One of the best way to continue stripping away that fat and getting yourself closer to the body of your dreams is incorporating different types of cardio exercise to your overall fitness program. We often get so hung up on HIIT cardio, that we forget that are actually other ways of burning calories out there – who would have thought? After all, HIIT cardio is great, but if that’s all you’re doing, it can get a little repetitive, I admit. Not only that, when you perform the same type of exercise day in, day out, your body grows more efficient at completing that type of work.
So if you’ve been hitting the HIIT sprints hard in an effort to burn fat and lose some weight, it may be time to reconsider that plan. Most people know this is true for strength training, but far fewer realize your body will grow accustomed to the type of cardio you’ve been doing. Just like switching up your exercises, weights, and reps/sets, you’ve absolutely got to switch up the way in which you’re doing your cardio. Today, we give you a great 30 minute cardio kickbox class, led by one of our favorite trainers, Gwen.
Why Cardio Kickbox Will Help You Burn Fat
This fat burning workout is fantastic for helping cut calories fast, while building and sculpting lean muscle in your legs, core, and upper body. The plyometric nature of many of the punch/kick combos is going to provide a nice break from routine for many of you. If incorporated into your plan regularly, this break from routine should be enough to help you get past that plateau you’ve been on, and turn back on your inner fat burning machine.
Today’s class is especially perfect, because it can easily be doubled and turned into almost an hour’s worth of uptempo cardiovascular work, simply by running through the entire routine twice, circuit style. Gwen makes sure to hit all the major areas of your body while seamlessly flowing through this routine, making it one of the most popular kickboxing classes we offer.
So instead of checking out the group fitness class schedule at your gym, give yourself a little break, and pop this video on your computer or TV. Led just the way you’d find a kickboxing class led in a gym or studio, Gwen’s cardio kickbox class is going to tear you up, cut your fat, and leave you one hot, sweaty, mess.
A Cardio Workout for Bad Joints
Kickboxing is also especially great for those of you with bad joints, living in apartments with less than understanding downstairs neighbors, or pretty much anyone who otherwise don’t want to run or jump. The routine is uptempo enough to push your heart rate into the calorie killing zone, but doesn’t require any of the standard running/jumping that traditional cardio often incorporates.
So for the many of you who often ask for cardio/fat burning workouts that can be done without excessive pounding on your ankles, knees, hips…..cardio kickboxing with Gwen is the answer. Just match Gwen’s pace, mirror her movements, and try to limit your rest breaks, and you’re pretty much guaranteeing yourself one amazing workout!
So take 30 minutes (or an hour if you’re especially motivated) and hit up this cardio kickbox class. Burn calories, workout from home today, have some fun…this is what exercise SHOULD be all about. If you’ve got any questions, comments, or suggestions for additional classes you’d like to see, feel free to leave a comment or give us a holler on the website. And if this class isn’t enough to wear you out, feel free to browse through the rest of our free OnDemand fitness classes – with hundreds to choose from, you’ll be covered no matter what your workout style is!
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