Top Workouts for Paintballers

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Paintball is not just a weekend pastime anymore. Gone are the days when paintball was only used as a corporate team building exercise or an activity to do on a whim with a couple of buddies. Over the past ten years, paintball has become a sport where individuals or teams compete vigorously for more than just bragging rights. Professional teams play varieties of styles, such as woodsball and speedball, earning salaries that are comparable with athletes in other more widely known sports. In fact, in 2006, Oliver Lang inked a deal that earned him $100,000 and made him the highest paid paintball player in the world.

So, how do paintball players prepare for the rigorous physical activity required in the sport? With game play that is very replicative of military maneuvers, participants must focus on a regimen that keeps them quick, agile, and resilient. Here are some of the exercises that are perfect for paintball players.

Core Work

Core work is excellent for paintball players because it is imperative to have strong core muscles when partaking in a variety of practical tactics during a battle, such as army crawls. A strong core affects the ability to pump ones legs and run quickly, hurdle down objects, and make sudden direction changes. Planks and weighted abs are great options for strengthening the core muscles.

Sprinting

Quick. That’s a word that should be connected to paintball as an inherent part of the sport. Paintball players who have speed on their side tend to have the upper hand. Those who do not have this ability naturally can improve their skills by doing sprint training. Pumping ones legs up and down while standing in a pool, or simply running in place, will help prepare your body for the intense spurts of movement required for sprinting. Once you feel comfortable, engage in daily sprints. Try and increase the number or distance you do each day, and over time, participants will be able to see a marked change in their speed.

Endurance Training

Cardiovascular levels are paramount in this active, fast-paced sport. While there are times where strategy wins out and movements should be slow and calculated, there are also times when endurance takes over and participants must be ready to tax themselves at a moment’s notice. Burpees, mountain climbers, and interval training come in handy here. Running on a treadmill and going hard for 30 seconds, then recovering for 30 seconds over a span of 20 minutes will provide that HIIT (high-intensity interval training) boost that paintballers need.

Body Weight Exercises

There’s nothing wrong with a couple of good, old fashioned squats. With the amount of crouching and crab crawling essential in paintball, squats and lunges are extremely applicable to your workout routine. They strengthen the legs and build the muscles needed to make your strategy effective. Pushups help with shoulder fatigue and overall arm strength. It’s time to whip out those old calisthenics, because they still work and always will.
Paintball players pull from a wide range of skills to be effective in the game. Being physically prepared in conjunction with planning strategic moves is prudent to remain competitive in battle. Whether you are a weekend warrior out to tag your buddies before they get you, have aspirations of making it to the big leagues, or are already a professional paintball player, these exercises will help you improve your physical endurance and keep you ahead in the game.

Empire Paintball HEX Gear Bags

Now in stock and ready to ship at Ultimate Paintball is the brand spankin’ new Empire Paintball HEX Gear Bags!!  Empire knows that just having the best looking, best-performing paintball jerseys, pants and gear isn’t enough: you have to get it all to the paintball field and back! Get your gear to the game in one of the best paintball gear bags on the planet!

empUltimate Paintball offers the Empire HEX Gear Bags in 5 different styles to suit your needs. We have the XLT Rolling Gear Bag, Carry-On Bag, Transit Rolling Gear Bag, Brief Pack, and the Day Pack.  Each one of these gear bags has great features that will help you in getting all your gear to the field and protecting that gear at the same time. Why have all your stuff in 3 different bags when you can fit it all into 1?! Get yours today from Ultimate Paintball!!

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HK Army Paintball Hardline Knee and Elbow Pads

Now in stock and ready to ship from Ultimate Paintball is the HK Army Paintball Hardline Knee and Elbow Pads! The HK Army Paintball Hardline Knee Pads are designed to increase performance, comfort and protection during game play. Soft gel padding lines the interior of the knee pad to ensure superior comfort and maximum protection. Strategically placed aero-mesh vents provide ample ventilation to keep you cool on the field. The The triangular cuts at the knee joint improve mobility and the pads are equipped with two adjustable straps for fit.

blog1To complete your set of protective gear HK Army also offers the HK Army Paintball Hardline Elbow Pads. These pads are designed to improve performance and comfort during any style of game play. Soft gel padding lines the interior of the arm pad to ensure superior comfort and maximum protection. Strategically placed aero-mesh vents provide ample ventilation to keep you cool on the field. Adjustable straps for your wrist and bicep have been incorporated to reduce pad movement and improve fit. The lightweight, stretch, half-glove supplies stability when diving or crawling.

