Welcome to the 21st Century, where we have become a society of “multi-taskers” and can incorporate that mind set into our fitness training. Over the last few years boxing and kickboxing have become popular forms of fitness training in North America for those looking to progress beyond the Tae-Bo, aerobic-kickboxing and boxercise type format. This book details how to get a calorie burning cardiovascular & resistance workout combined with learning valuable self-defense skills. The routine is also a dynamite way to build self-confidence, agility, coordination, stamina and relieve stress. Complete with a wide variety of topical information on both general and specific components of fitness, it is professionally detailed with over 300 photographs depicting every punch and kick technique combination. From the warm-up, strength exercises, abs routine and cool down stretches it is designed to ensure safety and efficiency in planning your fitness regiment. The exercises are fully explained, and sample workouts are provided allowing you to determine the intensity of your workout based on your fitness and skill level. Tailored to your goals, it makes an ideal, fresh, innovative and personalized workout. The training can be structured into 2 or 3 minute rounds with 30-60 second rests to replicate actual boxing & kickboxing rounds. Concentrating on the various challenging and stress relieving kick & punch combinations enhances mental focus and discipline. It can also be implemented as the warm-up or cardio portion of your regular routine or as an additional alternate session format tailored to your goals and needs. All the equipment required, like boxing gloves, heavy bags and focus pads are portable and the initial expenditure is fairly modest compared to some elaborate home gyms. The additional strength and resistance exercises incorporating the stability ball, medicine ball, resistance tubing and free body exercises keeps the program unique, easy to modify and can be taken with you when traveling or at work.
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Customer Rating: Summary: Strictly a Fitness Book Comment: Don't try to defend yourself using this book. You will get creamed. This book is strictly for fitness kickboxing which is okay. Don't use this book to create your own style unless it is a fitness kickboxing style. I don't think that many of these exercises translate well to a competition class. These exercises are best left in the aerobics room for the most part. Customer Rating: Summary: Extremely Useful Source of Information Comment: I am a kickboxing instructor, teaching a class on heavy bags and working on developing a style of my own. I have found O'Donnell's book to be an invaluable source of information to me. His clear, concise descriptions of stances and punching and kicking techniques cover all the basics. I'm always looking for creative kickboxing combinations, and he has a number of them in the book. In addition, his section in the back on Resistance Training Exercises has helped me tremendously in creating new ways to challenge the people I'm instructing. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in teaching a challenging kickboxing class - either cardio or contact style. Customer Rating: Summary: Excellent Comment: I got this book for my 17 year old son who is training by himself in the garage. He loved it!! It has everything he was looking for.
And I got the book before the due date, I was very pleased.