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Smart Moves while Choosing the Right Sports Bra for You 0

Posted on November 22, 2019 by Sujain Thomas

Many of the ladies spend a lot of their money on gym memberships, getting exercise kits, shoes, and so on. But the most common mistake that occurs most of the times is missing out on a sports bra. This vital piece of clothing is critical as it gives you the support that you need for the best concentration on the workout.

An ill-fitting bra creates a distraction and is very uncomfortable. While performing exercises, you need a bra that will not let the bouncing, chaffing, and pulling of the breast muscles. Indeed, every woman is not the same, and hence choosing the perfect sports bra can be sometimes tricky and confusing. Are you looking to purchase a new bra? There are several things you need to be aware of before selecting one. Before making any purchase, you must go through the below pointers to understand and make the best choice.

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The Best Football Machines – What are they and how do they work? 0

Posted on October 27, 2019 by Kevin King

When companies started making the first pitching machines, baseball teams were buying them like crazy. What a brilliant idea, a machine that can pitch the ball over and over again to any batter, for as long as they want. A pitcher can only throw the ball for so long before they tire, but with a machine, there was no limit.

As pitching machine technology became more advanced and started utilizing multiple spinning wheels, the possibility of football throwing machines was suddenly possible.

Major pitching machine companies like JUGS and Sports Attack started manufacturing machines that could throw footballs in the same way pitching machines could pitch. The idea was revolutionary and every football team wanted one. Football machines are now considered a standard piece of equipment for any football team.

Nowadays, football machines can do all kinds of drills like kickoffs, punts, short snaps, direct snaps, long snaps, passes, onside kicks, etc. A machine can do as many reps as you want it to in a day, while a quarterback, kicker, or any player is limited.

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Tips on Buying the Best Portable Pitching Mounds 0

Posted on October 25, 2019 by Kevin King

A good portable pitching mound can turn any ol’ field into a baseball field, and any player into a pitcher.

What are Portable Mounds?

Pitching mounds were originally created so that pitchers would have a competitive advantage over batters. Being elevated 10” off the ground gives you the slight advantage of gravity, and gives the batter a harder time of getting a hit. If the pitcher were to pitch from flat ground, there would be a lot more home runs every game!

Because pitching mounds are so regularly used, in youth baseball and in the MLB, it is absolutely imperative that kids start pitching from a mound at an early age.

The creator of True Pitch Mounds started making portable mounds when his son pitched in a championship game and gave up runs due to the fact that he was not used to pitching from a mound!

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How to choose the right competitive swimwear for women 1

Posted on April 27, 2019 by Christian Taylor

Unlike leisure swimming wear, selecting a swimwear for competitive swimming should be a carefully thought and analysed purchase. Having the right wear is a crucial factor in competitive swimming – where in the performance is measured to the nearest of 0.10 seconds. Top tier competitive swimmers are separated by 0.10 seconds, and if you are wearing the tech suit that fits into your physique perfectly, it helps you to reduce the drag of your body and boosts your speed and performance. High tech suits improved the efficiency of swimmers to such an extent that in 2009, FINA, the world body governing the sport, banned use of high tech swimsuit totally.

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10 Gym Bag Essentials for Gym Goer 0

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Christian Taylor

Be it your first day at the gym or just your regular day at gym. It doesn’t matter if you train in a well-equipped gym like the gyms in Bondi beach with excellent hygiene and facilities or to a local gym, there are a few gym essentials that you must have in your gym bag – the essentials will come handy during and post workout session.

Here are ten must-have accessories you can’t afford to be without for your workout session.

Reusable Water Bottle

If you don’t want to wait in line for a water fountain or not comfortable drinking tap water, then a BPA free drink bottle is an essential item you should have in your gym bag. With this investment, you will able to keep yourself hydrated pre, during and post workout session.

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How Professional Athletes Recover After Practice and Competition 2

Posted on January 29, 2019 by Jessica Peters

training campThe world’s elite athletes are always looking to give themselves an advantage over their opponents, regardless of the sport and the team/individual they are competing against. One crucial way of achieving that is to train hard, and compete even harder. Unfortunately for some athletes, however, all they do succumb to injury or get too tired to train. This means less training and less chance of competing at the highest levels, due to the stiff competition they are up against. What do some of the world’s leading athletes do to counteract this issue and how do they stay fit and healthy through their training and competitions?

Massage Therapy

Some athletes take to the table to ensure they get some quality time for muscle and mental relaxation. Massages encourage the muscles to breath and blood to recirculate. Training/competing hard means muscle tissues become extremely stiff and aren’t able to circulate blood as they would normally. However, a simple massage could be all it takes to get an athlete back in training sooner rather than later, which always gives them a competitive edge.

Nutritional Protein Shakes

There are many nutritional protein powders available on the market to athletes who are looking for quick muscle repair and the chance to get back to the gym quickly. There are many powders that can be mixed with fruit and veg to give athletes the nutritional value they seek, and the chance to repair their muscles at a quicker rate. Shakes come with different flavors and benefits to suit a variety of athletes, so it’s better to do your research before you go out and buy a big pot, as it’s generally quite expensive. Read the rest of this entry →

  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Rocky Colavito: Super Slugger
      March 30, 2020 | 7:24 pm
      Rocky Colavito

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month was just the fifth player in Major League Baseball history to have 11 straight seasons with 20 or more home runs, yet could not sustain that greatness long enough to earn a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

      In some sense, the legend of Rocco “Rocky” Colavito Jr. began long before he ever started pounding home runs at the major league level.

      Born and raised as a New York Yankees fan in The Bronx, Colavito was playing semipro baseball before he was a teenager and dropped out of high school at 16 after his sophomore year to pursue a professional career. The major league rule at the time said a player could not sign with a pro team until his high school class graduated, but after sitting out for one year, Colavito was allowed to sign at age 17.

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