May 21

Basic Equipment For Kneeboarding Sport

Equipment For KneeboardingKneeboarding sport have many resemblance with surfing or water ski. Using a board, a rider will try to surf across the water surface and ride the wave. Only in kneeboarding, the rider will ride the board in sitting position. Kneeboarding sport is also known with its extreme maneuvers.

With kneeboarding, the athletes or riders will able to handle with boat’s high speed which is too fast to handle for any standup surfer. The high speed is required to make good maneuvers, and the speed will influence the maneuvers duration.

The boat speed is also determine by the kneeboarder weight. If the rider is heavier than the average person then the rider will have difficulties to maintain its maneuver duration, therefore the boat will has to go faster to compensate this condition.

There are some basic equipment that are used in kneeboarding activity to make sure that the rider able to perform their skill to the fullest and make great maneuvers such as;

Kneeboarding Board

Basically there are two types for the board which are; the kneeboarding board for slalom and board for making tricky maneuvers. Board for slalom is relatively smooth on the bottom of the board with sharp rails.

The slalom kneeboard’s design is focusing on the speed so the rider can surf as fast as they can. Meanwhile the trick kneeboards have many curvature or rocker on the board bottom side with sturdy and thick rail. This design will help the rider to make tricky maneuvers and movement.

The average size for kneeboarding boards are from5 feet to 6.5 feet. Compare to regular surfing board, kneeboarding board have rounder tip as its nose. The boards usually made from grassfire with polyurethane foam material as its core.

The Rubber Pad

To avoid the rider knees from getting injured by the board and slipping from the top of the board, the upper side of the board has a rubber pad installed for the rider knees. The rubber pad is also improve the rider grip to the board and help the rider to control the board easier.

The Fins

The fins more frequently used in slalom kneeboarding and consider not useful for the trick kneeboarding. Some boards are made retractable fins, therefore these boards can be used for whether for slalom and trick kneeboarding.

The fins made from various material such as Kevlar, the usual carbon fiber or even high grade material such as titanium alloy.

The Rope

The rope is used to pull the rider using a speed boat. e minimum length for kneeboarding rope is forty five feet. Any strong rope can be used in kneeboarding. It will be better if the rope is made with non-slip material and easy to grip by the rider.

One of the best type of rope for the knee boarding is the braided rope. This type of rope will allow the rider to make twist and turn maneuvers as they want. The rope is also easier to grip bby the rider

The Boat

The boat will pull the kneeboarders across the water surface and build the momentum for the kneeboarders to make their maneuver.

Apr 10

Exercise Myth IV

Early morning is the best time for work out training

Fact: there is no specific time that can be determine as best time to work out

The best time to work out is the time when you are actually working out. Although most people are prefer to exercise in the morning because it is easier to perform their exercise program. Any later than that some unexpected events might happen that can hinder them to perform their workout schedule.

Always perform cardio exercise first before doing strength exercise

Fact: it does not matter which exercise that should be perform first

Any exercise sequence is good, people just need to ensure that they perform both type of exercise for better result on the physical program.

Working out with empty stomach can burn more body fat and reduce weight faster

Fact: working out with empty stomach has no effect on the weight loss program’s result

In fact exercising with empty stomach could make people has no energy to perform the training schedule. So, even if people are training early in the morning as soon as they wake up, they should eating something light to build up more energy to work out.

Stretching prior to exercise can improve the training

Fact: stretching before the training can decrease the work out

Stretching before the real exercise will make some tissues and muscles to relax which will reduce the exercise performance and also increase the risk for getting injured.

If there is no sweat, then the exercise is not intense enough

Fact: each people are sweating differently, therefore people should not be bothered on how much sweat that they produced when exercising.

Muscle will become fat if you stop exercising

Fact: muscle has different substance than fat, so it cannot automatically turn to fat

When people stop exercising, their muscle cells will start to decrease causing the muscle become smaller. This will allow body to store more fat to fill the space from the decreased muscle.

