OK- It’s been a couple of years since I’ve had a gym that offers kickboxing classes near to me anymore so I thought I would start up again with the very basics. I’ve copied a Fitness Magazine article that includes a 10 minute kickboxing workout [with pictures] into my Guidance and Exercise section. There is a nice short workout and illustrates how to do each move.
10-Minute Fat-Burning Routine (Do it twice and you’ll burn about 170 calories.)
|0:00–2:00||Jab, cross, hook, uppercut lead with left (30 seconds each)|
|2:00–4:00||Jab, cross, hook, uppercut lead with right (30 seconds each)|
|4:00–5:00||Front Kick (30 seconds each, left and right)|
|5:00–6:00||Roundhouse kick (30 seconds each, left and right)|
|6:00–7:00||Side kick (30 seconds each, left and right)|
|7:00–7:30||Combination (left foot forward): Jab (L), uppercut (R), Front Kick (L)|
|7:30–8:00||Combination (right foot forward): Jab (R), uppercut (L), Front Kick (R)|
|8:00–8:30||Combination (left foot forward): Jab (L), cross (R), Roundhouse kick (L)|
|8:30–9:00||Combination (right foot forward): Jab (R), cross (L), Roundhouse kick (R)|
Kickboxing is great because it:
- Burns an average of 500 calories an hour (some estimates reach 810)
- Targets your arms, shoulders, abs, thighs, and butt in one workout
- It’s an amazing stress release (how often do you get to pretend you’re beating up your archenemy?)
Workout designed by Ilaria Montagnani, creator of Powerstrike kickboxing and a black belt in karate.