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4 Of The Toughest Fitness DVDs On The Planet – No Reality Stars In Sight

These non-celeb endorsed fitness DVDs will get you seriously shredded and keep your street cred intact

4. UFC Fit

What is UFC FIT?

Ever fancied being fit enough to get into a caged ring and beat the living s**t out of someone? Well now you can, without leaving the comfort of your living room. UFC Fit is the hot new home MMA workout created by UFC super-coach (and well-known diet guru) Mike Dolce.

The workouts are all routines used in MMA gyms

The product comes with 12 HIIT DVDs, designed at getting you lean and fit enough to jump in the ring (not that you have to of course). The workouts, though they sound like special moves from a Street Fighter game (Power Punch, Plyo Shred etc) are all actual routines used in MMA gyms.

Very little equipment is required for you to become an ultimate fighting champion, just invest in two sets of dumbbells (or one set of adjustable dumbbells). The program also includes a weight loss “jump start” program called the 3 Day Shred, which is based on techniques used by Mike Dolce to help his fighters make weight before fights.

How does UFC Fit work?

Real MMA workouts are based around cardio training, so the main focus here is on burning calories, shedding body fat and increasing functional ‘fighting’ strength, not building lots of new muscle mass.

Workouts last around 25 to 40 minutes each, but be warned there are very few rest breaks

The workouts are based around HIIT (high intensity interval training) and bodyweight calisthenics training exercises. It’s broken up into four separate three-week training segments and is designed to rapidly improve conditioning while also increasing flexibility.

Workouts last around 25 to 40 minutes each, but be warned there are very few rest breaks so you’ll be jacking your heart rate up quickly and keeping the tempo up until the end.

What does it come with?

  • 12 workout DVDs
  • A 12-week workout tracker
  • In-depth lifestyle and nutrition manual

Price: £40

What do you say about UFC Fit?

Thoughts from UFC Fit user Gabrielle Stevens: “UFC Fit is as good as advertised. Workouts hit the entire body with minimal equipment. There are very few breaks so it provides a great cardio workout.

“I don’t intend to be an Ultimate Fighter any time soon, but I enjoyed the fast paced workouts. It gets your heart rate up and keeps it there. There’s also a lot of variety not only from day to day, but within the routine”

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