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5 Reasons to Love Cardio Kickboxing

  Looking for a way to mix up your fitness routine, but worried you’ll be too bored with “normal” exercises? Let’s face it, not everyone wants to spend hours picking heavy things up and setting them down, and the view from the treadmill can get monotonous. Martial arts are fun, but they’re also not everyone’s cup of tea. Why not try cardio kickboxing? It’s a fun, exciting workout you won’t get tired of, with all the fun but none of the fighting of martial arts.  Not only is cardio kickboxing fun, it offers a host of health benefits. Here are a few of the reasons to try it out:  
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4 Reasons You're Not Seeing the Workout Results You Want

  “How long will it take to see results from my workout?”    If you’ve recently started a new exercise program, that’s a question you’ve probably asked yourself. The answer is, of course, “it depends,” but most people who consistently work out begin to experience visible results in six to eight weeks.  
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12 Tips for a Safe and Fun Fourth of July

  I’m the type of girl who likes holidays in general, but I have to admit, I have a special spot in my heart for the 4th of July: a holiday that not only allows, but in fact encourages, me to play with fire and cause small explosions.
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Exercise and Addiction Recovery: The Best Ways to Get Healthy

 
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The Top 7 Mental Benefits of Kung Fu Training

  If you look for a list of popular martial arts, chances are you’ll find kung fu holding a place in the top ten, if not higher. What is it about this art that draws so many people to train? 
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Things to Know Before Your First Day of Judo

 
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Should I Do Cardio or Weights First?

 
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How to Hold Thai Pads for 4 Basic Fitness Moves

  Working with Thai pads was always one of my favorite parts of martial arts training. At the start of every kickboxing class, the woman I normally partnered with and I would ask our coach, “Thai pads or focus mitts?” hoping for the former (sometimes we’d just grab Thai pads without asking, hoping to subliminally sway Coach).
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What's the Big Thai-dea? Why Thai Pads are So Popular

  Recently, I went over the benefits of Thai pads vs. focus mitts in partner training. Now, I’m a huge fan of partner training with any equipment. However, if that choice were refined to partner training with Thai pads vs. partner training with focus mitts, I’m Team Thai Pad all the way. And I’m not alone.
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Things to Know Before Your First Day of Taekwondo

Part of the First Day of Martial Arts Class series.
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