Many know badminton as a beach entertaining sport. But real badminton is a serious Olympic sport requiring much tension, agility, good reaction, staying power, perfect coordination. The flight of the shuttlecock (a missile of cork and goose feather that players volley across the net) has been recorded at speeds of 332 kilometers per hour. Badminton is the world’s fastest racket sport. The speed of therally during a professional game reaches 0,7 hits per second. Badminton is included to the astronaut training program. One can spend hours playing this game and not noticing the time – this is how one can fall in badminton.
Badminton helps get rid of body fat
Badminton is a very dynamic sport kind. It trains different muscle groups of the player. First of all, a badminton player moves with half-bent knees and chasse steps. During this the inner and outer thighs, buttocks and calf muscles are permanently working. Such areas as inner and outer thighs and buttocks are all women’s problematic zones and are often chosen by body fat, cellulite and stretch marks as a home. These parts need hours of work at the gym. Badminton is also effective for it, but many times more exiting. You run, jump a lot, think, have fun and at the same time lose weight.
While a badminton player is hitting a shuttlecock with the racket, both arms work: the one, surely, to hit and the other services as a counterbalance. The hit can be from very light to really strong and hitting the shuttlecock to the bottom in a fraction of a second in a jump (smash). The hits themselves help to get rid of so-called waving arms. For some this might appear familiar: you raise your hand to wave, but when your hand stops waving your triceps still does for some time. This is unpleasant for every woman, and badminton develops these muscles too. During the game your shoulders and neck also work and muscles, which stay motionless for hours at the office, develop. This provides more blood supply for the brains.
And what about the belly? When a player tries to hit the shuttlecock from different corners of the court, it’s important to be flexible and to be able to span. When spanning, you strengthen your abdominal muscles and thus make them tucked and burn the belly fat. This means, you look more beautiful!
If you want to play badminton, you will need:
- a badminton net
- a partner 🙂
- a lined badminton court
- shuttlecocks (can be plastic and feather: the first ones are steady, last long and are used for daily trainings, the second ones are cheaper, can be changed several times during one game, they are normally used for serious competitions).
Besides this equipment, there also exist particular badminton shoes and nice sportswear.
The goal of the game
The goal of the game is not to valley the shuttlecock over the net as long as possible. The main thing is to send the shuttlecock across the net to the area on your opponent‘s court part, where it’s uneasy for him to hit the shuttlecock back. The game has its own rules and scoring, which are not difficult. Also, badminton is one of the three most muscle loading playing sports: after some minutes of an intensive game the player starts to sweat and burn body fat. By the way, the fixed record of the hits number in one match has reached 19725.
Body weight loss
Badminton is perfect for the body weight loss: players have been known to cover more than six kilometers in a single match. Summing up all the jumps, the total jump track can achieve 1 kilometer. You could jog these 6 kilometers, but running is too boring in comparison with badminton, with is a great combination of jumps, runs, starting speed-ups. And all physical load is submerged by hazard, emotions and feelings caused by such active games.
How to play badminton
Badminton is played single to single, double to double or mixed double (woman + man in the same team). During a doubles you develop team work skills with your partner and learn to understand each other better. That’s why badminton is recommended to couples. By the way, badminton is one of a few sport kinds where a woman and a man can play together. Thus, badminton develops not only muscles, but also in some measure forms your mental beauty, trains your head: during a game you should permanently be on the stretch, think and react very fast. These skills are really important not only in sports.
Dear beauties, I hope this article will agitate you to try real badminton yourself – alone, or better with friends, or a boyfriend. You can start it at the age of 20, 30 or 45 – it’s never late. It is much fun and healthy – what can be better? Join in!
And as a dessert here’s a video showing the real badminton: