Kickboxing Workout Routine
Kickboxing workout routine is comprised of basic cardiovascular training and specific foot skills. Kickboxing is a great sport. Kickboxing is also a wonderful mechanism to learn self-defense skills, and kickboxing is also a fantastic way to stay in shape. Employ these five kickboxing routines in your fitness or training and see how far they can take you.
The five best kickboxing routines:
- Jump Rope: This is the old stand by for boxers but is also a primary routine for kick boxers. Jumping rope will work your endurance, agility and timing as well as your cardio. Jumping rope should be something a kick boxer does every day as part of their routine. Recommend one thousand repetitions at least three days a week.
- Heavy Bag Kicks: Using a heavy bag, throw various kicks at the bag at low, mid and high ranges. Variations in impact speed and strength should be employed as well. Keep on your toes when kicking and keep motion as part of the routine as well. Do this routine for three, three minute intervals to mimic a fight.
- Front Thrust Kicks: This routine requires the use of a heavy bag or a wall with a cushion attached (think about behind a basket ball net in a gym). The concept here is to repeat thrust kicks forward to strengthen the leg but also instill timing and power behind this ‘jab’ like kick. Perform this as well for three minutes at a time with a one minute break for three repetitions.
- Squats: This weightlifting routine is ideal for kick boxers to develop strength and leg girth. Squats should be done on a regular routine two to three times a week. Use a moderate weight to assist in building muscles but not such a large amount of bulk. Each routine should be in ten repetitions for four sets.
- Running: This is a traditional and very simple routine that should be in the regiment for any athlete. Running for the kick boxer will work the legs and keep them trim and fit while maintaining flexibility and strength. Running should be measured in miles, not laps and be a three day a week routine.