Sports anecdote Sports anecdote - Archive for 2015-12

Sports anecdote Sports anecdote - Archive for 2015-12

Posted December 31st, 2015 by James Bucher

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There are many fitness benefits to swimming. By making it seem

like the body weighs much less than it actually does, swimming

is the perfect alternative for those who are not capable of

performing other types of exercises and activities. Individuals

with a spinal cord injury, for example, are able to strengthen

their muscles through swimming when they may not possess the

strength to walk. By establishing exercise routines in the ...› Continue reading

Triathlon has given you sports injuries? Ouch!

Posted December 30th, 2015 by James Bucher

Sports Injuries Can Sideline Your Training

More than any other single event (except maybe for the grousing

spouse), sports injuries account for more triathletes having to

pull out of their Triathlon plans. Because triathletes are

basically in training year round, a sports injury can really put

a dent in their Triathlon training.

Learn how to treat your sports injuries

For any training injury, follow the RICE method to treat it.

RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.

Treadmills - Get Fit Stay Fit

Posted December 29th, 2015 by James Bucher

Your exercise program could benefit from the use of treadmills.

Using a treadmill provides a wonderful cardiovascular workout

for your heart, your lungs, and your circulation. There low

impact on your joints, which makes it easier and less painful to

Pregnant women will get an excellent workout. Its low impact and

cardiovascular nature it builds endurance which will no doubt

help during labor. The lower end models are not expensive and

treadmills are easy to use. Using a treadmill ...› Continue reading

Fitness Goal Secrets Revealed Here for the First Time

Posted December 28th, 2015 by James Bucher

Lets talk a little about achieving your fitness goal.

Everybody finds it hard to arrange time to do various day to day

chores or tasks, including your muscle and fitness training.

Just follow these steps to help you get more out of each day in

your workout routine, or any other part of your life for that

matter. These steps will help you achieve your muscle and

I have found that the more I struggle with my daily life the

harder it is to get anything out of what I do. In other ...› Continue reading

Posted December 27th, 2015 by James Bucher

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Posted December 26th, 2015 by James Bucher

As the ‘madness’ winds down, I find myself having to eat crow.

Illinois is for real (I still stand by Carolina winning it all)

but the fighting Illini are a much better team than I had given

As the NFL draft approaches the rumor mill spins out of control.

Two rumors making the rounds that I like however are the

proposed Philip Rivers to San Francisco for the number one pick;

and the Vikings trading first round spots with the Browns. ...› Continue reading

Novice''s Guide to On-line Sports Betting

Posted December 25th, 2015 by James Bucher

Sports betting is not a game!

Well, to many people sports betting is first class excitement as

well as great entertainment, but you should always keep in mind

that the betting industry is not here to entertain you - the

bookmakers want your money and punters (gamblers) want to beat

the bookies. That is the simple truth of betting; still you can

have great fun betting if you control your stakes in a sensible

manor and of course win more than you lose! Both tasks are

easier said than done, but ...› Continue reading

Muscle and Fitness -- The First Key To Achieving Your Goals

Posted December 24th, 2015 by James Bucher

Lets discuss what I term as ''Muscle and Fitness -- The First Key''

In a previous article, I went through the ''Three Keys To

Success'' in any muscle and fitness regime that you use.

Remember -- ''BE - DO - HAVE''?

If you missed this article, you can get it here... Fitness Goal

If you''ve read it, here''s just a very quick overview of what it

1. Decide what you want to HAVE. What are your goals?

2. Decide what the necessary steps are, that you must DO to

Posted December 23rd, 2015 by James Bucher

In an article by a well known "functional/core exercise"

proponent, there is an attempt to affiliate the concepts of

microscopic life of the amoeba with human cellular processes,

and "functional training" when the author claims: "Movement,

survival and the optimal functioning of the organism all go hand

in hand." This statement opens a door for the author as he links

"movement" with "function," together with the concept of

"optimal." He then claims that there is a link between

Posted December 22nd, 2015 by James Bucher

Heading into the combines, the biggest story will definitely be

Maurice Clarett, and how he can rebound from last year’s

disaster. (Regardless of how his combine goes, keep in mind that

before Adrian Peterson this year, Clarett was the best freshman

running back in decades.) If Clarett goes past the first day of

the draft he will be a steal.

