Benefits Of Pad Work Training
I have been training and studying the Martial Arts all my life.
I have tried and tested many training styles to find out which are the most effective; to gain the best results and in the quickest possible time.
One of the most powerful ways to teach correct striking skills as efficiently as possible with maximum result output is Pad Work training. This is why I have designed a new Pad Work Package for people of all levels and interest.
Pad Work training is designed for those who have little to no training experience in Boxing, Muay Thai, Kickboxing or any style, to Fighters who want to tighten up their strikes.
This package introduces you to the basic fundamentals of Striking and as you progress with the classes moved to intermediate to advance levels. This includes stance, footwork, basic punches, kicks, knees and elbows and the defense to these techniques.
1. Keeps your Heart Healthy
Cardio protects you from heart disease, burn calories, and lose or maintain your weight”. But “doing cardio” doesn’t have to mean hopping on the treadmill wagon – especially if your subscribe to the #treadmillteam .
So how does Pad Work do this? Cardio places a moderate amount of stress on your heart and lungs so they are challenged and put through a grueling workout. These organs are then forces to make physiologic adaptations to support the higher level of physical activity. It is perfectly up to you how you choose to place stress on your heart and lungs. As long as you keep your heart rate up during your workout, there’s no reason you can’t punch, kick, and jump your way to a healthy heart at your local boxing gym. It also gives you the same or more effect in a shorter space of time.
2. Improved Total-Body Strength
All that punching, kicking, and jumping requires a surprising amount of strength. Think about it!
3. Better Hand-Eye Coordination
Good hand-eye coordination has a profound effect on total health. It plays a vital role in a person’s gross and fine motor skills. Individuals with good hand-eye coordination tend to have faster reflexes and reaction times, and better physical coordination as a whole. This is particularly important during aging, as coordination and balance become compromised, increasing the risk of falls.
When you’re tasked with hitting the pads, you must be able to see the target, react to the target, and hit the target, all while the target is moving and changing position. It’s tough, but with practice, your hand-eye coordination improves substantially.
4. Decreased Stress
Almost any form of moderate to intense physical activity can decrease stress. Exercise increases endorphins, boosts mood, works as a form of meditation, and improves sleep. All of which help as a form of stress inoculation.
We sometimes need more than a jog around the block to help forget stressors. I know when I’m feeling most stressed, I need to “leave it all on the field,” so to speak, and sweat out my frustrations.
During a workout you typically transition between high intensity bouts of exercise and moderate intensity recovery periods. As a form of HIT Psychology, when you’re pushing yourself through a couple minutes of high-intensity punching or kicking, you don’t have much mental power left to worry about work or stress about the state of the your house. And even during rest periods, you’ll be so focused on breathing and mentally preparing for the next round it acts as a stress reliver.
5. Improve Muscle Mass & Weight Loss
Pad Work is great for improving body composition – and is great for weight loss. This helps you to increase your muscle mass and decrease your fat mass.
Pad Work is an incredible mechanism for improving body composition. It perfectly combines muscle-building, strength training moves and calorie-burning bouts of cardio. With regular participation, there is no reason you will not see changes in your shape and improvements to your fat mass percentage. And if you are looking for a pat on the back from your bathroom scale, you are likely to see changes in your weight as well.