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Al Horford Declines Celtics 2019-2020 Player Option

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Al Horford of the Boston Celtics opted out of his player option of $30.1 million dollars and enters free agency.

Potential destinations that may have some cap space are Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers.

Al Horford Free Agency 2019
Al Horford declines his $30.1M option with the Boston Celtics

Warm Ups are Highly Recommended

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How to get the best out of your training day?

Beginning your day to exercise or train already requires a lot of your courage and determination to get fit. For some people habit is their secret and they’re proud of what they gain each day.

Doing exercise will help you body burn calories and fats, makes your muscles stronger and firmer, your whole body flexible and healthy. With these different activities, sets and repetitions of exercise your doing is a lot for our body to handle that’s why it needs to be warm up first.

Warm ups helps the body get ready for more hard work. It allows your muscles, bones to loosen up, the lungs to open up more and your blood to flow and get warmed.

It is important to do dynamic warm ups such as jumping jacks, high knees, lunges, jog, rotations and even stretches. They don’t take very long probably about 5-15 minutes depending what kind of exercise or training you will taking it should be just enough for your body to feel ready.

Before exercise or train, it is recommended to warm up first to be safer, perform better and tomorrow you can do it again.

Harrison Barnes Unrestricted Free Agent Declined Player Option

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Harrison Barnes has declined his $25.1M player option and will become an unrestricted free agent starting 30 June 2019. With the Warriors depleted lineup would they chase down Harrison Barnes?

Barnes was vital in the 2015 NBA Finals hitting those corner 3-pt shots and working well in the transition offense of the Warriors.

The Warriors won’t be able to sign him to max salary and would have to take a pay cut. The Sacramento Kings

Harrison Barnes declined his $25.1 million dollar player option. Becomes unrestricted free agent.

will still be the best team to offer him the most.

Anthony Davis Joins LA Lakers for 1st Round Playoff Appearance

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Anthony Davis to Los Angeles is good for a 1st round playoff performance.

Remember Kevin Love and Chris Bosh who had monster all-star numbers before joining Lebron James but turned out to have off the bench numbers after months of frustration of getting in synch with Lebron. Congrats Anthony Davis and Los Angeles Lakers!

Image from NBA TV, Anthony Davis to Los Angeles Lakers!

Jiu Jitsu for Fitness

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Mix martial arts are now known to a lot of people who wants to be fit and strong at the same time, and one of the most popular is the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ).

BJJ was first evolve through the adaptation of Judo ground fighting. It is a combat sport using technique and leverage.

Grappling is the main act for this kind of sport. Many consider this to get fit and be able to defend themselves. Learning the techniques at the same time losing weight is a great combo for fitness lifestyle. It will push oneself to be better and competitive.

Challenge is that you will be put out of your comfort zone most of the time. Learning to get comfortable and make the best of it on that position is a great learning to earn.

BJJ has take downs, submission holds, arm bars and choke holds. It can be lethal but people doing this sport knows when and how to tap out.

Benefits of BJJ to fitness are;

1. Fighting skills – learning techniques can be tiring and sweat drenching most of the time. On this process you’re exerting more energy in which helps the body to loss weight.

2. Mental toughness – being put in a position and grappling one on one requires you to focus, calm and be smart in all the moves.

3. Stamina – grappling takes at least 3 minutes. You will be able to learn the ability to sustain physical and mental effort.

4. Endurance – pain and soreness are the norm in combat sports. To be able to train and be back on the mat despite of everything shows a lot.

5. Physical strength – because of all the warm ups, drills and hours of grappling your whole body will eventually gain strength.

It would be nice to get fit and gain a skill at the same time.

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Klay Thompson ACL Injury Still Epic Game 6 Finals

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Klay Thompson Game 6 Finals ACL Injury
Klay Thompson Epic Game 6 Finals Performance Despite ACL Injury

Known Benefits of Pilates

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First heard of Pilates as one of the most used form of exercise by models. Seen many celebrities doing it as well.

Pilates was developed to help strengthen the human mind and body. It can be done by the use of an equipment (like one in the photo) or in the mat, at home or mostly in the gym.

There are known benefits of Pilates in which some are the following;

  • Core muscle endurance – in which strengthens and tone muscles on your abdominal area, lower back, hips and buttocks.
  • Increased Flexibility – more stretching less stressing they say.
  • Body Posture – this exercise will push you to do the right posture as you learn to balance yourself especially working with an equipment.
  • Balance Mind and Body – helps mental health by working on your focus and full attention to every move.

Anyone can try Pilates no matter what your fitness background is. Maybe, this exercise works best for your fitness goal. Pilates are now being offered to most of the gyms.

Strong Lower Body

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Exercise lower body gives you a stronger stance. Great foot work and endurance from jogging or running a marathon will provide you advantage. Challenge yourself and try these four exercises to improve your lower body.

Challenge yourselves by doing extra!

Squats – Go down lower as you can.

Deadlifts – lift as heavy as you can.

Hip Thrust – use weights.

Calf Raise – do more reps as you can.

For strength gain do these routines 3-4 set of 3-6 repetitions.

For muscle gain do these routines 3-5 sets of 8-15 repetitions.

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