END-OF-RUN OUTDOOR OR INDOOR BOXING-STYLE INTERVAL TRAINING workout to try. Are you Interested in performing high intensity interval training (HIIT) that’s a bit different from the usual routine? The Competitor.com article, “5 Moves Make Up This Effective At-Home Boxing Routine” written by Makenzie L. Havey with photos by Oliver Baker might be for you.
The 5 components aren’t as difficult as the moves I’ve done at a boxing workout class, and most are classic moves not thought to be strictly boxing-related (push-ups, bicycles, jumping jacks). The straight punches and uppercuts are definitely boxer-like moves.
Performing 3-5 circuits sequentially (1 circuit = repeating each of the 5 moves for 1 minute without a rest in between + 1 minute of rest) makes this a HIIT routine. Depending on your usual workout, this one could ‘hit’ muscles you don’t regularly exercise.
This routine is perfect for an apres-run workout. You can perform it in your driveway, a park, or another place where you might wrap-up a run. I’ve performed the straight punches and uppercuts after runs along with a few other moves, but NOT BY THE CLASSIC HIIT PROTOCOL as Havey suggests. I’ve not thought about putting them together in this way…it seems like a wonderful opportunity to sneak in some HIIT exercise! Thanks Mackenzie L. Havey.
You may get a few odd looks as you throw the punches (my experience) but these onlookers might assume you’re a fighter and not mess with you, especially as your technique improves.
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