December 20

Vitamins and Mineral Electrolytes for Sports

Sodium is the most important mineral that is lost in sweat during prolonged exercise. Marathon runners are particularly susceptible to hyponatremia, a deficiency of sodium. Other important electrolytes include magnesium, potassium and calcium. In addition to electrolytes, several key vitamins that are important for energy metabolism, including vitamin B3, B5, B6, B12 and folic acid.

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Zinc and chromium are co-factors for the enzymes involved in energy production.

Vitamin C and zinc are antioxidants that help reduce oxidative stress that occurs after strenuous activity.

Recent studies have shown an increase in plasma homocysteine in athletes after strong physical activity. Vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid help reduce homocysteine levels.

Calcium, vitamin C and Aloe vera may also aid in recovery after strenuous physical activity.

Calcium

Calcium participates in muscle contraction and nerve transmission.

Calcium is a component of bone, and is particularly important for female athletes. [1, 2]

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October 10

Rock Climbing Courses

This article explains about rock climbing and its various procedures. Rock climbing is a sport activity. Like other games and sport activities, rock mounting competitions are going on. It is a very thrilling and dangerous sport. It is a test of strength and concentration. The important thing is that it is a challenging activity which measures both the physical and mental ability of the climber. It needs to climb through the rock through some predefined routes. Some of them are predefined though some other routes are climbed by the efficient climbers. It is a must that the hiker climbs to the mountains and rock routes to highest distances and to make a record. The rock mounting competitions are performed in every season. The climbing is not done on a season’s base. The climbing is not done in the rainy seasons. If the rocks get wet or slippery, there are chances to fall from the rocks. Falling from more heights will make more damages in the sense that the hiker may lose any of his body part by

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August 1

Rock Climbing Gear

There are a number of different outdoor sports that people enjoy. For those who enjoy adventure, Rock climbing basic offers the most challenging experience of all outdoor activities. An experienced rock climber knows how important it is to have good quality rock climbing gear.

A serious rock climber will always have safety on top of their list of priorities. Choosing the right set of rock climbing gear and equipment is the first step to ensuring a safe and successful climb. f you purchase gear that is inferior, you could be putting your life at risk.Rock climbing can be a dangerous sport. The participants start at the bottom of the mountain and climb to the top by using equipment that is powered by physical strength. It takes a person who is physically fit to perform a successful rock climbing expedition. “About Extreme Sport”

Rock climbing equipment can be found in any sporting goods store or can be ordered over the Internet. There are several wholesale and discount rock climbing stores across the country. By checking local directories

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February 9

Practicing Shooting Skills at Shooting Gallery Range, Best shooting range in Orlando, Florida

Well, look no further than the Orlando Gun Range.

The gallery offers you varieties of Gun Ranges in Orlando, so if you are a local person, you can simply head for the site and enjoy the best service to cater to your every need and requirements. The gallery provides varieties of guns, too, for you to rent.

The Shooting Gallery Range offers a state of the art indoor firing range. Come feel the rush and test your skills in our indoor air conditioned shooting range located in the heart of Orlando, Florida. The ShootingGalleryRange.com has been Orlando’s #1 indoor gun range for over 20 years, catering to locals and tourists from all over the globe. We have multiple firearms to choose from, including full automatic machine guns, semi-automatic rifles, handguns, and shotguns for your shooting pleasures.

Range Safety Instructors are provided for all of our shooters. In addition to being a shooting range, The ShootingGalleryRange.com is a full service firearms, accessories, and ammunition retailer. We carry popular brands of firearms like Glock, Sig Sauer, Remington, Beretta, Savage, Ruger, Springfield, and Smith and Wesson, just to name a few! We also buy and trade guns, so our selection is ever changing. We

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December 18

What You Should Know About Endurance Sports

Endurance sports are those type of sports in which sportsmen are required to produce prolonged athletic output over a long period of time. Usually such sports are very aerobic in nature.

