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SUPPLEMENTS – what to take, what to skip

A frequently asked question is what customers should take for weight loss, muscle mass, recovery… in order to progress in training process. Most in fact seeking a shortcut to success through “adequate” supplementation. We will try to explain this phenomenon through the upcoming text.

We shall pay more attention to recreation and people who do not have much experience with training, nutrition and supplementation, and they who would have to devote a little more intense physical activity. We assume that those who are a little longer in fitness industry, know the effects of this supplement on the human body and how they should be consumed.

Pharma industry, which includes the production of supplements for a training, course aimed to sell more products. So than when you walk into a store that sells supplements, you do not know what to look before you buy something, and a majority of them is effectively moot. There are very few things that actually do have effects. A lot of nutrients such as L-Carnitine ( “increases energy and accelerates the burning fat”) body produced in sufficient quantities – how much can you use it, the body is saturated with carnitine and automatically eliminate excess, so you extra entry will not help in achieving results. The same things is with Fat Burners, which are the most commonly asked question. Most of them contain a large dose of caffeine or ephedrine that can cause unwanted effects and special effects on the heart. A large number of products have a negative effect on the liver, especially for beginners in which body has not created a strong defensive position on the introduction of new nutrients in large quantities.

Supplementation for recovering the body, especially the muscles after intense training certainly makes sense, as prevention of catabolism, degradation of muscle fibers, regeneration and recovery of the same. This includes Proteins that we have in different flavors and shapes. Glutamine (amino acid that is used for binding proteins in the muscles and prevent catabolism), BCAA (essential amino acids), Omega 3 fatty acids (reducing bad cholesterol levels) … fall into a desirable form of additional and adequate supplementation for more effective training. For beginners and amateurs the best option is to use a high-quality diet or a diet your body recover from training, prepare the body for the next or decrease the weight and bring his line to perfection. There is a various natural sources of vitamins, minerals, protein, caffeine…

Think with your head, find out the right places with the right experts, develop a plan and program of activities and diet, and be persistent in achieving goals. Remember everything takes time and patience, and that every shortcut has negative consequences.

3D BODY SCANNING and FITNESS – Lugano Conference

Imao sa čast da prisustvujem i budem deo organizacije najprestižnije 3D Body Scanning Konferencije, koja se održala prošlog meseca u Švajcarskoj u gradu Luganu, u organizaciji kompanije Hometrica Consulting. Renomirane firme iz svih delova sveta kao i razni Univerziteti imali su priliku da predstave svoje projekte i inovacije na polju 3D Body Scanning Tehnologija. Primena ovih tehnologija je posebno zastupljena u medicini, plastičnoj hirurgiji, modi, tekstilnoj industriji, filmu… ali za mene i za ovaj portal najbitnijoj oblasti Fitnesu, Zdravlju i Sportu. Ukratko ćemo u ovom tekstu predstaviti najinteresantnije inovacije i budućnost 3d Body Skenera.

I had the honor to attend and be a part of organization one of the prestigious 3D Body Scanning Conference, which was held last month in Switzerland in Lugano, organized by Hometrica Consulting. Renowned companies from all over the world as well as various universities had the opportunity to present their projects and innovations in the field of 3D Body Scanning Technology. The application of these technologies is particularly represented in medicine, plastic surgery, fashion, textiles, film … but for me and for this portal the most important field is Fitness, Health and Sports. We briefly in this paper to present the most interesting innovations and the future of 3D Body Scanner.

Između ostalih, izdvojila su se predavanja (the lecture is): 

  • Adapted Performance Sportswear – FTI Lab, University College Ghent, Ghent, Belgium 
  • Towards Developing a Method for Identifying Static Compression Levels of Seamless Sports Bras using 3D Body Scanning – Adriana C. GOREA, Fatma BAYTAR Iowa State University, Ames (IA), USA 
  • Changes in the Volume and Circumference of the Torso, Leg and Arm after Cycling in the Heat Determined Using 3D Whole Body Scanners –  Department of Human Movement Sciences, Faculty of Behaviour and Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, MOVE Research Institute Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • A Parametric Model of Shoulder Articulation for Virtual Assessment of Space Suit Fit –  NASA Johnson Space Center, TX, USA 
  • The Cycle of the Shape Descriptor Suite: When do People Become Overweight? –  Novaptus Systems Inc., Chesapeake VA, USA; 2 The Hague Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center, Norfolk VA, USA 
  • Analysis of Tight Fit Clothing 3D Construction –  University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology, Zagreb, Croatia; 2 University of Maribor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Maribor, Slovenia 

