I'm 41, regular gym visitor for one year, general fitness level "OK but not great". Recently I started to enjoy a kickbox aerobics course at my gym. I realized I hardly ever trained such rapid movements (except in soccer), but I'm improving.
However, during the workout I cannot make the roundhouse kicks parallel to the ground without losing control, let alone make high kicks. What should I do to improve that?
- Focusing on the muscles in the legs
- focusing on the core
- becoming more flexible in general (I know, only slight improvements possible)
- all of the above.
I think the answer is "all of the above". But how to start? Any suggestions for a good compilation of exercises on the gym machines or choosing a supplemental course? What to avoid?