Dec 30

Few Common Injuries In Sport Activity

Sport InjuriesIn all over the earth, there are many people that participating in various sports activity in one way or the other. Regardless they are doing it for fun and games in a small yard, exercise for health reasons, practice, or for more serious reasons such as competition to become champion or winning the trophy.

Unfortunately while gaining the benefit of the sports activity, these people are also open to the risk of getting accident that could result in injuries. The severity of injury are vary from having slight discomfort in body parts to the severe pain from wound, braking bones, or injured muscles that would take weeks or even months to heal.

Some injuries can occurs because the constant movement of muscles or body parts such as sprain or muscle tear. But, an accident can also happen because improper training, warm up or stretching, improper practice, poor techniques and inadequate equipment.

Here are few types of sport injuries that often occurs in any sports activity whether in professional games or playing at home. It is necessary to understand the cause for the pain and give the proper medication to treat the pain at least for the early treatment to prevent from getting worse.

Muscle sprains and strains

These condition is the most common accident that can occurs in sports activity or workout. These injuries can happen in every parts of the sport activity.

The sprain can happen if there is tears at the ligament. The severity is vary from minor injury to severe damage. The injury often happen in the joint area such as wrists, knees or ankles.

Meanwhile the strain happen when the fibers in the tendon are stretch. The strain is also more familiar as the pulled muscle.

Bone fractures

This condition is also called broken bone. The injury is quite common to occur on the acute bone. The bone that often receive impact or put on stress often can make fracture to the bone. Even with small fracture at the bone, it can cause severe pain to the body part. This injury often occur to the feet or legs.

Joint dislocation

This injury occur when the joint get pushed too hard so the bones moved out from it place in the joint. This condition is also called luxation. Full physical contact sport such as football, soccer or basketball, too much stretching often lead to joint dislocation.

 

All of these sport injuries require full medical attention to make sure that the person can have full recovery to their physical condition.

Dec 27

Exercise, The Best Method To Maintain Your Weight

Exercise To Maintain Your WeightMany women are searching for a way to maintain their youth and also their weight. Many of them are believing that by doing aerobics and dieting will help them to stay fit.

But, most dieters are understand that losing their weight is relatively easy compare to maintain their ideal weight. As a matter a fact, only about 10% of dieters who are able keep their weight stable for a year without doing the exercise routine, while the other 90% of dieter which do not do regular workout will gain the weight that they have lost back in less than a year.

So, what should we do to maintain the result from our weight loss program?

Any weight loss programs that are designed only by developing one diet schedule without including any workout routine will only causing harm than producing good result. Most of the weight loss is usually from muscle and water.

So, when the scales register that dieter have lost some weight, their body composition will be at risk since some muscle tissues will reduced or even lost. Muscle tissues influence our body metabolism, the more muscle that one have the higher metabolism that will increase the body ability to burn calories in the body.

So, if there are less muscle, the metabolism get slower and the calories in the body will piled up without being burn by the metabolism. This will make fat tissues formed easier, creating the Yoyo effect where the dieter gaining weight again as fast as they are losing weight.

That is why to have better result in weight loss program, any dieter should incorporate the proper workout program such as aerobic exercise along with their diet schedule. Aerobic workout like swimming, cycling, exercise or any other workout type are effective to burn calories and reduce the weight.

In exercise activities, our body able to extract fatty acids, oxygen and glucose from out blood circulation and turn it as energy for our muscles and brain. So, those substances do not end up as fatty tissues in our body.

It is proofed that aerobic workout able to increase good cholesterol in our body, reduce blood pressure, decrease body fat and build muscle mass. That is why today the right method for weight loss program is a mixture of routine exercise program and low fat diet schedule.

Dec 20

Finding The Right Skis II

Ski EquipmentWith various types of skis that are available, usually it will make any novice skiers getting confused to choose the right skis that suit to their condition. So, rather than purchase a new set of ski equipment, renting might be a better option for these skiers at least for the first time they are playing this sport.

Novice skiers will able to try different type of ski equipment to find the equipment that suit to their condition. So, they will not spend money on the equipment that are not suit to them since they still do not understand in choosing the proper ski equipment for themselves.