Pored predavanja održala se i praktična prezentacija skenera i njihova primena. Vodeće svetske kompanije kao što su BOTSPOT, SIZESTREAM, CAESAR, STYKU i druge su predstavile i pokazale kako se upotrebljavaju skeneri i koje benefite na ljudski organizam imaju, kroz poboljšanje performansi kod sportista do konstantnih i učestalih praćenja promena u organizmu kod rekreativaca (procenat telesnih masti, količinu vode, obime delova tela, visceralne masti i rizik od srčanih oboljenja, gustina kostiju, telesna težina…). Skeneri mogu na osnovu dobijenih parametara i učestalosti fizičke aktivnosti, da veoma precizno predvide nivo napredka i vreme za koje se mogu ostvariti zadati ciljevi. Veoma precizni rezultati i snimci pomoću mikro kamera mogu pomoći profesionalnim sportistima: kod mišićnog disbalansa, kod oporavka, kod preciznog izvođenja zadatog pokreta i unapređenja tehnike izvođenja.

In addition to lectures took place and practical presentation scanners and their applications. Leading global companies such as BOTSPOT, SIZESTREAM, CAESAR, INTERFACE and others are presented and shown how to use scanners and benefits on the human body they have, by improving the performance of athletes to constant and frequent monitoring of changes in the organism with the amateurs (percentage of body fat , the amount of water, volumes parts of the body, visceral fat and risk of heart disease, bone density, body weight …). Scanners can be based on the parameters and frequency of physical activity, envisages very precise level of progress and the time for which they can achieve set goals. Very accurate results and capture using micro cameras can help professional athletes: for muscle imbalances, for recovery, higher precision in performing a given movement, and improving the techniques involved.

Poseban utisak je ostavila kompanija BOTSPOT sa svojim OPTAone modelom koji ima mogućnost da u komori snima objekte od najsitnijih do veoma velikih dimenzija (min 80 x 80 x 80 mms do max 2200 x 1200 x 1200 mms), rezolucija max 16k, vreme skeniranja  0,01 sec, 64 senzora, 2 x 32 po 20,4 MPS sa 30 x optičkim zumom. Cela konstrukcija košta oko 150.000 evra i statična je tako da sportisti nakon testa naprezanja u roku od 15ak minuta dolaze na skeniranje u prostoriju gde je skener smešten. Na slici možete pogledati kako skener izgleda.

A special impression left a company BOTSPOT with OPTAone model that has the ability to shoot subjects in the chamber from the smallest to the very large size (80 x 80 min x 80 mms max 2200 x 1200 x 1200 mms), 16k max resolution, scan time 0, 01 sec, 64 sensors, 2 x 32 to 20.4 MPS with 30 x optical zoom. The entire construction will cost about 150,000 euros, platform is static so athletes after test within 15 minutes come to scan room. On the picture you can see how a scanner looks.

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Zaključak je da je 3D Body Scanning budućnost, da će se sve više i više primenjivati u raznim oblastima a posebno u Zdravlju, Fitnesu i Sportu. Ove tehnologije iz dana u dan rastu i razvijaju se i pretenduju da postanu deo svakodnevnih naših aktivnosti. Lakše ćemo doći do cilja ako preciznije znamo šta i kako treba da radimo!

The conclusion is that the 3D Body Scanning is future, it will be more and more applied in various fields especially in health, fitness and sports. These technologies day by day grow and develop and aspire to become part of our everyday activities. It helps to reach our goal if you know precisely what to do and how to do!

GET READY FOR SKI SEASON

Ski season is starting. Are you ready for skiing? How your body is ready for this, as some call it light recreational activity, but skiing is much more than that. Find out in this article the most important issues related to the preparation for skiing and evaluate your ability to avoid injuries which are increasingly common due to inadequate preparation.

