What is on My DVR?

My husband and I do not agree on a lot of the same television shows. He likes to watch a lot of sports like skateboarding and running distance races that also have More »

What Makes Monaco F1’s Most Interesting Race?

Even those who aren’t fans of motorsport will have heard of the Monaco Grand Prix. This prestigious sporting event is every bit as popular with the drivers as it is with the More »

Playing your part in the team

Most of us will remember playing some sort of team sport during our Physical Education lessons as school whether this was netball and hockey or football and rugby, team sports are a More »

Choosing strong horse racing tips

When it comes to putting your own money behind a horse racing tip, it can be difficult to find somewhere that provides a reliable bet to join in with. There’s now a More »

Best Footballers Right Now

World Cup fever is peaking, and we can’t stop talking about football. Without further ado, here are some of the most famous faces from this year’s World Cup and the best talent More »

What is on My DVR?

My husband and I do not agree on a lot of the same television shows. He likes to watch a lot of sports like skateboarding and running distance races that also have things like swimming and bike riding in the same race. He also loves modified and stock car races in addition to a lot of the Formula One races as well. I could care less about that active stuff, I like the reality shows here and there and I do only like about seven shows that are on. The ones that I do like have been on for many years. I do not like a lot of the new shows that are coming out, I think that they lack a light heartiness. I wanted to make sure that there was a few shows coming out this fall that I would give a try to reach out my interests but there was not a lot of things that I was interested in.

My husband and I always joke around that if we had to fill out a questionnaire about what we liked to do and what we were looking for in a partner for life that we would never

No Gym, No Problem

Maybe it’s too expensive.

Maybe you’re too shy.

Some people just plain do not like the gym. It can be boring, intimidating, and it can seem somewhat redundant. The good news is there’s another way. Sports! Here we’ll take a look at what I feel are some of the most appropriate alternatives to the average gym routine.

In my eyes an ideal fitness program should consist of a few key elements. Full bodied, primitive movement patterns, intensity, and recordable progression. Here are my top four sports that I feel possess these ingredients.

Rock Climbing

It doesn’t get much more primitive than scaling a sheet of rock with nothing but your hands and feet. Rock climbing incorporates a lot of flexibility, leg strength, grip and upper body strength. All the elements you’ll need to be one ripped monkey.

The Motivator: It’s the perceived matter of life or death. Succeed or plummet. Of course you’ll be wearing the proper safety equipment, but no one likes the feeling of having to let go.

Competitive Swimming

I’m not talking about splashing around at the local pool. I’m

Out of Gym Training Solutions

The modern day gym is a desirable option for many fitness participants seeking results from their fitness training. Modern gyms have elaborate pieces of equipment which certainly facilitate results based fitness training. Additionally the atmosphere of a busy gym can also increase motivation; being around like minded individuals seeking results from their fitness training.

However if results for weight loss, increased cardiovascular function, core training and just about every other form of fitness training is what you are seeking, then you must not exclusively treat the gym as your only option as there are many other forms of exercise which produce effective results.

Running

Getting out and completing a slow long distance jog is a highly effective training method for both weight loss and improved cardiovascular function. Facilities are only limited to your routing imagination. It is recommended to devise a hydration strategy if completing log distances.

Walking

Like running, walking is a great option for increased fitness, especially those just beginning a fitness program or just looking to get active. You can appreciate the scenery and relax your mind and spirit. Keeping track of your walking pace (distance and time) will pave the

Safety in the Gym

Are you setting yourself up for disaster by not taking the following safety precautions when training athletes in the gym?

The weight room in a gym can be a very dangerous place for those more novice athletes entering the weight room for the first time. Often the ego will prevent the young athlete from asking for help and this is not the place you want to learn from experience.

It is up to the coach, trainer or gym staff to promote gym safety and teach athletes how to properly use the equipment.

The best thing to do is to book a one hour session with the gym staff and all of your athletes in the gym and have them go over all the safety issues, common mistakes and how every piece of equipment is used. It will benefit the gym staff and make their job easier in the future.

Rules of the gym should be posted at the entrance of the gym and should be clear for all to read. A photo copy of the rules should placed in the membership packet for people to read

What Makes Monaco F1’s Most Interesting Race?

Even those who aren’t fans of motorsport will have heard of the Monaco Grand Prix. This prestigious sporting event is every bit as popular with the drivers as it is with the fans; it’s the race they want to win just as much as their own home race.

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It is also a notoriously difficult course that provides a challenge for even the most skilled drivers, which only adds to the appeal.

