Strength Training
Build lean muscle. Build legendary confidence.

Strength training at Downers Grove Boxing & Mixed Martial Arts
Whether you’re 100 lbs overweight or just need to lose the last 15, strength training is one of the most effective ways to burn fat and build muscle.Our Strength and Core Training classes are designed for men and women that have the desire to increase their muscle, tendon and ligament strength, increase their metabolism, cardiac function and overall fitness. In addition to boxing and martial arts, many other sports use strength and core training as a central part of their training regimen.

Benefits of Strength and Core Training

Strength training has a number of benefits. Adding strength training to your workouts can slow and even reverse the bone loss that is part of adulthood. There is research that shows that strength training can improve your mood by boosting endorphins.

Strength training has also been proven to help manage and improve the quality of life for people with Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Down Syndrome, Lymphedema, fibromyalgia, who have recently had a stroke, have had a spinal cord injury, cancer survivors and clinical depression.

Our strength training programs focus heavily on developing a strong core as a strong core is a key part of overall health. In addition to aiding in sports performance, a solid core supports good posture, better breathing, and results in a trimmer waistline.

Common Questions and Concerns

Don’t I need to lose weight before strength training?

No! Strength training can and should be a part of your weight loss program. With strength training, your overall weight loss may seem a bit slower but you’ll find you lose inches as fat is replaced by dense muscle mass. Strength training increases your metabolism so as long as you’re eating right while training, you’ll still lose weight.

Will strength training bulk me up?
Again, the answer is no. There is a difference between strength training and bodybuilding. Our strength training programs focus on developing lean muscle mass.

Don’t I need to do aerobic exercises, like running, to lose weight?

Aerobic exercises are indeed a key part of losing weight. Our strength training programs have been adapted to provide an aerobic workout through circuit training.