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We are posting here stuff you might be interested. Like who are most popular athletes, stories about athletes and their everyday lives. So hope you like it and like our athletes! Mikk, CEO

 Getting to know the newest Sportlio member Marti Medar

We have new team meber. Here is little information about him. 

 

Marti is a 20 year old young man, who has been assosciated with sports, since he was a child. His background is also really versatile. He has played basketball for 10 years and chess 6 years. Even though he doesn’t take basketball and chess seriously anymore, you can still see him every now and then playing basketball or competing in chess tournaments. But right now, he is all in for long distance running, a sport which he has been training now for 3,5 years.

 

Even though Marti has run only for a couple of years, he has achieved some noticable results. He is a 6x Estonian Junior champion, National champion in 4x1500m relay (2016) and the winner of Rakvere Night Run 10km, the biggest running competition in the Baltic region, besides SEB Tallinn marathon. And speaking of SEB Tallinn marathon, in 2015 Marti broke the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon while dribbling a basketball at the same competition. It took him 3 hours, 4 minutes and 15 seconds. Add all that and 4 Estonian national titles, 9th place in U-18 European rapid chess championships (2014) in chess – this guy does it all.

 

Because of his love and big interest in sports, he’s decision to join Sportlio team was a no-brainer. Overall he is more than excited to meet new people. He wants to help Sportlio as much as he can and elevate it to the next level. Overall Marti is a serious, funny, outgoing guy but he is more than focused, when it comes to serious tasks. 

Top 10 profiles – March

We are happy to see first football team in our top 10 list. We have had basketball team (TLÜ/KALEV) here before. Keila JK joined middle of month and made it to 4th place. That is awesome!

  1. Kreete Verlin – track&field (100mH)
  2. Kertu Laak – pro volleyball
  3. Mikk Meerents – track&field (high jump)
  4. Keila JK – football team
  5. Jaak-Heinrich Jagor – track&field (400mH)
  6. Hsieh Kaylin Sin Yan – fencing
  7. Maarja Kalev – track&field (100m,200m)
  8. Marti Medar – track&field (long distance running)
  9. Õilme Võro – track&field (100m,200m)
  10. Erik Jagor – track&field (400mH)

Last month most popular athlete list – blog.sportlio.com/top-10-profiles-february

Create your profile here – sportlio.com/register

ERGO 25 000€ scholarship for young athletes

We are happy to welcome ERGO Insurance SE to Sportlio! They have chosen us to spread the word about 25 000€ scholarship for athletes.

“ERGO Noorte Sportlaste Stipendium” is for Estonian athletes age 18-25 and applications can be sent till 26th of March. The scholarship fund will be divided by winners. The aim of this scholarship is to help and support athletes preparation for international competitons. Scholarship is meant for covering training or competition related traveling costs and for buying new equipment.

Last year ERGO scholarship winners were:

  1. Ralf Tribunsov
  2. Marten Liiv
  3. Erika Kirpu
  4. K.Tammiste/A.M. Sepp
  5. Meril Beilmann
  6. Kristjan Ilves
  7. K.Kuuba/H.Rüütel
  8. Kreete Verlin
  9. Marie Turmann

More information about details – www.ergo.ee/ergo/ergo-toetab/ergo-noorte-sportlaste-stipendium-2017

Visit ERGO profile for more information – www.sportlio.com/companies/ergo-kindlustus

Top 10 profiles – February

Here are most visited profiles in February. Win goes to 2 brothers – Erik and Jaak-Heinrich! Go “team Jagor! Congratulations to Mate Miškovič for making first time to this list :). You can also find 2 best Estonian volleyball players here. 

  1. Erik Jagor – track&field (400m/400mH)
  2. Jaak-Heinrich Jagor – track&field (400mH)
  3. Kertu Laak – volleyball
  4. Õilme Võro – track&field (100m/200m)
  5. Mate Miškovič – track&field (sprint)
  6. Maarja Kalev – track&field (100m/200m)
  7. Kreete Verlin – track&field (100mH)
  8. Kadi Kullerkann – volleyball
  9. Kevin Vabaorg – triathlon
  10. Marti Medar – track&field (long distance running)

Last month most popular athlete list – blog.sportlio.com/top-10-profiles-january

Create your profile here – sportlio.com/register

Welcome FysioArt

We are happy to welcome FysioArt to Sportlio! They are new health and wellness related private practice in Ülemiste City, Tallinn. They have capable massuers, physiotherapists and a chiropractor working here and in addition we cooperate with specialists from sports psychology, occupation health, and  health tests.

FysioArt (founded in 2016) is a place where one comes willingly and where everybody finds what they are looking for whether they are mothers, fathers, children, working people, recreational, young or elite athletes. Visit their profile – www.sportlio.com/companies/fysioart.

They are supporting Erik Jagor who is part of “team Jagor” with his brother Jaak-Heinrich.

