Cardio-Kickboxing Study Guide
Cardio-Kickboxing is a workout that combines aerobics, cardiovascular and body
toning while learning self-defense tactics. Participants will improve strength, muscle
tone endurance, reduce body fat and stress levels.
While you are getting into shape firming, toning, losing body fat and increasing
endurance, you will learn basic Martial Art techniques (kicking and punching) that
could be used to protect yourself.
Benefits of Cardio-Kickboxing
Improved Cardiovascular Fitness
Improved Strength and Muscle Tone
Stress Reduction and Control
Cardio-Kickboxing addresses all aspects of fitness
Speed of Movement
Motor Performance and Coordination
What is training?
Training is a modification in the body’s structure and function in response to an
What is the overload principle ?
For a body to make these modifications or adaptations it must be stressed above its
normal working capacity. With each adaptation there must be a new increased level
of stress if overload is applied.
What is the Specificity of Training Principle?
The adaptations of changes which the body makes in response to training will be
specific to the nature of the training stimulus. Thus, if I am training on a cardio basis,
I will only increase my cardio fitness and not my muscular strength.
What is an interval workout ?
An interval workout is one where the intensity of the work is alternately brought into
a high intensity work phase and a low intensity recovery phase. The use of alternating
periods of high intensity work and active rest allow greater volumes of work to be
done per unit of time. Active rest allows the work phase to b