TYPES OF WEAPONS IN MODERN SPORTS FENCING
Modern sports fencing, included in the program of the Olympic Games, includes competitions on three types of weapons: sword, rapier, saber. All of them came from the same types of…

Continue reading →

Fencing for Seniors at Katana Club
In adulthood, an active healthy lifestyle is more important than ever. Regular physical activity in the elderly will not only maintain the flexibility of the joints, allow you to remain…

Continue reading →

Fencing instead of fitness
Fencing kneads the whole body, all muscle groups and ligaments. Fencing is possible not only with a sword, but also with a sword. This sport enhances strength, endurance, mindfulness. Fencing…

Continue reading →

Doping – magic pill or death mark?

Since ancient times, people have used various methods and means to gain advantages over an opponent. But in ancient Greece and Rome, those methods were slightly different than today. People believed that if you eat the heart of a lion, you will become as strong as a lion. At the moment, nothing has changed, just the number of methods has increased and they have become more cruel.

And I – the heart of a lion
The world has found other ways out of difficult situations. And things like drugs have become normal. “This is effective” – thousands of people in the world (and not ordinary people, but athletes) speak with one voice.

And where, then, is it? If strong and healthy (at first glance) people of the planet say so. But the truth is one, as in prehistoric times, the best survives (in our case – cunning). And all athletes know this very well, as they know that in sport there are two ways to achieve your goal:

1. To be strong and physically resilient, fast, psychologically stable. Why is it necessary: ​​to constantly train, follow a diet, train psychologically.

2. It is also known that to achieve the desired result, you can use a variety of pharmaceuticals. This is a great temptation, because without doing anything you can get the expected medal.

Doping artificially enhances endurance and physical activity during sports competitions.

“Doping problem”
In fact, doping has now become an integral part of modern sport. Narcotic substances are different. But can we compare which of them are more harmful? Naturally, no, because both of them are very dangerous to health.

There are funds used in sports to enhance sportsmanship. These include:

doping methods
direct doping
mechanical factors
psychological methods
food substances and additives
limited-use pharmacological agents
However, if we are talking about those drugs that cause harm to health, and therefore are subject to control, then these are, of course, doping and doping manipulations / methods.

If you look at them from the side of pharmacological action, you can divide them into 5 classes:

psychostimulants (a vivid example – ephedrine, amphetamine, caffeine, phenamine, cocaine and others);
drugs (as an example, we give alkaloids-opiates, morphine, fentanyl, promedol and others);
beta-blockers (anaprimin, nadolol, oxprenolol, atenolol and others);
anabolic steroids (here we include testosterone and all its derivatives, retabolil, methane-drostenolone, androdiol .. The list goes on), plus an anabolic peptide hormones (for example, gonadotropin, somatotropin, erythropoietin);
diuretics (dichlothi azide, furosemide, novurite, diacarb, clopamide, veroshpiron and others).
In the body, the biological effect of certain classes is diverse. Psychostimulants significantly increase sports activity by activating the activity of the cardiovascular system, central nervous system, and respiratory system, that is, the energy and contractile activity of skeletal muscles improves, plus fatigue is relieved, self-confidence appears. BUT, the ultimate stress of the functions of these systems and even the exhaustion of energy resources can be observed.

Yes, narcotic substances can suppress pain sensitivity, as they are strong analgesics, they can delay the feeling of fatigue.

Anabolic steroids actively enhance the processes of protein synthesis, reducing their breakdown, in connection with this, muscle growth is stimulated.

Beta-blockers can quite effectively counteract the effects of norepinephrine and adrenaline, the athlete seems to calm down, and adaptation to endurance loads increases.

But diuretics help to remove water, salts, and also some chemicals from the human body, which greatly contributes to the removal of prohibited drugs and weight loss.

You can write an entire article about side effects, but there have been cases of even death, so do not minimize the danger!

Doping victims
Yes, until relatively recently, they did not fight doping in any way. This fact can be explained by the fact that only a few took advantage of this “unique” opportunity.

But the Olympics in Rome in 1960 put everything in its place. It was a terrible heat. Many athletes could not stand it and fell from bicycles. Participants Jürgen Jorgansen and Knud Jensen from Denmark also fell from their bicycles, losing consciousness. Jensen could not be saved. Dope!

There is also a case that happened with a cyclist from England Tom Simpson at the 54 Tour de France road race. It was also a rather hot day, and Simpson twice fell off his bicycle on a 20-kilometer stretch of track. The second fall was final – death. Dope!

True, it is worth noting that all of the terrible facts listed are such for professional athletes. If we talk about lovers, then the picture looms not so terrible.

MUSKETERS GAMES - ARTISTIC FENCING
Do you think the musketeers now live only in books, and the pirates only saber in the Pirates of the Caribbean? I assure you, the romance of a cloak and…

...

Fencing for children: how old and what is the use
On the pros and cons, what medical contraindications exist, how to choose a section, how much the classes cost - read the article. Fencing came from the depths of centuries…

...

Fencing will make your child agile, brave and strong.
Fencing is one of the most difficult and highly coordinated sports. Sports fencing is a champion among all sports in terms of the requirements for reactive activity of skeletal muscles…

...

About the principles of fencing: Weapons
First of all, I want to note that when I say "weapons", I mean everything that a person holds in his hands, leading a battle. The shield is also a…

...