Sports Training & Nutrition Resources (10)

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10 Resistance Exercises for Stronger Muscles
Resistance training can help you burn more calories and have stronger bones. In this article adapted from the book Fitness Over 40 by Vonda Wright, M.D., you will learn ten resistance exercises. These activities are for your back, knees, legs, and shoulders. The load-carrying exercises are leg abduction, leg adduction, planking, side planking, short arc squats/wall slides, straight leg raises, wall shin raises, heel step downs, arm raises, and external and internal rotation. However, it does not mean you need to carry heavy loads. Every exercise is explained step-by-step along with some photos that serve as guides.

Out Think Your Opponents on the Golf Course
Playing golf is not just physically arduous. It is also mentally exhausting and emotionally draining. But while golf is said to be 90% mental, people still equate golf prowess with the physical skills the players display. But even if you do not have a powerful arm or are not a big hitter, you can still be a power player by using your mental skills. This article shares tips on how to win by outthinking your opponents on the golf course. These tips include playing in the present, knowing yourself, using your emotions to energize you, and having a wise plan or your game.

Nutrition and Hydration Information for Runners
This section on VeryWell offers a plethora of information to help runners of all skill levels learn what they should eat and drink. It also provides tips on nutrition for marathon running. There are nutritional guidelines for runners, as well as information to help you properly fuel for a race. That includes hydration and energy drinks and energy bars. There is an article about how to replace electrolytes and glycogen after a workout to prevent injury, and how to overall improve your condition after a race so you avoid injury. Numerous articles cover topics from common sports nutrition mistakes and healthy snacks for runners, to what you should eat and drink before, during and after your runs.

The Benefits of Acupuncture for Athletes
If you are an athlete, you are no stranger to the aches and injuries your lifestyle brings. Acupuncture is one of the many ways you can cope with the pains being an athlete brings. Acupuncture, which has been used for more than 2,500 years now, is starting to become more and more popular among sports organization. This article discusses what acupuncture is and explains how acupuncture works to relieve pain. It also lists the other benefits of acupuncture, such as improved blood circulation, more relaxed muscles, prevention of injury, enhancement of energy and endurance, and rapid recovery.

The Best Damn Cardio Article - Period
If you are now into cardio workouts, then this article at T-Nation.com is a must read for you. According to fitness trainer and nutrition expert Nate Miyaki, cardio exercises is not really important if you want to lose body fat. So instead of running and other traditional cardio workouts, Miyaki suggests that you only do walking. And despite the fact that walking is one of the most underrated physical activities, he believes that it has the same benefits as traditional aerobic exercises. In addition, it cannot cause muscle loss and lowered metabolic rate. However, he emphasized that walking on outdoors is much better than walking on a treadmill.

Myths About Sports Psychology
Everybody knows that sport is a physical activity, but it is also a mind game. Without mental toughness, one cannot reach performance success. This write-up lists 32 misconceptions about sport as a mind game and aims to erase the stigma behind sports psychology. One of the myths included in the list is that all kinds of sports have the same psychological demands on individuals. Some sports, such as golf and tennis, are more mentally taxing than others, such as weight-lifting. Another fallacy mentioned in the list is that sports psychology is only for the mentally weak. Many strong athletes go for sport psychological counseling and direction because they want to improve their mental toughness and be more successful in their field.

6 Athletic Benefits of Yoga and How to Attain Them
Most people think of yoga as a stretching exercise, but it is more than just that. Yoga is actually an invaluable part of the training of elite athletes, as it improves endurance, power, and speed while improving overall health and wellness. This article provides six benefits of yoga, such as increased power, better endurance, better balance, better injury prevention, enhanced recovery, and improved focus. One will also find in this article the seven forms of yoga movement, the key principles of yoga, and different yoga workouts, as well as suggestions and resources for beginning yoga training.

 

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