Cheryl Cullina shows how to set up a basic cardio kickboxing exercise program, and how to do the stretches
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Cheryl Cullina: Hi, my name is Cheryl Cullina and I'm a cardio kickbox instructor. This video is about basic cardio kickbox techniques, and remember that after you've done an invigorating cardio kickbox class, you want to stretch. So, let's take this just to a couple of stretches, and then we will recap. Quad stretch; knees together, stretching out through the quad. Of course you want to get both sides. Shoulder stretch for all those punches and to workout through the shoulders. A chest stretch, several options on these stretches, this is just a couple of them. Hands pressed down, relax the shoulders, open the chest a little bit more. A hip flexor stretch; pick the back heel, drop the hips, feel the stretch through the back of the leg, triceps lift up and over. A bicep stretch perhaps here and lastly hamstrings; hips square on, sitting back a bit, toe pointed down or lifted, feel the stretch through the back of the extended leg. So, let me recap. We've gone through four basic punches; the jab, the cross, the hook and the uppercut. We've gone through four basic kicks; the front kick, the sidekick, the roundhouse kick and the back kick. Your warm up is a gentle move with slower punches, and then as you progressively move through the class, the punches and kicks get a little bit quicker, and the class gets a little bit more intense. We end with some stretching, and that's basic techniques for cardio kickboxing. Thank you so much.