Road To The Games

29
Jan

Could This Be The Ultimate Workout Playlist Created By Scientists?

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b2ap3_thumbnail_katyperry-roar.jpgSports scientists at Brunel University (working with online streamer Spotify) have come up with what they call the Ultimate Workout Playlist. This was determined after analyzing more than 6.7 million 'workout' playlists posted online to find out which tunes are getting people motivated.

The playlist below is based on the International popularity of the tracks combined with the music that have been proven to make you work harder based on the tempo (BPM beats per minute), style and the lyrics.

The list features tracks from Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Daft Punk begins with a warmup leading into higher intensity and strength training ending with a warm down.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' Can’t Hold Us was found to be the most frequently featured track on workout playlists followed by Wake Me Up by Avicii, ‘Till I Collapse by Eminem and Don’t You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin.

Dr Costas Karageorghis, Deputy Head (Research) of the School of Sport and Education at Brunel University said: “When synching your movements to the beat of the music, increase the intensity of your workout by raising the music tempo by one or two BPMs beyond your comfort zone – this will increase your workrate with the added benefit that the difference in effort will be almost imperceptible.

"A suitably motivational playlist can help to 'colour' the symptoms of exercise-related fatigue, like breathlessness and a beating heart, in such a way that they are interpreted in a more positive manner.

"This means that at the point when your body is shouting 'STOP', the music has the power to lift your mood and beckon you on.

"This is why your choice of music for exercise has important implications for how likely you are to stick to a New Year exercise regime."

During the study it was found that men and women prefer different tunes to workout to. Men prefer to pump iron to the Rocky III Eye of the Tiger, but women work out to Rihanna and Lady Gaga. 

Do you agree with the list? Post your comments below ....

The Ultimate Workout playlist

1. Roar - Katy Perry - 92 BMP (Mental preparation)



2. Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo ft 2 Chainz - 100 BMP (Stretching)

3. Skip To The Good Bit - Rizzle Kicks - 105 BMP (Stretching)

4. Get Lucky - Daft Punk ft Pharrel Williams - 116 (Aerobic/Warm up)

5. Move - Little Mix - 120 BPM (Aerobic/Warm up)

6. Need U 100% - Duke Dumont ft A*M*E - 124 BMP (Cardio training, low intensity)

7. You Make Me - Avicii - 125 BPM (Cardio training, low intensity)

8. Feel My Rhythm - Viralites - 128 BPM (Cardio training, moderate intensity)

9. Timber - Pitbull ft Ke$ha - 130 BPM (Cardio training, moderate intensity)

10. Applause - Lady Gaga - 140 BPM (Cardio training, high intensity)

11. Can't Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft Ray Dalton - 147 (Cardio training, very high intensity)

12. Happy - Pharrell williams - 160 BMP (Cardio training, very high intensity)

13. The Monster - Eminem ft Rihanna - 110 (Stength training)

14. Love Me Again - John Newman - 126 (Strength training)

15. Get Down - Groove Armada ft Stush and Red Rat - 127 BPM (Strength training)

16. #thatPOWER - will.i.am ft Justin Bieber - 128 BRPM (Strength training)

 

 

 SOURCE: Business Insider 

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28
Jan

Casino Night Benefiting the Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games

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b2ap3_thumbnail_casinonightbenefit.jpgThe Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Casino Night on 28 February 2014 from 6:30P - 10:30P. The event will be held at the Westwood Country Club located at 800 Maple Ave E in Vienna, VA. 

Enjoy a fun-filled night where everyone is a winner! In addition to casino game tables, also featured is a live and silent auction, raffle prizes, food from local restaurants and a cash bar.  A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games.

Advance Sale Tickets $80 

At the Door: $90

Price includes food, 1 drink ticket, $25K in gaming cash and 20 raffle tickets

For more information and to purchase tickets: http://www.tysonschamber.org/casino-night-2/

 

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09
Jan

FLASHBACK: Royal Canadian Mounted Police Won Curling Gold

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b2ap3_thumbnail_curling.jpgAs we look forward to Sochi 2014 we can proudly say that the Winter Olympic Games aren't the only multi-sport games to host the Curling event. The 2009 World Police & Fire Games hosted in Vancouver, British Columbia brought Curling into their sports program. 

The results for the Unisex Open Teams: Royal Canadian Mounted Police won Gold consisting of team members Fister, Blachford, Meyer and Russell. A combined agency team consisting of members from across Canada won Silver. Their team makeup included Moss, McCourt, Haichert and LaLonde. Bringing home the Bronze medal was the Canada Border Services officers with team members Oda, Derrick, Christiansen and Gayler.

Curling has been described as the “Roarin’ Game”, with the “roar” coming from the noise of a granite stone as it travels over the ice. The exact origins of the game, however, are unclear, but curling is widely believed to be one of the world’s oldest team sports.

Curling in its early days was played on frozen lochs and ponds. A pastime still enjoyed in some countries when weather permits, but all National and International competitive curling competitions now take place in indoor rinks with the condition of the ice carefully temperature-controlled. It is also clear that the first recognized Curling Clubs were formed in Scotland, and during the 19th Century the game was “exported” wherever Scots settled around the world in cold climates, most notably at that time in Canada, USA, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway and New Zealand.

