Category: Sport

How to Choose Golf Clubs for Senior Players

Golf clubs for senior players

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Golf is one of the best sports that almost everyone can play. It can be played by people with different age, height or weight. But to play better at golf, you need a good set of clubs. And it is even more important when you are senior players. So a good golf clubs will be perfect for you. But it’s hard to choose which clubs is fit for you even when you are a senior player. So in this post, I’m going to guide you how to choose the best golf clubs for senior players.

The first thing to keep in mind is that senior players don’t care too much about the speed or power, they usually care more about precision.

Club set

The most recommended club set for the senior users are a hybrid club set. Common senior club sets are often designed with a good combination of wood and iron clubs. It gives the users more speed, power, and pre

Clubs set and head design

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cision at a lower effort. Normal golfers often feel comfortable with a set of 3 woods, 2 through 9 irons and three wedges.

 

Head design

The best clubs for senior users are those with a low center of gravity. In normal clubs, the center gravity usually is higher toward the club face. Senior golfers prefer those with the center of gravity down and toward the club face. This way, they have more control of the precision. Especially with older golfers, they can hit the ball higher without increasing the swinging speed.

The shaft

It is often forgotten when choosing a golf club, but don’t misjudge it by the look. A flex shaft can help you swing higher ball at a lower speed and power. But it doesn’t necessary for even senior golfer to own a shaft flex. If your swinging speed is more than 80 mph then you are fine with a normal shaft, but older people usually like shaft flex because of their convenient.

Perimeter weight

Perimeter weight

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It allows the manufacturer to add more weight and force to the club face. But senior users may find it disturbing because it makes their swing lose its power and flexibility. In situations when golfers find themselves in difficult stance, a club with perimeter weight can make their swing more smooth and powerful.

Conclusion

It is important for a senior player to find a good set of golf club. It can improve his (or her) technique better with them. And good golf clubs can also support the old golfers. They make their swing more power and precision. Each clubs are designed for their purpose, so there are really not a good club or a  bad club you only need to find the one that fit you. Remember, it’s not the clubs, it’s the golfers that are matter.

 

Run effectively with these simple tricks

Running Tricks

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Running, the most popular and maybe simplest form of exercise, anyone can do it, even a three-year old. Nevertheless, running with the correct form so as to reap the maximum benefits of it is something unknown to many people. And that is exactly the purpose of this article. If you want to run effectively, keep the following things in mind:

Stretching

To avoid any risk of unwanted injury, your body has to be flexible enough to deal with this highly physical activity. Hence, you will need to do some proper warm up in advance. This will get your body to loosen up its muscles and adapt to the upcoming workout intensity. Besides keeping the risk of injury close to zero, this will make the exercise much more effective.

Running stance

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Stance

Stance is how you run. The better it is the less energy you will expend and the more ground you can cover. The correct stance is to run with your back straight, your head up high and always keep your eyes on the direction you’re running. Unless you are running through a minefield, there is absolutely no reason to keep looking at the road constantly.

Leg movement

How you move your legs and how you land plays an important roles in determining the effectiveness of this workout. Your knee and your thigh, when in the air, should make up a right angle. As for landing, only the front of your feet will touch the ground. This is so that you run faster and have much less chance of contracting injury.

Another thing to pay attention to is the stride which is how far your leg can extend. If you understride, you will not run as fast as you want. If you overstride, though, you will get tired much faster and have a higher risk of injury as well. An easy test to know if you have a good stride or not is to count the number of strides you take in 30 seconds. If the number is from 42 and over, your stride is really good. Otherwise, shorten your stride to increase that number.

 

Legs movement

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Moving forwards

What I mean by this is that you should move in a straight line. Making side to side movement with the arms is unnecessary. The correct way to swing your arm is to swing your arm without crossing the imaginary vertical line dividing your body under any circumstances. Getting this correctly and you will move forwards with much better efficiency

Breathing

Breathing is an essential part of any exercise. By using the proper technique, you will inhale more oxygen and your endurance will be lengthened dramatically. The correct way is to use “belly breathing”, the way babies do it, rather than breathe using your chest. Using this correct technique, you will supply your body with more oxygen and thus, have more energy to burn.

The gear

Running gear

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You don’t need anything in particular for a short run. Just a pair of shorts, a T-shirt, a pair of shoes and a bottle of water for quick refill and you are good to go. For long distance running, however, your clothes must be sweat absorbent and tight fit to reduce the friction with the environment. This will fatigue kick in much later, which means you can go on much longer.

Note: If you have any feet problem, remember to buy a suitable pair of shoes to assist your feet. To help you with this problem, here is a list of the most suitable shoes for people with feet problem. This list contains  many types of shoes for plantar fasciitiss – plantarfasciitisshoesjudge, ankle and heel diseases and many more.

 

 

Home gym equipment 

Are you tired of driving back and forth to the gym just to get a workout? Are you looking to set up your own home gym? If the answer is yes, you have clicked on the right article. In this article, I will show you how to set up your personal gym, e.g which equipment to buy in order to make it a gym. Here are my suggestions.

Weight plates and barbell

The exercise combination with this device is endless and, therefore, deserves a first place in my list. You should buy 3 to 5 sets of different weights in case you get stronger. You should also look for a rubber coated, hexagon shaped dumbbell as it will prevent the dumbbells from rolling around and prevent any damage to the floor if you accidentally drop them.

Of course you will need something to attach those plate to and hence, the barbell. You should buy a sturdy one, preferably Olympic standard as this will train you the most. You should also buy a barbell with a diameter suitable for your hands so that you can hold it more easily.

Power rack

A versatile piece of equipment. With this piece of equipment, you can combine it with many types exercise, from weightlifting, parallel bar to even pull up. Besides, it will be of great help when you want to practice heavier weightlifting or leg exercises since there are no one to help you when you are training at home.

Weight bench

A device great more a diverse range of exercise. You could use it for ab training, weight training or even attach a pull up bar to it and many more. You could choose from the list of the best weight benches on the market or you could just buy used one for economic purpose.

A jumping rope

This thing will give you a hell of a cardio workout with all the up and down motion. It also works on your coordination as well. If you are new to this form of exercise, any type of rope will do just fine. If you are more advanced, get a light weight rope to train your speed and a heavier one to train your power.

Trampoline

A fun and very effective exercise. Rebounding on a trampoline will seriously train your body balance and coordination as you will need to use all body parts to stay standing on a trampoline. It will also train the muscle area from your stomach down to your feet

A stereo system

It does nothing directly but it helps keep you going for longer. Research shows that with the right music playing in the background, you will train much more effectively and much longer as well. This is because your heart will beat to the rhythm of the music in play.

That should be everything you are going to need in my opinion. If you have anything more to add, please leave a comment below. Thank you for reading this.