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MMA: Kickboxing is a 53-minute high-intensity workout that will blast fat, build stamina, and increase flexibility and muscle endurance.
After a warm-up there are three punching and kicking combinations, followed by a sports-specific cardio drill to whip you into incredible shape. MMA: Kickboxing concludes with sports-specific core drills that are new, exiting, and get the job done.
Get ready to kick and punch your way to an unbelievable level of fitness. Just as with our MMA: Boxing and MMA: Fusion programs, MMA: Kickboxing trains you for the love of fitness, not the sport of fighting.5876 – MMA: Fusion
MMA: Fusion is a 50-minute high-energy workout that fuses basic martial art exercises along with various martial art styles for those who are really looking to push their cardiovascular – and strength-endurance limits. In this workout, three MMA fusion combinations are followed by a sports-specific cardio drill to deliver and intense workout. The program concludes with new and effective MMA-inspired core exercises and a nice stretch.
Get ready to kick, grab, strike, and thrust your way to an unbelievable level of fitness. Just as with our MMA: Boxing and MMA: Kickbox programs, MMA: Fusion trains you for the love of fitness, not the sport of fighting.
Cathe Friedrich's MMA Kickbox
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: 52 min.
Street Date: 12/21/2009
Certified instructor description:
A well-taught medley of high-intensity kickbox combos. It's a no-nonsense program created to blast calories while building strength and endurance (easy to follow but tough). Cathe begins each series with punches; then she adds in the kicks and finishes with fast-paced, punch/kick combinations (before starting over on the other side). Between each combo, you'll get kickbox-specific "burst" segments (explosive, high-impact cardio drills). The ab-toning section is also intense; it includes core-focused roll-ups, bicycles and push-up/planks (5 lb. dumbbells are used in this section). Note: MMA means mixed martial arts. ©2009.