Win at Bowling Tournaments

Give yourself time to be sure you have packed up every piece of equipment you will need during the tournament so that when the time draws near, you can focus on the game.

Maintain a professional image

You should arrive at the alley with plenty of time to spare (no pun intended) so you can keep a relaxed mentality towards the venue, fans and competition.

Give Yourself a Proper Warm-up

Undergoing a series of exercises before the game can do wonders for both getting your muscles loose and prepared for the competition. Just because bowling isn’t a full-contact sport doesn’t mean you can ignore this part of the preparations.

Stay focused

Maintaining your cool and keeping a level head is crucial in a tournament situation. Becoming upset during a bad string of frame is only going to make a bad situation worse. Tournament champions are the ones who are able to fight back against adversity and maintain a positive outlook throughout the competition.

Anatomy of a Bowling Lane

There are four parts to a bowling lane. The approach leads up to the foul line at the beginning of the bowling lane. The foul line marks the end of the approach and the beginning of the lane. The lane is the majority of the planks where the ball is released and travels towards the pins. The final part of the bowling lane is the pin deck where the ten bowling pins are set. Bowling lanes were originally constructed of planks of hard maple and pine wood. However, lanes are now constructed of approved synthetic materials similar to wood. In total, the standard bowling lane is 41 to 42 inches in width and 77 feet, 10 3/16 inches in length.

The approach is a 15-foot starting point where the bowler takes aim and begins their movement forward towards the bowling lane. Two sets of approach dots assist bowlers in aligning themselves to the pins for proper aim.

The foul line is between 3/8 and 1 inch in width. This indicates the end of the approach and the beginning of the bowling lane. Players are not allowed to cross this mark; if they do, they are awarded

Marathon Addict

Ever since the first marathon was run in Greece many, many moons ago, man has had a fascination with running the marathon. In honor of the marathon, there are some very famous marathons that everyone in world would love to run. We know of New York, Boston and London. Every year thousands upon thousands of runners and walkers descend on the streets of these great cities to “give it a go”. With much fanfare, emotional, elation, exuberance and cheering they trudge along, drinking, sipping and chewing on energy foods and snacks to propel themselves to the finish line.

At the finish line, promises are made such as “never again”, “I am crazy”, to “what was I thinking”. Hours later, with adrenaline gone, giving way to lactic acid filled legs a runners thoughts turn to “well maybe one more time”. You see, the marathon is like a drug. It pulls you in, you experience a high and a low, and then it has you. After a few weeks, the mind starts saying “I have to have another”. It’s got you.

Back on the roads, along with the others you trudge along. Cold mornings, hot days, you keep

Strides

The problem is that we tend to think of doing something like 400 meter repeats as fast as we can when we think of speed work. I was guilty of this myself a few years ago when I decided to start doing workouts on the track for the first time in over 10 years. In my mind I still felt like I was in college and should be doing the same sort of track workouts I did back then, my body however did not feel the same way. So I started out with two speed sessions a week of repeat 800’s and 400’s. By the end of the third week I had to quit doing speed work and cut way back on my mileage for about a month to get rid of all the new aches and pains I had.

One of the best (and most overlooked) ways to introduce speed work into your training is with strides. Strides are usually around 100 meters in length. They are broken into three sections; the first section is used to accelerate. During this portion you gradually build your speed so that at the start of the second section you hit your

Run to Slim Up

Yes! It’s true if that’s what you have to do. It’s what you have to do to keep from missing any days of running. Because if to slim-up is your goal then this is just what you want to do. Everyone’s body makeup will vary, but I would say it takes four to five days a week of running to keep the gut off! And you will have to work your way up to between two to three miles a day for each run. This kind of schedule should allow you to eat just about anything you want to eat. It’s the size of your portions you have to watch out for.

