Box Your Way to Confidence
‘Help! Im feeling wimpy and need a confidence boost.
We think the perfect person to help this angst-ridden reader is Jillian Michaels. Not only does she regularly whip softies into shape on NBCs The Biggest Loser, shes also author of the new book Winning by Losing and a black belt in Akarui-Do (a hybrid of kung fu and Thai boxing). So we asked Jillian—thats her in the photos—to come up with a confidence-inspiring workout. And she has definitely delivered, with moves that will strengthen your muscles and your self-confidence.
- For best results
- Keep your focus and intensity high—and increase your confidence—by picturing a worthy opponent
- To add a cardio element, boost your speed once youre comfortable
- Do these exercises twice per week
Trainer tip: For an added challenge, hold a 3-pound dumbbell in each hand for moves 1 and 2.