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Know about the best free outdoor Sport as Longboarding

The particular rising improvements inside longboard utilize as a possible outdoor sport have got produced many mom and dad switch their particular awareness of this kind of hitherto neglected sport of yore. Even though this kind of notwithstanding the fact longboards for beginners are often about regarding since the beginning, that is among the most talk of the town.

Why longboarding best free outdoor sport:

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What are benefits of specialized shoes in Sports and how to find these?

For humans, state of planter muscle band (located near heels of human foot) plays an important role in supporting normal walking. However, if arch gets under supported or used excessively owing to broken or a weak arch or walking barefooted, it can cause lot of pain. It activat
ed as soon as foot arch is near to collapse.

In this article, we will discuss about useful information regarding sports related best shoes for plantar fasciitis. This information will eventually help the people in relieving pain and saving money. In short, this article will help all those people that are suffering from heel pain and which shoes they should purchase.

Architecture and Properties of Plantar Fasciitis shoes

Before moving further, it is important to know about the components, which are compulsory in the shoes for Plantar Fasciitis. These components are least midsole torqueing, stable heel counters, safe closure system, flexibility at the toebox and strong arch support.

Moreover, shoes having closed heels are also consider as ideal shoes for plantar Fasciitis. Majority of the people are facing many difficulties and spending a lot of money on shoes in order to get rid of the heel pain.

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Know the reviews of DeWalt’s DC970K-2 MAX Impact Driver Kit

DeWalt launched a brand new as well as definitely enhanced type of 18V MAX compact, cordless power resources. This particular electricity costs system may be switching mind as well as prominent to rumpuses as well as, obviously, expects to alter the way in which each expert device customers, as well as weekend-crafters, use 18V associated with power. Their own brand new compact impact car owner is probably the brand new resources launched as well as, for several factors, this particular Dewalt DC970K-2 sticks out inside a group.

Comfortable to work:

DeWalt is DC970K-2 compact impact driver, since the title obviously signifies, is actually ultra-compact. To be honest ergonomically comfy as well as suits inside your hands just like an organic expansion of the operating entire body. The actual

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Meet your new trainer

You may recognize he as the fitness expect on the Today show. Now Kathy Kaehler is your personal trainer.

The Today show producers always ask me to show exercises that don’t require gym equipment. I come up with easy moves people can do at home with a can of soup or even an old dishcloth. These exercises have always been my specialty because most of my clients, who often work 15-hour days on movie sets or travel constantly, don’t have access, much less time, for the gym and need drills they can do on their own anytime, anywhere.

Before actress Alfre Woodard went off to film Down in the Delta in Toronto, she asked me to write down the descriptions of the upper-body exercises we had been doing together. One, the triceps dip, which targets the back of the arms (what Katie Couric likes to call “flesh flags”), worked especially well on the set because all she needed to do them with was a chair. (See picture, right, for a how-to description.)

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The finish line

I ran for you today, on a humid, windswept morning. You didn’t know it. I was going to tell you later. But sometimes time runs out before you ever expect it will.

It was the national marathon championship and the first qualifying race for the 2000 Olympic Trials.

The cannon sounds. We shoot forward. I feel good momentarily. But my body has been weakened by the fever that came with the flu I had all last week. I do not know how much strength my legs hold.

I came to this magazine exactly one year ago. It was then I rekindled a dream laid aside fife and fate having conspired against it no less than 20 years ago: to have a shot at the Olympic Games. Twenty years. Now, at the age of 35 and at the helm of the original women’s sports magazine, which I’ve read since I was a child, I have something to prove. To myself, but for all of you as well.

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Yoga & You part 2

THE JOURNEY OM: A swami-free guide to the best yoga for you

Kripalu

Who loves it: The gentle, meditative nature of this discipline makes it an ideal introduction to yoga, especially for those who aren’t in great shape. Kripalu also appeals to people who turn to yoga to de-stress and get more in touch with the body’s prana (life force).

What it is: More a journey of self-discovery than a purely physical regimen, Kripalu focuses mainly on the mind, and on the body only as a way of connecting to the mind to release mental tensions. At first, postures are held for prolonged periods (while you learn how to quiet the mind). At more advanced levels, students move spontaneously from one posture to the next.

