Looking for off season conditioning that can be fun and extremely beneficial? Kickboxing is a preferred option for baseball and softball players looking for off season workout options to improve mental and physical strength.
Kickboxing is much more than kicking and punching. It’s a discipline that can help you become a better athlete, no matter what sport you play. Keep reading to learn how kickboxing improves your performance on the field and get a workout you can incorporate into your training.
Scale this workout up or down according to your training experience.
Breathing and Mental Focus
You can do "box breathing" before each training session and any time you need to relax.
Do your box breathing in a quiet, controlled setting. The pattern is simple: inhale for four counts, hold for four counts, exhale for another four counts and hold again for the final four counts. At first, you might feel slightly uncomfortable on the exhale hold and when filling your lungs to capacity on the inhale hold.