Fight like a girl
For chiseled arms, tight abs, and serious fitness bragging rights, head to the ring—er—cage. Holly Holm, current UFC women’s bantamweight champion, defeated famed fighter Ronda Rousey just 59 seconds into the second round of their November 2015 bout. She fell in love with the sport at age 16, and she swears you will too. “I don’t know anyone who has tried it and didn’t have a good time,” Holm says. “You’ll finish in a better mood, I guarantee it.” Turn the page for her routine.
Stand with feet hip-width apart, right foot forward, left foot back, and hold a dumbbell in each hand near chin, palms facing in. Twist right hip and shoulder forward as you explosively extend right hand out to shoulder height in front of you. Draw right hand back as you twist left hip and shoulder forward and extend left hand to shoulder height in front of you Continue, alternating punches as fast as you can for 30 seconds. Rest for 30 seconds, then repeat for a total of 4 sets.