I am in good physical shape.
I began taking tae kwon do when I was in grade school and have kept it up. For martial arts trainings, strength, flexibility and range of motion are all prioritized. Bulk muscles diminish speed. Martial arts has taught me to focus on the entire body. I go to the gym three to four times a week. I have tae kwon do class twice per week. On my own, I vary between running on the treadmill and pedaling the stationary bike. I try to include at least 30 minutes of high intensity cardio in every workout. I might lift a few weights, but I stick with low weight and high repitition. I want strong muscles, not necessarily big muscles. I prefer to do pushups and pullups, using my own body weight rather than lift dumbbells. I also do a lot of swimming and shadow boxing. During the tae kwon do class, we focus heavily on stretching to increase flexibility and range of motion. There are a lot of exercises that work the core muscles. We practice with two minute rounds that are the best form of HIIT training that there is. I am always wrecked at the end of class. And yet I feel fantastic. The instructor manages to push me way beyond what I can accomoplish on my own. I am typically a bit sore the day after a lesson. But I feel sore in a good way. I know the muscles have been challenged and it motivates me to elevate my fitness level.