The 33-year-old works out two to four times a week for hour-long sessions that focus on high-intensity intervals. She is training under Michael Margolin, co-founder of Krav Maga, the Israeli military’s official system of hand-to-hand combat, reports people.com.
“It gets you in good shape and you’re also learning a skill,” her trainer Margolin said about the training.
It’s an effective workout, “because of the kicking and punching with the resistance of another individual,” he added.
Talking about Alba, he said: “We start with a warm-up, and then we do intervals. We do a lot of mitt work where she’s kicking and punching various targets as strong as she can for a period of time, and then she rests for a period of time. We also mix in medicine balls, kettle bells and some light weights.”
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