The Sports Archives – How To Easily Learn The Rules Of A New Sport

Getting into a new sport is super exciting. We all have sports that we grew up with, that we played in high school and college, and watched on the TV on Sunday afternoons. Then there are the sports we come to later in life. Perhaps you tried it on a trip and fell in love with it; perhaps your friends introduced you to their new hobby and it swiftly became your hobby too. But one thing that stops people from getting fully into their new sport is the embarrassment of not knowing the rules well enough. You want to cheer for your side, know the lingo, and understand the rules before you can say you’re a fan. Well, we are here to help. Here are three ways you can easily learn the rules of a new sport. 

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  • Fantasy Sports

Fantasy sports aren’t for everyone, but if you are new to a sport and don’t understand how it works, it’s a great resource. Understanding a new sport isn’t just about the rules of the game; it is also how the teams connect, how the leagues work, and the players too. Sites which will allow you to find out the Winning DFS NFL football picks, for example, will help you better understand which players to look out for, which teams to get behind and how the leagues operate too. 

  • Watching the Sport In Your Own Time

If you’re a little nervous to expose yourself among tried and true fans of your new favorite sport, that’s probably for the best. If you want to learn about a sport, the best thing to do would be to watch it. Try to watch a few different teams in different games and listen to the commentating for a full rundown of the game. By doing this you will get to understand how the sport is scored, what the rules and penalties are and which team you want to support too.

  • Try The Sport Yourself

If possible, the best way to learn is to do it yourself. If you love exercising and are learning about a sport which is accessible to non-athletes, it is a good idea to get a few friends together and play. You might suck at it at first – everyone has to start somewhere – but by the end of the game you will have a better understanding of how the game is played. Plus, it’ll be a great workout and a good chance to bond and socialize with your friends. 

If you can’t try the sport physically, perhaps due to COVID-19 restrictions or if the sport is an inaccessible one, you could try playing it in video game form. It won’t give you a workout, but it will give you an insight into how the rules work on the field. 

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Final Thoughts

If you love sports and want to branch out your knowledge, use these tips to access new sports more easily and gain knowledge fast. Getting into a new sport can help you socialize, get outdoors more and expand your general sports knowledge too. 

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The Sports Archives – How To Workout Like A Professional Athlete

One thing that rings true with every sports fan is being jealous of athletes’ bodies. Every professional athlete has a fitness trainer, coach, nutritionist and a strict regime, helping them achieve the strength, stamina and techniques they need to be the best. As a result, they usually have rippling muscles, are totally toned, and generally the envy of every sports fan around the world. 

Even if you are a sports fan who plays sports themselves, goes to the gym and eats well, you might still be wanting to go to the next level and achieve the look of your favorite athlete. How does Tom Brady achieve his NFL legend status? How does Roger Federer maintain his physique despite being one of the oldest pro tennis players in the game at thirty nine years old? How can Michael Phelps achieve THAT body? Get off your butt and close your NFL betting app, and start acting like the real thing.

 In this blog you will find out exactly how some of these guys achieve their physiques, and what you can do to try to catch up.

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Get Hench Like The Rock

Okay, so nobody can promise you that you’ll end up looking like The Rock if you work out enough. But Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, former WWE champion turned Hollywood actor, is pretty open about his gym regime and food intake. On his YouTube channel, The Rock discusses and shows his daily workout routine with simple mantras that go along with the physical activity. ‘Blood, sweat and respect. The first two you give; the last one you earn,’ says The Rock as he prepares for his gym session. 

Additionally, The Rock shares openly about his cheat meals. While he sticks to a dietary regime very strictly, his cheat meals are off-the-charts. His mentality around working out and staying big is high effort, high reward – meaning his hugely calorific cheat meals would make anyone’s mouth water. ‘When my two delicious worlds collide on my cheat day. Extra thick brioche french toast, smothered with peanut butter (personal fav) and syrup. Washed down with my Teremana Reposado tequila shaken, chilled and poured back on the rocks,’ writes The Rock on his Instagram page. Cue the food envy.