Who shouldn’t do it: This workout will not make you sweat or raise your heart rate? If you’re interested only in external effects, don’t bother with Kripalu.

Keywords to know: The word Kripalu is derived from the Sanskrit for “compassion.”

How you’ll feel after class: Calm, spiritually enriched and in touch with your inner feelings.

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Yoga & You part 1

Everybody’s saying it. Yoga has swept the nation and shows no signs of slowing down. Doctors prescribe it to heart patients, NFL linebackers practice it, Hollywood celebrities from Jodie Foster to Halle BaIt happened overnight. On the morning of June 17, 1998, 25 million Americans who had gone to sleep as normal-size citizens woke to find that they were overweight. They hadn’t gained a single pound. But the government had suddenly decided that they were too heavy, a few pounds away from outright obesity and possibly in need of medication.erry, from Rhea Perlman to Raquel Welch boast about doing it even little kids are learning yoga moves in gym class. It’s as if the country went on an enlightenment field trip to India and I was absent that day.

Granted, calling yoga trendy seems somewhat oxymoronic. Can something that’s over 2,000 years old really fall into the same of-the-moment category as Spinning and snowboarding? (Talk about retro chic!) But there’s a difference between the yoga of the past 2,000 years and the yoga of, say, the past five, a difference that’s not so much physical as it is mystical. To Westerners, yoga has come to mean a series of pretzel-like poses that may or may not include a sprinkling of spirituality. Of course, that’s not really what the ancient yogis had in mind. “The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit meaning `union’; literally it is `union with God,’ “explains Sharon Gannon of Jivamukti Yoga Center in New York. “In this country, many people have removed the spiritual component for fear of offending anyone, but then it’s not yoga.”

Well, in this country, apparently lots of people think yoga can be just a physical workout. (Leave it to Americans to separate church from state.) When I tried yoga, I went looking for moves that would strengthen my upper body as well as stretch the lower half. And even when the class did contain a smattering of meditation or chanting, I enjoyed it for its destressing and relaxation potential, but at no time was I inspired to renounce my Christianity and take up an Eastern religion. I doubt I was alone. Yoga purists may not like to hear it, but yoga is booming because it offers something for everyone.

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Everything equestrian … and more!

Here at the Kentucky Horse Park, each day brings an array of exciting events. Most involve equines, but there are other worthwhile attractions, too.

Winter, spring, summer and fall, the Kentucky Horse Park has it all. We’re talking horses, of course in many sizes, colors and breeds, doing everything from police work and pulling carriages to barrel racing, jumping and other activities too numerous to mention.

But you don’t have to love horses to love the park. Non equine events abound, from home decorator shows and tractor pulls to canine competitions, music festivals and the like. Truly, there’s something here for everyone.

Given the park’s world-class venue, that’s hardly surprising. “As word has spread nationally that we have an indoor facility like the Alltech Arena which fills a seating sweet spot of around 5,000+ and can be so versatile in what it allows rentals in the arena and our other facilities has increased significantly,” says the park’s retiring executive director John Nicholson.

Equine Extravaganza

Some of the world’s biggest stars, both equine and equestrian, take center stage during key competitions at the park.

A new March favorite, the Road to the Horse International showcases the efforts of top trainers in a unique colt-starting championship that is both entertaining and educational. Each of three or four horsemen or women, most of whom are internationally known, chooses an untouched 3-year-old from the AQHA Remuda of the 6666 Ranch and builds a relationship with that horse, with an eye to winning the World Championship title. The means to the end count, because the goal of Road to the Horse is to demonstrate how natural horsemanship is a gentler and more effective way of training equines.

Past winners include three-time undefeated champion Chris Cox and two-time champion Clinton Anderson. But relative unknowns can test their talents here, too: Beginning in 2014, Wild Card competitors who chose their horses at the previous year’s competition get to face off against each other for a chance to compete against the big name trainers for RTTH World Championship status. “I had some pretty high expectations when I was designing the Wild Card Challenge for Road to the Horse, but little did I know that these great 6666 colts in the hands of this great group of horsemen would put those expectations to shame, and then some!” says RTTH producer Tootie Bland. “You can bet that I will be hanging on the gate in amazement, just like everyone else who’s lucky enough to be there.”

