When you think about golfing, you may picture fancy clubs and golfing sweaters — you probably don’t think about breaking a sweat. However, golfing is more of a workout than you might think. Though the cardio and strength training involved with the sport is light to moderate, it still supplies a good workout for a variety of different ages and abilities. Though the cardio isn’t intense, you’ll still get plenty of steps in, even if you use a golf cart. A golf swing involves a lot of muscle, balance, and rotation. Being on the course also provides a lot of mental health benefits that you get from a good workout. Furthermore, it’s a sport that can keep a lot of different types of people active, even those with mobility issues.(more…)
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Even if you have bundles of natural talent and technique that can take your far, you can never rely solely on ability, as constantly improving your skills is an absolute must. Anyone that wants to reach the peak of soccer mountain will need to put countless hours of practice in to hone their skills and fitness.
Here are some of the top exercises recommended for improving your soccer skills:(more…)
Do you love hiking, hunting at night or tent camping, or generally being outdoors? Whenever you plan to go for the activities, it is advisable that you be armed with some survival skills. Today, it is a bit rare to hear cases of people stranded in the jungle thanks to mobile phones, advanced GPS systems, and data roaming.
However, we know of cases of phones losing signals or breaking down or even getting lost during times of emergency. Once in a while disaster strike. Remember the recent case of the boys in Thailand who were trapped in a cave for days? That’s why knowing one or two survival skills could help mitigate an awful situation.
You may begin by understanding the rule of 3s. It states that a normal human being can do without oxygen for three minutes, without shelter for three hours depending on the weather, survive without water for three days and without eating for three weeks. This may help you prioritize your needs should you find yourself in an emergency.
This article samples out essential survival skills you should know. Enjoy and Learn.
Most of the sports that are played or loved by the people have uncountable health benefits for players. Different sports have cultural importance based on their origin of the sport. One of such examples is skateboarding. Unfortunately, skateboarding was looked down upon for many years. It was associated with the rebellious people but now the world has finally realized that active skate is even beneficial for general health and fitness.
Surprisingly there are a number of health benefits of skateboarding, which it has to offer. If you love skateboarding but hold yourself back because you think it is just a waste of time or it is dangerous, then your worries are certainly wrong. Down here is a list of all the health benefits which skateboarding has to offer to your body.(more…)
Millions of hopeful athletes fantasize about the prospect of becoming a professional basketball player. However, NBA recruiters aren’t known for seeking out the best dreamers; they look for the most athletically prepared players.
If you want to maximize your chances of becoming a basketball pro, start living like one. This means having a relentless dedication to changing your diet, improving your body, and tracking your athletic progress. Let’s dive into the best practices for those looking to go pro:
Eat a Diet Fit for Michael Jordan
If one person is qualified to speak about the best diet for peak performance on the court, it’s Tim Grover — the personal trainer of NBA legends like Scottie Pippen, Charles Barkley, Kobe Bryant, and His Airness himself, Michael Jordan. Over the course of his career, Grover has learned what the ideal diet choices for his clients are. He offers some helpful advice for those who want to get into the game:
How to Sprint Faster
Sprinting is the foundation of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), and will make your legs big, strong, fast, and powerful. Sprints are great for developing endurance, but also for developing lean muscle mass and speed strength.
Ever seen a skinny sprinter? I didn’t think so.
Sure, squats are the almighty kings of the Gym Exercise Kingdom; but sprints are like the kings of the Functional Exercise Kingdom whose jacked-up, super-lean army of massive wheels is constantly trying to overthrow the squat as the #1 top leg exercise.
You think you know how to sprint right, but do you?
I started taking pre workout supplements for women after a job change. The only time I could make it to the gym was 5:30am. I’m not a morning person! It was hard to find energy to work out to my full capacity.
For real gains, you’ve got to train hard! Pre workouts helped me do that.
Despite how popular they are, not every woman should take pre supplements. And if you do decide to give yourself that extra boost, you need to make sure you are taking it correctly. To get the best results, make sure you know these 5 facts about pre workouts for women first.
1. Start with Basics First
Some of you might have raised a few eyebrows when you read the title of this article, after all, who associates horse riding with weight lifting? Well, you should have a real think about that – can you imagine the strength it requires to not only mount a horse, but stay on one and control it as it gallops away? Here are a few key pointers to consider when strength training as an equestrian.
When training to build strength, far too many rugby players fall into the trap of simply trying to increase bulk. While I’m not suggesting that you spend all your time outdoors using rugby equipment, I do think it is important to train your body to repeat rugby-specific movements in the gym.
You’ll want to focus not just on strength, but also on power, conditioning, and injury prevention. It’s always best for athletes to focus on sport specific movements and strengthening the weakest links in the chain.
Using weights to replicate rugby-specific movements at a higher intensity, trains your body to become more adept at the skills that actually make you a better rugby player. By following these exercises you should notice marked improvements, not only in your physique, but also your playing ability. (more…)