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 …
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?
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
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 …
has now been around for over 20 years. As old as the sport is, kiteboarding
remained well under the radar of most sports adventure enthusiasts until the
early 21st century. New safety features and improved performance design has
accelerated this amazing sport into the spotlight of extreme sports. Since 2003
the sport has taken off in earnest. Now Kiteboarding totes schools and
destinations the world over. Kiteboarding is available in so many locations
nowadays that it is hard not to spot somebody ripping over the water on a windy
day, no matter what body of water you are on. Its growing fast, but what is it
and why do it?
is for lack of better description; a sport where you are pulled across the
water much like wake-boarding or skiing behind a boat. But instead of a boat,
the power source you use is a large and inflated Kite. Kites range in size and
shape to fit the needs of the industry. Children and adults from age ten to age
seventy can enjoy kiteboarding in at least one of its many forms. Using wind
power you are more free than behind a boat. Free to go and explore anywhere on
the water you like. The best part is that the kites are designed to be able to
pull you up to Forty feet out of the water. So you can fly, do wakestyle tricks,
or just go out to ride and have fun at your leisure.
has become the number one travel adventure sport because of a few simple
reasons. The gear is light and portable compared to other sports. You can pack
everything you need plus spares in a golf bag for example. The equipment is
versatile; you are able to use it over water, land …
Summer is here! Are
you looking forward to having some fun-in-the-sun? There are so many outside
activities you can choose from. Some activities you have already considered
like picnicking on the beach, walking in the park, or cruising in your boat.
The weather is perfect for any outdoor activity. Whatever your interest is,
summertime has something for you. Do you love the water? Did I mention wake
boarding? I sure did. Have you ever considered it?
Are you looking for a
summer sport? Do you love the water as much as I do? I think you should
consider a water sport. It doesn’t take a professional and you don’t have to
spend a lot of money. Do you like to water ski or are you looking for a fun
summer sport for your kids, why not try something different? It’s great
exercise, it’s fun, and it doesn’t cost a lot of money. How did I learn to wake
board? Are you ready for this, “YouTube”, yes that’s right.
I had no experience
water skiing nor had I ever considered wake boarding. But after much debate, I
decided to take a chance and I’m glad I did. I found the perfect summer sport.
In fact, I have found people of all ages wake board. Don’t believe me,
“YouTube it”. There are five-year old children and
grandmothers wake boarding for their summer sport. What are you going to do
The key element to
your success in this sport is your wake board. If you are a beginner,
intermediate, or expert, choosing the right board is a must. You should choose
a board that is for your weight class, your experience level, and most of all a
board that you like! My preference is the CWB because they provide an
lifestyle that is active can be compounded in several ways. One can have an
exercise regimen that involves running, swimming, walking, stretching and so
much more. A healthy lifestyle that is active
demands dedication. There is no denying that life is busy, and it can sometimes
get lost on individuals the importance of health.
You have meetings at work and at your child’s school, after-school activities,
dinner, the planning seems to be endless and no task is ever fully completed.
Life is an ongoing process filled with a demanding schedule. A perfect way to
balance it all is through exercise. What the individual elects to do for their
exercise is entirely up to them.
Than A Hobby
Participating in a sport is an amazing thing when all is going well. One feels good they are getting out and being active while having fun. Part of the process that comes hand in hand with exercise is a sound nutrition plan. Whether it be in Salt Lake City or while hiking in Zion, athletes of all backgrounds and levels should have good nutrition plans Utah.
There are many reasons why a person should get proper nutrition before and after the race. One isn’t going to reach peak performance on the field if they are eating ice cream snacks before the game despite how tasty they may be. Good nutrition can come in many different looks, so get creative about how you are nourishing your body and enjoy the benefits of a proper nutrition plan.
You Need the Energy
Motion takes energy. An athlete burns several calories by being active. Those calories need to be replenished through carbohydrates, protein and the healthy kinds of fats that propel one to performance. Imagine trying to run a half marathon on an …