During the meeting of the IOC Executive Board held June 22-23, 1993 in Lausanne, the Organizing Committee of the Nagano Olympic Winter Games (NAOC) officially agreed to include Curling in the programme of the XVIII Olympic Winter Games in 1998. Eight teams for men and women participated in Nagano, and this was increased to ten from the Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games of 2002 onwards.

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04
Jan

VENUE SPOTLIGHT: Motocross Returns To The Games via Budds Creek

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Welcome to the world-renowned Budds Creek Motocross Park, in beautiful Southern Maryland. Budds Creek is the schedule venue for the return of Motocross to the 2015 World Police & Fire Games.

Nestled in the forest of Southern Maryland, Budds Creek Motocross is a legendary, world-class motocross track. It is a favorite among riders and fans alike, as it offers both great racing lines for the riders and a layout that is ideal for spectators. The Budds Creek track sits in a valley, so viewing is outstanding from many locations around the facility. Its natural terrain and scenic beauty have provided a backdrop for legendary races throughout the years, including the 1999 250cc U.S. Grand Prix in which Kevin Windham beat all of the world championship riders, including ten-time champion Stefan Everts.

On the international stage, Budds Creek hosted the 2007 Motocross of Nations, where a U.S. team made up of Ricky Carmichael, Tim Ferry, and Ryan Villopoto put in one of the most dominant performances in the history of the event, with Villopoto becoming the first rider in the history of the event to win both of his motos on a 125cc/250F machine.

 

 

Since 1989, Budds Creek has hosted a Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship event every year, whether it be a 125cc/500cc National, a 125cc/250cc National, or, in the current form, a 250cc/450cc National. It always promises some of the best races of the season.

When not hosting top-level national and international events, Budds Creek also hosts numerous amateur motocross races throughout the year. It's by far the most popular track in AMA District 7, and it is also the Mid Atlantic Motocross Association's home track. Rarely a weekend goes by without racing at Budds Creek. 

 

 

Budds Creek is located approximately 1½ hours from Baltimore, 1 hour from downtown Washington, D.C. and approximately 1½ hours from Richmond, VA directly off Maryland Highway 234 in scenic Southern Maryland. For amateur race dates, traffic has never been a problem and all routes are always clear. Pro-National Sunday events brings approximately 20,000 spectators and some minor traffic delays can be expected.

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25
Nov

Fairfax 2015 Receives Final Approval For Sports Program

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b2ap3_thumbnail_frontpage-finalsportslist.jpgLast week the Planning Team for the Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games hosted meetings with the WPFG Federation. One of the main purposes of these talks is to obtain approval for planned venues, sports program, schedules as well as the overall plan for the Games.
 
Fairfax 2015 has been working extremely hard over the past 10 months on a number of changes to improve the athlete experience. Venues have been upgraded, changes to the sports program and a robust accommodations plan with superior athlete benefits. 
 
Your 2015 Planning Team is pleased to announce the following WPFG Federation approved sports updates:
 
SPORTS GROUPINGS: Adjustments will be made to the website ( http://fairfax2015.com ) to display the sports reflective of the WPFG Registration System. As a result, our sports number will be adjusted to 61 instead of the previously mentioned 40. Most of the sports will remain grouped in the social network area due to the cross-competitive nature of the events. 
 
SPORTS TITLES: Several sports will be renamed. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will be listed as Submission Grappling. This new sport for the WPFG will be hosted by both the 2015 and 2017 Games. Other sports will be relabeled for consistency. 
 
PROGRAM CHANGE: Earlier this year a review was performed of the sports program to create a final list to present the Federation. As a result, the previously announced sports program with the addition of Baseball has been approved.  No other changes to the sports program will be made from this point forward. The final sports list for Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games is as follows:
 
ANGLING
ARCHERY
BADMINTON
BASEBALL
BASKETBALL
BENCH PRESS
BIATHLON
BODYBUILDING
BOWLING
BOXING
CROSS COUNTRY
CYCLING STREET
DARTS
DODGEBALL
DRAGON BOAT
FIELD LACROSSE
FLAG FOOTBALL
GOLF
HALF MARATHON
HONOR GUARD
ICE HOCKEY
INDOOR ROWING
JUDO
KARATE
MOTOCROSS
MOTORCYCLE STREET
MOUNTAIN BIKE
MUSTER
OPEN WATER SWIM
ORIENTEERING
PAINTBALL
PISTOL CENTER FIRE
PISTOL POLICE ACTION
PISTOL POLICE COMBAT
POCKET BILLIARDS
POLICE SERVICE DOGS
PUSH PULL
RIFLE AIR
RIFLE LARGE BORE
RIFLE SMALL BORE
RUGBY
SKEET
SOCCER
SOFTBALL
SPORTING CLAYS
STAIR RACE
SUBMISSION GRAPPLING
SWAT
SWIMMING
TABLE TENNIS
TAE KWON DO
TENNIS
TOUGHEST COMPETITOR ALIVE
TRACK & FIELD
TRAP
TRIATHLON
TUG OF WAR
ULTIMATE FIREFIGHTER
VOLLEYBALL
WRESTLING
WRIST WRESTLING
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