In March Sportlio athletes get 20% discount from all services! – www.fysioart.ee/en/news/sportlio-kasutajatele-soodustus-fysioartis

www.fysioart.ee/en

Become better!

 

 

 

Hamsting injury prevention

Hamstring injury is very common injury along with athletes who need to be fast. Hamstring is a muscle group located at the back of your tight. In many times reason behind pulled hamstring is imbalance between hamstrings and the quadriceps. Reugular strengthening helps you to prevent it and also makes you faster. You should to 2-3 times a week one of the strengthening exercises show in the video. 

Here are great exercises to strengthen your hamstrings:

Articles to get more information about hamstring related information:

Top 10 profiles – January

Here are most visited profiles in January. We can see here already familiar names from last years most popular profiles. Incase you missed that post you can find the link at the end of this post.

A friendly tip – if you want to quickly see athlete profile then click on the name!

  1. Kertu Laak – volleyball
  2. Jaak-Heinrich Jagor – track&field (400mH)
  3. Kaur Kaelep – fitness
  4. Maarja Kalev – track&field (100m)
  5. Kreete Verlin – track&field (100mH)
  6. Erik Jagor – track&field (400mH)
  7. Marti Medar – track&field (long distance running)
  8. Kevin Vabaorg – triathlon
  9. Jan Jakobson – motocross
  10. Ryan Ashcroft – cycling

If you are also thinking of creating your profile then here is link to registration – www.sportlio.com/register.

2016 most popular profiles – www.blog.sportlio.com/sportlio-2016-statistics.

Introducing companies

We have quite a few companies joined. We thought, we could write about these sports friendly companies and engourage you to contact them. 

Vibram Fivefingers Estonia is official distributor of Vibram shoes in Baltic region. They sell innovative shoes that follow the “bare foot” concept. They are athlete friendly company so if you have good plan, you should definately contact them. 

 

Fitshop is one of the biggest food supplement reseller in estonia (if not the market leader). They have supported and still support a large amount of athletes. If you want Fitshop support, then you must have active blog, Youtube channel, Facebook account and Instagram profile. It is how much reach you have that matters and also, what are you giving back to sports. 

 

This company helps to cure injuries and help athletes with other problems too. They are renting laser theraphy machines and this is awesome. You can cure your injuries at home. This is a good way to save time and it isn’t more expensive than going to clinic for treatment. If you have some kind of problem, then contact them and work towards to deal that is beneficial to both sides.

 

Fysioviis is offering physiotherapy service but they sometimes can be a little bit controversial. If you look at their Facebook page then you can see a lot of interesting studies. But they surely can help you with your problems. The owner is schooling other physiotherapists and we are sure you can find for problems that have bothered you for a long time. 

 

Medpoint was established in 2013 and has become one of the leading sports medicine suppliers in the estonia. They have a wide range of products and with good prices. If you are a frequent user of sports medicine products, then you should contact them and see if there is any way to cooperate. 

 

They are a company that value sports. That is why they are sponsoring so many top athletes and are name sponsor for girls volleyball team – TTU/Tradehouse. Beauty and sports go together! 

 

Ravisport is offering physiotherapy service. They are working with top estonian footballers as well as with regular athletes. They just have made image change and are definately keeping eyes open for interesting athletes. They also cooperate with one of top track & field club in estonia. 

 

Polsport Eesti is relatively new company established in 2016. But they are already sponsoring top basketball club in estonia – TLU/KALEV. They are very sports friendly.

 

If you have searched for healthy and natural food supplements then Toidupulbrid.ee is your answer. They offer several natural supplements and are working with Estonian Weightlifting Association. The idea came from need to have natural food supplements but there weren’t any matching products on the market. 

 

If you have ever wanted to have sponsors then you can start by contacting one of the above mentioned company. Best way to do that is through their Sportlio profile with “Apply for sponsorship” form. Because then your email goes to the right people with right format. It makes reading sponsorship emails easier for companies if they are organized through the same layout. 

Good luck!

How to avoid ankle sprain

A lot of athletes have had ankle sprain, right. Some of you have it more often than others. If you have had trouble with that then this exercise will help you to avoid it in the future. It is simple and we recommend doing it after trainings when you are resting or watching TV.

We found these exercises online and a lot of pro athletes are doing those (especially team sports players), to avoid further injuries.

These motions strengthen ankle and make it more stable.

How to

  1. Take rubber band and loop it under your foot for more comfort (*picture 1)
  2. Pull band to adjust the strenght
  3. Do a 3 directions – left, down and right 10 repetitions each
  4. Repeat with other foot
  5. 3 times for each leg

If you feel your ankle stronger, then you can do these exercises 2-3 times a week. Day before competiton we recommend doing 30% of the normal load or not doing at all. It is tiring your foot and therefore you may not have the full power in it.

(Google for more results and videos “ankle strengthen exercises”)

 

*Picture 1

Ankle-Strengthening