Growing up as a teenager and before settling into the gym environment I used to box 3 or 4 times a week which seriously increased my fitness levels. Not only did it increase my fitness levels it also kept my body fat low and my abs present throughout training. With Summer just around the corner, I know most of you want to look and feel toned and ripped for these months so you look as good as possible. All the hard work and dedication you have been putting in is going to pay off and you can take your physique one stage further with this great workout...
So the boxing workout includes another of different movements which is going to work your entire body and strip off excess body fat. Yup, that is right, it is time to wave a final goodbye to the body fat you are carrying and welcome more muscle tissue! If you have ever seen a boxer train (excluding the fighting in the ring part) it is very intense and will leave you feeling like you have just had a grueling workout. This is a good thing however, as it will shock your body and muscles so that you reach your goal of looking better this Summer.
Be Prepared To Sweat
So if sweating wasn't your thing before, think again as this workout is going to make you sweat!! So although having a towel is going to be pretty necessary, also making sure you have the right supplementation to get you through the workout is just as important. Sweating means your body loses essential salts and vitamins which need to be replenished and the best way to do this is through a isotonic drink. These drinks contain a good amount of potassium and sodium which will prevent fatigue and cramping! Make sure you are prepared before you step into this workout...
So here it is, the workout which is going to work you from top to toe! Perform 1 minute rounds of each exercises and give yourself 20-30 seconds rest before moving onto the next exercise...
Dumbbell Star Jump (hold the dumbbells so that you are lifting them when performing the star jump)
Medicine Ball Squat Jumps (wide stance, explosive jumps)
Lunge and shoulder press with dumbbells (light-medium dumbbells)
Box Jumps (no weight)
Explosive medicine ball press up (start with one hand on the medicine ball and the other on the floor. Switch hands through each press up to work both sides of your chest muscles)
Narrow under grip pull ups (no weight)
Dumbbell Punches ( light/medium weights punching the air)
Ab Crunches (with a medicine ball)
This workout is not for a beginner and is best suit to the more advanced gym go'er. Make sure you have the right supplementation to take alongside your workout so that you put in 100%. A good whey protein shake after your workout is a MUST so that your muscles can start repairing themselves right away!