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The Cardio Kickboxing
You peek into the aerobics
room on your way out the door and see that they’re kicking up
a storm in there. At first, they look like either an array of
Rockettes or a Broadway dance audition. Knees are pumping, legs are
snapping, and feet are flying everywhere.
And let’s not forget the sweat. It’s pouring down by
Sure, to the curious on-watcher, it would be difficult not to be
swept up into the most publicized cardio craze to capture the
nation in nearly two decades. Not only can cardio kickboxing pack a
knockout punch for your fitness goals, but judging by the
expressions on the faces of its participants, the activity is also
a knee-slapping good time.
Millions across the country are getting a kick out of cardio
kickboxing, whether it’s in the form of the insanely popular
Tae-Bo or some of the more general forms offered by local martial
artists, fitness trainers, and boxing fanatics.
Not since Jane Fonda helped trigger the aerobics explosion in the
1980’s has any form of cardiovascular fitness captivated the
country so convincingly. It seems like cardio kickboxing classes
are cropping up in every aerobics room, in every gym, in every city
across America. The man behind most of this is Billy Blanks, the
seven-time Martial Arts champion and the quick-kicking dynamo
you’ll see on the countless Tae-Bo infomercials.
A handful of Hollywood celebrities are swearing by it - guys like
Sinbad, Shaqille O’Neal, and Magic Johnson. Gals like Pamela
Anderson, Goldie Hawn, and Carmen Electra are saying much of the
But next time you’re on your way out the gym door, stop and
take a closer look in the aerobics room. You may even recognize a
After all, you don’t need to be Van Damme to do it. You can
simply be the guy next door.
Cardio kickboxing, like aerobics classes, is usually offered in
three different forms of intensity: low-impact, moderate-impact,
and high-impact. While the low-impact version is an excellent way
to obtain flexibility and form, the intensity of the high-impact
class is a tremendous method of losing weight and strengthening the
After a few weeks of taking the classes, you’re likely to
build endurance, while improving your speed, power, and
But the appeal in cardio kickboxing lies elsewhere. While
benefiting from a fantastic sweat session, participants also learn
the various punches and kicks that have derived from different
Martial Arts forms. In other words, as much of a fitness class that
it is, it is also a self-defense class.
Don’t walk into a cardio kickboxing class and expect to
emerge as Bruce Lee. This is merely a class engineered to combine
self-defense techniques with cardiovascular workouts and add a
much-needed “kick” to your everyday workouts.
The most common testimony from participants generally revolves
around two ideas. One is that cardio kickboxing is ideal in toning
up the muscles, partiuclarly in the arms and legs, while getting
you into top shape. And secondly, the kickboxing sessions, which
many claim are indeed highly addictive, break up the monotony of
those repetitive aerobics classes.
Above all, cardio kickboxing classes provide you in a shorter time
with what hours of chugging along on the Stairmaster or stationary
bike will. The full body workout – the punches, the kicks,
the non-stop pivoting and moving – shoot by like a Jackie
Chan movie. And you’ll be equally exhausted when it’s
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