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Xiaoyun

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Working on Abs/Boxing
« on: June 01, 2007, 04:58:17 AM »

Any suggestions on how to improve the strength of your abs (and all related stomach muscles) through exercise besides the  basic sit up?

Also any suggestions on good boxing techniques to do on a punch bag?

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Re: Working on Abs/Boxing
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2007, 04:02:26 AM »

Sit ups with resistance.

Twisting!

Reverse sit ups.

Re the bag: What's up with elbows?

Jabs, crosses, hooks ...... all pretty run of the mill stuff.
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Re: Working on Abs/Boxing
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2007, 03:38:55 AM »



I'll put that into practice, reverse sit ups? never heard of that one! but i'll give it a go.

Um I didn't get what you meant with 'What's up with elbows?"  ??

So just all our basic moves but harder on a punch bag.  i'll put it into  my training program.

 :)  Thanks Shihan
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Re: Working on Abs/Boxing
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2007, 09:53:29 PM »

Reverse sit ups .... face down and arching back with legs being supported.


Re elbows ... Use your elbows on the bag!!!
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Re: Working on Abs/Boxing
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2007, 01:22:03 PM »

Working on the reverse sit ups - they work and they hurt.

Qs - Is it vital to have your legs straight and flat on the ground - maybe similar to a push up position to ensure that they are supported?
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Re: Working on Abs/Boxing
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2007, 12:00:47 AM »

In the dojo we do them with someone sitting over (not on) your lower legs. This prevents you rocking about. These really work the upper abdominal muscles, as you so painfully have discovered  ;)
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Re: Working on Abs/Boxing
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2007, 05:46:20 AM »

i'll get Courtney to (not) sit on me and see what happens to me then  ::) - actually he's doing well and has lost 11kgs now ! and he's got a lot taller!

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Re: Working on Abs/Boxing
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2007, 08:49:36 AM »

???? He's lost weight AND got TALLER!!! You'd think he'd be heavier.

All joking aside, well done to him. He was a pleasure to teach and threw himself into his karate training with a fervour.

I hope your own fervour will go further?
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Re: Working on Abs/Boxing
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2007, 02:15:55 AM »

Yup -we're both still going strong with our interest in Karate - going for our blue belts at the end of this month.  ;D Courtney's a big boned child - but he was a bit too big before - so he's just shed the 'excess' weight. Just cutting out the sweets and oversize portions! He looks good.

We're both  quite excited about gaining our blue belts (actually green  w/black stripe) because our Shodan belts are just that little bit closer...

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Re: Working on Abs/Boxing
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2007, 05:00:02 PM »

The skeletal framework gets laid down first and the muscles added after. Maybe he can do a few weight training sessions and look at his diet to build some muscle?
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Re: Working on Abs/Boxing
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2007, 08:46:55 AM »

As far as i know he can only do any type of weight training after the age of 16  (he's 13 now)- he does a lot of sport at school like swimming and football etc - plus karate twice a week so for the moment he's progressing well. maybe when he's a bit older he can look at more weight training sessions. Gym's are big social thing here in Australia.

Any suggestions for his diet ?

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Re: Working on Abs/Boxing
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2007, 03:49:48 PM »

His diet will depend on how he trains and what he trains in or for!
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Re: Working on Abs/Boxing
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2007, 07:34:39 AM »

Tips for good kicks?

I find that my yoko geri is unbalanced - would that be due to weak hips or balance or prehaps both? i can't remember what exercises we used to do for these kicks ? Any suggestions for this one? or general good strengthening exercises for kicks...

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Re: Working on Abs/Boxing
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2007, 03:34:31 PM »

Loads of squats and lunges, shiko dachis galore and stretching. Do slow kicks to also build strength and improve your balance. Use a hand rail or back of a chair to begin with as support. Skipping can help balance too, as you can wander if badly balanced.
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Re: Working on Abs/Boxing
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2007, 12:09:59 PM »

Thanks Shihan for the good tips!
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