(HealthDay News) -- Kickboxing is a very popular form of working out, and classes are offered at many gyms.
The American Council on Exercise offers these suggestions to help you safely begin a kickboxing regimen:
- Avoid working too hard and too long, beyond the point of fatigue.
- Avoid using weights when kicking or punching. This could injure your joints.
- Don't lock your joints as you kick or punch.
- As a beginner, don't kick too high or too hard. You should first learn the proper technique and give your joints and muscles time to adjust.