I have personally witnessed how unprepared the body for strenuous ski days, there are serious consequences for violations, and another failed winter ski vacation SHOULDER DISLOCATION AND RECOVERY-my story. Muscle fatigue, lack of stamina, concentration and other disadvantages are the main cause of crashes with serious consequences. Experiences and experts say the biggest enemy is muscle fatigue for skiing, and it is responsible for many ski injuries. The data shows that during the seven-day ski break, on Wednesday and Thursday, going on the greatest number of falls and accidents, especially in the afternoon! When you falls the most common injury is knee injury, as a result of crossing skis (anterior cruciate ligament injuries with almost 10-15% frequency), next one is dislocations of shoulder, injuries collarbone, hip injuries and others. Such injuries can permanently prevent you ski or may result in chronic pain and problems throughout life.

There are basic principles and principles of training on how to prepare your body for the efforts that follow the ski vacation. Basic components of the preparation are: Cardiovascular Training, Functional Strength Training, Flexibility Training, Balance and Proprioception Exercise, Specific Ski and Plyometric Training.

Preparation and training should start from 6 to 10 weeks before the holiday. Cardio training consists a minimum of 30 minutes of cardio exercise with a change of pace from 2 to 3 times a week: bike, running, rowing … If you can not endure the intensity for 30 minutes, insert a pause of 1 to 2 minutes between activities than 3 minutes. Functional strength training is strengthen the entire kinetic chain represents a functional simulation of movements in skiing. Individually perform exercises and movements (jumps, steps forward, kettlebell, ropes, a combination of push-ups, pull-ups and burpees) and later assembly into one unit will prepare your body for similar tasks that await you on the track. Flexibility training is compulsory and represents a very important static and dynamic stretching torso and legs in preparation for skiing. Your body will be more flexible and less susceptible to injury collisions and falls. Stretching after worm up and after functional training and strength training! Training of Proprioception and Balance. Dynamic equilibrium must control the balance in body movement while skiing. The basic ski movements and techniques involve transferring weight from one foot to the other, and a balance through exercise proprioception that provides better control of movement in the knee (T plates, plate with a semi-sphere, cylinders of different sizes, SLACKLINE – wide band stretched between two supports, INTO BOARD – slab roller, BOSU ball) is fixed for safe skiing. Specific ski and Plyometric Training simulates real ski movements, develops explosive power of legs and CORE muscle (strengthening the abdominal wall, rotator troops and lumbar). Through the basics of exercise squats and jumps with the load to the cables for more faithful simulation of a particular ski position.

Active stabilizers of the knee are the most important when it comes to strengthening the muscle and prevention of skiing injuries. Include:

extensors of knee – the quadriceps

hamstrings, flexors of knee – hamstrings bits: muscle biceps femoris, semitendinosus, semimembranosus

adductor and abductors of leg – large, long and short adductor, muscle gracialis

Here you can look at the examples of exercises, for more information and an appointment please contact mail maremikic@yahoo.com

SHOULDER DISLOCATION AND RECOVERY-my story

Very common sports injury that can result in a problem in the shoulder part throughout all your career. As I pulled my shoulder while skiing just a few months before going to work as a fitness instructor in Dubai, my full recovery and return to the gym, will be the topic of today’s text.

In short we will go through the anatomy of the shoulder part, the concept and the types of dislocation of the shoulder joint. Shoulder hoop consists of 4 joints that connect 4 bones. Specifically shoulder joint bind the two bones: the humerus and scapula. Joint is securing firm tissue, known as ligaments. Shoulder joint is also secure by deltoid muscles and tendons. This joint is the most mobile joint in the human body and thus the most likely to cause most complicated injuries. Dislocation occurs after separation joint parts after some force. Depending on the direction of the shoulder dislocation, there are: front (among the 90% of all dislocations), rear and bottom dislocations. Due to the dislocation of degradation and stretching the ligaments that hold the joint, or in severe cases leads to the tearing of ligaments.

