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Think of a sport and you will most likely find information on that sport here. The articles are written by enthusiastic amateurs and dedicated professionals, bringing you a wealth of experience and information.

I love sport because I love life,
and sport is one of the basic joys of life.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko (Russian Poet, b.1933)

What's New

  • Cycling Tourism ... New Holiday Trends
    by Pensare Web Srl Pensare Web Srl
    To go away from the frenetic life in the city, more and more people are choosing cycling tourism.

  • Tips When Choosing Your Scuba Tanks
    by Mike Selvon
    Scuba tanks can greatly affect your buoyancy and choosing the right one for your trip -- as well as proper positioning on your back -- can make the difference between a hassle and an enjoyable dive.

  • Snowboarding Safety Tips
    by C. Deveraux
    Snowboarding can be great fun, but take some precautions and enjoy this exhilarating sport safely.

  • Rules Of Football
    by Niv Orlian
    Let's take a look at some of the official soccer rules of today and give them a small explanation for why they are there and how they affect the game.

  • Injury Prevention in Cycling
    by Jeanne Boisseau, M.Ed., LMT
    Spending a few extra minutes on these preventative steps will have you pedaling with pleasure all through the season. Have a great ride - and don’t forget to enjoy the scenery!!

  • It Takes More Than Price In Choosing A Triathlon Bicycle
    by Low Jeremy
    Competitors believe that those with lighter and faster bikes have the most advantages. This can't be far from the truth but this does not tell it all.

  • The Volley And Overhead Smash
    by PDQdeals
    The net attack is the heavy artillery of tennis. It is supposedto crush all defence. As such it must be regarded as apoint-winning stroke at all times, no matter whether the shot is volley or smash.

  • Stop Slicing: Use Proper Forearm Rotation
    by K.B. Thompson
    One step in learning to square the clubface at impact is to swing the hands and arms in the correct manner. This aspect is often overlooked in today's teachings. Too often the rotation portion of the swing is over emphasized. Today's drill looks at swing the arms in the correct manner after impact.

  • 7 Tips to an Injury Free Climbing Season
    by Ryan Coisson
    Are you looking to stay injury free during your climbing season? Do you want to see how the pros stay injury free? If so, then you need to read the 7 Tips to an Injury Free Climbing Season.

  • How To Refresh Your Running
    By Thomas O'Leary
    Are you feeling a little stale about running at the moment? Is it hard to remember what is so exciting about pushing yourself physically? This happens to all of us at some time.

  • Scuba Diving And Air Consumption
    By Richard Akhtar
    can we do something about our own air consumption underwater or do we have to put up with what we are given by nature? As a dive resort owner who has completed over 1500 dives in the last 5 years in Fiji (mostly as a guide or instructor) I have some personal opinions and observations on this subject.

  • What To Think About When Racing
    By Richard Pettinger
    The difference between winning and losing can often be the matter of a few seconds. To make sure we optimise our performance we need to make sure we have the right attitude to racing on the day.

  • Why Count Strokes?
    by Kevin Koskella
    As a coach of distance swimmers and triathletes, I believe stroke counting is a necessary part of most swimming workouts. If you stick with it and do it on a consistent basis, stroke counting in swimming is an excellent way to increase your DPS (Distance Per Stroke).

  • Lose Your Belly Fat And Show Off Your Six Pack Abs
    by Chris Chew
    There is a reason why people put in so much effort to develop their abdominal muscle and yet their abs are not showing although they have low body fat.

  • Reflex Speed For Tennis, Martial Arts, & Basketball
    by Mark Sias
    Whatever your sport, improved reaction time & response time a.k.a. reflex speed will be vital. Even the slightest improvements in this skill can have astonishing results on your game.

  • Basketball – Off Season Training
    by Kristoph Thompson
    An average play in Basketball will last between 15 and 30 seconds, while the average rest interval will be anywhere between 15 and 45 seconds. These conditions should be replicated in a variety of ways as part of an effective basketball conditioning program.

  • Spin Faster for Greater Efficiency
    by Gabe Mirkin, MD
    A study from the University of Kentucky shows that most bicycle riders have very low efficiency at a pedal cadence of 40 revolutions per minute. Efficiency increases between 60 and 100, and decreases substantially over 120.

  • Getting Enjoyment from Long Training Runs
    by Shane Magee
    When training for long-distance races like the marathon, a sense of mental weariness can easily creep into our approach, making the training runs seem more like a chore than something to look forward to. Here are some tips to increasing the enjoyment during training runs.

