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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BODYCOMBAT
By Emma Hogan
BODYCOMBAT is an energy-packed mix of martial arts moves that will get you fit, fast and strong – and leave you feeling fierce and empowered.
WHAT EXERCISES DO YOU DO DURING BODYCOMBAT?
BODYCOMBAT features moves from Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira and Kung Fu. But don’t fret, you don’t need any martial arts experience – during the warm up you’ll be coached through all the different movements. You can expect to power through invigorating sets of hooks, jabs and uppercuts, and there are plenty of kicks and high knees too. You’ll also benefit from functional training moves such as lunges, squats and push ups.
“It’s high-energy fun and there’s quite an array of different movements … punching and striking, and lower body movements like kicks, squats and lunges too.” Dan Cohen, BODYCOMBAT Program Director
DOES BODYCOMBAT REALLY GET RESULTS?
Not only is BODYCOMBAT a calorie killer, it truly is a full-body workout that builds upper and lower body strength and delivers phenomenal core training. Research shows that, compared to the common crunch, moves such as front kicks and fast alternating jabs are superior – and the core training you get during a BODYCOMBAT workout is equivalent to 1700 crunches.
HOW FIT DO YOU NEED TO BE?
In BODYCOMBAT there are options to suit every ability and your Instructor will coach you through all the moves. When you’re just starting out it’s a good idea to just do the first three or four tracks of the workout. And remember, it might take a few sessions for you to get a feel for it – but you’ll soon be hooked!
“You don’t need to be a martial artist, and you don’t need to be super fit. There are so many options and modifications, so it’s great for anyone and everyone.” Dan Cohen, BODYCOMBAT Program Director
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU DO BODYCOMBAT?
For awesome results we recommend you do BODYCOMBAT two to three times a week. Add a couple of weights-based workouts and some core and flexibility training into the mix and you’ll shape and tone your body in no time.
WHAT DO YOU NEED FOR A BODYCOMBAT WORKOUT?
You don’t need any equipment. It’s a good idea to wear supportive shoes and comfortable workout clothes (avoid tight shorts as they can really restrict your moves). You’ll also need a drink bottle and a sweat towel.
CAN YOU DO BODYCOMBAT WHILE PREGNANT?
It’s not a good idea to do BODYCOMBAT while you’re pregnant. During pregnancy the release of hormones such as oestrogen and relaxin can result in joints being less stable – so the kicks in BODYCOMBAT may adversely affect the hip and pelvis.
BODYCOMBAT AT EXETER GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB
Here are some of the moves you can expect in a BODYCOMBAT class – except the classes at Exeter Golf and Country Club are live with a qualified, experienced instructor.
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