Cricket exercise tips: Best warm up routine for cricketers!

November 30, 2011 by  
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Discover cool advices from Nagi, the Fitness Trainer of the the Royal Challengers Cricket Team of Bangalore. Play cricket like a Pro! Part 3 For Part 1/3, click: www.youtube.com For Part 2/3: www.youtube.com Check us on www.facebook.com and www.twitter.com

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Cricket fitness tips: BEST cricket training exercises!

November 29, 2011 by  
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www.mdhil.com – If you’re a Cricket lover you’ll enjoy our exercise series to get fit for the game! In this episode Push up, Bent Over roll and Plane plank exercises. Part 2/2. To go back to Part 1/2, visit: www.youtube.com Check us on www.facebook.com and www.twitter.com

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Cricket Lovers: Exercise Tips for Pro Players – Part 2/3

October 21, 2011 by  
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www.mdhil.com – Discover cool advices from Nagi, the Fitness Trainer of the the Royal Challengers Cricket Team of Bangalore. Play cricket like a Pro! Part 2 For Part 1/3, click: www.youtube.com For Part 3/3: www.youtube.com Check us on www.facebook.com and www.twitter.com

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Cricket Lovers: Exercise Tips for Pro Players – Part 1/3

August 25, 2011 by  
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Cute girl Abs

July 3, 2011 by  
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Tips to Get Past Weight Loss Plateau Point In Your Diet/Exercise Program To Help Achieve Your Goals

June 21, 2011 by  
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Hi everybody, in this video I give you helpful diet and exercise tips to get over the dreaded plateau when your body just doesn’t seem to want to lose more weight. This can be a difficult time for people who have been steadily losing weight and then stop seeing the scale move lower. It’s a point where people tend to give up and start gaining weight again because they feel they will never reach their goal weight loss. Well, this video is about conquering this situation head on and giving your body a little push to get you over the hump. Ihope you found this video helpful. Please subscribe because I have so much more to come; something helpful and of interest to everyone. Thanks so much for viewing! To purchase a YouTips4U custom-designed T-Shirt please click here: cgi.ebay.com To visit me at my blogspot, please click here: www.youtips4u.blogspot.com

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Jogging in summer time: the little annoyances

May 21, 2009 by  
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sports-shoesEarlier this year, I shared with you some of the problems I’ve encountered when jogging in the winter time. Nowadays, the weather is more inviting so that you don’t have to drag yourself to go for a jog, run or walk. Still, jogging in spring/summer also does have its problems, albeit little ones, which I present below.

Sun

The sun is your best friend and worst enemy. It provides life-essential vitamin D but its UV rays can also cause damage to the eyes and skin. As a jogger, I try to do my runs in the summertime early in the morning or late in the evening when the sun’s UV rays are not so intense. However, there are days when a lunch break jog is the only thing possible. For this, I use physical as well as chemical sun protection. Physical protection is in the form of a cap and sunglasses. For chemical protection, I use sunscreen. Check these links for more information about how to choose the right sunglasses and the right sunscreen.

Dehydration

Dehydration is a big risk when running in the summer heat especially if you are running for long stretches. It is advisable that you carry a water bottle. In my case, I don’t carry one when jogging basically because I run on familiar stretches where I know the location of water fountains. That is the great thing about living in Switzerland. Whether you are walking in the city or hiking/cycling up in the mountains, there are always free-flowing water fountains with potable water where you can drink and have a refill

Pollen

This one is my biggest problem yet. Just when the spring blossoms are gone, the fields have turned yellow with rape seed flowers and everything – especially the air – is covered with yellow dust – rape seed pollen. I am not asthmatic but I am a bit sensitive to certain types of pollen. So what do I do? I try to avoid running in the vicinity of the rape seed fields. If I have to, then I do when it’s raining or immediately after it has rained. If the worse come to worst, I can always wear a surgical mask.

Blisters

Last summer, it was so warm that I decided to run without socks. This turned out to be a big mistake because my very comfortable running shoes became a blister monster. In the end, it all depends on the shoes, the sensitivity of your feet, the surface you are running on, and well – your running style. I’ve learned my lesson. Running with socks are best – at least for me.

Insects

There I was running, taking deep breaths through my mouth – and got a foul-tasting insect in my throat. Insects are one of the annoyances of running in the summer time. You simply have to put up with them. I know that in some places where flies as especially numerous, joggers/runners run with surgical masks on. So you see, masks are not just for swine flu protection.

Sweat

My MP3 player conked out again today but I can’t blame the temperature. To be more precise, the MP3 player was OK but the earphones weren’t because they got wet from my sweat. However, they worked again once they dried. I wonder, are there waterproof earphones available?

