Posts in category "Cardio Kickboxing"

Tips for Your Boxing Workout

There are so many amazing aspects to a boxing workout. Most boxing workouts include a combination of shadow boxing, jump rope, footwork drills, mitt drills, medicine balls, heavy bag and body weight exercises. Boxing is the perfect workout to add to your exercise regiment. Regardless of your goals, boxing will increase your endurance, strength, coordination... Read more »

MMA Meets Kettlebell Training, Part 1

Repeat the same motion as you did for the rear uppercut.
Kettlebells can be compared with other modalities of training.  There are several great functional exercises and tools that can be used to improve athletics.  Kettlebells are an excellent addition to a MMA workout routine because of their biomechanical muscle replication.  They can be used to recreate the body’s involvement when doing kicks, punches and takedowns.... Read more »

Greetings From Las Vegas, Center of MMA

One of my favorite perks of being a writer has always been visiting other trainers and martial arts schools all over the world. For over 10 years, I wrote for print, which is much harder than writing for the online audience. There is so much planning that goes into a print story.  Covering an event... Read more »
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Muay Thai Boot Camp for All Levels Saturday the 16th

Said Hatim, a Chicago MMA and Muay Thai/Kickboxing Coach is holding a boot camp workout that will feature Muay Thai’s very best training tactics.  This 3 hour workout is being held Sunday, May 16th at 11am to 2pm .  It will be held in the West Loop at POW! Mixed Martial Arts, 312-829-7699.  All levels... Read more »

MMA/Martial Arts Training, Fast Way to Drop Pregnancy Weight, 3 Fat Burning Workouts

I had my third child on March 29th.  Although I was active throughout my entire pregnancy with punching, kicking, teaching, weight training, yoga and so on, I had concerns about losing my pregnancy weight.  This is a concern that equalizes all mothers-to-be.     Eager to get back at it all, I really went straight... Read more »

Training Martial Arts While Pregnant: Exercising Pregnant Part II

Being pregnant presents a lot of new challenges if you want to keep up the same lifestyle from your pre-pregnancy days.  Whether it is working out, working, traveling, seeing your friends or socializing, your body will dictate to what degree you can maintain the same level of business.  I will say that having determination to... Read more »
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Health and Fitness 101: What is Cardiovascular Exercise?

What is Cardiovascular Exercise? Exercise for improving the functioning of the heart and lungs (cardiovascular system) is recommended for all individuals.  For maximum effectiveness and safety, cardiovascular exercise has specific instructions on the frequency, duration, and intensity. These are the three important components of cardiovascular exercise that you really need to understand and implement in... Read more »

Health and Fitness 101: What is the Glycemic Index?

So if you jumped on the band-wagon like most at the beginning of the year to improve and resolve a body or health issues you had, you should have made some progress by now.  Improving your overall health is usually instigated by wanting to lose weight and look better.  There is nothing wrong with that... Read more »

Great Core Exercise for MMA/ Combat Sports Training

Medicine ball training is not very complicated.  There are so many useful adaptations where a somewhat benign exercise can become redefined by adding the weighted ball.  I like two types of medicine balls – those that bounce and have a stickiness or those with handles on the side of them.  The exercise shown above needs... Read more »
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What Makes A Perfect Student of the Martial Arts?

I have been lucky to teach martial arts in various environments to an array of people.  Working with talented natural athletes, those who have progressed to competitive levels and young adults who probably missed their calling as kids, who make punching and kicking look easy,they have just made my job so simple. It does not take much... Read more »