Martial Arts Circuit 1:
All positive workouts should start with a warm up to bring heat to the muscles and raise the heartbeat.
As a warm up try 1 minute of running in place at a light pace.
Jumping jacks 1 minute at a light pace and high knees above waist level alternating for 1 minute.
After this round is completed repeat with a higher intensity level.
Now to complete the warm-up do some yoga style stretching: examples being stand straight with feet together take a deep breath in as you exhale bend at the waist to reach as close to the ground as you can. Also try spreading legs beyond shoulder width apart reach for your right ankle hold, reach for your left ankle hold, and reach to your center and attempt to touch the floor and hold.
Now that you are all warmed up and ready to get your work out in you should try this circuit.
Punch with left and right arms also known as jab and cross alternating for 1 minute
Kick with left and right leg alternating for 1 minute (high knee before kicking the leg straight out)
Hindu Squat for 1 minute (hands together like in a prayer position)
Push-ups for 1 min (any style preferred)
Repeat 2 times for beginner or 3 times intermediate and 4 times for advanced.
After completion repeat the above stretching for your cool down (keep your head above your heart) when stretching is complete sit down Indian style or in a chair close your eyes and breath deeply to bring your body back to a calm relaxed state observe this for at least 2-3 minutes.
Grab a nice cool glass of water or juice to replenish your body. Eat a nutritious meal, and make sure you get some good rest to fully recover.
Great Job! See you next time for Martial Arts Circuit 2