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Tips to playing a successful cornhole game

Tips to playing a successful cornhole game

Posted by Custom Cornhole, LLC on 12th Apr 2019

Cornhole games are exciting; they not only help you relax but are also perfect for your throwing or tossing skills. The game gets more exciting when you are scoring; if you are always missing the hole, it means you lose three points and if this happens more often, you will grow weary of the game, lose taste, and abandon it all together. Nobody would like this to happen especially for a game that promises so much in terms of excitement, a chance to bond and relaxation as well. The beauty of it is that one can learn to play the game and most of the time, put the bag in the hole. It is not hard; all that you need is passion. The rules are simple, both to understand and also put into practice. Get to learn them and within a short time, you will be a pro, somebody who can comment about the game authoritatively, applying them in the game. In this article, we will take you through a number of tips that will help you improve on your game and make it more enjoyable.

The distance between boards

I am sure you are aware of the distance that one should maintain between boards. You have always adjusted it to twenty-seven and have been having challenges, whether getting the bag into the hole or at the board. The beauty of this game is its flexibility. If the person who taught you this game told you that the distance should be either twenty-seven for adults and twenty-one for the children and elderly, he or she may have forgotten to tell you that twenty-four is also allowed. However, it is not for everyone; if you have no problem getting into the hole, this is not for you. If you find that it is a challenge getting the bag where it is supposed to hit that is in the hole or the board, try adjusting the distance between the boards to twenty-four feet. With this, you will cover a short distance; this game is supposed to be fun, but if you are struggling, it will not be enjoyable so choose a distance that will make it easier for you to throw the bag into the hole.

The fact that you do not get the bag to the board does not mean you should despair when you are a beginner. Most people experience this challenge, but with time and having practiced more, they are back to longer distance. One way through which you can ensure that the bag gets to the hole or on the board, is to ensure you are relaxed while tossing. Apply some effort on your hard while ensuring you have inhaled enough air this will give you the energy needed to throw the bag over a longer distance. Keep your eyes focused on the hole while making sure you remain stable throughout the throw. To avoid being penalized for taking long, make sure you practice more. Doing this will help you do several things at the same time, that is inhale deeply, hold the bag firmly, and maintain balance within twenty seconds.

Given that your position while tossing the bag is one of the most important things in ensuring a successful holing, it is paramount that you train your body. This means that you have to engage in exercises that help with toning your muscles. You can start of by lifting lighter weight with your hands and legs too. If you do this on a daily basis, gradually increasing the weights, you will be surprised at how your muscle builds. When you have strong muscles, you will get a firm glimpse on the bag, be in a position to remain stable throughout the period and also increase the amount of air inhaled.

Warming up before the game

Cornhole game like other sports, require warm ups. This will help you avoid injuries that may come as a result of the sudden stretching of your hand or leg while tossing the bag. The kind of warm up required here may not be demanding, so everybody should do it and again, it is for your own benefit. You can start off by stretching your body, lifting your hands up and down, kicking forward and backwards. Whatever you choose to do, make sure your muscles are ready for a throw. Warming up prepares your body for what is coming and helps it to withstand any pressure thrown at it. If you make it a habit to do it every time before starting a game, you will have reduced chances of getting an injury and missing subsequent games. After a game, it is also important to stretch out as this will ensure that any part of the body which would have been hurt does not ache. With such an exercise, you will thank yourself the following day when you have no aching muscles even after spending hours playing your favorite game. The most important part of the body to concentrate on is the arm. Stretch it well and you will enjoy the game more. Most beginners end up losing hope when they come into the game and do not prepare their body through warm up sessions or stretch out after the game. Most of them complain of pain in their arm muscles. It is a kind of pain that can keep you grounded for a number of days especially if you are elderly. However, this can be avoided through starting off with a short warm up session and then immediately after the game, stretch out.

To play a successful game, you need to be in good shape both physically and in the mind. When you do this, you will be surprised at how easy it is to score. One thing about this game is that it ought to be fun. Do not stress yourself too much about winning, aim at enjoying every moment and you will always leave a satisfied and happy player.