History

Since the first Monaco Grand Prix back in 1929, there have been few changes to the circuit. It has seen fewer updates than any other F1 tracks. The route retains all the twists and turns it’s famous for. Safety has been improved with the addition of crash barriers, but the course is only 160 metres longer than the original circuit. For the best view of the race, seek out hospitality from groups like the F1 Paddock Club Monaco.

Ayrton Senna has won the Monaco Grand Prix more times than anyone else at six times, one more than Graham Hill and Michael Schumacher.

Technical Driving

Racing through the streets of Monte Carlo

Playing your part in the team

Most of us will remember playing some sort of team sport during our Physical Education lessons as school whether this was netball and hockey or football and rugby, team sports are a part of the National Curriculum and so compulsory for children to learn. Alongside these team sports they will also undertake swimming classes, gymnastics and a variety of other track and field events. Sport is popular in the UK and many team sports are played by people on the weekend as a part of their social activities as well as those people who play the sports as a part of a team either in an amateur or a professional capacity.

Here are some of the most popular sporting activities that are played in the UK.

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  • Football is probably universally the most popular sport both to play and watch. There are numerous leagues from professional through to amateur and from standard sized teams to five a side clubs. Children can join their local teams with some having feeder clubs into the areas larger teams and even academy set ups. Players regularly train in both football skills and in strength and stamina training

Choosing strong horse racing tips

When it comes to putting your own money behind a horse racing tip, it can be difficult to find somewhere that provides a reliable bet to join in with. There’s now a lot of betting websites that provide help and assistance with hand-picking horse racing tips that are worth getting behind, and it’s extremely useful when considering how difficult it is to win horse bets in succession.

Finding a horse racing tips website that you can rely on for the recommended bets they’re producing can be difficult but there are ways of identifying the perfect website to put your trust in. One of the most popular free betting websites is TeamFA, who cover all sports in extensive detail, and also run a section of their website that’s devoted to the latest horse racing tips and the best bookmaker odds.

Horse bets with reasoning to back them up

It sounds easy to pick and choose a betting website before randomly staking money behind whatever they say, but it’s actually difficult to do this if they fail to produce a strong track record for the bets they’ve provided. While there are plenty of different

Best Footballers Right Now

World Cup fever is peaking, and we can’t stop talking about football. Without further ado, here are some of the most famous faces from this year’s World Cup and the best talent on the planet right now:

  1. David De Gea

David De Gea is the best goalie in the world right (possibly soon to overshadowed by Jordan Pickford?) De Gea has shone at Manchester United, winning the Sir Matt Busby award three times since 2014. He boasts the highest number of clean sheets in the premier league and made a record 14 saves in one game against Arsenal.

  1. Eden Hazard

Hazard has been imperious whilst playing for Chelsea and helped the team to win the title in 2015. There can’t be many dream teams that wouldn’t include Eden Hazard in their starting line-up. He’s also pretty good at predicting things and as so far correctly predicted more than half of all the world cup draws.

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  1. Paul Pogba

Pogba has experienced some ups and downs,

Disabled Sport Equipment in Gyms

Many of Britain’s gyms, leisure centers and swimming pools are “no-go zones” for disabled people and will struggle to cope with an expected surge in interest in fitness activities, following the Paralympic games in 2012.

Although most gyms provided disabled parking spaces, for example, many of the bays are not wide enough to enable a wheelchair to be unpacked from a car. Although a cursory attempt has been made at making the building accessible to disabled and wheelchair users, little thought has been put into an independent wheelchair user gaining access through heavy (non-automatic) doors – with internal doors also proving to be difficult to manoeuver through with ease.

Many gyms have made the minimum changes to adhere to the law – to provide basic access, but have not embraced the full spirit of the law which is to encourage, involve and promote fitness to anyone regardless of their ability.

A crowdsourced survey* of hundreds of gyms across the UK by charity volunteers suggests that many local facilities are partially inaccessible, difficult to navigate and expensive to join. Some did not have specialist disabled sport equipment and nearly half lacked staff trained in disability awareness.

Can You Overdo Sports Supplements

Well, I think I’ve done really well. I joined this gym in January along with all the others who thought they’d piled it on over Christmas and its now May and I’m still here. The rest of the gym population has decreased greatly since then, but I’m one of the few who have stuck it out.

My strategy is ‘slowly but surely’. I’ve followed a sensible diet slightly increasing proteins to cope with the light weight training I’m doing and have kept the rest to low fat healthy eating. Gradually, I have seen a change that I’m happy with. I just want to get healthier, fitter and a little stronger, enough to cope with everyday life and the dreaded aging process.

