Is this program right for females too?
A lot of people wonder whether this program is effective for, and attractive to, females.
Well, even though this program is not a “chick workout”, and it is designed for fight training as well as to get in shape, females seem to love it!
Girls like kickboxing, and though they may be used to a different type (probably “cardio” kickboxing), they (or you) will still like the “rough and tumble” feel of this type of training. When I take a private client on, I never train a female differently from a male.
Getting in and staying in shape is hard, whether you’re male or female. It takes discipline, sacrifice, and sweat equity to mold your body into the lean mean fighting machine it needs to be. As long as you’re committing to this type of goal, you may as well do it in as effective a way as possible. Using your time wisely by getting in your cardio, your strength training, and your flexibility (as well as developing skills), in one easy-to-follow workout formula just makes sense.
One reason females like this training is because a lot of them are motivated by “losing fat”, and this workout is a fat burner for sure!
Some just like doing an authentic type of training rather than something that’s been “dumbed down” for the masses.
I must stress, even if you’re not doing this program for the purpose of getting better at kickboxing (which is most people), you still MUST focus on improving your form and technique at every session. Why, you ask?
There are 3 main reasons:
1. You are already spending the time in front of the bag, it doesn’t take any more time trying to improve. Use your time wisely; it is limited.
2. Being better at something makes it more fun. You’re less likely to get injured, you get your mind off of outside concerns for a brief period, it gives you something constructive to focus on, and its benefits spill over into other aspects of your life. (Plus, if you ever have a friend over to workout with you, don’t you want them to be impressed with your new skills? Of course you do!)
3. Focusing on improvement of your fighting skills takes the emphasis off of pushing yourself so hard, so its easier to do. This is simply just part of the system, a built-in mechanism. If you’re not going to try to improve your balance, coordination, distancing, footwork, power, speed, strike technique, defense, fight stance and guard, etc., then your mind is not going to be focused properly to perform this workout. You have a lifetime to improve, so no rush and no stress, but make sure you are always looking for your own errors and inefficiencies, and try to improve them- every session!