Volleyball has been widely concerned in China. However, due to the fact that hard volleyball in traditional competitions requires certain skills and strength, it has not become a very popular sport. Zi Niu news reporter recently learned that a new member of the volleyball family-gas volleyball is gradually coming into people’s sight and has been praised by many experts. Proper exercise, less sports injury, enriching social interaction and improving reaction ability are all keywords recommended by doctors.
Why can balloon volleyball "capture" people’s hearts? Lightweight, easy to use and not easy to get hurt.
"I didn’t expect balloon volleyball to be really addictive." Ms. Cheng, a post-90s banker, likes all kinds of sports and fitness at ordinary times. Not long ago, she "into the pit" a new sport with her friends, that is air volleyball. "I think that the sports I used to do were all done by one person, such as yoga and swimming. I found it very interesting after contacting balloon volleyball." In Ms. Cheng’s view, this ball game, which requires teamwork, is light, handy and interesting, and can be regarded as a combination of sports, leisure and entertainment. More importantly, compared with hard volleyball, it is painless, which is undoubtedly "suitable for all ages."
There are thousands of notes on the keyword "air volleyball" entered on the sharing platform, and tens of thousands of videos on the video website share the air volleyball technology. Why can balloon volleyball "capture" people’s hearts? Similar to Ms. Cheng’s idea, Wang Bo, a college student, played balloon volleyball because it was less risky. "I used to love watching volleyball games, but I never really touched volleyball, thinking that I couldn’t fight at all. I didn’t expect balloon volleyball, which is a better choice for our non-professional enthusiasts. It is not easy to get hurt and has a high participation rate of all ages. " The reporter learned that as a new sport, balloon volleyball has been favored by more and more students. In many colleges and universities, balloon volleyball has gradually become one of the sought-after courses.
Proper exercise is good for mental health, and balloon volleyball is also praised by experts.
It is reported that nearly 200 million people in the world are attracted by balloon volleyball, while nearly 10% people in China are involved in balloon volleyball, which is second only to football and basketball. So what is balloon volleyball? The reporter learned that balloon volleyball, which is purely made in China, can be traced back to about 40 years ago. At first, a unit organized retired workers to play with balloons on the volleyball court, then changed to children’s soft plastic balls and revised the rules with reference to six-person volleyball. Finally, balloon volleyball came into being. As one of the five major sports events of the National Sports Association for the Aged, it has been well promoted in Zhejiang, Fujian, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Hunan, Guangxi, Chongqing and other places since its launch.
So specifically, how is balloon volleyball different from conventional volleyball? According to reports, first of all, as the name implies, the materials are different. Balloon volleyball is made of soft plastic, and most of the volleyball liners are made of PU, and the weight of the ball is 100-150 grams lighter than that of ordinary volleyball. The net of balloon volleyball is low, the height of men is 2.1 meters, the height of women is 1.9 meters, and the mixed net is 2 meters. The hard volleyball net is 2.43 meters for men and 2.24 meters for women. It is no wonder that a fan told reporters that he can easily control balloon volleyball when he is 1.6 meters tall.
At the same time, balloon volleyball is not so demanding on the venue. Badminton courts can be used. The venue is 13.4 meters long and 6.1 meters wide, and activities can be carried out indoors and outdoors. However, regular volleyball requires an 8-meter *9-meter rectangle with an open space of at least 3 meters around, and there must be no obstacles at least 7 meters above the field. It is worth mentioning that although the playing and scoring methods of balloon volleyball are basically the same as those of ordinary volleyball, the rules are relatively loose. All parts of the human body can touch the ball, as long as the ball is hit above the ground in the opponent’s court according to the rules. Because you can get started without long-term and systematic training, it is more convenient to fight.
"Popular" and "grounded" balloon volleyball is not only flying into the homes of ordinary people, but has also been praised by some professionals in recent days. "The amount of exercise is more appropriate." Relevant sports medical experts believe that gas volleyball activities include running, jumping, squatting and turning, which makes the brain, eyes, hands, waist and feet move, but the amount of activities is not large, and the probability of sports injuries is much lower than other ball games, which is conducive to fitness and strong body.
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Wang Chunxue, chief physician of Department of Neurology, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, also pointed out that balloon volleyball is helpful for mental health. In Wang Chunxue’s view, balloon volleyball is characterized by the participation of many people, with strong continuity and few interruptions, which makes the sport itself more interesting. Just like the experience of Ms. Cheng and Wang Bo, this team sport has also set up a new scene for social interaction. You take me "into the pit", I pull you into the group, and the players work closely together. At the same time, the competition between teams is also a good opportunity for individuals to learn to overcome difficulties and forge ahead. Experts also said that the skills and tactics repeatedly used in the competition can produce rich signal stimulation to the neural network and nerve cells of the brain, which is helpful to improve the cognitive ability of quick response and flexible thinking. Applied to work and study, it is an improvement to the quality of life and health level.
Yangzi Evening News/Zi Niu News reporter Lu Yanlin
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