Fun Games to Play on the Trampoline

Trampolines are not only great for workouts but are also capable of giving you priceless moments of fun through the different games that you could play on it. You can now find trampolines in a number of gyms and fitness centers in the United States. However, not all of these trampolines are used for serious stuff like for example; working out. Some people use it like how it was supposed to be used: for the sheer fun of it.

There are lots of different trampoline games that are made specifically for you to enjoy. These trampoline games serve dual purposes that you would surely benefit from. It doesn’t only give you hours of fun but while at it, it works your body out giving you a great workout experience. It is also a proven fact that jumping on trampolines can help your body detoxify even better and quicker as well as improve the function of your lymphatic system.

It’s an all in one fun and exercise package that is why I don’t know what else would stop you from buying it.
Here is some of the list of trampoline games that you could play with it together with your friends:

1. Jump Rope – it’s like jump rope but you have to do it while bouncing on a trampoline.

2. Follow the leader – a player creates some sort of action while on the trampoline and the goal of the other player is to mimic it exactly. This game is best played with many people.

3. Crack the egg – Basically, the game is played like the normal Crack the Egg game but only on trampolines.

4. Dodge Ball – you need at least six players to be able to play this. There should be other players on the ground and they would try to throw a dodge ball on the people on the trampoline. The people on the trampoline should avoid being hit by the dodge ball.

5. Cold Potato – it’s like regular cold potato game but this one’s done on a trampoline.

There are lots of other games that you could do on the trampoline but basically it’s like regular games except for the fact that it is played on the trampoline. In my opinion, these games are much more fun to do on a trampoline because the fact that you could be able to bounce higher than you usually can do on your bed or the ground is very much fun. It gives you the temporary rush that you get when you feel the awesome weightlessness experience.

Football Games To Play

You want to practice some football on your own? Or maybe you’re a coach who want to do new things in your football practice… I will try to give you some ideas here:

Panna game –

This one will improve each players individual technique. You can play this one 1vs1 or 2vs2. You set up a little pitch with cones and a goal on each side(basically it’s a football pitch but a really small one). Every game can go on for as long as you want, but the game will be really intense and I would suggest some where around 5 minutes. The teams scores by putting the ball between the “goal cones”. But they will win by knockout if they manage to do a panna on the opponent. A panna is to nutmeg the opponent(put the ball between his legs). After the panna it’s very important to still have control over the ball, other wise it’s not a real panna and the game goes on. This is a very fun game to play since there will be challenges all the time and they will also be more defensive. There is not only a goal to protect, but a hole between your legs.

2 vs 2 game –

Kind of the same drill as mentioned above, but in this one you get a point for doing a panna. So you get points both for scoring and for doing pannas. This might be good so the players doesn’t concentrate solely on their legs. This will also be a very technical game with lots of challenges. There will be a lot more challenges in the panna game though. Because then they want to panna the opponent, in this example they also want to score lots of goals, so they will make it more as a team as individuals.

Juggling battles –

Either plain juggling(who does the most juggles) or who does the best tricks. Most football players are very competitive and want to win. So if they loose a battle they will go home and practice on more football tricks. And football tricks is good for a lot of things, some are concentration, eye coordination and your first touch. Juggling is also good as a warm up to loosen your body and muscles a bit.

Bulls eye –

If you’re hanging out with your friends and want to play some football, then bulls eye might be a fun game to play. You create “goals” with your fantasy. So maybe a post 20m away is your goal, the one who hits it first gets a point. Another one could be to open the top of a trashcan, move 30m away and try and get the ball to land in the trashcan(here’s an example of how it could look like: http://www.freestylefactory.net/video/tricks/trashcan.wmv). Just remember to not make goals that can result in trashing things, also no goals that might upset your neighbours or other people. Play with imagination and have fun.

Fun Games to Play With Dogs Indoors

Whether it is snowing or sunshine your dog needs entertainment on a daily basis. You should take the time to give your pet enough exercise and mental stimulation to keep him occupied all day. By including some fun activities, it is possible to keep your dog in good shape both physically and mentally. There are plenty of games that you can play with your dog based on how much time you have available and how much space you have in your house. If outdoor conditions are not perfect for being outside inside games will work.

Hide and seek

The dog’s imagination can be well stimulated through the hide and seek game. You can play this game with your dog and you will both enjoy it. In order to get your dog used to this game, you should hide in locations that are easy for your dog to find you in the beginning.

You can guide the dog slowly by calling its name (if needed in the beginning). As soon as the dog reaches your hiding spot, give it hugs and kisses so that it will be excited to play the game again. With hide and seek, you can have endless hours of play and fun.

Training your dog

When you are indoors, you should devote some time for training. By going through some training exercises, you can bond with your dog. Having a well trained dog in your home is great and for a large dog it is a must. Work on sit and down stay exercises, these are very import to establish you as the master

Tug of war

This is a game that most dogs really enjoy. Keep in mind that during the game the dog should always allow you to win the tug item. Allowing the dog to win can create some aggression with certain dogs and remember that children should never play tug of war with the dog.

Retrieving

Retrieving or fetching is something that most dogs enjoy, of course some more than others. Using a squeaky toy, tennis ball or even a knotted rope throw it down a hall way and have your dog bring it back. Warning, some dogs will do this for hours. Of course there are dog that won’t do it at all.

Retrieving is a great way to exercise your dog and build a bond between the two of you at the same time.

I hope this article will help you have fun with your dog.