Obviously, for such sports, you need right nutrition to match the athlete’s diet needs. This article provides you with nutrition information that is coupled with very useful details. Endurance sports nutrition together with customized eating plans ensure that the food that you choose will keep you going on before, during and after various competitions.

A remarkable and very well-known author, Suzanne Girard Eberle, MS, RD, is a registered dietician who has her specialty in sports nutrition. She too, understands the importance of endurance sports nutrition because she, herself, is an elite endurance athlete. She tells us all about how endurance sports nutrition works, and how it is supposed to be consumed in right amount during training and also during actual sports.

One of the most comprehensive books of its kind is the prescriptive book written by this endurance athlete, slash dietician. It includes tried and tested advice and suggestions from different endurance athletes who are at

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December 18

Outdoor Sporting Activities

“Sports” is an activity in which people involve themselves mainly for leisure, hobby and interest. Sports is one of the most recreational activity which energizes your whole body and makes you feel active and lively. “All work and no play makes jack a dull boy” so we should always indulge in sporting activities to keep ourselves fit and fine. Some people play sports just for hobby and interest but some play for competition and career.

As people of different country have different taste for food & recipes likewise people of different country have varied interest in different games. For example: Why American Watch Baseball, Football, and Basketball whereas Indian Love to watch Cricket. This is just because of this reason that different people develop interest in different games or sports.

“Outdoor Sports” basically means any kind of sports which are played in the field or outer surroundings. Outdoor Sports includes cricket, hockey, rugby, baseball, football, cycling, athletic and kayaking and many more.

Some of the outdoor sports are described in detail :

Cricket Sports : Cricket is a sports which almost everybody love to

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December 17

Cycling Arm Warmers

As the name suggests, the cycling arm warmers are pieces of clothing, which are used to heat up the area surrounding the arm. Since, most of our sports are turning into glamour events, our sports stars cannot stay away from trying out anything, which will make them more attractive and glamorous. The fashion trends related to arm warmers have been undergoing constant changes, and fashion is something that will continue changing. These arm warmers are sometimes referred to wrist warmers or even hand warmers. Most of our sports participants whose events are outdoor, make use of this clothing to stay in the game. This is not confined to a few countries, but seems to be the general trend.

The red leg warmers are quite famous these days. There are quite a lot of factors, which contributes to this fact, but let us just say that there are few fabrics, which are attractive and useful at the same time. Most of these arm warmers are made from Lycra. They are cut into various sizes and diameters as per the demand of the sports person. They can be custom made as well as can be

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November 16

Indoor Cycling Shoes For Women

Indoor cycling shoes for women and men are necessities for effective cycling class sessions and indoor cycling workouts at the gym or at home. Brands like Sidi, Shimano and Nike have great models with all the best features to make every ride enjoyable and fun while getting a good sweat on. If you’re new to cycling or biking at the gym, there are some things you need to know about choosing the right shoes for cycling indoors.

Biking shoes are what many cyclists call these types of specialized shoes. They vary in many ways from normal mountain bike and road cycling shoes. Many of the same companies make these shoes as the ones for outdoors use, but all the unnecessary options have been taken out to give the wearer the best feel possible in their biking workouts. Some of these differences can really help your cycling class session.

One feature is that these indoor cycling shoes are lightweight. This is the same as with normal bike shoes, but instead of using high tech materials, they just substitute materials. For instance, instead of employing carbon fiber, the companies just take out

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November 15

Foster Your Cycling Confidence For Racing

It is no surprise that cycling confidence plays a critical role in cycling performance.  Fostering cycling confidence is sometimes easier said than done.  Cycling can be an intimidating, and sometimes dangerous sport.   Crashes can, and will happen in bicycle racing.  How do you overcome your fear of crashing to achieve cycling success?

Let’s begin with with the question.  What is cycling confidence?  Cycling confidence means that you are able to ADAPT to a situation, and BELIEVE in yourself when it matters most.  Your cycling confidence allows you to exercise your personal freedom to eliminate anxiety, self-doubt, and indecision during a criterium, road race or time trial.