Usually there are many ski equipment rental shops around the ski resort. These rental shops will have experience staffs that can help skiers to find the right equipment. The shop’s staff can determine the right equipment for beginners based on the skiing skill level and style, the person’s weight, height and also use snow condition as one of the consideration.

The rental shop staff has no benefit in prioritizing certain brand over another to their customers. Because after the customer pay the fee for renting the ski equipment, the customers are free to choose any equipment that available in the shop.

The skiers can rest assure that the shop staff will do their best effort to help their customers so they will have enjoyable experience on their ski activity. If the customers are happy with their activity, there is a big chance the skiers will go back again on the next season and use their service again.

With this method, novice skiers can try different types of ski equipment to find out the equipment that is suit to them. Skiers can also try using ski equipment that are more advance to find out whether if their skill has improved or not.

Trying out various skis designs and material from several manufacturers can assist skier to find the right ski equipment that is suit to them. So, it will be easier for them when they want to buy their own ski equipment.

Purchasing the right ski equipment

After you have try few time skiing, you might want to get your own ski equipment. When you arrive at the ski store, it will be better if you ask help from the store clerk to get recommendation for the right skis for you. Here are few tips that you can tell to the store clerk;

How you are going to use the equipment, whether you will use it on groomed snow, off trail, speed preference, etc.

Your skiing expertise

Your body weight and height

Your preference on the skis length

Which gender that will going to use the skis

 

Most store clerks that works in the ski shop usually are experienced skiers that often play this sport. So, they can help you to decide the proper ski equipment for you.

It is better to provide them with as many information about your skis preferences, style and skill. This will help them to give the best recommendation on the right pair of skis according to your condition and needs.

With the development of technology, the ski equipment can be manufactured so they can be use in to various styles and condition. Although the specialized pair of skis still the best decision for certain type and condition which is often used by professional athletes and sportsmen.

Dec 10

Starting Position In Kneeboarding Sport

As a rookie at kneeboarding sport, you surely will find it difficult to play it for the first time. But, this boat towed game is really an exciting sport to play. For started you can use a kneeboard for practice.

With this board, you do not have to balance your weight with your leg just like water ski or wakeboard, since you will doing it in sitting position. The position will provide you with low center gravity, so you can balance your weight easier.

There are two basic positions when starting the kneeboarding sport which are; the abdomen start and the low buoyancy start.

The Abdomen StartThe Abdomen Start

This is the most basic position to start the kneeboarding sport. This position is also called the belly start. To do this position, you need to lying face down with your abdomen on the top of the board and facing forward to the board’s nose.

The board’s nose must sticking out of the water surface. Put one of your hand on the board’s side and the dominant hand is on the other side of the board while holding the rope tightly. When the boat begin to move to drag your body, you must pull the knees and put it to the knee pad on the board.

When you are doing this, you should not bend your back forward to maintain your weight on the rear of the board. This will prevent the front tip of the board from going down the water surface which can flip your body out of the board.

After you manage to balance out your body and the board, use the hand that is not holding the rope to strap the knees to the board. While strapping the knees, you need to maintain the arms extended and bent slightly instead making it straight. Therefore, you can adjust your balance quickly when your body bouncing on the water surface.

The Low Buoyancy StartThe Low Buoyancy Start

In this position, you already in sitting position on the board when waiting the boat to pull your body. With this, the board is slightly sink from the water surface. This position will let you strap your knees to secure position before you begin to kneeboarding.

You can whether strap your knees when you already in the water or before you entering the water on the swim platform, on the boat or on the shore. When you have secure the knee strap, jump in the water along with the board strapped to your knees.

This position is more suitable for beginner because it need less effort to balance the board as the boat start pulling your body. You must maintain the balance to prevent from flipping over the surface.

You can do this by moving the arm to the front and back when surfing across the water surface. You need to keep the position while balancing the board’s nose to pointing slightly out of the surface.

Just like in the abdomen start you need to maintain the arms extended and bent slightly instead making it straight.