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Improve your Relationship with Boxing (Part 1)

Boxing is an ideal sport for couples seeking a method to connect with a partner. It is unusual that women love its extremeness, dynamism, and accessibility but it isn’t impossible.

Researchers believe that couples practice boxing together benefits their relationship, assuming that when romantic partners release their animosity towards each other in a physical activity like boxing, it lessen verbal fights in a relationship.

Coed Boxing

It was not until the beginning of the 21st century that men accepted the fact that women can be boxers as well. Since then, coed fighting developed at a furious pace, especially when couples sparred with each other.

Strict rules applied before sparring is the reason coed combat popular today. Women punch men substantially harder than men hit them, and sometimes, men do not hit women by any means.

In any case, that does not mean the male boxers are not having a proper exercise when fighting a female opponent. They believe it time well spent on improving their defensive skills and movements such as bobbing and weaving.

When it comes to female boxers sparring with a male partner, they feel enormously empowered doing so. Both professional and amateur female boxers prefer their male partner to hit them harder to develop their blocking skills and raise their pain tolerance.

Coed Sparring Critics And Alternatives

Despite the popularity in couples sparring with each other over the past decade, some critics consider this practice is not good for relationship. Some say that accidents occurs in the ring all the time and that a romantic partner hardly can get over the fact their mate responsible for such a bad thing to them.

Most men, however, have the tendency to hold back when practicing with a woman, trying to avoid making any pain on them. Many of these men are only practicing and doing it with their romantic partner makes it much better.

REASONS SCUBA DIVING IS THE PERFECT ACTIVITY FOR COUPLES (PART 1)

Valentine’s Day is coming and you are probably looking for something fun and different to do as a couple despite having dinner out, or watching a movie.  Why not try something out of the ordinary by showing your partner a little spontaneity in life such as get certified and go diving. Research found that couples who spent time jointly doing new and exciting sports are more satisfied with their relationships. These are the reasons why.

Communication
Couples get to learn to communicate in a diverse way such as hand signals rather than talking.  Learning how to effectively communicate with each other will enhance the trust, honesty, and respect the relationship. Develop the communication to a whole new level to strengthen the relationship much stronger as a couple.  Even a sense of quiet while you are both underwater can carry on in a different type of “language”.

Planning
Planning toward common goals – from simple things like what you pack to where you dive when you’re underwater or who will drive home after the dive.  Scuba diving doesn’t begin the minute you get in the water; it begins the moment you decide to go. You should start planning on logistics a few days in advance bringing snacks, cash, and decisions where to go for lunch after the dive, the checklists and gear.  That can be a lot of fun as you do a double check on your partner’s equipment which is also a good way to understand your partner’s “needs and wants”. Given the planning, the checklist and the communication of what you wish to accomplish on these particular dives , you can decide what gear you need to bring to ensure having a great time because you have both planned and agreed on what to get out of this adventure. A win-win for both.

Mountain climbing – a form of marriage therapy

As with any relationship, couples have their share of sadness and struggle from sick children to financial issue, etc. And mountain climbing is a great getaway, an intense retreat in which requires them to focus 100 percent of their mind and energy so they don’t have time to think about the troubles at home. It’s just two of them together and rely on each other to survive as one loose rock could kill. 

Mountain climbing is a meditative and therapeutic experience for couple. They can either rush to climb as many mountains as possible in goal-oriented outbursts or choose to discover the slow, contemplative beauty of a more staid pace, the wildlife, the sunrises the sunsets, the tinh little animals. For things like that, people just have to be really patient. With all that, couples start to be more patient and appropriate each other. 

Research has consistently proved that exposure to nature reduces the level of stress and improves physical and emotional health and creates a strong bond among two individuals which are useful in a relationship. 

If you are ready to get on the sport, here are some peaks that great for beginners 

Mount Fuji, Japan, 3,776m

Mount Fuji is a single peak with the height of nearly 4,000m above Japan’s capital city, and one of the most-climbed mountains in the world. The route that people must hike to reach the top called Kawaguchiko, which starts at 2,300m and ends at the summit at 3,776m. It takes approximately eight hours round-trip for fit individuals to compete the route. The best hiking season is between July 1 to August 31.

Pikes Peak, United States, 4,302m

Pikes Peak is located in the continental United States with the height of 4,302m. Hikers can choose either to hike up the route on the mountain’s north side, hop on the cog railway or hitch a ride in a car. From the trailhead, the 21km hiking route gains 2,250m, offers amazing scenery on a strenuous day.

Things regular couples can learn from pairs skaters

Couples watching skaters are probably hoping their relationships would be more like the ones on the ice, gliding across the ice with smiles and interlaced hands. Everything is in sync, movement is mirrored by another. Muscle meets with grace. They spend way more time together than most married couples. Do you know that you and your partner can be just like that and here’s how they make it work.

