By Ms. Shalini Bhargava,
Director, JG’s Fitness Centre
A blissful amalgamation of standing Pilates and boxing, Piloxing is a full-body workout that easily fuses the high-energy and intensity of boxing with the measured toning movements of Pilates by involving a host of moves to transform triceps. This fusion exercise offers you fine physical as well as psychological stability. The exercise requires you to wear heavy gloves for the boxing for a round of side jabs and this is followed by doing some leg lifts. It is a popular workout form that also involves a sprinkle of dance along with Pilates and boxing. Piloxing is certainly a workout for those who wish to see quick results and want to tone up their bodies, performed to the beats of pumping music. Piloxing, being a high-intensity fitness training, you might witness yourself huffing and puffing by the end of the session.
Get your mornings boosted and body toned to perfection by browsing through the below-mentioned types of Piloxing workouts:
Piloxing Bicep Curl
This full-body take on a regular curl will help in creating well-defined biceps. Begin the exercise with a warm up with a regular bicep curl but add a leg lift in to tone and thicken your arms and core. Make sure that you perform reps on both sides.
Piloxing Tricep Extension
While performing this exercise you must pivot your waist so that your body is on a slight forward angle. Keep your chin in line with your neck, raise your arms along your side and start hinging back from your elbow by taking your hands upwards and backwards behind your body. In addition, you must raise one leg and pulse the leg at the same time as you work your glute, core and arms.
Boxing Bicep Curl
Wearing the Piloxing half-pound gloves, take your arms to your sides slowly followed by raising them to shoulder height, and then curve the elbows so your hands are pointed towards the direction of the ceiling. Begin with bicep curls into your shoulders, upturn the motion and take them down, alternate taking them upwards and downwards and then take them up and down with interchanging single arms.
Begin the exercise with a speed bag motion wherein you need to circle your hands around each other on the right side at shoulder height. Perform about 8 reps and then do the same on the left. You must add in the two lowermost corners, 8 counts on the top right position, 8 counts towards the top left, 8 counts towards the lower right end and 8 counts towards lower left, by alternating back and forth at shoulder height. You must keep those speedbag arms going and begin to switch your spine from side to side by centring yourself which powerfully engages that core while toning those arms.
Reasons why you should try piloxing:
Enables you to burn about 1200 calories per hour: The fine blend of Pilates and boxing with some dance movements makes piloxing a powerful exercise. It can be considered as cardio as it will increase your rate of heart up to one thirty to one forty beats per minute. This core-intensive workout will help you in burning nearly 1200 calories per hour. It will also enable in fixing your weight loss goals.
Tones and reinforces muscles: Piloxing gives you chiselled, fortified and toned muscles. Performing piloxing aids your muscles to achieve to their full capability.
Prevents injury: It improves your balance and makes your body robust and tough. Performing piloxing makes you more flexible to movements and advances your muscle mass and the range of motion. This helps in preventing injuries. Piloxing not only braces your muscles but also eradicates stiffness.
Improves flexibility: The movements involved in Piloxing extends the muscles and makes you suppler. It enables you to recover the range of motion and execute better. Enhanced elasticity helps you to lower the jeopardy of wounds. Your body stability also recovers with piloxing.
Although it is a strenuous type of body movement, piloxing is fun to perform as it includes diverse moves that will keep your workout sessions inspiring and renewed.