Archive for the ‘Sports and Fitness’ Category

postheadericon How to Accelerate Muscle Recovery

How to Accelerate Muscle Recovery

Four Parts:Healing Injured MusclesCoping with Sore MusclesRelaxing Between WorkoutsEating to Rebuild TissueCommunity Q&A Whether you want to strengthen and build your muscles or heal injured muscles, using the right recovery technique is important. How you recover will vary depending on what you’re recovering from. If you’re sore from working out and trying to bulk up, recovery won’t necessarily mean vegging out for three days in between workout sessions, but you may need some actual rest and recovery time to nurse injuries or sprains. Learning how to speed up the time…

postheadericon How to Cope With Your Country Losing the World Cup

How to Cope With Your Country Losing the World Cup

The World Cup has ended and your country didn’t win. You’re sad, feeling down, and perhaps you think you will never recover from this pain again. Here are some tips on how to deal with it. 1 Get over it. Yes it’s bold and daring to say but think about it – it’s just a soccer game and it’s not the end of the world if your favorite soccer team loses a game that only happens every four years. 2 Think over how badly your team played. If they played…

postheadericon How to Cope With a Double Parachute Failure

How to Cope With a Double Parachute Failure

One Methods:Alternative: Lack of companionsCommunity Q&A While skydiving, it is possible (yet extremely unlikely) that both your primary and reserve parachutes will malfunction, leaving you with no method of reducing your velocity. In the vast majority of cases, this will not occur; nevertheless, in this event these coping strategies may assist. 1 Remain calm. This may seem obvious, but deep, even breathing (despite the rushing slipstream) and controlling your heart-rate are essential to your continued survival. 2 Entreat assistance. If both your primary and reserve chutes have malfunctioned, signal immediately…

postheadericon How to Convert Weight Disks to Kettlebells

How to Convert Weight Disks to Kettlebells

A kettlebell is a piece of exercise equipment that looks rather like a cannonball attached to an iron handle. It is used to provide a different grip and lift from the technique associated with dumbbells, thereby causing you to use different muscles and approaches. A kettlebell workout can be intense, ensuring good loss of body fat, increased strength and focused endurance. Yet, not everyone has the space or budget for purchasing yet more exercise equipment. In this article, you’ll learn an easy and cheap way to convert weight disks to…

postheadericon How to Convert Isometric Strength to Isotonic Strength

How to Convert Isometric Strength to Isotonic Strength

For whatever reason you do isometric training, occasionally you would like to test your strength, on a specific lift, with a free weight. This article tells you what set/ rep scheme to use when you test your strength. 1 Time your isometric effort. Choose short efforts, between 2.5 to 10 seconds, and do many sets, usually, to cover a full range of motion. 2 Mimic the various free weight exercise with isometrics. With a power rack type of setup, it is very simple to mimic isometrically the press, bench press,…

postheadericon How to Contact the Coastguard Through VHF Radio

How to Contact the Coastguard Through VHF Radio

VHF Radio procedure for contacting the Coast Guard if either a person or your boat is/are in danger and need to be rescued. This How-To does not apply to European Coastal Areas where you are in GMDSS Sea Area A1 and have to start the distress procedure using a DSC Alert. Note that VHF Channel 16 MAY NOT be monitored and therefore professional search and rescue (SAR) forces MAY NOT notice that you are in danger. 1 Turn on your VHF radio. 2 Tune it to channel 16 156.8Mhz –…

postheadericon How to Connect Lines to Kites when Kiteboarding

How to Connect Lines to Kites when Kiteboarding

To connect your lines to a kite, you are going to use the Lark’s Head knot, which is the standard connecting knot used for all types of kites. A Lark’s Head is a simple slip-knot that gets tighter the harder the main line is pulled, which makes it great for kiteboarding. 1 Hold the line near the base of the eye. The eye, or loop, is formed by an Eye Splice, which is the standard end on all kite lines. 2 Push the main line through the eye to form…

postheadericon How to Confuse Your Muscles

How to Confuse Your Muscles

Two Parts:Starting a Muscle Confusion Workout PlanChanging the Variables at PlayCommunity Q&A Muscle confusion occurs when you switch up your exercise routine regularly, and is a good way to tone your muscles, increase functional strength, and burn fat.[1] It may also help you overcome weight loss plateaus, and enhance your overall performance in the gym. If you are exercising regularly, you can get great results by implementing a muscle confusion routine approximately every 4 to 6 weeks.[2] Part 1 Starting a Muscle Confusion Workout Plan 1 Mark your workouts on…

postheadericon How to Align Your Hips

How to Align Your Hips

Four Parts:Figuring Out the ProblemStrengthening Weak MusclesStretching Away TensionSeeking Professional HelpCommunity Q&A Hip pain is often debilitating and can be caused by a variety of issues. Among runners, one of the most common sources of hip pain is the improper alignment of muscles, bones, and joints of the pelvis. Alignment problems can be caused by unalterable defects in the skeletal system, but most are actually due to imbalances in muscle strength. These imbalances can be corrected through careful, diligent exercises to strengthen the weaker side and relieve tension.[1] Part 1…

postheadericon How to Align Yourself to the Perpendicular

How to Align Yourself to the Perpendicular

Alignment to the perpendicular should be a constant conscious tickle buried at the bottom of your awareness. Especially if you spend much time in front of a computer, this natural posture can become neglected, producing negative results. If a side view of you shows Wilting Flower, that’s just what you are doing! Breathing, circulation, and spiritual processes, as well as parasympathetic and lymphatic processes, virtually every bodily process can be improved by proper alignment. 1 Place a mirror next to where you spend the most time sitting. Set it so…