The benefits of gym
Published: 22 Jan 2005 - 09:04 by rippa rit
Updated: 30 Oct 2007 - 17:00
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Balancing of the body is an important part of our physical conditioning, irrespective of age, or sports participation. Attending a gymnasium or setting up a strength circuit is one way to approach this problem. If you don't use it you lose it, so they say!
Unless we can play squash using both our arms/hands it is impossible to develop equal strength on both the left hand and right hand sides of the body.
In fact when I was on court a lot coaching (I am right handed) the only way to save my muscle tension was to use my left hand whenever possible. The methods for the coaching of the strokes definitely work! Wooh! However, there was limited power in the shots, proving the strength was not there.
Playing with the opposite hand is a fun thing to do. It is good therapy - pity about the volleying, it was a disaster for me
Give it a try, you will now be more sympathetic towards your child's learning! Be patient.
There are many advantages in good muscle/body balance and muscle strength, ie:
- Prevention of injury.
- The strength in the muscles will support the joints.
- Repetitive movements in sport can cause RSI.
- Over time the predominant side of the body tends to pull the spine and hips out of alignment causing unnecessary wear and tear on the joints.
- Enhances performance.
- Makes you feel good.
- Assists maintain body weight, and good health.
- Adds variety to the exercise regime.
If a gymnasium is not financially viable, and convenient, it is possible to set up a strength circuit at home or at the squash courts, using your own body as the tool, without the fancy equipment.
- A skipping rope, a step-up, hand weights, and the like will add a few more stations to the workout.
- Maybe get your playing partner to join in and make it more competitive.
Try it! Tell us about it.
- Read more about Physical Conditioning.
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