Monthly Archives: November 2018

Sports Book – Guide For A Sports Player

Sports books and catalogs provide very authentic means of learning and staying in touch with any sport. No matter which sport you play, these books play a vital role to make you understand the insights of the game. From baseball to basketball training and from soccer to basketball shooting, the sports books can give you everything and keep you updated with current knowledge in sports. Such books are a complete guide for a sports lover and even those who want to become a professional athlete of any game.

A sports book is a kind of instruction manual that can increase the sports learning of the person. It enhances the skills and talents of a sports player. It provides you all the knowledge which you want for any sports of your type. Sports books are very clear and very straight to make you understand. You will not have any headache trying to decipher their meaning. In fact, you will feel more enthusiastic to go to the ground and practice what you have read.

These books are very informative for the sports lover and inspire the professional sports player. You can easily comprehend the idea and understand the concept of what the author is talking about. Many professional players use sports books in order to improve their skills. These are the best guides to overcome the mistakes of any sports player.

Sports catalogs are also very famous among people of different ages. These catalogs are filled with the images of historic sports legends and the description of their career. The people feel very excited to read the stories of their beloved sports stars. These catalogs are a sense of motivation for the upcoming players. They read the inside stories of their favorite sport legends and by this they give rise to a reason to mimic the same way their legends did in their lives.

Make Use of Hypnosis Healing For Good Health

As you may be aware, hypnosis healing has been utilized to help millions of people stop smoking and lose weight. Today, you can tap the powers of your unconscious mind to achieve many other health goals. Regardless of whether you want to commit to an exercise routine, or manage intolerable pain, hypnosis healing can help you along. Once you learn these powerful techniques, you may even be able to get rid of conditions that modern medicine cannot cure.

Consider a situation where you are diabetic, and obese. While medications may be helping control your glucose level, you may be having a hard time with your diet. Interestingly enough, you can circumvent all the mental mechanisms that prevent you from eating a healthy diet. Once you reprogram your unconscious mind, eating healthy will become natural and effortless.

Chances are, you can think of dozens of health related issues that are complicated by some one habit or another. If you want to change bad habits, try reading the Power of Conversational Hypnosis. I did, and I must say I was surprised by how effectively it helped me kick my bad habits within a matter of minutes. When you’re able to do this, there is no question that the results will please you, as well as your doctor. Why go on being sick, tired, and lifeless, when you only need to overcome a handful of bad habits?

Now, about the author, during the course of his career, Igor Ledochowski helped millions of people conquer their worst health related habits. Therefore, when you buy his course materials, you will gain access to methods that have been tried and tested in almost every situation imaginable. You will not get this advantage with any other hypnosis training course. Without a doubt, if you want to be slimmer, cigarette free, or more energetic, hypnosis healing will be of benefit to you. Why wait for scientists to invent a new pill, when you can be doing something constructive to achieve your health goals today.

Things You Ought To Know About Arm Wrestling

Arm wrestling is an exciting sport that is played by two opposing participants. Each of the participants will use one arm for the game. They have to plant either their right or left arm on a flat table surface with bent elbows secured in place. Then they will both get a good strong grip of each other’s hand. The game officially begins at the call of a referee. Pinning the opponent’s arm down on the table surface is the ultimate goal of the sport; the referee declaring the winner with his arm over that of the loser’s.

The sport requires a lot of factors for any participant to be effective and successful. The overall arm power and strength together with efficient techniques is a very potent combination that will absolutely guarantee success in an match. However, without the participant’s will power to succeed, these factors will simply count for nothing. Other technical factors such as the arm wrestler’s arm length, arm muscle mass and density, the grip size of the arm wrestler’s hand, his wrist being flexible to withstand the pressures, endurance and reaction time (considered as one important mental factor) and other valuable traits contribute much to the success of the participant amplifying his advantages over his opponent. In some cases these factors are grounds for proving which among the participants is relatively stronger.

In the world of competitive arm wrestling, as duly authorized by the United States Arm wrestling Federation, the sport is carried out by two opposing competitors standing face-to-face with both their arms placed on top the tournament arm wrestling table. These tournaments are basically divided into different weight classes that participants can comfortably belong to. It also features left-handed and right-handed divisions as there is no standard arm rule in the tournaments. Fundamentally, strict rules govern the game with regard to fouls and penalties. One good example is the slapping of penalties when a competitor’s elbow lifts off or leaves that matted area where it is supposed to be planted for the whole duration of the game. Another one is when a competitor deliberately breaks the grip during the actual competition just to escape eventual pin downs of his arm. An automatic loss will be immediately handed to the guilty party.

