This summer, make way for beach volleyball
What is summer, a great cardio workout, and playing on the sand? Beach volleyball of course! So the next time you're packing your beach bag, throw in a volleyball with a tube of sunscreen and
summertime reads. And when the network is finally free, don't forget to say prems. You may be wondering how to handle things? We tell you everything below, you already promised.
The principle of the game in a nutshell
The principle of the game is the same as its "classic" indoor version, with the only difference that it is played barefoot on the sand and the ground is smaller (16 meters by 8).
When beach volleyball is played competitively, as during the Summer Olympics, it is two against two. But for you this summer at the beach, yes, for now you may still be behind your laptop/smartphone screen, the more friends/colleagues/family you bring, the more fun you'll have.
Basic rules of knowledge
According to the official website of the French national team, “In beach volleyball, matches are held in the best three groups, the point scored by the team winning the exchange (“the rally point system”). The first two rounds are played with a total of 21 points, and the
decisive round is disputed with 15 Points To win the round, the team must advance by at least two points. Since the score is unlimited, the game continues until a two-point gap is reached by one of the teams.
Until neither team has a significant advantage due to the natural environment (wind and sun), changes The two teams are on their side when the added scores reach a multiple of seven in the first two groups, and five in the third.”
The physical benefits of playing
Beach volleyball isn't just fun, it's also a legitimate exercise. If you are tall, you have a huge advantage there. After all, you can only kick the ball if your hand can get past the net. But size isn't the only thing that will make you a good player. Indeed, speed, agility and vertical jump will distinguish you from others.
The movements performed in particular strengthen the muscles of the upper body: the arms, chest, shoulders and torso are very active. Also, players' legs are usually strong, so they can jump and jump better. Speaking of legs, here are the 13 best exercises for gaining strength and maximizing your attack.
Beach volleyball also trains hand-eye coordination, reaction time and agility. Players' concentration and strategic thinking are improved through regular training. In addition, this discipline often includes sudden stops and rapid, explosive movements, which can lead to overloading of the knee and ankle joints.
The irregularity of the sandy terrain significantly increases the intensity of the load, which makes the practice more demanding. Here all the muscles of the body work and the heart is very busy. In short: effective training in all respects.
A tip from our editorial team: Follow a plyometric training that will perfectly complement your beach volleyball player's training. Plyometric exercises not only improve jumping power and explosiveness, but also improve the player's reaction speed.