How Fun Is Playing Badminton?

The benefits of exercise are myriad. It makes you feel good about yourself, burns excess body fat, grows and maintains muscle, strengthens bones and joints, helps flexibility, deepens sleep, improves appearance, creates a high, provides goals to achieve, lifts depression, relieves stress, increases self esteem, reverses and prevents disease and helps you feel alive and youthful… that is, if you do it right.

A good badminton set would usually include a number of other accessories, especially a carrying bag which comes in very handy. It helps to safe keep the badminton equipments when not in use as well as for transporting them around and prevents any item loss. You may also find a regulation set which include a string to mark the boundary of the court. A case for keeping the net would be good as well as a container to store and protect the shuttles when not in use.

As a start, learn the backhand drop. This skill does not involve a lot of strength. If you can perform a correct backhand stroke, this shot should not be a problem at all with a little practice.

If your racket is going in a straight line then you’ve got great technique and chances are you’re already hitting the shuttle pretty hard. Focus on exercises 1 and 2 to see if you can improve in these areas.

The badminton clear is the most common stroke, and it can be played from either forehand or backhand, as well as overhead or underarm. Regardless of exactly how you use the clear, the objective is to send the shuttle to the back of the court, forcing your opponent back away from the net to open up the forecourt.

The weight of a badminton racket refers to exactly that- how heavy it is. Over the years the weight of racquets has reduced considerably, and you can now find certain models that weigh as little as 70grams. Most rackets weigh between 80-90g. Different manufacturers have their own systems for telling you how heavy a racket is. For example, Yonex have the “U” system, where “U”= 95-100g, and “4U”= 80-84g.

If you are a serious badminton player, you should take precautions to prevent these injuries. The more intense you are during your game, the higher chance that you’ll get these injuries.

Your body is a gift and responsibility. It is a moral duty to take care of it. Exercise like you mean it but use the wisdom of moderation. Enjoy the health that results and the wonderful, feel-alive dimension that is added to life as well.


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