International Badminton Magazine - September 2014

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The latest issue of International Badminton Magazine covers many of the latest happenings of one of the world’s most exciting sports, including:

Commonwealth Games:
Dominic Bliss reviews the badminton highlights from a spectacular Commonwealth Games in Glasgow which treated 71 nations and territories a warm Glaswegian welcome and praised as the “standout Games in the history of the movement”.

BWF World Tour Preview
With his win in the first Australian Superseries, Lin Dan proves he’s back in shape, but his ranking will not allow him to participate in the upcoming World Championships in Denmark. Raphaël Sachetat explains why in the absence of arguably the world’s greatest ever player, Lee Chong Wei appears strong favourite to clinch a title he’s never won.

ASICS Gel Fireblast Badminton Shoe
The ASICS Gel Fireblast is the flagship shoe in the new ASICS badminton shoe collection, designed for fast and agile players who demand the best from their footwear. Similar to many of their products, the ASICS Gel Fireblast has been developed in collaboration with top players to create a product which aims to improve athletic performance and maximise speed on court, whilst providing comfort and support.

Teams Take Shape For New UK National Badminton League
With the new National Badminton League (NBL) due to get underway in October, the first opportunity for teams to secure players came at an auction held in Milton Keynes in June.

Yoga & Badminton: Strike A Pose & Improve Your Game
A host of badminton professionals including Seina Nehwal are turning to yoga to improve their game. It’s not a new phenomenon to cross train one discipline with another, and stretching has always been important to those in racket sports, from amateurs up to ranking professionals. Yoga, however, brings more to the table than solely the physical benefits of strength and supple joints/muscles; it also has the mental benefits of a clear, focused and uncluttered mind.

Strength Training for Speed: Using Explosive Strength to Excel Your Game
James Wild, author of Strength Training for Speed: Scientific Principles and Practical Application, explains how improving the force generating capabilities of the legs through strength training is an effective way of increasing your speed off the mark, and therefore your entire game.

Kinesiology Taping for Tennis
In part two of his article, John Gibbons focuses on common sporting injuries within badminton and how kinesiology tape can help rehabilitate injuries by keeping you playing stronger for longer.

World Rankings
Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Mixed Doubles, Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles at a glance.

International Badminton Magazine provides an invaluable and sought after quarterly review of the world of tennis, appealing to a diverse and dynamic audience of tennis consumers, enthusiasts and players of all standards from recreational and club players to professionals.