Squash Health

Importance of the Squash Warm Up Exercise

A squash warm up routine is something every player should do before playing. Not only does it get you ready for your match, it helps prevent injuries. But how much do you really warm up before your squash match? In recent years there have been studies showing that excessive warm-up exercises actually reduce performance instead improve performance. Overdoing your warm up exercises before your squash match can actually reduce muscle power and in turn make you weaker when you are playing your match. Stretching before a game gives an extra layer of protection on the joints during a game. So what makes a good warmup? PURPOSE OF A SQUASH WARM UP EXERCISE MENTAL READINESS Mental preparation to set your mind to perform to the best of your abilities. To bring your focus at the task at hand. PHYSICAL READINESS Physical preparation for the heart and lungs. Raising the body temperature, blood…

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…

Plantar Fasciitis Sport Massage-An In Depth Infographic

Plantar Fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain for athletes. It is caused by straining a ligament under the foot called the Plantar Fascia. The Plantar Fascia supports the foot arch and acts like a shock absorber that absorbs the impact on each step. Overworking this ligament can cause tiny rips and tears on its tissue resulting in a stabbing pain on the first number of steps after a long footrest. MASSAGE THERAPY Using your thumbs, gently knead gently around the where the pain would be felt with gentle pressure to help the blood circulate through the damaged tissues. Do the same procedure on your lower calf muscles making your way down slowly through the Achilles tendon down to your heal to loosen up stressed muscles and to further circulate more blood to the damaged areas. Slowly move your toes to make invisible circles to loosen up your ankles.…

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