5 CRITICAL HEALTH COMPONENTS OF PHYSICAL FITNESS
Every BMAX workout delivers the 5 critical health components of physical fitness: Cardio Health, Flexibility, Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, and Body Composition.
1. CARDIO HEALTH
Cardiovascular health is the foundation that allows you to accomplish your other fitness levels.
Cardio health is the efficiency with which the heart and lungs work together to deliver fuel (oxygen and nutrients) to your body without quickly reaching fatigue.
The best way to improve your cardio health is through movement-based exercises sustained over a period of time. During the body of a BMAX workout, exercises are performed at 40 second intervals with a 30 second recovery period inbetween.
Cardio health allows you to handle the “running around” everyday aspects of life.
Flexibility is the ability to move the joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons through their full, normal range of motion, without hindrance, discomfort or pain.
With a combination of a 3 minute BMAX dynamic warm-up, movement based and compound exercises, you will begin to improve your flexibility. All BMAX exercises focus on elongating your muscles to help create long and lean muscles which also helps improve flexibility.
Good flexibility also plays a big role in performing many daily tasks, and decreases the potential for injuries.
3. MUSCULAR STRENGTH
Muscular strength is the maximum amount of force (weight or heavy resistance) a muscle/muscle group can generate in a single effort to the point that no more repetitions can be done without rest.
Each primary muscle group must be trained to improve overall muscular strength. BMAX focuses on all 6 of these primary muscle groups in every BMAX workout.
Everyday life requires modest levels of muscular strength to perform physical tasks, such as lifting, carrying and even moving.
4. MUSCULAR ENDURANCE
Muscular endurance is the ability of a muscle or group of muscles to perform repeated movements (Dynamic) or to hold a particular position (Static) with less than maximum force for an extended period time or until muscle fatigue. Essentially, it’s how long your muscles can do something before getting too exhausted to continue.
Most people starting out on their BMAX journey can only complete an exercise for about 20 seconds. As you use BMAX more and more, you will find that you will be able to complete these exercises in 30 or the complete 40 second interval!
Do not confuse muscular endurance with muscular strength –they certainly work in conjunction, but are definitely not the same.
5. BODY COMPOSITION
Body composition is the percentage of fat compared to the lean mass of your body, which includes muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, organs, etc.
Body composition is a better indication of your overall fitness condition than body weight. Just remember — the number that shows up on the bathroom scale does not tell you how much fat or lean body mass (muscle) you have.
Your body composition is a product of the other components of physical fitness. Improving the other four components results in less body fat which has a positive impact on body composition.