  • The Dangers Of Trying To Isolate Muscles In Strength Training
    by Michael Geary
    When you attempt to 'isolate' muscles by performing single-joint exercises, you are actually creating a body that is non-functional and will be more prone to injury. Essentially, you are creating a body that is a compilation of body parts, instead of a powerful, functional unit that works together.

  • How to Run Faster
    by Gabe Mirkin, M.D.
    Running a lot of miles slowly will slow you in races. The ability to run fast in races depends more on how fast you run in practice than on how many miles you run each week.

  • Motivation for Cycling Training
    by Richard Pettinger
    Quite often we can go through periods where we loose motivation to train. This can be for a variety of reasons. There are several things we can do to try and regain our motivation.

  • Golf Exercise Routine: No Sweat Needed
    by Mike Pedersen
    The simplest way to implement a golf exercise routine is to look at the golf swing. First off, it’s standing on your feet. Not sitting down, like on a machine in your local gym. So try to do most of your exercises on your feet.

  • Snowboard Snowboarding: What Stance Should You Use?
    by Toby Russell
    If you are considering snowboard snowboarding you will need to determine which stance you intend to use. This refers to how you actually stand on the snowboard. This is important because it will also determine how you mount the bindings on the board.

  • The Road to Expert Skiing
    By Jim Safianuk
    The mind and body have to work in unison to ski safely and effectively in the expert zones. Expert skiers learn to condition their bodies in the preseason for peak performance on the slopes. In addition, they become mentally tough and focused to keep their anxieties in check.

  • Understanding Motivation
    by Kristoph Thompson
    Motivation is the reason we begin an exercise programme full of zeal, and yet it also explains why our trainers remain in the cupboard, not having seen the light of day for weeks. What’s motivating you? Get to the bottom of why you want to exercise.

  • Fitness Without the Flaws
    by Robert Rickover
    It isn’t only the number of miles run, the time spent doing aerobic exercises, or the heaviness of the weights lifted that matters. Far more important is the quality of our movements - our balance and coordination and our ease of breathing.

  • The Ideal Judo Exercise: Front Squat
    by Greg Culver
    There are numerous opinions floating around in cyberspace, but the general consensus is that the best exercise for judo is the squat since it strengthens key muscle groups that are essential to judo.

  • How to Train to Be A Salsa Dancer
    by Evan Margolin
    Training to be a professional salsa dancer takes a lot of time, commitment, stamina and a lot of discipline. But if you love salsa music and love to dance, this may be a great career for you.

  • A Guide to Triathlon Wet Suits
    by Peter Emerson
    Triathlon wet suits are much more than the normal wet suit employed by divers simply to slow heat loss underwater and keep warm.

  • Avoiding Penalties In Hockey
    by Jason Tarasi
    Because unintentional events can happen on the rink, penalties can't be altogether avoided in hockey. However, by playing by the rules, a player can prevent unnecessary penalties from being assessed against him and his team.

  • Strength Training and Osteoporosis
    by Lynn VanDyke
    Strength training has been shown to increase bone density. It has been shown to increase overall strength, balance and coordination as well. Exercise is one of the best natural defenses against this disease.

  • Antioxidants Improve Recovery from Exercise and Build a Better Body!
    by Michael Geary
    The function that antioxidants play in aiding your recovery from exercise is the inhibition of free radicals produced during exercise. Any time you workout, free radicals are produced in
    the body that damage muscle tissue.

  • A Look At the Intriguing History of Snowboarding
    by Keith Kingston
    There have been many attempts at developing a modern snowboard. In 1965, the “Snurfer” (a word play on ‘snow’ and ‘surfer’) was developed as a child’s toy.

  • Golf Flexibility Exercise For Lower Back
    By Mike Pedersen
    A golf flexibility exercise that can release the tension in your lower back can be the silver bullet you've been looking for to improve your golf swing and finally get rid of that nagging back pain!

  • Important Rotator Cuff Repair & Injury Information
    By Will Johnson
    If the rotator cuff tears fully then it is impossible for repair to happen naturally and surgery is needed. This procedure is 90% effective at "improving" the injury.

  • Breathing - an Important Factor in Fitness
    by Gaby Munteanu
    Breathing happens nturally, but understanding more about it can improve your training and fitness.

  • Guide to Sensible Strength Training for Young Adults
    by Len Glassman
    Young athletes strive to achieve their personal best. As coaches, parents and physicians, we need to be able to guide them so they can reach their goals without injuring themselves.

  • Hypnotherapy For Sports Performance
    by Richard MacKenzie
    Hypnotherapy for sports performance is all about increasing a player's ability to concentrate and focus on the techniques of their game.

