According to a question I saw, can someone start artistic gymnastics at the age of 19-20 and compete with the existing athletes if he really wants it too much (never done gymnastics before though)?

Becoming a successful gymnast at 19–20 is rare. I began when I was 2 years old and continued for almost twenty years. Gymnastics is an innate ability - the training literally shapes your body's capabilities for life. At 20, your body's capabilities have been established already.

Are band workouts great for a whole body workout?

Resistance bands are made of strong, thin rubber with handles at the end, and come in a variety of resistances depending on your fitness level. With resistance bands, you can do just about any type of strength training exercise -

Are people who work out slower than the people who don't?

For the purpose of this answer, I will assume that 'working out' means some form of strength training, rather than things like jogging, swimming, biking.The short answer is: No.Speed is a function of high force production in short amounts of time. In human physiology, that would be

Are sports the best way to get exercise?

I agree with Phil Bennett and would like to add that lifting weights can be done in a sporting environment too. There are powerlifting meets you can compete in, there are CrossFit competitions too. The beauty with joining a team, even if it's truly an individual sport like powerlifting is there is a commitment you make to your teammates

Can anyone become flexible?

Do you mean ‘flexible' in:our joints and body orour minds and thinking and behavior?In either case, we can become more flexible, but our flexibility is limited by our genes and our environment.In the first hatha yoga class I taught, there was a guy who

Can I build and maintain muscle mass whilst playing badminton?

It is the fastest racquet sport in the world-Why should you care?-It will make you sharper, your brain will interpret the surroundings faster, you will be alert and it improves your reflexes.The game is played in a relatively small court, but due to its pace, it will

Can I lose weight by doing sports without dieting?

In short- yes.Also in short, no.So, its kinda both.Yes, you could definitely lose weight by beginning to play sports if you are not an active person generally. If your diet stays exactly the same as it is now, but you add in additional exercise (such as playing sports), you will most likely lose some weight.Maybe not a lot,

Can introverts play sports?

I'll try to answer this with a personal angle. I'm an introvert & I have been sincerely active in sports throughout my life.I'm absolutely in love with cricket ever since I gained consciousness. I've played cricket for my school team & a few clubs. I've spent infinite hours playing this game.I've played badminton

Can you gain good size/mass by doing the strength program Stronglifts 5x5?

While I certainly don't think that SL5x5 is the best program out there for hypertrophy objectives, your question alludes to the significant importance of nutrition in any mass-building program.Namely you'll get stronger on SL5x5, but you won't gain much muscle mass if you're in a hypocaloric

Can you make strength gains while cutting fat?

Strength has at least three components:Muscle sizeLifting techniqueRate coding (the neural firing rate speed)If you are an overfat beginner/returning to exercise from a layoff/on repartitioning drugs, you can improve on all three of the above even when dieting.If nothing from these applies to you, you can still get stronger when dieting by improving your lifting technique and firing rate.

Do competitive swimmers get injured?

Off the top of my head:Shoulders- happens from

Do women take men who endlessly talk about sports seriously?

The sports columnist at my university was a woman, and I've met many women who have an avid interest in playing sports as well as have favourite sports teams. But I think (I'm not a sports fan so my word on

Do you need to know how to swim in order to participate in water aerobics?

Aquatic Therapy is used as a water based therapeutic tool for many conditions. Occupational Therapists are increasingly tuning into the benefits of treatment within the water. It is different to Hydrotherapy as Hydrotherapy uses water to maintain and restore health. Hydrotherapy is more physically based and iswidely used by childrens Therapy practitioners all over the world.

Do you prefer sports over the gym?

For me, sports wins over gym marginally (Saying it from my personal experience ;I have been a basketball player and I workout regularly)Sports helps in shaping a person's personality overall.Physically - Increase in stamina, helps in losing extra calories.Mentally - Confidence boost, increases concentration...making us more focused, helps in developing leadership and team

Do you prefer watching or playing sports?

Yes ,I prefer mostly playing sports than watching sports because it makes our heath healthy than watching sports. I select both types. There are many benefits for playing sports. One of the man advantage of the playing is that, we

Do you think chess is a sport?