A rite of spring at the park is April’s Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, which tests the versatility and athletic prowess of eventing’s international elite in three very exacting English disciplines: dressage, cross-country and show jumping. It’s a memorable outing for tailgaters, shoppers and eventing fans alike. Since 2011, the event has also offered spectators a taste of the only Western discipline approved for Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) competition, Reining.

The USEF Open Reining National Championship, part of the Kentucky Reining Cup, is held in conjunction with the 2014 three day and serves as the Selection Trial for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Reining Team. Also in 2014, this truly American type of competition offers $120,000 total prize money and includes a World Championship Freestyle class. “The Kentucky Reining Cup has proven to be the perfect event to complement the Rolex Kentucky ThreeDay Event,” says Darren Ripley, president of EEI, producer of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.

Come May, buckle your seatbelts for the High Hope Steeplechase, where Thoroughbreds race at high speeds over hurdles and on the flat, steered by jockeys in brightly colored silks. A beloved 50-year-old Bluegrass tradition in the same spirit as the Kentucky Derby, High Hope also serves as a gathering place for friends and family, many of whom bring delicious and colorful tailgate spreads. There are terrier races, a Members’ Pavilion and children’s activities galore. In addition, this race meeting benefits area non profits, including the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation and Central Kentucky Riding for Hope.

“We are thrilled at the tremendous amount of community support for this event, which is truly a central Kentucky tradition for thousands of local families,” says Laura Klumb, executive director of the High Hope Steeplechase Association, Inc.

One of the newer kids on the block, the US Dressage Finals in November is a head to head national competition showcasing competitors in dressage, a discipline that has been likened to “equine ballet” but that was actually developed to help prepare war horses for battle. An extension of the Great American/USDF Regional Championships, it’s designed so competitors qualify through their Regional Championships. All levels from Training through Grand Prix are offered, with both open and adult amateur divisions. The action takes place in the climate controlled Alltech Arena.

“The 2013 inaugural US Dressage Finals, presented by Adequan, exceeded our expectations and we plan to build on that success for 2014 and years to come,” says US Dressage Federation Executive Director Stephan Hienzsch.

Even model horses get their day in the sun at BreyerFest[R], a national event celebrating its Silver Jubilee in July, 2014.

“The iconic American toy and collectible brand that is dedicated to the creation of realistic and authentic model horses first launched its annual model horse celebration in 1990 at the Kentucky Horse Park,” explains Kathleen Fallon, vice president of communications for Breyer’s parent company, Reeves International, Inc. “Today, more than 10,000 people and over 200 [live] horses attend this fun family festival to celebrate model horses and the real horses that inspired them.”

Topping the 2014 guest list is Siren Song Stables’ multi World Champion Friesian Gooitzen fan Teakesyl, handled by Emmy winning television star, fashion designer and acclaimed horseman Carson Kressley.

Ever wonder how police horses are trained? The National Mounted Police Colloquium, an annual October event that marks its 30th anniversary in 2014, features instruction in flatwork, jumping, crowd control, obstacle training, police tactics and competition courses in the Alltech Arena.

Of special interest is the Sensory Clinic for Civilians, which gives everyday equestrians the opportunity to learn troop drill exercises and expose their mounts to not only challenging obstacles, but a number of sights and sounds in an effort to make them “bombproof” all utilizing the same methods used to train police mounts.
“This is a great way to see how your horse can cope with stressful objects in a controlled fashion,” says Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police Captain Lisa Rakes. “We have had participants from Canada, California, Texas and all along the East Coast attend in the past.”

Other Activities

June brings the popular Festival of the Bluegrass to the Kentucky Horse Park’s spacious campgrounds for some toe tappin’ fun with top bands in this all American genre. The 2014 lineup includes the Gibson Brothers, the Grascals, the Seldom Scene, Illrd Tyme Out, Mountain Heart, the Claire Lynch Band, and many others. The festival also features an open-air classroom for children aged 6 18, with a music camp for beginner, intermediate and advanced musicians.