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Paintball Preseason Checklist

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If paintball is new to you, congratulations! You’re about to embark on an incredibly exciting and enjoyable experience that could soon become your new addiction. As the weather is beginning to warm up (or so it should be), we have compiled a list of things you can cross off your list in preparation of the paintball season ahead.

Observing Others

First, you will want to watch others who are veterans to the sport. This is particularly true if you’re new to the game, or haven’t been active in a while. Obviously you should take note on strategies utilized throughout game play, but also pay attention to experienced player’s tactics before play begins. Some people walk all around the field and observe the obstacles and various bunkers so that they have a game plan when they step on the playing field. This sort of prior awareness will guarantee you aren’t randomly running around and freaking out once the battle begins.

The Right Equipment

The next step in your paintball preparation is finding the right equipment to buy for your game. The first piece of gear all paintball players need is a gun or marker. The type of paintball game you’re playing determines the weapon you will choose. For example, if you’re a wood ball player, you may want to go with the Tippman. These markers are reliable and durable. Those playing on speed ball or air ball fields will want a marker that can fire about 15 balls a second. There are several guns that fit this description. Some guns are more “top of the line” than others, so take the time to research and find out which one suits you best.

If you already own equipment, you will want to make sure it is thoroughly cleaned and working properly. Take apart all pieces and wipe them down completely. Taking a few practice target shots will let you know if the guns are still functioning properly.

Paintball Mask

Once you have your marker, you need to be sure to have a good mask. There are several makes and models to choose from. Some masks have colored or tinted lenses. As cool as they might look, however, it is important to keep in mind that the purpose of the mask is to simply protect your eyes and face. Safety is the biggest concern when considering paintball gear. To buy the correct mask, make sure the fit is secure. Remember, it’s not how it looks on you that matters, but how it fits. If it doesn’t fit right, it’s not the right product for you.

Other Protective Gear

Other paintball preparation gear you might consider purchasing are generally optional pieces but may be a smart acquisition if you are concerned about injury. If you think the sting of a paintball hit is too much, you can invest in some pieces of body armor made of plastic that protect your chest, back, legs and arms. They aren’t required for the game, but many novice and seasoned players alike prefer to use them.

Paintball Tubes

Beyond gun and safety considerations, you will also need a device to carry your paintballs. Most people buy a special carrying belt that holds tubes filled with their paintball ammo. Tubes usually hold up to 200 paintballs, but usually the number of balls carried is determined by the style of play.

Getting in Shape 

The final step of preparation, or possibly the first depending on how out of shape you are, is preparing your body for the season. It is crucial that you are able to physically keep up with the other players throughout the game. That being said, you should ensure you stay active during the preseason, focusing on cardio and endurance, so when the season starts you will be able to last throughout the entire game.

Empire Invert Mini GS Paintball Gun

Now available as a PREORDER item at Ultimate Paintball is the new Empire Invert Mini GS Paintball Gun! You can place your PREORDER with Ultimate Paintball today! It will process like a regular order then we will ship the gun when we get them in stock! Available in 4 different new colors to match your character and style! Be the first in line to have this awesome new gun from Empire!

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The GS is the new reskin of the Invert Mini for 2014–featuring new colors, some updated features, and overall nice upgrades that make the gun a fierce contender at its price point. The new GS has an overmolded, color accent coordinated front rubber grip and rubber grip panel that is a nice, supple rubber but still tough and tear-resistant. The trigger has seemingly gotten more ergonomic, and the grips are a HUGE improvement from the previous generation–and each new model comes with a color coordinated front\rear grip set. The feedneck has been updated to the Empire Sniper-style feedneck, which is less prone to breaking–it uses a threaded stem that engages in the body, and then a collar-style QD cam-lock feedneck that clamps over the stem. The Mini GS now comes stock with a flip-lever, self-venting on\off ASA. Slimmed down, easy access back-cap, also color-coordinated. Revised barrel milling, one piece, 14″ barrel. Place your PREORDER for the Empire Invert Mini GS soon as you can so you can be one of the first to have this sweet new gun!

