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10
Feb

2014

Some Tips for Starting a Kickboxing Routine

Helen Bush

Starting a new fitness routine can be intimidating for anyone, especially if you are new to fitness or have had a long lapse in your regular fitness routine. It can be extremely intimidating to start a routine that seems as complex as kickboxing. You may be afraid that you are not prepared and do not know what to expect from this type of intense fitness routine. It can be difficult trying to decide what would be the best outfit to wear or if you need to bring anything special to your class. It can seem overwhelming at first, but there is help. All you need to do is search for it and ask for it.

 

Not just for professional fighters

Kickboxing has seen a recent growth in popularity. Many people are turning to kickboxing to get their perfect body and achieve all of their fitness goals. You do not need to be a professional fighter or have any special training to participate in a kickboxing fitness routine. The best part about kickboxing is that it is easily adaptable. Most trainers can adapt their routines to fit your fitness level and needs. All you have to do is speak up and the instructor will help you through each move. You can take it slow and keep working at your own pace. You can gradually progress in your kickboxing routine and still achieve an awesome workout. Your trainer can take you from being a novice to being a professional in no time at all.

 

Stay Hydrated

Kickboxing is a vigorous and intense fitness routine. You will be constantly in motion and getting a full body workout. Your entire body will be feeling the burn in no time. You will be burning major calories, and you should be prepared to use a lot of energy during your routine. All of the energy that you use up will transfer into burning calories and melting fat. The more energy you use the more fat you will melt. You will be shedding those pounds and sweating a lot, so it is important to always bring water to your class. You want to ensure that you stay safe and keep yourself hydrated and having water at hand is the best way to do this.

 

Remain confident

You should never give up on a fitness routine just because you are afraid. It can be overwhelming for everyone at first. You need to remember that everyone has to start from somewhere. Your trainer was not always a professional, they too were amateurs and just starting out once upon a time. You need to stick with it and find the patience to learn the moves. Soon you will find your groove and be kicking and punching with the best of them.

 

Trust your instructor

You should never be afraid to speak up in your kickboxing class if you are experiencing difficulties or if you just want some extra help. That is what the instructor is there for, to help you. They have the knowledge and expertise to guide you through each and every move. You should also let them know of any concerns you have before starting a class, such as if you have any medical problems or questions about their qualifications. You need to have an open door for discussion if you want to get the most out of your fitn

Helen Bush
Helen Bush is a self employed fitness writer who works with many health and fitness blogs. At a young age she discovered her passion for fitness and encouraging others. Helen enjoys being active and loves working out. In her middle and high school years she played an active part in her school basketball teams. Now she loves to study and participate in dance to help her stay active and fit. Her main goal is to help motivate others and push them to reach their fitness goals.