Strength Before Cardio: It’s Not a Universal Law

As information has started to become readily available both online and offline, the one niche that has been most searched is the health and fitness segment. It affects every demographic, age group and sector. Every person wants to stay healthy, positive and live a stronger and more positive for life. This makes him look for every possible way to keep it like that. With gyms and fitness centres mushrooming everywhere, workout knowledge is starting to get a lot more attention. Continue reading “Strength Before Cardio: It’s Not a Universal Law”

The Science of Modern Fitness

 

You could be hitting the weights, running, cycling, yoga training, or any number of other forms of keeping fit. Whether it’s for sports or just a great set of abs, people serious about fitness today are always looking for the edge. If you’re in search of an energy-boosting diet to shed fat for good, or a new cross-training routine to shave a minute off your mile time, look to the science behind modern fitness or take some courses in fitness available in Sydney.
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Top Selling Running Shoes

It’s essential to invest in a pair of proper running shoes if you want to run regularly. Shoes designed for runners serve two main purposes:

  1. Protect you from injury – by absorbing the impact on your feet and body.
  2. Maximise forward speed – by providing traction to grip the ground well.

 The various types of running shoes are shown below:

Motion control running shoes:

These shoes are suited for feet that roll inward too much, or overpronate. They are designed in such a way to reduce or control the excess rolling action of the foot and act as shock absorbers too. These shoes tend to be fairly heavy but at the same time are durable. The features of motion control running shoes include a polyurethane mid-sole and carbon rubber out-sole for durability.

Cushioned running shoes:

In the case of runners whose feet do not roll inward or outwards, cushioned running shoes are important. This is because it is the rolling movement that helps absorb the shock that would otherwise be sent through the joints to the spine. The cushioning is designed to reduce the shock when the foot hits the ground.

Stability running shoes:

These shoes are a compromise between motion control and cushioned shoes.  They provide a cushioning, medial support and durability. They tend to prevent excess motion and are suitable for those runners who have normal arches and require some medial support and good durability.

Lightweight running shoes:

These shoes are lighter and more responsive than standard trainers and may have varying degrees of cushioning and/or stability, but they are too lightweight to be classed as motion control shoes. These are ideal for fast-paced training or racing.

Some of the top selling shoes from the Kalenji brand are:

Kalenji ELIOFEET Man:

These shoes are so lightweight that you won’t even notice them. The shoe comes with a highly useful strap which allows for easy tightening/ loosening of it. The Kalenji Eliofeet is made up of a breathable 3D mesh with double synthetic coating which provides a high degree of comfort while running. Another important feature of this shoe is that they are equipped with a textured sole which offers extra grip and also a sock liner which is designed for optimum foot comfort. The Eliofeet is equipped with the CS technology which provides optimum absorption and distribution of shock waves for high-performance.

Available at www.sports365.in for Rs. 2,901(discount of 17%)

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Newfeel Many Lightweight Walking Shoes:

These shoes which are available in multiple colour combinations are suitable for both men and women. The Newfeel Many LightWeight Walking Shoes can be used for dual purposes. Besides being ideal for running and walking, theses shoes can also be used for casual outings. The shoes are composed of a stitched canvas panel which adds to the glamour quotient. The textured hard sole gives you the grip that will keep you balanced when you walk on rough surfaces. Made from a combination of the finest canvas and rubber, these shoes take style to another level and do not compromise on the comfort aspect as they are provided with a padded foot bed.

Available at www.sports365.in for Rs.649

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Kalenji ELIORUN:

The Kalenji ELIORUN is well suited for both the experienced runner as well as the novice who is looking for a comfortable run. It is an extremely light-weight and appealing pair of running shoes which is suitable for use in any kind of environment. The Eliorun relies on the CS cushioning concept, comprising an EVA ring at the heel which helps shock absorption over the long term. Since it is provided with an ergonomic sock liner, the shoe ranks very high in the comfort aspect.

Available at www.sports365.in for Rs. 4893 (discount of 5%)

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Kalenji Ekiden 50:

The Kalenji Ekiden 50 satisfies all the qualities which are desired while looking for a pair of running shoes: arch support, cushioning and superior comfort. These light-weight shoes come with a side strap which provides extra support. An important feature of these shoes is the breathable synthetic mesh which allows for a good air circulation. The composition of the shoe is as follows- the upper part is made up of mesh and synthetic, the midsole has injection-moulded EVA foam which aids in shock absorption and consists of a rubber outsole.

Available at www.sports365.in for Rs.1199

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Choose from a wide range of running shoes at www.sports365.in from all the top brands such as Kalenji, Nivia and NewFeel. We bring these shoes to you at amazing discounts thus making it easier for you to stay fit!

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Vettel Surges Ahead.

Vettel’s Canadian GP victory was a much awaited accomplishment as he has never won here before. Ferrari’s Feranndo Alonso and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton placed second and third respectively. Although the race weekend was off to a rainy start, which caused the qualifying to be somewhat of a challenge, Vettel stormed past the rest of the racers and was able to secure the best spot on the grid. An impressive performance by Valtteri Bottas of the William’s team put him at third place on the grid after qualifying. He was in the top four in all parts of the qualifying and showed excellent knack and control to deliver this career-defining performance. However, Bottas was not able to keep this up on Race day as he was pushed to fifth position at the start of the race.

