This full-body workout is a little different from the usual full body workouts you might find on T3. Today, we won't be building muscle or trying to lose weight. No, in this just over 20 minutes workout, we'll be focusing on strength and flexibility. We aren't saying today's workout will be a walk in the park but feel free to it tone it down a bit if you feel like you're going too strong.
This workout is perfect for anyone who wants to build the strength and flexibility needed for powerful kicks. FightCamp coach Flo Master (opens in new tab) takes you through a dynamic warm-up before the three rounds of strength-building exercises. The final five minutes of the workout are dedicated to stretching, which is the key to powerful kicks. This workout is appropriate for all levels of fitness.
Jerry Randolph – a.k.a. Flo Master – grew up in Gaithersburg, Maryland. After quickly rising to fame as a dancer, Flo turned to martial arts and boxing and worked in the group fitness industry. Flo Master is a Founding FightCamp Coach, eternal entertainer, and father of two lovely children who happen to be excellent dancers and martial artists.
For this workout, you won't need any expensive home gym equipment to follow along with today's workout; all you need is a chair, some determination, and you are ready to go! If you have a punching bag or a pair of boxing gloves, that won't hurt either. If not for this workout, then for some of the ones listed below.
If you like this workout, make sure you check out this 7-Day Intense Lower Body Workout Program (opens in new tab) (written by Flo) and an excellent explainer of why you should add some kick to your workout with kickboxing (opens in new tab). Make sure you also check out other FightCamp workouts here on T3, including this 10-minute medicine ball workout, a 10-minute jump rope workout and the 12-minute boxing full body workout, the latter of which was put together by former USA National Boxing team member Tommy Duquette.
How to perform this 20-minute kickboxer strength and flexibility full body workout
Two Minute Warm-Up (follow along w/Flo Master)
One Minute + 30 Second Dynamic Warm-Up (follow along w/Flo Master)
Round One - Front Kick
10 Front Kicks on each leg
Front Kick Pulse - 30 seconds on each leg
Front Kick Hold - 30 seconds on each leg
Round Two - Roundhouse Kick
10 Roundhouse Kicks on each leg
Roundhouse Kick Pulse - 30 seconds on each leg
Roundhouse Kick Hold - 30 seconds on each leg
Round Three - Side Kick
10 Side Kicks on each leg
Side Kick Pulse - 30 seconds on each leg
Side Kick Hold - 30 seconds on each leg
Five Minute Flexibility & Cooldown (follow along w/Flo Master)
Are you ready? Click play on the video below and let's get going!
The kicks have been modified in this workout to focus on building the muscles needed for power.
Standing with your back to the chair, place one hand on the chair for balance. Lift one knee up and extend the leg out at hip height. Bend the leg bringing the knee back towards the chest.
Stand with the chair to your side and place a hand on the chair for balance. Angle the toes of the foot closest to the chair towards the chair and lift the opposite leg out to the side with the knee bent. Extend the lifted/bent leg straight with pointed toes. Bend the leg back to the starting position.
Stand with the chair to your side and place a hand on the chair for balance. Bend the leg that is furthest from the chair so that the leg comes towards the chest. The body leans slightly towards the chair. Extend the bent leg out to the side with the toes pointing towards the floor. Bend the leg and bring it back in towards the chest.
T3 x FightCamp workouts
We have a massive library of FightCamp workouts on T3, all with follow-along videos that you should most certainly check out. Please find the full list below:
- Bodyweight 8-minute core workout, also by Flo Master
- 10-minute kickboxer’s warm-up drill by Aaron (opens in new tab)
- 10-minute medicine ball workout by the talented PJ Sheridan (opens in new tab)
- 10-minute jump rope workout by the awesome Tommy Duquette (opens in new tab)
- 12-minute boxing full-body workout, also by Tommy
- Full-body conditioning workout by the undefeated professional MMA fighter Shanie "Smash" Rusth (opens in new tab)