Updated: Apr 30
IF YOU NEED SOME INSPIRATION FOR YOUR SOLO WORKOUT
Finally! The gyms are open and life is good again! However, after so many months away from the boxing ring and the heavy bag, a lot of us need some inspiration to get started. Since group classes are still not allowed inside, here are a few workouts you can do on your own.
Let's start with some pyramids, because you know they are my favourite. You can use these as a warm-up, or you can leave them for the end of your training as a finisher. Just make sure you do some kind of warm-up instead. Especially if you haven't hit anything other than rock bottom for the last 4 months.
YES, IT'S PYRAMID TIME AGAIN!
PYRAMID No 1: THE JUMP & PRESS
Too easy? Go for 5 minutes, or up to 10 reps each. Make sure you keep good form with your combo. Happy climbing!
PYRAMID No 2: THE POWER AND CLIMB
Get some power into those punches and climb as high as you can in 3 minutes. Too easy? Go for 5 minutes or climb up to 20 reps on each leg.
NOW LET'S HIT THAT BAG
I know you too have missed the bag and you can't wait to punch the crap out of it again. But, please, don't be that guy. Ease into it and focus on your technique. The first two rounds are more technical, designed to work on specific drills. In the third round we turn it up a notch, which doesn't mean you can throw good form out of the window! Slow down if you have to, but make sure you're lookin' goood!
ROUND 1: KEEP IT STRAIGHT
In this 3 minute round on the heavy bag we focus on straight punches. Make sure you get the full extension when you throw your punches and do not let your form break down as you near the end of the round. Keep it straight! Welcome back!
ROUND 2: LET'S HOOK UP
In this 3 minute round we're working on the left hook and double punches. Make sure you reset your hips and bring your hands back to your chin between your double shots.
ROUND 3: 10 STRAIGHT THEN HIT THE FLOOR
All right, let's get that heart rate up! 3 minutes, no break. Slow down if you have to, but aim to finish the round. Keep the straight punches nice and long and make sure your hands are coming back to your chin. Then hit the floor and repeat until the time is up. Ready? Let's go!
STRONG CORE = STRONG PUNCH
No workout is complete without some core work at the end. If you haven't tried these circuits before, here's your chance. Try not to let go as you change your position. Good luck!
CORE WORK No 1: HIGH PLANK CIRCUIT
CORE WORK No 2: SIDE PLANK CIRCUIT
All right guys, that's it! I hope you found some inspiration in these workouts. I'm not gonna talk much today. Choose your drills and get your ass back to the gym!
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