Riding My Bike to the Countryside

My old bikeI rode my old bike again this morning. I left at 6:20, after watching a quite entertaining football match on TV, Real Zaragoza versus FC Barcelona. Thank God Barcelona won the game, so I got no more disappointment after watching Arsenal beaten in FA Cup last night. The weather was so cold when I left home, but unlike last mornings, it didn’t rain. I brought my breakfast in my "The Killers" bag and enough money to buy newspaper and mineral water. I planned to have my breakfast at the countryside, far from the city’s polluted air. Hmmm.. emoticon Continue reading


Futsal Tips !!

Futsal playersFew mistakes in youth futsal for newly formed teams:

1. Short rosters. Teams have short roster to have more playing time. This is not the spirit of Futsal. In Futsal coaches should replace players often to get the most of their energy and coach them while they are out.

2. Excessive kicking. Futsal is not a kicking sport. It is a moving and getting close to the goal.

3. Bad transition from attack to defense and vice-versa. When your team has possession all players attack. Immediately when the ball is lost all players defend. If you have to tie your shoes ask the coach to sub you.

4. Dead zone players. Players that don’t move get in a dead zone. If a coach perceives a player in a dead zone the coach should replace the player immediately and talk to him. Either the player is tired or don’t understand the game.

5. Giving up. Do not look at the score board, a goal can be scored in 2 seconds in Futsal. If you think that your game is lost because you are loosing by 5 or 6 goals you are mistaken.

6. Not using the goalie as a 5th player when available. Use the goalie when you can. The goalie becomes the fifth player and gives an edge. If the opposing player goes after the goalie the goalie passes to the open player. If the goalie can’t pass he can kick to get rid of the ball after 4 seconds of possession.

7. Over committing on the last minute. When players see the clock on the last minute they get desperately on the attack. The odds are that they will get scored against. This tactics of over committing should be used only when the game or tournament is completely lost.

8. Marking. Futsal is dynamic and so is marking players.. A front player walking back slowly should be replaced immediately.

9. Goalie bouncing the ball to players. Goalie should roll the ball as close to the floor as possible because it is easier for the player receiving the ball to control.

10. Slow ball reposition. The fastest the ball is played after a game stop the better is for your team.

11. Distracted players. Players should have the eye on the ball as close to 100% of the time as possible.

12. Controlling the ball with the side of the feet. in Futsal the ball is controlled with the bottom of the feet.

13. Players loosing focus. There is no time in Futsal for getting upset. Getting upset with a play or the referee may cost your team dearly. If you don’t have the focus the odds are that your team will suffer.

14. Physical games. Futsal is skills; it is not a physical game. Instead of play physical players need to focus on the game.

15. Playing Futsal just to enhance skills. To benefit from Futsal you have to understand the spirit of the game.

16. Lack of movement. When attacking, players should be moving constantly. Rotation is highly desirable. When attacking, players need to be constantly looking for open space.


Other tips:

1. The kick start is a forward kick. Place the receiving player close enough so he can get the ball before the opponent.

2. Place the ball on the line and have your body outside of the field to restart a play after the ball goes out of the boundaries.

3. The goalie must use his hands for a goal clearance.

4. The opponent player should allow 5 yards in a kick in play.

5. When the goalie throws the ball it must hit his own court or a second player before it hits the opposing court.

6. There are no shoulder charges, slides or even play the ball when you are down allowed in Futsal.


Source: Tri-Valley Futsal
Picture taken from http://www.futsal.com

Protein in Body Building Recipes – Disadvantages of Excessive Protein

BMS ProteinOne of the most common misconceptions when making your body building recipes is that you have to considerably increase your protein intake to build up those muscles. Some people even go to extremes, such that their whole diet becomes composed purely of protein.

As opposed to what most people believe, taking too much protein can give more harm to your body than good. Too much protein in your body building recipes can put a lot of stress on your body organs, specifically your kidneys.

When you have too much protein in your body building recipes, your body produces a lot of ketones, which are toxic to the body. The kidneys then have to work harder to excrete the ketones out of the body. While your kidneys are working overtime to excrete the excess ketones, your body also loses water. If your body loses too much water, especially if you sweat a lot when you exercise, you can get dehydrated. Dehydration makes you lose electrolytes and result in weakness, dizziness, and occasionally arrhythmias.

Good body building recipes are composed of a balance of carbohydrates, fats and protein in the diet. An important thing to remember when making your body building recipes is that you will not be able to increase your muscle mass by merely increasing your protein intake. It is also imperative that you increase your total caloric intake.

While using your body building recipes, you will also have to increase your exercise level. A 1992 study revealed that if you increase both your protein and caloric intake but maintain your activity level, you will gain muscle mass, but you will also gain fat at the same time.

When making your body building recipes, don’t just follow the hype. Remember that to be able to build muscle mass, it is important to keep your body healthy and functioning effectively.


By Anthony Lee
Source: Articlesbase
Picture taken from Body-town.de

Muscle Building Facts You Didn’t Know

BodyBuilderMuscle building is a great experience and also a hobby that is highly recommended, since it is rewarding and also gives you some really great benefits; such as better look, increased strength, improved confidence and overall, a healthy body. It is a known fact that muscle is much more attractive than fat. Muscle building and fat loss go hand in hand. Muscle building helps in improving your actual physique along with overall health. There are many health benefits to muscle building. The mass of muscle is approximately half as big as the mass of fat deposits.

Don’t be surprised if you are exercising in order to lose weight but actually end up gaining weight. It is not a shocking or bad thing really and there is no reason to be sad about it. Such weight gain means you are building muscle mass and you will look much better than you were before. You will look slimmer around your waist. Muscle building includes burning calories very rapidly. Muscles tend to use energy, but fat just stores it. So when you have more muscles, you will tend to burn more energy and maintain a healthy body weight more easily.

In order to gain maximum benefits, it is not essential to build a lot of muscle mass. According to study, building five pounds of muscle mass will make you healthier and provide ability to fight off disease. Just thirty minutes thrice a week is enough to reach your goal.

The most obvious and common ways to muscle building is weight lifting. But there are other ways by which you can improve muscle building. They are running, swimming and even just brisk walking. Brisk walking actually means walking rapidly.

Another essential fact about muscle building is diet maintenance. If you are lean and wish to develop a better physique, you will definitely need to maintain a good diet. So, you will need to change your eating habits in order to maintain your newfound looks. Even lean people can gain a lot. Hence you should eat healthier diet, which will help you to improve your physical and mental health and allow you to have more strength and energy to do things.


By Thomas Webb
Source: www.articlesbase.com
Picture taken from iStockphoto