volleyball season is just around the corner and the Boston Institute of
Jump wants to help you get a leg up on the competition. Here are a few
exercises you can add to your weekly jump program. Enjoy!
Reps 4 sets of 6
1. Stand at the location off the net where you would begin your hitting approach.
Take your approach (3 or 4 steps, whichever is most comfortable),
making sure your last two steps position your feet hip-width apart in a
good jumping stance with your hips low and retracted behind you, arms
extended back, and maintaining good posture.
In 2006, the first year that I had ever watched the NBA, the Miami HEAT
won the NBA Championship behind a heroic effort from Dwyane Wade and several
other former stars in Gary Payton, Jason Williams, Antoine Walker, and let’s
not forget about Shaq; along with another longstanding leader with the HEAT in
Udonis Haslem. I fell in love with Wade’s midrange game and his effortless
ability to soar through the air. Their play entrapped me and not only made me
lifelong Miami HEAT fan but also an NBA fan.
June 21 2014, NEWHBA and the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park
co-hosted the second Annual NEWHBA-Fest in Christopher Columbus Park in the
North End to raise money for the local Nazzaro Community Center as well as
raise awareness about all of the local health and beauty options in Boston. To
put it plainly, the festival was a success. The local bands were playing; the
people were dancing; the volleyballers were volleyballing. It was a great
atmosphere. NEWHBA’s sponsors and vendors were out in full force for the
majority of the day, educating the public about how easy it is to live a
healthy lifestyle and look beautiful while doing it.
a week it has been! Champion’s league final is set, the Serie A crown was
awarded and the English Premiership is approaching a very dramatic ending. Plus we’re under the two month mark for the up
and coming 2014 World Cup.
An all Madrid final is set! Athletico Madrid
and Real Madrid with face off in a bitter battle for the Champions League title
on May 24. The two clubs play only four miles from each other but will fight for
the European football crown across the border in Lisbon, Portugal.
Ronaldo’s return may come sooner than some predicted. With his return to
practice this week, he might ready take to the field for the semifinal against
German giant Bayern Munich. Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said of Ronaldo’s return, “When Real
Madrid play Bayern Munich, then the whole world will be watching. I always want
the best players to be on the pitch."
Madrid and Bayern Munich play Tuesday, April 22, in the first leg of the semifinal