Thursday, 20 December 2012

Why Kicking Tones Your Stomach/Merry Christmas

I'll start by wishing everyone a Happy Christmas & New Year 2013, right...kicking!

So how do kicks help get you fit? We are not Donkeys? Well if we look at the common exercises used to work out the abdominal area, we usually perform crunches, leg raises and sit ups. Now, while these methods do work and enable the practitioner to solely focus on the muscles of the waist and ab wall, they are not the only method. In some ways you don't actually need the burden of performing many rep unless the muscle development is not what you desire. In any ab movement the top or bottom part of our body is raised to activate a contraction.

When we look at kicking we automatically lift our knees first to kick anyway in most techniques. Some kicks will be executed with a straight leg which will work the lower abs and hip flexers. The waist is put through rigorous amounts of twisting while the top part may be performing punches. Thai boxing really takes advantage of this with the continuous power and pivoting. Add to this bag or pad work as an added part of resistance and then you have your self an ab workout.

Thank you all for reading my blog and supporting me. I will see you all in 2013.