What Do Gladiators and the Weekend Warrior Have In Common?

Written by Louise Roach

Strip offrepparttar tie and grab your running shoes, golf clubs or baseball mitt! The weekend has arrived. You look forward to extra time on Saturday and Sunday to enjoy your favorite sport. And you probably cram in as much activity as possible before Monday morning rolls around. You’re a weekend warrior!

If you find yourself nursing a painful knee or strained muscle atrepparttar 146073 office, you are inrepparttar 146074 company of gladiators.

Favored gladiators were consideredrepparttar 146075 sports heroes of their day. If a gladiator survived serious injury, they were attended to by sports physicians for common problems such as sprains, torn ligaments and muscle strains. The first doctor to gain notoriety for treating gladiators was Galen, acclaimed asrepparttar 146076 father of sports medicine. Living from 129 to 199 BC, Galen traveled throughout Rome bandaging-up gladiators. Although Galen used a form of traction to set bones and was considered way ahead of his time, he was not aware ofrepparttar 146077 simple principle of R.I.C.E. (rest-ice-compression-elevation) to treat sports-related injuries.

Today, it’s easy for weekend warriors to take care of minor sprains and strains usingrepparttar 146078 recommended technique of R.I.C.E. According torepparttar 146079 Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, “more than 10 million sports injuries are treated each year inrepparttar 146080 USA. Athletes and non-athletes share many similar injuries…Immediate treatment for almost all acute athletic injuries is R.I.C.E.”

Here isrepparttar 146081 four-part method for using R.I.C.E.:

Choosing The Right Martial Art

Written by Peter Vermeeren

Every day new martial arts are born and other disappear. They look so different yet so alike. When choosing a martial art for yourself or for your children it is sometimes very difficult to pickrepparttar right one. If you chooserepparttar 145906 wrong martial art for yourself or your children than you will end up with hundreds of dollars thrown away on equipment teaching fees, and so on.

This is what happens to many people and after giving it a try in 2 or 3 different martial arts they decide that martial arts aren’t for them.

They are wrong; everybody can train and enjoy martial arts. It is just a matter of pickingrepparttar 145907 right one.

Now how can you know what martial art isrepparttar 145908 right one for you or your children?

First of all you should start with a question list for yourself.

Q1. Why do you want to practise martial arts?

The answer to this question will make a basic selection ofrepparttar 145909 martial arts and will leave you withrepparttar 145910 ones that are best suited for you.

Some people want to practise martial arts to get a better physical condition; others want to boost their self confidence. Another answer might be that you want to be able to defend yourself. Some people even go torepparttar 145911 martial arts dojos to have a good time or forrepparttar 145912 community feeling.

Make sure you find information aboutrepparttar 145913 different martial arts and comparerepparttar 145914 information. Don’t only look atrepparttar 145915 information about a martial art in from 1 source. Find relevant information from different sources onrepparttar 145916 same subject.

Only after having read sufficient information aboutrepparttar 145917 martial arts you like you will be able to choose.

So now make a pre-selection ofrepparttar 145918 martial arts you like

Q2. What do you want to achieve practising a martial art?

Do you want to be able to win tournaments, defend yourself against many attackers or is your ultimate goal to become an instructor? Off course there are probably as many goals as there are practitioners but you getrepparttar 145919 idea.

The final goal of becoming a practitioner will determinerepparttar 145920 way to go,repparttar 145921 time to spend on training, etc…

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