I am a kickboxer, but somewhat out of condition... I have a purple belt in American Kickboxing and am going for blue in April.
Any thoughts from any martial artists on how I can train for kickboxing primally would be appreciated. I love the idea of doing less for greater results because I have noticed my body doesn't like being worked out too intensely too often - I don't improve and I retain weight.
Right now I am a bit unsure how to fit in the components of strength, practicing techniques and stretching without overkill/burnout.
Or is this sort of thing play? I'm guessing not, because is quite intense.
The grading comprises of 20 mins jump rope, 60 squats, 60 x 4 types of ab exercises, 60 back extensions, 60 pushups (I'm female, so do knee ones). Then 45 mins stretching. Then all the techniques for about an hours inc junp and spinning, then 15 mins self-defence, then 8-10 rounds sparring. It take 2-3 hours.