  • Post Workout Nutrition: Secrets to a Ripped, Lean Body
    by Michael Geary
    When you're finished with an intense workout, you're entering a catabolic state where your muscle glycogen is depleted and increased cortisol levels are beginning to excessively break down muscle tissue.

  • Cycling Your Way To Fitness - Stationery Exercise Bikes - Still A Top Choice For Overall Fitness
    by C.J. Gustafson
    For many people, exercise bikes provide a fun, consistent,reasonable means of exercising, improving cardio functions, and losing weight.

  • The Origin of Baseball
    by F R Penn
    There appears to be a historic mish-mash of very early games that may very well have ties to modern baseball.The idea that baseball evolved from any of these sources turns out to be conjecture or theory.

  • Bun and Thigh Exercises - Get a Firm and Shapely Booty
    By Karen Sessions
    There are many exercises that shape and strengthen your glutes. The key is to train them effectively, without overtraining them.

  • Rugby - The Most Strength-Oriented Code Of Football
    By Bruce Ross
    Much of the contact in rugby involves extended grappling and wrestling, but what is also characteristic of rugby is the amount of time spent attempting to drive forward under loads considerably heavier than bodyweight.

  • Training To Be A Better Court Volleyball Player
    By Gray Rollins
    To be a great court volleyball player you need to be powerful, energetic, graceful, and able to handle the ball with finesse. This kind of spectrum of requirements calls for a unique training regimen.

  • Score At Least 5 More Points Per Game By Coaching Football Kicking Properly
    by Matt Zavadil
    If you could improve your team's kicking skills to the point of making just one field goal and two extra points per game, what would those five points do for your football coaching record?

  • You Want The Best Walking Shoes? Find How
    by Diana Claire
    Tips and advice on buying walking shoes.

  • Strength Training After Fifty
    by Lynn VanDyke
    Strength training can improve health. Just because you're over 50 that's no reason not to do it.

  • What Should I Know About Biomechanics of the Golf Swing?
    by Sean Cochran
    Understanding the details of the biomechanics of the golf swing can improve your golf swing.

  • Interval Training for Swimming Distance
    by Kevin Koskella
    Interval training is used to describe the system of multiple repeat swims used in most swim training programs. An example is a set of 10 repeats of 100’s at 80% effort with 10-20 seconds rest between swims.

  • Hydration When Bodybuilding
    by Tim Santorini
    So many people don't realize how important it is to keep your body hydrated, especially during work out. Also most of them will work out too much adding to the negative effect dehydration can have.by Sean Cochran
    Understanding the details of the biomechanics of the golf swing can improve your golf swing.

  • I Won't Dance, Don't Ask Me
    by George Wood
    The one thing that oftentimes intimidates men at clubs and parties is dancing. It is a common problem that we just do not feel comfortable dancing or do not know how.

  • Tapering For A Triathlon
    by Kevin Koskella
    You may have been training for weeks or months already, but now it is 2 weeks before your race and it's time to think about resting.

  • Race Equipment Checklist for Mountain Bike Racers 
    by Levi Bloom
    Here's a checklist for when you're doing a mountain bike race so you don't forget anything.

  • Weight Training for Seniors
    by Denny Waldarmo
    One of the most amazing men I ever met used to work out in the same gym that I used when I lived in Florida. When I first saw him, I figured his age to be late 50s ... perhaps 60, tops. I was astounded one day to learn that he was 73.

  • Keep Your Stats To Improve Your Golf Game
    by Todd C. Robinson
    One of the easiest ways to improve your golf game is to keep your stats. Let's face it, if you are not trying to improve your game what's the point?

  • You Can Build a Strong Core
    by Christopher Guerriero
    Core strength and stability is increasingly recognized as a vital part of fitness. So...what is a strong core, and how do you go about getting it?

  • Cross Country Skiing 101
    by R Hunter
    Are you looking for a way to stay fit and have fun in the winter? Consider cross-country skiing!

  • Do Supplements Really Improve Performance?
    by Eddie Lomax
    The choice to use supplements is personal... But in my opinion the greatest amount of performance improvement is still made by proper physical training.

  • Sports Psychology Guidelines for Sports Parents
    by Dr. Patrick J. Cohn
    Sports parents have a big impact on their young superstars. A healthy and successful sports experience will depend on sports parents' ability to instill confidence and self-esteem in athletes.

  • AM or PM Workouts
    by Ainsley Laing
    Here's a question that I hear from clients in my fitness classes a lot: "Is it better to workout in the morning or evening?" My answer - "It depends".

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