Particularly if the aim is to lose weight / tone up (diet is the main consideration on that front mind). Ensuring all muscle groups are being regularly trained is a win-win for kicking and punching, as well as for the overall physical health.
To benefit from Kelly's advice, she recommends:
“Alongside your training in our martial arts classes, I suggest that one day you work your lower body, with such exercises as squats, lunges and leg extensions (if you have access to a machine). Then, the next day, focus on your upper body. Include push ups, lifting weights, pull ups etc. On both days, you can do core work too, planks, sit-ups and the like. The next day, just cardio, then repeat the program, with the 7th day being your day off. Be sure to build a day’s rest into your weekly plan to allow your muscles to repair. If you're only used to training 2-3 times a week, cut out one of the upper body and one of the lower body days. You're already fighting fit; this will turn you into even more of a machine.”
Our members are reminded to stretch every day too, for the more supple they are, the less sore they feel and the higher their kicks will eventually go. One of our newest members recently said:
“It says a lot about the kickboxing school when the chief instructor invites the members to share their training routine outside of class. I have never seen this level of care anywhere I trained before. The recommendations on exercises and stretching are a godsend. I have been doing them for only a few weeks and I can already see a difference.”
Are you keen to take full advantage of your current health and strength, to come and train with us?