After signing the contract for the fitness company from Dubai and waiting to finish the paperwork and visas in order to make the journey, in the meantime, I decided to go in January, on Olympic mountain Jahorina for skiing. As a good and experienced skier, for me it’s supposed to be a relaxing holiday before working trip. Turns out it was not. 3 days of fog, cold weather did not stop me to open and close the wire on the track, what i always did. 4th day and a beautiful sunny morning promised it will be a beautiful skiing day. After a couple of slope in the morning at one moment I split off from the team and started alone to ski. A small error and high speed caused huge inertia, rolling and fall on head and right shoulder at one time. The vertical drop and strong shock caused the internal dislocation of the shoulder which was concluded by an Englishman, random skier who skied here and stopped to help me, he is a doctor by profession. Ski-do is came for me, and on the way to a small clinics I did not remember anything because of pain. Upon arrival the doctor and after removal equipment from me scene it was terrible, right shoulder almost did not exist, even hoped in a hand movement was impossible. Proposal is to send me in Sarajevo hospital, because the case was complicated. I told the doctor that the pain is not a problem I can tolerate that, just ask him to try to return the shoulder. With the great fear, which I felt at his behavior, he put me on the bed and almost with the principle of the lever at a mechanic’s, he move shoulder back into place. Satisfaction was mutual, he put me the triangle and bandage, and the next 4 days hotel was the only place I spent time where I had a lot of time to reading and analyze this form of injury.

After i get at home i saw the mail where it said that 1. April will be my first working day in Dubai so i need to be there. So i have to two months in order to be able to work or simply cancel the long-awaited job. Head of the hospital, which was considered like the best experts in this field, told me that is happiness that I only stretch the ligaments and the best way to get everything back is to practice BREASTSTROKE SWIMMING at the pool. Hand I could not lift more than 20 cm from the body, it was all tight with every move and the pain was strong. Initially the pool’s right hand almost had a 10% function. Water is becoming more and more strained tendon and weaken the entire joint inflammation. Arm was more mobile, water is massaged and also help to moderate movements regain function. Progress has been significant. 1st of April, I was in Dubai at the end of the same month I lifted 100kg in the bench press which meant the end of my complete recovery and return to the scene 🙂

Recovery prognoses were that I would need six months to rehabilitate the injury, which i almost achieved in less than 3 months. Breaststroke Swimming without any medications, creams and treatments showed a large positive effect for the rehabilitation of the shoulder dislocation injuries.

WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO START TRAINING

The vacation time, holidays, sea, beach and lying is passed. The period of winter food, cold days, depressing rain and poor movement of your body is coming. Now it’s time to start with a light workout to prepare your body more easily and implemented for the upcoming year and summer. And here’s why …

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It is wonderful when the client comes to me in April and say, is great we have two months to lose weight and prepare body for summer. A fact is, his brought 20,000 extra calories in the winter and get 10 kilograms overweight, because it was cold period without activities, he was overtaken by holidays and celebration … well, it can all be caloric possible with an allowance if you start at the wright time, NOW, with training twice a week, maintain weight, keep the speed of your metabolism and calorie consumption, and we can see each oder on spring and for two months make your body so nice that all will turn on you at the beach.

It’s all a matter of habit. My experience working in the world as a personal trainer shows that the lot of people have habit of exercise during all year. They do not kill themselves with training two months before summer, they continuously used body on effort, which was mild, for example, compared to a few months of intense exercise 4 times a week to make six pack for the beach. Sudden changes from passive over the winter to a very active state of the organism before the summer cause serious injuries, tendinitis, sprains and tearing ligaments and overtraining. Fast walk, run, hiking, biking when the weather allows it. When is cold, fitness center and lightweight functional and circuit training for 45 minutes, that activities should begin now. Who likes to ski, the season starts in a few months and then make sure that you do not put on weight because of the knee suffering, a pain in muscles and legs due to overweight are inevitable.

Constant maintenance of your fitness level by just 2 sessions per week throughout the year, you will not need high intensive training before summer. In the spring, just insert a third training during the week and your body will be ready and taut. Metabolism will not slow down during the winter, stay active, you entered using the calories that will not settle in fat, you will be more mobile, less apathetic and depressed because of the cold and bad weather. The point of a healthy and quality lifestyle and diet is not a waiver, is only moderate consumption of food and frequent physical activity!

JAPANESE FOOD AS A SOURCE OF HEALTH

The latest research shows that the longest life expectancy in the world are Japanese. Average Japanese experience 84 years of age. Does it have to do with a traditional diet and lifestyle, which benefits health are traditional Japanese dishes and lots of interesting things about one of the oldest and most advanced civilization, we explain in this article.

Scientists and historians for a years monitored and devote a lot of attention to this very interesting nation. Especially with the advancement of technology and the detection of various diseases, people are increasingly turning to traditional Asian cultures, their way of life and way of treatment, which is certainly worthy of attention. The World Health Organization has found that the Japanese as a nation in the first place when it comes to the lowest rates of obesity in developed countries, with only 3% of overweight, as opposed to America with obesity rates of 33%.

