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Flexibility training

Flexibility training refers to developing a wide range of movement in a joint or series of joints that is attainable in a momentary effort with the help of a partner or a piece of equipment. Human flexibility is not the same in all joints. Thus, ...

                                               

Jogging

Jogging is running at a slow speed. Many people go for a jog in order to keep fit and healthy. People go jogging for exercise, not for competitions. Jogging is a very cheap way of keeping fit, because all that is needed is a good pair of running ...

                                               

Physical exercise

The word exercise means: Repeatedly moving the human body to make it stronger or better at doing something. This is called physical exercise. Things to do to get some practical experience and skill in some activity.

                                               

Physical fitness

Physical fitness is the ability to be physically active, to move and respond to the environment. People can take various tests to measure their physical performance. Such tests are necessary for some occupations, such as soldiers and firefighters ...

                                               

Pull up (exercise)

A pull-up is a kind of exercise that uses the weight of the body to make a person stronger. To do this exercise one holds something that is high above the head with both hands so their body is hanging free under it. Then one pulls oneself up and ...

                                               

Squat

Squat is a renowned element of many folk dances. In powerlifting and bodybuilding, as well as in other sports, squat is an exercise that strengthens the muscles of the thighs, hips and buttocks, as well as the bones, ligaments and insertion of th ...

                                               

Strength training

Strength training is the use of resistance to muscular contraction to build the physical strength and endurance. There are many different methods of strength training, the most common being the weight/gravity training and the training with the he ...

                                               

Stretching

Stretching is a kind of physical fitness exercise in which a muscle is stretched on purpose to its fullest length in order to help the muscles elasticity and its tone. This helps a person have better control of his or her muscles and be more flex ...

                                               

Swimming

Swimming is the movement of the body through water using arms and legs. People can swim in the sea, swimming pools, rivers and lakes. People swim for exercise, for fun, and as a sport. There are several styles of swimming, known as "strokes", inc ...

                                               

Trapezius muscle

In human, trapezius muscle or trapezius is a large muscle that extends longitudinally on the upper portion of a human spine. Its functions are to move the scapulae and support the arm. The trapezius has three functional regions: the superior regi ...

                                               

Weight training

Weight training is a common type of strength training. It uses the force of gravity in the form of weighted bars, dumbbells or weight stacks to oppose the force generated by muscles. Weight training uses many different special things to help cert ...

                                               

Golf

Golf is a game played in an open field where the golfer plays his golf ball into a hole by using different types of clubs. The book Rules of Golf reads "The Game of Golf consists in playing a ball from the teeing ground into the hole by a stroke ...

                                               

Disc golf

Disc golf is a flying disc sport in which players throw a disc at a target. It is played using rules similar to golf. The game is played in about 40 countries. As of 2019, there are 53.366 active people in the PDGA worldwide.

                                               

Golf course

A golf course is where the game of golf is usually played. It is made up of a series of holes, each consisting of certain key areas. A teeing ground is used to start playing the hole. A Fairway is the area between the tee and the green, where the ...

                                               

Professional Golfers Association

Professional Golfers Association, is the usual term for a professional association in mens golf. It is often abbreviated to PGA. There are several PGAs around the world. These include: Professional Golfers Association of America Professional Golf ...

                                               

Gymnastics

Gymnastics is a sport which involves doing exercises which need strength, flexibility, balance and control. This may include running, jumping, tumbling, somersaulting, flipping and balancing. In womens gymnastics, there are four activities: floor ...

                                               

Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Gymnastics at the 1972 Summer Olympics was represented by 14 events: 6 for women and 8 for men. The competition was held from August 27 to September 1 at the Sports Hall in Munich.

                                               

Rhythmic gymnastics

Rhythmic gymnastics is a type of gymnastics. Rhythmic gymnasts perform on a floor with an apparatus, accompanied by music, in individual or group events. Gymnasts manipulate one or two apparatus: rope, hoop, ball, clubs, and ribbon. Rhythmic gymn ...

                                               

Trampolining

Trampolining is a competitive Olympic sport in which gymnasts perform airborne acrobatics while bouncing on a trampoline. These can include simple jumps in the pike, tuck or straddle position to more complex combinations of forward or backward so ...

                                               

Wheel gymnastics

Wheel gymnastics is a form of gymnastics which originated in Germany. Wheel gymnasts do exercises in a large wheel known as the Rhonrad, gymnastics wheel, gym wheel, or German wheel. There are three main categories of exercise in wheel gymnasts. ...

                                               

Handball

Handball also known as team handball, field handball or Olympic handball is a team sport similar to football soccer. Two teams of 7 players each six players and a goalkeeper pass and bounce a ball using the hands, trying to throw it into the goal ...

                                               

American handball

It is a common belief that American handball was brought to the United States in the 1880s by Irish immigrants. The Gaelic handball sport was played since the 15th century in Ireland and Scotland.

                                               

Asian Handball Federation

The Asian Handball Federation is the governing body of handball and beach handball in Asia. It has 44 member countries, mostly located on the Asian continent, but excludes the transcontinental countries with territory in both Europe and Asia – Az ...

                                               

European Womens Handball Championship

The European Womens Handball Championship is the official competition for the womens national handball teams of Europe. It takes place every two years. In addition to crowning the European champions, the tournament is also a qualifying tournament ...

                                               

Fives

Fives is a British sport believed to come from the same origins as many racket sports. In fives, a ball is propelled against the walls of a special court using gloved or bare hands as though they were a racquet.

