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Protect Your Heart with Martial Arts

Protect Your Heart with Martial Arts

Valentine’s Day has just passed, but February is still all about the heart. Every year, the
American Heart Association celebrates Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease
and heart health. What you may not know is that martial arts are great for the heart. In fact, the cardiac benefits of martial arts give a whole new meaning to the idea of cardiovascular fitness.
With that in mind, here are some ways that taking martial arts classes can protect and
strengthen your heart.

Investing in Your Fitness to Benefit Your Martial Arts Training

Investing in Your Fitness to Benefit Your Martial Arts Training

If you're serious about continually improving your martial arts skill, it's important that you train holistically. It's with that in mind that I recommend investing in some strength and conditioning equipment. On a budget? Don't know where to start when building your own personal gym?

How to Enjoy Thanksgiving (without Forgoing Fitness)

How to Enjoy Thanksgiving (without Forgoing Fitness)

Thanksgiving is this coming Thursday. While many Americans look forward to Thanksgiving Day as an opportunity to eat whatever they want without counting calories, it’s important not to lose sight of fitness – even as you face down a plate of turkey with all the fixings. Here are some ideas to help you enjoy your Thanksgiving while also being true to your fitness and exercise goals.

White Belt Moments

White Belt Moments

Mike and Caleb talk about their "white belt moments".  After listening to this week's episode, let us know what YOUR white belt moment was!  You can email it to ModernEraFitnessPodcast@Gmail.com, or send via social media (@MEFPodcast). Thanks for listening!  Want to help out the show? Give us a Like, Share, and Review.

You're in a Fight.... Now What?

You're in a Fight.... Now What?

In previous episodes, Mike and Caleb have discussed how to stay safe and keep yourself from being mugged.  This time, you've tried to avoid it, you've tried to calm the situation, but the fight is unavoidable, what do you do?!  Listen as Caleb shares some tips to help you end the fight and ensure safety.  Have questions or comments about this week's topic?  Email Mike and Caleb at ModernEraFitnessPodcast@gmail.com, or contact them through social media (@MEFPodcast). Thanks for listening!

Sifu Caleb and Coach Mike Play 20 Questions

Sifu Caleb and Coach Mike Play 20 Questions

Time to gather around the campfire.  Mike and Caleb play a casual game of 20 Questions and learn a bit more about each other.  Listen as they talk about everything under the sun, including *but not limited to* fitness and martial arts.  Thanks for listening in.  If you enjoy, please like, share, and review.  If you have questions or comments, email the guys at ModernEraFitnessPodcast@gmail.com, or contact them on social media (@MEFPodcast).  Be Healthy.  Be Safe.

Motivation, Age, and Fitness in Martial Arts and Self-Defense

Motivation, Age, and Fitness in Martial Arts and Self-Defense

This week on MEF, we have a special guest interview!  Mike and Caleb discuss age, self-defense, fitness, and motivation with special guest, Joey Hurt.  Listen in as Joey talks about what spurs him on in his martial arts and fitness training.  Have a question or show topic you'd like Mike and Caleb to explore?  Send them an email at ModernEraFitnessPodcast@gmail.com, or reach them via social media (@MEFPodcast).  Give the show a like, share, and review to help spread the message of health and safety.  Thanks for listening!

Tracking Your Progress: Worth It

Tracking Your Progress: Worth It

It's vital that we write down our material as we learn it, affecting multiple parts of our brain.  It also provides a visual timeline of your progress and the material you've learned.  If you're just now starting your martial journey, don't wait!  Start journaling immediately.  The later someone starts, the more daunting the task seems. 

Ensuring Success in Your Training: Self-Sabotage

Ensuring Success in Your Training: Self-Sabotage

Whether we know it or not, we often prevent ourselves from reaching the very goals that motivate us.  The reasons why are so many and varied that I wouldn't even know where to begin in listing them.