Jogging Makes You Slow

What I write over the next page or so will probably annoy you, you may even flat out disagree with me. All I ask is that you keep an open mind.

Some 40 or so years ago, a man Mr K Cooper invented the world of aerobics and ever since, we have been “shackled” to the concept of effective training involving an hour long bout of aerobic training, normally in the form of a jog, cycling down the street, or attending a fitness class.

However this form of training has been long since proven to NOT be the most effective method for most sports AND, more importantly, NOT an effective fat loss tool either.

How has this form of training managed to remain the foremost practised workout in the world? Whilst my sceptical head has many theories on this, the purpose of this article is not to disprove the aerobic method, but to provide you with reasons to try something else instead.

I could bore you with many studies that prove that Interval based training principles and resistance style workouts are better for your sports training needs, but instead I want to appeal to

Getting the Strike Right

A proper bowling guide will tell you that practice and more practice is the ultimate way toward understanding and being good at the game altogether. Professional bowlers as well as armatures require practice though of course at different levels and with varying techniques and vigor. In order to reach a level where you can demonstrate consecutive strikes an armature would need to watch other professional players keenly and learn what their aiming tactics are. This is part of the practice. In a bowling room there is a line known as the foul line that demarcates the distance between the bowling track and where the bowler ought to stand. The pins that are the target are at the furthest end of the track, these are what you look at when aiming. Playing the game requires that you master a step stance that suits you and that will enable you to take a perfect aim. Practice this step stance until it becomes personal, this way you can use this stance on any bowling track you encounter.

Learn to throw the ball smoothly and to let it slide to your target by exercising your hand techniques. A bowling ball is

Bowling Ball Grip

Typically there are 3 holes in a bowling ball, however you are allowed to have up to 12, one for each of your fingers and your thumb the other seven are allowed for air pressure relief (one for each finger hole) one for weight adjustment up to 1 1/4 inches in diameter, and one to check hardness of the cover stock.

For this discussion we are going to concentrate on the typical 3 holes, which are usually for the middle and ring fingers and the thumb.

The more common configuration is finger holes that will allow your two fingers down to the second knuckle and your full thumb at a comfortable span (span is the distance between the fingers and the thumb). This is called a full finger or conventional grip. Most house balls found in your local bowling center are full finger conventional grip balls. This grip is usually very comfortable and allows some degree of control.

Our next grip is the fingertip grip; the main characteristics of this grip are that the finger holes only allow the fingers to be inserted to the first knuckle, with the thumb fully inserted and a wider

Preparing For Mini Triathlon

Strengths and Weaknesses

We all have strengths and weakness. And recognizing each of them would provide you with the best tool in making it to the mini triathlon. Knowing what are your strengths would mean knowing where to begin your training. They are your blueprints. Admit it, you may be good on swimming but not in running. You might be one hell of a runner but suck on the bike. The thing is: knowing where your strong and weak points are would let you know what to improve and what to keep on improving.


If you want to cross the finish line in one piece, you need to have a goal. And this would mean drawing up a plan (a realistic plan) that would take you to your goal.

  • First: Set your goal. In this case your goal is to finish the race in one piece (you may also consider other goals, it’s up to you).
  • Second: Make sure you have identified your strengths and weaknesses. In this way, you know how to keep on track with your plan.
  • Third: Devise your training schedule. Set schedules when, where, and how you

Bowling Ball Path & Motion Study

The path of a bowling ball is determined to a large extent by the skill of the bowler from the start of the approach to the point of release. Beyond that point, the path is completely determined by the laws of physics. In this article I will point out things affecting the movement of the ball after it leaves the bowler’s hand and contacts the lane. Also, I will suggest that it is feasible to calculate and display ball paths on a computer screen, giving the bowler a new tool to help improve his or her game.

Basic Mechanics

A bowling ball in motion can be thought of as having these properties:

Related Technical Term

  • Speed: How fast the ball is moving on the lane Speed
  • Direction: Angle relative to the lane center line Line
  • Friction: Between the ball and the lane surface Fast lane > Slow lane
  • Rotation speed: About an imaginary axis Side roll / revolutions
  • Rotation angle: Relative to the lane center line Side roll / track


Speed and direction are each a part of what is technically known as a velocity vector. Most

Bowling Hook Techniques

Nowadays, advanced bowlers are now able to perform different techniques and strategies. They have initiated making movements that make sharp angles to the pocket that are able to hit the pins with maximum energy. With the availability of various advanced balls, bowlers are able to make styles that assist them hook the balls. Configured bowling balls at present are able to offer stronger and better hooking capacity.

