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Squash Burns Calories

When I first started playing squash, I was surprised at how exhausted I was after playing. I was even more surprised to learn how squash burns calories! Squash is an exhilarating and fast-paced racket sport that is played in a closed court environment that leads to constant movement. The benefits of squash are wide-ranging and include burning a lot of calories, better hand-eye-coordination and concentration, and increased flexibility and sprint speed. Squash: The Ultimate Calorie Burner Playing squash as part of your health and fitness program can become a very effective method to control your weight. Squash is the type of activity that will leave your core, glutes, legs, and arms sore after a good session, which is an indication that this is a great exercise. A regular game of squash is certain to appeal to those in search of an activity that gives an all-around great workout for the entire…

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 Backhand Serve

The squash backhand serve is an effective serve if done correctly. The backhand swing enables you to spin the ball faster than you would on a forehand. With enough spin, a backhand serve creates unpredictable angles as the ball bounces off from the walls. Hitting a backhand serve Direct the ball near the opposite corner of the front wall. An unpredictable angle can be made with enough spin on the ball to confuse your opponent and will bring the trajectory closer to the side wall. Serve the ball with a backhand swing to spin the ball and direct it towards the opposite corner of the front wall. Have the ball clip the side wall to make the shot even more effective. Position your feet wide apart with your racquet at backhand position at the opposite side of your racquet hand. Gently toss the ball at an arm’s length with the…

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