Posted in General Article
February 17, 2018

Favorite Sports of the Urban People

The longer the awareness of people about healthy living is getting higher. People, especially the urban, now make the sports as part of their lifestyle.

Sports

In the midst of his hectic activity, the urban community still spends his time exclusively for sports. Whether it’s on the morning before leaving for the move, when returning to the activity in the afternoon or evening, or on weekends. They no longer exercise just because of trends. But they already regard sports as a necessity.

Sports urban choices include:

Muay Thai

Muay Thai is one of the martial arts originating from the country of Thailand. This sport combines kicking and punching moves.

Initially, this martial art was used as a combat technique in the real war. Now Muay Thai is getting more popular. Even women also love this sport. They want to keep their body shape as well as learn martial arts.

Benefits: Train leg muscles, nourish the heart, form the core muscles of the body, especially the stomach.

Difficulty level: Easy enough because of simple and familiar movements like punching, kicking, shoving, and knee attacks. Anyone can follow this martial art.

Pilates

Pilates has grown in popularity since Hollywood celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz have shown the equivalent result of a toned body volume. This movement is almost similar to yoga, but more focus on body formation. Yoga, however, focuses more on calming the mind.

Pilates was developed by an athlete named Joseph Pilates around the 20th century with the aim of rehabilitation and strengthening of core muscles.

Benefits: Restore fitness after joint injury. Pilates also strengthens the back and spine, abdomen, arms, hips, and thighs. The point is to make our body movements more flexible and flexible.

Difficulty: Almost similar to yoga, you need patience and high enough concentration to get maximum results.

Zumba

Zumba is a type of exercise in the form of a combination of gymnastics and energetic dance that is rooted in the Latin tradition. The Zumba movement is much inspired by the movements of salsa, mambo, tango, chachacha, and hip-hop.

The emergence of Zumba originated from a choreographer from Colombia named Alberto Perez. Perez patented the Zumba dance in 2001 and since then Zumba has grown in 125 countries. One session of Zumba generally lasts for 1 (one) hour which contains a combination of slow motion until fast tempo movement. As time goes by, Zumba dance music is no longer limited to Latin music but more pop music.

Benefits: If you follow the Zumba class regularly, this dance is powerful to burn fat and body shape to be more volume. A person can burn 360-532 calories for an hour performing the dance in a fast rhythm.

Difficulty: All ages can follow Zumba, depending on their physical strength.

TRX Sports

Total Body Resistance Exercise Suspension Training (TRX). For you who are diligent enough fitness and fitness, must have heard a lot about TRX.

TRX is a type of bodywork by using your own body weight as the center of gravity.

TRX appeared in early 2000. When a member of the US Navy named Randy Hetrick had trouble finding a sports instrument while on duty at the submarine. Finally, he will use parachute and karate belt. This is the beginning of TRX prototypes.

As it progresses, fitness enthusiasts apply TRX to fitness classes. Because according to them this kind of exercise is suitable in addition to fitness activities.

Benefits: Train vital muscles, flexing the body as well as train balance

Difficulty: Quite easy. You just need a long strong rope and iron bars to keep your weight in practice. TRX involves all parts of the body to move so that it is effective to burn body calories for 30 minutes.