Thought I’d give you some Tuesday home workout action to sink your teeth into.

And this time it’s time for a DPM shadow boxing special.

If you’ve never tried it before or think that it looks pretty simple, then I’ve got some news for you: don’t knock it until you try it.

You’ll be surprised by how effective actually having to stop your punches in the air when there isn’t a focus pad or boxing bag to cushion the blow.

It works your back muscles like you wouldn’t believe.

And better still, it’s a great non contact option for those who aren’t able to do a regular boxing circuit because of injury to their shoulders/hands/elbows.

Your body works even harder if you throw the punches with power as if you are trying to really hit something hard.

That is an effective workout when you put the focus on power rather than speed.

So give this one a try and let me know what you think if you give it a go.

1a) Left-Left-Right punches at Chest Height x 20

1b) Right-Right-Left punches at Chest Height x 20

Repeat x 5 sets

2a) Left Jabs at Chest Height x 50

2b) Right Jabs at Chest Height x 50

Repeat x 5 sets

3a) Double Punches at Chest Height HARD x 50

3b) Jump Backs x 50

Repeat x 5 sets

And there you have it.

This will get your heart rate up and work your upper body and midsection very effectively. 

By the time you get to the third group you’ll need the jump backs to give your arms and upper body a short recovery before you repeat the set through again.

Like I said, if you give it a go, let me know what you think.



PS – if after reading this you’re starting to think that you wouldn’t mind a bit of extra boxing action, maybe we could get a group started during your lunch break with a small number of your team? Ask around or get your boss on board and if you have the numbers, let’s organise a time to chat through the logistics of it all.