So for The Rock, getting hench isn’t all about the physical effort – it is also about the mentality behind it. That’s the difference between your average gym enthusiast and a professional athlete; athletes bring their mentality with them into their fitness regimes.

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Adding Variation

Famously, the world’s most high achieving tennis pro Serena Williams does not just play tennis to work out. Neither do most professional athletes. While they practice their sport each day, athletes apply a variety of exercises which strengthen their muscles in different ways. This allows their bodies to take a break from repetitive movement and to be challenged in a diverse way each day. 

Serena Williams practices ballet, for example, as well as tennis. Ballet is a sport which requires balance, core strength, flexibility and focus; all of which apply to tennis, too, just in different ways. No, Williams will never be a professional ballet dancer – just like a footballer who practices deadlifts won’t be a professional weightlifter. Nevertheless, adding a variety of exercises to your regime can strengthen your skills at the sport you are most passionate about.

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Physical Therapy

One of the most crucial parts of hard exercise is recovery. If you put your body through high tension and powerful fitness routines, without cooling down effectively and allowing your body to rest you could easily injure yourself. Athletes are lucky enough to have the best physical therapists who are on call at any moment to help them recover from a particularly tough day on the field; you, however, might not have that luxury. Nevertheless, if you plan to up your game fitness-wise, it is best to contact a physiotherapist, chiropractor or holistic physical therapist to help you. Regular visits with a professional physical therapist can keep your body in tip top shape while it gets fitter and stronger.

One type of physical therapy which is highly popular among athletes is cupping. Cupping involves applying glass cups to your back, neck and shoulder areas and having the air sucked out of them. This suction sensation brings blood to the surface of your skin and promotes healing and relaxation in your muscles. Have you ever seen professional swimmers with red circular marks all over their backs? This is the result of cupping. This sounds like a very painful experience, but the discomfort is mild and the results are immediate. Many athletes have cupping on a regular basis to alleviate soreness and maintain muscle relaxation.

Keeping Track

Athletes don’t just work out, they keep a workout diary. Every single meal and physical exercise is documented meticulously in order to monitor their progress and see where they went wrong if they need to make changes down the line. For a regular person, this can be a little unnecessary – if not unhealthy – but keeping track of how many workouts you have done per week, and a rough diary of the exercises you did, can definitely help track your progress. This means that if a certain style or exercise isn’t working for you, you can notice that and switch it out for something else. Keeping track also means taking “before” pictures before you begin your new regime, so you can track the visible results!

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Final Thoughts

If you want to workout like a pro, follow this helpful guide to get you started on your journey. Remember: it isn’t just a physical journey, but also a mental one. No regular person can be quite as well-carved as a professional athlete who is paid thousands per week to keep fit, but you can achieve new heights by following their advice. Stay focused, keep it varied, take care of your body and document your progress, and you are bound to successfully take your fitness to the next level.

 

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The Sports Archives – Best Sporting Activities For A Boys Day Out

Sports are certainly not just for ‘the boys’, but an activity with little healthy competition can make a great addition to a stag party or get together. In fact, below, you will find some of the most popular sporting activities to play during a day out with the boys, or anyone else for that matter! 

Karting 

Go-karting is a driving based experience that can be done either inside or outside. It entails sitting in open cage buggies and navigating around a set course as fast as possible. Seat belts are worn, and so are helmets for safety. You can opt for head to head races or timed tournaments depending on your needs and the number of people racing. 

One for the petrol heads, karting can be a lot of fun, especially if you can put all your mates in their place by winning! The good news is that even if you have never karted before, you can get some Karting Strategies for Beginners to help you stay ahead of the pack. Just imagine the look on your mates’ faces as you overtake them!!!! 

Golf 

A little more sedate than karting, but no less challenging, gold can be a fantastic activity for a work get together or for a group of friends. Of course, the type of golf game you opt for will depend on the people’s levels of skill. 

For example, if you are all experienced golfers with a handicap, then a full 18 hole at one of the world’s most challenging courses is the way to go. Oh, and don’t forget the 19th hole! 

