Cardio Kickboxing is by far the hardest form of exercise I have ever done.
But it is also the most rewarding. Never have I felt stronger or more fit than I do now since cardio kickboxing has become a regular part of my daily routine. Cardio kickboxing is non-contact kickboxing which combines boxing, martial arts, and aerobics while giving a total body workout. It is a high intensity, high impact form of exercise that provides amazing health benefits to the body.
Cardio-kickboxing provides a full-body workout. If you do the jabs, punches, and kicks with power, you’ll strengthen your upper body and will start to see nice muscle definition. The kicks will strengthen your hamstrings and give you a nice shape in the legs. And the knee strikes will help firm your abdominal muscles.
But I have a second addiction, and it’s called Kettlebells.
Kettlebells is another fitness phenomenon that is changing the shape of bodies. Kettlebells (which look like a tea kettle without the spout) is a low-impact workout that can benefit overall health and wellness in just 20 to 30 minutes a day … and in only two or three days a week. Made of cast iron, they are available in a variety of weights and you can find them at your local Target or Dick’s, and, of course, you can find them along with training DVDs on eBay! By lifting and extending the weights away from the body in slow movements, they, like cardio-kickboxing, offer a full-body workout. With regular use, you’ll get improved strength, flexibility, balance, and muscle tone in half the time as other workouts. And it burns lots of body fat! Because this is a low-impact workout, even those with back problems can benefit.
The best reasons for a good exercise program are that it can slow down or even reverse the aging process while making you healthier. To really get healthy though, you need both cardio activities and weight training. Cardio kickboxing and Kettlebells both provide cardio and strength training. They both will give you a well-toned body and the look and feel of an athlete.
Let me know what exercise program works for you.