Have you ever taken a boxing class? You should know that the boxing classes are tailored to teach technique and it consists of warm-up exercises, stretching, developing strength and strengthening abs. So if you are going to log in a boxing class you should expect an intense fifteen or twenty-minute circuit.

There is a very serious reason for working ab muscles in order to start a boxing training routine: Boxing requires great power and core strength.

When you kick a punching bag you need to do a lot of rotational moves such as jumping, turning around, ducking and twisting. You work out your ab muscles even if you do not realize it. Every type of punch is targeted at a different part of your core. You should have a strong well-formed body to start boxing.

Alicia Napoleon is a professional boxer, world champion, co-founder and head trainer at Overthrow Boxing in New York City. She created this short boxing routine to work every part of your core muscles, strengthen your back and shoulders and improve stamina and flexibility.

This Ab workout consists of exercises such as thread the needle, flutter kicks, up down plank dolphins, scissors, crunch ups and bicycles. Each move should be performed for thirty seconds. You can combine this list of moves with your training routine or you can do it on its own. You should do this workout routine daily in order to see changes in your core strength. Scroll down to see how to perform these exercises correctly.

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#1. Thread the needle

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#2. Flutter kicks

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#3. Up down plank

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#4. Scissors

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#5. Crunches

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#6. Bicycles

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