High five!!!

There are few athletes in their sports who are in better shape than boxers. It got me thinking that we should add a day of boxing workouts if we really wanted to get a lean and shredded physique and into the best shapes of our life.

Today you’re training like a boxer – we go hard. Today’s workout is designed to make you feel alive, it’s full of energetic moves and combos. If you’re feeling tired, I encourage you to simply slow down your pace and use the exercises in between combos to catch your breath.

This is Day 5 – Let’s knock it out and Beat the Gym!

Stick with it! Remember that fitness is a journey and every day is a step to building a positive habit. I am constantly reminding myself that it is okay if I am not doing it all perfect because that’s not the point. The goal is to enjoy each workout and stay active.

Commit to 30 days of being healthier and being a better you. Ignore the distractions and the frustrations. Be patient, the results will come. JUST DON’T GIVE UP! For my more advanced members, try to repeat the series until you burnout. Also, feel free to mix and match with some of our previous videos. There are no rules!

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The Moves

Leg Jacks – We will use this exercise for active recovery. Make sure to breathe correctly to break on through and knock out the next exercise. Doing this exercise correctly is easy: First off, jump up and spread your legs apart while raising your arms up over your head and clap your hands together, your legs should be more than hip width apart. Then jump again and bring your legs back together and your arms to your side.

Fighting Stance – For all the boxing combos you must assume a fighting stance. In a fully upright stance, with the legs shoulder-width apart. If you are right handed you will lead with the left foot and fist (left handed will do the opposite). Make sure your back heel is slightly off the ground and always keep your guard up by never letting your hands off to the side.

One-two, One–two Combo – Most important is to maintain a boxing shuffle and keep your legs and body moving in a back and forth motion while standing in a fighting stance. This move is composed of a jab- cross-jab-cross combo. You will throw a jab with your lead hand, simply twist your body slightly while rotating your fist and extending your arm straight in front of you and transferring your weight to your front foot. Then you will throw the cross, a straight punch with your rear hand. 

Double Jab, Cross, Hook, Hook – Here we’re repeating some of the same moves as before and adding the hook punch. After learning the jab and the cross the next step is to learn the hook. Keep your body straight in a normal boxing stance. Pivot the front foot to generate power, then rotate your whole body and release the punch; shoulders and hips should move in unison.

Jab, Uppercut, Uppercut, Weave – For this one we’re adding the most devastating strike in boxing: the uppercut. To throw an effective upper cut first bend your knees slightly the power will come from your lower body. Then rotate your hips and pivot your foot as you release the punch in an upward motion towards your opponent’s chin.

Have a great workout! See you tomorrow!

Written by: Tony Thomas

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