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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Ideal Boot for Football

Feeling good

When you wear a boot that you feel good in, then you will be more confident as you get into the pitch. With so many options available, it is important to settle for something that suits the fame regardless of the style of color. It is always important to feel comfortable, so as to play without any issues.

Leather

As much as leather boots associate with comfort, there are many synthetic materials that are an amazing fit. In as much as you should like how a boot looks, aesthetics should not be the only or main concern. Find a boot that is a match for your foot. There should be a balance between performance, look, and comfort.

Preparedness

It is important to try out the boots physically before you buy them. It is essential that you get a comfortable fit. Each brand has fit its own way of creating the boots. You may want to try them out with some socks so as to get a feel of what being on the pitch will be like.

Clean them

It is normal for people to dump the boots into a bag and then looking for them when there is a game. It is important to look after the boots as much as you can. Synthetic boots are a great idea for anyone who feels like they are negligent. The synthetics are easier to clean and maintain. In addition, these kinds of boots are much easier to dry once they have been cleaned out. You can simply use a soft cloth dipped in warm water. You should never dry the boots in a radiator because this can cause damage to the shoe or cracking of the material. Always allow your boots to dry as naturally as possible. In this way, the shape of the boot is retained. You can even stuff the boot using old newspapers so as to maintain the shape as they dry.

About Surfing Paddling Technique

1. TIMING

Paddling for a wave is all about timing. Always stay in front of the wave, so position yourself correctly and start paddling early. Remember the faster the wave, the faster you need to paddle.

2. POSITION ON BOARD

Find the sweet spot on your board. Don’t lie to far back so the nose will lift up and push water. If you position yourself too far forward your board will nose dive into the water.

Try not to lean too far to the left or right, stay balanced. Keep your board flat on the water.

3. DON’T USE TWO ARMS

When paddling you need a constant planing speed. If you paddle with both arms you will momentarily lose momentum and speed. When you double-paddle you will jerk forward and then slow down. The ideal surf paddling technique resembles a freestyle swimming stroke.

4. STAY RELAXED

When paddling make sure you don’t tense up and get stressed. Relax the shoulders and don’t stiffen your facial muscles. Breathe in through your nose and focus on your technique.

5. LONG STROKES

Take long smooth strokes. Fully extend your arm, go deep and make sure you complete the rotation all the way to your thighs. Long smooth movements instead of quick and jerky.

6. DEEP STROKES

Don’t surface paddle. Extend your arm fully in the water. Try to keep your arms as close to your surfboard.

7. HANDS RELAXED

Relax the hands and keep a small gap between your fingers. Don’t spread or force the fingers together. Try not to bend your wrist too much.

8. SMOOTH ENTRY

Minimize any splashing of water on entry and don’t throw any water at the end of the rotation, it’s wasted energy. You want a smooth exit out of the water without any turbulence.

9. KEEP FEET TOGETHER

Don’t drag your feet in the water, this disturbs the flow of the board in the water. Keep your feet together and lay evenly and balanced.

10. DON’T ROLL SIDE TO SIDE

Minimize any rolling from side to side. Keep your body still on the surfboard and let your shoulders and arms do the work. Don’t sway too much from side to side and keep your head still.

Advantages of Rock Climbing

Rock climbing has similar health benefits like working out in the gym. It is, in fact, the best workout for the body. Both girls and boys of different ages can undertake this sport. Many people believe that the sport needs more upper body strength. Thus, girls feel discourages towards this sport. But that is not true. A proper rock climber is the person who has a good understanding of the sport regarding balance, technique, and strength of the leg.

It helps to grow muscle endurance. The core muscles get stronger than exercising. It brings stabilization to the body and makes it lesser prone to getting injured. Again, climbing builds stronger biceps, hands and forearms, upper back, lower back, shoulders, neck, traps, abs, thighs, calves and glutes. Ones cardiovascular system also benefits a lot from the sport.

Climbing rocks are more like solving puzzles. So, it takes proper planning and patience of the individual. One needs to be prompt at decision making and take decisions like which place is better for a move and where they would be led to. Thus, it is sure to enrich your decision-making ability, problem-solving skills. You would become a better goal setter and get the determination to achieve your goals. Your awareness of the surroundings will be more. Your confidence levels will thus get a boost and you would be able to achieve success.

It is a team sport because you always need to be with a group of people to climb the rocks. Thus, you would need to put your trust on others. This in a way helps to build character and leadership qualities. Every person in the initial stage is the student who learns from the instructors and then is able to become a teacher with much experience and share his or her knowledge with others in the field.

Benefits of Swimming Over Running

Burns the Calories

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A rigorous workout runs at 70-85 {3ef47828a7c259db772c7dd40d461a2fc3c07983a36e986141d323980a5355fc} max heart-rate. After an intensive 30 minute breaststroke swim, you can burn up to 300 calories. This can vary according to your weight. The heavier you are, the more calories you burn. By burning 500 calories more than you eat every day, you can lose a pound of fat a week. Okay, this does not sound much. But think long-term. After a month you can lose about 4-5 pounds – almost half a stone. Multiply that by 6 months and you have lost 2 stone of body fat.

Why Swimming helps the Heart Work More Efficiently?

When the body is in an upright position (e.g. when run or jump),the heart has to work hard to pump blood and oxygen to and from the lower extremities. This increase demand on the heart can lead to spikes in blood pressure – not good for the heart.

The American College of Sports Medicine states: ‘Swimming works the cardiovascular system without causing major increases in blood pressure.’ Because the body is in a horizontal position whilst swimming, the heart does have to work as hard. There is almost no gravity involved, so the blood pressure stays down.

The Weightlessness of Water

Yet another benefit swimming has over running, is the weightlessness effect in water. At the end of every stroke – breast stroke, freestyle etc, your body stretches out. Because the water holds your body up, it enables you to stretch out whilst in motion. The spine can then lengthen, elongating the gaps between the vertebrae.

Physiotherapists encourage patients with disc problems to swim because of this spine lengthening effect. It takes pressure off the discs.

Benefits and Risks of Running

Running generally has great benefits.

It reduces the chances of contracting:-

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Cardiovascular disease

It improves:-

  • Bone density
  • Weight control

The risks of long distance running without a supervised trainer needs consideration though. They can advice you on nutrition, rest and good running technique. For safety reasons:- A medical check to look out for heart conditions, bio mechanical issues or other risk factors are a must.

Marathon running over extends the immune system. It makes the body produce excessive amounts of cortisol to reduce swelling. The advice to runners is to increase vitamin C, get plenty of sleep and avoid outside stresses. This helps recuperation and boosts immunity.