Surfing is a sport that is practiced for pleasure, but for health, you have to add decent exercises on the shore to compensate for the uneven load. I have a friend, Sasha Pavlov, a surfer and a professional fitness trainer who is well versed in physiology. I asked him to talk about exactly how the surfer suffers from his hobby, and whether it is possible to correct or at least reduce the negative effect of surfing.
A bit of general physiology
All muscles are connected in a common chain, and fascias connect them – connective tissue, elastic but elastic, which does not allow the muscles to disperse, holds the fibers together. Each muscle is in its fascia, each muscle bundle is also wrapped in a common fascia, this structure gives the body density and creates Continue reading
Attention, in this article there are such words as “menstruation” and “vagina”, if you are a man and do not want anatomical details – do not read, just throw a link to your surfing friends.
If you are lucky to be born with a set of chromosomes XX, the imprint of the hormonal background is superimposed on most of your life. PMS, pain, fatigue, tearfulness – repeating regularly, these things become familiar and mundane. The female cycle naturally also influences surfing. Kitchen conversations confirm that among my acquaintances there was not a single girl who would say that she did not notice any difference during the whole month. The most common complaint is a lack of strength right in front of menstruation and in the early days. Next on the list is poor coordination on the same dates. Continue reading
What tricks have people not resorted to to get into the kingdom of Neptune, not accessible to creatures whose airways are not adapted to live under water! The ancients exhausted themselves with lengthy workouts, allowing them to hold their breath for several tens of seconds longer. Another idea came up with the use of lumps of wool or animal fur, in which air bubbles are trapped. The first device used by primitive divers for diving was a long straw through which they breathed while under water. In the 16th century, an air bell and a leather suit began to be used, which was filled with air pumped from the surface. Diving suits gradually improved and for a long time served people as faithful helpers in various underwater works.
But a real breakthrough in the study of the underwater world occurred only in the 20th century, when scuba gear was invented almost at the same time and the first bathyscaphe was built. In 1910, a slightly improved model of the Henry Fluss submarine, invented back in 1878, found its application as the rescue equipment of the English submarine fleet. The use of a similar apparatus called the scuba gear was Continue reading