Can Kickboxing Reduce Breast Size?


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As you know, kickboxing is a good fighting style, but it’s also great for fitness as it’s an intense workout. But as practitioners naturally shed pounds doing it, can kickboxing reduce breast size?

Here’s what I’ve heard from women I’ve trained with:

Kickboxing can help reduce breast size because it is a full-body workout that engages the key muscles in the body, leaving the kickboxer with a leaner and toned body. The adipose tissue (fat) in the breasts will be reduced over time if practicing regularly.

But almost any strenuous full-bodied working that leads to weight loss will naturally shrink breast size some.

In this article, we’ll explore some exercises that can help reduce breast size and whether kickboxing is good for females. We’ll also find out if it’s hard to do kickboxing with large breasts.

We’ll check out the muscles of the body that are impacted in kickboxing. Lastly, we’ll look at how long it takes to see results with kickboxing.

Let the fun begin…

What exercises can reduce breast size?

Exercises that can help reduce breast size include wall presses, push-ups, bent-knee push-ups, cardio workout, leg raises, shoulder shrugs, upright rows, anterior and side raises and swimming.

Let’s check out a few of these exercises.

Wall Presses

Wall presses are similar to push-ups, except that you do them in a standing position.

They are very effective. You will notice improvements in a week if you do them consistently. They strengthen your pectoral muscles and burn the fat in your breast and armpits.

The following are the steps:

  • Face a wall and stand about an arm’s length away
  • Assume a comfortable stance a few centimeters between you and the wall
  • Place the palms of your arms flat against the wall at shoulder height and keep your feet planted on the ground
  • Bend your elbows and lower your body against the wall
  • Breathe in and lower yourself against the wall and count to four
  • Keep your hips and back straight as you lower yourself 

Push-ups

Push-ups end up toning your chest muscles, and they reduce the size of your breasts. They also prevent your breasts from looking saggy. They’re regarded as the best exercise for breast size reduction.

The following are the steps:

  • Your hands are on the floor, and you’re resting on them, with your body in a “straight line”
  • Put your hands next to the shoulder and gently raise your body up
  • Then, go down to the floor, now, raise your body while resting on your shoulders 
  • Repeat as many times as you can until you can’t raise yourself anymore

What muscles does kickboxing work?

Kickboxing works muscles such as the hamstring, the quadriceps, the glutes, the calves, the triceps, the deltoids, and the abdominals. Because kickboxing is a full-body workout, the entire musculature becomes stronger and better.

Let’s check out how kickboxing affects some of these muscles.

Leg Muscles

The key muscles in the leg are the hamstring, glutes, calves, and quadriceps.

These would be worked intensely if you were to pick up kickboxing. You’ll be throwing kicks and moving a lot — in fact, you’ll be in perpetual motion, and these leg muscles will be stretched and strengthened.

These muscles are critical to your ability to be agile on your feet. Your legs become stronger, and your kicks are swifter.

Lower Torso

Your abdominal wall is a critical part of your arsenal as a kickboxer.

It’s your center of balance. You must have seen videos where an insane amount of pressure is trained on the abdominal wall while elite kickboxers train.

It has to be strong, as you need it, to defend yourself and attack. Your lower back, hips, and abdomen have to work in concert to make you badass. So your abdominals, obliques, and pectorals are worked on in kickboxing.

Your muscles would thank you. But is kickboxing bad for your knees?

In a recent article, I explained its effects on the knees. The following are some of the themes I also explored, how to protect your knees, kickboxing’s effects on your joints, and exercises to avoid if you’ve got bad knees.

Just click the link to read it on my site.

Is kickboxing good for females?

Kickboxing is good for females. It helps strengthen their muscles, lose weight, and tone the body. In short, it’s a full-body workout. It’s also great for stress relief. And, perhaps much most importantly, it equips them with powerful self-defense skills. 

As I hinted at earlier, kickboxing is not gender-specific. It’s practiced by a lot of women because of the many benefits it offers. Let’s check out 2 key benefits.

Self-Defense

Even though no one prays for it, violence is a part of everyday life.

And, sadly, women are often victims. According to a government study, 1.9 million women are attacked each year, and 17.6% of all women will experience sexual assault.

