How Strong Are You?
Maybe a better question would be ‘how strong would you like to be?’
Most of us aren’t as strong as we could be. Maybe you watch television sometimes and see people who clearly have well-defined and very strong muscles. They may not be muscle-bound – far from it – but they’re definitely stronger than plenty of other people. Maybe you feel you’re out of their league, but there are always things you can do to improve.
For example, Leicester kickboxing classes would steer you in the right direction. You’ll often find a particular exercise tones up and strengthens a specific part of your body. Think of walking, for example. This tones your lower half, and it certainly burns calories. However, it also does very little for your upper body, apart from giving you a good cardiovascular workout (and there’s nothing wrong with that).
Other exercises focus on the upper body rather than the lower body. However, kickboxing focuses on everything – literally every part of your body gets a good workout. And that will make you a lot stronger in lots of ways. This won’t happen overnight, and you’ll likely ache when you go through your first few lessons. The next day won’t feel quite as easy as it normally does. But hang in there. You will eventually start to notice your increased body strength and fitness.
Of course, muscle requires more energy to keep it in the same state. As such, you could end up losing weight and toning up, too. You can think of this as a bonus, or go into your Leicester kickboxing classes realising that this could be just what you need to help you drop those few pounds you’ve been meaning to shift.
In that sense, getting stronger is just the beginning. You have plenty more to look forward to as well.
Owner and Chief Instructor of Deacons Martial Arts and Fitness in Oadby, Leicester.