Football

Benefits of picking one sport to play every week

Posted on May 27, 2018 at 8:01 pm

Recent studies have shown that it’s much better to allow kids the freedom to explore a variety of sports instead of devoting all their energies on a specific kind. People who engage in more than one sport are able to refine their skills faster and develop higher senses and improved pattern recognition. The benefits of these obviously extend to other areas of life outside sports. We want kids to become brilliant at any game they choose. And most importantly we want them to remain physically active for years to come. It’s also about time we move away from a culture that repeatedly places unrealistic demands on both parents and children.

Variety is the spice of life. Being exposed to different sports allows youngsters to enjoy themselves regardless of the game they’re playing. This goes further to reduce the pressure to succeed in competitions. Yet it can also be proven that if you enjoy the sport you’re playing, you are most likely to do well in it. This approach also helps kids discover what truly motivates them on a personal level.

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Benefits of adding yoga to weight training

Posted on March 22, 2018 at 8:38 am

Adding some yoga to strength or weight training can be a good idea, and it’s because your body deserves some love and attention. With yoga, you stretch your muscles and become more flexible, and that’s extremely important if you’re only currently looking at gaining muscles. Think about your body and what you put it through in a weight training routine. It’s so much more rewarding when you combine both and get the best of both worlds. What’s so great about looking like The Rock if you’re not able to touch your toes or perform some very basic flexible movements? It’s important to get some sort of balance and you can certainly do that with a harmony of strength based gym work and yoga lessons. Yoga is a nice exercise to perform after strength training and it’s a great way to unwind and cool your muscles down.

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Can Tottenham catch Chelsea?

Posted on May 9, 2017 at 12:39 pm

With just a few games remaining the Premier League, it looks like it’s Chelsea’s turn to clinch the title once more. The only other team close to Chelsea is Tottenham, but they’re still 4 points behind, which is really a considerable gap when you look at the few games that are left to play.

Chelsea may slip up but their recent form has been quite spectacular, and that’s even when Hazard has been marked out of the game. The neutrals will of course want Tottenham to close the gap to make the title race a little more interesting, but it seems as though the most exciting chase is for the top four spaces. Arsenal, Liverpool, United and City will be fighting for positions 3 and 4, but Liverpool have an easy run. That said, they are capable of slipping up against some of the smaller teams so this will no doubt produce an interesting finale to the 2016-17 Premier League Season. Let’s hope that more excitement comes from the remaining games, and it will be interesting to see which team miss out on Europe.

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Klopp or Mourinho – who’ll come out on top?

Posted on October 16, 2016 at 12:03 pm

So it’s the big showdown soon; Liverpool vs. Manchester United. It’s the most anticipated game of the season for many fans but there seems to be more excitement in the build up this year. Liverpool City is currently sitting above Manchester United on the table, and they really are flying with Jürgen Klopp as their manager. There’s excitement at Manchester United too with Mourinho at the helm, but results haven’t gone his way recently and the squad does seem to be struggling a bit. After a reasonably long rest for both teams after the international break, it looks set to be a close call. Bookies are going for Liverpool though and we can understand why. They seem to turn it up a gear for the big encounters and with Anfield bigger and louder we’re sure the Reds will be well up for the occasion.

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Klopp – The King of Pressing

Posted on September 22, 2016 at 1:52 pm

We’ve never heard so much talk about pressing as we have this year. Pressing high up the pitch to win the ball back is nothing new. It is simple tactics to some so why has it made its way into the headlines? Well, Klopp is the answer. Jurgen Klopp discusses his tactics in detail, unlike other managers. He tells the other team exactly what Liverpool are going to try and do to win the match. Why can he be so cocky? Teams are unable to stop Liverpool, it does not matter how good they are. Liverpool hasn’t just used this tactic to great effect this year. They’ve even managed to beat Barcelona in a pre-season friendly using this style of play. From our point of view, they have played the best football in the premier league this season, and they have even managed to improve their defence which was needed.

