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How to Prevent Injury in Badminton

badmintonThere are many possible injuries one could potentially get as a result of playing badminton. The common ones are lower back pain, sprained ankle, tennis elbow and ligament tear.

If you are a serious badminton player, you should take precautions to prevent these injuries. The more intense you are during your game, the higher chance that you’ll get these injuries.

1. Warm Up/Warm down and Stretching

The reason why professional badminton players spend about 30 minutes in total to warm up/warm down is because they know the risks involved if they skip their warm up sessions.

Failure to warm up and stretch before exercise might result in muscle pulls. Not only does warm up and stretching help prevent muscle pulls; it will also help increase your performance when you play.

Therefore, do not get too eager to start playing when you reach the badminton court. Spend a few minutes to warm up and stretch so that your muscles are loosened and are more flexible during your badminton session.

2. Correct Technique

It is also important

How to buying bowling ball

aimThere are four types of bowling balls on the market that you must pay attention to. If you just started bowling, you can choose a regular plastic ball. On the other hand, the more experienced bowlers can choose between the three remaining types of balls – urethane, reactive resin and particle bowling balls.

Plastic b. are definitely the most widely spread balls on the market. The most bowling alleys rent the plastic balls and it’s not too difficult to understand why – they are inexpensive, more durable than the other balls on market and perfectly suited for a inexperienced bowlers. They are made of polyester and, unlike other bowling balls, have straight trajectory with very little hook potential.

Urethane b. are designed for more experienced bowlers, especially those who throw a hook. Unlike plastic balls, urethane balls have a high friction cover which allows them far greater hooking potential when bowlers bowl towards the gutter. Urethane bowling balls are suitable for a little dryer conditions in the alley.

Reactive Resin b. are similar to urethane balls, with one distinctive

Essential tips to climbing

download (15)Climbing a high altitude mountain is both tiring and tough, it is mentally and physically demanding and you must be well prepared for the hike if at all you are going all the way to the summit. When thinking of climbing a mountain, you most probably will be doing it in a team and you really do not want to be the whiner that drags everyone else down. Remember that anything can happen during the climb including elements such as bad weather changes, difficult terrains and avalanches. It helps to prepare well in advance and to ensure that you are physically and mentally ready for the challenge ahead.

Tip 1 Get in shape and prepare physically

You cannot wake up one morning and decide to go climb a mountain because you put your health at risk. High Altitude Mountains are really challenging and you must commit weeks of exercising and training before you finally start the climb to the pick. Create a workout schedule that puts your body to the test so it is able to withstand the varying terrains and conditions you might face when

Dance Studio Tips to Improve the World

Performance arts are a positive force that constantly improves the human condition. Reaching across space and time, these three schools demonstrate how the arts can be effortlessly used to tackle problems of racism, segregation, violence, mental illness, and more through the powerful allure of a well-placed step.

Dunham School of Dance and Theater

Katherine Dunham opened the Dunham School in 1945 in Manhattan after completing her studies in social anthropology from the University of Chicago. Dunham integrated African movements, studied during her extensive fieldwork throughout the Caribbean, with traditional and modern elements to create a radically new style. The results captivated audiences across stages and movie screens. By introducing African ritual movement to the American public, she became a cultural icon, dubbed “Katherine the Great” by western media.

The scene was set for political and social activism as Dunham and her performers faced pressure to replace its black members at venues domestically and abroad; they also experienced difficulty finding accommodations when traveling. As the dance studio continually combated segregation, Dunham even cajoled the president of Brazil into enacting the Afonso Arinos Law, which criminalized racial discrimination in public places.

Although it closed in the

playing basketball the right way

With the start of the NBA season underway, NBA fans across the country are lining up to play fantasy basketball. The two most popular formats being used include season long fantasy leagues and daily NBA fantasy contests. Both formats are available online through popular sports sites like,, and among others. Each format requires a different approach, which provides a little something for players of all experience levels.

NBA Fantasy Leagues

For years now, fantasy sports leagues have been run for the benefit of managers who want to manage their own team through the rigors of an entire season. While most leagues are played for fun, some league commissioners will organize leagues with an entry fee and prize money being distributed at the end of the season.

The process starts with an organized draft. The most popular draft format is the standard “snake-draft” where a players’ draft position is determined by random draw. For returning keeper leagues, the draft positions might be determined by the manager’s placing in the prior season. Over the past few years, auction drafts have increased in popularity. With this format, each manager is given a bankroll,

How To Playing Golf With Kids

This article offers you a few tips on how to pique your kid’s interest in golf without forcing them to play.

