Torched Kickboxing Technique Tip

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Torched Kickboxing Technique Tip

The biggest and most common mistake  in kickboxing classes is incorrect form. And when your form is off, you might not get the full benefit of the moves and you risk injuring yourself. To get your body in proper position for kickboxing class, keep your legs and feet slightly wider than hip-width apart and bend your knees a bit. This stance helps keep your spine aligned and gets your center of gravity closer to the ground so you’re most stable. Next,  keep your hands up in front of the sides of your face while your elbows are directly in front of your rib cage. This is where all of your arm motions should start from and go back to. Once you’re in the proper fighting or stance  position, tighten your core, which helps stabilize you even more. Although you might feel ready to unleash your inner fighter, make sure you are perfecting the form before you start working  power and speed.

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TIPS TO AVOID WINTER BACK INJURIES

 *Information from the APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)

The APTA says:
“Snow shoveling is a repetitive activity that can cause muscle strain to the lower back and shoulders. Back injuries due to snow shoveling are more likely to happen to people who may not know that they are out of condition.” ARE YOU AT RISK?
  • Lift smaller loads of snow, rather than heavy shovelfuls. Take care to bend your knees and lift with your legs rather than with your back.
  • Use a shovel with a handle that lets you keep your back straight while liftisnow-shovel.jpgng. A short handle will cause you to bend more to lift the load. Using a shovel that’s too long makes the weight at the end heavier.
  • Because the spine cannot tolerate twisting as well as it can other movements, it is important to avoid this movement as much as possible. Step in the direction in which you are throwing the snow to prevent the low back from twisting. This will help avoid the “next-day back fatigue” experienced by people who shovel snow.
  • Take frequent breaks when shoveling. Stand up straight and walk around periodically to extend the lower back.
  • Standing backward-bending exercises will help reverse the excessive forward bending that occurs while shoveling: stand straight and tall, place your hands toward the back of your hips, and bend backward slightly for several seconds.

Quote of the day….

“Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.” ~Heraclitus

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