Ultimate Frisbee is no longer an extreme fringe sport that people would play during lunch breaks in high school. Ultimate Frisbee is considered one of the fastest growing sports in America. Why has there been such a sudden rise in participation in Ultimate Frisbee? Many believe it is due to the simplicity of the game. There is no need for officials as you call your own fouls during the game, and there isn’t a large amount of equipment to purchase, just buy a Frisbee and you are ready to play. The rules are very simple; you throw the Frisbee to another person on your team who then catches it and stops. Your teammate then must throw the Frisbee to another member of your team. This continues until you reach your end zone or you drop the Frisbee. If you drop the Frisbee, then the other team gets possession and they start passing towards their end zone. There isn’t suppose to be any physical contact to stop the receivers of the Frisbee, neither can you be on top of the person throwing the Frisbee (there is a three foot halo rule around the thrower).
Although the game is simple, the workout that you will receive is not. Ultimate Frisbee is a game of constant movement. You are always moving, whether it is getting open to get the Frisbee or if you are playing defense and trying to knock down a poor pass. This constant movement will give you a much better workout compared to basketball, tennis, football, or really any other sport that involves frequent stoppages in play. The constant movement will increase your heart rate.
During the time that you are exercising your heart rate functions as the best monitor of the workout that you are receiving. You want your heart rate to stay within certain zones while you are working out. If your heart is beating between 60-80% of your maximum heart rate, then you are in a good zone for burning fats. Your body doesn’t feel as if it should be burning the quick energy stores in order to have sufficient energy to complete the physical activity that it is doing. It will harness the fat stored in your body that takes longer for your body to break down into energy. If your heart rate is over 80% of maximum then you are in the cardio workout zone. This zone of your heart rate is excellent for increasing your endurance and for helping to create lean muscle. While you are playing Ultimate Frisbee you will find that you are nearly always in these two heart rate zones.
Just like other athletes, people that play Ultimate Frisbee should get the most out of the time that they play the sport. The best way to ensure that you get a complete workout is to have a good nutritional program. Adding protein to your diet is a good way to help your body build lean muscle. Lean muscle will help your body to burn more fat, and thus you will lose more weight. In addition lean muscle will also help you to perform better on the field. Immediately after working out it is a good idea to give your body a large dose of protein. A good way to get this protein is by taking a whey protein supplement. Whey protein is easy for your body to digest and it also give over 90% pure protein, which is higher than other protein mixtures.
Ultimate Frisbee is a new sport that is increasing in popularity. If you are looking for a fun sport to play, and a sport that will help you to get a good workout, then try Ultimate Frisbee.