So these are just some of the little annoyances I’ve experience during my regular jogging runs. Why don’t you share yours with us?

Jogging in winter Part II

January 12, 2009 by  
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We are having an extended cold spell here Europe. We had constant subzero temperatures during the past three weeks. This winter is definitely colder than the last one. In a way, I prefer this cold but dry winter rather than the mild winter we had last year which was wet and rainy.

While it is very tempting to simply stay put inside our warm heated house rather than venture out in the cold, it is imperative that I should go and do my 3 times a week jogging run for a number of reasons, namely:

  • My heart and blood vessels need the physical activity.
  • My lungs need the fresh air.
  • My body needs whatever sunlight I can get.
  • I need to get rid of those extra kilos gained during the holidays.

In my last post on winter jogging, Richard cited in his comment a problem he encountered while jogging in winter time – freezing in the inside of the nose. I never had this problem myself but I do have other problems which I want to share with you here.

  • Frozen toes, slippery ground. I am one of those who get frozen toes no matter how many layers of socks I wear. I therefore run now with a pair of climawarm adidas shoes, lined with thinsulate insulation. They are not new, mind you. I bought on sale a couple of years back so the model doesn’t exist anymore. They keep my feet dry and my toes warm. In addition, they have wonderful soles that keep me from slipping on the compacted frozen snow.
  • Runny eyes and nose. While I don’t get frozen nostrils, my nose just couldn’t stop running when I am outside. And when the wind blows strongly, even my glasses are not enugh protection to keep from eyes from getting watery. There is only one thing to do under these circumstances – bring a handkerchief or a couple pieces of tissue paper with you.
  • Fogged up glasses. Speaking about glasses, I run with mine on, despite the hassles. I need them to see where I am going or stepping. I don’t have any problems with them as long as it’s not raining or snowing strongly. Fogging up only occurs after the run once I go indoors.
  • Conked out mp3 player. I wear my mp3 player around my arm when I go jogging. It simply conked out last week because of the cold. I learned my lesson. I should keep my mp3 player inside my jacket where it can be kept warm.
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses. Every now and then, the sun shows itself, and when it does, it comes with a vengeance as it is reflected on the crystal snow. In this case, sun protection, silly as it may sound, may actually be necessary.

Now, you may ask, what about other winter sports?

Unfortunately, having grown up in a tropical country, I haven’t really developed the taste nor the skills for skiing, snowboarding or even sledging like my kids have. However, I am planning to try out snowwalking soon and see whether I can get the hang of those snow shoes. And I’ll be sure to tell you about it.

Jogging in wintertime

December 10, 2008 by  
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Guess what? I went for a jogging run this morning in subzero temperatures. Am I crazy? Not really. I just don’t see why I should change my exercise routine just because it’s wintertime. My heart needs the exercise and my lungs need the fresh air regardless of the season. And the American Heart Association seems to agree with me. In this brochure, Start Walking this Winter, AHA discourages us from turning into couch potatoes every time Jack Frost comes around as well as gives some tips on winter walking.

Below I give some tips on winter jogging.

Check the weather. Winter time can present some danger in the form of slippery ice, snow storms and avalanches. Make sure that you are jogging in safe weather conditions.

Jog at daytime. In the summer I love to jog early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid the heat. In the winter time I jog at midday to first, take the opportunity to have some sunshine, and second, for safety reasons. In some parts of the world, sunlight, our main source of vitamin D, may only be seen at midday. Jogging when there is enough light is much safer because we can see better and we can better be seen by motorists. It also lessens the risk of being mugged which unfortunately can happen everywhere. If you have to jog in the dark, wear reflector vests and wear head or shoulder-strap lamps.

Wear proper shoes. Forget about making a fashion statement. Your shoes need not be elegant but they have to sturdy and waterproof. There are special winter running shoes with anti-slip soles and warm linings.

Dress up warmly but not too heavily. Heavy clothing makes it difficult to run. Light but warm jogging gear are available is all sports shops. Look at the specs on the label. They usually specify the temperature. A thermal underwear layer under the jogging gear is also advisable.

Keep your head covered. Protecting your head from the elements can save you the colds and the flus. A warm cap can keep the cold winds away. Wear gloves if you have to.

Drink, drink, drink. I mean not the alcoholic type. A warm cup of tea or a bowl of soup after a jogging run warms the hands and the body. But water is also important.

Have some company. Dragging yourself out into the cold, cold world is not an easy task. Make it easier by doing it with somebody. It’s not really a case of misery seeking company. It’s just much more fun (and safer) to run with somebody, be it your friend, your neighbor or your dog.

And finally, soak yourself in a relaxing warm bath.

Hmmm… isn’t winter lovely?

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