Kickboxing Workout Routines
Submitted by: Dr. Al Parker
You will improve your health and have a physically fit body by getting into kick-boxing workout routines. This is the best way for you to have a stronger body and gain confidence in yourself. Kick-boxing workouts can help you to be at your best fighting form as well.
Many people see positive results from kick-boxing training. You will build stronger and more defined arms and legs. These workouts help you gain a sense of inner strength and emotional peace.
Kick-boxing training classes got to the mainstream of fitness training in the mid-nineties. They improve cardiovascular endurance and toning of the muscles by high repition workouts. Tae boe workout videos also popularized these kick-boxing exercises.
Cardio-boxing training classes and the innovative variations of the sparring jabs, power punches, defense, and fitness blend together with aerobics exercises. A real kick-boxing workout or routine will teach the proper execution of the punch and kick combinations. For more intense workouts you will combine these moves together creating a devestating blow to you opponent and increasing your cardiovascular endurance.
The combinations you perform with blocks, jabs, and kicks are executed to an imagined opponent in some classes, and in some, you may partner up and practice on the pads. Each has its benefits, since you get to practice technique with an imaginary partner and then get to feel what it is like connecting your jabs, crosses, and kicks to a physical opponent.
You may enjoy other benefits aside from the physical aspects of boxing trainings. Cardio-kick boxing workouts allow you to burn about 350 to 500 calories in just an hour. These workouts also help maintain the heart rate at 75 to 85 % of maximum, otherwise known as the “target heart rate”. This has been proven to be the recommended range to condition your cardiovascular system.
Kick-boxing training classes improve your speed, resistance, and strength. Flexibility and the reflexes of the muscles are also enhanced. Repetitive motion by sparring and jogging while you punch helps your arms and legs gain strength and power.
These workouts also enable your movements to become more fluid with practice. With just a little practice, it is hard to tell yourself from “Sugar” Ray Leonard……or maybe not.
These movements require you to develop balance and coordination that enable your body become more agile and stable.
You will also learn more about self- defense skills, which you may use in case a co-worker gets frisky, or your boss fires you;) But seriously, it feels good to feel strong enough to defend yourself. It gives you a special inner calmness.
In addition, some feel a great release from stress when they are able to manifest their aggressions on a punching bag or even into the air for that matter.. It really helps to let out your frustrations and problems on an inanimate object…..I don’t have any science behind that, but it sure works. Once these things are releases, you feel light, calm, relaxed and at peace.
Whatever your reason for boxing training, its never too late to start. You can join a gym and beat the crap out of your buddies, or just watch Tae Bo on the weekends. Either way, you will definitely enjoy a more physically fit body.
About the Author: Dr. Parker is a surgical resident with a special interest in nutrition, fitness and the improvement of overall health. He has helped many people, patients and non-patients, acheive their fitness goals using little to no equipment and the most time effiecient workout routines possible. If you would like more information on his fitness program, go to: http://www.plantoberipped.com.
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