Speaking of the Draft; LB Derrick Johnson out of Texas is my

favorite player coming out this year. He will have an immediate

impact, especially if he ...› Continue reading

Trials and Tribulations of a fitness trainer

Posted December 21st, 2015 by James Bucher

Feeling like the NASA rover, Spirit, I started January

triumphant. Ah, that quest for perfection, that ever burning

flame that drives us onward to test the perimeters of our well

being/existence. Especially after lolling in holiday bliss. I

was energized and fortified, with a couple of extra pounds to

propel me with extra fire power. Running in the mountains of our

upstate home, coming home and working out religiously and

tending to the perfect diet another example of perfect ...› Continue reading

Posted December 20th, 2015 by James Bucher

The subject of financial investment is such a wide and varied

area. We all know (or should know), that investing surplus funds

is a sound idea; nothing new there. If you make the decision to

invest, what investment options do you have?

1. Property - unit, house, holiday house, commercial property, a

2. Shares - stock options, different stock investment sectors

such as small capitalisation mining companies, international or

How to Keep Your Body Fit

Posted December 19th, 2015 by James Bucher

Fitness is just as imperative as health. As a matter of fact,

fitness is linked directly with your health. If you are not

taking care of your body, you will get sick. Here are some great

suggestions that will help you to keep your body fit:

It is a sad thing that many people do not take advantage of this

excellent option for exercise. Bike riding exercise your body

and build a stronger cardiovascular system. Also, it allows you

to get out and enjoy nature and fresh air.

5 Myths About Sports Conditioning That Are Holding You Back

Posted December 18th, 2015 by James Bucher

In life we are surrounded by numerous myths and half-truths, the

Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot, UFOs in Roswell, and Crop Circles

just to name a few. No one quite knows if any of these things

really exists or if they are just stories told by people for

purposes only they know. Sports conditioning has much in common

Over the past several months, I have answered a gamut of

questions from numerous Revolution players with topics ranging

Changes in the Face of Fitness

Posted December 17th, 2015 by James Bucher

Yes, there have been changes in the face of fitness. Literally…

the changes, are on my face! This is, yet another true

confession of a lifestyle fitness coach. During Augusts

marginally sweltering heat, while most were off in vacation

bliss and splendor, the heat of drums were heard in NYC. All who

were in the know awaited the results of your trulys''

LIPOSUCTION! What''s that? Liposuction! you say! On a trainer, no

less! Well, it wasn''t your usual Nichole Smith kind of slimming

Posted December 16th, 2015 by James Bucher

As the NBA reaches the midseason point most of the talk is of

the MVP race, with many tabbing Steve Nash as the early

favorite. My question is can a guy who is not even the best

player on his team win the MVP? (Shawn Marion is the best player

on the Suns.) Yes I will concede Nash deserves some credit for

making the players around him even better, and lifting the team

to another level. But where would the Cavs be without Lebron

James, or would the Heat even be a playoff team, let alone the

Confessions of a Personal Fitness Trainer

Posted December 14th, 2015 by James Bucher

As your personal fitness trainer my passion is to teach, coach,

understand, push, prod, cajole, investigate, research and apply,

over and over… As a ‘Fitness Role Model’…well…I feel vulnerable

with weakness, so, in hopes we can all learn, from my own

weakness, here goes…My Confession. Last year I had a number of

clients who started stubbornly on the Atkins diet despite my

warnings. Immediately I saw almost profound results in their

weight loss. I reminded them it was the loss of ...› Continue reading

Some Great Ideas on Staying Fit

Posted December 13th, 2015 by James Bucher

Physical exercise is something that you need to do on a regular

basis. If you’re looking for examples of great fitness exercises

to try out, you’ll find them on our site.

A regular exercise program of either running, walking, cycling,

swimming, aerobics or any other physical exercise helps to

improve the efficiency of the human body in many ways. A healthy

exercise regimen can help strengthen the body physically, as

well as make you more confident and help you avoid some ...› Continue reading

Posted December 12th, 2015 by James Bucher

I saw a horse race once where the winner was not declared until

the race people had a chance to look at the �•photo finish.”