It's closer to sport than to anything else. As a contest, it's as intimate, personal, and taxing as boxing. It's true, you won't get quite as winded as fast in chess as in boxing, but it IS physically demanding. During extended matches, the

Does 7 min exercise a day make you fit?

Well this is a very good exercise but to say that doing it for 7 minutes is going to transform your fitness is an overstatement. This kind of exercise is functional cardio where you burn alot of calories like cardio but you also work your muscles and burn some calories during muscle recovery ( also known as

Does recreational gymnastics stunt growth?

No kind of gymnastics stunts growth, be it practiced recreationally or competitively.Competitive female artistic gymnasts may suffer a temporary slowdown of their growth during the stage of life when they undergo high intensity training but their growth will resume after the end of their competitive career. That's

Fitness: What physical activity creates the most aesthetic physique?

This is a wildly subjective question since everyone has a different opinion of

How big is the personal fitness trainers industry in the US?

The US had the largest personal training industry in the World.  I think the saturation lies in the quality, education and experience of the trainer.  In my opinion there is an influx of under qualified personal trainers who are entering the market and leading with the notion the

How to advance to do squats and deadlifts

You don't need a specific workout plan. You need to learn the basics of the movements. Without knowing the basics, you will remain

How to do my first push up and my first pull up

A friend of mine wrote a program for someone just like you! It's for people who have never done a pull-up before, and are looking to achieve their first strict pull-up. Ideally this program would be added to your current training, and take just three

How to lose weight healthily while doing sports

Lose fat and win muscleLook around and you will notice that I am in the minority because you believe that you can swell and cut at the same time. I say ‘believe', but I really mean ‘to know' as I have ‘done the impossible' on many occasions, and so do my readers by carrying out

How to run 3km easily

Simply begin alternating slow jogging with walking. For example, run 3 times a week, and the first day you will do:100 meters jogging followed by 100 meters walking until you reach 3 km.The second day, you'll jog for 200 meters and walk for 100 meters until you complete 3 km.And so on. Each day, you'll increase the length of

How to run a 100 meter sprint in less than 11 seconds

A sub 11sec 100m is FAST. Usain Bolt holds the world record at 9.58 sec (2009), Florence Griffith-Joyner holds the women's WR at 10.49 (1988). I will say that speed is intrinsic and entirely depends on having a high percentage of fast twitch muscle fibers in your legs, which is genetic. Most

How to do sports for fun and fitness

Playing any sort of sport or performing any sort of physical activity without even a tiny risk of injury is next to impossible. There are a lot of measures you can take to prevent injury but you will never be able to do it ‘without' injury.If you find running

How to get rock-hard abs

We all want washboard abs, don't we?There are actually two questions that should come to your mind when you think of getting abs. the first question is,

How to rebuild my body healthy

Go on a calorie deficit. The best working diet, is the one you build for yourself. So if you want to start, here are some steps you could start with.First step, setting you goal: Lose weight, gain weight, maintain weight.Step two, how are you going to reach your objective? Dieting

How to start exercising when I hate sports

You don't have to love sports to exercise. In fact, sports require other people almost always.When you simply want to start exercising, you really do not need anyone other than yourself, so from that standpoint, you're in a good place to start!That being said, find

How do sports build character?

Well according to me the answer will be yes because it shows us the different phases of life and we can experience everything in extreme. Suppose u r going through the peak form in whatever u r upto and suddenly u suffer any incident that thrashes u into pieces many

How to clean out your boxing gloves

Once you have had your boxing gloves for a little while you'll notice that the inside smells like a small animal has died. This is a common issue among boxers as they do sweat a lot while wearing the gloves. As the moisture and sweat dry up over time the boxing gloves start to

How to get extremely fit and choose a effective fight sport

Good question. I will answer in two parts and talk facts and experience.First choose your martial art. I say go with boxiing to begin with. Its the best test and toughest sport of oneself. You can do two but i say go boxing. Most basic naturally primitive thing to do. Most people dont

How to swim for kilometers from knowing nothing about swimming in the shortest possible time

Jack pretty much nailed it. I'm just going to tack on answers to a couple of your other concerns.Simply swimming will burn fat and train the muscles that need to be trained. It will also build your endurance very quickly.Swimming will also

How does physical exercise affect your mental health?