Of course, there is plenty of advertising at the gym to push sports supplements but I wouldn’t call myself a sports person. Apparently, it’s protein and creatine that is needed to boost muscle strength but I prefer to get mine from food than from a sports supplement.

Going to the gym is also a good way of widening your social circle too. I have made several friends since I joined and we’re all making

A Rewiew of the Bowflex Sport Home Gym

If there’s one lasting name when it comes to home gyms, it’s probably Bowflex. With a wide range of products made specifically for home workout enthusiasts, anyone wanting to get into better shape should consider a Bowflex Sport home gym. These pieces of home workout equipment are known for their quality, versatility, and performance.

The Bowflex Sport home gym is a versatile machine that covers virtually every muscle group of the body. Because you’re not working with free weights you don’t need to worry about injuring yourself or having a spotter with you. The power rods make it easy to adjust your weight resistance, but without the danger of a stack of heavy weights.

The Bowflex Sport home gym does take up quite a bit of room; the footprint of it is larger than what most people expect. Not only do you need room for the rod tower, bench, and leg extension, not to mention the room the rods need when they bend while you’re using it. You definitely need the room for this machine, but if you can set aside a room or area of the basement, you’re going to get a workout with the

Sports Drinks Vs Water

Lucozade, Powerade, Gatorade…

In the 21st century – advertisements for energy drinks are everywhere. You can no longer switch on the television or flick open a magazine without seeing an advert for these glorified potions. It seems that these drinks are taking over the fitness world, and you only have to wander down to your local gym to see just how popular they are.

So what actually are these so called “sports drinks”, and what do they proclaim to do?

A sports drink is a beverage designed to increase energy levels, replace electrolytes and and keep you hydrated. So let’s look at how they claim to do this:

Increase Energy Levels

Sports Drinks are full of sugar – A 500ml bottle of Lucozade energy contains 21 teaspoons of sugar! To put that into perspective, a can of coke contains 10 teaspoons of sugar. When these sports drinks are consumed, our body converts all the sugar into glucose which is released into our blood stream. This glucose provides our bodies with energy – which is what gives us that “alert” feeling.

The problem is – glucose is a very short lived energy source

So You Want To Build A Home Gym

I walked into the commercial gym yesterday after a long day of work excited to begin my workout. After warming up I proceeded to the squat rack to start my resistance training workout. I unfortunately ran into a bit of a roadblock. I was planning on starting with some Back Squats but there was a young man in the power rack performing barbell biceps curls with horrible form (a definite no-no!).

I decided to go to Plan B and rearrange my workout only to find that the flat benches were all occupied as well. This trend continued and everywhere I turned the equipment I desired was being used. I was happy that so many people were working out but at the same time I was frustrated that my well-laid plans were spoiled. I learned a long time ago that it is wise to have a back-up plan in place for situations like this so I decided to head home and revert to Plan C, which was my home workout routine.

I have found that having the option to workout at home is essential for people with busy schedules, for others who do not like going to

Saving Money When Playing Sports

Do you like playing sports? Do your natural inclinations lead you to athletic activities? Do you often visit the gym for a quick work out? Or is the gym an integral part of your daily routine? Playing sports or going to the gym can cost a lot of money in the long run. Who doesn’t want to be saving money when playing sports or at the gym?

Many sports buffs often find that continuous participation in their sport of choice can rack up quite a bill. Some sports don’t require you to spend a fortune on training equipment if you’re not a professional athlete or hoping to be one. Take basketball for instance. A ball, decent shoes and a hoop are all you need to play basketball. If you prefer swimming, you only really need a swimsuit and the pool. However, some sports, by their very nature, can cost a lot of money. Think of the more high maintenance sports like skydiving or F1 racing.

The spiraling costs can drive athletes to look for good online deals to support their sport of choice. From training equipment to competitive gear, athletes always want to have the best

Sports Flooring Matters

Like shoes, the surfaces below our feet greatly affect the level of comfort or discomfort we may experience while moving across them. Similarly, choosing quality flooring is just as important as choosing comfortable shoes-particularly if the area is used for sports and high-traffic activities.

Sports flooring varies greatly and has many benefits for both the protection of a facility’s floors and the people that visit and make use of the facility. Rubber flooring such as gym mats and rubber flooring tiles is a good choice for areas that sustain high amounts of stress like locker rooms and ice rinks. Installing rubber floor tiles will protect surfaces from sharp and potentially damaging athletic footwear and equipment.

