Kickboxing is fun. The cardio kickboxing classes are an intense physical challenge, and they can’t be beat for losing weight and getting in shape. And if you plan to get in the ring, kickboxing, with elements of Muay Thai, is the basis of your stand up game. Since kickboxing is so versatile, lets talk about some different training techniques that will help improve your game.
Don’t just start hitting the bag. Do some jumping jacks, or some light jogging, anything to limber up. Never train cold.
Kickboxing requires you to be very active on your feet. That’s going to require some leg strength and stamina. Running is the best way to do it. Run in sand or shallow water for an extra challenge.
Good for the same reasons as running, but is more effective for cardio endurance.
Shadow boxing really helps with your technique, especially if you do it in front of a mirror. Incorporate it into your warm up.
Obviously, you need to work the bags. But try to work all of them. Too often people get hung up on the heavy bag. Most gyms have a variety of bags to train different punches, including a speed bag, which is great for improving accuracy.
Never stretch cold. It’s pointless, and it can cause injury. Always warm up at least ten minutes before stretching. And the most effective time to stretch is after the workout. This is when your ligaments are warm and most flexible. Stretching them now will give you the best increase in your overall flexibility. Better flexibility means better kicks.
These six tips will help you advance a little faster in kickboxing. If you need some more help with your kickboxing, check out the number one fitness gym for Stafford, the Lab MMA. Professor LeBrun will make sure your game is on point! Give us a call!