Archive for September, 2010
Both male and females boys and girls love to participate in sport and some even take it to professional standards. There are those who are very good in their performances and there are those who may need the aid of conditioning their bodies. A lot of fitness and sport experts use exercise to help strengthen and train the body of an athlete so he or she can perform better. You can use the following exercises in order to improve your overall game:
- In Cricket-This sport is very popular in other countries. It involves instant running so improving in the area of cardio respiratory is very important. Plyometric drill exercises help to improve this game and here are a few: depth jumps, lateral jump with two feet, side to side box shuffle, skipping, and line jumps. Some Medicine ball exercises include: trunk rotation, overhead throw, over under, power drop, and side throw. This will help to improve your starting power and also your strength. Exercises for powerful motions in the large muscle areas include: incline bench press, burst squats and blurs leg press, push-up claps, and burst pull downs. It is also important to learn how to breathe in this sport. You can push against resistance when jumping for a greater power in breathing out.
- Rugby-With this sport a lot of strength training and cardio is needed. Weight training exercises include: triceps push downs, squats, raised lunges, leg curl, extension, leg press dumbbell flat press, incline dumbbell bench press and bicep curls. You should also consume complex carbohydrates and some protein a few hours prior of your training sessions. You should also make sure you are well hydrated before training. Some Plyometric exercises include: depth jump with one hundred eighty & three hundred sixty degree turn, depth jump and pass catching, stadium hops, barrier hops or hurdle hops, and pyramiding box hops.
Getting involved in the performing arts has a lot of benefits. The work is rewarding, it’s full of energy, it can provide you with a great workout, it expands your social circle, and it can even get you paid. However, there are some risks that people may not be aware of with the performing arts community.
Substance Abuse at Multiple Levels
It’s a stereotype that has an unfortunate degree of accuracy. Many in the performing arts community have some level of substance intake. While the more extreme varieties of this may be obviously dangerous and relatively simple to recognize and avoid, lower degrees provide their own challenges.
As one example, many performing artists take frequent smoke breaks in or near the theater. Not many of them use electronic cigarette cartridges (although the number is increasing), so the likelihood of secondhand smoke is high. Try to avoid these areas when possible.
Higher Physical Risk and Lower Legal Protection
Many performing artists expose themselves to danger, but not all of them are aware of it. Dancers, actors, and even some musicians will take on challenging physical tasks that increase the likelihood of strains, sprains, torn muscles, and more. However, many of the groups offering performing arts positions don’t have appropriate workers compensation funds. Instead, they have their performers sign disclosures. As the majority of performers are uninsured, this can create a large number of issues. In cases where employer negligence is the obvious cause of injury, performers should be aware that they have some protection; such negligence nullifies any disclaimer agreement.
Many performers are put under large amounts of pressure, especially as performance dates approach. Additionally, the common drama taking place back stage may create emotionally strenuous situations. Performers should take precautions to avoid such stress and should explore the best methods of handling stress in a healthy, productive manner.
There are sports officials and trainers that have been utilizing specific exercises to train their athlete to give the best performances possible. Those who do not participate in sports as a profession can also utilize certain exercise to train and condition their body whereby the will be able to increase their endurance, speed, strength, agility, and flexibility. The following are exercises used for specific sports for improvements in performances of the game.
- Football-A person will exceed in football if strength training and cardio is on the top of their list in regards to training. The following are general weight training exercises-raised lunges, leg curl, leg press, squats, incline dumbbell bench press, bicep curls, and dumbbell flat press and leg extensions. Some of the types of Plyometric exercises needed are the depth jump with blocking bag, standing long jump with lateral sprint, stadium hops, and the 90-second box drill.
- Swimming-Aquatic activities such as swimming are great forms of cardio respiratory endurance exercises. Swimming is great in the area of rehabilitation fro those with orthopedic problems, a skeletal injury or a recent muscle injury. Swimming is a great sport for those needing to build their cardio ability. This exercise will work the hip, abdominal, back, and leg muscles. You can do exercises in water with flippers which will increase the intensity of the exercise. For the upper body use flipper exercises in the following ways: the lateral movements work the chest, front shoulders and arms. With weight exercises you can perform the leg extensions, leg curls, lat pull downs, incline dumbbell chest press, sissy squats, leg presses, dumbbell fly’s, bicep curls, rear dumbbell raises, incline dumbbell chest press, and rows. You can work on building your muscles in the water and some groups to focus on should be the legs, chest , abs, arms and shoulders.
Many times those who participate in sports spend countless hours conditioning there body so they can render the best performance possible. It can equally as frustrating to those who workout and train and still are unable to achieve the effectiveness they desire out of their favorite sport. The answer may lie in the fact that a person may simply be focusing on the wrong areas. The following are some exercises for the game of tennis that has grown in popularity in recent years. These exercises focus on flexibly, building muscle, and much needed cardio endurance abilities.
- Tennis-There are exercises that you may be performing the actually may hinder you performance in the sport of tennis by allowing you to throw off shots. The following exercises may help you improve your game.
1. The shoulder area-In regards to tennis, the shoulders are probably the most important group of muscles to train. This is because they are engrossed in all shots. They actually make up a small muscle group which can be injured easily. You must remember not to do behind the neck movements. Pressing movements will the whole shoulder area. These exercises include: Front raises, seated smith machine presses, dumbbell presses, bent over laterals, lateral raises.
2. The Chest area-The muscles in this are do not have to be extremely strong to do well in the sport of tennis. To achieve overall development do the following exercises: for the off season medium bench presses and dips and in regular training Do the incline presses and wide grip with dumbbells and barbells.
3. The Back area-The back needs to be strong in this sport. The power in your stroke is created in the upper part of the back. People may find that improper technique is a problem for those who train the back area because you cannot see the back when training it. Do Wide grip pull-down and pull over, still legged dead-lifts and bent over one arm dumbbell row.