Do Sports Drinks Improve Running Performance

The rise of the sports drink industry has been astonishing and shows little sign of slowing. Every race I attend seems to have a new drink manufacturer in attendance, keen to tell me why I should drink their product over another competitor – they no longer seem to bother telling me why I should drink a sports drink instead of water, that’s surely common knowledge by now. The industry is worth around £260m in the UK alone and has been the fastest growing soft drinks sector for years. The US market is set to hit a staggering $2bn by 2016.

There seems to be two messages freely given out by the industry and I believe that these have both been embedded in the mind of most runners who accept them as truth:

1) We can’t rely on our thirst to tell us when to drink.

2) Sports drinks are better for our performance than water.

The Gatorade Sports Science Institute have declared: “The human thirst mechanism is an inaccurate short-term indicator of fluid needs… there is no clear physiological signal that dehydration is occurring,” On their website, Poweraid make a similar statement: “Without realising, you may not be drinking enough to restore your fluid balance after working out.”

Sports drinks contain sodium which, we are told, helps to stimulate our thirst – thus tricking the body into retaining more liquid then it otherwise would. This is good because our body doesn’t know it is about to exercise hard and therefore it needs more fluid than it thinks. This is a claim upheld by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

So far, so good for the sports drinks. However, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has been seen to take a stand against the industry, stating that the studies on which the EFSA based their knowledge were fundamentally floored. They were funded by the sports drinks industry and the studies were based on findings for elite athletes and not the average runner. The BMJ reviewed 431 scientific claims made by sports drinks companies and amazingly, found that only 3, less than 1%, of them were based on studies that were of a ‘good’ standard. For me, this is startling.

Having looked into the dangers of dehydration before running my first marathon, I began to come across more serious stories getting a lot less press which seemed to tell me that actually the real danger is drinking too much liquid. Cynthia Lucero ran the Boston Marathon in 2002, tragically she collapsed after around 22 miles and died of hyponaemia – excess fluid consumption. Hew et al. (2003) reported 21 cases of hyponatremia at the 2000 Houston Marathon, although thankfully none were fatal. I have still not been able to find a confirmed marathon runner death from dehydration. It appears that dehydration as a real problem to runners has been used as a scaremonger tactic by the sports drinks manufacturers, this is a common occurrence in healthcare – if you can produce a product with which to cure a fake illness, you first have to convince people that they are ill.

It took me a long time to realise that the intense headaches that I suffered from after long runs were actually due to my over-drinking fluids. This is a very worrying sign. If you suffer from headaches after a run, it may be that you need to look at your fluid intake before, during and after the exercise and potentially cut it back to only drink when you feel thirsty.

The early 1990′s saw the sports drinks manufacturers move into selling science in a big way. There were large donations to universities and sponsoring of scientific events and forums. Their aim, at least in part, was to introduce sports drinks as the fluid of choice for exercise, replacing water. To make this possible, they needed people to think that sports drinks would improve performance when compared with water alone.

What made me question this for the first time, was when Lucozade told parkrun that “water alone isn’t enough to maintain hydration”. Now, parkrun is a 5km run which is undertaken by (on the whole) ‘normal’ people, surely water along is enough to maintain hydration over such a short race, it’s all I drink at parkrun and I’ve never had a problem, I’m sure that water is enough to maintain hydration and I also don’t believe that dehydration is the problem that Lucozade are making it out to be.

I looked into this in a little more detail and came across this article. It points out a number of issues with the research performed on sports drinks over the last forty years, some of which is startling – including manipulation of the nutrition of subjects in order to distort results of trials, a lack of ‘blind’ trials, so the people performing the research could have, inadvertently or not, influenced the results. The more I read, the more I believe that I’m better off drinking water and eating good quality carbohydrate before and after exercise.

At the end of the day, it’s still up to you, if you believe that the drink is giving you an edge then maybe it will, but I think it’s important to understand that the science may not backup the claims of sports drinks manufacturers at all times – even if there is a study to point to which appears to do so.

Minimum Age Requirement in Sports

A question that has been at the forefront of the minds of many sports authorities is whether or not professional sports leagues should implement a minimum age requirement before players can turn pro.

My thoughts on the topic are two-fold. Yes and No.

No, because this is a free country. Who are we, or the commissioners of the various sports leagues for that matter, to tell a person what to do with his or her life? Is it not our God-given right to choose our own path? Furthermore, as a college-aged person, you are considered an adult. You can vote, you can get married and most importantly, you can go to war. Now, I am no politician, but in my estimation if you are capable of fighting and dying for your country, you should be able to play professional sports. But then again, that is just my opinion.