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High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

Posted on August 27, 2016 at 10:30 pm

Many celebrities have jumped on the HIIT bandwagon and it is no surprise really, the results that come from this form of training are clear to see on social media. If you’re looking to tone up, get lean or just shed some pounds, HIIT is the way to go. It’s not easy by any means and it can take some time for your body to get used to, but you will see a difference quickly, especially if you back it up with healthy eating. High-intensity training is all about pushing your body to the max, having a short break and then hitting it hard again. Exercises can include squats, burpees, press-ups, sit-ups, crunches, high knees and star-jumps to name a few. As an example, a session may include 4 sets of press up burpees, 4 sets of high knees, 4 sets of lunges, 4 sets of crunches and 4 sets of pull-ups.

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Liverpool’s Win over AC Milan

Posted on July 31, 2016 at 12:11 pm

It’s probably the most friendly competition in world football; the international Champions Cup. In their second game of the tournament, Liverpool beat AC Milan 2-0 thanks to goals from Origi and Firmino, but what did the win prove?

Origi will continue improving

The goal was simply sublime. The touch was calm, whilst the rapid movement created enough space to fire the ball home. He made an instant impact when he came on and he’ll certainly be competing with Daniel Sturridge for a starting spot this year.

Mane is fast

Mane really showed his pace in the game, exposing AC Milan’s back four numerous times. With Ojo and Mane, Liverpool will give Liverpool some much-needed pace, something they lacked last year.

AC Milan look poor

You can’t say Liverpool’s defence looked good because they were barely tested. It was a good game for Liverpool, but AC Milan just wasn’t up for it.

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What’s next for Balotelli?

Posted on June 25, 2016 at 9:34 am

Mario Balotelli has returned to Liverpool from AC Milan after failing to impress after a loan spell. He’s said the reason he’s underperformed the last two years is because the expectations placed on his shoulders were low. He’s relishing a return to English football and a return to form, but Jurgen Klopp has already struggled with Benteke, a proven striker in the Premier League and his teams seem to function better when they have a striker who runs beyond defenders. Balotelli doesn’t fit in with this tactic, he likes to hold the ball up and turn players, but he doesn’t have the pace that he used to, so all we can see next for Mario is to be shown the exit door. That’s easier said than done though because at the moment no clubs have shown firm interest. We’re sure this will resolve itself soon so keep an eye out.

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Was it cruel of Hodgson to leave Drinkwater out?

Posted on May 31, 2016 at 6:19 pm

Roy Hodgson has released his squad of 23 to go to Euro 2016 and some say he was very cruel in his decision-making. Danny Drinkwater, a player who has proved himself all season at Premier League Champions Leicester City was left out, whilst Jack Wilshire was included yet he’s only just come back from injury. Leicester fans are rightly furious but even likes of former England captain Alan Shearer has announced his disappointment at the decision. Drinkwater was probably the best defensive player in the league last season, and okay so he may not bring goals to the party, but he would certainly bring excellent defensive skills and that could be something Roy Hodgson comes to regret. Hopefully, Danny Drinkwater can have another fine season next year and push on for England because he really deserves to.

 

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Liverpool FC – Who’s going to be shown the door?

Posted on March 19, 2016 at 2:14 pm

It’s been a disanointing season for Liverpool, and as a fan myself; I can’t wait for the season to be over. We’re sitting at mid-table with a team of average players, and even the almighty Jurgen Klopp can’t help us! There’s going to be a lot of movement in the summer transfer window, and one man already on his way in is centre-back Joel Matip.

This may mean Skrtel, Toure or Sakho may depart, but there are plenty of other players fighting for their place. Here’s our rundown of players we think may leave this summer:

  • Joe Allen
  • Toure
  • Mignolet
  • Bogdan
  • Balotelli
  • Benteke
  • Ibe
  • Moreno

Time could well be up for all of these players, and we’re pretty sure Liverpool will be one of the busiest clubs in the transfer window. Let’s just hope key players like Sturridge and Coutinho stay.

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