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postheadericon How to Choose the Right Golf Ball

How to Choose the Right Golf Ball

Ever had one of those rounds where you do everything right, and still shoot a less than desirable score? Did you ever stop and think, Is it my ball? This is a very good question because choosing the right golf ball is critical to lowering your handicap and shooting low scores. 1 Decide what you need the ball for, Control, Distance, Spin, or something in between. 2 Take a look at type of compression you want, either 80 compression (a red number on the golf ball) or 100 compression (a…

postheadericon How to Choose the Right Dumbbell Weight

How to Choose the Right Dumbbell Weight

Two Parts:Evaluating Your StrengthPutting Your New Dumbbells to UseCommunity Q&A Lifting weights builds muscle and burns calories. But choosing the right weight is as important as using the right technique. Lift a weight that’s too light and you waste your time, getting relatively little result for your effort. Lift a weight that’s too heavy and you could get hurt. Find a dumbbell which is commensurate with your strength, goals, and the exercise you want to perform. Once you choose the right dumbbell, you can finally start getting the body you…

postheadericon How to Choose the Perfect Ski Jacket

How to Choose the Perfect Ski Jacket

Finding the right ski jacket for you can be a headache, especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for. There are several different styles of ski jacket, all with different functions. For example, cross country skiing and back country skiing will require two different sets of functionality, speed racing jackets are a different weight than snowboarding jackets, etc. Active wear typically features a different quality of material, and then of course, some ski jackets are meant to be worn both on and off the slopes. 1 Decide what type…

postheadericon How to Choose the Correct Size Yoga Ball

How to Choose the Correct Size Yoga Ball

A yoga ball is sometimes called a fitness ball, an exercise ball, a stability ball, or a Swiss ball. It is made of plastic vinyl and elastic, filled with air, and most are burst-resistant. Using a yoga ball instead of exercising on a flat surface forces the body to respond to the instability of the ball. It requires extra balance, which uses more muscles in the body. Choose the correct size yoga ball to get the most benefit out of your workout or fitness routine. 1 Measure your height. Your…

postheadericon How to Choose the Correct Golf Club

How to Choose the Correct Golf Club

One of the exciting parts of taking up a sport is getting to buy all the equipment required for it. Golf involves investing in a good set of irons. What you have to be careful about is the choice you make in building up your collection. Over-enthusiasm is often the cause for wanton purchases. 1 Play a few games with golf clubs that you have borrowed from others or perhaps second-hand clubs. Make sure you have a 3-wood, a mix of irons and a putter in your set. These clubs…

postheadericon How to Choose Shaolin Kung Fu Style

How to Choose Shaolin Kung Fu Style

How do you learn Shaolin’s 5 animal styles? Well in this article you’re going to learn how to learn the 5 animal arts. Steps 1 Find out how determined you are on your current task. 2 Decide what style you want. If you are not very determined choose a style that already fits your build such as the Tiger style requires a strong neck and back. Understand the styles. Some styles are linear, such as Praying Mantis, while other styles are circular like Crane. Try to match the style to…

postheadericon How to Choose Gymnastics Grips

How to Choose Gymnastics Grips

Four Methods:Choosing Palm Grips or Dowel GripsPalm GripsDowel GripsBoys Ring/High Bar GripsCommunity Q&A Having trouble finding the perfect gymnastics grips? Here’s how! Method 1 Choosing Palm Grips or Dowel Grips 1 Ask your coach which would be best for you. 2 Ask other gymnasts in your level which grips they use. 3 Think about which grips would be best for your level. Palm grips are for beginners, dowel grips are for more advanced gymnasts. 4 Make sure you know how they work.Palm grips cover the palm of your hand.Dowel grips…

postheadericon How to Choose Comfortable Golf Shoes

How to Choose Comfortable Golf Shoes

Believe it or not, investing in getting the right golf shoes can even end up improving your golf game. At a very basic level, this makes sense. After all, if you’re comfortable and pain-free then you are going to be in a much better position to focus on your game and follow-through to a better score. 1 Look for a pair that is lightweight and flexible, but also sturdy. You want your shoes to be comfortable, but also supportive. 2 Find golf shoes with built-in memory foam – these can…

postheadericon How to Choose Binoculars

How to Choose Binoculars

Binoculars are essentially 2 small telescopes placed side-by-side, each consisting of a pair of lenses to bring distant objects closer and a pair of prisms in each chamber to orient the image right-side-up. Binoculars can be used for hunting, bird-watching, astronomy or watching the action at sporting events or concerts. Choosing the right pair will make all the difference in your hobby of choice. 1 Understand the numbers. Binoculars are referred to with 2 numbers, such as 7 x 35 or 10 x 50. The number before the “x” is…

postheadericon How to Choose Between a High Impact and a Low Impact Workout

How to Choose Between a High Impact and a Low Impact Workout

Two Methods:Low-Impact WorkoutsHigh-Impact WorkoutsCommunity Q&A Workouts are often categorized as either high-impact or low-impact. This refers mainly to the force that the exercise exerts against your joints, including your spine and connective tissues like ligaments and tendons. Common high-impact exercises include contact sports, such as football, soccer or hockey, running and jumping. Low-impact workouts include walking, swimming and cycling. High-impact exercise increases bone density, but can be damaging when done to excess. Low-impact exercise should be done vigorously enough to reach moderate-intensity for heart and bone health. For many people…