Posts Tagged ‘workout’

Workout Plans for Specific Sports

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Maybe you’re playing a fun pick-up game of basketball on Saturday mornings, or your church has started a softball team, whatever it is, you should consider finding some workout plans that fits your activity. When I first started playing golf, I had a friend tell me I needed to work on my “muscle memory” if I was ever going to improve my game.  I had no idea what muscle memory was and I didn’t even think about the physical requirements of golf.

There a lot of reasons you’ll want to engage in a workout routine for your favorite sport, but the most important is your own person safety.  Whether you just started or you’ve been playing a long time, you not only need to make sure you have the strength to compete, you want to make sure you’re not asking your body to do something it’s not used to doing.  Even playing golf puts a tremendous amount of strain on certain parts of your body.  You need to work those specific areas and make sure you’re including a good amount of stretching with every workout.

You also want to make sure you’re heart can handle the cardiovascular strains you’re going to put on it.  Again, even golf or walking each night is going to increase your heart rate and put a little extra stress on you.  If you’re a little overweight, I suggest you dig up some quality weight loss tips, drop a few pounds and give your heart a break.  Whether we like it or not, when we’re overweight, we put more strain on our heart than it was designed to endure.

Optimum performance is the a huge benefit of any sports specific workout plan, but it’s not the biggest benefit in my book.  When you step out on the court, course or field, you probably have another group of people who are depending on you to be able to do your best.  Even if you’re playing a one of one sport such as golf, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be the best you can possible be and give everything you’ve got.  It may sound like more work right now, but once the game is over, you’ll find you were able to enjoy it a lot more than you did before.

So, take the time to find the right exercises for your sport and start to incorporate them into your existing workout or if you’re not working out, let this be the reason you start.  Getting in shape, having fun with friends, living a little longer, and playing at your peak performance makes life better.

As always, before you engage in any type of physical training program, make sure you’ve consulted your physician to clear you of any unknown issues.

Maintaining Your Physical Condition

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Regular workout routines are recommended; they need to be part of the daily program of activities. Begin in a slow pace and doctor check up is necessary, especially for people who have not practiced physical activity for a long time or for those with heart problems.

Regular physical activity during the day causes burning calories and maintaining weight. Minor activities are indicated, like climbing stairs or walking longer distances than usual. Try cycling at least once a week. You can count the number of steps that you take while walking with a device called a pedometer, which you can buy at sporting goods stores.

Exercises in a structured manner can be made in a fitness club. Choose an activity that is pleasant and it is recommended that these activities vary so that boredom does not appear (aerobics 3 times a week, a walk with a friend, or lifting weights in successive days, is an example program varied). Sports like volleyball, basketball, swimming, cycling are indicates. Also some awesome workout music does a very good job at driving away boredom.


The overall benefit of physical activity is to improve health condition in general and the possibility of certain activities for a longer period of time (playing with children, dancing, walking).

Experts have demonstrated on several occasions that fitness is a measure of health. A survey conducted on 25000 volunteers has shown that physical activity is more important than weight. People who were overweight but had a good physical condition had a lower risk of mortality than people of normal weight but sedentary.

Physical condition improves health status and reduces the risk of disease.

The benefits of exercises for flexibility

As flexibility is better developed, you could perform tasks that were harder to make before weight loss (from taking a book from a higher shelf, to tying your shoes). It also improves balance.

The more you move the better you will feel and the more mobile your body will become. If it has been awhile since you have done any meaningful exercise it may take some time before you experience the benefits, but you body will eventually adapt to the increased workout regimen.

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