Blog By: Faiyaz Ali Khan
(certified muay thai trainer,personal trainer and fitness consultant)
Are you bored with jogging, gymming or aerobics?do you find that you are making all kinds of excuses not to exercise?
Muay Thai or Thai boxing is a devastating striking art developed centuries ago in Thailand is also known as The Deadliest Martial Art.
Some more benefits of kickboxing at a glance:
weight control,greater energy,better immunity,peak mental performance,stronger bones,better sex life,less chance of heart disease,delayed ageing,greater confidence,more strength and peace of mind.Here are some simple moves to get in shape and which can work most of your body.
Note: Practice Everyday at least for 15-20mins.
1: Block and walk:
Make fist and hold at your cheeks,lift your knee up to your waist level and bend slighty from upper body taking your elbow behind your knee,squeeze your waist and walk in the front alternating knees for 50 steps and then without turning around walk backward the same way for 50 steps again..this works your legs,abs and waist and also helps you to block a kick or a punch and improves your balance.
2: Punches 1 and 2(Jab And Cross):
Stand with your left leg forward,make fist and keep your hands at face level just below your eyes. 1 is your left hand which is also called a jab,throw 30 count jabs only straight at your face level. 2 is your right hand which is also called a cross,throw 30 count crosses only straight at your face level. Then throw 1 and 2 alternating for 30 counts non stop. Remember never be jerky or never lock your elbow when you throw a punch.This will tone up your arms,shoulders and also make u lose flab from upper back..
3: Front kick:
Stand with your left leg forward,lift right leg,fold leg,extend in front as high as you can with your foot straight,return to fold leg and set right leg down on floor. Do 10 to 15 reps and switch legs. This works to tone up your legs and builds strength in knees.this kick also works on lower abs and back and also improves your balance..remember that you should not snap or be jerky when doing this kick.
if you do this three basic moves with very less rest gap your bound to get hooked to kickboxing and you will be wanting to learn more abt this fab art.
Note: Always consult your doctor before starting a new workout program.