Shadowboxing makes for a great warm-up. Try using a variety of hand techniques to get moving and prepare for your workout. This video details using uppercuts, straight punches, and hooks. Use any technique you like in varying ways. Once you have done a few minutes of shadow boxing without weights, consider adding some light weights to the mix.
By using free weights, you will make the exercise more challenging and help to raise your heart rate. Do this exercise for five to then minutes and you should be well on your way to having a great warmup that sets you up for injury prevention in your workout.
What you need:
- Lighter free weights, such as 5lbd free weights.
- Imagination – get creative with your combinations.