1. Share a purpose
One thing that really helps skaters tay in sync is having a common goal. Thinking of your romantic partnership as a team, sharing the same dream and working together to get through challenges and become stronger. At the end of the day, that’s how things work. Discovering a shared dream might take time and efforts. For some couples, that purpose might be raising a family while others have bigger purposes such as Bill and Melinda Gates whose mission is to cure the world of malaria. You can start at a smaller scale as helping out your community. With the sharing purpose, anytime you disagree, it’s probably because you’re trying to get to the same place, so that makes it easy to get over. You both might have very agreeable personalities and a lot of respect for one another so it never escalates.

2. Talk, talk seriously
Communication is great for any couples even skaters. Communication helps skaters develop skills together which also apply to couples. Whenever you’re on a different page or have a different vision on things, sit down and talk about it efficiently. To get a common point, it requires a constant back-and-forth. For skaters, whenever they’re in a tight spin, they’re communicating without anyone knowing by body language. They know what the other is thinking before even one has to talk it out loud. So, it’s safe to say: Communication is critical to any partnership, romantic or otherwise. Talk as much as you can and to do it right, you must get the message across so that your partner hear what you meant to say.

Couple ski together, stay together

Skiing is not an individual sport, it offers lots of fun when participating as a couple as it gives a feeling of freedom. But that isn’t all, here are some more advantages to ski as a couple:

1. Share the love 

Ski together throughout the slopes of the domain or ride the ski lifts would give you the perfect time to enjoy the snow, to share a hobby as well as a memorable time. Furthermore, you might enjoy many activities and events in ski areas during the day and at night such as local tastings to torch lit guides, nocturnal skiing, discovery, concerts, and dancing nights. All of new experience that you get to share with your loved one.

2. Make unforgettable memories

Be it a mountain gastronomical meal together at lunch or dinner on the top of the mountain with a breathtaking panorama will make your relationship even more important.

Or you can rent a cabin and enjoy the authenticity of a mountain setting in a romantic night with anecdotes, short gastronomical breaks, fall, laugh, and experience. All of which will let your love grow. 

When to go skiing with your beloved?

You can go anytime; however, there are certain occasions that are more appropriate for couples.

1. Christmas holidays

Christmas with snow, lights, animations, and music in the ski areas is so magical to ignite the heat of your love. It’s also feel like family staying together on that day. 

2. Valentine’s Day

The happiness of 14 February is undeniable, especially if you plan it secretly and surprise your loved one. To make it even better, remember to book a good altitude restaurants or in the resort and end the night in a bar where you can share hot chocolate together.

3. Spring

It’s time when the weather gets milder for you to enjoy the sun, the last skiers descend, the sunset and the spring snow while getting on the deserted tracks in a ski area. 

Work-out excersises to do with your partner (part 1)

Things are more fun when you do them with someone else, especially workouts. So, instead of curl up together and watch Netflix, why not team up and do a joint workout which will get you a great body while warm-up your relationship. If you’re ready, this is some of our suggestions for you to get started. 

1. Light squat jumps

This is a great warm-up exercise. Start with eight counts, followed by a wide deep squat and back up. Remember to engage your abs, keep your chest lifted, and make sure your knees don’t go past your toes while squatting. If you have mastered the exercise, increase the difficulty by switching to high knee jogs.

2. Push up cross high five

Do 10 reps high fiving on one side, then swap to the other side. Although people don’t like push-ups, they’re actually great for strengthening posture and revving up metabolic rate. Hence, this exercise will add some fun to the mundane exercise. For better effect, changing the tempo up for more control and a deeper workout. Always remember to engage your abs and keep your chin lifted out from your chest.

3. Wall sit with tricep dip

Start with 20 seconds of wall sit and then build from there with three rounds of tricep dip. You should hold each other accountable by doing a different workout each time, then swapping. A wall sit is an easy set-up for more challenging follow exercise, still it challenges the mind and body by blasting calories, streamlining legs, and building endurance for the muscles. Remember to keep your hips low, in line with knees, and the knees reach over the ankles but not past the toes. As soon as your posture right, add your partner to the mix doing tricep dips pressing down on the legs, which will be challenging but effective for all.

Is sport really good for couple?

Forget date night or a romantic getaway weekend, the key to a happy relationship is to exercise together – at least once a week. No kidding, here’s why:

Better sex life: regular exercise as a couple increased libido as while working out together, the bodies generate an energising quality to the activity, increase adrenaline flowing which make couples feel stronger, more confident and attractive.

Decrease frustration: Many frustrations stem not from the relationships but from the mental issues surrounding our lives. Hence, getting outside into nature and work out together, couples release toxins and disperse this frustration. Outdoor sports such as tennis, cycling and golf… can help couples to be more trusting of each other, more affectionate and less argumentative. Scientifically, exercise release mood-enhancing endorphins and adrenaline which make couples feeling energised, happier, attractive and in turn more affectionate towards others. Furthermore, making a joint plan, putting aside time for each other with intent help increase the commitment aspect of the relationship.

