Bodies by Design Fitness Tips
Bandele performs a boxing circuit using dumbbells, which effectively targets your shoulders, chest and core.
The first exercise is the punch-out. Standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, hold the dumbbells in front of your shoulders, making sure your palms are facing you. Turn your wrist over as you extend one arm in front of you, and then bring it back to the starting point. Alternate arms so you have constant movement. The next exercise is the side jab. In this move you punch sideways. Do all your reps on one arm, then repeat with the other. The third exercise is the cross-jab. It’s similar to the side jab, but instead you pivot on your foot and twist your torso, which will activate your core muscles. The last exercise is the ladder run, a move that will increase your heart rate and breathing. For this one keep your elbows up and palms facing out. You will essentially be jogging on the spot, making sure to bring your knees up. At the same time you will be pressing the dumbbells up, making sure that the raised arm moves at the same time as your opposite knee. Increase your speed to make this more challenging.