Soldiers in every country train for battles. Sports players practice for games. What they do is very different but the reason they do it is not. There are psychological and physical benefits to practicing for situations of high stress like battles and games. Psychologically we train to build confidence under pressure. We also train so that we become offensive and head into battle rather than shrink from it. While sports are less life threatening than battles the same principles apply. A football scrimmage with other team mates will help you mentally prepare for a game with an opposing team.
But the real benefit of practicing is the physical side. You can have all the confidence in the world but if you can’t get the ball in the goal you do not have a chance. Muscle memory is where the big advantages come in. Doing a task a few thousand times will help get it ingrained into your muscle and into your brain. Shoot a layup 2000 times and you will be able to do it like clockwork. The greats of the greats like Michael Jordan spent a lot of extra time on the basketball court practicing. He was out on the court after everybody left and this simple fact made him possibly the greatest basketball player of all time. Once you do something enough it almost becomes an instinct. Soldiers practice shooting, rushing bunkers, and jumping out of planes. They do this so that when they go to battle they will have that instinct and the edge over the enemy.
The more you practice the better off you will be. You do want to make sure that you train or practice the correct way as well because if you do it wrong 2000 times you will not have the advantage but a great disadvantage.
I would suggest checking out some coaching videos that will help you learn how to practice the right way. You can find hundreds of them at www.morleyathletic.com. There are videos on baseball, basketball, field hockey, football, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
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Warmer weather is finally here and with the snow melting everyone is looking forward to spending more time outdoors. Time to clean off your deck furniture, light the Tiki torches and throw some ribs on the grill. Before we get into the season full speed I have a suggestion for you. Here is a way to make your ordinary deck or patio table much more interesting. Instead of going to your local big box store to buy the same table and chair set that everyone else in the neighborhood has, why not think outside the box. An outdoor table tennis table can do double duty. An outdoor patio table by day and a high quality, competition grade table tennis table ready for some serious outdoor fun by night. Or vise versa for that matter.
There are several outdoor table tennis tables available on the market, one such model is the Stiga Equinox outdoor table tennis table. I’m not going to lie to you, outdoor table tennis tables are not cheap. These are not the $200 tables you find at your local sporting goods store. Outdoor table tennis tables feature an all weather surface and design that can withstand the elements. They have heavy duty chassis with wheels that make them easily movable. A good table like the previously mentioned Stiga Equinox comes complete with a full durable outdoor net and post set, family friendly features like padded corners and a Truebounce™ blue aluminum top. It is ready for actual competitive table tennis whenever you are. You can be sure that your opponent won’t try blaming their lack of ping pong skill on a warped table.
So after beating the socks off of your neighbor in a friendly match up you can take the net and posts off and set the table for dinner and recover from the match over some grilled ribs. Hey, better yet why not eat those grilled ribs and play a friendly match with one of your kids to see who’s doing dishes.
Anyway you look at it an outdoor table tennis table can be a lot of fun. They are made of materials that will keep them from warping or falling apart from the abuse of the elements. A worthy investment for your hard earned dollars. Of course if you run a summer camp or resort outdoor table tennis tables are a great addition for your facility as well. You can find a complete selection of table tennis tables and all of your order ping pong needs at www.morleyathletic.com. Check out the site and buy your table today!