Selecting the right ball is essential. The size and weight of the ball should be perfect for the body and capacity of the bowlers therefore that they can perform decently. The ball will not reach the target if it is not correct. A good grip of the bowling ball is crucial. Bowlers requires to hold the ball with the two fingers of his dominant hand. If they are left-handed, then they can handle the ball with their left hand and vise versa. Other players will tuck their “pinky” finger under the ball to add power and support when releasing it.

Bowlers require to focus on the lane and concentrate where they want it to cross. They can make use of the arrow markings of the lane to assist them

Choosing Tennis Venues


When choosing tennis venues, it is important for individuals to choose the best location. As of now, there are numerous tennis venues individuals can choose from. However, not all venues are situated in accessible locations. Because of this, going to such venues can be difficult. Apart from that, location is important to ensure that you can organize games easily.

Types of tennis court

The next factor that individuals need to consider when searching for tennis venues is the type of tennis court. Tennis courts come in variety of surfaces. These include clay courts, hard courts, grass courts and carpet courts. Not to mention, individuals can also choose from indoor and outdoor courts. Because of this, it is important that you know what court you want to play on. As of now, the most popular tennis courts individuals can easily look for are grass and clay courts. Thus, you need to make sure that you look for venues that can provide you with different types of tennis courts to help you experience better games with your friends or loved ones.

Venue equipment

It is also important for individuals to check venue equipment when

Right-Handed Bowling Shoes

As the name suggests, right handed bowling shoes are shoes that are made for right handed bowlers. The question is, what is the difference between right handed bowling shoes and left handed bowling shoes?

The answer is relatively simple. The soles on a pair of high performance bowling shoes are different from one another. One shoe is the sliding shoe, while the other shoe is the traction shoe.

The sliding shoe generally has a leather or buckskin soles, a sole that aids in sliding. The traction shoe, on the other hand, generally has a rubber sole and also a textured toe piece (for added traction during the important final push-off taken on the next-to-last step).

Right handed bowling shoes include a traction shoe for the right foot and a sliding shoe for the left foot. The reverse is true for a pair of left handed bowling shoes.

But what about the bowling shoes at a bowling alley? How can you tell which pairs are right handed bowling shoes?

Actually, the bowling shoes that you rent at a bowling alley are made up of two sliding shoes. They are ambidextrous shoes – they can

Peak for a Marathon

The law of specificity says that you must train for the event that you will perform. To become efficient at an activity you must practice the activity. So I began to practice the activity.

Starting four weeks before the marathon I ran a half marathon. This race began the final peaking period for marathon race day. This race did many things, showed me how my training was going, allowed me to practice drinking on the run, practice taking gels, and begin to figure out my weaknesses.

Taking the resulting data I then devised my peaking plan. First I needed to work on my endurance more than I realized. Second my stride had shortened considerably from all the long runs that I have done. And third my nutrition needed some fine tuning.

To work on my endurance I ran my last long run of 23 miles the next weekend. Then I began to run a lot shorter on my easy days. I also included longer tempo runs and marathon pace runs.

Three days after the final 23miler I ran a 10 mile tempo run. Two days after this I ran another moderately hard 10 miler.

Strategies For Match Play

Win The Point In Your Mind First.

In tennis, everything is won mentally first in your mind.

You must see yourself winning the point in your mind and this will help you find your rhythm and flow for the match.

This is great strategy too, because you will always perform up to the image that you have of your tennis game.

Play Each Point Harder Than The Last One.

This is my favorite strategy of them all.

It’s the most powerful one too!!

Just think if you could play each point harder than the last one and then keep doing it for the whole match?

How tough would it be to beat you?


Very tough and many players will not want to face you in matches.

Nobody wants to play a player with this type of mindset and the reason is obvious.

“Tennis players who adopt and apply this type of mindset in matches are the hardest ones to play and beat consistently.”

Play Each Point Like It Is The Last One Of Your Career.

This strategy is tied to the last one.