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What is the "sword workout"?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
There are many forms of martial arts. In this video, Dr. Oz and fitness expert Ilaria Montagnani explain the many health benefits of working out with a sword.



The sword workout, also known as “Forza,” utilizes a wooden sword and provides a great aerobic and full body workout. It has four main moves, the half cut, full cut, horizontal cut, and thrust lunge. Each is combined and performed for 15 repetitions.

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