What makes you happy - apart from badminton?

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  1. BethuneGuy

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    acing that fricking algeo test.
    hot girl says hi.
    getting better at badminton.
     
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    *in tiny voice* may i be privileged to be informed what is going on here? :D ... an in - joke prhaps? i'd not mind a laugh!
    you can be sure i'd not pursue it if you'd rather not tell :).
     
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    things which highly elate me...

    i) reading rare you-should-know-what's-been-happening-lately mails from long lost friends.

    ii) when i hear myself sing:D .. which is really quite hilarious, for i've got a crow's talent when it comes to singing.. (but my bro's better still! he can go off-key a few times in a single breath!)

    iii) long lost friends who gets as excited as i am in seeing them

    iv) when i play a whole music piece without a single mistake.. and that is so rare, one can imagine how it thrills me:)

    v) listening to selected classical music.

    vi) reading and re-reading a great book


    i can picture it. heheheh! it's cool how you turn such an activity which often leads to severe hair loss/damage into a source of amusement!;)
     
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    Nothing else!!!! Badminton is my life!!!!

    haha well maybe not....i do play badminton to socialize as well. So does socializing off the court count too :D
     
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    sleep very early
    some H-stuffs
    eat ice cream
    surf badmintonforum.com
    cs
    pots
    beers
    church
     
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    Amen.

    1. Watching Liverpool win, most especially against two particular teams - Manchester United and Everton.

    2. Seeing friends who smile to me with genuine happiness.

    3. Watching Liverpool win.

    4. Receiving SMS from certain people.

    5. Writing a good blog entry.

    6. Listening to a good slow song on my way back home in the dark interior of the car lit only by the dashboard meters.

    7. Watching Liverpool win.

    8. Having a good meal with friends.

    9. Watching a good movie.

    10. Receiving gifts when I least expect it.
     
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    i'm all the more surprised that no one ever mentioned "spending quiet moments, etc. with hubby/wife" !!! :D

    no more pleasure? heheh!

    or maybe that comes under the thread: what makes you happiest - apart from the other happy things you do!!

    eh? :cool: :p :D :D :D
     
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    1 Spend time with family and friends.
    2 Able to get some collectible items:bullmark, popy, rare tube, cp code racket
    3 Good food, especially Malaysian Durian and Chinese food
    4 Complete a good job
    5 Visiting various places in the world,
    6 Soak in Hot Spring than very cold spring
    7 Do exercise: aerobic, anerobic, and table tennis
    8 Helping others
    9 Go to Badminton Central.
     
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    Apart from badminton, not much but when i get injured or do not have the chance to train for a week or two i love to fish. fishing is my second hobby and my favorite are blackfish or porgy fish ;)
     
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    Hmm.. lots of stuff went through my mind when I read the title.... glad to know that most BFers are wholesome people....

    These things make me happy (in no order of merit)

    1 Spend time with family (parents, wife, dog) and friends
    2 buying watches
    3 buying rackets
    4 A good bottle of wine
    5 A splendid meal
    6 Going somewhere for a holiday !
    7 Tennis when badminton is no possible
    8 getting an awesome hand at poker or Big2 or mahjong
    9 spending a day in bed sleeping and you know....messing around..
    10 Getting online to Badminton Central.
    11 A new car (with the works)
    12 A promotion
    13 executing a killer shot in badminton
    14 Golf (only on a good day)
    15 watching 12 episodes of babylon5 at one go.
    16 Ben and Jerry's
    17 winning a lottery
    18 knowing that things are going my way
    19 being healthy
    20 knowing that familiy and frens are doing well and in good health
     
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    heheheh! i think in reaction to your post, many have included spending time with their loved ones as a happy activity :D :D ;)
     
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    anaerobic??? :eek: :eek: :confused: what kinda exercise is that? as far as i know, anaerobic is a condition where no oxygen is used in respiration!! :D
     
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    yeah, i had wonder on that too.

    maybe he holds his breath to practice stamina to condition body to play under low oxygen content :D
     
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    =_=".....................................
     
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    i had trouble keeping myself from bursting into laughter, you know that? and here i am in a public computer lab.
     
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    Probably he's invovled in the food and 'breverage' industry [​IMG]
     
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    i can understand that. but i fail to see the link between beverage and anaerobic exercise!!:rolleyes:
     
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    Sorry to use such a difficult word: anaerobic. My apology:
    When you look at most sports played today (See Table 1, below), recreational activities and work-related tasks, the great majority of them place anaerobic demands on the body.


    Table 1. Contribution of short, intermediate and long-term energy systems to common sports. This information is useful in determining acute exercise variables for program design. Please note that most sports are anaerobic, yet many athletes and coaches make the mistake of using aerobic training to prepare for anaerobic sports, which actually decreases performance.

    Referenced from:
    M.C. Siff, Y.V. Verkhoshansky. 1993. Supertraining: Special Strength Training for Sporting Excellence. School of Mechanical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
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    SportShort Term
    SystemIntermediate
    SystemLong Term
    SystemBadminton801010Baseball80200Basketball85150Cricket80200Fencing90100Field hockey602020American football90100Golf9550Gymnastics90100Ice hockey: forwards, defense80200 goalie9550Lacrosse: goalie, defense, attack80200 midfielders, man-down602020Rowing203050Rugby90100Skiing: slalom, jumping, downhill80200 cross-country0595 pleasure skiing343333Soccer: goalie, wings, strikers80200 half-backs or link players602020Squash503020Swimming and diving: 50m, diving9820 100m80155 200m30655 400m204040 1500m, 1 mile102070Tennis702010Track and Field: 100m, 200m9550 Field events90100 400m80155 800m30655 1500m, 1 mile205525 3000m204040 5000m102070 10 000m51580 Standard marathon0595Volleyball90100Weightlifting9550Wrestling90100

    Badminton is an anaerobic exercise.:D
    PS: I tried to copy the table but failed.:crying: Please do a Yahoo search "Cardio Training Paul Chek's Badminton anaerobic" to see the table and a detailed discussion on anaerobic exercise. Tks.
     
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    I must disagree with the comment that badminton is an anaerobic exercise. It is only the case during super long rallies where you may need that extra little bit for the kill, which one is using their anaerobic reserves. On the whole, badminton is very much an aerobic activity. If it is the case that you are going into your anaerobic reserves during regular play, then that is a sign that you are not physically fit enough for your current pace/level of play.

    I see the paper you are citing is likely arguing that most sports use short bursts of energy as an integral part of their play, and that to maximize performance, one should perhaps train to maximize their short energy output (instead of just having better oxygen usage efficiency). That said, in badminton, rarely are you committed to going right to the limit since you need to last the rally. Even powerful moves like continous smashing can go on for a long time, which clearly shows you are not utilizing anaerobic output.


    I refer you to the excellent chapter in Jake Downey's "Excelling at Badminton", where he talks at length about training routines which can be used to raise one's aerobic "ceiling". The idea here is that as long as you are still using oxygen to power yourself, you can just keep playing untill you run out of both glucose, and fat! In an anaerobic mode, your body can only go for minutes at a time at most, because you are using only what energy is available locally near your muscles.
     
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    Dear 604,

    Good point. I can't talk with you here on these "anaerobic" thing here. Or someone will say" hai guys, shut this thread-offtopic".

    We must talk "what makes you happy-apart from badminton" or some other will force us to take quizes, psychology test etc.
     
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