First Lady Michelle Obama posts KICKBOXING video online
Nirapad News : Michelle Obama has posted a workout video online that shows her pumping iron, crunching her abs with a medicine ball, and smacking a punch-bag with a roundhouse kick.
The two-minute clip shows Michelle in full workout gear in the gym with the family’s personal trainer Cornell McClellan putting her through her paces.
The First Lady tweeted the video to husband Barack Obama after the President posted his own film showing him going running in a suit and drinking water with Joe Biden in the Oval Office.
The video starts with Michelle jumping rope, which McClellan says is a ‘low impact’ exercise to help warm up, and assists with hand eye coordination.
The pair then move on to ab exercises with a medicine ball and ‘explosive’ bench squats, before Michelle grabs a set of weights for some chest presses – with an impressive 35lbs in each hand.
Then Michelle straps on a pair of blue boxing gloves for some ‘fun’ with a punching bag, with McClellan encouraging viewers to mix in a few kicks to keep things interesting.
Michelle is then shown delivering a neat two-punch combo before smacking the bag with a roundhouse kick.
The video is part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move campaign, which is aimed at inspiring children to get out and get active.
As part of the campaign, she has been asking celebrities and ordinary folk to ‘Gimmie Five’, meaning five way to keep fit and active.
Five days ago President Obama posted his own video on five ways he stays active, which includes jogging in his suit, and hosting ‘walk and talk’ meetings rather than sitting down.
Michelle’s five exercises are slightly more demanding, including jumping rope, ab crunches with a medicine ball, bench squats, dumbell presses, and boxing.
While the President’s video only attracted a handful of likes and retweets in five days, Michelle’s clip has already garnered 3,000 retweets and almost 5,000 favourites in just a few hours.