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What are the benefits of learning kick-boxing?

jackshops2010-12-12 13:16:54 +0000 #1
I'm gonna learn kick-boxing soon.

I've a big-built not obese though.

Also I've a minor back problem.

Is it okay for me to begin these lessons or not?

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CoolzInferno2010-12-12 13:28:16 +0000 #2
Depends what kind of class really. I do a Kickboxing/fitness class and that's not particularly high intensity in terms of back-stuff. I mean the only thing I can think that I've done that'd be a strain on my back would be crunches and stuff assuming you're doing them wrong.

What you do in a 'real' kickboxing class I can't say I know but I assume you'll be fine.
Jackie2010-12-12 13:49:27 +0000 #3
Oh, and I are in the same boat!

I was in a pretty bad car accident about two years ago that has now caused some issues in the small of my back (only 26 and I've already pulled by back out by simply sneezing).

Are you currently going to doctor for your back issue (i.e. Chiropractor, Massage or Physical Therapy?) If not, I would maybe suggest looking into one of those options.

For me, personally, kickboxing has helped strengthen my lower back. It's important to build muscles in those areas...but at the same time, to do it carefully.

Simply put, there are a few ab exercises in class that I can't do because it puts a lot of strain on my lower back. Just let the instructor know of your issue and ask for alternative exercises.

I hope it goes well, it's a great workout!
KMFO2010-12-12 13:54:59 +0000 #4
As far as back problems go...

I have been through periods where my low back gave me a LOT of problems, to sometimes the point where it was hard to walk due to the pain... Once i really got dedicated to making my core (abs, obliques, erectors, etc...) super strong, the back pain dissipated, so, now, there is almost no pain ever! The kickboxing may help!
Jackie2010-12-12 13:36:30 +0000 #5
I completely agree, KMFO. Kickboxing will definitely strengthen those muscles, which will help back issues.

I even talked to my chiropractor about it today and he said even after an adjustment, you can go to a kickboxing session...just make sure to "listen" to your body and stretch before and after.



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