Get an Amazing Body With Cardio Kickboxing

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Cardio is one of the best ways to exercise because it not only tones and strengthens your body, but it also improves your health and resistance. Keeping a fast pace when you exercise and your pulse rapid will strengthen your heart, so you stave off numerous possible illnesses. However, normal cardio is boring for many, because all those exercises aren’t getting anywhere. What if we told you there was a more entertaining way to keeping fit, such as cardio kickboxing?

Kickboxing is a very exerting sport, and you have to have great strength and balance in order to perform it properly. Even if you don’t train to be a professional, you can still take advantage of the years of perfecting that kickboxing has and get an amazing and strong body. This form of exercising is already popular with amateurs around the world, and there are even cardio kickboxing classes. That means you can choose to go to a gym or perform this at home, although we recommend you learn from a professional first. Learning all the basic moves at home is not impossible, but it will be a bit more difficult. That doesn’t mean however that you won’t be exerting your muscles, so whatever your progress is you will still be getting into shape.

In what follows we are going to show you a few cardio kickboxing moves that you can use and combine to create a workout routine that works for you. Repeat all the following exercises without pausing between them, then take a short break and go back through all the exercises again.

  • Jab, cross, squat, and jump – Once you’re well warmed-up, start by throwing a jab at an imaginary opponent, and then throw a cross punch with the other arm. Now squat down, jump back up and switch to the other side, repeating with the jab, cross and squat. Do this for about a minute, alternating between sides and keeping the movements ample and dynamic.
  • Speed-bag and jump – Pretend you’re standing in front of a speed bag, so raise your arms with your elbows towards your chin; as you start punching and thus rotating your arms in a circle, shuffle to your sides. Keep the punch throwing at a fast pace, and when you want to challenge yourself change the direction of the fists. This exercise should also be performed for a total of one minute.
  • Boxing shuffle – The next exercise in your cardio kickboxing is shuffling; stand sideways with your fists up and your feet apart; shuffle for one count then immediately jump with your left foot forward. Shuffle again and jump with your right foot forward. Perform this as fast as you can for about 30 seconds.
  • Back kick and knee jab – Standing in boxing position, lift the foot in the back and kick with it stretching it as far as you can; when you put it back, raise the other leg by bending the knee and pretending you’re kicking someone with it. Repeat this move for 30 seconds and then switch the legs, doing 30 seconds more.
  • Imaginary jump rope – Pretend you’re jumping rope for about 30 seconds; move your feet and circle with your arms, performing the exact movement you would if a real rope would be in your hands. Do this exercise quickly, for about 30 seconds.

These are just a few examples of what cardio kickboxing is and how it can shape the body; as you can see, these exercises didn’t even require any special equipment, they just use your body weight and resistance, and all the muscles get some work to do. Start kickboxing now and you won’t regret it.

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