Fitness The Key
By John Lowe, Mar 18 2013 09:32AM
Fitness can be the big difference to being still in the tournament at the top 8 stage, or being out at the top 16 stage, darts events can sometimes go on for a long time, if you are travelling to the event on the same day, you may have to rise at 6am or even earlier, drive for a few hours, practiose for anothet hour, then wait until your match time arrives, this can be tiring, and if you are out of condition, deadly to your chances of proceeding through the field, when I was competing on the full circuit, I would consciously try to keep in good shape, I play golf whenever I can and feel this helps, especially when you consider it is around 3 miles walking, but I found excerise in the gym a great supplement to the golf, I found a routine that suited me fine, and stuck to it everytime, It is important to get the oxygen flowing through your body at the atsrt of any routine, so I would use the fixed cycle for ten minutes, or take a brisk walk on the treadmill, or start on the rowing machine, my favourite, at level 8 for five minutes, then I use a series of weight disciplines, I only do 12 reps:
Abdominal 12 set at 42 pounds
Seated Row .........................
Lat Pull Down ..........................
Chest Press ..........................
Hip Abductor ..........................
Inner & Outer
Arm Extension ........................
Pectoral Fly .........................
Rear Rolloer ..........................
I will finish of on the treadmill set at level eight - Random.
This was my routine at least 4 times a week, I have since changed to using a Vibroplate at home, 10 minutes each day suits me well, and trust me you can feel the difference it makes, excerise may not be for everyone, but if you want to reach those semi-finals, and go on to be a winner, being unfit, overweight, leads to dehydration, lack of concentration, and ultimately, defeat.
John Lowe. three times champion of the world in three seperate decades, the 70's, the 80's and the 90's, the first player in the history of the sport to achieve the perfect game of 501 on Television, in 1984, winning £102,000, winner of over 1000 titles world wide, simply: The Legend of Darts.
About John Lowe
Mr Maximums: Cliff Thorburn the first player to do a 147 Snooker clearance on TV and myself the first person to do the 9 dart 501 on TV
John appeared on ITV's Amazing Greys in 2014 he had to hit as many targets as possible in 30 seconds, all the targets where different heights and lengths, if the competitor beat John he would win £10,000, John won by a margin of 9.
One of John's favourite charity's is The Variety Club of Great Britain who raise many thousands of pounds by organising golf days around the country, the aim is to buy Mini Coaches for Children, in the picture John is at St Piere Chepstow and the Coach in view is about to be present to a School in Birmingham.
John talks to Matthew Rankin Unicorns Player Liaison Manager about his current darts set up and how important it is to have balanced darts, click the button above to see the whole interview
Royal Palm is John's favourite resort in Tenerife situated in Los Cristianos, it has everything you could ask for to make your stay enjoyable, immaculate in every way, all English TV and Satelite channels, quite, secure, close to excellent restaurants and friendly Bars, for a full tour of Royal Palm click the photograph above. Make sure you inform the Manager Neil I sent you, it makes a difference.
Unicorns YouTube Channel and all the interviews with John, click the buttons to view.
John talks to Tungsten Tales and explains his practise routine before a match and why he does it his way.
More Unicorn YouTube inveriews to follow, to view recent interviews click the buttons above, to visit the Unicorn main page for all product news and product viewing click the Unicorn logo at the top of the page.
The next generation of players begins now.
Beware of imitations, this is the John Lowe
World Champion Darts in Tungsten Titanium
also available in Tungsten, note the 21 grm
model has 7 grove rings.
A quick fire 30 seconds of John Lowe
John talks about his sporting heros
John talks to Unicorn about his amazing career
The moment in history that changed the sport and
the life of John Lowe forever: 13/10/1984
The Dart designed by John Lowe developed and produced by Unicorn to win over 1000 titles world wide - copied and used by others to win countless major titles - this is where the Evolution started.
John was Unicorns first World champion
The Throw of a World Champion
John is credited by many professionals in the sport including
Phil Taylor to have the perfect throwing action, this video shows John's action from 1978 through 2008, the only thing that changes is the speed of throw and John decides that when knowing who his opponent will be, for full detail record on your mobile and slow down to see all movements.