Do you take pride in your golfing proficiency? Then, teaching the nuances of the game to your little one will be the best way to pass on your passion and your expertise to posterity! When you take your four-year-old to a golf course, introducing him to the basics of swings, putts, stance and grip, it actually gives you a great opportunity to brush up on parent-child bonding. However, teaching a child how to golf is a different ball game. For the child, it is going to be a huge undertaking. The kind of body and muscle movement used in the game is overtly challenging for children with small frames. The key, therefore, is to get your kids interested in the game, and you have to take the fun route toward this goal. Here are four tips that will help you to accomplish your mission:

Make It Fun:

You may consider golf as the greatest game on earth, but there is no guarantee that your child would harbor the same feeling toward the sport. It

How to Buy the Right Hockey Stick

They say that a bad artist blames his tools. When it comes to a sport such as ice hockey, it is true till an extent. Obviously, a player like Lionel Messi can beat an average football player even if he is playing barefoot. But if he does that in a tournament, he is putting himself at an unnecessary advantage. Completely undermining the importance of your tools (your hockey stick for example) would be a mistake for your sporting career especially if you intend to be a professional. You need to have the right equipment if you intend to improve the level of your game. This article will take you through some of the factors which every aspiring hockey player should consider before buying a hockey stick.

Important factors to consider when buying a hockey stick

Hockey sticks are usually divided into separate categories depending on the age group of players. These categories are youth, junior, intermediate and senior. Depending on which category you lie in, you can pick a stick accordingly. Hockey sticks were initially only made of wood but those days are slowly fading. Can you imagine Roger Federer playing with a wooden racket?

Tips for New Runners

Learn 5 Tips for New Runners

Want to live a healthier lifestyle? Drunkenly agree to run the local 5k? Want to impress the woman next door?. Ultimately I chose to run simply because I want to live a healthier lifestyle. Like many people, I wasn’t sure where to start aside from simply tying up the old sneakers lying in my closet and start running. Let me share my 5 tips for new runners.

If you are like me you turned to the internet to try and find some place to start. Well if you type “beginning running” into a search engine, you will quickly be overwhelmed with information and ideas. I wonder to myself how can something so simple end up so complicated. Well several months, many tantrums, and a great deal of frustration later, I wanted to share the top 5 tips from one new runner to another.

Invest in a proper pair of running shoes

This may seem obvious, but I cannot overstate how much trouble you can save yourself by taking 30 minutes to work with an associate at your local running store. They will review your running stride and many

How to Bet on Sports – A Guide on How to Bet on Sports

Betting on sports can be a lot of fun and for some people very profitable. There are many professional betters out there that bet on sports for a living. In this guide will will briefly go over how to bet on sports.

How to bet on sports tip #1

Set up an account with a major sports betting website. Be very careful and do extensive research when setting up an account. There are a lot of fake sports betting websites out there that will take your money. One way to verify that they are a legit site is by calling their customer service line and verifying that they are legit.

How to bet on sports tip #2

Find a good system that will help you make the right decision on placing bets. When you bet on sports it’s crucial to have a good system.There are hundreds of systems out there that claim to be the best. Make sure you do some research before buying your sports betting system. Also, make sure they offer a refund. If for whatever reason the sports betting system doesn’t work for you, you can always get you’re money

Betting Online Site Sports

Betting online site sports is a very profitable thing to do if done right. Before you get into betting line sports, betting odd sports, whether that is betting pinnacle sports or on sportsbook you must know the RULES FIRST. It is one of the single most important things when betting sports online. It is best to get familiar with the rules at first, then begin getting comfortable with the bet you like best. Most people prefer straight or single bets and point spreads, but there are a lot of other great bets out there. Below please find the 5 most common rules:

1. Straight bet or Single. Most simplest form of betting. You win on the odds listed!

2. Point Spread. The underdog is allotted points on a game. Let’s say you have a great nba picks and you take the Atlanta Hawks at +6 vs the LA Lakers. The final score is 105-100 Lakers. You win because of this 6 point spread.

3. Buy Points. You can move the spread up and down to favor any situation you would like.

4. The Moneyline. This establishes the odds for each team and is

Five Easy Tips To Make The Basketball Team

As I am sure you are getting prepared for this up coming basketball season, there are a lot of little easy things you can and should be doing to guarantee you will make the final cut. I have been receiving tons of emails lately asking if I have any tips or secrets on how to make a basketball team. Unfortunately, not every one is as talented as Lebron or Kobe, and it can be a pretty difficult challenge especially if you live in a big city or go to a big school.

Since I have been getting so many emails on this topic, I have put together 5 Tips To help you get on any basketball team. Put these tips to use and you will be thanking me in a couple of weeks when you make your team! Lets get started… Okay first things first. You have to realize why most coaches choose certain players. They are only concerned with a player that will help the team. And it necessary doesn’t always have to be talent or skill level. One of the great assets Steve Nash brings is the confidence he instills in his teammates.Every time one

Tips in What to Look for in an Airsoft Gun

Here are some basic tips on choosing an airsoft gun that is right for you. A lot of these factors will depend on what your uses of the airsoft rifle or handgun will be. Some people are looking for a gun simply for their own amusement and others will be using theirs in competitions, so there is a more strict set of guidelines that they should follow. But the tips below should be the main things that any consumer should look for in a quality gun made for this sport.

Tip # 1: Make sure the airsoft gun is made with as much metal as possible.

Most stores that I have walked into that are selling these guns have a wall full of fancy looking AK 47s, M16s, and sniper rifles. But you really need to look past all of that shiny plastic and see what is really made of metal. If you are on a budget, than you don’t need to buy a rifle that is completely metal, but always make sure that at least the gear box is not plastic. A plastic gearbox will break down quickly over time and is not nearly

Sports Betting Tips

If you’re new to sports betting or want to learn more about how to be successful at it then you’re probably looking for someone to give you some sports betting tips. The answer is to do your betting with a good sportsbook where you can not only get the latest and best betting odds and lines, but also many helpful sports betting tips. This is information that can help you bet more intelligently, and dramatically increase your odds of winning. After all, you can never have too much information.

These sports betting tips include such hints as when to place your bets. For example if you’re going to bet on the long shot wait to place your bet just before the race or game. This is because the people betting the favorite will usually be betting earlier and this will often increase the betting odds in your favor by the time you place your bet. In other words if your long shot wins, you’ll get a bigger payday. The sports betting tips from the experts at a sportsbook can be both general and specific.

Women Golf Tips

Golf is a sport that one identifies with extreme style and richness rather than athletics and fitness. More often than not, golf is considered to be a sport purely for relaxation- a sport that men indulge in. Only men? Many often wonder why this sport is restricted to men alone and fail to get desired and convincing answers. Women in general are rarely eager players of the sport.

But for those of you women, who wish to indulge in the sport we bring to you some suggestions and women golf tips that would come handy for you and enable you to play the sport and match up to any of the men on the course.

1. The first step for any player or a golfer is to understand and be comfortable with the basics of the sport and most importantly learn golf ethics and etiquette. For playing this game there are certain tips that can come in handy all the time. One thing that a woman beginning to play golf should always keep in mind is that the first person to hit always stands furthest from the hole. This is the most recommended way to

Tips For Buying Authentic Sports

Autographed sports memorabilia is a multi-billion dollar industry. Unfortunately, the size of the fraudulent sports memorabilia market isn’t far behind. An FBI report estimated more than 50 percent of autographed items sold are fraudulent, and the industry’s leading autograph authenticator, PSA-DNA, claims that only 33 percent of more than 10,000 Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan autographs it scrutinized were real.

The volume of sports memorabilia bought and sold online certainly accounts for a growing share of the market, and, unfortunately, has eased the ability of criminals to peddle fake autographed balls, bats, photos, jerseys, etc. to the unwitting consumer. For the casual sports fan or professional collector, there are a number of steps that can be taken to ensure the sports memorabilia you buy online is authentic.

– Understand Benefits, Limits of Certificate of Authenticity – Certificates of Authenticity may accompany an item purchased on eBay or other online sites or, alternatively, fans and collectors can submit autographs, photos, etc. to an authentication service such as PSA|DNA. These services employ signature and authentication experts that will examine, for a fee, submitted items and provide Letters of Authenticity if the autograph is deemed authentic.

Services like

NFL Preseason Football Handicapping Tips

During the NFL preseason, unique conditions are in place; therefore, successful sports handicapping and investing requires different strategies than those used during any other time of the pro football season. Previously, we’ve revealed some preseason football handicapping tips involving coaching and team motivation. This week, we are going to look at QB ROTATIONS.

