Though the primary purpose of Krav Maga is to teach self-defense techniques, it offers one of the fastest and best ways to get in shape. Many actors such as Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Lopez, Brendon Fraser, Kristanna Loken, Lucy Liu, Michelle Ryan, Jennifer Garner, Shannon Elizabeth, Leonardo Di Caprio, Dennis Haysbert, Brad Pitt, Hillary Swank and others have sought out Krav Maga training as a way to enhance their on-screen fighting prowess and just as importantly, to build a ripped, toned and highly-defined physique. Krav Maga workouts are a unique approach to strength training, improving flexibility and endurance, and maximizing explosiveness. Explosiveness is the great equalizer because it allows smaller defenders, such as women, to perform against larger opponents.
And yes, it’s been used by J. Lo for workouts in action flicks such as The Bourne Ultimatum and in video games, GTA and Splinter Cell. “How I Met Your Mother” actor, Joe Manganiello, claims it helped get him a part in the recently cast “True Blood,” and Bionic Woman’s Michelle Ryan also used it to get in shape. And, of course, our
very own Bar Refaeli uses it to keep her curves svelte.