MMA Fitness

State College, PA MMA Coach And Innovator Strives To Impact Lives Through Martial Arts And Fitness

Professional MMA Coach and Martial Arts Innovator, Bruce Lombard, continues his efforts to impact peoples lives in the State College and Penn State Community, and beyond.  His 25 years of martial arts experience, and his innovative methods through martial arts and fitness are aimed at making a positive difference for all genders, ages, and physical abilities.

Bruce Lombard is the owner of LombardMMA and has been teaching martial arts at Titan Fitness & Martial Arts located in State College, PA for over 15 years.  LombardMMA took its first steps in 2009 with its goals to teach martial arts and fitness to participants in a one on one or small group training environment.

LombardMMA started to broaden beginning in 2012 as the martial arts brand took on some innovative ideas.

In 2012, Bruce worked with local Physical Education teachers to create "Martial Arts Fitness" which is a Physical Education full curriculum.  The curriculum includes two separate units, instructional DVD's, and online membership for course instructions and consultation.  There are now multiple high schools in Pennsylvania and New York states that are using the unique and life-long curriculum.

Also in 2012, with the advice of a local high school football coach whom was a LombardMMA training client, Bruce created MMAFx.  MMAFx is a mixed martial arts off-season cross training system for football players.  The training includes techniques and drills from boxing, Muay Thai kickboxing, wrestling, and traditional martial arts that are similar to movements in football.

MMAFx currently works with multiple Penn State football players and multiple NFL players to help develop or increase their hand speed, agility, balance, timing, conditioning, and punching power.

The Houston Texans also incorporate MMAFx training elements led by Head Strength Coach and Assistant Strength Coach, Craig Fitzgerald and Sean Hayes.

In 2014 LombardMMA-FIT was created.  LombardMMA-FIT is an online fitness and martial arts at-home workouts.  It is Bruce's version of "Insanity" or any "Kickboxing Fitness" at home workout program.  The initiative was to do develop a workout with calisthenics, core training, plyometric and strength exercises...with the incorporation of real kickboxing and boxing techniques.

LombardMMA-FIT has the objective to not only help people get fit in the privacy of their own home, but also learn how to properly perform self-defense techniques.  The program includes four intensity levels of workouts and provides instructional videos for how to perform each kickboxing and boxing technique.

LombardMMA and Titan Fitness & Martial Arts is located at 127 Sowers Street, State College PA, one block off the Penn State Campus.  Visit www.lombardmma.com for more information and how to participate in one or all the branches of LombardMMA.

 

 

 

LombardMMA: Leader In Personal Martial Arts Training/State College, PA

Bruce Lombard is the most experienced and recognized Professional MMA and Muay Thai Coach in the State College and Penn State community.  Bruce has been training in the martial arts for over 25 years.  He has been teaching and coaching martial arts to Penn State students, State College residents, and collegiate & professional athletes for two decades.

Coach Lombard has been the head martial arts instructor at Titan Fitness & Martial Arts, located in downtown State College, since 2002.  Bruce has helped students of both genders learn the martial arts between the ages of six years old up to 60 years old.  He works with different levels of abilities from beginners to professional athletes.

He has recently been recognized for his influence and work within the Penn State University student population.

Onward State article link:  "Bruce Lombard Prepares Penn Staters For The NFL Through MMA."

His rates are favorable and the quality of instruction is at the highest level in the Central Pennsylvania region and beyond.

Gauging Exercise Intensity Using Your Heart Rate

One way of gauging your exercise or workout intensity is to see how hard your heart is beating during or after the activity.  The following are steps that can be taken to calculate this measurement so you can get the most out of workouts regarding proper intensity for your health and fitness goals.

Step One:   You first have to figure out your estimated maximum heart rate.  The basic way is to subtract your age from 220.  For example, if your age is 20, and you subtract this from 220, your maximum heart rate would be 200.  This is the maximum times your heart should beat per minute when exercising.

* Once you know your estimated maximum heart rate, you can calculate your desired heart rate target zone.  This zone is the level at which your heart is being moderately conditioned but not overworked.

Step Two:  Determining your target zone.  There are two levels considered, moderate(lower limit) and vigorous(upper limit) target zone.  Moderate can be considered 50 to 70 percent of your max heart rate, and vigorous is considered 70 to 85 percent of your max heart rate.

So, using our example numbers from above, your moderate(lower limit) target zone will be calculated by multiplying 200 x 0.5 for low end and 200 x 0.7 for high end.  So after calculating this would show a moderate target zone of 100 - 140 beats per minute.

A vigorous(upper limit) target zone would calculate as, 200 x 0.7 for low end and 200 x 0.85 for high end.  So your target heart rate zone for vigorous exercise intensity would be 140 - 170 beats per minute.

* To check beats per minute/heart rate, check your pulse at your wrist by placing two fingers between your bone and tendon over your radial artery which is located on the thumb side of  your wrist.

Step Three:  Whether during or immediately following your workouts, check pulse for 15 seconds for quickest reading.  After reading number of beats within 15 seconds, multiply this number by four.  This will give you your current heart rate.  For example, if you recorded 30 beats in 15 seconds, multiplied by four, this would calculate to 120 beats per minute.  According to our example above, this would put you in the moderate intensity level zone.

 

LombardMMA – Private Martial Arts Lessons in State College, PA

LombardMMA provides private lessons in eight different areas of martial arts training.  Instruction is dictated by the interest of the martial art student, and all private sessions are instructed by professional MMA and Muay Thai coach, Bruce Lombard.

Follow this link to learn more about each training option and rates!

LombardMMA works in partnership with Titan Fitness & Martial Arts and is located at 127 Sowers Street in downtown State College, PA.  One block off of Penn State Campus.

 

 

LombardMMA – Your Source For Learning MMA On-Line

LombardMMA provides MMA and Kickboxing "how to" instructional videos, home fitness workouts, training workouts, training strategies, and much much more.

LombardMMA has brought MMA and Kickboxing training into peoples homes.  For individuals that can't get to the gym, can't afford gym fees, or do not have a martial arts training facility in their area...LombardMMA is here for you!

As a "Premium Member" of LombardMMA, members can access hundreds of resources to learn, practice, and develop skills in MMA, kickboxing, and martial Arts fitness.  There is a "Member Forum" that helps members communicate with Coach Lombard in order to help develop their skills, set up personal workout routines, and discuss martial arts training strategies.

LombardMMA also offers "in person" private marital arts training and on-line personal video training.

JOIN THE TEAM and develop your martial arts skills and fitness levels!!