One of our favorite NFL Preseason Handicapping strategies is to:

Play AGAINST a team with rookie QBs that will see significant playing time, such as the 2nd half of a game, especially in Week 1.

These young QBs are often late round picks and undrafted free agents, not the cream of the quarterbacking crop. Their unfamiliarity with the offensive scheme and speed of NFL defenders often give them trouble. Even great college QBs can get schooled in the preseason. We took advantage of such an opportunity with USC legend Matt Leinart. He was making his NFL debut with Arizona and facing the Patriots, who were favored by 3½ points. ItâEUR(TM)s rare that weâEUR(TM)ll play a team favored by more than a FG during the NFL preseason; however, this was too good to pass up, as we noted in our GAMEDAY INVESTMENT e-LERT

Tips To Keep Athletes Injury

As an athlete, you know that injuries happen, but many injuries can be prevented by following five simple tips.

Stretch Well and Often
Stretching should be a part of every workout or training session. Pulled muscles are a very common sports injury, yet most sprains and pulled muscles can be prevented simply by stretching before and after every workout. Stretching once muscles are warmed up will also help keep things supple.

Sports Massage
A regular massage is relaxing and can relieve stress, but sports massage is designed specifically for athletes. With the right movements and pressure, injuries both new and old will be encouraged to heal. The pressure on the body improves circulation, which promotes healing. This type of massage is also useful in promoting flexibility throughout the body, which will help the athlete from hurting himself.

A good sports massage therapist will also be able to relieve pain caused by common injuries, making this a valid choice for those looking for relief.

Chiropractic Realignments
Many sports, particularly contact sports, can wreak havoc on your body’s alignment. A good chiropractor can help increase flexibility and range of movement, which will reduce the risk of

How to Becoming an Excellent Golfer

Secrets to Conquering Golf

From a distance, golf looks simple. We only see the player swinging his club, not even knowing where his golf ball will land. Yes, it is true; golf is simple and easy to learn, one just needs to master the perfect posture and stance, and with a good golf club you will surely go places. But learning golf isn’t the end of it, anyone can learn how to play golf but only a few will be great players.

Here are a few tips to learn to become a great golf player:

A great mentor. Even though you already know how to play the sport, it is always good to have a continuous learning experience. A great mentor will always be there to show you new tricks, tips, and even lend you his or her golf equipment. A golf player will never be a great golfer without the help of a good mentor.

Invest on good equipment. At first, it is not a good idea to purchase expensive, brand new golf clubs since you still don’t know how to play. Once you’ve mastered the sport,

Kiteboarding Pro Tips

Kiteboarding is one of the most adrenaline pumping sports out there; a unique combination of surfing and flying, sailing and skateboarding, with thrills and spills to boot. You have to see it to believe it!

If you find yourself gazing in wonder at the magnificent and dazzling aerobatics of kitesurfers whilst you’re strolling on the beach and have a sudden urge to take up the sport, here are a few tricks of the trade to help you get started:

First things first, you should go out and find yourself an internationally accredited school or instructor. You may think that it’s all about danger and adrenaline, you might think it’s too rock ‘n’ roll for lessons but having a good instructor can save you money and time in the long run. Most accredited schools offer short introductory courses to long-term programs and usually have reasonable equipment rental costs. If you’re an absolute beginner and think it’s as easy as buying a big kite and an old surfboard then be prepared to look foolish. Granted, it may have been how the sport was invented but times and technologies have changed since then. A good instructor will stop you

Strategies for Sports Betting

Sports betting is a great way to earn some extra income – when you know what you are doing, that is. To be successful in sports betting requires a tried and proven strategy. By including ideas like: the analysis of your chances of winning and the amount of money necessary to bet and the actual amount of money you will need to bet. When you are conscious of these two factors, you will avoid losing far more often than if you had not considered them. Here are three more strategies which will help you be successful at sports betting.

By using a good betting system, you can achieve your financial and entertainment goals for your sports betting. There are always a plethora of betting systems available from various sites online. All of them will consider patterns of winning strategies and historical sports data that can help you make the most intelligent sports picks. Research all the systems available, find the one that works for you, and then use the information to shape your own individual betting strategy.

Control your bankroll properly. Your sports bankroll is a detailed record of the amount of money you can