Shuffleboard

Shuffleboard Fitness Training


Shuffleboard Description

Shuffleboard is a safe, fun game which can be enjoyed by persons of all ages and fitness levels. The object is to push disks along a smooth surface toward numbered squares. Skill is of primary importance in shuffleboard, and participating in this activity may contribute to improved hand-eye coordination.

Shuffleboard Warnings

  • People suffering from chronic injuries of the shoulder, knee, ankle, elbow, lower back or wrist should seek medical clearance before beginning this activity.

Shuffleboard Sport-specific applications

  • Bruises from being inadvertently struck with puck/disc
  • Overexposure to the sun or dehydration and heat stroke (if outside)

Shuffleboard Equipment required

  • Shuffleboard court
  • Stick
  • Disk or puck
  • Clothing: loose and comfortable
  • Footwear: comfortable and supportive

Shuffleboard Applicable substitutions

  • Billiards/pool
  • Archery
  • Bowling
  • Darts

Shuffleboard Reference sources, organizations and publications

  • National Shuffleboard Association, Inc.: c/o Willie E. Wolf, Secretary, 9925 Mainlands Blvd. North, Pinellas Park, FL 34666

Mode

Recreational

Fitness Benefits

  • Cardiorespiratory 0
  • Flexibility 0
  • Muscular Strength 0
  • Muscular Endurance 1
  • Body Fat Recution 0

Fitness Requirements

  • Cardiorespiratory 0
  • Flexibility 1
  • Muscular Strength 1
  • Muscular Endurance 0
  • Coordination/Skill 1

Muscle groups used

Primary muscles: quadriceps, shoulder, chest and triceps Assistance muscles: hamstring, upper back, lower back (erector spinae), abdominals and obliques

Energy expenditure

Approximately 0.019 Calories per minute per pound of body weight

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