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The boxing workout

Boxing is a great basic sport, but drilling for the actual sport can actually improve your cardio stamina, endurance, coordination, strength, and balance. To help you improve on your boxing skills, we have designed a boxing style circuit mixed with a conditioning round, Tabata style (20 seconds of full on effort followed  by 10 seconds of rest, repeated eight times). But first, you will need a lesson on the basics: BASIC “FIGHTER STANCE”  Keep your feet shoulder width apart and stand diagonally with your lead foot (if you are right handed, your lead foot will be your left leg) slightly ahead. With your hands in a fist, bend your elbows and keep your hands in front of your face. Lean forward slightly, and keep your abdominals tight. Always be ready for action by keeping on the balls of your feet. BASIC PUNCHES All punches include a rotation of the hips

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Working out online; Injury prevention tips

While gyms and studios remain closed, those of us wanting to workout are turning to online workouts to keep us in shape. The benefit of online workouts are the sheer volume or workouts to choose from. There is no way to get bored considering that at any moment there are literally hundreds of workouts to choose from. The downside to working out online is the lack of personal instruction and on demand feedback. This can often lead to improper technique and form, lack of proper workout structure and ultimately pain and injury. Here are some of the common injuries to keep in mind when working out and tips on how to prevent them. Workout Injury Prevention Tips Bruises and Bumps These, very common, injuries are often the result of improper planning and poor preparation. Before your workout take the time to set up your space. Ensure that you have adequate

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