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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults should get a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise and two 20-minute strength training sessions every week. If you have a full-time job, it’s tempting to cram all of this into one monster workout on the weekend. Unfortunately, doing nothing all week and then playing sports or working out intensely for a few hours on Saturday is more likely to lead to injury than to improved fitness.
Weekend warriors, as they are called, especially as they get older, are prone to seven major types of injury. Of course one could turn to a more refined competitive activity like shuffleboards or snooker.Follow paulmbanks
Professional lacrosse is attracting fans at an unprecedented rate compared to the other major league games in the United States because it is a unique sport that echoes some of the features of the most popular team sports. The reason for its growing popularity as a major sport is that it a good fit as a spectator sport because it is a fast-paced game in a world that appears to be moving at an ever more rapid clip every year. Like football, lacrosse players wear helmets; like ice hockey, lacrosse players have masters the nuances of a long stick to score points into a goal; and, like soccer, lacrosse has similar aesthetics over a long field.Follow paulmbanks
It may seem early to be previewing a spring athletic event, but for a lot of horse racing fans the 2014 season has essentially concluded. Attention now starts to turn toward the first major competitions of 2015, and for those in the UK that means the Cheltenham Festival is already being marked on calendars. Taking place annually in early to mid-March, this festival is one of the first major horse racing events and celebrations each year. And if you’re keen on adding it to your live sports must-attend list in 2015, here are five things to do and see at Cheltenham.Follow paulmbanks
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KT Tape can help runners push through common injuries such as ankle sprain, muscle strains, shin splints, and turf toe, among others.
Kinesiology therapeutic (KT) tape is growing in popularity among professional athletes (such as the U.S. national soccer team) and amateur sports enthusiasts. There are an estimated 3.5 million sports injuries each year, according to the University of Rochester Medical Center.Follow paulmbanks
There are many possible reasons why you might have to take a drug test. Your job might require it, or you might be going through a program that requires testing. Athletes are often subject to drug tests, and so are members of the military. Drug testing can make people nervous because there are many misconceptions about the process. To fully understand these misconceptions, first check out these common drug testing procedures in the lab and then take a look at some of the most common fallacies below:Follow paulmbanks
Time for your daily Arturo Vidal is coming/not coming/maybe coming/definitely coming to Manchester United update. We’ll look at what
has been completed. Or not. Or maybe it has.
There’s media in three countries interested in this: Juventus () his current club, Chile (where he was a national for the Cup team) and United (England of course!)
One thing is for certain, no one can dispute this: the Arturo Vidal to Man United storyline will not go away.Follow paulmbanks
The Ohio Machine, an expansion team in Major League Lacrosse (MLL), qualified for the MLL playoffs with a 14-10 victory over the Florida Launch at Selby Stadium on Saturday in front of a sellout crowd of about 5,000.
The Machine, after inaugural campaigns of identical 2-14 records, surged to win five consecutive games in a row after a 3-6 start to their season. However, five of their six losses were by a combined seven goals.
The Machine started out a bit sluggishly, being down 1-0 halfway through the first period; however, they responded with four straight goals, two of which were scored by MML goal-scoring leader, Marcus Holman, to take a 4-1 lead and led at the end of the 1st period, 4-2.
Holman scored his third goal in the 2nd period and was assisted by two goals from Steele Stanwick to put the Machine up, 8-4 at halftime.
The Launch answered the bell in the 3rd period, posting three consecutive goals to narrow the gap to 8-7. However, Stanwick responded with a goal to close the 3rd period to put the Machine up, 9-7 at the end of the 3rd period.
In the 4th and final period, the Machine put away the Launch for good, scoring five goals, including Holman’s 4th goal of the evening, thus finishing the regular season as the MLL’s goal-scoring champ. Peter Baum completed the scoring with his 35 goal of the campaign.
The Machine will now face the Rochester Rattlers, who capped off an impressive campaign by soundly defeating the Boston Cannons, 18-8, which would have allowed the Machine to clinch the last playoff position without winning against the Launch. The Rattlers finished with a 10-4 record and will face the MLL’s hottest team in the Machine, who have won five in a row, including victories against the Rattlers in Rochester just two weeks ago as well as the 2nd place-finishing Denver Outlaws, in Overtime.
For the upstart Machine, this late-season surge and success allow them to carry momentum into next week’s slate against the Rattlers, which is scheduled for Saturday, August 16th at 3 P.M.Follow paulmbanks