Whether you are a novice or a professional, choosing a suitable martial arts gym deserves time and proper consideration. It’s all too easy to rush a sign-up based purely on location, price, or to train with a famed coach or athlete. While there are advantages to considering either or all of these factors, choosing a gym requires a multi-faceted approach. You may not be able to get everything you want, but it is important that you feel satisfied, comfortable and safe in your new gym.
Tai chi is one of the most ancient forms of kung fu created in China that is famous for being practiced in large groups in parks all across China. It soon spread to the West and many have taken to practice the art in their older years as it promotes circulation, joint health and relaxation. It is important to note these benefits are enjoyed by practitioners of all ages. These are ten reasons you should consider learning Tai Chi.
It is incredible to see what the human body is capable of doing and sometimes people push themselves beyond their limits. Have you ever wondered how much you can endure? Have you ever tested your limits to see how far you can push yourself? Well, some people out there did and in fact, the scene has turned into a brutal competition to see which one is the strongest, the fastest, the most resilient human being in the world.
Either way, this ultimate beginner's guide to running is designed to give you the best running tips; so you can hit the road for the first time or take one more step.
Who doesn't love a good morning stretch just as they start waking up? That feeling of your body lengthening and opening up, followed by a strong sensation of invigoration and happy vibes. Stretching is ultimately one of the easiest and quickest feel-good actions that one can perform without overexertion or reserving a large amount of of time to do so. On average stretching 2 to 3 times a week for 10 minutes can create a world of a difference in mood, posture and general health.
Becoming a great athlete takes more than natural talent and athleticism. Although they are both important, they are usually out of your control. What you can control and what will make you successful, however, is how you use those gifts. Here are five tips on how to build on your natural skills to take you from good to great.
Skateboarding has certainly become a trending sport. It has been proven to be highly beneficial for both physical and mental health, thanks to it burning calories, reducing stress, increasing flexibility, enhancing physical endurance and much more.
Timing is everything. As the world shuttered its doors, fearful of an invisible enemy with the power to destroy lives, I wondered what was going to happen to my body and to my fitness.
Heading towards Tower Bridge today in the rain, the light changed to amber just as I was reaching the approach to the span. I pulled my bike out in front of the traffic, waiting while a bus, a truck, passed in front of me on the Highway. I used to work near here – years ago now – so this neighbourhood always has a resonance for me, an echo of another life; but this morning I was thinking not about those vanished years but about the time, only four months ago, when waiting for the light here, being anywhere near here, made my heart pound with fear, with the certainty that I was bound to be knocked off my bike and flattened by a ton or two of moving metal. Four months ago I wasn’t a cyclist. Today, I am.
Excessive deflection in the lower back or hyperlordosis of the lumbar spine is an incorrect position of the spine, in which the lumbar curve becomes too deep. In this position, the stomach protrudes forward, and the pelvis goes back. This phenomenon is often found in non-professional athletes. Common causes of acquired lumbar hyperlordosis include overweight, pregnancy, osteoporosis, spondylolisthesis, and a sedentary lifestyle.
Different alternatives to relieve my back pain had me questioning. Was it perhaps surgery? But, I couldn't stand the fact there could be side affects to it. What about the chiropractic? Or physical therapy? Maybe, I could have an epidural steroid injection? With more alternatives to choose from, I had to start from the bottom and if nothing else worked, I would have to choose surgery as my last option. Starting physical therapy has tremendously helped in relieving my back pain, all thanks to my core strengthening program. These are few of the exercises that have helped in developing a pain free back. Try it out for yourself and don't worry about having to pay thousands of dollars in Physical Therapy like I did. Here are 7 exercises with the purpose of relieving your pain.