Their way of cooking is based on very sound foundations: raw or steamed food or food prepared in the wok. Such a diet does not contain excess calories, no harmful fats, no use of oils, most of the fish meat that is eaten raw as sushi and sashimi. Source of protein and omega fatty acids are fish and mushrooms, a source hydrate, fiber and vitamins is rice, buckwheat noodles and steamed vegetables. Natural green tea as a beverage has a special place in Japanese culture. Portions are moderate, no overeating, the body is not struggling to digest food and that’s why you are constantly energized and rested. You can work long with full concentration, with very little sleep. Habit is all that remains of this diet, over time the body adjusts and there is no need for extra calories, and when you get to that stage of your daily tasks it is easier for you to perform, and certainly this will be healthier.

Of course it is the price of Japanese specialties at exclusive restaurants around the world is certainly the most expensive. Cheap and bad food mostly makes you unhealthy and obese. But such a diet can easily be applied by making meals at home. Get the groceries at the market take a little time, and there you have a healthy diet.

We will mention some of the specialties of this cuisine and give approximate nutritional composition.

Japanese soup with noodles. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour. Buckwheat in possession of vitamins B1 and B2, minerals and almost double the percentage of protein in relation to rice. Sashimi. Seafood in its purest form. This dish consists only of thin slices of raw salmon, tuna, squid, or anything else fresh. No matter what fish you choose, you are guaranteed you will get a huge percentage of protein and nutrients with very little fat. Edamame. It represents a fresh glow, which can be a great appetizer. It contains a high percentage of protein, omega 3 fats and fiber. Serve with fresh vegetables will lead to the full before the main course, and time will not come to overeating. Shiitake Mushrooms. This food is very rich in protein and has a low percentage of fat. It is used in Asian medicine for centuries. Studies show that shiitake mushrooms protect against cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol. Tofu. This is a very standard food in the Asian kitchen. Similar properties as shiitake, a lot of protein and little fat. It can be easily combined and used as a dietary supplement.Wasabi. This unique flavor contains the same chemicals, to fight cancers, like in broccoli and cabbage.Wasabi also reduces the risk of heart attack. Nigri. Thin slices of fresh fish wrapped around rice with bits of seaweed. Most chefs in restaurants that it is much easier to handle if raw fish is mixed with rice and some restaurants use or brown rice. Seaweed. This staple is indispensable when it comes to consuming a sufficient amount of minerals. Seaweed contains several things that our bodies need, including zinc, selenium, iodine, and vitamin B12. It also help to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels.


These are some important details that characterize a healthy diet in the Japanese way. Changing bad habits with better, accept the fact that health enters the mouth, giving an example to others and most importantly give an example to your children, ones it’s up to yourself. This diet will help your working day to be more efficiently and your life much longer. So the Japanese are doing this!

BEST OF CYCLING

Traveling around the world, I noticed that the bikes is became more common as a form of recreation or as a main means of transport. It does not matter who is the layer of the population concerned, starting from students to the director, the case is the former mayor of London, their daily tasks and distance perform by cycling. It seems to me that people are slowly realizing the benefits of this means of transport: no crowds, park where ever you want, preferably assemble your bike and take in hand, a great form of recreation and most importantly saving. In this article we will deal with cycling as a form of recreation, lifestyle and benefits to the human body.

I’m glad to see that people are more and more riding bicycles, especially in larger cities. An excellent example is Switzerland, where despite the hilly and mountainous parts, each part of the country is crisscrossed by cycling paths, so if you have the stamina and time you do not need a car. Although it all depends on the weather conditions, but today under the onslaught of industrialization and production of new materials and types of clothing biking is available and possible everywhere. Thinner tires wider tires, a smaller or larger frame, larger or smaller transfer, material preparation, now it’s all available to make it easier to overcome the field in which you are driving. For those with a little poorer fitness level or high age there is the help of electric motors and easier driving and mastering the climb.

As a form of recreation cycling firstly presents an enjoyment of nature and terms, as well as activity in the fresh air, which is very important for all body functions. Strengthening the lower extremities, especially the quadriceps and calf, shaping muscle, fat loss, weight loss, accelerate metabolism, improve endurance and stamina, improved cardiovascular and respiratory organs, improve blood circulation, reduce mental stress, by time make reduction in heart rate at rest – the heart works slower, more efficient and more productive, the heart muscle makes stronger …all of this is advantages for this type of activity. With bike distance that can pass are truly impressive.

