BoxLife Competitor’s Training #531
BoxLife Competitor’s Training #531: Total Performance Sports Schedule
Total Performance Sports (TPS) are a group of activities which aim at improving physical fitness and overall health through exercise. TPS includes weight training, cardio training, strength training, flexibility training, and other forms of physical activity. Many of these activities have been used for centuries by athletes and others for general health benefits.
However, there is growing interest in using TPS as part of a healthy lifestyle program. There are many reasons why people choose to participate in TPS. Some participants feel it helps them lose weight or maintain their current body composition while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Others see it as a way to improve their athletic ability and/or endurance levels. Still others view TPS as a great opportunity to get fit without having to go out and work out regularly, which can be difficult if one does not live near any sort of gym where they could do so.
There are several different types of TPS, but they all share some common elements. These include:
Weightlifting – Weight lifting involves performing exercises with weights in order to build muscle mass and increase strength. The most popular form of weightlifting is the squat, bench press, deadlift, and overhead press. Other variations include dumbbell curls and leg presses.
Aerobic Training – Aerobic training involves engaging in physical activity that is continuous and requires large amounts of oxygen to perform. The most popular aerobic activities are running, hiking, cycling, swimming, and elliptical training. Others include jogging, skipping rope, and stair climbing.
Anaerobic Training – Anaerobic training involves engaging in physical activity that is intense but brief. It requires a burst of energy. This energy can come through short, fast bursts such as sprinting, jumping, or punching.
Martial Arts – Martial arts can include any of a wide range of activities that teach self-defense techniques. It is also included in many TPS programs to improve strength, coordination, and flexibility. These include aikido, karate, tae kwon do, jiu jitsu, and others.
Cross Training – Cross training is the practice of integrating different types of exercise into a routine. For example, someone who participates in TPS might perform weightlifting one day, jump rope the next, go for a jog the next, do kickboxing the next, and take a dance class the next. This keeps the body from becoming used to a single type of exercise, which helps to prevent injury and improve cardiorespiratory health, muscular strength, and muscular endurance.
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