Pilates Boxing Exercises

Boxing just got a little more feminine.

Boxing just got a little more feminine.

If you never thought that boxing could be feminine, think again. The mixture of Pilates and boxing has become a popular craze among many women, particularly due to its high-energy dance movements and the results it produces. You often do these exercises barefoot or in sticky socks while using weighted gloves. Crank up some dance music and try these moves to add some variety to your workout.

Serve the Platter

Stand with your feet turned out. Bend your elbows with your palms up toward the ceiling and your elbows by your sides. Bend your left knee and lift your left leg into the air. Your knee should be slightly higher than hip level.

Straighten your arms, extending them out in front of you. At the same time, straighten your leg.

Bend your knee and bring your leg back toward you. At the same time, bend your elbows, bringing your upper arms to your sides. Repeat the exercise 15 times on each side.

Uppercut

Stand with your legs in a V position. Tighten your abs. Bend your knees slightly. Bend your elbows slightly and a make fist with each hand.

Bring your right shoulder forward and quickly punch with your right arm. Move your right shoulder back.

Move your left shoulder forward and quickly punch with your left arm. Move your left shoulder back. Repeat this 20 times.

Pilates Kick

Place your left hand and your right forearm on the floor. Put your right knee on the floor. Bend your left leg 90 degrees. Touch your left knee to the outside of your right calf.

Kick your left leg out to the side, straightening it. Straighten your right arm and look to your left side.

Return to the starting position. Repeat the exercise 10 times on both sides.

Warning

  • Talk to your doctor before starting any new exercise routine.
 

About the Author

Though constantly traveling the world, Julia Williams is based in Chicago and has been writing since 2006. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting. She is also a licensed fitness instructor, specializing in Pilates since 2003 and has written hundreds of articles on exercise and health.

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