Spring into action ladies with these two ball related sports. We’re not talking ping pong. Time to stop messing around with the wrong balls. Go for bigger for better results!
Racquetball is the fountain of knee replacement, the fountain of wrist injury, and the fountain of youth. But ladies, that’s only if you are a die hard ball whipping kill shot kind of gal. Die hard racquetball produces sweat faster than 100 plus degrees of sweltering sun. You might as well live in a microwave during each game. But if you’re going for the simple feel good sport of racquetball, there’s always hope. The rules are simple, the game never changes, only the players do.
Hitting a ball against a wall without any rules set upon yourself is an idiotic way to play racquetball. What do you need to know to get the most out of it? First, you must hit the front wall at least once after the ball reaches contact with the racquet. Second, the ball must bounce once before hitting it. Third, if you position yourself to face the side wall rather than the front wall then you do not tend to pull the muscles others do. A simple set of rules can do so much for the body.
Racquetball facilities usually offer a guest fee if not a first time freebie to figure out if you want to return. Plus some facilities offer a racquet and ball for you to use. Try it, you will not be disappointed! It takes fifteen minutes on a racquetball court for me to feel great the rest of the day. But know your limits. An hour is way too long for newbies. Racquetball works more muscles than most contact sports. Most people so not even know this. Consider yourself semi-educated on a game stereotyped as a dying sport. It’s very much alive! Just don’t kill yourself running all over the court.
A lighter way of using a racquetball to your arm advantage can be a easy as hitting a ball against the racquet like a paddle ball board without elastic string. How far can you go depends on how many times you can hit the ball in the air with the racquet. Question is, can you reach 15? Try it and find out.
Basketball isn’t for the tall guys and gals. Talk about great ab work when shooting foul shots. Go to a basketball court and make at least ten foul shots between running for the ball. The idea is to work those abs, arms, legs. You’ll feel your body sweat. Let it happen unless your body shows signs of warning. Do not continue if there is pain, uncontrolled panting or if you start becoming light headed. Remember, you’re not trying to kill yourself. You’re just getting some exercise.
Private practice is best when it comes to those who would rather, well, practice in private. Take a basketball and place it between your knees while laying down on your back to the floor. Move from side to side while screaming at the whacky lady on the Lifetime Television program. Again, feeling a bit unhealthy for it? Don’t do it. Try something lighter.
Take a basketball and lay it between your ankles as your feet are above ground at about two to three feet. Just as that commercial where a woman travels an apple down her leg as if she’s the most flexible woman in the world, move the ball and try to balance it. It will be, most likely, testy, however good for the body.
Something even more lighter?
Place the ball on the ground. Pick it up. Place it on the ground. Pick it up. Place it on the ground. Pick it up. Yes, you’ll feel like Will Smith’s kid in the newest version of Karate Kid but remember how the move transforms muscle tone. A simple task with great results when having enough patience to allow the results to be seen.
Two great sports, one awesome goal. You. Striving to live longer can be frustrating along the journey. Beats the alternative – death. So what you waiting for? Take it out on the court!