However, if your group is of more mixed abilities, a nine-hole round may be better suited. You may even wish to introduce friends that have never played golf before to the game by going to the driving range or a crazy golf session, which can also be a great deal of fun. 

Zorbing 

What could be better than squeezing yourself into a soft plastic ball and then using your body to roll said ball around a course, to play football, or even on the water? Well, that is precisely what an afternoon of zorbing entails, and it can be a lot of fun if you do it with the right people. 

Of course, because it’s such a full-body activity, you need to pick team members and physically fit opponents and have a good sense of special awareness. Oh, don’t forget to get someone to record your day either, as looking back and laughing is one of the best things about this zany activity. 

Adventure courses 

Rope ladders, zip lines, and monkey care are all activities you can find on adventure courses—another activity with a sporting twist that can make for the best boys day out. The great thing about such a course is that you get a harness and hard hat too, so you know everyone will be able to enjoy themselves safely while pushing their personal limits of bravery and endurance at the same time. 

 

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The Sports Archives – 6 Things Every Sports Fan Should Be Able to Do

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Whether you’re a diehard Mets fan or you never miss an NBA game, there are certain things every sports fan should be able to do. If you want to up your game and enhance your rep, get up to speed now…

  1. Know your schedule

You can’t call yourself a fan if you don’t know when, where or who your team are playing. You might not be able to remember your own schedule, but you should definitely know what plans your team has got. From qualifying matches to tournament finals, you can’t plan your calendar until you know theirs.

  1. Throw a pose for the ‘Kiss Cam’

Traditionally, the ‘Kiss Cam’ prompted anyone fans to grab the person next to them (hopefully a significant other!) and pucker up if they were zoomed on to the big screen. These days, you don’t have to embrace if you find yourself on the Kiss Cam, but you better have a good pose ready if you want to bring the house down.

  1. Predict a winner

If you follow sports, and not just your own team, you should be able to predict the winner of a match or game with a relative degree of accuracy. Of course, many people think they’re a dab hand at this. Just take a look at thegamehaus.com to see how many fans are turning their predictions into sports bets. By following the season and reiterating (or repeating) what the pundits say, you can impress anyone with your knowledge!

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  1. Be autograph-ready

If you’re a season ticketholder or you try to attend as many matches as possible, you’ll want to be ready for when you run into your hero. You never know when the moment will strike, so always be prepared to ask for an autograph. Wear your team shirt, carry your foam finger, or be prepared to have your forehead adorned with the script of your favorite player.

  1. Justify bad performances

No matter how great your team is, chances are they’ll have a bad game at some point or another. Obviously, this isn’t their fault, so you’ll need to come up with a selection of reasons why your team missed the mark. Dodgy ground? Wrong selections? Unlucky away kit? Whatever you go for, say it with conviction.

  1. Have a lucky garment

You may not be on the team, but no-one can say you aren’t doing your part. From lucky socks to lucky shirts, fans around the world join forces to make sure their team wins on match day. Some people will say you’re being superstitious but, really, is it a risk you’re willing to take?

Pass It On To The Next Generation

No true sports fan gives up the chance to inspire the next generation with their devotion, whether they like it or not. If you’ve got kids, nieces, nephews, godchildren, or grandchildren, now is your chance to secure a whole new legion of fans for your one true love: your team.

 

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The Sports Archives – How The Greatest Player in Football, Tom Brady, Prepares For The NFL

 

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The Quarterback is a major player in football. They are the captain, and as such, they have a lot of responsibilities to uphold. Such as exercising their throwing technique to make sure when they get the ball, they can throw it with accuracy to the next player. Plus, they must be able to inspire and organize their team before and during a big game.

You have to believe in your process. You have to believe in the things that you are doing to help the team win. I think you have to take the good with the bad. – Tom Brady

There are a few reasons why someone might want to see how a quarterback prepares. Firstly because they’re keen to adopt the same regime and become a fantastic quarterback themselves. Or because they’re sizing up teams and quarterbacks to determine who is most likely to win. The Chiefs Super Bowl betting saga is underway, as people gear up to choose the team they think will win one of the most popular sporting events in the world.