That is the theoretical viewpoint regarding the issue. Now, as for the practical side of things, should there be an age requirement in sports? Of course! Here is why. If there is an age requirement, more and more young athletes will be forced to stay in school and get and education. Yes, the point of going to college is to secure one’s future, and you could argue that by going pro an athlete is doing just that. But to put all your eggs in the basket of professional sports is just not smart. While there are instances where young players enter the professional ranks and succeed, a la Kobe Bryant and Lebron James, the harsh reality is that most young athletes who leave school to become professional athletes don’t make it.

Think about it. What happens when a player enters his or her respective sport and gets injured or cut from the team? Their career is shot, the chance of getting a good education becomes slim and the former athlete is left with bills to pay and no way of paying them (because let’s face it, when young athletes get a little money, they buy houses and cars and boats and whatever else there inexperienced hearts desire). As a viewing public, we only see the success stories. But there are many, many more athletes who fail.

For the most part, forgoing a college education and opting to become a professional athlete is a risky move. The probability of succes is minimal. Just ask any statistician. (You can’t ask the players themselves because most of them don’t stay in school long enough to learn about statistics.)

So, should there be an age requirement in sports. I don’t think so. Limiting a person’s rights by telling him or her what to do is wrong. But the fact that there is no rule stating that a young athlete has to stay in school does not mean that leaving school is the right thing to do. Somehow, someone needs to enlighten young athletes about the realities and rigors of life. Remember, professional sports aren’t going anywhere. Stay in school and get an education! Waiting an extra couple years is worth it. Leaving school prematurely and risking your future is not.

All About Sports Authority Sporting Goods

Do you love to play sports? Alright, here’s the deal…if you are like the majority of the human race, then just maybe you enjoy sports on some level. And if you are among the male gender I would like to stress this point even further. With the enormous range of sporting events, athletic stores as well as friendly games thriving throughout the US of A, it’s for sure that sports are quite the rage.

Where do you go to purchase your sports equipment? For sure, you have to browse somewhere for maybe a hockey stick, shoulder pads or perhaps a decent basketball. Now let me give you a few tips on where to shop. Have you tried the sports authority sporting goods stores?

You can browse through a great selection of products with sports authority sporting goods that range anywhere from soccer to baseball, basketball to football. No matter what sort of equipment you are looking for, you will find virtually anything you need at sports authority sporting goods stores.

A few days back, I was in desperate need of a quality baseball mitt. Though I looked briefly through a number of the local sporting goods stores, I unfortunately found nothing that was of quality. In fact the selection was just too slim. I actually prefer the finer gloves, the kind that will last an avid player for many years to come.

What’s more this was going to be a gift for my nephew. Surely I didn’t want to let him down. This was exactly when I decided to browse online as anyway the Wide-Web has it all! I wasn’t going to miss out on any stop, that’s when I stumbled upon the sports authority sporting goods website. Alas! This site is the bomb! Not only did they have a fantastic selection to choose from but I was able to spot the perfect mitt I had been looking for all this while. Ordering online is such a hassle-free experience and the product was shipped so fast, that too all within the comfort of my home!

Are you looking for some quality sports equipment? Just incase you have any trouble finding what you’re looking for at local sports stores, then may I suggest you give the sports authority sporting goods store a try. Hop online today and check it out for yourself! It’s fun browsing through the wide range available on their website. For sure, the internet is the coolest way to shop nowadays. What better way to beat convenience and low prices, than by browsing at your very fingertips.

All The Good in Sports

Sports personalities are so often revered for their physical accomplishments or else shunned for their moral faults. The world puts these people on a pedestal and expects them not to be human. Mike Sandrolini takes a closer look and finds something spectacular to cheer about in his offering, “All the Good in Sports: True Stories That go Beyond the Headlines.”

With twenty contemporary sports personalities, sportswriter Sandrolini goes behind the top scores and record breaking events to get personal with the special purpose of each of these stars. They are all quite human and reveal their humbling efforts to share their faith. Christian Hosoi, of skateboarding fame, shares his story of finding God in his jail cell. Mariano Rivera, Yankees’ 1999 World Series MVP, explains how he is grateful to God and how he enjoys gathering with young minor leaguers for Bible study. Mary Lou Retton, the famed gold medal winning gymnast, is now a motivational speaker and author and openly shares her dedication to being a Christian. Matt Hasselbeck, Ruth Riley, Payne Stewart, and Dave Downing, among others, also reveal their faith.

Clearly demonstrating that it’s not all about the multi millions, Wheaties boxes, and adoring fans, the athletes exhibited here are so much more. Author Mike Sandrolini presents a higher purpose than winning the game in his stories. Well presented and interesting to read, the collection is based on sports and faith. To any Christian sports enthusiast, this book is sure to be a huge inspiration.