If you are tired of running/walking the same road everyday, or bored of any other cardio activity that you do, and are looking for a change, then try this kickboxing workout! It will take you about 30 minutes to complete, and will challenge you.
As with any good workout, start with a 10-15 minutes warm up. A good choice would be to start with some joint mobility exercises to lubricate your joints for the work to follow. Next you may do some light rope jumping and/or bodyweight exercises like push ups, squats to further warm up yourself, if you feel the need for it.
Now begin the kickboxing workout by doing each of the moves for 2 sets of 10 reps each side. So for eg. you begin with the jab, and do 10 reps with the left and then 10 reps with the right hand, and again repeat for one more set. In the beginning this much may be good enough for you since you need to spend some time to get your technique right. You may however add another set or two if you feel like it. And if you are really fit, then you can also consider doing some bodyweight exercises like push ups, burpees, squats, lunges, crunches in between each move to keep working continously.
Once you have got reasonably confident with the moves, and can throw the kicks at face level, while being able to maintain good balance, it is time to do some combinations. The combinations can include combining a punch with another punch, a kick with another kick, or a punch with a kick. Its all upto you, and you can have fun and be creative now. However just to give you some ideas, here are some examples:
- Jab-side kick
- Jab-cross-hook punch
- Hook punch-cross
- Jab-cross-front kick
- Jab-cross- hammer kick
- Jab-cross-roundhouse kick
- Front kick (lead leg)-roundhouse kick (rear leg)
- Hammer kick- front kick
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