Winter Vs Summer: Sporting Outfit Guides

Any athlete will tell you that preparation is one of the biggest, most vital parts of any sport or fitness regime. You can’t simply run a marathon, you need to train. You can’t simply swim the English channel, you need to be prepared. And preparation comes in many different shapes and sizes. They will also tell you that sports and fitness are often beholden to the ever-changing and uncontrollable seasons. Weather is the greatest ally and biggest enemy of any athlete. The winter seasons bring joy for people who love to ski while bringing ruin to footballers and tennis players. Summer is a surfers paradise but puts a damper on the mood of snowboarders. Weather is unpredictable and changeable, but there are ways to deal with it.

One of the biggest parts of sport preparation is having the right gear. You can’t go out in the winter wearing summer gear and vise versa. It’s impractical and often dangerous as well. Heat-stroke is a very real and serious issue that can stop you dead in your tracks. So we are going to take a look at a sporting outfit guide for both winter and summer. We won’t be looking at many brands or prices, as this guide aims to be useful to athletes of all financial backgrounds. There are many great sites and shops out there like tiux that can cater to everyone.

Summer

Summer is one of the most popular seasons. The sun and fair weather is the perfect outdoor environment and nothing beats hanging around with your friends, playing your favorite sport, and having a good time. But for those with a more serious approach to sports, summer can be difficult. The increased heat puts a massive strain on your body. Exercise naturally heats up your body and makes you sweat. Normally this is great. But during the summer months, this can be dangerous. To that end your outfit needs to work for you.

Shorts are your friend. For more casual sports you could look at baggy shorts with plenty of room for air to circulate through the legs, keeping you cool. If you are looking for something more form-fitting, make sure it is made of breathable material.

Porper sporting socks and shoes are also important. Most of our body heat escapes through our feet, so having a breathable sock on and breathable shoes will allow your body to cool itself down easier.

When it comes to accessories, you will want to invest in a water bottle holder, either one that can attach to your arm or belt, if you are running, or one that can attach to your bike. Staying hydrated is the most important part of summer exercise.

Winter

The winter section is a bit trickier. For normal sports and exercise you will be warming up while you compete so you can’t go wrong with a simple tracksuit outfit. Something that is warm, but not insulated, is a great idea to allow your body to start off warm, but cool down when you warm up naturally.

For those taking part in winter sports, such as snowboarding, you need to invest in some seriously warm gear. Large winter coats with insulation are great. You will want some firm gloves that allow your hands to move still without sacrificing warmth.

In terms of shoes, you will need grip. Falling and injuring yourself is a serious risk, so something with studs or rough soles will be ideal to create the friction needed to keep your balance. lastly you will want to invest in warm headwear. Keeping your head and ears warm is going to help you concentrate massively.

Biggest Charity Sports Events of 2020

For humanity, sports is one activity that truly brings the world together. No matter where you go on this planet someone will be playing some form of sport. So why not incorporate charity? You do not need to ask yourself 21 questions to realise if this is a good thing, as this is the perfect time for a charity in this climate. This popularity has been used to raise money for some extremely important causes; which this passage will detail.

Run For Heroes

Run for Heroes is a UK charity that is relatively new; the event involves a participant strolling, walking or jogging for 5 kilometres to raise money for the coronavirus pandemic. The most famous participant of the Run For Heroes charity is the 99-year-old Captain Tom Moore who has managed to raise over 30 million pounds to fight this virus as this is posted. Run For Heroes has really captured the imagination of the United Kingdom with everyone from the young and old joining in or donating, it is a real light of hope in these dark times.

Big Battlefield Bike Ride Dunkirk

This bike race is not for the faint of heart. The race will consist of 70 miles of daily cycling through the battlefields of World War Two, as 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the famous British evacuation of Dunkirk. The question you must be asking is what is this gruelling task for? Well, it is raising money for the veterans of the world, aiming to care for their health, their welfare and their families. Surely that is worth the 70 miles of cycling.

The Dart 10 Kilometre Swim

The 10 Kilometre Dart Swim is one of the most renowned swimming events in the United Kingdom. For reference swimming 10 000 meters is one-third of the British channel, so obviously this is an event is for the more athletically gifted, but it is still for an absolutely brilliant cause. The charity aims to raise money for children with physical or sensory disabilities who will be given the chance to learn how to swim. The charity aims to build the confidence of the less fortunate through the use of the pool.

