7 Reasons All Women Should Take Up Muay Thai

by Divyata Raut
FITNESS  |  June 25, 2018
  • What is Muay Thai?
    1 / 8 What is Muay Thai?

    Similar to kickboxing, Muay Thai is a combat practice that originates from Thailand. It relies on swift and powerful strikes from the fists, elbows, knees and shin. Regular practice of this sport can benefit women greatly with its amazing physical and cognitive benefits.

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  • Muay Thai could burn up to 1000 calories per class
    2 / 8 Muay Thai could burn up to 1000 calories per class

    Muay Thai is one of the most intense forms of cardio. Although typical sessions last over an hour, time passes quickly as the punching and kicking techniques engage you throughly. The fast-paced movements get you sweating within the first 10 minutes of class. Here is the best part — you can possibly burn up to 1000 calories in every class.

    (Also read: This Muay Thai Gym in Singapore is Only For Women)

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  • Muay Thai challenges your limits
    3 / 8 Muay Thai challenges your limits

    Looking for a workout that makes you progressively stronger? Muay Thai is an excellent sport that tests  your physical limit as trainers often encourage you to go the extra mile. Every lesson gives you an opportunity to be better than your last, pushing you to improve your stamina and physical endurance.

    (Also read: Singapore’s Best Lunchtime Workout Classes For Busy Office Workers)

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  • Muay Thai releases stress
    4 / 8 Muay Thai releases stress

    Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed with work? Muay Thai is a safe outlet for you to release your stress with every strike. Treat lesson time as a place for you to focus on yourself, bashing your emotions and worries out of the way — literally!

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  • Muay Thai trains your cognitive skills
    5 / 8 Muay Thai trains your cognitive skills

    As you power through gruelling Muay Thai lessons, you are simultaneously working your mental skills as well. During sparring rounds, you put your cognitive skills to the test as you quickly process your opponent’s attacks before defending yourself. It increases alertness and keeps you on your toes as it trains your mind and improves your game.

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  • Muay Thai equips you with self-defence skills
    6 / 8 Muay Thai equips you with self-defence skills

    Women have the added benefit of staying combat ready with regular Muay Thai practice. Mastering this sport equips you with proper defence and attack skills. It gives you the confidence to protect yourself, if the need arises.

    (Also read: Defend Yourself Against Attackers With Kapap)

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  • Muay Thai makes you look great
    7 / 8 Muay Thai makes you look great

    A lot of cardio workouts, such as running and spinning, neglect the arms. Muay Thai is a full body workout that leaves your upper body insanely sore after only one session. Its swift jabs and punches work your arm, shoulder and upper back muscles. You will find your arms looking leaner and sexier after just a few lessons of Muay Thai.

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  • Muay Thai is a great core workout
    8 / 8 Muay Thai is a great core workout

    Muay Thai is not only a cardiovascular workout, as it trains your core too. Staying balanced on your feet during vigorous sets of kicking keeps your abdominals engaged throughout the lesson. It also improves your balance and increases core strength. You will be pleased that leaner abdominals come naturally with regular Muay Thai practice.

    (Also read: Shao Fern Lee Holds Two Jobs And Still Keeps Fit As A Competitive Muay Thai Fighter)

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