It’s amazing how much I love kickboxing. Just amazing.
Reasons Why I Love Kickboxing
I can walk into a class with a million stresses and frustrations. Today I did. I walked into class frustated and upset and looking for a release. I knew I needed kickboxing for more than just the cardio boost. I needed kickboxing for an emotional release. And I got it.
I’d be surprised if I didn’t scare other participants while I was in there. I’ve got a mean hook and my cross is super strong. Every punch I threw had power behind it and I imagined myself hitting the things I wish I could get rid of in my life. I punched, kicked, shuffled and did high knees and even jumping jacks!! I let every bit of frustration and aggression out of me through those moves. I beat myself up basically, making sure my body would feel it after I was done. I pushed myself to the peak of what my body can do and let it do its thing. It was freaking awesome.
A litte note about jumping jacks.… I can’t even remember the last time I did jumping jacks. Maybe in 9th grade gym class because I was forced too? I hate them and have avoided them for years because of it and because they are a bit rough on my knees (I’ve got sucktastic knees). But today when the option was offered in class I took it. I decided that if I could punch and kick hard I wasn’t going to be scared of doing jumping jacks. So I did them. And I did some more. And I realized they aren’t that bad anymore. They might still be bad for my knees but I can do them. And I will keep doing them.
Ah, I feel so good and sooo much better after kickboxing. There is nothing else of worth I can even off you today. All I can say is kickboxing rocks. If you have never tried it – you should. It might be just what you need. It sure was what I needed.
Update: I went to a half hour cardio interval class and I did more jumping jacks! For a whole minute! I’ve officially done more jumpin jacks today than… ever? or a really, really, long time.
How You Can Try Kickboxing
I highly recommend kickboxing to anyone who wants a different type of cardio. It’s a great alternative to running or biking and can be a great compliment if you already do those things regularly. It’s one of my favorite forms of cardio, obviously, so I recommend it to everyone.
There are a few different ways to try kickboxing
- Go to a class at your local gym
- Find a dedicated kickboxing gym for training
- Do a kickboxing workout DVD at home
All the options are great and will lead you to torch calories and get a great workout in.
Kickboxing Workout DVDs
If you do decide to do a kickboxing workout at home, I recommend trying one of the following DVDs.
Okay, the last workout DVD by GSP is only *some* kickboxing. But I love GSP and will forever have a crush on his sexy MMA self, so I will buy anything he ever sells. ;)
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