Benefits of Sports

Why Machine Training is Good For Bodybuilders

Who knows how weight training really started. One can only assume objects such as rocks were lifted and other such objects, until eventually specially crafted dumbbells and barbells were created. When all is said and done, training with free weights is still pretty much the same as it’s always been. Machine training on the other hand is something relatively new. The idea of having a machine assist in a lift may contravene the ingrained idea of making the muscles take all the strain, but I feel quite often the true point is missed. My article aims to shed some light on what machines can really do for you, and why they can prove to be just as valuable as free weights, if only people approached them in the right way.

People always seem to want to pit machine training against free weight training, when the smartest of trainees will always see the benefits in using both, as machines and free weights offer different benefits. At the most basic level when questioning whether machines are of any use or not, consider this: professional bodybuilders are at the uppermost of their genetic potential thus aren’t necessarily capable of big gains anymore – even when pumped full of state of the art steroids – yet they still use machines. If machines didn’t work, people who’s entire career depends on winning prize money and sponsorship deals by being the biggest and best wouldn’t waste a minute on them.

Machines also make for safer, more confident lifting for many people. It’s a given most people harbor the fear that one day, for whatever reason, they will become stuck under a weight and put themselves in trouble – particularly if nobody is there to ‘spot’ them. Such fears can make people switch to lighter, less challenging … Read the rest

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Choose The Best Sport For You

There are numerous reasons why millions of people enjoy taking part in various sporting activities. For some people it’s all about keeping fit and staying in shape. For others, it may be about team-work or social aspects of the sport.

If you’re thinking about taking up a new sport, or maybe considering spending more time doing a particular sporting activity, then it makes sense to think about your motivation in advance. What are your reasons for doing more sport?

You may not have sat back to think about them in any structured manner. But doing so can give you more clarity and make things more rewarding. Different sports and recreational activities will be suited to differing individuals. Have you thought about when you will be taking part in your sporting pursuits?

Choose The Best Sport For You

Some sports tend to be associated with specific times of the year. Here in the UK, for instance, cricket is very much seen as being a summer sport. This is understandable, since it relies on having good weather conditions. Taking up cricket will allow you to spend plenty of time out in the sunshine.

But there may also be some negatives associated with the sport. If you usually have a busy social calendar in the summer months then you may not want to be restricted by having to make a commitment to play cricket every weekend. You may prefer, instead, to take up a winter sport.

These might include games like football and rugby. But these also have their downsides. If you don’t like playing in wet, windy, cold conditions then they may not be perfect for you!

There are, of course, many activities that are perfectly suited to being played indoors. Indeed, you can even play indoor variations of football and cricket. These could be worth considering if … Read the rest

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