Women’s Self-Defense

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.

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.

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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.



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Women’s Self-Defense Lessons in State College, PA

LombardMMA and Titan Fitness & Martial Arts, located in downtown State College, PA, offers women's self-defense private lessons from the most experienced and accomplished instructor in the Central Pennsylvania region.  Private Lessons are taught by Professional Mixed Martial Arts and Muay Thai Coach, Bruce Lombard.  Coach Lombard has over 25 years of martial arts experience.  Private...
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