What could be more fun than hitting balls with sticks and gaining fitness benefits in the process? It may sound simplistic but deep down inside everyone loves the power that comes with smashing a small object as far as they can.
Taking part in one of the following sports is a great way to improve areas of your fitness otherwise missed in your regular routines, and have fun too.
Played primarily in the UK, Australia, the West Indies and India and its surrounding countries, the benefits of cricket are similar to softball as it involves the same actions except the bat is held to the ground. This works different muscles when batting and bowling, which requires a run-up and overarm throw. Having a ball launched towards you at speed can be dangerous so it’s essential to check Talent Cricket for tips and equipment before playing.
Popular the world over, tennis is a great sport as it only requires two people (or just one if you practice against a wall). Constantly moving and adjusting your body increases flexibility while using almost every muscle in your body. It is a fantastic aerobic workout that will improve your reflexes the more you play and is the least dangerous on this list!
No, not what you do after a tough gym session but the traditional Gaelic sport involving 15 players on a team hitting a small ball between their opponent’s goalposts. Supposedly the fastest field game in the world it requires a high level of fitness. The simplest way to describe it is ‘hockey off the ground’ with a few amendments.
A long stick with a piece of mesh on the end is used to catch and throw a small ball between players and into an opponent’s goal in lacrosse. It involves plenty of sprinting and strength as a contact sport, so protective equipment is required too. Probably the closest thing to Quidditch there is, minus broomsticks.
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