Tom Brady is undeniably one of the greatest players of all time. No-one has witnessed anything quite like his dedication to the sport. As a result of his hard work, he has walked away with plenty of NFL, and Super Bowl MVPs, including numerous wins at the Superbowl. 

As one of the best players there is, delving into Tom Brady’s routine will give you a good idea of the lengths Quarterbacks need to go to to get ready for the NFL. Below is a rundown of what Tom Brady does to be the best he can be on the field.

Circuit Training

You push your body to the limits, but you have to train your body to deal with the limitations. Tom Brady

Here are a few of the exercises Tom undertakes during training for the season. These exercises are common among quarterbacks who want to enhance their arms strength, flexibility, and throwing technique.

  • Single-arm Dumbbell Press – To maintain strength throughout the arm. This exercise emphasizes pulling the weight towards the chest. 
  • Lunge Rotational Twist – To enhance his throw, lunge rotational twists strengthen the legs while the feet are apart and improve the torsos rotational movements for better flexibility.
  • Fire Hydrants – An excellent throw relies on the lower body just as much as the upper body. Fire hydrants stretch and strengthen the outer hips and legs.

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For an effective workout, the below components are just as important to Tom Brady’s regime as the circuit training itself;

Team of Experts 

Tom has two people in particular that enhance his health. Tom House, the quarterback guru, helps Brady to improve his motion and form while throwing. 

Tom’s other expert is Alex Gurrero. Alex is a specialist in Chinese medicine, ensuring Brady is fit and healthy throughout the season.

Healthy Diet

Tom, leads a healthy existence. Having an excellent diet is part of that. This step is a no-brainer for football players and aspiring players. Lots of nutritious food leads to a surge in energy and well-being. Allowing players such as Tom Brady, to give his all in an intense training session, and the NFL games.

Sports Massages

Brady also has regular sports massages. Sports massages are essential for athletes to avoid the body being in intense pain following a workout or game. Sports massages are much firmer than a massage you experience at a spa. They are dedicated to people who live highly active lives, that need to ease muscle tension, increase their body’s recovery rate, and boost relaxation.

Post Game Relaxation Method

After a game, to unwind, Tom devotes his time to fixing together challenging puzzles to take his mind off the events. Relaxation is a necessary component for quarterbacks, to maintain a healthy body and mind. And not let the events of the game get the best of them.

Time To Snooze

Tom devotes a lot of time to sleep. With a 9 pm bedtime, his body has the chance to rest and restore for the next day of exercises or a big game. Athletes who maximize their sleep are more likely to perform better at their chosen sport. Regular, quality, deep sleep increases reaction times, focus, speed, and reasoning skills. 

There’s a lot of pressure on the Quarterback to perform. They must prepare themselves mentally and physically to make sure they don’t crumble during a game. Bleacher Reports reckons that if a Quarterback fails to give an excellent performance on the field, their team is destined to fail. As above, Brady does everything in his power to ensure he performs at his best every game.

Mentally, the only players who survive in the pros are the ones able to manage all their responsibilities. Everybody struggles in different ways. Tom Brady

 

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The Sports Archives – Changing Your Body Is Fine, But Let’s Do It In A Healthy Manner

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Setting goals for yourself and changing your body is all well and good, but you’ve got to make sure that you’re doing it in a healthy manner. You can’t risk damaging your body simply because you want it to look a little different because this is the complete wrong thing to do. In this article, we’re going to be looking at some of the things that you can do to change your body while ensuring that you are still healthy. Keep reading if you want to find out more.

Keep An Eye On Your Nutrient Intake

The first thing that we’re going to suggest is that you keep an eye on your nutrient intake. You’re going to need a different amount of nutrients and calories, depending on what your actual goal is. You should make sure that you have done your research and know exactly what nutrients are best for you, what foods are rich in them, what to avoid, and so on. Having all the information puts you in the best possible position, which is exactly where you want to be. It is no use starting to change your diet and your lifestyle if you’ve got no idea what changes are actually going to yield the benefits that you’ve been looking for.

