It’s summertime and the beach is calling so most people don’t want to stay in the gym all day. That’s why I came up with a lift of popular activities that you can do with your friends or on your own:
Of course! It’s hot out so why not go for a swim? Swimming is low impact activity that you can do at the beach or at your pool. You are required to use your full range of motion, so it will help increase your flexibility and ease pain within your joints.
Head down to your local aquatic center and learn how to surf. Surfing is a great way to increase your overall body strength. Your upper back and shoulders will be worked through paddling. Your legs and core will take a beating from standing up and staying up. Not only is it challenging at first, but its also fun.
3. Stand up paddle board
If you thing this is way too easy, think again. Similar to surfing stand up paddle board is a fun and great way to get out in the middle of the ocean and get a great workout. Your core will be screaming after your first session.
4. Bike riding
It’s nice to actually get out and use a real bike, instead of that stationary one in the gym. You get to feel the wind in your hair and the nice summer sun. Be sure to wear sunblock if you burn easily. If you don’t have a bike, there are plenty of shops that would be happy to rent you one for the day.
5. Beach Volleyball
Want something more competitive? Try beach volleyball. Get some friends to go out and have a beach day and have a little competition. If you don’t have friends, challenge some of the people already playing.
There you have it! Five activities that you can do this summer!
If you’re ever played a sport that required you jump, then you know the higher your jump the better. I remember watching basketball when I was younger and dreamed of being able to dunk like Michael Jordan. However, I was on the shorter side: 5 feet 5 inches with a standing reach of 7 feet 1 inch. This didn’t stop me from figuring out how to reach the heights that(taller) professional athletes achieved. It took a lot of work and experimentation, but I figured out a way to increase my jump from 15 inches to a massive 36 inches! I still can’t dunk, but I’m getting closer. And I’m going to show you how I doubled my vertical jump. Continue reading Increase your Vertical Jump
Ever since I can remember I have been going to or playing in sports tournaments. I started out watching my sister play soccer and softball and I soon followed suit. I played softball at the local league but I was never really that good. I remember drawing during the innings in the outfield. Until my last two seasons of softball I played outfield. When my coaches (my mom and my aunt) decided to give me more responsibility on the team they played me at shortstop and catcher. I soon after had to choose between year around soccer or softball. I chose soccer because I knew my mom would never be my coach on the soccer field! Continue reading May Athlete of the Month: Rachel
by Derrick Luque
There are many factors that are involved when it comes to proper recovery for an athlete to be able to compete at their maximum potential. If you’re a type of athlete who doesn’t always have the time to be able to fully delicate yourself to recovery every day you can get by with three methods. The essential recovery methods are broken down into three group’s food, sleep, and ice/deep tissue massage are grouped as one. Continue reading Simple Recovery
For those of you that say you never have time to get in shape, well here is something for you! Thirty minutes 3 times a week is all you need to get your body into better shape. Everyone has 30 minutes to spare within his or her day, whether it’s in the morning before you start work or sometime after work before dinner. Activities can include jogging, sprinting, swimming, playing a round of basketball, weight training, almost anything can be cut down to 30 minutes or less when used effectively. In essence, a lot can be accomplished within that time frame when you use your time effectively. The idea behind the 30-Minute Athlete is that there is always a way to get healthy, build muscle and lose fat. Continue reading The 30-minute Athlete
For those of you higher level athletes, I’ve got a challenge for you.
The Bodyweight Back Squat Challenge.
1. You load the bar to your bodyweight.
2. You have 5 minutes to rep out as many as you can.
3. Time Starts when you un-rack the bar.
4. You MUST go past parallel or it doesnt count.
5. You can rerack the bar but the time doesn’t stop.
6. Don’t puke. Continue reading Back Squat Challenge
Day in and day out people work their butts off trying to get the results they want. At first you see the results, but then after a while the results come slower and it takes longer for you to see the same effect. Here are 5 reasons that might be the cause of your plateau.
To get results, you have to keep stay consistent to a training program. Yes it’s tough to do the same thing over and over again, but sometimes it’s necessary. Now I’m not saying you have to do the same workout time in and time out, you can change it up from time to time, but the important part is that you challenge yourself. Now if you have trouble getting started on a plan, Continue reading 5 Reasons You Aren’t Seeing Results
By: Nathan Thomas Hoang
The World Cup is months away and soccer fever is in full swing. The weather this time of the year is ideal for playing soccer, so let’s talk about simple exercises to improve strength and flexibility in order to get an edge above the competition.
- First and foremost, make sure you do these exercises with attentiveness and caution.
Bringas Athletics would like to honor Taylor as our first Athlete of the month! Although no longer competing in D1 sports, she continues to stay active through daily workouts and running marathons. Here’s her story:
Fitness and athletics has been apart of my daily routine since day one. Literally, my mother taught step aerobics and spin classes up until the day before my birth. I was exposed to it from the womb. When people ask me how I discipline myself to working out everyday my response is always, “I don’t know how to be lazy.” Lying around all day or not being productive is simply something I do not know how to do.
Continue reading February Athlete of the Month: Taylor
It’s no lie that we all train hard to perform our best. Enduring long hours of practice and strength training to achieve our goals. But maybe, its time to utilize the softer side of training: Yoga.
Yoga has a many health benefits to athletes and the general population. The National Center of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine indicate those who practice yoga, both athletes and non-athletes, experienced a lower heart rate level, increased oxygen intake, and increased flexibility and strength.
Continue reading Athletic Yoga