“The Festival of the Bluegrass is one big family, from the campers, to the bands, the volunteers and the park staff,” says Roy Miller Cornett, whose own family actually runs the festival. “For over 40 years, this family has put on one of the nation’s premiere events, and I look forward to seeing what the next 40 bring.”

There’s also the Ichthus Festival, a four-day, faith-based music and arts festival that has been an area tradition for more than 42 years. Over the years, it’s hosted numerous bands, as well as “powerful teachers” who bring awareness to such issues as poverty and human trafficking, according to festival official Bill Darpino.

The June 2014 festival, also held at the park’s campground, features a stellar lineup of bands and speakers, with multiple stages and activities daily. “One of the best ways to experience the festival is to camp right there on the grounds,” says Darpino.

As August turns to September, the prestigious Bluegrass Classic Dog Shows a joint project between three kennel clubs come to the park for five days of AKC recognized conformation and obedience/rally classes for all breeds. For $5 per car load, spectators get to see more than 1,500 canines from all over the country, as well as vendors selling unique merchandise geared towards man’s best friend.

Held outdoors since the 1940s, the shows recently moved indoors to the Alltech Arena, rendering them more popular than ever. “It is a real draw for more dogs to attend with the benefits of climate control,” says Lexington Kennel Club President Bonnie Massie. “Many dogs you will see at our show will also attend the Westminster in New York, as well.”

The park’s longstanding relationship with the Kentucky High School Athletic Association is well represented, too, with action packed events in November, December and February. “KHSAA has hosted cross country (runners) at the park for several years. In 2009, after the opening of the Alltech Arena, we began talks with KHSAA to bring the high school state wrestling championships to the park,” says Cindy Armstrong, the park’s director of sales and guest services. “The championships moved to the park in 2012 and we couldn’t be happier. The state youth wrestling champions followed, as did several other events.”

Other interesting events that have made the move to the Alltech Arena are the TNT Motorsports Truck and Tractor Pull, a rollicking January contest that relocated here in 2013 from Rupp Arena; and the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation’s Antiques and Garden Show, which came here in 2011 from Keeneland and takes place in March. Besides a large number of exhibitors, the latter event features a vintage car show, daily lectures and a Kentucky Treasures Exhibit, among other attractions.

And don’t forget the Diamond Rings & Pretty Things Bridal Show in January, the New Home & Remodeling Marketplace, a late February/early March event, and many others more than 165 nonequine events in recent years.

Build a solid golf swing

Let’s be honest, during our daily lives we often judge others based on first impressions. You may not notice someone with great posture but you certainly notice when someone exhibits poor posture. Great posture exudes confidence, strength and power. When you are on the golf course and you see poor posture at address you instinctively understand the golfer is predisposed to problems and at an immediate disadvantage.

Let’s take a look at your everyday posture and then apply it to the golf swing. In our society, posture has deteriorated drastically, primarily due to lifestyles. Sitting at computers for hours, driving in our cars, sitting in our homes watching television and a general lack of exercise all contribute to poor posture. The good news is that with a simple series of flexibility and strengthening yoga poses, posture can be improved, regardless of age. Proper posture is the foundation of a solid golf swing. Many swing flaws occur because of poor posture and a lack of core conditioning. Regarding posture and back injury, research shows that golfers who have a tendency to have more flexion in their spine, specifically in the address position, experience more back pain. In addition, research suggests that a proper warm up and stretching routine that supports proper posture at address may reduce back pain.

For our purposes, good posture is defined as “the position from which movement begins and ends.” There are different types of posture, those pertinent to golf are: static posture, or stationary posture, and dynamic posture, or moving posture. Static posture is the position of the body at rest, sitting, standing, or at address. Dynamic posture is the maintenance of what’s called “the instantaneous axis of rotation of any/all working joints in any spatial or temporal relationship,” beginning with the take away phase of the swing. OK now translate this into something understandable … basically, your joints should always be lined up in their proper working positions during the full range of any given motion, specifically, the golf swing. It is critical that your static posture be in the correct position for dynamic posture to evolve. It is like building a house, if the foundation is lacking strength so will the structure that sits atop the foundation.