Boy was it close. There was a bout 3 inches difference between

What could that second place horse have done in that mile or so

of endeavor? What little bit extra could have won that race? How

much extra energy or endurance did that horse need? 5%, 10%??

For three inches in a mile race, the horse needed less than 5%

Getting Fit With A Smooth Treadmill

Posted December 11th, 2015 by James Bucher

Treadmills are one of the most popular fitness machines

available today, viewed consistently as a straightforward piece

of equipment that can provide a good workout for everyone,

regardless of their fitness level. And though treadmill workouts

are sometimes viewed as a little predictable, there are a huge

variety of great machines available that offer an array of

features than can bring a real element of challenge to a

workout. A Smooth treadmill, for example, combines power and

Muscle Fitness - Can Yoga Make You Stronger?

Posted December 10th, 2015 by James Bucher

Many people wonder if yoga can improve their muscle fitness.

They recognize that yoga can help reduce stress and increase

flexibility, but when it comes to increasing muscle fitness,

they think it might be a little too ''weak'' to do the job. The

fact is that yoga can definitely make you stronger.

A study was conducted at the University of California at Davis.

Ten college ''coach potatoes'' adopted a yoga routine for eight

weeks. Each week, they attended from two to four classes during

How to keep yourself Fit on Vacations

Posted December 9th, 2015 by James Bucher

Are you worried, about missing your daily workout routine?

Yes???. Vacations should be fun and fun can be increased if you

Pre-vacation planning can help you and your family to stick to

healthy lifestyle activities and enjoy their time off. Encourage

them to research the following while making their plans to have

~ Is there an exercise area and swimming pool? ~ What additional

recreational activities are available? - biking trails, ...› Continue reading

Posted December 7th, 2015 by James Bucher

Any fitness program is incomplete without the timely

measurements to monitor Your Progress. The only way to know if

your mass or fat loss program is successful is by monitoring

your measurements, weight and body fat levels.

''One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.''

- Admiral Grace Hopper, U.S. Navy

Depending on the program, I recommend that everyone take their

body fat levels every 1-2 weeks.

There''s a lot that these readings reveal to a ...› Continue reading

The Health Benefits of Walking for Exercise

Posted December 6th, 2015 by James Bucher

Walking for exercise is a purposeful, brisk walk specifically

designed for the purpose of improving health. It is one of the

best and cheapest forms of exercise. If you want to improve your

general health and keep fit, or if you want to reduce your

weight, walking is a good place to start.

Walking keeps you fit and helps you take off extra weight and

keep it off. It''s cheap, it''s simple and almost anybody can do

it. Walking has a multitude of health benefits for everyone.

Here are some of its ...› Continue reading

How To PIck A Fitness Trainer

Posted December 5th, 2015 by James Bucher

There is nothing like having your very own personal trainer!

Where else do you get the opportunity to consistently meet with

someone and every moment of every session its - all about you?

Where the purpose of every session is help you not just to look

better but also to feel better!

Picking the right trainer for you and your health needs requires

some basic knowledge of the fitness field. Both the American

College Of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and The National Strength and

Why Fitness Equipment Must Be A Vital Part Of Your Health

Posted December 4th, 2015 by James Bucher

Fitness equipment is playing a vital role in the National Health

Campaign. A successful nation needs healthy citizens. It is no

secret that the sedentary lifestyle has taken a heavy toll on

Many citizens who could not manage daily walking or jogging

schedules have found secret of health in exercise machines and

Thousands of companies are contributing to the National Health

Campaign by producing affordable fitness equipment that the

people can use to ...› Continue reading

Posted December 1st, 2015 by James Bucher

"If you and I want to change our behavior, there is only one

effective way to do it: we must link unbearable and immediate

sensations of pain to our old behavior, and incredible and

immediate sensations of pleasure to a new one." - Anthony

Why isn''t every person who wants to be fit and healthy

exercising on a consistent basis? If we know what we should be

doing, then why aren''t we doing it consistently? Fitness

Motivation Coach Lisa Nordquist calls this "The ...› Continue reading

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