Krav Maga fitness classes at a training center can be physically demanding. And for the beginning student who has been sedentary for a long time or who has never participated in any type of combat sports, self defense and fighting classes at a Krav training center provide a great workout.
However, if you are serious about taking your self defense skills and physical conditioning to the next level, you should consider participating in Krav combat fitness classes at your local training center in addition to your regular self defense classes.
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Functional Strength And Stamina. Traditional weight training routines isolate muscle groups but they do not teach your muscles to work together. For example, one day you are on top of the world because you bench press more in the gym than you have ever had before but the next day you throw your back out while hoisting the spring-water bottle into the dispenser at home or the office.
Please, feel free and ask yourself, "What happened?"
While traditional weight training exercises are great for increasing muscle strength and size and can give you a tone and firm hard body ready for the beach, they do very little to prepare your body to handle real-life situations.
Krav Maga fitness programs are designed to complement and reinforce the movements that you learn in your self defense classes. By using bodyweight exercises, punching bags, medicine balls, jump ropes, and a variety of other exercise equipment like resistance bands, Krav combat fitness routines teach your muscles to work together rather than isolating them to work independently like traditional weight training routines.
As a result, as you regularly participate in Krav Maga fitness classes at your local training center, you will not only be able to react with explosive speed and power in violent situations on the streets but you will also develop a physical proficiency that will prepare your body for the specific activities and demands of everyday life like lifting your toddler out of the car seat or lifting a suitcase down the stairs at home without throwing your back out or straining your shoulder and neck.
Lose Bodyfat, Build Lean Muscle. If you are overweight, participating in regular Krav Maga fitness classes will shed those unwanted pounds and replace them with long, lean muscles.
Many athletes and traditional weight training enthusiasts do not realize that bigger muscles can actually be a hindrance because they require more oxygen to keep going. A top heavy, bulky physique with bigger arms and chests can actually slow you down.
With this in mind, Krav fitness routines are designed to create lean, muscular physiques that possess the explosiveness and power necessary to defend yourself against bigger assailants or multiple attackers on the streets.
Increased Self Confidence. As your physical strength and conditioning improves so does your self-confidence. Oftentimes, how you carry yourself in public can be a deterrent to a potential attacker.
Predators seek potential victims that come across as vulnerable. When you walk with that "don't mess with me" attitude that comes from regular attendance in Krav Maga self defense and combat fitness classes, you project an aura that tells potential predators that you are not a person to mess with.
Not to mention, there is no more awesome feeling then when family, friends, and co-workers began noticing the changes in you and start giving you compliments.
Mental toughness. Imi Lichtenfeld's self defense, fighting and fitness system is the most practical, most effective, easy-to-learn, hand-to-hand contact combat street defense system in the world. Yet even though it may be so practical and simple that anyone regardless of age, gender, size, or shape can learn it in a short period of time, there is a certain mental toughness that you must possess to survive a real-life violent encounter on the streets.
Krav Maga fitness classes will develop in you a mentality that you will not be denied survival in a violent encounter on the streets. At a minimum, you will not go down without one hell of a fight.
Krav Maga classes are not only physically challenging but they will push you to mental heights that you may have never experienced before, especially if you have never participated in any sort of combat sports in high school or college. But it doesn't matter if you have ever had any athletic experience of any sort, Krav Maga self defense and combat fitness classes will develop within you the necessary killer instinct needed to survive on the streets.
If you do not have a Krav training center near you, you can still train like a fighter at home. For specific Krav fitness routines you can perform at home, The Everything Krav Maga For Fitness Book co-authored by Head Fitness Instructor for the Krav Maga Worldwide Training Center in Los Angeles Tina Angelotti is a must-have!
This information-packed book should be required reading for every dedicated beginner and a must-have addition to any serious Kravist's personal library. Not any will you learn how to transform your body by training like a fighter, you will gain an understanding of the importance of your daily nutrition habits, how to treat and prevent injuries, and much more.
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