If You Need Some Extra Help

If you need some extra help when it comes to changing your body, there are a few options to consider. The first one is hiring a personal trainer. These professionals are trained in exactly what to do with the human body, how to make it thinner, how to put on muscle, and so on. They will be able to come up with some ideas for exercises, meal plans, and anything else that they think you’re going to need in order to reach your goal. If you know that motivation isn’t your strong point, they are also excellent for that as well.

Or, you could look into some of the supplements that are on the market right now. Of course, this is only an option, and they are not vital to getting where you want to be, but you might want to look into the best HGH supplements for muscle growth, or something like this. It depends on your goal, but there are things available should you require them.

Always Check With A Medical Professional

Finally, if you’re going to be changing your body, then you need to check in with a medical professional. If you’re going to bulk up, make sure you’ve got the all-clear from your doctor. If you’re going to lose a lot of weight, make sure there are no health risks to doing this. It’s more than likely going to be fine, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be on the safe side. It’s far better to see a doctor and make sure they give you approval than to start making changes and notice some adverse impacts on your body.

We hope that you have found this article helpful and now have a better idea of how you can change your body in a healthy manner. Good luck, and hopefully, you still start to see those results soon.

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The Sports Archives – Why Your Max Pull On The Deadlift Sucks

The deadlift is arguably the king of all lifts. It’s a show of brute strength and recruits muscles from all over the body, including the hands, wrists, back, shoulders, butt, and legs. The more you can pull, the stronger you are. It’s the ultimate proof of physical power. 

Getting deadlift right, though, is notoriously tricky. Some people manage it with no problem at all. It seems natural. Others can really struggle. 

Part of the reason for this is biomechanical. Your body might not be set up for pulling massive weights off the ground. Mainly, though, issues have to do with setup and technique. 

In this post, we’re going to take a look at why your max pulls on the deadlift suck and what you can do about it. 

You’re Not In The Zone

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When it comes to lifting heavy – going all out – your state of mind plays a massive role. If you’re worried about the lift, then it’ll show in the poundage that you ultimately wind up pulling. 

People get fired up for massive lifts in a couple of ways. The first is to make a lot of noise and psyche yourself up. You want to make yourself feel pumped, as though you’re about to go into war. 

The second is to use zen and appear as calm as a Buddhist monk. “There is no weight.” 

Either way, you need to frame it positively. If you don’t, your lifts won’t be as high as you’d like. 

You’re Not Prepping Your Hands

When the weight goes above 250 lbs, it can become difficult to grip the bar. Most Olympic equipment has small grip sections etched into it. Still, you might also need liquid chalk and even gloves if you’re struggling. 

Going back to the previous point, prepping your hands is also psychological. If you believe the bar is more likely to stay in your hands, then likely it will!

You’re Not Training Often Enough

Philosophers like to say that “we are what we repeatedly do.” And when it comes to deadlift, no truer word has ever been uttered. The more you practice the movement, the better you get at it.

The deadlift is a surprisingly complicated activity. You have to engage practically all of the muscles in your body in the correct order. And you have to monitor the shape of your back to avoid injury continually. 

Some people will go into the gym and practice deadlifts once every couple of weeks because it is a major compound movement. But approaches like that are setting you up for failure. You need to practice the motion repeatedly, even if that means doing it with a lighter weight. Practicing many reps prepares your body for the movement and increases the activation of relevant muscle fibres. 

Your Stance Is Wrong

For deadlift, your feet should be slightly more than shoulder-width apart. Your toes should also be turned slightly outwards. If you have long legs, you may want to widen your stance out further. Once you correct this, you can often increase your max lift by 10 percent or more. 

 

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The Sports Archives – What Are The Most Difficult Sporting Events to Win?

It would be wrong to think that all sports are created equal. They’re positively not. As with all things in life, there are sports that are more difficult and less difficult. Sometimes this is because the event isn’t as competitive as other incarnations of the same event (think: lower-division sports/sports in countries without strong sporting pedigree). Sometimes it’s because there’s too much luck involved. 

So what are the sporting events that are most difficult to win? Let’s take a look.

