When I was about 8 years old, there was this boy in my class who kind of liked me. You might think it’s cute. But let me tell you! It was not. He had a very strange way of showing his attraction to me by constantly hurting me.
Yup… Not cute at all…
Anyhow, I remember how upset I was all the time. And then it happened… You can call it a father-daughter bonding moment. I kid you not, my dad taught me a few kickboxing tricks for self-defense. I SWEAR!!!! I even remember how my dad showed me how to throw someone over the shoulder. Now, mind you, I never did it, but being thrown over my dad’s shoulder was scary and fun at the same time. *How else do you think my dad could teach me? Of course, by example! Haha!*
One of my most favorite things, though, was kicking the glove. It was INTENSE!
*I totally imagined that boy’s face! Could you blame me?*
*Timing is everything! Haha!*
Back to the subject, somehow this got me thinking and I realized that I haven’t done any martial art workout since then, which is kinda silly. Why? Because there are so many benefits of kickboxing! Here are some of them:
- Burn calories
- Take out stress
- Tone your body
- Boost confidence
- Improve coordination
You need to know the basic moves.
*Fine, you don’t have to look THAT serious! Oh, and you can smile! In fact you SHOULD smile!*
Here is a pretty amazing kickboxing workout from Fitness Blender that I am planning on including in my routine tonight.
Please, remember to stay hydrated throughout the workout and to fuel properly before and after.
Are you a fan of martial workouts? What are your favorite moves?