Second, where does cycling confidence come from?  Simply put, cycling confidence comes from how you choose to PERCEIVE yourself as a bicycle racer.

Let’s breakdown the definition to the ABCs of Cycling Confidence.  A is for Adaptability.  B is for Believe in Yourself.  And C is for Competitiveness.

 A:  Adaptability:  Cycling confidence comes from your ability to adapt.  Why is this important?  Imagine for a minute, you narrowly escaped a crash with four laps to go in a criterium. 

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November 13

The Top 3 Secrets You Need to Know to Avoid Knee Pain

Cycling is regarded as one of the safest sports for avoiding injury. However is the world of cycling knee pain is fairly common.

As with most sports, the more mileage you do, the more close to perfect biomechanics you need to be in order to avoid injury. As cycling is a non contact sport knee pain from cycling stems from poor biomechanics, muscle imbalance, poor flexibility or poor bicycle set up.

The top three areas to examine when trying to fix your knee pain is training errors, technique errors or bike set up errors.

1) Training errors.

It is very easy to develop muscle imbalances around the knee. For example you may over

develop the quadriceps compared to the hamstrings.Hamstrings and calves commonly get tight and can adversely affect knee alignment. Some cyclists also develop imbalances within the quadriceps muscle resulting in a stronger lateral side versus medial side. It is essential you talk to your physiotherapist or coach about your training protocol and address any underlying imbalances. Further training will simply exacerbate the problem.

2) Technical errors

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November 13

Cycling Training Program

Not only can cycling help reduce stress and build muscle but a good cycling training programs for beginners is great exercise too. Contrary to running, which is tough on the joints, by the way, cycling is a low impact sport on the body. What happens if you’re a couch potato and can’t even walk to the refrigerator and back without getting winded? Can you still get involved with a program? Absolutely. Cycling is a ‘come as you are’ sport but if you stick with it, eventually, it’ll leave you as you want to be-weighing less, fit and maybe even able to compete in a few triathlons.

A complete program will take a person as a whole. It won’t simply focus on the training but will include all aspects of preparing to cycle – from how to stretch the correct way to how to increase your speed at steady intervals. It’ll also teach you about the best kind of diet, the amount of carbohydrates you need as a fuel intake to keep you going on some of the more grueling trails. The best program is the one that’ll let you begin at the level

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October 11

Cycling – Now As Easy As 1-2-3 With Affordable Gear

Cycling also known as bicycling or the more common term biking is the usage of bicycles for transportation, amusement, or for sports. Those who fit into place with cycling are called cyclist or bicyclist.

Cycling for enthusiasts may be a rather expensive way of transportation, amusement, or sports. There are a couple of gears for those who are trying to plan upon engaging in cycling. Some of the gears are costly; however, there are easy ways of finding affordable cycling gears for those who want to try cycling.

First, it is at all times better to check major stores selling cycling gears after checking surplus shops or the internet, because major stores constantly sell their items based on the standardized prices, with the exception of promo periods where in there are some items with discounts and these are great buys but always check the condition of the item being purchased. Surplus shops and the internet almost always give better deals.

As I leaf through internet, there are a couple of websites that had better deals on cycling gears.there were deals on AMMACO xrs junior sports bike originally sold for 299 £, now only 99 £.

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October 11

Recommended Lens For Cycling

I am making a living through sports photography. I must say that sports photography is a lucrative job because the field is not as saturated as wedding and portrait photography. Sports photography, however, requires greater effort in capturing the moment and being able to freeze those winning moments in frames. This is where the choice of lens comes in. One of my favourite sports to cover is road cycling. The following makes up my arsenal of lenses in capturing moments in cycling and those cycling jerseys that represent the players. I am a Canon camera user so my recommendations are from the long lines of lenses from Canon.

