Round 5 - First Set
It's all about the core. Heard that one before? This round will help you fire up your centre and work on every level of your abdominals. The stronger you get, the more fun this round becomes. Keep working on it.
There is also a lot of focus on your boxing technique. As you would have noticed in your boxing classes, when you get tired and/or distracted, the first thing that happens is that you lose your guard. In these rounds, keep the guard glued to your face and by the end of the course it will have become your second nature - no matter what state you are in.
Enjoy feeling your body extract and contract while going from one extreme to another. Strengthen then stretch and never forget to breathe.
Also, take it easy with the back bends, if you are a complete beginner, you may want to ask a friend or work out partner to keep a hand behind you for support. Take it one step at a time. A nice little trick is to let your eyes lead you.
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Round 5 - Second Set
Alright, we've taken it slow.. now it's time to ramp it up! By now you should be sweating and and feeling your muscles starting to burn. Maintain all the technique you have been so focused on and give it a go with more power. When you think you haven't got more in you - then prove yourself wrong.
Repeat with more power and speed
Recognise this transition? You've done it before, it's just revered. Cross your legs and walk your hands forwards on the floor until you are supported on your knees. Uncross your legs and return in a symmetrical table top position. Ready for Round 6?