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Ninja SL 68cu/4500psi Superlite Paintball Tank w/ V2 SLP Regulator

Coming soon to Ultimate Paintball is the new Ninja SL 68cu/4500psi Superlite Paintball Tank w/ V2 SLP Regulator!! This tank is amazingly light and will perform better than any tank in the paintball world.  These bottles are 30% lighter than standard carbon fiber 68/4500 tanks. This bottle is the lightest DOT approved tank in the USA!

ninEquipped with the new V2 SLP Regulator this tank just simply can’t be matched. With a weight of around 1.2 pounds it makes your set up lighter with still the great performance that all Ninja tanks provide.  Ultimate Paintball will have the Ninja Superlite Tank available as soon as Ninja can get em out! So keep an eye out for this awesome product and be the first one rockin this bad boy.  nin1

 

The Basics: 3 Quick Instructions on Using a Paintball Grenade

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Before using a paintball grenade, it’s a good idea to get to know exactly how your grenade operates. A lot of the paint grenades available are made with surgical tubing materials that are filled with paint, which are folded and clipped at the end. When you unclip the end of the grenade, the tube will begin to bounce frantically and shoot paint in all different directions.

Using your grenade properly:

1. Make sure you get close enough to your opposite team, especially when there are multiple opposing team members standing close to each other. The farther away, the harder the aim; along with other variables that go into to getting a precise hit.

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2. Now, you want to pull the pin on the grenade and throw it towards your opponents so it lands very close to them, preferably in the center of where they’re standing. Then be on the lookout with your paintball gun ready to tag anyone that’s trying to get away from the grenade. This is a great way to tag your opponents if they haven’t been tagged already as they will surely be in a state of shock.

3. You can also ask the referee to do a quick paint check if your opponents didn’t call it when you tagged them with the grenade. Sometimes players might not know they were tagged because grenades don’t provide the same impact that paintball guns do, so there is a good chance hit players never even felt the blow.

Price Tip

Use your grenades wisely, as they can be a bit pricey if you are using them too often.

You can add a new dimension and a lot of fun to your scenario game with the use of paintball grenades.

Dangerous Power Fusion Elite Paintball Gun

Set to be released soon and will be available at Ultimate Paintball is the brand new Dangerous Power Fusion Elite Paintball Gun! Dangerous Power has been at it again and is stepping up their game to the next level. The Dangerous Power Fusion Elite will be seen on paintball fields all over the world. This marker has everything it takes to keep up and own your competition.

newThe DP Fusion Elite features a true pneumatic two-way solenoid (no more spring return!!), new RAPS On/Off, overmolded grip,  OLED board, and revised barrel, and it is also macroless.

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Make sure to check Ultimate Paintball’s Facebook page and website for a release date for this great new marker that is coming out soon!

 

Guerrilla Air 68ci 4500psi Woodland Camo Nitro Paintball Tank

Guerrilla Air is launching a release of a brand new compressed air tank that will be available for purchase here soon! The Guerrilla Air 68ci 4500psi Woodland Camo Nitro Paintball Tank has the same great features, durability and quality of all the other Guerrilla Air tanks! Only now they have made the same great tank in a new color that is very popular in the paintball world!

gaThese Guerrilla Air Woodland Camo tanks will be available at Ultimate Paintball soon! So keep your eyes peeled for the release of this new tank!

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Splatmaster Paintball z200 Shotgun Backyard Set Up

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Terminator has nothing on the JT SplatMaster z200 Shotgun. The smooth, quick pump action and 15 rounds of Ammo make for endless shooting fun. Whether shooting targets or playing against friends, the z200 has you covered. Shooting up to 100+ feet, the z200 shoots straight and true with marksman accuracy up to 50 feet. The z200 package comes loaded with a reusable target for sharpening your skills, game play options and instructions. Get in the Game!