Canon EF 200mm f/2.0 L IS USM Lens is the first lens that I bought to cater my need for covering road cycling events and capturing moments of the cyclist and their cycling jerseys. This lens delivers a quality image which you would expect from any Canon lens. The colour and contrast are very nice, and the flare is well managed. It also packs an Image Stabilisation mechanism that will go nicely and work with your monopod and tripod.

During my initial

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October 9

Get Adventurous With Rock Climbing

Rock climbing has gained immense popularity as an outdoor activity. Exploring the rocks is lots of fun although it requires strength and stamina and techniques to do it safely. There are lots of things, which should be taken care of before you start with climbing. One of them is finding the ideal destination for climbing as getting the right start is a very important initiative. Expert climbers can start from many places but for beginners it is important that they are provided with the right kind of platform, which will ensure their proper training with proper safety measures. If you are looking for a start climbing then Spain is a very good place where you will find the suitable conditions to learn to climb.

Spain provides you with some of the worlds most beautiful overhanging rocks. This European state is bordered by Mediterranean Sea on one side and has many beautiful islands, which have perfect locations for rock climbing. This is the reason that many expert climbers have set up climbing camps on such locations. These climbing camps have helped the beginners to start with their climbing activity. Among the various places, the

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September 6

Rock Climbing Basics

Rock climbing is an exhilarating sport and one that is growing in popularity. Today, people of all ages are taking up this fun but physically demanding activity. Many aspects of rock climbing appeal to those partaking in this sport, but one thing which stands out most is that this is an activity that can be done both indoors and out.

Man-made rock climbing walls are perfect for training and for when the weather conditions outside are less than desirable. Indoor rock climbing walls are a great way to learn the various rock climbing techniques while being under the careful watch of more experienced rock climbing professionals. Because they’re made to resemble the characteristics you’d find in a natural rock environment, many rock climbers never even venture outdoors. But for those who do, the outdoors experience is truly unique and awe-inspiring.

Countless rock climbing opportunities await those who do venture outdoors. Not all rocks though are optimum for the rock climber. First in importance is whether the rock face can be traversed horizontally or vertically. Equally important is that the rocks chosen for rock climbing must be solid rocks and they

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September 6

Planning a Rock Climbing

Planning a rock climbing trip is the same as going for an adventurous trip. Some prefer climbing through fast routes and short distances whereas others like climbing longer rock faces. There are some adventurers who like the challenge of multi-day big wall adventures. With the help of a guide, plan a rock climbing trip after assembling all the required technical climbing equipment. The most essential equipment that are to be taken while planning a rock climbing trip are ropes, helmets, shoes, chalk, chalk bag, harness, belay devices, and karabiners.

Colorado is famous for climbing adventures because of the thousands of crags and cliffs that adorn Colorado’s peaks and plateaus. It is one of the paradises for all climbing enthusiasts. There are certain books that give you detailed information about the major climbing areas in the state. Some other ideal places for rock climbing in the United States are New Mexico and Texas. These places having high quality rock and year-round climbing facility attracts more climbers. There are guides and brochures that provide comprehensive information about climbing histories, route betas, detailed location maps and photos. These will also help you by recommending the necessary

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September 5

Indoor Rock Climbing

Rock climbing has developed into a sport which can be done both in an outdoor or indoor setting. Indoor rock climbing is set in an artificially-made environment, designed to portray the same setting of outdoor rock climbing. Indoor rock climbing gyms provide specious area with the similar gear and equipment used in outdoor rock climbing. Indoor rock climbing involves the concept of climbing walls with 14 thousand square feet of bolted walls, with points in which hands and feet can be settled. Different indoor rock climbing gyms provide venues with or without roofs to imitate the same outdoor environment of rock climbing.

Indoor vs. Outdoor

Indoor rock climbing is different with outdoor rock climbing. The artificial setting of rock walls limits the risk of climbers to fall compare with outdoor climbing who faces natural setting and condition of the mountain. Indoor climbing is well-suited for those who want constant practice before trying outdoor climbing activities, or for those wanting to train all year round. Indoor rock climbing gyms are designed with predetermined routes, which can easily be distinguished by climbers, compared to the challenge posed by a natural setting to

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September 5

How to Rock Climb

As with any sport or activity we need a starting point. The same applies when one would like to learn how to rock climb. Old wisdom would say that, if you wanted to learn a particular skill, seek the community that is engaging in that skill, and go join them.

