Baseball and Steroids- The Controversy

There has been a lot of controversy about steroids in baseball. Does it enhance performance and what are the side effects. Are records today the result of steroids. And are athletes harming themselves. First of all, we need to understand what is a steroid. And why do players use it. Anabolic steroids are a synthetic version of the male hormone testosterone. Testosterone in it’s normal state promotes and boosts muscle development and growth. When it is supplemented with steroids, you have an increase of muscle mass, reduction of body fat, and enhanced endurance. It is used by athletes to try to have the edge on the competition. It is believed that by using a steroid in baseball it will cause …

How To Use Golf Training Aids To Assist With Your Warm Up And Stretching

How many times has this happened to you? You get to the course 15 minutes before your tee time. By the time you get all your stuff together, pay the greens fees, etc., and then get yourself to the putting green there is less than 10 minutes left before game time. You hit some putts, some chips, and then take a few swings to loosen up. Feeling pretty good, you stroll to the first tee, put your bag down, and look down the fairway. It’s a dogleg right with OB on the right and tree trouble on the left. It’s not long but it’s tight, with the potential for a round-ruining big number. That’s when you start to realize the …

How to Practice Your Golf Game in the Winter

Now that the cold weather is upon us, it doesn’t mean that you should hang up the clubs. Sure, you may not be able to play very often but it doesn’t mean that you can’t keep working on your game. Here are a few tips so you don’t have to re-learn the game once the spring rolls around. Grip A great swing starts with a great grip. Learning the proper neutral grip can be very uncomfortable. The easiest way to work on it is while your watching your favorite TV show. Before the show starts, take a practice club (preferably with a training grip on it) and place your hands on in perfect position. While you are watching, you will …

How To Practice Golf Properly

Practicing your golf game properly is vital to improving. Knowing how to practice increases self-confidence, reduces scores, and lowers golf handicaps. It also increases the fun of playing as you see your scores drop on each round. I consider it so important that I discuss how to practice with all my students during golf lessons. Unfortunately, some students don’t always follow my advice. They either focus on the wrong things during practice or they practice without purpose. Some students do both, preferring instead to flail away with the driver on a driving range time and time again. When their scores don’t drop as quickly as they’d like, they stop practicing, forfeiting any chance of improving. You have only so much …

How To Maintain Body Balance When Playing Golf?

There is a story about a golfer who can not walk normally just after lose the balance during gave a shot at sand bunker and got an ankle injury. After he had X-ray diagnostic, he was told that his ankle bone is broken, and this requires 6 weeks to recover. The situation like this can happen to many of amateur golfer, but the majority of them are not often the worse case. You may have seen many of golfers in your group losing their body balance after take a shot, some of them scream or exclaim out loud. The cause of this is due to they can not maintain their body balance in most case. So how to keep and …

How To Learn Soccer Tricks

Let’s face it, even if you’re not much of a soccer player, knowing how to handle a few soccer tricks can mean a world of difference in your friends circle. Improving on your soccer tricks and skills isn’t just for impressing your friends and the ladies though. They can also get your match performance to a higher level, because they’re surprising and effective. I can give you a lot of examples on that part: remember when Ronaldinho first started to perform his famous Elastico move? (flicking the ball with his outside of the foot to the left, then quickly cutting it with his inside) Nowadays, a defender that’s facing Ronaldinho in a one versus one duel will surely be careful …

How to Improve Your Game- Get better Moves with Style

One of the best things in a basketball game is individuality. For some people, they can often show the best skills when playing the game. The moves that enable better chances of getting a score are simply priceless during a game. So when you want to improve your game, you have to get some moves that will likely get a major advantage against your opponent, they are time-crucial moves that always look good when done at the right time which translate to your own style and method of playing. Here are some of the best moves you can learn to improve your game and exploit your opponents’ vulnerabilities; Dribbling moves Crossover dribble is one of the best moves to improve …

How To Have 5 Simple & Proven Ways To Improve Your Golf On The Course?

When you go out to play a game of golf you’re hoping for a good round. Do you? I bet you would especially amateur golfers out there. I know many golfers do, and I have some question for you:- Question 1 : How often does your outcome match what you hoped for? Not as what you have expected for, right? Question 2: Do you usually shoot the scores you had envisioned before you teeing off? Again not what you want, right? Question 3: If not, do you ever study where and how you could have saved strokes and avoided those blow up holes, without losing very badly. I’ve got 5 easy and proven tips for you to implement immediately that …

How To Get Rid Of Tension In Your Golf Swing

I think we have all been there. You are staring down a long par 4 from the tee box. The fairway is lined with trees on both sides. The landing area is “tight” and hitting 3 wood or iron is not an option, the hole is too long. You pull out driver and tee up the ball, knowing to win the skin with your buddy you have to land this tee shot in the fairway. You take a few practice swings, address the ball, look down the fairway (it looks a little tighter than before), begin your backswing, and bang! Your body tightens up. You hold onto the club and hook it into the tress. You think to yourself that …

How To Cope With Flight Delays (Part 1)

There are many things that can make it impossible for flights to arrive on time. Some of these problems, such as bad weather and resulting air traffic delays, are beyond the airlines’ control. Others, such as the need for mechanical repairs, cannot be predicted. Nevertheless, you can take steps to reduce your chances of encountering most problems and limit their effects. When booking your flight, remember that a departure early in the day is less likely to be delayed than a later flight, due in part to the “ripple” effects of delays throughout the day. Also, if an early flight does get delayed or canceled, you may have more rerouting options. If you book the last flight of the day …

How to Develop a Proper Golf Swing?

The first question you have to ask yourself is – What is a proper golf swing? All golf swings have the same three main components – the backswing, downswing and the follow through. Sounds simple, but to develop these three components into a strong, powerful swing takes a lot of practice on the course, as well as some training off the course. In the game of golf, no two people ever have the same golf swing. The way one person swings a golf club may not work for another person, even if they are near in body types. Every golfer has to find the playing style that fits him or her to help them produce the results that they want. …

Some Snowboarding Trick Fundamentals

I like the floating feeling you get on quarterpipes, it feels like you’re hanging in the air and you can with no trouble grab anywhere on the board. One of the most fun tricks on a QP is the air to fakie. Airs to fakies are also one of the easiest tricks. All you have to do is ride straight at the QP on your shred stick. I like this trick because of its simplicity. An air to fakie is basically the same thing as straight airing a jump, except the QP shoots you straight up in the air … so you land in the same spot you took off. All you have to do is ride straight at the …

Admiration Of A Better Player Is A Good Thing

I like to think we all seemed to have our heroes and greats in our early years. Growing up in front of a television had us dashing around with a sword or packing a six-shooter at our side. Depending on what we were watching at the time, whether it was in front of a television or out on some field watching a football game. We all seemed to mimic someone at one time or another. In our early years finding someone we admired as a Mentor kind of kept the spirit alive in direction and where we are today. I often wondered back how I caught on to what some people call golf fever. Thinking back I often admired good …

A Primer For The Best Snowboarding Boots

The snowboarding boots are the most important equipment in the sport. The boots serve as your connection to the snowboard itself; without a secured and comfortable link to your board, you can be exposed to all sorts of accidents and the chance of enjoying snowboarding is jeopardized. Therefore, choosing the right snowboarding boots for you is of utmost importance if you ever want that peak performance in this extreme sport. In buying your snowboarding boots, you might deal with making a choice between a step-in and a strap-on snowboarding boot. Step-in boots have convenient mechanisms that lock your footing onto the snowboard. Strap-on boots, on the other hand, bind your footing onto the snowboard by using straps and are the …