Depending on your condition and fitness level, it is best to ride a bike every day for one to two hours. In such a long process after a certain time (after 20 minutes of activity) there will be degradation of fats. With a lower pulse, 130 beats per minute, drive will be longer and degradation of fat better. If is pulse higher around 160 beats per minute the speed is higher, the ability to quickly get tired is more possible, shorter time for degradation of fats, reduce your speed and pulse will go down. Speed that is recommended is about 20 km / h.

Get a reliable bike, price is irrelevant because it is all in the legs and endurance, in the case of a long drive need to get the bike windscreens, because after the first hour you will feel the pain of sitting, get a comfortable seat, sunglasses for insects, a bottle of water with you always, and of course music that will break the monotony of pedaling. And a very important thing in society is riding a bike is always interesting, because cycling is a collective sport!

WHAT IS A WORKOUT

Depending on the kind of goal we want to achieve, whether it is to lose fat and weight or increase muscle mass, increase endurance and stamina, strengthening certain muscle groups, progress, and improvement of some motor skills (flexibility, endurance, speed, …), is to lightweight recreational training or cardio purely for pleasure, we have various types of training, whether it be on the type of equipment, intensity or duration of the training. We’ll have to deal with this issue in the text, in a professional way without advertising brands and names of training.

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Today we have a variety of different training titles. New names and brands for same kind of workout is very confusing. Essentially all boils down to the same, one type of training can be called on the 5 different modes. It is simply a branding and serious marketing in order to sell something and been on the agenda. I understand that today’s all is marketing and profit. But today we will call the facts with proper name, it is better.

The first very important thing is are you amateur, have you ever something seriously trained or what is your fitness level, and what you want to achieve. To say that, today’s training methods look like similar like gladiators is preparing for battle. It is OK, if you make money from wholesale as MMA fighters and Cross Fit athletes and you have sponsors and all the other things, then it makes sense. But if you are a recreational, difficult and strenuous training can later lead to Overtraining (OVERTRAINING OR PROGRESS ), or can cause serious injury. In the book SCIENCE OF FORCE shows clearly, strength and endurance should not train together, it said top experts and doctors, maybe it sound boring, but it makes sense.

The main thing for fitness and endurance is cardio training in combination with interval training, the muscle hypertrophy and increasing muscle mass is weights (split training) with sufficient intake of protein (up to 2 g of protein per kilogram of weight, per day), functional and circuit training to increase endurance and downloading fat and kilograms with an adequate relationship and entered calories spent days (you will not lose weight if you spend 500 calories per workout, so you come home and enter 1000 kcal), box combined with weights and strength training exercises is excellent for defining muscle with a mandatory removal of fat through diet , longer cardio training with uniform and moderate cardiac frequency is ideal for degradation of fat, short interval sprints in swimming, running, rowing – consumption of carbohydrates, high-frequency heart, rapid fatigue and short duration of activity – power, speed and explosiveness.

Call your training however you want or as it is more popularly known as May, but the basic thing is to break down what you want from a workout.  Ask professional staff, find out an inform on the right places. Monitoring online, you tube and group training for motivation can have a counter effect, you think you’re doing well and properly and you can endure the intensity, and perhaps is the opposite. Listen your body, body knows what is the best for you.

BENEFITS OF SWIMMING

Since hotter and boiling days is coming, cardio exercise (running, cycling …) is not recommended when temperatures are high. We have to choose the time when to run, morning or evening, when temperatures are suitable. There is a cardio workout that is very suitable for the high temperature, you can practice all day, and it is very topical for the summer holidays, it is SWIMMING. In this article, we’ll clear up some little things about swimming, and also how you can lose weight and sculpt your body by swimming.

First to say that swimming, in the judgment of experts and the research, falls into one of the most difficult sports, next to the MMA, Rowing, Rugby and others. Swimming is an activity where it consumes approximately twice as many calories than other activities. Depending on the style and intensity of swimming style consumption ranges from 8 to 15 kcal per minute. Swimming engage the entire musculature, and all parts of the body (arms, legs, abdominal wall, CORE, back, shoulder), and also overcomes the resistance of the water. Time and strengthen the muscles of the shoulder and back especially for Butterfly style.

