Muay Thai is one of the best sports you can participate in. So let’s focus on how you can take advantage of the great benefits of Muay Thai.
Unlike traditional “women’s” team sports such as netball and hockey, Muay Thai teaches women skills that can benefit them in all kinds of ways outside of just the sport.
It empowers women and gives them a wide range of physical and psychological advantages in life.
In this article, we’re going to look at some of the amazing benefits of Muay Thai for women.
Health Benefits Of Muay Thai
Is Muay Thai the right sport for you? Hopefully, its amazing benefits will convince you to take part in the martial arts community.
1. Muay Thai Leads To Improved Confidence
Learning new skills, meeting new people, experiencing new environments, developing a physically stronger body, and proving to yourself you can overcome physical and mental hurdles, all contribute to improving your confidence.
In Muay Thai you’ll have a lot to overcome – it’s physically very demanding, mentally there’s a lot to cope with.
Your confidence will grow with every new challenge you face and overcome. It’s a never-ending journey of self-discovery. Learning to find your limits and surpass them.
2. It’s A Great Total Body Workout
There are few better workouts than Muay Thai training. Mixing strength exercises, combat exercises, stretches, punches, kicks, elbows, pad work, kicking drills and a whole load of high-intensity sparring, every single aspect of your fitness will be tested.
You’ll burn a lot of calories, get a real sweat on and push yourself harder than you would in any aerobics class. Plus, it’s a lot more fun than going for a run or doing a Pilates class!
3. Muay Thai Gives You A Stronger Body
The training you’ll go through in Muay Thai will develop a stronger body than you would ever believe!
Alongside the Muay Thai skills training, you’ll do exercises that will develop your strength, power, and ability to keep up with the intensity of combat for a full session. A stronger body is a healthier body!
Exercises such as push-ups, pull-ups, squats, lunges, burpees, core work, etc. will train your entire body and will make you a strong, lean, and athletic woman.
4. It Builds Your Flexibility
When you practice punches, high kicks, blocks, and fast movements, you’ll naturally increase the range of movement around your joints.
Repeat these movements often enough and your muscles will become more supple, more flexible, and your joints will be healthier.
Your connective tissues around your joints such as your tendons will be healthier, more pliable, and less susceptible to injury.
Muay Thai can be as effective as stretching for improving your flexibility.
5. Muay Thai Will Introduce You To New Friends
When you join a Muay Thai class or club you’ll meet new friends who share your interest and passion for health, fitness, combat sports, and learning new skills.
You’ll have shared experiences, mutual respect for what you do and are capable of and of course, a wider circle of friends than you had before you joined the class.
With a wider social circle, your mental health will benefit and your life will be enriched in ways you didn’t expect when you started!
Muay Thai is a wonderful sport for both sexes, but there are benefits that women may have missed out on because they don’t think as a sport it’s open to women.
The message here is that Muay Thai certainly is female-friendly. So go ahead girls and enjoy the benefits of the sport for yourselves!
Get more like this
in your inbox
Sign up for our daily email with fitness and nutrition tips, diets and weight loss programs, health news, and more.