My opinion has always been - better to take a walk, exercise, use a gym, to help with depression, anxiety, stress etc.I find it helps people get the time to think of the problems they have and get them sorted in their mind after I have explained a few things to them.They

How healthy is sport?

Let's take a look at running as an example.When you run, your blood flows faster and you get hot.Because you get hot, your body begins to sweat. Sweating alone has some healthy impacts on the body and I won't explain them here (I don't remember these things by heart anyway)Instead I will

How is fishing and boxing considered exercises?

Apparently you have never boxed, because if you did you would know that it is a supremely demanding sport that requires an extremely high level of fitness. In my 20's I was in pretty good shape and got in the ring for fun. I couldn't last two

How is statistics used in sports?

In tons of ways. Indeed, there is even a specialty just for people who specialize in statistics about baseball: Sabermetrics. Statistics is used to rate players, decide on who gets cut from the team, decide who plays on which days and against which teams and with which teammates. It's used in salary arbitration,

How long does it take to get back in 'shape'?

You need less time than a total beginner to get back in shape, which I presume is gaining muscle while keeping fat gain to a minimum. The reason is something called muscle memory. Your muscles have already experienced the desired hypertrophy

How much calories get burned by hand-gripper exercise?

You burn around 150 calories for every 100 precautions. But the important thing is to do it because it has many advantages. Here are 4 advantages of the hand clamp.1. Muscularity of the forearmIf you've always wanted forearms that look amazing and taller than most other men, you should work with mangoes.

How much muscle can you gain by working out with your bodyweight only?

Bodyweight training is incredibly effective for building muscle. Some would even argue that it's better than free weights. Bodyweight exercises don't beat up your joints as much as traditional weight training exercises do. They allow for a more natural range of motion and improve your overall athleticism quite effectively. Advanced bodyweight exercises require unmatched levels of full

How much time per day should I spend at the gym if I only workout 3 days a week?

How much time per day should I spend at the gym if I only workout 3 days a week?This is one of the most popular and nagging question among weightlifters who are just starting out. I'm sure at some point after a

How soon should I eat after a workout?

Kind of depends what you're doing and how hard you're working and what your goals are.For instance.... Endurance athletes in training... Distance runners, cross-country skiers, pro cyclists.....All take advantage of the

How would a strength workout and full body workout look with alternatives to squats and deadlifts?

You literally just asked me to answer pretty much the same question:Darren Beattie's answer to How can I advance to do squats and deadlifts?I laid out an idiot-proof way to progress the squat already. Stop asking the same questions again and again because you don't

If you want to lose weight, is it better to do more sport, or eat less?

None of those.If you want to lose weight with sport, you'd have to train for many hours daily. Otherwise it won't change much. A recent clinical study has shown that the basal metabolism doesn't change significantly with exercise. This is counter-intuitive, but true nonetheless,

I'm horrible in sports, and I am very skinny. Should I start going to a gym? (I'm 16)

If you want to be better at sports and have more muscle you should do something about it.I don't think you'd be asking this question if you were happy with where you are.You don't have to go to a gym though. You need a floor, somewhere

I'm naturally fit, why should I start to work out?

Naturally?Ha! Nature is a cruel taskmaster.I have seen the most

Is a record of 1 hour and 10 minutes in a 10 kilometer fun run bad?

Depends. Age, sex, experience, the course, the environment.How did it feel and how does it compare to your other runs?Might be bad for an experienced runner on a flat course or very good for someone else. Average 10k run times generally fall between 50 and 70 minutes. The median time

Is cycling supposed to make you feel easier than running but burns roughly the same calories?

There's a pretty good crossover between running and cycling when it comes to calories per hour/minute burnt, dependent on effort.  Proper cycling is typically when you are always keeping an uptempo cadence with resistance and that effort approaches a typical training run that is 30 seconds below race pace.Now in terms of joint

Is it possible for an obese guy to become slim and have 6-pack abs?

Answer: YES it is possible.How?WILL POWER: How badly you want to get ‘slim'.DIET:Cut off all the carbs white rice, dosa, idli e.t.c, Sugar, Junk food (say no to all the greasy pizzas, hefty Burgers, deep fried french fries) and one must Eat only that quantity our body needs

Is kayaking good exercise?