This is why a lot of women pick up kickboxing. It equips them with simple and actionable skills they can employ to defend themselves if they, unfortunately, find themselves in situations where they are being assaulted.

Many women recognize that it’s smart to be proactive about acquiring these skills seeing as no one knows when the need might arise or where. There are cases where it comes from the most unexpected quarters.

Health and Fitness

Smart folks do not take their health for granted, this is why many flock to kickboxing because it is a full-body workout. On the surface, you’re simply using your hands and legs as you punch and kick.

The truth is that to do that effectively, you’re harnessing power from your core and different parts of your body. You’ll not only lose weight, you’ll also be stronger and fitter in time. You’ll also feel less stress and become more confident.

Sold on the benefits of kickboxing but torn because karate is also attractive?

In a recent article, I shared reasons that would help you pick the right one. In it, I also revealed the most effective martial art and what would likely go down if a karate fighter and a kickboxer were to have a go at it.

Just click the link to read it on my site.

Is it hard to do kickboxing with large breasts?

It can be hard to do kickboxing with large breasts. Kickboxing involves a lot of full-body movements such as twists, turns, with back and forth momentum. For that reason, a sports bra is often recommended.

Even when a woman is not fighting, large breasts are known to be a source of back and neck pains.

It stands to reason that in a fight, they could slow down the fighter who has them. She would not be able to move as fast as her opponent, and they also become a target for a cruel opponent.

Psychologically, they may be a constraint, too.

Women with large breasts are often more self-conscious when they appear in public. Naturally, this is amplified when they’re engaged in a contact sport that’s being watched by a lot of people.

Large breasts are an added weight.

Some women who have them think they’re inconvenient when they have to engage in high-intensity sports such as kickboxing.

Now and then, there’s also the dreaded wardrobe malfunction. You know what I mean.

Famed UFC Champion Rhonda Rousey once said:

“You don’t see big titties in the Olympics, and I think that’s for a reason.”

Fortunately, there are dedicated sports bras that eliminate or at least mitigate the challenge of being “well endowed.” Nothing can stop you if you want to learn kickboxing.

But is kickboxing the best martial art for women?

You’re in luck because that’s the theme of a recent article of mine where I revealed the best martial art for women if self-defense is the focus. I also shared the best martial art for those with a spiritual bent.

Just click the link to read it on my site.

How long does it take to see results from kickboxing?

With consistent kickboxing training or 3 or more times per week and eating the proper diet, practitioners can expect to see results within 3-4 weeks. Each 30-minute kickboxing class can burn between 300-420 calories.

An article by Harvard Health shows that a person weighing 125 pounds would lose 300 calories, a person weighing 155 would lose 360 calories, while a person weighing 185 pounds would lose 420 calories in 30 minutes.

With consistent training and conditioning in 6 weeks to 2 months, you will notice marked changes in your level of fitness and your physique. Of course, this has to be complemented with proper diet and rest.

So, how long it will take to see results depends on the intensity of your workouts and the frequency.

It’s a no-brainer, right? It’s the ol’ “we get what we put in” law. So, it’s important to be consistent and to put in your best at each session.

And it also depends on your condition when you start.

Now, what determines the number of calories you’d burn? Your weight and the intensity of the workouts are the key variables.

So, kickboxing is awesome, as you can see results within a relatively short time. But have you ever wondered if it’s just for guys?

After all, most competition kickboxers are men. 

A recent article of mine answers this question in some depth. In it, I also shared info about some of the most famous female kickboxers and addressed the issue of whether women are more likely to get injured in kickboxing.

Just click the link to read it on my site.

Conclusion

In the article, we explored some exercises that can help reduce breast size and whether kickboxing is good for females.

We found out if it’s hard to do kickboxing with large breasts. We checked out the muscles of the body that are impacted in kickboxing.

Lastly, we looked at how long it takes to see results with kickboxing.

Of course, sometimes your breasts may be enlarged due to a current or recent pregnancy. In that case, is it OK to train in kickboxing? In a recent article, I get into all the details of that.

Just click that link to read it on my site.


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Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell was Academy Director for a large martial arts school for over 7 years, and has trained extensively in a variety of martial arts including Brazilian Jiujitsu, different styles of Karate, the Russian Martial Art of Systema, Aikido, and much more.

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