Losing weight and shaping the body for swimming occurs cyclically and gradually. By strengthening muscles, increasing the consumption of calories to activity itself and through an accelerated metabolism and greater calorie consumption through a stronger muscle, leads to consequences that calories are consumed rapidly, reducing the pounds, fat removed and the whole body shapes. Swimming style, intensity and duration of activity also is affects. Butterfly style is certainly the most challenging but also the most effective in strengthening the body, while the style Breaststroke requires less power but can longer be practiced which will in time result in higher consumption of calories. Natural free and backstroke swimming stile are very effective and recommended.

How to Swim. If you are a beginner you should start slowly and gradually. That means 30 seconds of swimming and 30 seconds of rest. Increase the active phase and reduce the break until you reach that you can swim for 40 minutes without stopping. Once you reach this level of swimming for 30 to 40 minutes 4 to 5 times a week. Another important thing is breathing, which must be in line with the movements and swimming techniques that will facilitate propulsion – slipping through the water. The third thing is proper and essential nutrients rich diet in order to have enough power for the activity and enough material for recovery. And of course the definition of weight loss: burn more calories than you consume.

Swimming is mostly harder than other fitness activities. In about 60 minutes of swimming, you can spend from 800 to 1000 kcal, depending on your weight and exertion. The good side of swimming is to increase endurance and stamina. You will not believe how much better user you when you go to run or indulge in an activity on land. On summer you can swim whenever you want, all day, on all water surfaces with conditions, and a very important thing without sweating and dehydration of the body.

Swimming has another advantage in strengthening the CORE muscles, especially in the injury and recovery, because water favors the relief of the body and certain parts. Special boast swimming, from my personal experience, especially with the style Breaststroke recovering from shoulder injury, dislocation of the shoulder joint and torn leagues. On skiing I had serious shoulder injury dislocations and fully stretched ligaments, after only two months breaststroke swimming stile on the bench press I raised the weight of 100 Kg.

As a longtime member of the rescue service and lifeguard team at one of most dangerous beach on the Danube in Novi Sad – Serbia, and the beach during the EXIT Festival, can boast a good experience and a good knowledge gained through training and experts from whom I had the opportunity to learn. And also Swimming was one of the most favorite exam to me, at the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education.

SOCIAL MEDIA AND FITNESS MOTIVATION

Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest …) have led on the world in revolution of fitness and health in the last few years. In the last period, people of all ages has good knowledge of computers and thus social networks, we have that people seeking motivation and solution through the fitness profile that look almost unreal. In this text we will study social media and the impact thereof on the physical activity of the individual, and they life style.

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Fitness and Health industry in the world is growing at an incredible rate. So too does the possibility of a very light advertising and arriving at target groups through social networks. A handful of products and innovations are flooding our desktop on computer or mobile phone. Or we can talk about perfect fitness models who looks unreal on the screen. What is hidden behind, people can not even imagine. Fitness and motivation that I do is very important to a person initiated and motivated to start with physical activity, change their habits and change something in their lives. This motivation should properly be applied at the right time in order to avoid side effects. Comments: I want to look like this or that, carry a lot of ignorance and prejudice. These are incredible sacrifices that require such discipline and preparation that measures with the life and habits of professional athletes, in addition to adding the present techniques of photoshop and entire teams of marketing magicians, photographers, producers who for a good picture on Instagram devote several hours. When all of this is learned, or explain to the person who may be in error, motivation and self motivating encountered a problem and jam.

The motive should be primarily HEALTH in FITNESS. Health, agility, mobility, good circulation, fast metabolism, ease of movement, peaceful and healthy sleep are the basic motives why we need to exercise. The results come by themselves. With proper training and guidance, diet and lifestyle, there is a fat-burning, shaping and muscle hypertrophy, there is a famous SIX PACK, all results is comings from the healthy motivation. This includes the socialization in the fitness centers, healthy environment, healthy habits, smart conversations about health and nutrition with trainers and practitioners, anti-stress programs – current isolation from stress and mental relaxation through training.

I hope I give you a little closer to the concept of the right motivation. I tried to explain why it should be a little isolated from social media and advertising, and select the same judge what is real and what is not. Decide on your way and achieve your goals!

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