Kbands Leg Resistance Bands During Title Boxing Training
There are two main advantages to utilizing lower or upper body resistance bands during kickboxing or boxing training. The first advantage is the increased power that will be developed in the resisted areas. The second advantage ties in with the first advantage in the fact that increased muscle activation in the resisted areas will require the body to use more energy to complete those resisted movements. This added energy expenditure helps athletes to burn more calories during workouts, while helping to increase cardiovascular strength and increase maximum oxygen uptake.
The placement and type of resistance will also affect the muscles trained during boxing training, as well as the intensity of the title boxing training. Athletic resistance equipment like the Kbands Leg Resistance Bands will attach around the quadriceps just above the knee. The two resistance bands vary slightly in length to apply individualized resistance to different muscle groups. The posterior and anterior (front and back) positioned resistance bands allow proper resistance to be placed on the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, hip flexors, and abdominal muscles. The development of these muscles is crucial for a boxing training athlete to develop a powerful punch, kick, and other explosive movements.
Athletes can go to the Shop Section to learn about the different levels of resistance bands athletes can use with their Kbands Leg Resistance Bands during kickboxing, title boxing training, or training for another combat sport.
Kbands Cardio Kickboxing Workout
The Kbands Cardio Kickboxing Drill can be performed in many different settings. Ideally athletes will want to find a space that has 10 bags lined up in two rows. If no bags are available for the Kbands Cardio Kickboxing Drill then athletes can use two partners with body protection, head gear, or mitts, to walk backwards as athletes work through the Cardio Kickboxing Drill.
To set up and execute the Kbands Cardio Kickboxing Drill, athletes will need 5 stationary, heavier bags on each side of the athlete. If no bags are available athletes can perform the boxing training with two partners wearing body protection to replace the bags. Athletes will also attach the Kbands Leg Resistance Bands just above the knees, put on their boxing gloves, and prepare to execute the Kbands Cardio Kickboxing Drill.
Athletes will move through the bags, or their partners, by striking the bag on their left side with a 1-2-1 (Jab, Cross Jab) combination finishing with a strong knee to the bag. Athletes will always make their first punch with their inside hand, while the finishing knee should always be with their outside leg. Athletes will alternate striking the left and right side of the lines of bags. This will help create hand eye coordination and better body control on both sides of the athletes’ body. To complete the first portion of the Kbands Cardio Kickboxing Drill athletes will work through the bags with this punch, punch, punch, knee combination 3-4 times allowing 30-45 seconds of recovery between sets. If athletes are performing the Cardio Kickboxing Drill in a team or small group setting then athletes can simply alternate or take turns moving through the title boxing training.
The next portion of the Kbands Cardio Kickboxing Drill will use the same set up (heavier bags, or partners with protective gear) but will use a different striking combination. The second striking combination for the Cardio Kickboxing Drill requires the athlete to first strike the bag with a strong kick, then follow with a 2-1 (Cross, Jab) combination before moving onto the next target. Athletes will perform 3-4 resisted sets of this striking combination, allowing 30-45 seconds of rest between.
After athletes have completed all resisted repetitions of the Kbands Cardio Kickboxing Drill they will remove the Kbands Leg Resistance Bands and perform 1-2 unresisted sets of each of the striking combinations.
Kbands Cardio Kickboxing: Resisted VS. Unresisted
When athletes are performing resisted sets of the Kbands Cardio Kickboxing Drill they need to focus on actively increasing the strength in their legs, hip flexors, and abs by not allowing the Kbands Leg Resistance Bands to alter the movements of their legs or lower body. Athletes should instead focus on pushing through the resistance during knees and kicks and focus on not allowing the Kbands Leg Resistance Bands to pull the knee or rotate the hips during punching combinations.
When athletes remove the Kbands Leg Resistance Bands and perform unresisted sets of the Cardio Kickboxing Drill athletes need to focus on being quick with their strikes while increasing the height of their kicks during the second portion of the boxing training routine.
Cardio Kickboxing And Title Boxing Training
The Kbands Cardio Kickboxing Drill is a great way for athletes to use sports specific movements to achieve a great conditioning workout. Athletes can also use non-sports specific drills to achieve increased levels of cardiovascular strength and endurance.
Earlier in this article much discussion was given to “resisted” training with the Kbands Leg Resistance Bands and the increased speed, strength, and power which can be attained by using the Kbands Leg Resistance Bands during boxing training sessions. Some other great resistance tools to use during title boxing training are the Reactive Stretch Cord or the Victory Ropes. Both of these pieces of resisted training equipment attach around the athletes waist and can be used to perform a wide variety of dynamic and challenging drills. Athletes can perform drills like the Resisted Bear Crawls, Hercules Walks, or a wide variety of challenging abdominal and arm routines that can be performed with or without a partner.
Athletes who are using the Kbands Cardio Kickboxing Drill in a circuit or group style training session should also consider using drills that incorporate the Reactive Stretch Cord or Victory Ropes. Both pieces of equipment are easy to use and can help athletes enhance a wide variety of cardiovascular and boxing training drills.
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