This week we teamed up with our newest trainer, Bryan Blackstone. Bryan has his B.S in Exercise Science from Towson University as well as his ASCM, TRX, CPR/AED certifications. During college he became a licensed amateur boxer and started to incorporate boxing into his own work outs along with his clients’.
Boxing / MMA training can be a great addition to your workout regimen. Whether you are looking to spike your conditioning levels or cut weight and trim the fat, this can be programmed for any fitness level. From your initial start of Boxing/MMA training, you are guaranteed to feel the effects of throwing punches throughout your entire body.
It’s not always about how much weight you can push or pull. When throwing a punch, your lower back and abs are the primary areas that are responsible for the power and rotation behind the punch.
Quick example of Boxing HIIT Training:
1:30 each Round
0:30 sec of work
1. 30 seconds – Flowing
2. 30 seconds – High Knees with straight punches
3. 30 seconds – Power punches
4. 1 minute – Plank
- Weight loss
- Increased muscle tone
- Stronger muscles depending on how you punch
- Core strength
- Overall cardiovascular health
- Hand/eye coordination
- Body composition
- Decrease stress
Learn more about Bryan below:
1. What is your Name, Education, and Certifications?
Bryan Blackstone ~ B.S. Exercise Science, Towson University
ASCM-CPT, TRX, CPR/AED
2. How did you first get involved in the fitness industry?
I’ve always dreamt of becoming a professional athlete. I realized, if I can’t become one, I want to do the next best thing- train them. I’ve always wanted to make my body look and feel better. I might as well help other people achieve that same goal. I want to train people in every way possible to eventually achieve my goal of training professional athletes.
3. What types of fitness do you specialize in?
Basketball, Boxing/MMA, Weight Loss, Core Strength, and Group Training.
4. What do you like to do in your spare time?
Ride bikes, work on my car, draw, travel, and eat Chipotle.
5. What are your favorite motivational tips?
Stop making excuses.
6. Do you have a favorite HIIT workout, or cardio workout you do?
Rower, because it works both lower and upper body.
7. How do you plan to make lives better?
I hope to make lives better by showing people that they can believe in themselves.