There is one thing about running that doesn’t last. If you start missing more than four days in a row you will start to lose your slim-up fitness you have acquired from the act of running. What did I do over the last twenty years if I couldn’t run? You can park your car further away from the store. You can run back and forth to the car. You can get up early and run before you go to work. Your creative self will come

Dangers Associated With Scuba Diving

  • The Bends/Decompression Sickness – Decompression sickness is a serious and sometimes fatal condition. Divers need to pay close attention when ascending because of the body’s absorption of nitrogen. If a diver does not take the adequate time to release the nitrogen, build up an assortment of issues can arise. A diver with decompression sickness can experience a skin rash, aching joints, paralysis and in extreme cases, death.
  • Barotrauma – If someone suffers from barotrauma, he or she has damaged their inner ear because they have not kept themselves equalized. Preventing damage to the inner ear courtesy of underwater pressure is done a few ways. The most common things divers do is pinching their nose shut and blowing. Other options include swallowing or chewing, both options force air into the middle ear.
  • Sea Creatures – Scuba divers need to remember one factor, as beautiful and as interesting as sea creatures and sea life are, they do pose potential threats. Scuba divers need to stay alert and not touch things or get to close to dangerous sea creatures. Sharks, stingrays, and other creatures pose potential risks if not respected.
  • Malfunctioning equipment – Whether you own or rent

Types of Bowling Leagues

When it comes to enrolling in league bowling, an individual can do this any time of the year. This although might be affected by the weather that come all throughout the year. Now looking at the composition of a league team, we see it varying in the numbers of members it constitute. In a team that is made up by adults, we see it constituting of four to five bowling members. This is different when it comes to the youth league teams that are made of three to four bowling members. Format of the games in league bowling is usually that of three games. The length of the time taken to play the whole game is approximately two and half hours that is taking a traditional league. The good thing about league bowling is there uniqueness when it comes to competition. Apart from the league bowlers at time playing for the main reason of winning trophies or cash awards, at times they play for the main reason of raising money which can be used for funding specific projects.

To join a bowling league one can get in touch with the bowling league offices that he or she

Passion of Ice Skating

I will never forget that day because up until that point I had never witnessed a jump like that up close and in person. I had only seen ice skating on television, where professional figure skaters seemed to execute jumps effortlessly, almost as if they were just dancing, and not barreling down the ice rink at 20 miles per hour. And, I have to tell you that nothing prepares you to see that kind of power and speed up close. What I also remember is that I saw David’s skates at almost eye level as they reached the top of the boards that day- nearly 4 feet off the ground! That’s what I call flying!

At that rink, I got to see a lot of great skating like that all the time. It was my new home rink and I was still an amateur skater, just getting to know the sport. Seeing the raw power of that jump, and the perfect landing made me want learn how to jump and spin and do all those tricks that I saw the other skaters do, and I became determined to do what David did that day…

But my

Recreational Running

Recreational running has also become a great social activity in our society today. Everyone who has incorporated it in their lifestyle knows the health benefits associated with it. Due to the increased number of people currently engaging in fun running, there are now more cases of running related injuries than there were few years back. I get asked all the time how one can deal with these injuries and since every case is different we are going to look at general ways to avoid or manage running related injuries.

Build your mileage gradually

It is human nature to try and accomplish as much as possible in life within a short time. For running unfortunately, doing too much too soon will only hurt you and discourage you from pursuing your favorite sport. This mainly applies to beginners more than advanced runners. It is important to remember that your body has to adjust to accommodate the any increased physical stress and it can only do so gradually. An increment of around 10 percent of your weekly mileage is enough after every 3 to 6 weeks. In other words, if you are doing 15 miles per week and you

Climatic Nutrition for Runners

We realise that to run a marathon in 3 hours (or 2 or 4 for that matter) will cost us a certain amount of carbohydrate stored in glycogen and a certain amount stored in fats. We top this up with carbohydrates during the run and we have more or less success (in a nutritional sense)depending on how good we are at getting the right quantity into our system at the right time. But the complicating factor is that we sweat. On a hot day we sweat a lot, on a cool day we sweat a little and on a cold day we only sweat icecubes. But our carbohydrate intake is often linked directly to our re-hydration schedule. This is because for many of us we rely on carbohydrate drinks of various forms to provide our water, salts and carbohydrates in fixed quantities. We use the same formulas for a deadly hot day when our highest priority (and most impossible task) is to replace our salts and water, as we do for a freezing cold day ,when all we really need is carbohydrates (because we’ve lost little due to sweating).

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