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    Default thinking about kickboxing!

    I want to start going to kickboxing classes two-times a week. What do you think? anyone has experience with this?

    Basically i'm doing this for two reasons: to move more as i have a sedentary lifestyle. and two: to be able to defend myself [ this is more important].

    Can kickboxing help me achieve this?

    I go to gym 4-times a week with cardio on off days [ although i'm gonna cut it if i make kickboxing].

    thanks and looking to hear your experience on this.
    I'm a beginner so take it easy on me

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    Hi mate, I know there are a few boxers on this forum, Expat68 is an experienced boxer and trainer, so may be able to give you some in-depth advice.

    I have done a bit of boxing, It is very strenous, and you will need to have a good cardiovascular level.
    I myself did good, but the thing that held me back was my general fitness, Sure i may be strong and throw a good punch, but i would get worn out very easily. So keep up the cardio even if you make boxing. I made the mistake of boxing while keeping cardio to nothing, I was bulking when i did it... lol. bad choice i made!

    I'm glad you said defend yourself, i know people who do it to do more than defend them-selves, they abuse their power with it, by trying to have a crack at everyone they can with their boxing 'knowledge' and find weak excuses to pick fights. I believe you need to have your head screwed on right to do something like boxing.. And i think you do

    I believe that when you do boxing you should change your workout for a more boxing specific workout.
    I'm going to leave it there mate, hang on tight till one of the boxers on the forum comes on and replies here.

    Good luck and Good choice!
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    I used to do kickboxing 2 or 3 years ago. I went for about a year and a half before I left. I really enjoyed it when I went. It was fun, it was cool being able to kick above my head height and easily managing to kick other peoples heads in competitions. Friendly competitions were always fun to compete in. I was there for fun mostly, of course to learn how to fight aswell. I never took it SERIOUSLY as such, by that I mean, I didn't think I would get anywhere with it, more like a hobby.

    I recommend it personally. Good fun way to keep in shape and learn to fight.

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    If your just started out then balancing the strain of a proper muscle building workout and boxing twice a week is not easy.

    I would recommend a two day split of compound exercises along with plenty of cardio sessions. Something like

    Monday-Weights
    Tuesday-Boxing
    Wednesday-Cardio
    Thursday-Weights
    Friday-Boxing
    Saturday-Cardio
    Sunday-Rest

    Thats just an example and it will probably work out different for you. But you can see the general Split there.

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    Ive done Muay thai before which was awesome. If you want to defend yourself look into MMA classes. As a lot of kickboxing and Tae Kwon Do etc classes are watered down to cater to your average joe.

    Proper fighting techniques are sometimes not fun and painful to learn as i found out :P
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    I dunno. Im in two minds about this. I did kickboxing and really enjoyed it. However it is a very strenuous sport and one must make sure you choose a good trainer - The risk of injury is very great if you dont have a trainer who know what he is doing. I tore my calf muscle while doing the "famous" kicks so badly that I developed DVT from the injury. So as I say take care and do your research about your trainer / school / dojo.
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    Sedentary lifestyle? Shoot while jogging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Expat68 View Post
    Self-defence? Buy a S&W .40 Sigma with matte finish stainless slide and barrel load with 145gr Federal Hydroshock rounds.

    Sedentary lifestyle? Shoot while jogging.


    Nothin wrong with a sig. not for lil chillun! H&K USP would look prettier than an ipod armband on any given jogger.
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    I tried kickboxing for a month and gave it up because I'm a *****. I don't like getting kicked by little japanese guys who think they can go as hard as they possible can because I'm a big white guy. I thought I was going to break my forearms the last day I went the guy kicked me so hard even after I asked him to ease up. I went for a cardio subsitute not to get beat up.

    Then again; I'm a wuss. I don't like getting hurt. =)

    Cardio was intense though made my liver hurt everytime so much bouncing around I also outsweat everyone there. Just call me puddles.
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