Golf is a rotation sport; to reach your potential you must be able to repeatedly rotate efficiently and explosively. Golfers with inadequate postural alignment, muscle imbalance syndromes, and associated joint motion restriction will not be able to rotate efficiently. It makes sense to take a look at your current state of posture and then work on creating better static and dynamic posture through golf specific yoga exercises. To begin your discovery of finding your state of posture and implementing some exercises to create and maintain good posture, follow these depictions outlined below. Let’s get started and make this golf season your best ever!
Note: Get written permission from your physician clearing you to participate in this or any other physical fitness program.

ASSESMENT

We’ll start with a few assessment tools to evaluate your current state of posture:

* Stand in front of a mirror and allow your body to come to a standing natural state of posture. If your upper back is rounded and your shoulders internally rotate the back of your hands will face the mirror. If this is the case you need to work on your posture, specifically your upper chest and thoracic spine.

* Sit on the edge of a chair, cross your arms in front, elbows lifted to shoulder height. Allow your body to move into a natural, relaxed position. Rotate your body as far as possible to the right, torso first, followed by your neck and head. Mark your ability to rotate. Repeat on the other side.

* Repeat #2 but now pull the navel in towards the spine, sit up as tall as possible and rotate to the right again. Notice your ability to increase your range of motion requires much less effort with a straight spine, verses a compressed spine. This is your goal!

YOGA POSES FOR GOOD GOLF POSTURE.

CHEST OPENING POSE

This exercise improves shoulder turn, stabilizes shoulder blades, reduces a risk of rotator cuff injury, and supports better posture for greater range of motion in the golf swing. In addition, becoming proficient with this exercise you will begin to notice improved ability to control your club throughout the swing.


Par Level Begin with the right foot forward, left leg back as you bring your right palm to the wall behind you. Inhale, pressing your palm (and if possible your entire arm) into the wall, pressing the chest towards the front of the room. This will activate the muscles. Hold for a count of five, exhale and move slightly deeper into the stretch. Repeat this five to ten times. If you are very tight in the chest area you may hold the pose for a count of twenty seconds.


Birdie and Eagle Level Place the hand slightly higher on the wall, with the elbow just below shoulder level.

ROLLING ALLIGATOR POSE


This exercise improves posture at address, reduces a risk of injury, increases endurance and greater range of motion in the takeaway and follow thru.

Birdie Level: In this pose it is important to maintain the torso and legs as one unit as you begin on the floor face down. Place the arms perpendicular to your body with the palms facing down. On the inhalation, squeeze the legs together and pull the abdominals inward. On the exhalation, slowly roll to one side. Inhale as you come back to the starting position.

LOCUST POSE

Locust Pose is a powerful exercise for strengthening the erector spinal muscles as well as the gluts. Becoming proficient with this exercise will improve your distance off the tee and will enhance a repeatable movement by maintaining a consistent spine angle throughout the swing.

Par Level: Begin in a prone position, arms perpendicular to the floor, hands facing the floor. Squeeze the legs and gluts together pressing the tops of your feet towards the floor. On the inhalation, pull the abdominals in, press the tailbone down, which will internally rotate the pelvis. On the exhalation, roll the shoulders back, slightly lifting the chest off the floor. Inhale and return to the starting position. Repeat five times and holds for five breaths.


Birdie Level: Lift the chest higher off the floor as you lift the hands off the floor. Focus on activating the muscles of the upper back. Repeat the dynamic, fluid movement five times and then hold for five breaths.

RHOMBOID STRETCH

This stretch will increase your ability to maintain proper posture at address and increases the ability to maintain a consistent spine angle throughout the swing. Maintaining good posture will help reduce the stresses that can cause spine injuries.


All Levels: Stand with the feet hip-width apart, bend the knees and slightly tuck your pelvis under. Extend the arms to shoulder height, clasping the hands together. Inhale deeply, squeezing the shoulder blades together. On your exhalation press your arms away from your body and tuck the chin into the chest. Repeat ten times.

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