Add Kickboxing to Your Fitness Routine
Author: Michael Greeves
Kickboxing Fitness Routine
If you're looking to add some excitement to your workouts then give kickboxing a try. When you add kickboxing to
your fitness routine you are strengthening up your muscles. You will also become
Kickboxing is an excellent
fitness routine to add as it will not only strengthen your muscles but it gives
your heart an excellent workout. When you perform kickboxing you are jumping,
kicking and punching. The movements will help you lose weight quickly and will make your heart stronger and healthier. You will
improve your blood flow and your skin will appear much healthier.
Kickboxing improves your
physical strength. When you have good physical strength you also have better
Need to study for a test or
learn something extremely important? If so, by adding kickboxing to your fitness
routine you will be more mentally alert.
Kickboxing is a very challenging sport. Most kickboxing sessions last for 60 to
90 minutes. You may want to start out with a 20 minute workout and work your way
up. Never wear weights when you do kickboxing. You will increase your odds of
injuring yourself and it is not necessary to do.
Always stretch your muscles
for at least ten minutes before you start kickboxing. Make sure you have plenty
of water nearby as you will need it to stay hydrated. You will sweat profusely
and you want to replenish the lost fluids in your body. Take more breaks when
just starting out.
There are different types of
punches performed when you kickbox. The types of punches performed are the jab,
cross, uppercut and hook.
Punch straight from the front of the hand.
A punch that comes from your right side of the body and finishes on the left
side or vice versa.
A punch that is thrown from the midline of your body and comes upward to an
invisible person’s chin.
This punch is rounded and thrown in an arch.
You will also perform kicks
such as the side kick, front kick, rising knee kick, roundhouse kick and hooking
This kick is done with the side of the foot.
This kick is done with the heel of your foot.
Rising knee strike: This kick is quick and will aim high at your opponent or ‘invisible’
opponent’s chest or face.
Roundhouse kick: When performing this kick it is done in a circle.
Hooking knee strike: Use either the back or front of the foot. A half circle is then done
with the foot and you will kick your opponent’s side.
You may want to do kickboxing two to three times
per week for part of your fitness routine. When you add other types of exercise
to your routine it will keep you challenged as well as never bored.
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