Cardio Kickboxing Hook

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Kickboxing expert Cheryl Cullina demonstrates how to do a circular punch called a hook.

    Cheryl Cullina

    Cheryl Cullina is an accomplished professional in the fitness industry, teaching several different class formats including Cardio Kickboxing. She has been a group exercise instructor for 15 years, completing certifications from the American Fitness Association of America, International Fitness Professionals Association, Les Mills International, and Powder Blue Productions, in kickboxing, step, yoga, weight and personal training, youth and senior fitness, nutrition, obesity, and exercise science. Holding an MBA from Michigan State University, Cheryl is also a computer engineer who, for several years, merged computer technology with the health care and fitness industries by evaluating and integrating evolving computer systems with physical therapy equipment for diagnostic assessments and rehabilitation solutions. Her passion for helping make people well inspired her to coach personal and group exercise classes, enthusiastically motivating all people, all ages, to take charge of their health by safely improving their cardiovascular fitness and body’s energy, strength, flexibility, balance and posture. Cheryl is a member of a Demo Team and has performed at National Health Fairs, Earth Day celebrations, annual Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day, and March of Dimes Walk America.

    Hi, my name is Cheryl Cullina and I'm a cardio kickbox instructor. I would like to go over some basic techniques for cardio kickboxing, and now I'm going to bring you another punch called the hook. Lets take our position to a front combat stance; arms in guard. And the hook is a circular punch. It comes through the midline; we stop just past the midline of the body. Palm faces down, heel lifts, and the body rotates. Your arm is parallel to the floor once again, and shoulder height. As you take this hook on, contract your biceps, delts and chest so that you can get some power into that hook. Be aware, never overextend the punch, never throw it too far, keep the shoulder safe, keep the elbow safe. That's our hook, lets move on.