(HealthDay News) -- Kickboxing is a fun way to burn calories and tone muscles. But experts say participants, especially beginners, should take precautions to avoid injury.
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The American Council on Exercise offers these suggestions for people who are just starting to kickbox:
- Don't wear weights or hold dumbbells when you punch. Either can injure your joints.
- When kicking or punching, don't lock your joints.
- Don't overextend when you kick.
- Don't give in to your peers and continue exercising when you are tired.
-- Diana Kohnle
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