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MMA: Boxing is a 49-minute cardio boxing program - with a touch of MMA thrown in to give your workout a new twist. While any fighter would definitely be challenged by this intense and thorough program, this workout focuses on getting the fitness enthusiast in the best shape possible ‘outside of the ring.’
In this workout, a warm-up is followed by a series of boxing combinations. After each combination are sports-specific boxing drills to increase stamina and improve speed and coordination. MMA: Boxing concludes with core conditioning drills and a stretch.
A bonus ‘Heavy Bag Workout’ is also featured in this program for those who have this piece of equipment.
MMA: Boxing is by far one of the most intense total body conditioning workouts available. It is guaranteed to get your heart pumping, your muscles moving, and those calories burning!
Cathe Friedrich's MMA Boxing
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Aerobics Impact: Higher
Lower Impact: Both feet never leave the ground at the same time. This minimizes stress on your knees.
Higher Impact: Includes movements like jumps, hops and skips. Very high-impact is called plyometrics.
Mixed Impact: This alternates or combines the above styles.
Aerobics Choreography: Basic
Basic: The easiest to follow. It ranges from simple walking-style marches to sports and athletic movements.
Complex: More intricate combinations and patterns. They're ideal for people who like to dance.
Moderate: More interesting than Basic, less dancy than Complex.
Toning Emphasis: Abs
Upper body: Arms, chest and back.
Lower Body: Legs, thighs, hips and buttocks.
Abs: Abdominals (stomach), core and sometimes lower back.
Total body: Tones all three of the above muscle groups.
Instructor: Cathe Friedrich (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 49 min.
Street Date: 12/21/2009
Certified instructor description:
Non-stop upper-body punches and lower-body "fast feet" exercises; this is "boxing," not kickboxing. You get the energy and effectiveness of a real boxers' workout -- burning fat, boosting endurance and building coordination. The upper-body segments feature fast-paced boxing basics like jabs, uppercuts, hooks and crosses. The lower-body sections emphasize fast-feet exercises -- small, high-impact jumps on the balls of your feet (surprisingly tough, and great for agility and stamina). All these movements are blended together in the combo segments. The ending floorwork is also boxer-specific; it's designed to build rock-hard, punch-resistant abs. DVD has a bonus, 18-minute heavy bag workout. 5 lb. dumbbells are used in the toning; weighted gloves are optional. Note: MMA means mixed martial arts. ©2009.