Keep your energy up with fun beginning-to-intermediate kickboxing workouts
Cross country and track coaches are fond of saying things like, “Running is the purest form of sport,” or “Our sport is other sports’ punishment.” But running isn’t for everyone. Beat the heat—and the monotony—this summer with a fun indoor kickboxing workout that you can do in the privacy of your own home on a workout floor mat.
Kickboxing, whether you do it with a punching bag for weight resistance or just for cardio, is a great workout for keeping your energy up. A variety of moves works out your arms, legs and core muscles, keeping all parts of your body engaged without causing too much fatigue anywhere. And you can really have fun with a kickboxing workout. You relieve stress not only by simply exercising—you can also imagine that you’re kicking and punching the sources of your stress! Here are a few fun guided workouts:
- If you’re a beginner, try the Fat Burning Kickboxing Workout for Dummies. This fun guided workout gradually eases you up from the basic kicks and punches to more advanced techniques—all while you burn a ton of calories.
- For more advanced kickboxers, check out Kung Fu Kickboxing Workout with Tiffany & Max Chen, daughter and son of boxing champ William C.C. Chen. You should be comfortable with high and powerful kicks before you try these workouts!
I took kickboxing classes for two years in college, and I guarantee it’s a fun and easy way to stay in shape!