If the fitness levels of the couples vary drastically or they have different sports preferences, it is also the game of sacrifice on one person’s part, that’s a good thing which increases understanding and sympathy. Encouraging and supporting each other, slowing down for each other are things we don’t do enough. To get started with no sacrifice to be made or for those who can’t find common ground, simple start with something simple like walking together, building up to a hike.
In case you can’t play nicely, ballroom dancing is the smart choice which requires couples to “get in step” and become one rather than outsmart each other. In order to master dancing, it relies on good partnering, which only happens if you communicate physically, verbally and emotionally. And, Once they get the hang of it, they will be more open with their partner, laughing and joking.

Reasons to Go Bowling on Date Night

What is your idea of a date night? Is it in a romantic restaurant with candlelight, music, sweet aroma and an array of high-end cuisine. Well, here’s the thing: we are in the 21st century and a fancy restaurant meal might not be the best choice for date night. it sounds rather old fashioned.

Many researchers has examine modern dating and romance and found that fun activity can help people to develop more positive feelings toward each other. So, the next date, if you want to try something surprising and new, we would recommend trying bowling and here’s why:

  1. You’ll have fun.
    No matter how you feel about it, you would probably have fun laughing at your partner’s missed ball or even yourself. The silly mistakes will not make anyone judge you instead a healthy dose of silliness would spice up the date with a lot of laugh, together.
  2. You’ll start a friendly competition.
    You don’t actually compete to prove that you are a better bowler, just start a friendly competition when you flirt, do some trash-talking and have fun.
  3. You won’t have to dress up.
    Lets be honest, it is hard to even dressed up to impress your partner, let alone take into consideration the fancy restaurant part. Do yourself a favor and release all that tiresome. Go on a casual date like a bowling and you can wear casual clothes.
  4. You get bonus fitness!
    Yes, it sounds weird to even think about fitness when going on a date. But let’s face it, you do some workout during a bowling even if you are going to have pizza and some beers. Still, it would probably be better than just sit throughout the night in a restaurant and eat.
  5. You can have a treat for feeling younger
    We know that you can afford to go on a fancy restaurant, but all the things like grab a burger, pizza, french fries and some soda or beers sound familiar to you? Yes, it is just like your date when you were teenagers. Would that feelings be fun?
  6. There’s plenty of time to talk.
    Bowling offers you lots of time to talk and discover something new about your partner such as hobby, desires,…Take your game slowly, chat and enjoy each other’s company.
  7. It is not costly.
    Bowling save you a great deal compared to a pricey night on the town, especially when you are a little short. But still, you won’t miss any fun time spending with your partner.

Couple of Basic Golf Tips for the Beginner

As we already explain the benefits of couple playing golf together to strengthen health and romance in the previous articles, in this one, we will introduce some basic tips for you and your partners to start this meaningful journey.

Basically, learning to play golf is not difficult, it also a life long journey of continuous self improvement. Thus, at first, don’t worry about getting expensive, shiny, and latest golf clubs even if you got pockets full of cash as you are not good enough to utilize them. Start out simple with a beginner set includes odd-numbered irons (3, 5, 7, 9), a 3-wood, a driver, a pitching wedge and a putter or rent a used set from the course until you master a certain level. By that time, invest in an expensive set, it worth the price, you know what kind is appropriate for your playing style and you also appreciate them much more.

After setting up with golf clubs, now you going to need some solid instruction from a professional golf coaches, unless you or your partner got some experience. It’s important that you get the fundamentals right at the beginning, otherwise you’ll struggle later. If you choose to start with your partner’s guidance, keep in mind that you must be patient as your partner may not be able to clearly explain the mechanics of the movements in a clear non-frustrating manner. In case, you choose to sign up for golf lessons in golf course, it can cost around USD 20 to USD 50 per hour. You can begin with two or three lessons at the beginning then increase the frequency if it feels right.

Although I believe that after the first couple of rounds, you’ll probably be hooked. So, be patient and have a lot of fun playing with your partner.

The principles to effectively play double tennis (Part 1)

As a popular sport in recent times, tennis is not only for 1 player but you can also match 2 people. This is the way to help you improve the spirit of solidarity in life. However, to play double tennis effectively, you need to equip yourself with the most useful knowledge.

Any sport, not just tennis, has its own tactics and principles of how to be most effective. And with tennis to play 2 people effectively, you need to follow the following rules.

First, maximize the ability of each person in the double fight to arrange the most appropriate polishing position.

Second, maintain tennis polish between two stable people, but if you keep hitting it continuously, it will be easily guessed by the opponent. Therefore, it is necessary to change to more diverse strikes such as good ball cutting, good net catching, good demi volley, dangerous tire, etc.

Third, when playing double tennis should combine left-handed people in combination with right-handed people because they can compensate for each other’s weaknesses. In terms of communicating with teammates on the field, it is necessary to talk a lot to understand each other.

Fourth, in particular, in case of playing tennis 2 people should learn information about each other to understand the beating of both 2. Since then, there will be reasonable adjustments when the two combine into a pair of doubles.

The key to playing tennis 2 winners

Along with the principle of hitting 2 people, to create the weaknesses that determine the victory of both, you need to note the following characteristics.

The importance of attack

The decisive factor for the result of the tennis double competition comes from direct attacks, you have to be brave to attack, not just to defend. A good attacking position is a net, which team controls the net will control the result of each ball on a match.