LOSE 20 POUNDS IN SIX WEEKS … How to Kickbox It Out!By Samantha von Sperling | March 12, 2012 | Entertainment, Relationships
Image Gal Samantha von Sperling keeps working to lose that last 20!
I have had to take some drastic measures to see the number on the scale move. I have not touched a drop of alcohol in two weeks. I have even managed to fight of chocolate cravings so my skinny jeans will fit again!
Of course, everyone has a bad day or two, and I had a doozy of one last week. I called my trainer, Scott Bitterman of Emerge Athletics, and told him I was having a bad day. He called me back and offered to train me that night at 8 p.m. 8 p.m.? I canΓÇÖt remember the last time I worked out that late. But beggars canΓÇÖt be choosers, and I am willing to do whatever it takes to take the weight off. I agreed.
Scott was very supportive and gave me a blast of a workout — one of my favorites: kickboxing! It’s a total body workout and a great way to blow off a little steam.
of course it was tough, but I slept so well and woke up the next morning energized, calm and centered. I want to feel like that every morning. Best of all. I lost another pound!
Here’s a quick routine you can do to Kickbox It Out!
Alternating Jabs. Stand with your feet wide apart, elbows bent and hands up near the side of your face. Make fists. Push your right arm out in front of you til your elbow is straight, then snap it back. Follow by left arm. Do 10.
Alternating Cross Jabs. Follow positioning for Jab, but push your arms out across your body to the side (right arm to the left; left arm to the right). Lift the corresponding heel up when you throw the punch. Do 10.
Alternating Knee Lifts. Stand with your feet about hip distance apart. Bring your hands to the side of your face like the beginning of a Jab. Contract your abs and use the muscles lift your right knee off the floor to hip height. Pretend you are knocking someone with your thigh muscle right above your knee. Immediately follow with your left leg. Do 10.
Alternating Front Kicks. Follow the positioning for Knee Lifts. Bring your right knee up to hip height, then push out the lower part of your leg to the front of the room. Bring it back in and then back down to the floor. Immediately follow with your left leg. Do 10.
Football Drill Run. Stand with your feet wider than shoulder width. Contract your abs and bend your knees. Push your booty back and start to tap your feet as fast as you can — it will look like you are running in place. Do for 15 seconds.
Repeat as many times as you can for up to 10 minutes.
Enjoy kickboxing it out!