good shape. Stronger muscles help support your joints, and that means there is less chance of injury in many situations. The impact that some sports inflict on your body is far more pronounced than any impact you’d feel from kickboxing. Think of running for example, and the effect that has on your knees. You don’t get that kind of impact with kickboxing.
So if you want to take part in a sport that actually strengthens your muscles, gives you a great cardiovascular workout and can help prevent injury instead of causing it, why not try kickboxing for size? You might be surprised at how enjoyable it is when you give it a try.
Owner and Chief Instructor of Deacons Martial Arts and Fitness in Oadby, Leicester.