So taking some “old wisdom” advice, the options are, find the nearest outdoor rock climbing club and join up, or find the nearest indoor rock climbing gym and pay it a visit.

I find the latter option, visiting an indoor rock climbing gym, to be a more subtle and smooth introduction when learning how to rock climb. It has the added benefit of meeting and socialising with others whom share the same enthusiasm as you, for this wonderful sport.

What to expect on your first visit to the indoor rock climbing gym?

The well trained, experienced and friendly staff will go through with you the most important aspect of learning how to rock climb… SAFETY. The introduction to safety covers, each piece of the equipment, its purpose, how to use the equipment, and how

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August 4

Bay Area Rock Climbing

Rock climbing in the Bay area is plentiful. Of course the Bay Area climbing opportunities and quality drastically increase to some of the world’s best rock climbing once you make the trek to the Sierra Mountain range about 4 hours from San Francisco. Nevertheless the Bay Area athletes can find great quality climbs close to home. The possibilities range from local climbing gyms to multi-pitch rock climbing opportunities all within a 2 hour radius of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Many locals will hone their skills on local crags ranging from East Bay Indian Rock to Castle Rock State Park near Los Gatos.

This is an overview of Bay Area Rock Climbing opportunities for the local climber. Much of the climbable rock in this area is granite similar to the same rock found in the nearby High Sierra. Granted the routes are not nearly as long- most climbing is single pitch climbing or less, however it allows ample opportunity to refine climbing skills as well as for strength training.

In the North Bay near Marine there are some nice options for single pitch rock climbing and bouldering.

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August 3

Essential Rock Climbing Equipment

Rock Climbing Equipment – Just like any other sporting gear

Rock Climbing is quickly becoming one of the most popular sports in the world, and this is largely due to the advances in technology of rock climbing equipment. Over the last twenty years, further research in bolting technique and the creating of Cams has made climbing a largely accessible sport, taking you to places that you ordinarily wouldn’t attempt to travel.

Rock Climbing Equipment can be divided into several different types. Based on what type of climbing you’re doing, it will vary – whether you’re going to stay in the gym, get outdoors and sports climb, or participate in trad climbing.

Rock Climbing Equipment that you’ll need for each type of climbing is as follows:

  • Indoor Top-Rope Climbing: Harness, Climbing Shoes, Chalk Bag (optional).

  • Sports Climbing: Harness, Climbing Shoes, Chalk Bag, Dynamic Climbing Rope, Belay Device, Helmet, Sling with attached Carabiner (personal protection), Quickdraws, and 4 carabiners with long slings to set up a top-rope anchor.

  • Trad Climbing: As per the Sport Climbing rack, although you will also need pieces of protection to set in the rock, which

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August 2

Rock Climbing Gift Ideas

We all know someone who’s idea of a good time is hanging off cliffs. If you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas for a rock climbing enthusiast, here’s some unique rock climbing gift ideas.

Rock Climbing Gift Ideas

You can always tell a rock climber by their appearance. White chalk fingers, bleeding knuckles, bent fingers and…a grin a mile wide. Whether they are climbing in indoor climbing gyms or hanging off Half Dome in Yosemite, rock climbers are very receptive to rock climbing gifts. Here are a few gift ideas that will make you a favorite with them.

1. Rock Climbing Gym – Most metropolitan areas now have rock climbing gyms. These gyms are typically indoor areas where rock climbers can work on their techniques. Walls come in a variety of terrains and with differing holds. Membership costs range all over the place, but climbers will love the gift. This is a particular good rock climbing gift idea for people living in big cities and who can’t head off for an afternoon of knuckle crunching.

2. Climb International DVD – The Climb International DVD is

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