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How to Choose the Best Fishing Rod 0

Posted on January 09, 2020 by Ronald Mccarthy

Often overlooked, choosing the right kind of fishing rod is one of the most essential factors if you want to be successful in catching any type of fish. Proper placement of your bait, without spooking fish, can have a significant impact if you want to hook any fish on your fishing rod. Using the wrong rod will not allow you to cast as far or as accurately as possible. Use the right rod with a proper technique, and you can bring in lots of fish to your fish basket. The right rod should not be confused with an expensive one, as it doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to use it properly. Using the wrong rod will make it harder for you to put fish in your Livewell. If you use the wrong rod, you will often confuse snugs, hangs or collisions with a fish bite, which is, frankly, embarrassing for you. Here are a few things you can take into consideration that will help you in buying the best fishing rod for you.

Length

The length of the rod is one of the most important factors you should consider before buying a new fishing rod. These range from small 4 feet rods to long 14 feet ones, but generally, people use anywhere from 6 to 8 feet rods. The general rule is that a short rod casts short distances, while a long rod casts long distances. Shorter rods are used for fishing in close quarters like fishing in a small kayak or a small boat in a pond. Longer rods are generally used for fishing in big open waters. Considering the length of a fishing rod is key if you want to fish in small or big waters.

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Punching Bags – The Different Types to Select From 1

Posted on December 08, 2019 by Sujain Thomas

Sports enthusiasts need multiple practice equipment for training sessions. One of the popular sports equipment is the punching bags, which can cater to various training purposes. To know which type to invest in, you should research on the crucial types.

Are you planning to opt-in for a gym membership? If yes, then you can think about investing and using a punching bag first and then decide on the gym membership. Try and check-out the different types of punching bags available online before you invest.

  1. Freestanding punching bags

The punching bags that are free standing have a base that gets filled with either water or sand. You can move this bag quickly from one place to the other. People often keep it in the storage space, as well. The tall versions usually get designed for kicking and punching workouts. Also, there are heavy freestanding punching bags that come with a bigger base. These bags don’t shift from their place when it gets kicked. It is apt for punching and is opted in for the boxing candidates, both amateurs and professionals.

2. Jumbo or heavy-duty punching bags

Generally, pro sports enthusiasts make use of heavy-duty punching bags for heavy-duty training. The bag has an increased weight and helps to enhance muscle strength and tone. Over some time, the bag will gather strength. You can use then as hanging or freestanding bags. It is ideal if you want to train for strength and enhancing your core muscles. Soon you will be able to give the powerful hits when you practice using this punching bag. 

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The Benefits Of Having The Right Sports Attire 0

Posted on November 22, 2019 by John Harris

The right sports attire when you’re golfing and with any sport in general can make a difference in how well you play. It’s all about having the right level of comfort and wearing the clothing that is going to elevate and help with your performance. So here are some of the benefits that come with having the right sports attire.

Being Comfortable Is Necessary

How you feel when you’re playing a sport is important because if you’re uncomfortable, then it can do a lot more than you think. Clothing is something we all have in our wardrobes, yet we gravitate to certain clothing because we prefer how it feels on the skin. If you’re wearing the wrong shirt or trousers when playing golf, you’ll be too focused on how uncomfortable you feel than playing the holes. So being comfortable when playing a sport is necessary to contribute to a good session, whatever that sport may be. Don’t just go for something that a lot of people wear and instead pick out the clothing that you feel good in and feel at ease. No one wants to feel self-conscious in what they’re wearing either for that matter.

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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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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Stan Jones – Weight Training Trailblazer
      October 11, 2020 | 1:48 pm
      Stan Jones

      The Sports Then and Now Athlete of the Month was one of the great linemen of his era and is considered a trailblazer for using weight training and conditioning to develop his skills.

      After a standout career at the University of Maryland, Stan Jones spent nine seasons as an offensive lineman for the Chicago Bears, making seven Pro Bowl appearances and earning first team All-Pro three times.

      In 1962, assistant coach George Allen suggested Jones move to defense to help solidify that unit for the Bears. He played both ways in 1962 and then in 1963 moved permanently to the defense.

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