Don't let the word "punch" fool you. Jabs, crosses, and hooks are not just good for the arms— they combine to make a total body workout to rock your core 'til you're dripping with sweat and your abs are on fire. The twisting motions, keeping the power in the core and staying light on your feet makes this routine a full-body task. Squats are involved (because there's nothing better to get your heart rate up) plus, you're moving the entire time (cardio ... check!). Take a look at 8 Reasons You Need To Punch Up Your Workout Routine for more on why boxing workouts rule, and check out great kickboxing moves to try at home. Have you seen Ronda Rousey's abs? 'Nuff said.
This fun and fierce cardio core workout will jump start your metabolism with nonstop movement. Grokker expert Sarah Kusch teaches how to best engage your core as you work through basic boxing movements for a complete fat blasting routine. There are some great workout tips in here to make any workout more productive.
Equipment Required: None
Dynamic warm-up: 2 minutes)
Workout (see below): 18 minutes
Cooldown: 6 minutes
*Pull Down with Knee Drive
*Jumping Jack with Punch
*Sumo Squat with Hook
*Squat with Front Kick
*Punch with Leg Cross
*High-Knee Pull with Side Crunch