Splatmaster Shotgun Set Includes

  • 2 JT SplatMaster z200 Paintball Shotgun .50 Cal – Red
  • JT SplatMaster 1000ct Ammo
  • 2 Gen X Global GXG XVSN Paintball Mask Goggles – Black
  • 2 JT SplatMaster Nuke Bunkers

 

Tiberius Arms C2 Eyon Paintball Mask

Coming soon to Ultimate Paintball is the brand new Tiberius Arms C2 Eyon Paintball Mask!  This paintball mask is an snti-fog mask, has the full wrap around view, removable lens,  and it is a full thermal system.

eyonSo get ready and keep an ear out for a release date for the C2 Eyon from Ultimate Paintball! With the best possible prices, cheap and fast shipping there’s no other choice!

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Tiberius T15 Paintball Gun

Coming soon is the brand new Tiberius T15 Paintball Gun! Keep an eye out for this awesome new marker that will be available at Ultimate Paintball!

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The Tiberius T15 a 1:1 replica AR, proprietary 19 round FSR ready mags, proprietary barrels, twist lock similar to Spyder MR Series to switch between hopper and mag. Feedneck removable w/metal dust cover. Full machined aluminum body, accepts all AR furniture. Tank-in-stock capable. Features-Interchangeable magazine or hopper feed, Hi capacity First Strike magazine, Accepts most AR parts and accessories.

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Tippmann M4 Carbine Airsoft Gun

Tippmann Paintball is releasing a brand new airsoft gun this summer! The new Tippmann M4 Carbine Airsoft Gun brings full-auto–no batteries required performance and Tippmann’s legendary warranty and service into the airsoft market. Key features include the Tippmann proven inline bolt system, adaptable air system, performance adjustability and an authentic M4/AR style. The M4 Carbine features a realistic flip-top break down design like a true M4/AR. Its versatile air system uses either a 12g CO2 cartridge in the 80 round magazine, or the built-in remote line. It’s also compatible with airsoft’s standard magazines, from 30 to 300 rounds.  The M4 Carbine has a metal receiver, and is compatible with many actual M4/AR components including a rear stock, front shroud and standard Picatinny Rail System.

blog5The Tippmann M4 Carbine is adjustable to match each player’s needs and style of play. The rate of fire can range from semi-auto to 20 rounds per second full-auto, using an air assisted trigger design that does not require batteries. Velocity can be adjusted up to 400 feet per second and can be equipped with a velocity adjustment lock. The inner sleeved barrel is airsoft standard (aftermarket compatible) with adjustable hop up. An armorer’s wrench is included for for barrel changes. Other features  include Tippmann’s proven in-line bolt system with anti-jam technology, flip up front and rear sights and modular 8 sided Picatinny fore grip. Made is USA and backed by Tippmann’s unrivaled 1 Year Full Warranty.

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Tippmann Magfed TCR

Releasing this summer from Tippmann Paintball is the new Tippmann Mag Fed Tactical Complete Rifle(TCR). Ultimate Paintball will have this marker as soon as Tippmann has them made and ready to ship! The new Tactical Compact Rifle or TCR, is designed as a versatile, reliable and affordable magfed option for the serious magfed player. The four key features include a versatile magazine system of three mags, two air sources, a compact modular design and the ability to convert into a standard hopper feed marker. The Tippmann Magfed TCR is built on the already successful TiPX platform and utilizes the Tru-Feed 7-Ball magazine, a new Tru-Feed 12-ball extended magazine that is First Strike compatible, and the popular 20-round Zetamag.  The unique, easy access cam-locking system for 12g CO2 cartridges allows one handed loading from the left or right side, hidden behind the Picatinny rails. In addition, it also comes with a factory installed drop-down remote-line adapter.

blog2The design also features a modular stock for future upgrades to an air-in-stock design. The TCR has a compact military, realistic look that is easy to upgrade with four Picatinny rails and modular components, for further customization.  It also includes folding front and rear sights, a folding vertical front grip and an 11” high performance barrel.  Finally, for the ultimate in versatility, the TCR can be converted to use a standard hopper feed for non-magfed play. It truly is the most versatile magfed marker available today and is backed by Tippmann’s unrivaled 2 year Warranty and customer service. The new TCR comes complete with a 7-ball and 12-ball extended magazine and will be available later this year.

