DUMB­BELL PUNCHES

Area trained: UP­PER BODY

Women's Fitness (UK) - - Fitness -

Tech­nique

Get into your box­ing stance hold­ing onto your dumb­bells. To do this, work out which is your stronger side, then take that foot one step back­wards, en­sur­ing your feet are shoul­der­width apart. Then slightly turn your feet as if you were stand­ing on a skate­board, this is be­cause all of your power comes from twist­ing your feet, hips and shoul­ders. Put your hands up by your face at chin height with your el­bows bent and gen­tly squeezed by your side. If you are right handed your left hand should be in front and vice versa if you are left handed. Which­ever hand is at the front is your jab or ‘num­ber 1’ and which­ever hand is at the back is your cross or ‘num­ber 2’. For your box­ing round you will per­form 30 sec­onds of your num­ber 1 then 30 sec­onds of your num­ber 2. With­out rest­ing fol­low this up with al­ter­nat­ing your 1 and 2 mak­ing sure you twist from the hips and shoul­ders rather than just ex­tend­ing your arms. Fin­ish by al­ter­nat­ing your 1 and 2 but this time punch above your head.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.