5 Easy Kickboxing Workouts
If you are new to kickboxing, or want to get into the sport, then it would greatly benefit you to know 5 easy kickboxing workouts. These are the basic workouts you need to do to get better at kickboxing in all of the major areas of the sport.
- The first workout you want to do to improve your kickboxing skill is to punch a punching bag, specifically to improve power! This one is a no brainer, and you should definitely not avoid it because if you don’t have any power in your punches, then you will have a hard time knocking someone out. To do this kickboxing workout, all you have to do is punch the bag the correct way, with your dominant hand's index and middle finger knuckles, focusing on power more than speed. After you hit the bag, stop it from moving and repeat. Do this exercise three times, hitting the bag five times each.
- This workout also involves punching the bag, but it focuses on speed instead of power. Instead of giving the bag one hit then stopping it, punch it repeatedly with as much power as you can ten times. Do this exercise in three sets of ten as it will tire you out.
- Now, you’re going to improve your kicking ability on the bag. With this workout, you just want to work on your technique with kicking. Don’t focus on doing it fast until much later; focus on your form and the amount of power in the kick. When you can do this efficiently, then you can move on to doing workout number two but with kicking. But for now, just follow the same guidelines you did in workout one except with kicks.
- Crunches and situps are the next thing you want to work on. Doing these in three sets of twenty, then going up from there as you can, will allow you to build up a better core so you can have more endurance against the punches you can be expecting to take!
- Spar with your friends who also enjoy kickboxing. This is another one that people seem to overlook, but it is a great confidence booster. After having done all of the workouts and seeing how you improve, it will also help you to develop your own style in the ring.
Posted on: Aug. 10, 2010