Cheryl Cullina shows how to set up a basic cardio kickboxing exercise program, and how to do the jab
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Cheryl Cullina: Hi, my name is Cheryl Cullina, and I'm a cardio kickboxing instructor. This video is cardio kickboxing basic techniques, and we're going to talk about the jab. A jab is a straight punch. If you're in right combat stance, and I'm doing this mirror image, so you'll may notice that I have got my left foot forward and my left arm forward, but as you're facing me, if you take this jab on your right arm, it will be a right jab. A jab comes off the front arm, what we do is extend the arm without locking the elbow. The palm faces down. It rotates about 90 degrees from guard position, about 90 degrees from guard position. Notice, that as I throw that jab, I am lifting the heel, releasing it off the floor, and pivoting my entire body to get the most out of that punch. In a warm up, we will take these slower, and of course well do both sides. As the class progresses we will speed things up a bit and take the jabs on faster. Arm should be level with your shoulder, parallel to the floor and once again, core stability is very important, and really pay attention to not lock out that elbow. That's our jab, lets move on.