Monday, March 14, 2011

Shadow Boxing

Shadow Boxing is a great warm up and core exercise. It's easy: keep your guard up then punch! You can jump/move sideways to avoid an imaginary opponent. Of course you can use all punch variations: straight punch, hooks (low circular punch), uppercut (high circular punch) and combinations of the formers. Shadowboxing works the entire mid-section (especially the transverse: the deep abdominal muscles); it also engages the major upper body muscles to some extent (chest, triceps, shoulders). For warming up: do 2 one minute sets. For core training do 2-3 thirty seconds sets.

Pros:
  • Works the entire core.
  • A great warm up.
Cons:
  • Can be noisy if you live in an apartment, you may want to do this outdoors.

1/Keep your guard up



















2/Punch
 

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