How To Get Into Professional Sports

Posted on April 16, 2021 at 8:35 am

For some of us, it is our dream to become a professional sporting icon. But knowing how to even begin with gaining a career in this industry can be tough. So, today we are going to share with you some of our tips to help you kick start your career in this professional industry.

If you are someone who loves sports and want to play professionally, it is important that you do lots of training. You need to train hard and ensure you are up to date on all the rules and regulations that the game has in place. It is important that you are not only good at playing the sport but are also aware of all the rules and theory side of the game.

Team Auditions
If you are looking to join a professional team sport such as football, rugby or cricket you need to know about team auditions. You should follow pages of any teams you wish to join as they will advertise when they are looking for new team players. Team auditions can also be known as tryouts depending on the sport you are going for.

Follow Someone’s Journey
Another good way to know how to gain entry into the world of professional sport is by following someone else’s journey. They will be sure to share with you hints and tips on gaining entry into this world. Following the journey of professional players can also help as they will be sure to share their own tips.

These are our top three tips that you should follow to gain a career in the professional sporting industry as a player. Remember, it is not all about how you play, but what you know from the research you have completed.

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Sports in 2021 – What Is Expected?

Posted on February 16, 2021 at 4:42 pm

2021, the year is we know it is very uncertain. It is very difficult to say what to expect throughout this year with no one truly knowing when the current national lockdown is going to be lifted. But fear no more, we are still going to share with you what we expect to see with regards to sports in 2021!

Unfortunately, we currently expect that sports will not be allowed live audiences for a while. That is until people have been vaccinated at least. So for now we expect that sports will need to be watched from your own home until the time comes that stadiums are able to open to the public again.

With sports, it is likely for us all to see an increase in the number of people participating in sports. With boredom kicking in, people will want to head out and take part in something where they can interact with others. Organised sports is one way we can achieve this.

Personally, we expect to see an increase in the number of sales regarding sports equipment too. Especially shoes. This is due to the number of people who are heading out to take part in sports. With a lot of people taking up the opportunity to go out to complete a daily exercise, running is becoming a popular choice.

It is without a doubt that over the next current year we are all going to see a huge increase in the number of people partaking in sports. They are going to become more popular, but whether this continues after lockdown is lifted no one will know. It seems as if people are doing this to pass time, so once we are all back at work it may decrease once again. We all still hope that stadiums will open for the public soon, as nothing beats watching live sports.

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What Is Considered A Sport?

Posted on December 10, 2020 at 3:56 pm

For some, it is hard to grasp what is considered a sport, with your first thoughts always turning towards football or other ball sports. But these are not the only activities which are considered sports. Today, we are going to show you what is considered a sport, helping you to understand that there is a sport for everyone.

To being with, it is important to know that a sport does not need to involve a ball as we all assume. A sport can be anything which keeps you active and allow you to keep fit. An activity which most do not consider a sport is dance. Any form of dance is in fact considered a sport because it keeps you active. Alongside this, running or swimming on your own are also considered sports. Swimming laps of a swimming pool is considered a sport even though it is so simple.

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Stretching: Why it’s now more important than ever

Posted on November 11, 2017 at 10:46 pm

It’s a well-known fact that you should stretch your muscles before you work out, and right now, and with the weather getting much colder, it’s more important now. If you were to jump straight into a walk, jog or sprint without stretching your legs, upper body or arms, you may feel a bit fatigued in the morning. Nobody wants to wake up and head into work feeling sore, so always make it a priority to stretch out before and after your workout routine. Whether you’re lifting weights doing some cardio work or working those abs, stretching will be key to success, but you also have to give your body time to rest and recover too, so a combination of working out, stretching and relaxing is a very good mix. Make sure you review your workout routine if you’re not stretching enough, otherwise you’ll forever feel sore and your body will feel decades older than it actually is!

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How to train for a half marathon

Posted on October 12, 2017 at 12:07 pm

The best way to motivate you to train for a half marathon is to sign up for one. Once you have signed up, you have no excuse for not meeting your goal.

Training for a half marathon takes time, usually, a 12-week program works best. The 12 weeks will involve jogging, running, sprint training, core weights and yoga. By incorporating all of these types of exercise will help maximise your fitness, improve your stamina and overall health.