Sebastian Vettel’s pole position at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve also indicate that the 26 year-old could be well on his way to equal or even surpass Michael Schumacher’s record of seven World Championships. Surprisingly, securing second place was more of a tussle with former world champions Alonso and Hamilton battling it out to come in after Vettel. The race saw Alonso win second place and Hamilton came in after him. Nico Rosberg the other Mercedes racer finished 5th behind Red Bull’s Mark Webber.

Vettel’s maiden Canadian GP victory.

Kimi Raikkonen who has been racing consistently didn’t do too well in the Canadian GP. In the fifth lap itself he dropped to tenth position. After a delay in the pits on lap 23 the Finn slipped to 14th position. Webber made an early pit stop in Lap 14 which slightly altered the day’s running. It pushed Alonso t fourth position and Webber was able to make it out of the pits comfortable ahead of Bottas which kept him in fifth place while Bottas slid back to sixth. Two laps later and the race leader , Vettel and Alonso both make a pit stop for a change of tyres. Meanwhile Force India’s Paul Di Resta who was racing on a one-stop strategy was eighth as of lap 17 after having started 17th on the grid.

The race became interesting from Lap 28 to 30, where the focus was on Alosno, Webber and Nico Rosberg. With Alonso on Webber’s tail, and Webber dangerously close to Rosberg , the pressure on Nico Rosberg must have been immense. In Lap 29 Webber tries to overtake Rosberg while Alonso plays it safe to take advantage of any opening that might arise. Finally in lap 30 Webber makes a quick surge past Rosberg and Alonso sees an opportunity to over take him on the start-finish stretch which leaves Rosberg in fifth position. By Lap 32 it is evident that Vettel will have a comfortable victory and enable the Red Bull team to cross of one more victory on their list. He maintains a 17.6 second lead over Hamilton. He pits in Lap 50 only to emerge with comfortable lead with 20 laps remaining.

Vettel’s maiden win at the Montreal Circuit has given him a good lead where the championship points are concerned. He leads with 132 points, followed by Alonso who has 96 points and Raikkonen with 88. If you are looking for some exclusive F1 caps, F1 jackets and F1 jerseys shop for Force India jackets and caps  and jerseys on our online store. www.sports365.in can meet all your sports and fitness requirements, shop with us and avail amazing offers!

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Well into the F1 season, Vettel was able to make his maiden Canadian GP win. The race results with Alonso second and Hamilton third have given the 26-year-old Vettel a good lead in the championship points.

From M S Dhoni to Roger Federer:The inevitable truth of failure and struggle to become the best.

(Article contributed through S365-GBP by Apeksha H A)

Failure will happen if you will live your life. But how many times can a person fail?  It doesn’t matter how many times one fails, what MATTERS is how many times someone had the chance to quit and he didn’t, because winners make the most errors as they NEVER quit. Bearing that in mind, here are some prime examples of the above statement:

1. 4 Years of struggle, 4 Years of agonizing defeats against Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal before Novak Djokovic finally became World No. 1 in tennis. Conversely, 5 years of constant anguish, pain of living under the curse of not living up to his potential hung around his name and one life changing tragedy is what made Roger Federer the player he is today.

Djokovic and Federer at Wimbledon, 2012
Djokovic and Federer at Wimbledon, 2012

2. Rejection from the high school basketball team, working hard daily to prove everyone wrong, becoming famous and then struggling and failing in the baseball minor League before appreciating what he had in reality is the story of the greatest basketball player ever- Michael Jordan.

One of the greatest basketball players of all time-Michael Jordan
One of the greatest basketball players of all time-Michael Jordan

3. From a ticket collector in Indian Railways to cycling around the town of Kharagpur to playing with tennis balls on cricket grounds, no one who had played with Mahendra Singh Dhoni even had the slightest idea that the lad from a small town of India will go on to become the best Indian Captain ever.

One of the finest captains of the India cricket team-M S Dhoni
One of the finest captains of the India cricket team-M S Dhoni

4. Nobody gets up 6 am in the morning to play ball, But Ernie DiGregorio did and at twelve years of age,he started practicing 9-10 hours a day by himself. They could have cut his right hand off and he would have played one handed.That is why in-spite of his physical limitations: small height, chunky, slow with short arms, chubby fingers and no jumping ability – he still became NBA rookie of the year.

Ernie DiGregorio became rookie of the year despite physical limitations
Ernie DiGregorio became rookie of the year despite physical limitations

There are many examples like this all around not only in the field of sports but everywhere with people who have struggled early in on their career before going on to become the best in their field. Contrary to the popular belief that the great people have had an easy life and how each and every one of us wished to be lucky enough like them and become great like our favorite sports person, the above examples are just to show the opposite. Nobody has an easy life, not even the greats themselves. They have struggles just like a normal human being, each and every day of their lives. Struggle is an inevitable part of life and it will be foolish to escape from its clutches because it is these struggles which can make you great or break you in pieces.

So what is it that separates these great ones from normal human beings? It is the ability to get back up again when they have failed. Life will knock us down but we can always choose whether or not to get up again and strive towards the goals with double intensity. Failure and Struggle will always be there in every journey. In the words of JK Rowling: “You might never fail on the scale I did. But it is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by default.”

Are you looking for that first push to be something great on the sports field? Check out www.sports365.in for some great sports equipment, from tennis racquets and cricket bats to much more. We deal with some of the best local and international brands too. Shop with us and avail some great offers. Apart from this we also handle sports infrastructure needs, and you can read more about in a message from our director, Mahesh Bhupathi.