The installation of gym mats in weight rooms, health clubs and locker rooms should not be overlooked either. Not only will sports flooring protect a facility’s surfaces, it will also absorb shock and sound. In a room full of heavy and noisy weights and equipment, rubber gym mats will make a huge difference. Additionally, adequate sports flooring in fitness and athletic buildings will reduce the amount of sports-related injuries and will minimize joint stress.

Home sports flooring should also be

Sports Health Fitness

One of the major options to keep fit will be involving into sports activities. From sports activities we probably mean that physical activities that is performed for recreation or entertainment, satisfaction and competition. In fact, in sports activities alone one can get himself be used up to the maximum extent involving his muscles, joints and the cardiovascular system. Besides it also enhances other physical skills the stamina and energy levels.

When you perform a sport activity you are likely ward off the fats from your body and have a slim and toned body. Inside a sports activity, you will come through strict and rigid health program that can help you to cope with the challenges in the field but is also equally applicable to the ones daily life as well. It is also necessary that an individual must respect his health needs and work hard to fulfill the same. Here are some of the tips that will be handy in reviving the energy levels and the health while performing one of the sports activities:

1. Drink lots of water. Water is most essential for the proper functioning of the body and without you can not last

Find The Best Personal Training

Finding the best personal training gym Seattle has to offer to reach your fitness goals could be a bit of a challenge. As busy as we all are these days it has become rather important to get the most out of your exercise workout and we need a Seattle gym that can get us the best personal training for our fitness needs.

Not everyone needs, is capable of or even wants the same kind of exercise workout. Being unique also makes our need for fitness, Seattle or elsewhere, one of a kind. So when you’re looking for the right gym, Seattle and its neighborhoods like Greenlake, Wedgewood or Ravenna, have quite an assortment of gyms available.

If you’re yet unsure what kind of exercise workout at a gym, Seattle based or not, would be best for you at your present fitness level, you might want to take a personal training studio into serious consideration. At a personal training studio you won’t just be one in a crowd, trying to keep up, but you’ll have a personal trainer, who will evaluate your fitness level and find the gym routine and exercise workout that represent the best personal

Help You Find The Right Gym

Taking those first few steps towards establishing a Fitness Lifestyle can very well be intimidating, especially if the decision is made to sign-up for a gym membership. In fact, deciding on even using a gym can be a double-edged sword of sorts. On one hand, there are many of us who feel that we’ll become more motivated towards exercising regularly if we do sign-up for a gym membership. After all, you’re now investing more money into your health so you certainly don’t want to just throw that money away. Additionally, there are typically many more people working out at the gym than anywhere else, so you’ll probably be more likely to get caught up in the ambience and energy of others exercising as well. However, on the other hand, because there can be so many people working out at the gym, you may feel intimidated beginning those first steps towards getting back in condition in front of others. When you stop to consider all of the pros and cons with signing up for a gym membership, you may find that making this decision was a more daunting task than you first thought.

Fortunately, there are many gyms

Keep Fit With a Home Gym

What can I do to control my weight even with my busy schedule? We live in a society that is chronically overweight. With that in mind there are a thousand new trends a day that attempt to cash in on that problem. Some of these trends include fad diets, food additives, and even diet pills. However, most everyone by this time knows that the best way for us to stay in shape and keep our weight under control is to work out. A good way to make time to work out without having to join a gym or make the trek to one every day is to invest in a home gym. Home gyms vary greatly in size, price, and complexity, but the right one can make all the difference in your home.

Before you consider investing in a home gym, you should first decide whether or not you have room for one. If you have a basement, either finished or unfinished, that can be the perfect location for a home gym. Many home gyms are also found in spare bedrooms, utility rooms, and even rooms that have been added on to the home. Figure out where

The Gym – A Life Long Commitment

We all know how important it is get fit and healthy, we’re flooded with such messages every day. And for those who want to do something about achieving these fitness dreams but don’t want to play a sport, joining the gym is the obvious answer. Many people have joined the gym in a hope to lead a better lifestyle, not realising they’re signing themselves up to a lifelong contract.

I’m not saying this is a bad thing, I’m just saying people should realise you have to keep it up if they want to see lasting results from the gym. As the saying goes, “If you don’t use it you lose it”. You can go to the gym for months on end to achieve the perfect beach body, a festive period come along and all your hard work get ruined.

If you enjoy going to the gym this won’t really matter. Even with other sports like football and tennis, you have to keep playing otherwise you’d eventually lose ‘it’. The difference is that most people that get into sports enjoy the game so don’t mind doing it week in week out for years. People that join the