Sahara Trek

On the surface, this may seem like a gruelling task, but the Sahara trek is one of the most life-changing experiences you can participate in. Now do not worry you will not be stranded out in the Sahara on your own, you will have an expert guide taking you through the beauty of the desert, transported by camels and the chance to sleep under clear starry nights. This may seem like more of a holiday and less of a charity event but it is important to realise what this is all for. The charity supports the St. Catherines Hospis which provides the elderly with a peaceful way of leaving the earth. For such a good cause this charity event would simply be amazing to participate in.

London To Brighton Challenge

Another challenge that actually sounds quite nice. As the title would suggest it is a pleasant stroll from London down to the south coast of Brighton. The journey should take an estimated 100 kilometres, but the beautiful views of the south of England and the bonds you will make along the way should more than makeup for it. It must be stated that if this 100-kilometre trek sounds a little too daunting there is always the 50 kilometre and 25-kilometre options. The trek aims to raise money for the British Heart Foundation which supplies support for those with life-threatening or life-affecting heart conditions. A beautiful stroll for a beautiful cause.

Guatemala Impact Marathon

The final introduction to this passage is perhaps the most gruelling of them all; with the Guatemalan impact marathon. As the name would suggest this one is all about distance and endurance. After a six-day exhibition around a Guatemalan, volcano participants are expected to complete either a 10 kilometre, 21 kilometres or a 42 kilometre! Race through the lava fields that surround the volcano, even I do not know if this one is worth it! The money raised is used to put local children through education but even then, do you think you are up to the task?

Which Countries Produce the Best Footballers: An Investigation

When football fans tune in to watch live football only to see their national team get crushed, the first thing they do is try and search for way to improve their team. This usually sparks a conversation about things like youth systems, as much of the best players in national teams come directly from their own county’s youth system, and management, as coaches are the people who develop the best (and worst) players. Consequently, the conversation then almost always moves to figuring out which counties are currently producing the best players and why. With that in mind, lets investigate.

Brazil

While Brazil are currently playing the worst football they’ve played in decades, the country has historically been a symbol of footballing prowess. From Pele to Ronaldo and Ronaldinho, a huge portion of footballs all-time greats reign from Brazil. However, looking at the current line-up, the team still has some really great players, such as Neymar, Lucas, Danilo and Oscar being very valuable players in club football.

This suggests that Brazils problem at the moment is coaching rather than a poor youth system. The current coach Tite isn’t making Brazilian pundits overjoyed for future competitions, but he’s only had a few competitions so far to try and prove them wrong.

Spain

Despite the harsh financial constraints placed on Spanish football clubs, the amount of talent produced by clubs in La Liga is astonishing. To name a few of the players who came out of such systems, we have David de Gea, Isco Rodrigo, Iker Munian, Thiago Alcantara and Christian Tello. This is only a fraction though, we’d be here all day if we went through everyone.

Spain’s fantastic youth system was made clear after the countries world cup win in 2010, however Spain also reached the final of the European U-19 Championship not long after, showing that this youth system will have undoubtedly produced many of the top players we see playing today.

However, many have argued that the coach, Robert Moreno has also had a huge hand in Spain’s success. The fact that the country has produced so many great players is really due to both the system and good coaches in both the U-19 team and the regular national team.

France

France is another nation with a history of producing unbelievable players such as Zinedine Zidane and Karim Benzema, however Frances youth system has remained productive and as a result, they defeated Croatia to win the most recent World Cup in 2018.

Recent stars that have come out of the youth system include Antoine Greizmann, Paul Pogba, Phillipe Mbappe and Raphael Varana. Many pundits have said that the teams of lack of success in previous competitions was due to bad coaching and bad management, however witrh Deymond Deschamps now at the helm French fans are much more optimistic, especially after that World Cup win.

Germany

Germany were the previous World Cup winners before France, and many consider the country to be the worlds best talent producer. Players like Mesut Ozil, Manuel Neuer and Thomas Muller are all recent examples of players who came out of youth system and had great careers both at a national level and club level. Germany actually came third in the 2006 and 2010 World Cup, and so are considered one of the most consistent national teams currently playing.

There are also many great players still in the team who came out of the U-19s not too long ago, such as Mario Gotze, Andre Schurrle, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Julian Draxler. Like those previously mentioned, they are likely going to be remembered fondly by history.