Now that you’ve warmed up your arms, get into fight mode with jabs that challenge your triceps and biceps, and hone your focus and balance.

Shadow boxing — also known as air boxing — is popular among boxers when they want to condition their muscles, warm up for a fight, or cool down after.

Duration: Approximately 6 rounds for an amount of time that works best for you. Try to work up to 3 minutes.

Instructions:

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and raise your fists to your chin.
  2. Punch straight in front of you, knuckles forward, and repeat 3-5 times before switching arms.
  3. Keep your head in the game by finding a rhythm and sticking with it.

Tomorrow: Hustle your arm muscles.


Kelly Aiglon is a lifestyle journalist and brand strategist with a special focus on health, beauty, and wellness. When she’s not crafting a story, she can usually be found at the dance studio teaching Les Mills BODYJAM or SH’BAM. She and her family live outside of Chicago and you can find her on Instagram.