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During this seminar, Sensei Mike Storms will discuss the significance of optimal health and well being for martial artists, why good health is the ultimate form of self-defense, and how some of the top martial artists in the country are leading by example during this health crisis. Breaking through all the diet myths, he will share the macro habits of health that will allow you to simply and easily reset your metabolism and restore health and well being.

  • Simple, easy to follow strategies to completely reset your health and fitness to reach optimal health and well-being!
  • Breaking down the most common myths we have been taught about nutrition and exercise.
  • How you can OWN your personal health and fitness so that you can achieve what you never thought possible.
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Billy Blanks, a 7th Degree Black Belt, is best known for creating Tae Bo which is a combination of Taekwondo and Boxing to take martial arts into the mainstream fitness world.

Since Tae Bo became a worldwide phenomenon in the 1990s, Billy Blanks has been a household name, and a notable presence in the fitness and martial arts industry. More recently, Blanks' new program, Billy Blanks' Boomboxing Workout, has been growing in popularity. Although most gyms and fitness facilities are currently closed due to COVID-19, Blanks joined Black Belt Magazine to give a live training session!

Make sure to check out Blanks' YouTube channel for more workouts!

Before we get into the scientific nitty-gritty, let's do a little experiment. Stand up right now and do 10 rapid Hindu squats. (For those who don't know, this is a deep knee bend that is favored in the grappling arts.) Make sure you do 10 of them hard and fast. Now it's time for a quick self-assessment. How do your legs feel?

There is a possibility that your lungs puffed a wee bit and that your heart rate rose, but I'll wager that the low number of repetitions did not make any fatiguing demands on your legs. They're probably good to go for another 10.

Since what you're feeling is not leg fatigue but more likely related to elevated heart and respiration rates, do 10 more — but this time, I want you to time them a little differently.

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