Archive for September, 2011

Plyometric Training Basics Post 1

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Originally developed in East Bloc countries, plyometric exercises are used to translate the increased strength from resistance training into increased speed and power. Although plyometrics are designed for intermediate and advanced athletes, they may be able to help you improve your game. (more…)

Tips on Race Travel

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

These cycling tips are from the Gary Fisher / Saab Racing Team Manager, Scott Daubert.

Take an open mind with you from the start. Especially with today’s airline woes, there can be long waits at the check-in, cancelled flights and lost baggage at the other end. Always carry your helmet and shoes with you on the plane. That way, if the worst-case scenario happens, and your bike is lost, you can always borrow a buddy’s bike. It also makes sense to have a copy of your measurements for your seat height and bike fit. (more…)

Save the Seeds

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

When you carve your pumpkins into Jack-o-lanterns this season, know that those seeds inside pack a wallop in nutrition. Be scared of missing out of a really good treat if you throw them away. I’ve included some great recipes, too!

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Theories Abound as to What Makes Hard Throwing Pitchers

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Conventional wisdom (what scouts and baseball people say) suggests that tall athletes with lean muscles are more likely to be effective as pitchers than individuals who are shorter with more compact muscles. If you observe enough major-league pitchers on TV you might come to the same conclusion. (more…)

Guidelines for Finding a Massage Therapist Post 3

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

To select a therapist from their list, use these guidelines:
Make appointments with several different therapists · Don’t feel obligated to continue seeing the same therapist, especially if it is your first appointment or you don’t feel the therapist meets your needs. Of course, it is perfectly acceptable to make future appointments with the same therapist if you are comfortable and happy with him or her. (more…)