Published on September 15, 2017 by Marc & Mandy

Say goodbye to countless crunches! Tami Tyson demonstrates energy kickboxing, a fun workout that will help spice up your exercise routine while strengthening your core muscles.

Many people think that the only way to get tight abs is by doing crunches. Fitness junkie, Tami Tyson, shows us another way to get the abs of your dreams: by energy kickboxing! Energy kickboxing, also known as cardio kickboxing, builds stamina, improves coordination and flexibility, and burns calories. Here’s how to do it.

Warm Up

Warming up the body involves both static and dynamic stretching. With an intensive sport like energy kickboxing, it is important to warm up beforehand, to mitigate the chance of discomfort and injury later on.

Learn the Moves

A basic energy kickboxing routine is comprised of the following upper body movements: jabs, crosses, hooks, and uppercuts. If you don’t know what these moves look like, refer to the video above, where Tami Tyson demonstrates the routine. Lower body movements include: knee strikes, front kicks, roundhouse kicks, sidekicks, and back kicks.

Breathe Deeply

Much like any exercise routine, a key component of energy kickboxing is deep breathing. Breath in before you start your jab, and breath out as you perform the rest of the moves in the short routine. You’ll quickly notice how your entire body is engaged in this exercise, particularly your core, which should be twisting, turning, and torqueing.

Intensify

To intensify the routine, add in some cardio, by hopping from foot to foot as you do your jabs, crosses, hooks, and uppercuts.

Cool Down

The warm up and cool down periods can be very similar, involving both static and dynamic stretching.

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