Need to work out some aggression?
In this episode of Kickstart Workouts, certified personal trainer Holly Rilinger serves up a killer kickboxing workout to help sweat out stress. In this routine, Holly leads you through the following cycle: squats to alternating kicks, boxing burpees, skull crushers, sumo squats with alternating punches, and double punch / double uppercut.
Squats to alternating kicks are great if you are looking to modify your squats, get in you traditional squat position and descend like you would with any other squats. When you come up instead of repeating the cycle extend your leg up, repeat but alternate your legs.
Boxing burpees are great, stand with your feet shoulder width apart and arms by your side. Proceed to push your hips back, bend you knees, and lower your body into a squat. Place your hands on the floor directly in front of you and shift your weight onto them, kick your feet back so you end up in a high plank position. This is where the boxing part of the burpees comes into play, when you kick your feet back in and go back up instead of jumping and raising your arms your going to throw jabs.
Skull crushers are explosive and a great way to get your heart pumping. You're going to raise your arms up and bring them down, while your bringing your arms down raise your one your leg and bring your knee into your midsection. Make sure to alternate legs and inhale and exhale when needed.
Sumo squats are very useful when you want to shape your glutes and inner thighs. The sumo squat has a wider stance compared to traditional squats, you're going to lower yourself by bending your knees. Make sure to keep your knees aligned with your toes and slightly arch your back. \