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The FIFA World Cup

The FIFA Soccer World Cup might just be the biggest sporting event in the world. Held every four years, it’s a truly global event, one that captures the imagination of people all over the world. If you win the World Cup as a player, you’re a certified legend — in large part because it’s so difficult to win. While there are some elements of luck involved (for example: with injuries), you can’t win the World Cup without being an exceptionally good side. Some of soccer’s greatest ever players have failed to win this trophy, because it’s so difficult to win.

King of the Ring 

While soccer can be tough, it’s also a team sport — and that means that it’s possible for a player to have a terrible game, and still end up on the winning side. In some sports, that’s not the case, because there’s nowhere to hide. If you have ambitions to become the heavyweight boxing champion of the world, then make no mistake: you will have to be exceptionally talented. It’s so difficult to reach the upper echelons of the boxing world because of the brutal and technical nature of the sport. People might not like how much the big-time boxers get paid, but anyone with even a basic understanding of the sport knows that they’ve earned that cash. 

The Sport of Kings

Just as with boxing, anyone who knows anything about horse racing knows just how difficult it is to win a race. A lot of prep work goes on behind the scenes, all to make sure that the jockey and the horse are ready to run the race of their life. There are some races that are notably difficult to win. The Grand National is one of the biggest races in the world because of just how difficult it is to win. And what about the Triple Crown? There’s a reason why only three horses have won it since 1978. A horse might have good Kentucky Derby odds, but if they fail to perform at the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, then they’ll have no hope. The last horse to win it was Justify in 2018. 

Major Golf 

One wrong shot and you’re finished. That’s the rule when you’re playing in a major golf competition. You have to be excellent for four consecutive days. That’s tough enough as it is, but when you think how difficult golf is (it really may be the world’s toughest sport), then you’ll have a greater appreciation for those that triumph. 

 

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The Sports Archives – Making Sport and Exercise More Fun For Gym Avoiders

For some people, going to the gym each day and doing something pretty similar each time can be quite repetitive and become something that is boring quite quickly. If this sounds like you, then you will know that before you know it, you have become less excited about exercising and are much less motivated to get yourself to the gym. When there is some negativity around something, smashing your goals and getting to where you want to be is going to be tougher, or perhaps just no longer a priority. 

However, exercise is something that is so important for people of all ages. It is important for overall health and wellbeing, as well as for mental health. Exercising can help you lighten your moods, can help you to sleep better, be more energized in the day, and can help you to feel happier and more confident in yourself. As it is something that is so important, if you do find yourself feeling negative towards exercise or find that you’re becoming bored, then you need to switch things up. For instance, something that can shake things up a little is going running in your local park or neighborhood rather than on a treadmill. 

Keeping your exercise and workouts fun can help your motivation, and in many cases, can help you to stick to it as you actually look forward to it, rather than dread it. Things like playing a team sport, taking a fitness class, or signing up for something like an obstacle race can all be fun ways to make sure that you keep moving in a fun way, but get a good workout all at the same time. You could even look into things like the Kentucky Derby 2020 odds to try your chances, as a way to be involved in a sport, without having to actually take part. But what else is a fun way to exercise? Here are some ideas to help you to shake up your training a little and have fun on the way to achieving your goals.

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Train with a friend

If there aren’t many other options for you than to go to a gym, then it is a good idea to get yourself a training buddy. You can socialize at the same time, which can be more enjoyable, but still get yourself burning some calories! There are studies have shown that when you work out with a friend, it makes what you do much more enjoyable and motivating. You could always pay a trainer if you can’t recruit a gym buddy, so that you have someone to be accountable to. 

Fitness classes

If you are someone who just gets bored of the monotony of going to the gym and doing the same old thing by yourself, why not book yourself into a group class? It can be the perfect way to meet people with similar interests, as well as taking any thought out of your exercise. You just listen and follow the instructor, and then you can go from there. There are a range of things to try from Martial Arts, Zumba, Spinning, and Barre, to name a few.

