5 Benefits Of Focus Pad Training
Training on focus pads is one of the best ways to improve your reflexes, punching, striking and defense technique. Pad training is also a fun way to relieve stress, burn fat, and tone your muscles. While a traditional Big Hit class does develop your skillset, a personal pad work session is an effective way to supplement your workout. Here are the five benefits of pad work training.
Improves Your Technique
One of the most efficient ways to hone your boxing technique is by training on a pad. Pad training can help you improve the power, speed, endurance, timing and accuracy of your strikes. It can also improve your defensive skills like blocking, slipping, footwork and strategy. Talk to a Big Hit coach about arranging a pad work session so that you can have personalized training with feedback.
Focus pads are ideal for interval training, which burns fat and revs your metabolism. Pad training involves periods of high intensity followed by periods of low intensity, which increases your metabolism for hours post-workout. Studies have also shown that high-intensity interval training is more effective in burning fat than low-intensity aerobic training.
Similarly to the way that a kickboxing class boosts your endorphins while centering your focus and reducing stress, a pad session has the same effect. In addition to that, you can get your frustrations out on a pad that is held by a human, not just a stationary body opponent bag. The individual holding the pads can also adjust their position, so you are always challenged. The challenging aspects of a session will also get your mind off of things that will inevitably act toward relieving your stress.
Conditions Your Body & Mind
Pad work not only tones and conditions your muscles but it also conditions you as a fighter. Pad work is one of the most efficient ways to improve your fighting reflexes as you are essentially hitting a human who can move and adjust to your strikes accordingly. Pad work also strengthens your focus and mind as you have to be present and aware of keeping up with the various combinations of the individual holding the pads. In addition to that, you will be building your endurance and stamina with every session.
Fun & Challenging
Every single pad work session can be adjusted to suit your goals and work on the things you want to focus on, so you will never get bored. Pad work training is also challenging as it is significantly controlled by the individual holding the pads. When it comes to pad training, you will always have variety while getting stronger, leaner and becoming a better fighter.