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Fitness FYI: Check out 3 things you might have missed

Fitness FYI: Check out 3 things you might have missed

Right here, Bodybuilding and fitness is your connection for some of the most gripping stories from the world of sport and health over the past few days.

Beijing 2022 Paralympic Games open today

the XIII Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing starts from today, and while the multi-sport tournament has banned the participation of athletes from Russia and Belarus due to current world events, passionate athletes from the rest of the world will compete to reach the peak of their performance physical.

Former five-time state wrestling champion Andrew Kurka will represent Team USA as he goes for alpine skiing gold. Tragically, he broke his back when he flipped a 4-wheeler when he was 13, but incredibly he continued to struggle and even won a state championship without the use of his legs. . Oksana Masters is another inspirational athlete on Team USA. She was born with a host of ailments thought to be linked to the Chernobyl disaster, including missing shins and differently sized legs. At age 14, Masters had both legs amputated near the knee. Surprisingly, she has won several medals during her sports career, including Nordic skiing and even para-cycling. Team GB’s James Barnes-Miller, who suffers from limb deficiencies, is also hoping to bring gold back to his home country of England through snowboarding after delivering an outstanding performance at the 2021 World Championships in Lillehammer .

The Paralympic Games will continue until March 13 and will bring together around 600 athletes from around 50 countries.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Logan Paul Announce ‘Slap Fighting’ Partnership

If you haven’t already had your fill of celebrities in your boxing and MMA fights, you’re in luck, as Arnie and Logan Paul have teamed up to bring you the Slap Fighting Championship with the inaugural show slated for March. 5 in Columbus, OH as part of the Arnold Sports Festival. In the main event showdown, Dawid “Zales” Zelewski will take on Koa “Da Crazy Hawaiian” Viernes for the SFC Super Heavyweight title.

“The Arnold Sports Festival aims to inspire our fans to pursue their dreams and find the sport that starts their fitness journey,” Schwarzenegger said in a press release. “I can’t wait to showcase the best slap fighters in the world on the main stage at our event and I’m so excited to introduce this wild sport to our fans with Logan.”

In accordance with Slap Fighting rules, 3 judges will score the event. A knockout could also determine the winner. Additionally, if a contestant is unable to continue fighting within 30 seconds of being slapped, they will lose. In total, the contests have 3 rounds with 1 slap allowed per contestant in each round.

“I love the absurdity of it,” Paul said, in a recent interview with USA TODAY Sports. “I love the idea that two guys can stand across from each other and smack each other and see who goes down first. It’s hilarious to me. It’s like, how is this an event real What the fuck sport?

A study confirms that the less you exercise, the harder it is

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Exercising less could deactivate a vital protein in the body, hampering your efforts to intensify your future workouts. a report from the University of Leeds in England.

Scientists found that inactivity leads to a “downward spiral” in part due to the deactivation of Piezo1, a protein that acts as a blood flow sensor. This results in restricted blood circulation, which makes future exercise more difficult. Experts believe these results confirm the old adage that the less you exercise, the harder it becomes. It appears that physical activity is important for boosting Piezo1, because when levels drop, performance also drops.

“Unfortunately, many people don’t exercise enough, for reasons such as injury and computer use,” says the study’s lead author, Fiona Bartoli. “It puts people at an increased risk of disease. The less people exercise, the less fit they become, which often leads to a downward spiral.

So, no excuses. Be ready to stay ready!