Jul 25

Exercise Training Tips (II)

Aerobic work out

An exercise is classified as aerobic if the oxygen supply is sufficient to meet the oxygen demand of the working muscles during the exercise. When this occurs, it’s possible to continue the exercise for prolonged periods of time (12 minutes or more).

Another aspect of aerobic exercise is that it engages the large muscle groups, principally those of the legs, continuously over the length of the exercise. Brisk walking, running, jogging, cycling, rowing, jumping rope, etc. are examples of aerobic exercise.

You can achieve an aerobic training effect by performing aerobic exercise for a minimum of 12 minutes during which your heart rate has been elevated to within your training range. The training range is between 65% and 80% of your Age-Predicted Maximum Heart Rate (approximately 220 minus your age). Remember: It takes a few minutes of exercise to elevate your heart rate into the training range and this time does not count toward the minimum 12 minutes.

Circuit training work out

Circuit training consists of a series of strength training exercises, commonly interspersed with short episodes of aerobic exercise, all done one after the other with as little time between each exercise as possible.

The object is to perform strength training exercises on the major muscle groups while maintaining an effective aerobic training level. Circuit training takes significantly less time to achieve results comparable to separate programs of strength training and aerobics.

Since lack of time is the number one reason people give for failing to start or maintain a regular exercise program, circuit training is a method that makes sense.

Cooling down

Never quit exercising suddenly. Instead, decrease your intensity gradually and finish up with some stretching movements to allow your heart rate to come back down to normal, nice and easy. This can help to reduce muscle cramping and post exercise muscle pain.

Jul 18

Searching For the Right Paintball Gun for You

Paintball GunPaintball wouldn’t really be much fun without the gun, but they can be pretty expensive. There are always the Wal-mart guns, but most of those are not great quality; on the other end, you have custom paintball guns, made exactly to someone’s specifications, but they are too expensive for anyone outside a pro player.

So how do you find the perfect paintball gun? The first thing to do is to determine what’s just right for you.

If you are a beginner: buy a less expensive paintball gun. You can always upgrade it when you have new requirements. Most paintball markers (paintball guns) are easy to upgrade.

If you’re a more serious player or even play tournaments you need a marker with more features. You need a gun that fits the type of player you are: do you play in front; are you a sniper or a cover player?

The type of player you are determines the size, weight and features of your gun. A sniper doesn’t need a big hopper (the paintball container on your gun) or big air supply, while a cover player does. A front player needs a gun that’s easy to handle and light, while a sniper might prefer a longer gun with a scope.

Some people would rather use a paintball pistol than a longer gun, whereas others prefer rapid-fire semiautomatic and automatic paintball guns.

There are more things to keep in mind when buying a paintball gun, for instance, newer paintball guns have trouble firing older bullets, and older paintball guns often won’t fire newer bullets at all. You need to educate yourself on the different types of guns available out there.

Let’s say you’re a beginner and you want to buy a cheap paintball gun. Where do you go?

The first option would be a paintball shop in your town or city. The problem is that your only source of information in a shop is the shop keeper and I don’t say all shop keepers are biased, but a lot of them are.

Second option is buying online. The worst thing about buying paintball guns over the internet is that you don’t really see what you’re getting until the item is shipped to you.

Instead of buying at eBay it’s better to buy your marker at a specialized online paintball store. The people who create the sites and who post comments are remarkably well-informed and friendly and they’ll help you determine what kind of gun is good for you.

Beware, though, of the too-good-to-be-true bargain; it usually is. For instance, a refurbished gun that looks great on the outside may rattle like a cage when you shake it. This is NOT a good thing for paintball guns. You should make certain you have a money-back guarantee.

Also check out the different paintball packages on the net. Paintball packages include all the basic things you need for your games, and they usually come at a reasonable price. Most paintball packages include a paintball gun, a mask, a hopper, an air cylinder, a squeegee and a barrel plug. More expensive packages come with all that and other things, like paintball oil, ammo packs, and paintballs.

Jul 11

Few Tips to Improve Your Paintball Skill

Since the paintball game was discovered, many enthusiasts have found that this game is a stress reliever and some have made a career out of it. But funds are usually short for average players and this keeps them from taking their skills to the next level. Mastering paintball can be accomplished in ten ways.

Playing paintball requires vigorous physical activities: running, jumping, crawling, etc. Eating right, brisk walking, running and eliminating vices such as drink smoking and drugs should be attained to get in great shape.

