Uppercuts

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The uppercut combo is a boxing conditioning exercise.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


Picture of Shoulders

Shoulders

The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.

Picture of Calves

Calves

Calves (calf muscles) influence the ankles and contribute to overall ankle strength. Strengthening your calf muscles will help your balance and performing movements such as running, walking and jumping.

Exercise Instructions


uppercuts - step 1

Step 1

Start in a split stance with both of your hands up.

uppercuts - step 2

Step 2

Stay light on your feet and shift from side to side as you throw uppercuts.

uppercuts - step 3

Step 3

Alternate between both hands for the recommended number of reps or specific amount of time.