American Cougar Martial Arts
Components of Physical Fitness
Students should review these areas of physical fitness and incorporate activities or behaviors to support improvements in overall Physical Fitness.
Muscular Strength - lift weights.
Muscular Endurance - less weight with higher repetitions.
Cardiovascular Endurance - aerobic exercise. Raise the heart rate for over 20 minutes at least three times per week. Must be careful to avoid repetitive or overuse injury. Allow one day between for recovery. If you smoke - stop. This a very effective self-defense technique.
Flexibility - maintain or improve your range of motion. Warm up the muscles and hold for short intervals 15 - 20 seconds. Do not bounce. Bill Wallace's 3T's - time, temperature and tension.
Body Composition - watch your diet. Combine increased physical activity with a low-fat diet.