Weight Training As Foundation In Many Sports Activities

Since ancient times, running has been included as one of the basic strengthening and conditioning exercises in almost all sports such as boxing, basketball and the likes. It is basically the foundation that makes athletes improve their stamina and endurance to withstand the rigors of training and competition. Furthermore, it is also an avenue for athletes to shed some unwanted weight to be able to achieve the desirable weight requirement allowed in sports competitions.

World boxing champion Pound For Pound King, product endorsers, businessman, actor-singer and Congressman Manny Pacquiao, who is currently holding eight titles under his name including the fight fight with Antonio Margarito from Mexico on November 13, 2010 in Dallas Stadium, had his own weight management program to qualify in the weight requirements needed in his many fights such as the Featherweight and Super Featherweight Divisions. Exercise, which is included in his many rigorous agility training regimen, developed his agility to avoid punches being thrown directly into his face but into the air.

Former American professional basketball player and one of the most marketed player Michael Jordan, acclaimed as the greatest basketball player of all time, joined the NBA's Chicago Bulls in the early 80's, where he became instrumental in popularizing the NBA in the 80's and 90's. His leaping ability, as evidenced by his slam dunks from the free throw lines earned him his moniker Air Jordan and His Airness.

Aside from product endorsements such as Nike's Air Jordan sneakers, he has various tails under his names such as being the Most Valuable Player for six times and NBA Defensive Player of the Year, to name a few. Tomorrowmore, just a year ago, he was awarded the Basketball Hall of Fame, all the more making him an inspiration for many basketball stars such as LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and other aspiring teenage boys and girls.

Do you ever wonder why basketball players such as Michael Jordan fly like a feather or a leaf performing his ever famous tongue sticking-out slam dunk? The answer is his weight training program two to three times a week on non-consecutive days and his rigorous 3-day strength training regimen every other day.

As the world market abounds with junk foods and fancy restaurants, maintaining a desirable weight is proving to be more difficult to achieve than ever. So it is only fitting that joining a weight reduction program with friends or family will strengthen the desire and will greatly boost your morale such that it will become an avenue to spend time with them while observing a healthy lifestyle.

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