It's the best!!!! It builds both arm, core and legs. You don't have to go fast to get a good work out, but if you live by a bay, paddling against the tide is sure to get those muscles working. Don't do it just for the physical work out. The thrill of being so close to the water and

Is NASCAR auto racing a sport?

By all means NASCAR is a sport. It requires all of the same physical traits as other "stick and ball" type of sports. Darrell Waltrip (retired champion NASCAR driver turned TV broadcaster) once said it best. "Wait until a 100 degree day. Put on some long johns then a layer of cover-alls over top and

Is pro wrestling fake? Do they ever actually hurt each other (barring accidents)?

They are very real.The result and the spots of the match are scripted. The moves like punches and kicks are real.A professional wrestler performs signature moves such that they don't injure the other wrestler.Lets take an example of move known as Piledriver. It has been banned in WWE since 2000 and only two wrestlers in WWE are allowed to

Is running a full marathon the same as running two half marathons?

I've raced and placed well in both marathons and half marathons. They're very different. A half marathon is a great test of speed and endurance, practically an optimal distance for healthy long-distance running. A full marathon is about 5–8 miles beyond what the human body is designed to run at a

Is swimming a sport?

Yes. The definition of

Is swimming or gym better For gaining fitness and weight for skinny people like me?

For gaining muscle (weight) then the gym would obviously be the better option. However there is no harm in a little swimming too, as this will help to increase your fitness and endurance levels.Swimming is also a low-impact exercise so there is

Is swimming the best sport for our health?

'Best' is very subjective. Different people have different definitions of 'best'.Anyway, swimming is beneficial to your health. Swimming regularly may help reduce the risk of chronic illnesses in some people. [1] Swimming is also a relatively safe exercise. Swimming can support up to 90% of

Is the impact of 10,000 steps a day equal to 70,000 steps a week?

I suppose it's the same as getting weekly excercise. Professionals state that one should aim to have at least 30 minutes of excercise or physical activity once per day. They also state that as long as you have the equivalent of 30 mins of excercise every day for the whole week this is

Is Tiger Woods the best Golf player ever?

Tiger Woods wins The Masters 2019: Golf legend seals one of the greatest comebacks to win 15th major.Tiger Woods summoned all the might of his wearying body, drew on unfathomable desire and steel, unmatched experience and evoked bottomless nostalgia to

Professional snowboarders, how do you mentally and physically prepare yourself for a major competition?

Not being a professional snowboarder, I can't hazard a guess. But there is a certain ease of balance that one has in making the turns and slalom that is essential to every one that is snowboarding, or skiing, or any turn

Should I do physical exercises every day? For what amount of time?

For the sake of your brain, the short answer is yes:30-60 minutes a day4-6 times a week (regular and intensive exercise, i.e your heart rate is elevated and you are a little breathless)This level of exercise has been shown to provide benefits to brain health.Regular aerobic exercise in particular stimulates the release of the

Should I eat after a workout?

Yes, you should definitely eat after a workout, particularly a long workout. There is a window of 45-60 minutes after your workout where your body converts food to stored energy with very high effciency.The energy you burn during your workout

Should I go to the gym or play sports?

Why not do both? To have a good body with core strength exercising 3 days, 1.5 hrs per day and having a good diet is well enough. That leaves you with 4 days in a week. So even if you play the remaining 3 days , you can be agood enough player of

Should I start gym without having any sports/exercise activity?

There is no problem with beginning to exercise. We all have to start somewhere. If you begin strength training it will burn fat,just as jogging would,but with the added benefit of building muscle. Cardio is still good though for health benefits. It is true you can't choose where to lose fat from.

Sport vs Sports, are both correct?

The website of The Guardian, a British newpaper, allows you to select the US or UK editions. Select "US" and the links across the top will include "News" and "Sports". Change the "UK" and the link name changes to "Sport". (Although clicking through the "Sports" link will still take you to a page entitled "Sport".

What 5 sports require muscular strength and why?

Boxing - Punching power and resistance can often deliver a major upset - such as George Foreman smashing heavy favorite Joe Frazier with 6 knockdowns and a savage beating, forcing the referee to stop the slaughter in the 2nd round. Anthony Joshua dominates the Heavyweight Division today as one of the strongest Heavyweights ever.

What are some easy ways to quickly improve my fitness?

In this world, where everyone is busy running here and there for their existance, very few of them think for fitness and mostly it's the part of youth population. It's not that difficult and can be easily accomplished by just doing certain daily activities which

What are the best boxing gloves for training?

It depends on your skill level and goals. I'll be as candid as possible without overtly shilling for or stomping on individual brands.Skill level: newer trainees in boxing will generally benefit from more cushion/padding on the upper glove are. This is simply because neither

What are the best boxing gloves?

Choosing right boxing gloves really boost your training performance.Having a lot of boxing gloves brands and hundreds of design which make it difficult for an individual to choose from. Not to mention hundreds of online article, dozens of different recommendation which make it more

What are the best sports or martial arts to introduce to a child in order to increase its flexibility and athleticism from an early age?

If you want to increase a child's flexibility and athleticism from an early age, the best answer will not be what you expect. I have watched young kids martial arts classes over the years. They basically are controlled daycare. Kids with

What are the healthiest physical exercises?

In case you're not a competitor or genuine exerciser - and you simply need to work out for your wellbeing or to fit in your garments better - the rec center scene can be scary. Simply walking by treadmills, stationary

What are the needs for fitness sports?

All round fitness is most important for an athlete,no matter what sport he plays. Fitness means taking good care of the body. Exercisers should eat 1.4 to 2 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day which means a 130-pound person would need about

What are the strangest sports around the world?

What unusual sports are there around the world?Australian Football is unusual because it is relatively unknown around the world yet hugely popular in Australia and the most popular game in the world on a per head of population basis. (There

What are the top sports that make you smarter?

Hard to actually rank these things but:American football - not the average fan or player, but if you actually take the time to learn everything that's going on, the complexity is astonishing.Open-field goal sports - sports like association football (soccer) and basketball are fantastic for in-the-moment awareness and decision making. Combat

What are warmup exercises I have to do before running?

Do active stretches. Examples of active stretches: slow jogging while kicking your own butt, slow jogging while kicking your knees up as high as you can, slow jogging while kicking your legs out, calf raises, squats, etc. DON'T just stand there and stretch.

What defines a 'sport'?

I disagree with Ari (which is a great name, btw. I love Entourage).My definition of a "sport" is that there are real "sports" and there are "events".A sport is something that requires a definite way of scoring (no judging panels, etc.), a ball or puck (or any outside movable medium) that

What do I do if I don't like working out but really want to?

Well here is all about how bad you want it and why do you want it. If you want to achieve something in life you have to work hard, there are no shortcuts.I have been working out for 4 years and I learned one

What do people who do olympic swimming competitively know about swimming that others do not?

I was a speed swimmer and for some time had dreams of making it to the Olympics although I was never all that close to qualifying. Is that what you mean by ‘do olympic swimming'?A general point that speed swimming has taught me is to

What do you consider as "knowing how to swim"?

Tough question. To be safe, if you have mastered the breathing technique & at least 1 stroke, you can swim for as long as you're endurance will keep you up. The Crawl stroke is the most powerful but takes energy. The Breast stroke takes the least energy, but you don't go as far per stroke. So f you're being

What does fit (athletic) person mean?

Fitness is task specific. A knife is fit for purpose if it is good at cutting etc.  It thus does not make sense without a context. The ordinary context for fitness is whether a human body is fit for the demands that are commonly placed upon it. Whether you can walk up the

What does it feel like to swim?

Swimming is one of the best feelings in the world that I can imagine.When I am in the water, nothing else really matters anymore. Not the test I failed, not the argument I had with someone, not the everyday struggles of life, nothing matters, it is just

What exercises help to quickly lose weight (in gym)?

First, diet is primary. Get your diet in order, with the help of a nutritionist or nutrition counselor if necessary.The right exercise program can help, not just by burning off calories but also by helping to regulate appetite and by influencing

What if I don't like sports? How will I lose weight?

Hi thereI have a lot of friends who ‘don't like sport'. Many of them enjoy walking in the countryside, or dancing (or both), or happily cycle to work. They don't consider any of these ‘sport', but they are all a form of exercise - as is digging the

What is a FUN way to work out your abs and core?

