Step into a BODYCOMBAT™ workout and you’ll quickly discover that it’s a calorie killer. Research shows that the average energy expenditure during a 55-minute BODYCOMBAT class is 737 calories. During the class heart rates typically beat at an average of 155 beats per minute. 1
Kicking and punching your way to superior fitness doesn’t just raise heart rates and destroy calories. It can transform body composition and condition the whole body. Every BODYCOMBAT class features a combination of punches, strikes and blocks designed to work the upper body and various kicks that provide lower body conditioning. This dynamic mix of exercises means you’re consistently transmitting load up and down the chain, working both the upper and lower body and providing a remarkable amount of core conditioning (the equivalent to 1700 crunches in a single class).
Those keen on improving upper body definition will find BODYCOMBAT is the ultimate. The rapid boxing-based upper body movements engage the body’s fast twitch muscle fibers. These fast twitch muscle fibers, which are not commonly engaged in conventional exercise, are more superficial and by challenging these fast twitch muscle fibers you create greater muscle definition.
It gets better. BODYCOMBAT provides more than purely aesthetic benefits, it trains you to be swift and agile. It helps you build upper body strength, leg strength, agility and power – and will improve your ability to jump, sprint and move in dynamic ways. This athletic conditioning will enable you to raise the bar across all sorts of fitness activities.
BODYCOMBAT makes it easy for everyday exercisers to punch and kick their way to fighting fitness, yet avoid the cuts, bruises and missing teeth that typically go with it.
1. Keytel, L.R., Goedecke, J.H., Noakes, T.D., Hiiloskorpi, H., Laukkanen, R., van der Merwe, L. & Lambert, E.V. (2005). Prediction of energy expenditure from heart rate monitoring during submaximal exercise. Journal of Sports Sciences, 23(3), 289-297