Super Fat Burning Workout with Interval Kickboxing
I think its common knowledge these days that kickboxing is great fitness training. Every major gym worldwide is offering cardio kickboxing classes or some form of fitness kickboxing, some even utilizing impact training and pad work. But not all trainees are experience the same results, the same cardiovascular endurance, the same six pack abs. And this is because there is nothing special about the techniques themselves. The key to effective kickboxing fitness training is in the pace of the workout, and the intensity of the selected exercises.
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The main reason that little pudgy guy working with the personal kickboxing trainer isn’t kicking his weight off is because he’s moving too slowly. Hitting and waiting, or hitting and resting is going to burn about as many calories as standing up out of a chair, and then taking a break. Now if you do this long enough, no doubt you’ll wake up sore the next day and feel you’ve done something, but fast changes you will not make.
Interval training is touted by every hardcore trainer out there, and for good reason, it works. It works so well that 15 to 20 minutes of hard interval training, on a treadmill or rowing machine, can replace 45 minutes of monotonous jogging at a moderate pace. The missing component in the latter method is intensity. In order to make fast changes in physique, especially when you’re goal is to get rid of belly fat quickly, you need to train hard and fast. This not only burns more calories in a shorter period of time, it forces the release of muscle building and fat burning hormones that go to work for you 24 hours a day.
So how can we apply this rigorous training type of training to what already seems like a taxing form of training? We move faster and hit harder, and we do so with oscillating intensity. After a good warm-up, basic stretching, and a review of fundamental techniques to reinforce good technique as well as prevent injury, move into a 15 to 20 minute high intensity interval boxing mode. Take 2 to 3 minutes to work up to a 4 or 5 hit combination at a moderate pace. Start with the first two techniques, and then switch to the last two or three. After the 2 or 3 minutes of building up your combination, SPRINT. Drill this combination in as hard and as fast as you are capable without stopping for 1 whole minute. This is much harder than it sounds, even if it sounds hard.
Rest for a few seconds after that minute, if necessary, and then take the next 2 to 3 minutes to build up a new combination that incorporates both punching and kicking techniques in a fluid combination. And after, you guessed it, sprint again for 1 hard minute. It may not be comfortable, but you’ll be amazed at how effective this super fat burning kick boxing workout is.