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Precisely How to Select the Ideal Sports Just for You! 0

Posted on September 09, 2020 by Cathy Carter

Who doesn’t like participating in a fun and social experience that boost their health! Sports is not only engaging but also aids in overcoming mental stressors in life while forging social bonds with teammates. Do you desire to participate in sports, but you aren’t sure which sports are best suited for you? With so many great sports that you can focus on, it can be somewhat confusing. You might even feel the pressure to surrender pursuing sports altogether. However, don’t let your motivation die out just yet! Here’s how to choose the perfect sports that suit you. 

  1. Consider your interests

Here’s one of the vital elements that you need to consider when choosing a sport. There’s a vast option that you could try before narrowing down your choices.

However, you need to know it all comes down to picking something that you love and would participate in effortlessly. Choosing a sport that’s in line with your interests will enable you to excel tremendously. It’s because you will be open to new ideas to better your sporting skills as you look forward to the next tournament.

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Randy White: The Manster 0

Posted on September 04, 2020 by Dean Hybl

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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How to Get Into Sports Medicine 0

Posted on August 31, 2020 by Martin Banks

If you’re an athlete, have an interest in anatomy or simply love sports, you may have thought about getting into sports medicine. However, the road to becoming a sports doctor or therapist is a long and often difficult one. In addition to attending eight years of college, you must also spend three to eight years interning and furthering your education before finally earning the title of sports medicine physician. 

Still, there are many benefits to pursuing a career in sports medicine. On top of doing what you love, you’ll also earn a decent wage. The average sports physician earns roughly $143,700 per year, according to Glassdoor. Plus, you may have the opportunity to care for famous athletes and even travel with major sports teams between venues. 

Does becoming a sports medicine physician sounds like your dream job, here’s how to break into the world of sports medicine and make a name for yourself. 

Graduate Secondary School

The first step to earning the position of sports medicine physician is to attend and graduate secondary school. There, you will learn the fundamentals of sports medicine and similar sciences including biology, chemistry and physics. Typically, you’ll choose between an undergraduate medical degree or a pre-medical degree. Both paths require hard work and dedication. However, undergrad usually lasts five to six years while a pre-med education will often only lasts three to four. 

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5 Sports You Can Play at Home 2

Posted on July 17, 2020 by Martin Banks

Are you tired of sitting inside playing video games all day? Looking for something other than checkers and cornhole to start a friendly competition with your family and friends? Get your blood pumping with these fun activities perfect for warm summer days:

1. Ping Pong

Ping pong — or table tennis — is much less strenuous than a typical game of tennis. Plus, you can play indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather. All you need is a ping pong table, some paddles, a few balls and a competitor. 

The aim of the game is simple. Hit the ball over the net and back to your opponent. If they are unable to return the volley, you win a point. The first player with 11 points wins the game.

2. Darts 

Waiting around at the pub for an open dartboard can be annoying, especially if all the pool tables are taken, too. Take matters into your own hands and get your own board instead. Invite your friends over to break it in and offer a prize for the winner to keep things interesting. 

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Exercising Without Even Realizing That You’re Exercising 0

Posted on July 12, 2020 by John Harris

Exercise is good for our mental and physical health but it doesn’t have to be strenuous or miserable. While some people enjoy going to the gym to work out or going for runs, not everyone likes doing it. This doesn’t mean that just because you can’t do either of these that you shouldn’t find alternative ways to work out. Sometimes, you could get bored with exercising in the same environment for long and need a change.

There are several ways in which you can exercise without even realizing that you are exercising. Working out doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to lift weights or anything like that. The most important thing is that you move in a way that engages your muscles and joints. One amazing alternative is rebounding – all you need to get started is a Leaps and Rebounds mini fitness trampoline.

Ways of exercising without having to hit the gym

If going to the gym doesn’t tickle your fancy and you’re looking for other alternative ways to remain active, then this piece is for you. We have put together a list of 5 ways in which you can get moving without realizing that you’re working out:

  1. Rebounding

Rebounding makes us breathe faster and our hearts to race. The good thing about it is that you don’t even need to have muscles to reap the benefits that come with exercising on a rebounder. You can still have fun on a trampoline if you have bad joints or your knees are always hurting. What better way to exercise than jump your way right into the fit life.

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How to Get Started in Autocross 0

Posted on May 15, 2020 by Martin Banks

If you’ve ever wanted to hurtle at high speeds around a track, but didn’t have the skills or the connections to become a NASCAR or Formula One driver, you might feel like your calling is passing you by. Why not give autocross a try? It’s essentially amateur racing and is the perfect place for anyone who dreams of racing cars but can’t do it for a living. 

Find an Event

Before you start buying race gear and a new car, find an autocross event near you and head out there as a spectator. This can be an incredible opportunity for information gathering. Learn what the requirements are, what you need to do to enter a race and what could help set you apart from other drivers. 

See what you’re getting yourself into before you start spending money on your autocrossing career. Check out the SCCA website, put in your zip code and see what’s available in your area.

Choose Your Car

Once you’ve resolved to head to the track, you need to start looking for your car. Are you planning on using your daily driver to race, or are you going to buy a dedicated racing vehicle? This is where your first step also comes in handy. Take a close look at the makes and models people are driving, especially those that are coming out on top. 

The new 2020 Mustang is a good choice for new drivers. In addition to being affordable, the 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission is great for anyone who needs a bit of extra control but isn’t quite ready to make the jump to manual transmissions yet. 

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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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