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Planet Eclipse Etek 4

Now in stock and ready to ship from Ultimate Paintball is the Planet Eclipse Etek 4 AM and Etek 4 LT !  New 3D machining with sleek lines. The Body has an integrated male FRM the same as Ego11 and Geo2 to accept the SL3 Regulator. Internally and performance-wise, the exact same regulator that can be found THE ETEK4 NOW INCLUDES ITS OWN ANGLED REG SWIVEL…on the Ego11, CSL and Geo2.1. It allows the Etek4 to run with HP, MP or LP tanks without the need to alter settings and inline regulator adjustments. It has a replaceable and reversible main seal as well as self-purging feature to leave the firing chamber de-gassed after tank removal. Similar to those seen on the Geo2.1 and Ego11, the Etek4 now includes its own angled reg swivel. The new OOPS combines a low profile, ultra-easy on/off/purge function and front-mounted hose exit. As with all Eclipse markers since 2007 the Etek4 utilizes the T-Slot Rail. The Etek4 will also accept a POPS ASA.

etek1The incredibly successful Zick2 kit is now to be found as standard on the Etek4. The Etek4 kit utilizes a unique rammer cap to work with the Etek4 rammer housing. Like the full-fat Shaft4 barrel, the Etek4 barrel utilizes a 2-piece, reverse threaded construction with a longer rear control bore for increased efficiency and consistency. The barrel is internally finished identically to the Geo and Ego Shaft4 barrel but features simplified external machining. The rear bore is honed to 0.693″ diameter and both front and backs are compatible with Shaft4 Boost Kits and Tips. The feed is offset to one side by a small amount. This prevents the balls that tumble into the breech from bouncing excessively and causing breaks and chops. Again carried over from the Ego range, the Etek4 now has a Cure bolt as standard, as well as a body-contoured cut at the rear so the bolt blends seamlessly into the marker body. The Cure bolt helps the Etek4 to shoot the most fragile of tournament grade paints without worry of breaks due to the bolt clipping paintballs in the feed stack. The Etek4 will accept Cure3+ and Cure4 upgrade bolts. The Etek4 Minifold mounts the ever-faithful SMC solenoid directly to the marker body, directly adjacent to the rammer. There is just a single hose taking the LP air from the LPR to the Minifold where it is filtered for added protection against debris. With the same LPR found on the Ego11 and CSL, the Etek4 offers precise control of LPR pressure, without the risk of accidental over-pressurization of the solenoid or rammer. The Trigger rides in a self-lubricating trigger holder that clips neatly into the frame. This, combined with the magnetic trigger return mechanism, creates a smooth, positive trigger feel. It is adjustable for fore and aft stop as well as magnetic return strength. Using the same components and software as the Ego BBSS system, the Etek4 ensures that the marker excels at preventing chopped balls in the breech. When enabled, the Etek4 will only fire once a ball has loaded into the breech. If the BBSS system sees any kind of fault, the software automatically overrides the system and the marker continues to fire at a greatly reduced rate. These 3 clever LEDs allow easy programming of all the user definable parameters by greatly simplifying the programming process. The top LED indicates 10s of units, the middle displays 1s and the bottom shows 0.1 increments. Etek4 has user-definable settings for Dwell, Ball-in-Place, Eyes-Off ROF, Capped ROF (un-capped in Semi 1), Debounce, and Firing Mode. As standard the Etek4 has the capability to be set to cover every tourney regulation. The Etek4 grips follow the same design as the Geo and Ego grips. Comfortable, slim, grippy and soft. The Etek4 LT utilizes glass-reinforced impact resistant composite parts for the frame, eye cover, feedtube and OOPS knob. All other materials are the same high grade alloys found in the Geo and Ego range of markers. The Etek4 AM is of an All Metal construction that replaces all of the above composite parts with machined alloy parts. etek

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