Sauna can assist people to burn fat

Fact: sauna will make body to lose fluid because of the sweating

The weight that is lose is due to the loss of water from body not from the fat. The weight will be back in 24 hours from the water that you drink.

 

So, in conclusion after going through all of the exercise myths that have been described, make an improvement to habits, lifestyle, dedication and hard work on the exercise program is the best method to get best result in weight loss program.

Mar 25

Exercise Myth III

Human metabolism slowing down after 30 years old

Fact: metabolism slowing down because people become less active not older

Most people will notice their gaining weight once they reach 30, but this is happen because they have become less active than they usually do. Therefore many people assume that their metabolism is slowing down, and the assumption become popular.

Regular workout will help your body to reduce saving the unwanted and unneeded body fat

Using extra weight in the hand when jogging can improve the exercise result

Fact: this action will increase the chance of getting injured

Many people are always getting impatient and looking for faster result. This action would actually increase the stress to their muscles, ligaments and joints. As results it will increase the risk of getting injury and also the risk of chronic injuries too.

Muscles are heavier than fat

Fact: muscles will use less area because compare to fat they are denser.

Just like one pound of cotton has the same weight of one pound of steel, one pound of muscle is the same weight as a pound of fat. It is the density which is different. Fat will require more space than muscles at the same weight.

Work out at lighter intensity for long time can reduce more fat

Fact: people will burn more fat and faster way if they are training in high intensity

The best method to reduce body fat is to perform interval exercise. In this training people will increase their heart rate for 1 minute then go back to the previous intensity for 1 minute then keep repeating the cycle for 30 minutes long. This high intensity training will produce better result in burning fat.

Jogging is the best method to make the body fit

Fact: there are no absolute method to be fit

The best method to make the body become fit is to perform the exercise you enjoy the most. People will able to be consistent doing their work out schedule if they enjoying it and their body become fit because of the work out.

Mar 08

Exercise Myth II

Exercising 5 days a week for the best results

Fact: the best result will come with the result of full commitment in exercise according to program, yet people do not have to spend 5 days a week in exercise

What people must to determine is the actual realization when they exercising. There are so many people who are eager to exercise when they begin their exercise program and perform full workout during the first 2 week. And after they did not see the result that they hope for by measuring their weight every day, they become discourage and start feeling pointless to keep on exercising and then finally quit.

It is usually will takes around 90 days of regular exercise for beginner to finally notice the result of their commitment.

No pain no gain

Fact: when you feeling any pain, you actually would not have the exercise results

There is a big differences of getting soreness and pain injury. People will definitely getting sore, nevertheless they should not exercising too hard to the point of getting injuring themselves.

Getting professional help whether from personal trainer or other fitness experts could be the best solution if you want for faster and better result in your exercise program.

Just by doing aerobics you can reduce your weigh because your metabolism is improved

Fact: people must perform complete exercise type to get real fat loss result

To lose weight by exercising, people will require to perform combination of exercise such as cardiovascular, strength training and flexibility exercise into their work out program. The combination of exercise will improve body metabolism, so the body fat will burn more efficiently.

The workout must always be performed intensely

Fact: people should regulate the intensity of their training from light to medium to hard and back to light.

Each person has variety of pain tolerance level. When their body are in great condition, they can perform medium to hard training, while they are not in a great shape, it will be better to perform light exercise to prevent from injuring themselves.

Workout training make people cannot sleep at night

Fact: working out will make people to have better sleep

People should finish their exercise around 4 hours before sleeping. Workout can reduce the stress from your body and mind, so people can get rest and sleep easier.

Exercising in a gym is the best method to have great shape

Fact: there are so many ways to have great shape without have to work out in a gym.

People can do jogging, walk or ride a bike around their neighborhood, or doing aerobics in their living room or yards and many other exercise. Although, it will be easier to get motivated when exercising in a gym since there will be companies and friend to exercise together.

Working out raise your appetite

Fact: people would feel less hungry

Most of the time after performing work out people will feel less hungry than they normally would. But, if they feel like eating they should. Although they need to be careful not to damage their exercise by consuming more calories than they should.