Play squash to increase fitness

02/12/2016 Main
Play squash to increase fitness
 

Squash is one of the most physically demanding sports there is. This is excellent for fitness, but watch out for injuries as it is that physical. Stretching before a game will certainly help keep this to a minimum. For non squash players it looks kind of easy right, all you are doing is rallying a small ball against a wall, with a mate, whilst having a chat right?  Wrong! An average 45 minute game of squash can burn around 500 calories and if not fit will make your leg and arm muscles burn within minutes of starting the game. If you are over 40, a smoker, or a little out of shape then it’s advisable you do some cardio fitness training before entering a squash court. Read more

Things to pack in your yoga bag

24/11/2016 Main
Things to pack in your yoga bag
 

Namaste and welcome back to my fitness blog. As I’m getting older gone are the days when I yearn for the great sweaty feeling after an hour long spin class, or the achy muscles after a great weight training class.  Instead I have felt myself leaning more towards yoga and pilates.  I have always been fond of yoga, and have attended at least one yoga class a week for the past 3 or 4 years, but recently I have found myself waking up earlier 3 times a week to head in and lay out my yoga mat for a great 45 minute long session.  Obviously one of the most important factors in deciding on a class is the teacher, and I highly recommend trying out lots of different yoga classes, and different styles of yoga before settling on one class.  You might find that Bikram yoga is more suited to you, or that you prefer outdoor classes, although that option is probably not viable year round for most of us.   Read more

Spin Class love

23/11/2016 Main
Spin Class love

Hey guys, and welcome back to my Sports and Fitness blog.  IF you read my blog on a regular basis then i’m sure you will know all about my love of trying new and different fitness classes.   Read more

NFL Draft Mid Season

22/11/2016 Main
2016 NFL Draft Mid Season Check up

Hey everybody, welcome back to my sports blog. I recently improved my game day set up thanks to http://www.canada.for-sale.com/ so that I can watch multiple games every Sunday and it is awesome. I have been able to catch up on what so many players are doing. This is great for me because I like to think of my self as a student of the game, and as student of the game I like to know who is doing good and who isn't (It becomes really helpful in Madden). That's why I have decided to start a series covering the first round of the 2016 NFL draft and what the picks are up to. I know I usually post about Steelers but I want to try adn expand a little bit to cover more teams with these great players. And away we go! Read more

Game of the week

15/11/2016 Main

Game of the week Read more

Table Tennis

07/11/2016 Main
Table Tennis 

Welcome back folks.  For toady’s sports and fitness installment, I’d like to talk about table tennis, a relatively uncovered sport and one that’s not always fully understood.  Many still refer to the sport in a leisurely way as Ping-Pong, which is generally something you would play as a child with your nan or granddad, though it’s actually an incredibly technical (hundreds of grades and styles of bat, rubber and glue), fast -paced sport that is played competitively worldwide.  Read more

 

Shock Therapy

06/11/2016 Main
 

Introduction

05/11/2016 Main

Hi folks and welcome my blog.  This a general open blog intending to cover anything and everything related to sports and fitness.  Whether it be swimming or football to motor sports, UFC, daily workouts or sports nutrition, this blog will at some point cover it.  Read more

 

Moringa Zinger

05/11/2016 Main