Another great way to stay focused and motivated is to get a friend to join in with you. You can train together and encourage each other throughout the journey. Running a half marathon is a fantastic achievement for yourself and if you can raise money for charity at the same time, it makes it that bit more advantageous too.

If you feel you are not ready to take part in a half marathon, try signing up for some fun runs first to help get you started and in the swing of things.

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How diet can improve your fitness

Posted on September 14, 2017 at 3:58 pm

Being fit and healthy is definitely a current phase and a really good one at that. With new fitness and health role models on social media, being fitter is made a little easier.

While regular exercise is good for improving your overall fitness, you can take your health one step further by introducing a healthy balanced diet into your daily life. Fad diets are a thing of the past, and meals full of good fats, protein and carbohydrates are well encouraged.

Your body requires all types of nutrients to survive, and while you up your level of exercise, your food consumption should follow. Eating too little, will starve your body of energy and cause you to fatigue early and generally decrease your health.  A balanced diet in combination with regular cardio and strength training will see your body at the fittest and healthiest it has ever been.

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3 reasons to take up Yoga

Posted on August 21, 2017 at 7:27 am

Yoga is becoming a popular exercise for both men and women, with many benefits to your fitness and health, there really isn’t an excuse to not make it part of your fitness regime. Yoga is easy to add to your routine as it can be done at home with a DVD or in a group at a gym, whichever suits you best. We have outlined the top 3 main benefits of taking up Yoga:

Flexibility- While yoga improves posture, it also improves your own flexibility. As a beginner, you may start to see an improvement in your flexibility and begin to try more challenging poses.

Strength-Yoga certainly challenges your muscles as you have to learn to hold positions that you are not used to doing. You will use new muscles, and develop and tone all of your muscles.

Stress relief- Yoga helps to reduce stress levels as it can be seen as a form of meditation, some yoga classes focus more on relaxation while others challenge your muscles and flexibility.

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Making Pilates part of your regular exercise regime

Posted on July 29, 2017 at 9:06 am

Pilates exercises consist of different body movements, based on simple principles such as controlling your core, breathing techniques and body awareness. Pilates exercise is good if you are looking for a combination of mind and body exercises and can be tailored to your specific body needs.

The Pilates exercises are easy, cheap and convenient to include in your weekly exercise regime. Pilates can be done at the comfort of your home using a mat and a DVD video player or at the gym using the reformer machine or group class. Pilates exercises are good specifically for the core group of muscles, they strengthen the core muscle and help loose abdominal fat. They also increase joint flexibility, improve body posture and mobility and a good way to distress.

For beginners’ schedule in a Pilate workout once or twice a week to your normal regime and have an instructor help you to avoid injury. Make Pilates part of your exercise regime as a way to break off from the monotony of high-intensity cardio and heavy weightlifting session and to achieve a holistic body functioning.

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Adding swimming to your fitness regime

Posted on June 27, 2017 at 8:15 am

Swimming is a sport that helps improve your cardio and strength too. Starting up a swimming fitness regime can certainly help improve your fitness and overall health.

The best time to swim is early in the morning, as it can provide you with energy and wake you up for the day ahead. Swimming burns body fat well whilst it also tones and sculptures your muscles all over your body. You will see improvements in your muscle tone in your arms, legs and abdomen and back. After a good morning swimming session, you will build up a good appetite for a healthy balanced diet.

Swimming can also increase your cardiovascular fitness too, improving your overall stamina. With so many benefits you will wonder why you didn’t start a swimming fitness regime sooner. You can join a local swimming group or simply pay as you go alone, whichever suits your workout style best.

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Taking your fitness outdoors this summertime

Posted on May 31, 2017 at 6:50 am

Fitness is one of the important factors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Whether you are an avid gym-goer or you are thinking of starting a new fitness regime, during the warmer months the best place for a workout is the outdoors.

Not only are you exposed to fresh air, you have the opportunity to take long runs to places you haven’t seen before. Join a running group or do it solo, it really doesn’t matter, what matters is that you are challenging your cardio fitness and improving your health.

Outdoor fitness groups are becoming more popular over the years, with outdoor army style training. This is a great way to meet new people, get fit and be outdoors. Along with running and outdoor fitness classes, there are also other water sport options, such as rowing or kayaking, a brilliant way to strengthen your core muscles and work on your cardio too.

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