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Hello everyone. This is a guest post from sports equipment suppliers Morrant.com.
Fitness and sports are an important part of every person’s life, or at least in the ideal world that’s what people should be focusing on to live longer, be happier and healthier. Plenty of research studies suggest that it is what we love that has the most profound effect on our fitness, brings good energy and wellness, just like the food that tastes good is more wholesome than simply ‘healthy’ ingredients on a plate. That’s why when picking a fitness routine, it’s best to pick something you love passionately.
Rugby can be that activity for you, a game known for its vigour and passion, where players burn calories and get in superb shape without even noticing it, since they are so engrossed in the game. The debate as to what is the most important ingredient for success – skill or equipment – is one that permeates through many of our favourite sports, including rugby. Obviously the right equipment will allow you to stay safe so read on to find out more about how the right equipment can help you stay fit.
In baseball, for instance, the type of bat that you use can vary the length and accuracy of your hit to such an extent that bats made from various substances are banned. It’s the same story in the javelin, where the current world record should stand for eternity, given that it was set using equipment that is now outlawed.
It’s the same story in swimming. Did you notice that there weren’t many world records in the pool at London 2012? The simple reason is that the suit that athletes wore in Beijing gave the competitors such an advantage that the sport’s governing body banned them within months. There are similar whispers in cycling where many put Great Britain’s amazing success down to superior equipment.
In some sports, equipment is essential and is there not only to help participants to make the most of their skill but also to provide safety to the wearer. You can’t play rugby without a ball, obviously, but you also need to think about the boots, the clothes that you wear and about mouth or head protection.
Canterbury rugby equipment is hugely popular simply because they make protective wear that is tough and durable, as protective wear should be, while still being flexible enough to let the player, whatever their position, play to the best of their ability and move about freely.
In late 2012 and early 2013, the very first worldwide rugby sevens tournament for women will take place in locations such as Dubai and the USA, as the sport gears up for inclusion in the 2016 Olympic Games.
Six teams – New Zealand, Australia, Canada, England, The Netherlands and the United States will take part in four tournaments, and will be joined in each one by six further teams. That the world’s governing body hasn’t issued any new rules regarding equipment shows that, while having the correct equipment is essential when playing rugby, no player will gain an unfair advantage.