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Yang Tai Fitness Work Outs

Yang Tai is simply a form of Tai Chi. Tai Chi is named after Yang Lu-chan who was born in 1799 in the province of Hopeh in China.  This style of Tai Chi is the contemporary style that is practiced by most people to day. It is considered to be a softer more internal version of genuine  Tai Chi.  Yang Lu-cha, who developed a mutation of the real martial art, became a favorite of the Imperial court and his name at the time was “Yang the Unsurpassed.”

 

 

The Yang Tai movements are less about being a warrior and more about developing your personal ease of movement. It is about developing grace and conserving your energy.  You move in rythms that support the conomical and beautiful use of all of the muscles in your body. This makes you very fit and very aware.

 

 

Almost all  contemporary forms of thisexerise are based on the original Yang set of movements that are designed to build up chi. Chi is the Chinese word that means “life force” or “life energy.” The substantiaon of this  this life force is the entire focus of the exercise of Tai Chi Chih. Increasing chi is not only good for you physically but it is also thought to draw good things into your life like love, enlightenment and prosperity.

 

 

Most people can learn the entire routine belonging to Yang  Lu-Chuan  in a week but it is much more common to learn the form of the exercise gradually over a period eight classes that take place once a week. Another way to learn it is to buy a book or DVD about Tai Chi.

 

 

It is also good for the brain and body as you have to concentrate on a particular pose and get it right before you can move on to the next one. It also expands concentration and awareness.  Like most exercises like this the more you practice it the better off you are physically.

 

 

It is important to understand that this form of is more about energy building and that it is not really a martial art. The poses that are adopted are completely non violent. There are 19 movements and one pose in the yang style routine.  These are gentle movements and everyone from the very old and the very young can learn it. The great thing is that it does not require any particular type of physical fitness or coordination to practice it and it enhances physical and mental performance for any type of athlete.

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Working Out Before You Play Golf

You shouldn’t have to be worrying about whether you can physically handle it before you step foot on a golf green. However that is exactly what happens if you are not fit before you play golf. Golf is a long game. Golf can wear you out. You need to bend over a lot and pick up balls. If you are overweight this might be a big issue for you;You also don’t want to be out of breath, sweating because of the exertion of pulling the cart around the green. If you examine the physiques of most professional players you will notice that they are taut and fit and lean before they enter the green.

 

 

Studies on performance  have shown that one way golfers can improve their performance on the green is by embarking on a program of  weight training. This is because weight-training exercises can noticeably improve personal muscle strength and hip and shoulder flexibility. Lifting weights up and down can help improve the health.

 

 

Professionals also work out with weights to increase the speed with which they can hit the ball. This is because a golf ball needs lean muscle to drive it, not flab. Believe it or not, upper arm flab can actually slow down the speed of a golf swing. This is because the golf club itself is an extension of your arm and your drive and the force with which you can whack the ball.

 

 

If you are an amateur who wants to play like a professional your best course of action is to put yourself on a program of regular exercise that is a combination of  different kinds of exrcise.  However be sure to include the weight lifting.. It is recommended that you do three sets of the usual weight lifting and resistance training exercises that are prescribed by most trainer at gyms and work out clubs.  If you do three sets than these three times a week for 2 1/2 hours then you will substantially improve your game.

 

 

If you find it difficult to fit weightlifting into your schedule then one way to cut down your work out time might be to buy a home workout bench. f you work out every day for twenty minutes on a home gym then you will get the same results as if you had spent a couple of hours, three days a week at a professional club.