The benefits of swimming in a pool or in open water is invaluable. This physical exercise strengthens the cardiovascular system, leads to tone our muscles, improves the functioning of all internal organs, energizes and has a beneficial effect on emotional state. The coaches of the club “World Class” claim that swimming can efficiently relieve stress, relax the body, relieve fatigue, improve elasticity of the skin. The water, resisting the body, acts likean experienced massage therapist – she effectively exercises all the muscles, relaxing them and toning at the same time. Continue reading
Autogenic training – abdominal (diaphragmatic) breathing is performed standing, sitting or lying down. Concentrate on the navel. Retracting the abdominal wall, breathe out. Then slowly inhale. When you inhale, the abdominal wall protrudes, the lower part of the lungs is filled with air. The chest should remain still, moving only the belly. Put your hand on your stomach, make it easier to control its movement.
Autogenic training – medium breathing – performed standing, sitting or lying down. Focus on the area of the ribs. After exhaling slowly breathe in, the
ribs on both sides should be stretched. Exhale, the ribs should be compressed. When we inhale we are filled with air middle part of the lungs. Shoulders and abdomen remain stationary.
Autogenic training – upper respiration is performed standing, sitting or lying down. Focus on the apex of the lungs. After exhaling, inhale while slowly raising the clavicle and shoulders. Exhaled, shoulders and collarbone are omitted. The front part of the chest and abdomen remain stationary. Continue reading
Caffeine that stimulates the Central nervous system contained in the fruit of the coffee tree, is often used by athletes before the start. However, an overdose of coffee can lead to a positive result on a doping control.
Coffee is a widespread addiction. The stimulating properties of caffeine, this drink is used by many athletes. And here it should be mentioned that coffee is not always useful for an athlete. It is connected with restorative processes. The fact is that drinking coffee causes a dramatic increase in the blood of a particular protein – homocysteine. Daily
consumption of 3 cups of coffee homocysteine levels become chronically elevated. In itself it is fraught with the conversion of oxygen molecules, which interact with homocysteine, free radicals.
Athletes carrying heavy physical exertion are well aware of the destructive effects of free radicals. Continue reading