Gravity boots!Use a secure bar that which in no way will it's attachment fail.I place my most inexpensive bar at the top of the gunrack I use for benching and squats. I add at least a 45 lb. plate on either end to

What is good about golf?

What is good  about cricket?  You stand around,someone hits a ball they run ho hum ho hum,or soccer where you run around an enclosed area kick shins,kick balls run some more kick more shins and after a couple hours someone scores a goal woo hoo?!?!  You need to play a game or sport and

What is the best diet and sports, which helped you to lose weight?

Diet:Cut all drinks containing sugar, excluding sweeteners for coffee/tea, and protein shakes. Saves you calories, but more importantly money.Incorporate a pre-workout beverage: can be coffee, caffeinated pre workout mixes, or non-caffeinated pre-workout mixes. Good for psychological conditioning, and allows you to not depend too much on a heavy

What is the best home work out program?

There are no best workout programs. I honestly recommend you stop wasting money on work out programs. Here is why:when a trainer tries to sell you a workout plan, the trainer is not teaching you to be self sufficient. They reply on you keep going back to them for more workout plans or meal plans.

What is the best indoors sport for losing weight?

I'm a Fitbit nemiseses ! Get a pedometer or fit bit which ever you can afford and get 10,000 steps to start but you should be hitting 10,000 steps everyday of you're life . Then increase 200–300 a week, I personally own a Fit Bit Atla and have a treadmill at home and Bowflex 1090 Adjustable dumbells

What is the best sport for a full body workout?

Depends on the desired outcome from the training. It also depends on what you intend to measure as this question is really a matter of context. You'd be hard pressed to find a cross-country skiier with a decent vertical jump or olympic

What is the best team sport?

Crew (or rowing). It got my 14 year old son who HATED sports to participate in sports. He tried baseball, basketball, football and hated them all. Why? 2 words. THE BENCH. The problem with most team sports is the bench. If you are not talented enough, guess what? You are on the bench.Crew has

What is the best way to lose weight by playing sports?

As I noted in a similar question...

What is the importance of physical fitness in sports?

The degree of need for fitness varies from sport to sport, as does the specific type of fitness (strength, speed, cardio, flexibility/agility etc) that an athlete should focus on, but at an elite or professional level, just about any sport requires a high degree of physical fitness.I'd say the one

What is the most physically demanding professional sport?

Of course all sports are. First we need to state that the way professional sports are played is a different story from sports that people do for recreational purposes. That way, the same sport has different demands from an athlete's body and different work loads are being put

What is the most popular sport in China?

Popular, as in the number of people participating? or the number of people watching?According to a survey by the General Administration of Sport of China in 2015 (couldn't find anything newer than that), among adults age 20 and above, the most widespread means of exercise

What is the most popular sport in the world?

There are two ways of answering this question.  The first is popularity based on supporters and fans, and the second is based on participation numbers.   It also depends on if you define something as a sport or a leisure activity.One of the best organizations in compiling data about relative

What is the second most popular sport in the world as you think?

Cricket:yep.Cricket is popular in Australia, New Zealand, England, India, Pakistan, The West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh. South Africa, Zimbabwe.The sport is gaining popularity in Ireland, Scotland, Afghanistan, The Netherlands, Kenya, UAE.There is a cricket world cup in One Day Internationals and in Twenty 20.It is very popular in India where players are viewed as DemigodsIndia has the second highest

What is your favourite sport and why?

I love to play HANDBALL . It is my passion to play this game. Handball is world's 2nd fastest game played after Icehockey.I am playing Handball since i was in 6th. Playing game changes a lot of things in an individual. Whatever changes i see in

What is your favourite sport to watch? Why?

Earlier this evening I was watching on Channel 4 TV here in the U.K the final of the BDO World Professional Darts Championships. It was a tremendous match and the ideal sport to watch at home on TV. I love the way that there are no long

What makes hunting a sport?

The sport of huntingIn many media hunters are usually asked about the sport of hunting and, lately, without asking, some minimalists also respond.Among the hunters there are opinions of all kinds and all, generally, argued.In the other field

What's the best sport to replace gym workout?

Most sports are efficient for aiding fat loss and most of the time better than steady-state cardio at the gym. You can't really replace weight training with a sport unless you are really into cycling/sprinting/etc. and do it extremely frequently, these types of sports do help