To adopt a healthy and fit lifestyle you have to implement 3 important components of fitness into your weekly workout regimen. In addition to eating a healthy and balanced diet, the following three components are necessary to achieve optimum fitness.

3 Components of Fitness

1. Cardio Endurance

2. Strength Training

3. Rest and Recovery.

Each of them are equally important and work to help your body operate more efficiently. You can’t be a person who workouts nonstop without rest, or a person who only does cardio for hours, or a person who lifts weights until you are green in the face.  You have to know how to balance out the three to reach your individual goals.
The following workout uses the three components of fitness and requires you to challenge yourself differently during each round.  Below are the exercise descriptions.  If you are just starting out complete round 1, 2, and 3, only once but as best as you can.  If you are more advance try to do all three rounds 2-3 times.

1. Butt Bridge- Lying on your back with your arms next to your side. Slowly lift your hips off ground and squeeze your butt during the up movement and slowly bring your hips back down to start position. Repeat.

2. Perfect Squats: Standing with your feet a little further that shoulder width apart, Squat and keep your knees behind your toes. You should imagine sitting in a chair. Continue the squat until your thighs are paralegal to the ground.  If you have trouble with your knees CLICK HERE for tips to do squats.

3. Tension Plank: In the normal push up position, bend your elbows and lower down. Pause at the bottom for a few seconds then return to start.

4.Mountain Climbers: In your plank position move your feet and knees toward your chest as fast as you can.

5. Tricep Dips: Using a chair or stable bench, dip your hips down. Your elbows should bend toward the back of the room.





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