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Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Boxing Workout and First Sample Core Routine

Yesterday morning Mike and I did a boxing workout. It was tough!! You would think 1 minute rounds with 1 minute rests would be really easy. It's not! You go so all out in the rounds, more than you could in a 2 or 3 minute round so it's really intense, every punch is a power punch and you don't break between combos, I was gasping for air in between the rounds and my legs felt like jelly in the later rounds! Fun stuff!

10 x 1 minute rounds/1 minute rest

We then did a circuit, 20 seconds on each station then 1 minute rest before repeating the circuit.
  • Burpees
  • Shrugs (10kg in each hand)
  • Push-ups
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Upright Rows (10kg barbell)
  • High Knee Dumbell Press
  • Chair Dips
  • Lunges
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Dumbell Punches
  • Leg Raises
  • Clean and Push Press (10kg barbell)
  • V-ups
I was so sore all evening after this workout, way sorer than I felt I should be given the amount of work! (circuit included 15 push-ups)

Don't forget to sign up to the core challenge here. Here's my first sample routine.
  • Leg raises
  • Crunches
  • Sit-ups with a twist
  • Alternate knee to elbow
Run through the circuit 3-5 times, take some rest between the circuits if needed. Finish the workout with a max plank, don't worry if it's nowhere near your fresh max plank time, my max planks at the end of core routines tend to be a lot less than if I were fresh.

By the way, there's a Nuun giveaway here at Barefoot Angie B's blog, it looks good, go check it out!


  1. I'll start my core challenge tomorrow as I am a little sore today after doing some ab work yesterday with my friend Nell McAndrew ;) Have you ever written a post about what got you excited about boxing, or why you chose to start yourself? I think it would be a good read!

  2. Pah I only managed 18 seconds! Rubbish! My name is Joanne. x

  3. ohhh awesome core challenge!! sign me up please!! summer-six-pack is wanted! :)
    thanks for posting new core ideas...can't wait to try this routine, and MAX plank!
    I hope you're having a great day!

  4. Phew, am pooped just reading that!