Fun with Cardio Kickboxing

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Kickboxing Equipment

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What is Cardio Kickboxing?

This is an exercise that combines the elements of boxing, martial arts, and aerobics. Many Cardio Kickboxing instructors use equipment such as jump ropes and punching bags, and punching gloves. It is a fun way to exercise using every part of the body. It is a total body workout that really kicks.

Cardio kickboxing is a rigorous, fast moving, high calorie reducing exercise that also reduces and relieves stress. Not only are you working all your arms, legs, hips and upper torso, you are working on you are working on improve balance, flexibility, coordination, and endurance. This sport and exercise involves controlled punching and kicking movements carried out with the discipline and skills required for martial arts.

The best part about kickboxing is along with the total body workout you are learning the basics in self defense.

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Basic Kickboxing Punches

Jab: A jab is a fast straight punch thrown at the face. Just like boxing, a kickboxer throws the jab and quickly withdraws it for defense.

Hook: The hook is moving upward with the leading hand and moves from one side to the other in an arching motion.

Cross: A cross is a hit thrown with the left hand rightwards or the right hand leftwards. This is a quick hit punch and along with the jab it is the most common punch.

Upper Cut: The upper cut is a punch which is thrown from either hand to the chin of the opponent.

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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Great hub, I love the first picture, it was like she was jumping out of the screen...I sure miss being that physical, great job my friend, thumbs up


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nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

Great hub. This sounds like it would be a fun way of exercising.


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

Great hub, very well written and instructional. Cardio kick boxing is a lot of fun. The videos are a nice addition. I really enjoyed this.

Great Job!

Sage


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

My daughter used to do this. I need her to tutor me!


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wwkeen 6 years ago from Malaysia

very interesting hub..5*


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a.l. laurice 6 years ago from United States

Good hub. You can't beat martial arts for a workout!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

Thank you for showing me about this . I think every woman should know about this exercise. I never know about cardio kickboxing before. Nice information.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

My daughter does this and she says it is awesome - I'm afraid if I tried it, knowing my 'grace and poultry in motion' I'd probably either fall down - or kick someone instead! Great info though!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

I like cardio workouts, love dancing wiht the stance karate, tae bo etc, good work, Maita


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LRobbins 6 years ago from Germany

Cardio kickboxing is also a good stress reducer too at the end of a long day.


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daisyjae 6 years ago from Canada

Kickboxing is a fun, fun workout!


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lightning john 6 years ago from Florida

Hi Sandy, I just had to say, that my girlfriend, and I had broken up and she moved out of state. After six months we talked and decided to see each other.

She had been doing kick boxing for a couple of months, and wow, when I saw her I couldn't believe my eyes. She was a totally new person. It works!


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

lightning john, glad you got back with your girl friend. With the kick boxing, she really knows to kick some butt.


Ron 5 years ago

I think this is fun and worth a try.

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