MMA in State College PA

NFL And Former Penn State Football Players Training At LombardMMA

NBC Sports recently came to Titan Fitness & Martial Arts to watch and interview former Penn State football players, Mike Hull and Miles Deiffenbach, as they prepare for the opportunity to play in the NFL.

Mike and Miles have been training in Bruce Lombard's mixed martial arts/football cross training system(MMAFx) during their off-season as they wait for the NFL Draft and their future NFL team destination.

Bruce Lombard has been training collegiate and professional football players in his MMAFx training system since 2012.  Bruce is the owner of LombardMMA and trains his athletes and students out of Titan Fitness & Martial arts, located in State College, PA.

Check out NBC Sports piece with Ashley Chase...Click HERE:  Penn State pair using MMA to prepare for the NFL. 

 

Bruce Lombard Motivates Penn State Students and Student-Athletes With Fitness Through Martial Arts

Bruce Lombard is a Professional MMA and Muay Thai Coach located in State College, PA.  Bruce has over 25 years of experience in martial arts and has been instructing martial arts for over two decades to the Penn State and State College community.

Bruce has been teaching and coaching at Titan Fitness & Martial Arts since its inaugural year in 2002.  In 2009, Bruce began his own brand of martial arts training under the name LombardMMA.  Under the LombardMMA umbrella, Bruce offers private martial arts training and also created three seperate unique programs.  These programs include: MMAFx (Mixed Martial Arts/Football Cross Training; LombardMMA-FIT (Home Kickboxing Fitness Program); and Martial Arts Fitness (Secondary School PE Curriculum).

Bruce was recently recognized for his martial arts and fitness commitment to the Penn State student body and PSU athletes by the Penn State number one student news resource, Onward State.

See the recent article by Jon Deasy below...

"Bruce Lombard Prepares Penn Staters For The NFL Through MMA."

 

Read Your Product Nutritional Labels Carefully

Most packaged food items have a Nutritional label for you to look at and make healthy choices about what you buy and eat.  Some things to consider:

  • Just because it says "low-fat" or "fat free" does not mean you can or should eat bigger portions of it, these products are still sometimes filled with ingredients that have little or no nutritional value.  And, the calories still add up.

  • Fat Free does not always mean calorie free.

  • Do not get tricked by single serving foods, some single serving foods are broken down into multiple servings to hide calories.

  • Be cautious and aware of saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, and sodium percentage.  Limit these nutrients to decrease health risks.

  • Fiber helps digestion and promotes regularity, important ingredient to be aware of.

  • Sometimes Fat-Free products have an increase in Sugar and ingredients with little nutritional value.

Support Your Training Partners

Remember that we all started somewhere, and helping the new, training with our equals, and learning from our mentors are all equally valuable.  Helping the new learn will help you grow while you share knowledge so that others can eventually help push you to be better.  Training with your equals will motivate all of you to grow together.  And, training with your mentors and others that are more experienced and better than you will help mold you and keep you humble, which is the best ingredient for self-growth and reaching your potential.

Train HARD, Train SAFE, Have FUN!!

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.

 

State College, PA Leader In Muay Thai Training

LombardMMA provides the most experienced and competition tested Muay Thai training in State College, PA and Centre County.

Coach Lombard has been training students and competitive Muay Thai athletes for over a decade.  His twenty years of Muay Thai training and success of his Muay Thai athletes make him the most qualified and effective Muay Thai coach in the Central PA region.

LombardMMA trains students in both a large classroom and in private one on one or small group environment.

Get started with your professional led Muay Thai Kickboxing training today!!!!