Be well informed. Books, magazines, and online information are always available for players who want to play or master the game. Most of the skills need to be learned during the actual playing of the game but tips and suggestions are helpful too.

Visual practice, assess the environment where the game will be played. Paintball is a real world scenario for the player. It may sound silly but try developing your instincts in a supermarket. Visualize the routes of escape, where other shoppers are and what your next step will be.

Prepare all the equipment and accessories that are needed prior to the game. Pack everything you need to save time when the game is being played.

Wear comfortable clothing that is appropriate for the paintball game. Look for comfortable camouflaged items that are loose so that movements are easily made. Do not wear clothes that make sounds when moving as this will lead the other shooters to you.

Before the game, if there is time to use it, get a feel of the field. By doing this, a player can visualize the field itself, especially during daytime. Look for hiding places and the places where you can anticipate where the opponents might go.

Attitude plays an important role in playing the game. Know your role in the paintball game so you can derive strategies not only for yourself but for the whole team.

Be flexible by changing tactics in every game. Opponents can see the pattern of a player and can use it against him if he does the same thing every time.

Review past mistakes and try not to do them again. The best tips that a player can get are from his last game.

Upgrade the gadgets. Some accessories have inexpensive ways to upgrade. It not only increases your efficiency but also your confidence.

Mastering the game of paintball will take some time. Be patient, practice and time is more important than expensive equipment. Playing paintball is habit forming.

Jul 04

Muscle Building Tips for Underweight People

Though there may be many reasons why you may be thin, the most apparent reason is because of your genetics. If your parents are naturally thin or have a small body frame, then you will most likely have the same small body type.

To some degree, your size can also be controlled by your metabolism. If you have a difficult time gaining weight of any kind (fat or muscle) then you most likely have a fast metabolism.

That simply means that your body burns calories at a faster than normal rate. You must take this into account whenever you are considering a particular diet or training program. Is it geared towards someone with your metabolism and goal?

Now as you know, there are many ways to train. Hundreds, thousands even. Some work and some do not, but for the specific goal of gaining weight, there are a few UNIVERSAL things that all skinny guys must do.

The information in this post here is not as “magical” as you may like, consider these rules to be the basics with regard to weight gain. These are not all of the answers, but they are definite elements that MUST be addressed in any successful weight gain program.

You should be able to easily integrate these rules into your current program to make it more suitable for your particular body and goals.

Is this possible? Yes, but it will be much more difficult than losing fat. Even if you are doing everything right, it will still be difficult because you are fighting against what your body naturally prefers. If you are naturally thin, building an impressive physique involves persistence and determination, but no matter what anyone says, it is well within your ability. Good luck

General rules

Get the proper information that pertains to your SPECIFIC condition and goals

The first big problem I find in most people is the lack of correct information. Yes you are motivated and doing things, but your effort is wasted on incorrect dieting and training information.

Basically, skinny guys are taking advice from people who have never had a weight gain problem. Want to know how to gain weight? Then find someone who has walked your shoes, someone who has been where you are.

Set a specific goal and create a plan of attack

If you were to drive cross country to another city, would you just start driving randomly, or would you plan a route that would get you quickly and efficiently? Think of your plan as a road map and your goal as your destination.

Without a plan and a specific goal you will be without focus and can easily get lost or side tracked. This happens more often than you know. Many people in the gym just doing whatever, or just eating whatever, they have no plan or specific goal. They wonder why they don’t make progress. They have no focus.

Having a specific program to follow allows you to take action each day. This action is focused on specifically getting you to your destination quickly. There is no thinking, debating or guessing.

You just do it. A specific plan provides necessary daily structure that not only keeps you on the road moving forward, it also helps to develop good eating and training habits that will benefit you long after you have reached your destination.

Have confidence in yourself and belief in what you are doing

Let’s face it; we live in a cruel world. Hate and jealously is everywhere. For most people who begin a fitness program to improve themselves, getting started will be half the battle. The other half will be staying motivated throughout the constant onslaught of negativity from others. A few negative words can do serious damage if you allow it.

The most insulting things you hear may be from friends, co-workers and acquaintances at the gym. People hate change. It makes them insecure, because they suddenly discover there’s more to you than they were probably willing to admit. They fear that you may actually achieve your goal. It makes them look less “superior”.

Once you have begun your plan, you must have faith and believe in what you are doing. Stay focused and avoids overly critical or negative people. If you have to, keep your business to yourself.

It’s your life. It’s your body. It’s your dream. Don’t allow your success or failure to rest in the hands of others.