How to choose the sport that is perfect for you

    Now anyone can do any kind of sport and you can start at any age. But among the huge number of sports schools and fitness clubs, it can be difficult to stop at one thing. We tell you how to determine what kind of sport is right for you, and will be beneficial and enjoyable.

 

Define the goal

 

You have to understand the purpose of every training session. Here are some examples of which sport to choose, depending on the specific goal:

    Lose weight: aerobics, running, cycling, triathlon, skycling, tennis, athletics, boxing, etc.;

    Tighten your body and make it embossed: Gym, fitness, TRX, etc.;

    Pump up your muscles and improve your strength: gym, crossfit, powerlifting, weightlifting, etc.;

 

One of such sports as Boxing can help you lose weight.

Gym and strength exercises will help you lift your body and make it embossed.

One of the sports such as Boxing can help you lose weight.

Gym and strength exercises can help you lift and sculpt your body.

One of the sports such as Boxing can help you lose weight.

 

    To improve your health: yoga, pilates, swimming, walking etc.;

    Maintain tone and youthfulness: swimming, walking, stretching, pilates, yoga, cycling;

    Have fun with friends or family: basketball, football, squash, volleyball, golf, table tennis and other gaming sports.

Maintain tone and youthfulness — yoga

Have fun. Basketball.

Swimming is a good way to promote health.

Maintain tone and youthfulness — yoga.

Have fun. Basketball.

Swimming is a good way to promote health.

Maintain tone and youthfulness — yoga.

Have fun. Basketball.

 

Focus on health and fitness levels

Before you start training, you should check your health condition: see a doctor, make a cardiogram, check your eyesight, etc. If there are any diseases or health problems, you should be careful when choosing a sport and consider all contraindications. For example, those who have varicose veins cannot perform strength exercises with heavy weight, and those who have problems with the heart — run at an intense pace.

 

It is also important to assess your capabilities soberly. If you’ve never played a sport before, you shouldn’t sign up for crossfit right away. Start with something easier, like simple exercises in the gym under the supervision of an instructor.

Take into account your temperament and character.

 

If you are an extrovert, choose group training or sports where you want to work in a team: football, basketball, hockey. Also take part in team competitions. For introverts, individual training and sports are suitable, where the result depends on only one person. For example, weightlifting, swimming, yoga.

Take into account the peculiarities of your temperament.

Be sensitive to your character.

 

Sanguine and choleric people should choose sports with active movements: tennis, stepping aerobics, boxing, skycling. And melancholics and phlegmatists will suit the load at a slow or moderate pace: exercises in the gym, pilates, stretches, billiards.

 

Keep your budget in mind

 

You can play sports with any budget. The main thing is desire and purpose. But nevertheless, there are kinds of sports for which special equipment is necessary. It will need to buy or rent. For example, for wakeboarding you need a board and helmet, for boxing — gloves, helmet and mouthpiece, for TRX — special hinges.

But for running, yoga or exercise with your own weight you do not need special equipment. Moreover, you do not even need to go to a fitness club or sports section. There are plenty of training videos, smartphone apps and trainers’ recommendations available online. All you have to do is not be lazy. You can also find a lot of useful information in our blog.

 

Try as many different sports as possible

 

You’ll never know what’s right for you unless you try to do something new. You shouldn’t go to the gym for years or just run. Try different sports. Moreover, the change of load will have a positive impact on your results, and the body will develop harmoniously.