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Sports and Their Associated Injury Risks

Posted on September 21, 2020 by Luke Windsor

Injuries are an unfortunate and often unavoidable side effect of physically demanding sports.

While many are not harmful long term, they can take an athlete out for many games at a time, and the worst injuries are often the cause of a young career ending early. If you are planning on competing in these sports, or even just enjoy them casually for exercise, you should be aware of these injury possibilities. 

Boxing

Everyone has heard of the infamous boxer’s fracture. This is caused by the small bones in your hand breaking from the repetitious training involved in the sport. Oftentimes these fractures are minor and non-threatening, but many promising boxers have had their careers ended early as a result of extreme fractures. On this note, many people are unaware that boxing gloves are actually not for the protection of your opponent’s head, but rather to preserve the small bones of the hand. Other common injuries include detached retinas, broken noses or orbital bones, and the long term brain damage that may occur. Ouch! 

American Football 

It should be no surprise that injuries in American football are not only common, but expected and planned for. The athletes of other sports may become injured on occasion, but in the NFL it is sadly a regular affair. This is why teams have a great deal of depth in every position, with star players regularly taking breaks to let their secondaries have a chance on the field. 

Also unlike other sports, there is a wide range of injuries that occur in American football. This is a sport that even something as seemingly minor as a thumb sprain can take an all-star player out of commission for weeks. According to several studies, the most common injuries in the sport revolve around the knees, ankles, shoulder, and head. These all make sense when you consider the aggressive full-contact playstyle. 

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Steps to Register Yourself an Online Casino Website

Posted on September 21, 2020 by Zeeshan Khan

If you are planning to establish yourself as an online casino player, it is important that you have a player profile with any of the websites that are genuine. There are a lot of websites that have come into the industry of casino these days. Some of the websites like acewin8have been in the industry of online casino for a very long time and registering your profile with such websites can reward you in a much better manner than looking forward to getting a player profile with any other websites which require a lot of research.

  1. Understand the website completely

Even before you proceed to the registration phase, it is important that you spend enough time to understand the website completely. Websites like acewin8are quite transparent, and they will publish all the details that are required for the user to know. 

But, some of the websites might have a lot of hidden clauses, and unless and until you know the history of the online casino website, it is certainly not ideal to register your profile with them.

2. Go to the registration page.

Once you have understood everything about the website, it is now time for you to register yourself on the online casino Malaysia website. The first and foremost step is to click on the signup option. This is a page that would prompt beautiful in all the necessary information that is required to set up a player profile.

You need to enter your name, contact details, and also other information as suggested by the page. During this phase, the page might also ask you to register your bank details for a PayPal account through which the transactions would be done.

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How to Get Started in Kiteboarding

Posted on September 21, 2020 by Martin Banks

Kiteboarding combines two of our favorite sports — waterboarding and parasailing — into one adrenaline-fueled blast. It’s amazing to watch experienced kiteboarders fly across the water, using wind and waves to launch themselves high into the air. Getting on one of those boards, on the other hand, can be incredibly intimidating. Here’s how to get started and enjoy the sport to the fullest.

Look Into Lessons

Don’t try to get into kiteboarding on your own. You can buy the equipment and head out to the beach, and you might even get moving. However, unless you’re very lucky, you’re probably going to end up in the emergency room. It’s best to seek an experienced instructor and take some lessons before exploring the world of kiteboarding.

Don’t Skimp on Equipment

They say you get what you pay for, and that goes double for kiteboarding equipment. Don’t cheap out when you start buying needed supplies. The last thing you need is a harness snapping at full tension or some other item failing when you need it the most. If you’re going to buy your own equipment, opt for the best you can afford. 

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Remembering Larry Wilson – Creator of the Safety Blitz

Posted on September 19, 2020 by Dean Hybl

The NFL lost a pioneering innovator this week with the passing of Hall of Fame defensive back Larry Wilson at the age of 82.

Though only 6-foot-0, 180 pounds, Wilson developed into one of the most feared defenders of his era as the first safety to regularly rush the quarterback in a play that became known as the safety blitz.

A two-way starter at the University of Utah, Wilson was selected by the Chicago Cardinals in the seventh round of the 1960 draft (which was conducted in November 1959). The team moved to St. Louis prior to the 1960 season and Wilson soon became a defensive pioneer.

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How to Prevent Common Sports Injuries

Posted on September 18, 2020 by Martin Banks

The human body is an amazingly resilient biological machine, but it is not invulnerable. Whether you’re playing football, soccer, rugby or something in between, there is always the potential for injury. Of course, some injuries happen more frequently than others. What are the most common sports injuries, and how can you prevent them?

1. Shin Splints

Shin splints, or pain in the shins during exertion, are a common complaint among runners. They can happen to anyone, but are most prevalent in athletes who increase their speed or mileage too quickly, those who need new shoes or those that start exercising without properly stretching or warming up. Left untreated, these can develop into more severe injuries, up to and including stress fractures in the shin.

Stretching and switching to new shoes with arch support are the best ways to prevent shin splints. If they do occur, treat them with rest and ice. 

2. Concussion

Concussions occur when you take a blow to the head hard enough to jostle your brain around inside your skull. They’re common in most contact sports, and require diagnosis and treatment from a trained professional. Anyone with a suspected concussion should stop playing immediately and seek the help of a medical professional. 

Providing proper training and safety equipment can help prevent concussions in sports. Rules that disallow headshots and an athletic culture that endorses good sportsmanship can also prevent these common injuries.

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Borneo Kratom Guide – Strains And Effects

Posted on September 18, 2020 by John Harris

Kratom has become a popular herb around the world for its several effects that users love. There are several effects offered by different Kratom strains. Kratom users do choose different strains of Kratom for specific effects offered by each of the strains.

Among the different Kratom strains available, Borneo Kratom is listed under the best-selling Kratom strains. Just as the name goes, Borneo Kratom is found in the tropical forests of Borneo Island. In this article, we are going to discuss the Borneo strains and effects. You can also buy Kratoms by clicking on https://www.authentickratom.com/. Let’s dive in and find out!

Everything you should know about Borneo Kratom

Several people around the world know Borneo Island as one of the smallest islands found in Asia. What are some of the distinctive features that you know about Borneo Island? First, Borneo Island is one of the most populated Islands in the world.

In Borneo Island, one of the most distinctive features is its humid and warm climate. This climate found in Borneo Island is one of the ideal conditions that favor the growth of high-quality Kratom. The soil found in Borneo Island is very fertile, and with such climate, Kratom that grows here is one of the best Kratom that offers unique and most substantial effects that are needed by the Kratom users.

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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Randy White: The Manster
      September 4, 2020 | 5:14 pm

      In recognition of the start of football season, we have selected a two-time All-American from the University of Maryland who went on to earn a spot in both the College and Pro Football Hall of Fames as our Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month.

      Randy White actually came to the University of Maryland as a fullback, but as a sophomore new head coach Jerry Claiborne recognized that he had the skills to be a great defensive lineman and quickly moved him to defense.

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