Is Muay Thai Good For Weight Loss?

The average person will burn up to nearly 1000 calories in a typical 1-hour Muay Thai session, according to health resource website, Nutristrategy. That’s more fat burning than most sports offer, and Muay Thai is extremely fun, it’s a full body workout and it’s a group activity!

In short, no matter what size or shape you are, Muay Thai is one of the best and most fun ways to lose weight.

How does Muay Thai burn fat?

Firstly, cardiovascular activity burns the most calories as it speeds up your heart rate, which instantly burns fat. There aren’t many martial arts that can compare with the cardio workout you get from Muay Thai. The constant motion, round after round of punching, kicking, and conditioning drills that come with every workout are guaranteed to contribute to weight loss and elevate your heart rate.

Secondly, High-Intensity-Interval-Training (HIIT) is the king of weight loss. And Muay Thai classes are incredibly dynamic HIIT workouts, from upper body strikes to kicking, ab exercises, jumping rope, and many other conditioning drills. The Kombat Group Muay Thai sessions are done in rounds, with a duration of 3 minutes per round and a rest in between, which makes for a perfect fat burning interval training workout.

According to an article published by Men’s Health, it takes only two weeks to gain results you can see and feel using HIIT. The article also states that after 14 days you build the same endurance and power with 135 minutes of interval training as you’d get from 630 minutes of traditional steady-state endurance work.

As well as burning fat and losing weight (the healthy way), Muay Thai also improves your total-body strength and conditioning, improves athleticism and encourages lean muscles toning.

Combining Muay Thai with Calorie Control

It’s important to remember that successful weight loss requires a balance between exercise and a nutritious diet. People burn calories no matter what they do, whether it’s sleeping in a bed, walking around the block, or taking a class at a Muay Thai weight loss camp, such as Kombat Group. But remember, it’s fundamental to combine the classes with a calorie-controlled meal plan to achieve the results you want.

At Kombat Group, we design bespoke diet plans for our weight loss guests and even though the dishes are designed for fat burning, they are delicious and never leave you feeling hungry. Furthermore, we take the hassle away from you so that you don’t have to count your calories or stress over how much you should be taking in. 
With our hi-tech InBody Composition Analysis machine, you will discover instantly what your recommended calories intake is, what your target weight should be and what your fat control score should look like.

After your analysis is complete, our chef’s get to work preparing 3 meals per day, 7 days per week for you, with all dishes keeping in line with your recommended calorie intake amount. So, all you need to do is eat up and attend the training classes – losing weight couldn’t be any simpler! And you can even combine our weight loss Muay Thai classes with our new technology, Slim Belly – a revolutionary figure forming system that promotes effective shape enhancement within just two weeks of usage.

Why Kombat Group is the best Muay Thai camp in Thailand for Weight Loss

At Kombat Group Thailand, we’re helping people of all skills, shapes and sizes to master the art of Muay Thai. Our full-body workout sessions are the best way to stay in shape, lose weight and build strength.

And thanks to our all-inclusive Muay Thai weight loss package which includes en-suite accommodation, nutritious meals and an on-site swimming pool to relax in, you are guaranteed to shed those pounds and reach the weight goal you have always dreamed of, in the perfect setting in Thailand.

To kick off your fitness journey with us, book your Muay Thai weight loss program today or feel free to ask us any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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