Rock Climbing

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Rock climbing

Rock climbing is something that can be a really fun way to workout, and it won’t feel like you’re working out at all. It combines cardio exercise, as well as strength training, all in one. It can be a great way to strengthen your upper body and your core, as it will need a lot of strength to be able to pull yourself up. It helps your leg muscles too, as well as flexibility. You can do indoor rock climbing or bouldering on an indoor wall or head out locally, as long as you have the right equipment to be safe.

Bike riding

For something that is fun but great for your cardio, then going out on a bike ride can be a good idea. Riding a bike is something that is practical, as well as functional, so you can get to visit some places that you have wanted to visit, but just use the bike as your method of transport. When there are hills and flats you get a nice breather, ready for any hills that you will be faced with. For that reason it can be a great activity for mindfulness and for getting away from it all.

Aerial yoga

Yoga is something that people either love or hate, it seems. But have you tried something a little more interesting like aerial yoga before? It can be a really fun way to embrace yoga, but feel like a gymnast or circus performer all at the same time. Because of the slings or straps, you can do some pretty cool things that you wouldn’t be able to do otherwise, so it can be a great confidence booster, and it is just something really unique. It can be great for core strength and for your upper body as you pull yourself and use your arms a lot. It is also a good exercise for relaxation and breathing, as any yoga workout is. 

Obstacle course race

If you like to be a little competitive and like to try new things, then how about signing up for an obstacle course race? It is a fun and motivating way to exercise and to stay in shape. When you are signed up, you will have some motivation to make sure that you are ready and fit for the event, and on the day itself it can just be a really fun and challenging experience. Completing it can be a huge confidence booster too! There are a few different ones to choose from so you can just check what is going on local to you, and then go from there.

Keeping the fun element in your exercise is important, so that you stay motivated and on the right path to get to where you want to be. What ways do you enjoy exercising the most? It would be great to hear what you think.

 

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The Sports Archives – Have You Tried These Fantastic Low-Impact Workouts?

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A lot of people tend to assume that the only workouts that are actually going to be effective as high-intensity, high-impact workouts. And sure, these kinds of workouts can be incredibly valuable, but they’re certainly not the only option. For a lot of people, those kinds of low-impact workouts simply aren’t possible. Fortunately, there are plenty of low-impact workouts available to you that are not only incredibly enjoyable but that offer you a seriously intense workout. Here are just a few of them.

Swimming

It’s possible that there is no better full-body workout than swimming. The sheer amount of work that your muscles put in while you’re swimming is incredible. Not only that but the low-impact nature of this workout means that you’re not in any danger of doing yourself any harm. It allows you to chose a technique that’s comfortable, a pace that you can maintain, and a relaxed environment to work out in. The truth is that you may not even realise just how much of a workout you’re getting until you get out of the pool.

Yoga

Far too many people just assume that they’re never going to be able to get any kind of workout from yoga. They assume that it must simply be a lot of sitting and meditating while listening to ambient music. And sure, that’s a part of it, but it’s still a shockingly intense workout. It’s a fantastic way to work out your core, develop balance, and increase your muscle strength and definition. Try a single 30-minute yoga session and see if you still think that it’s not a great workout.

Kayaking

If you’re looking for a more interesting way to engage your core and your arms than the same few routines at the gym then kayaking might well be the perfect option for you. Not only is it a fantastic exercise, but it’s one of the most interesting and enjoyable ways to spend your time. Just strap on your safety gear, find the best shoes for kayaking, grab your oar, and get back out into the world for a relaxing, yet surprisingly intense, workout. If you’re really feeling brave, you might even want to take your kayak out into the ocean waves.

Walking

It’s shocking how many people forget just what an amazing workout walking can be. This is probably because it’s just so obvious people tend to ignore it. Walking is the perfect stress-free workout. Not only are you burning calories and building muscle strength, but you can do it at your own pace in any number of different environments, meaning that you’re never going to get bored.

The reality is that there is no single “correct” way to work out. The reality is that finding the right workout is a pretty personal thing with different criteria for everyone. Why not try a few different things out and that way, you can be sure that you find a workout that’s comfortable, enjoyable, and still offers you the kinds of results that you really want.

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