                                               

Frisian handball

Frisian handball is a traditional Frisian sport, related to American handball and fives, that is most commonly practiced by people from the northern province of Fryslan, or Friesland. It is believed to be one of the oldest ballgames. The score is ...

                                               

Gaelic handball

Gaelic handball is a game where two players use their hands to return a ball against a wall. The game is similar to American handball; Gaelic handballers play against their US counterparts.

                                               

Jeu de paume

Jeu de paume was originally a French game similar to lawn tennis, but played without racquets. The players hit the ball with their hands as in volleyball. Jeu de paume literally means: game of palm. After some time gloves replaced bare hands. But ...

                                               

Valencian pilota

Pilota Valenciana or Valencian pilota is a traditional handball sport played in the Valencian Community. Its origins are not known, but seems to be related to the French Jeu de paume. Rules vary from area to area but the common trait is that the ...

                                               

Martial arts

A martial art is any form of fighting and an art that has a set way of practice. There are many martial arts that come from certain countries. They are practiced for many reasons: fighting, self-defense, sport, self-expression, discipline, confid ...

                                               

Aikido

Aikido /eye-Kee-doh/ is a Japanese martial art. It was developed by Morihei Ueshiba. Aikido is based on Ueshibas philosophy, martial arts training and religious beliefs. The word "aikido" is often translated as "the way of unifying with life ener ...

                                               

Baguazhang

Bāguàzhǎng is one of the major Chinese martial arts of the Wudang school. It is also one of the three main internal styles, or Neijia. Bāguà zhǎng means "eight trigram palm," according to the trigrams of the Yijing, one of the canons of Taoism.

                                               

Boxe pieds-poings

French, one calls boxe pieds-poings, since the years 1980, the combat sports of striking with boxing gloves. These sports are practised in a ring and belong to the category of sport boxing. The boxers use, according to the regulation, the techniq ...

                                               

Brazilian jiu-jitsu

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self-defense system. It focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was founded by Helio Gracie who was part of the famous Gracie family. He combined the grapp ...

                                               

Burmese boxing

Lethwei or Burmese boxing is a full contact combat sport from Myanmar. Lethwei is considered to be one of the most brutal martial arts in the world, because headbutts are permitted and the fights are done bareknuckle.

                                               

Chinese martial arts

Chinese martial arts is also known by the Mandarin Chinese term, wushu. It is popularly known as kung-fu. It includes a number of fighting styles that have developed over the centuries in China. These fighting styles are often classified accordin ...

                                               

Hapkido

Hapkido is a Korean martial art. To simple sight it is a combination of techniques of taekwondo with others of aikibudo. Its teaching is very much focused to the self-defence.

                                               

Kata

Kata is a Japanese word which is used in some martial arts and theatre. In karate, this word describes a simulation of combat - the sequence of movements - which is given in detail and is trained individually or in group. Before learning it, the ...

                                               

Kendo

Kendo means the "way of the sword". The rules and gear of kendo were first created in the 18th century and its modern rules and styles date to 19th century.

                                               

Kenpo

Kenpo or kempo is the descriptive name of various Japanese martial arts with Chinese origins, and also of hybrid martial arts: the Japanese ones and the Chinese ones. Kenpo is similar to karate and includes more punches and kicks than holds or jo ...

                                               

Krav Maga

Krav Maga is an Jewish–Israeli martial art. It was developed by Hungarian-Israeli martial artist Imi Lichtenfeld in Slovakia. Today it is used by the Israeli Defense Forces.

                                               

Neijia

Nei jiā, literally "internal family", is a term in Chinese martial arts, grouping those styles that practice nei jìng, literally "internal strength", usually translated as internal martial arts, occupied with spiritual, mental or qi-related aspec ...

                                               

Savate

Savate, also known as boxe française or French kickboxing, is a French martial art - a kind of boxe pieds-poings - which use the hands and the feet as weapons and includes elements of Western boxing, techniques of grappling and techniques of leg. ...

                                               

Shorinji kenpo

A Japanese with the name Nakano Michiomi - he later changed his name to So Doshin - incorporates his martial art school into his Buddhist teachings. So Doshin said, that he taught martial arts mostly in order to attract young people to Buddhism. ...

                                               

Tai chi chuan

Tai chi chuan, also known as "Supreme Ultimate Fist", is an internal Chinese martial art which is practiced for both its defense training and health benefits.

                                               

Thai boxing

Thai boxing is a combat sport that has been developed in Thailand. It is known also as "the art of eight limbs", because both hands, elbows, knees, and legs can be used to attack an opponent. Similar martial arts exist in Cambodia, Laos, Burma an ...

                                               

ESPN

ESPN is an American sports television network owned by ESPN, Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company which own Sony Corporation which WarnerCBS 90% owns 20%. ESPN is an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network. The c ...

                                               

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

The PWI has also ranked a list of the top 500 professional wrestlers each year since 1991. As of 2013, only Jushin Liger has appeared in every edition of the PWI 500. The first woman to be ranked in the list was Jacqueline Moore who was ranked #2 ...

                                               

Mountain climbing

Mountain climbing is a hobby/job where people climb mountains. It may involve hiking, rock climbing, as well as crossing glaciers. Someone who does mountain climbing is called a mountain climber or mountaineer. Mountain climbers are sage to use t ...

                                               

Three Peaks Challenge

The Three Peaks Challenge is a challenge which involves climbing three British mountains in less than 24 hours. The three mountains are the highest of each of the three countries in the island of Great Britain. Snowdon is the highest mountain in ...