Posted: 8/26/2010 4:38:21 PM
The low-down: This martial art developed by the Israeli military is based
around hand-to-hand combat. The principles are about self-defence – never
attacking – with the emphasis on speed, endurance, strength and
coordination. Bodyweight exercises like push-ups, squats and crunches build
strong arms, shoulders, back, abdominals and legs, while grappling
strengthens the heart and lungs and burns calories.
Calories burned: 400-600 per hour.
Weight loss: 4/10
Muscle building: 4/10
Strength building: 6/10