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Health Benefits of Squash

Squash may not be the first thing you think about when considering new ways to get in shape, and it might not be something you have ever tried. Surprisingly, the health benefits of squash are something to consider if you have never played the game before. Squash Health Benefit #1: Cardio Health A game of squash moves faster than you think. The ball travels faster than a tennis ball and players are required to move at a pace to stand a chance of being in the right place. Your opponent’s job is to make you work, running around the court and jumping if the ball has gone high. All of these things are going to raise your heart rate which assists with your cardiovascular health. Squash Health Benefit #2: Weight Control All that running around and getting to the ball is also a great way to control your weight. Burning…

5 Useful Squash Exercise Benefits

The fast and constant movement of squash makes it a very reliable cardiovascular activity. An energetic game of squash leads to diving and leaping for the ball and lots of running back and forth across the court. A benefit of this is the ability to increase strength and fitness and maintain a healthy weight. Here are five of the squash exercise benefits: An activity for everybody Squash is a fun activity that is easily played at any age, and the cost to enter this sport is relatively inexpensive. The game rules and techniques are quite easy to learn (but much more difficult to master). Plus, the play equipment, games, and styles are easily modified to match every player’s skill level, gender, age and size. Studies on racket sports indicate a child is able to improve motor skills, sociability, hand-eye-coordination, and more. Great for your heart Squash is great for your…

Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 Review

The new Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 is similar to the older Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 that Mohamed Elshorbagy used in 2013 in Qatar Classic competitions. This racquet’s frame weighs 125 grams, has a balance point of 350 mm with a slightly heavy 500cm2 (77sq.in.) teardrop head.  It is strung with a Tecnifibre’s 305+ 1.20mm premium string. We took our time to write a detailed Technifibre Carboflex 125 review that will help you decide whether this racquet is for you. Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 Benefits Most of the specifications in this review apply to both the original version of the racquet and the new one (x-speed range).  The differences, apart from color, between these racquets are so small that only advanced level Squash players may notice. You can expect the following from the racquet: Tecnifibre Maneuverability It is easy to maneuver for switching sides, getting up to volley, overhead shots and any other shot that…

Squash Warm Up Exercises

SQUASH WARM-UP EXERCISES During an intense game such as squash, the body exerts great efforts to perform twists, sudden turns and deliver force on the court. Forcing all of the muscles to perform at its best at a very fast pace can wear on your body. Warm-up exercises are strongly recommended when doing any strenuous activity to help condition the muscles before playing the game. STRETCHES Quad Stretch Find a wall or something you can hold onto to keep your balance. Hold onto the wall and lift your ankle towards your butt with your opposite hand. Keep your standing leg straight as you bring your head as close to the ground as you could while keeping your torso straight. Hamstring Stretch Step one foot forward and place both of your hands on your thigh. Bring your head as close to the ground as you can while keeping your torso and…

Squash Solo Practice

Learning to control the ball, footwork and spatial awareness is essential in playing squash. Improving these fundamentals increases your skill level and gives you an upper hand in a competitive game against your opponent. These solo practice exercises will help you improve by practicing against yourself. STRAIGHT DRIVES Position yourself next to the wall doing straight drives. Aim to: Project the ball as parallel and close to the wall as possible. Move forward and backward working on your forehand swing. Switch to the opposite side wall. Move forward and backward working on your backhand swing. STRAIGHT & CROSSCOURT DRIVES Do a straight drive followed by a crosscourt drive catching the ball on the opposite side wall. Aim to: Bounce the ball on the side wall with each crosscourt drive. A transition between backhand and forehand racquet control landing the ball as accurately as possible. Improve your footwork as you transition…

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