In the last few years, extreme exercise programs have caught on, well…extremely fast. Something about the way they challenge the general public to step it up and complete a tough workout plan really seems to pique peoples’ curiosity as well as provide motivation for finally getting off the couch.
But are they all that great? Do they work? Or in 10 years will they be viewed as nothing more than a silly gimmick, like the “Sweatin’ to the Oldies” fad of the 1980s?
Well, though a lot of people get into these programs for cosmetic reasons (ie looking buff for the beach) some of them provide actual health benefits. GSP Rushfit, for one, strengthens your entire core rather than just a superficial ab workout. It also aids your balance, endurance, and power through “plyometric training” – combining an aerobic workout with weights and strength building. It’s all very intense.
Building a fitness program around an MMA superstar may seem like just a gimmicky way to sell some DVDs. However even if you’re not a fan of the UFC you have to respect Georges St-Pierre’s conditioning as one of the top athletes in the world. Working out alongside him in the GSP Rushfit MMA work out DVD series can be extremely motivating, which will definitely keep you coming back.
Trying out an extreme workout DVD has definite health benefits, and for anyone who can’t afford a personal trainer and would like to put on some muscle while losing fat, extreme fitness programs are a great way to go.