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12 Days of Fitness - Day 9

by Scott G. on December 20, 2013

On the ninth day of fitness, a kickboxing workout that'll knock off those holiday pounds. Kickboxing is a fun alternative to ellipticals and plain old running. But this routine isn’t just about cardio. You’ll build strength and muscle tone while you kick. This kickboxing cardio routine will have you losing weight and feeling great in no time!  So are you ready to kick away those pounds?

 

 

 

 

SQUAT KICKS


Step 1:  Start in a basic fighting stance: knees slightly bent and abs tight.

Step 2:  Bend your knees to lower your hips down and back as if you were going to sit in a chair, keeping your upper body straight.

Step 3:  As you push up out of the squat, lift one knee up and do a front kick by extending your leg up and out. Alternate and repeat five squat kicks per side.

When five squat kicks becomes easy, add more to keep yourself challenged.

KNEE KICKS


Step 1:  Start in a basic fighting stance: knees slightly bent and abs tight.

Step 2:  Thrust your front knee up and forward in a striking motion.

Step 3:  Lower your front foot to the floor and thrust your other knee forward, this time extending your heel forward into a full front kick.

Step 4:  Alternate and repeat for five reps and switch legs.


BACK KICKS


Step 1:  Start in a basic fighting stance: knees slightly bent and abs tight.

Step 2:  Shift your body weight onto one leg then bending and lifting the knee of your other leg.

Step 3:  As you lean forward, kick your lifted leg back as high as you can. Return to the starting position and repeat with your other leg.

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