Sports & fitness
After you’ve mastered the more basic gymnastics moves, try doing the backflip — a gravity-defying aerial stunt.
Practice with an experienced spotter, preferably one who has taught backflips before. It’s a good idea to begin on a trampoline to get the feel for the motion of the trick before you try it on the ground
First, bend your knees at a 45-degree angle and jump straight up and slightly back with your body fully extended. Keeping your head straight, swing both arms overhead. Then Read more [...]
If you want 6-pack abs like Jersey Shore star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino follow these diet and exercise tips
Bear in mind that no amount of crunches or sit-ups is going to help you get The Situation’s abs if you have excess fat covering your abdominal muscles. So start by losing the belly fat by eliminating empty calories from your diet. This means no processed sugar, saturated fats and simple starches like white bread, rice and pasta. The Situation advises drinking only water, and Read more [...]
Take a hike! But don’t forget to bring along your trekking poles. These lightweight poles can reduce the pressure on your lower back, joints, knees, and feet by as much as 25 pounds, helping you go the distance.
Before you start you need to adjust the poles properly so the grips are level with your elbows. When your hands are in position, your arms will be at about a 90 degree angle. This position is best for walking on flat terrain. Now you have to lock the poles in place.
Don’t let trekking Read more [...]
For runners, winter can be a real drag. Despite the weather, you can keep in shape and be ready for the first signs of spring.
Find an indoor pool and run in the water. One of the biggest problems a cross trainer encounters indoors is recreating resistance. Water is an excellent substitute for natural wind resistance. You can check with your local parks department for public indoor pools
Hop on the treadmill. Although the treadmill will not offer the most thorough training, due to lack of wind Read more [...]
Many serious runners say they have experienced an elevated, euphoric consciousness just by running long distances. Find out if you can achieve the same by following these steps.
Always check with your doctor before starting any vigorous exercise plan.
Buy the right equipment to be able to run safely so invest in good running shoes that offer ample support and shock absorption. Shop for clothes that are appropriate for your climate and that will keep you dry and comfortable throughout your run.
Give Read more [...]
Whetheryou play for money or simply for pride, fantasy football is a lot of fun. Anyone can learn how to be a champ on the virtual field.
Join a league long before the seaoson starts. You will need a couple months to prepare for the season and to get an idea of who you want on your team.
Learn the rules of the league you have joined. Every league has different rules. Do you need two wide receivers or three? Are you drafting individual defensive players? These are just a couple of the questions Read more [...]
It’s difficult to follow a diet but if you bear in mind some of basic do’s and don’ts of a good diet these will help you to find your best balance.
Never ever skip breakfast.It doesn’t have to be something complicated. Keep it simple, quick, and healthy, by sticking with high-fiber options. Don’t load up on fast foods, snacks, or sugar. It’s a good idea to keep a trail mix or dried fruit handy if you’re pressed for time and have to eat on the run.
Concentrate on protein Protein Read more [...]
If you can’t hang your heavy bag from a solid ceiling beam, construct this sturdy stand and get a great workout wherever you need one.
First of all you have to create the base of the stand. Screw 4 4-ft. x 1-in. diameter iron pipes with threaded ends into a 5-way pipe junction. Put an end cap on the open end of each of these pipes.
Now screw an 8-ft. x 1-in. diameter iron pipe with threaded end sinto the fifth slot of the 5-way splitter. Then attach a 3-way pipe junction to the other end Read more [...]
Spinning nunchucks, or nunchaku, are a traditional Japanese weapon that requires skill to master. Begin learning the basics by following these tips.
Grip your nunchucks: (to do this safely you will need to be in an open space like a field or martial arts dojo) hold 1 stick of the nunchucks in each hand, leaving 1 inch of space at the bottom of each. Stand with your feet shoulder distance apart, and your weight distributed equally. If might be a good idea to use foam-covered practice chucks and Read more [...]
If you want to play a better game learn how to prep a baseball for play the way the pros do — by getting it dirty.
Find some mud. The pros use Lena Blackburne Baseball Rubbing Mud that is procured from a secret location along the Delaware River in New Jersey. If you can’t use that try to find some from similar conditions.
Get a lot of baseballs. Before each major league game, between 15 and 18 dozen balls are rubbed down for use in game play.
Rub it in. Dab some mud onto the ball Read more [...]