Dangers of Dry Firing a Bow

There are a few outcomes that could happen when a bow is dry-fired, the first is that your bowstring, and cables could snap resulting in your limbs breaking and potential debris flying all over the place. This is basically the worst case scenario. The second scenario is that your string breaks however everything else stays intact, and the third possibility is that it will appear that nothing has happened to the bow.

No matter what scenario your bow falls into after being dry-fired, the first thing you will need to do is to get a magnifying glass and a bright light and look over the limbs especially near the cams for any cracking, or splintering. If you find that one of both limbs have cracks or splinters in them then you will have to replace the limbs before you are able to shoot again.

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Badminton Shots

Drop Shot. This badminton shot is supposed to just go over the other side of the net. It is used mostly at the front part of the net and transferred to the side lightly to make the opponent run in getting it.

Drives. This power hit is used to aim at someone. This badminton shot is very low and is hit to the front of the body. In this shot, the opponent should prepare themselves with their racket up. This shot is very precise and quick, a good reflex is very useful to counter this shot.

Long Drops. Commonly used from a badminton shot done at the back part of a court. The receiver should hit the ball at high before it hits low and by then it is already too late. When you want to counter this shot, hit it low, you want it to land just over the … Read the rest

Triathlon Nutrition Made Easy

Food is fuel, and when one of the things you should be doing when preparing for a triathlon is making sure your giving your body the right fuel. Changes to your diet may be in order to make sure that you’re getting the right triathlon nutrition, and you may even want to consider taking supplements.

You’ll have a far better chance of succeeding if you eat the right foods and consume the proper amount of calories, minerals, and vitamins. Your body needs to be in tip-top shape if you really want to succeed. That means you’ll need to be in good shape, follow the proper training regimen, and do what you can to avoid any injuries.

One of the things you need to do when you’re training for a triathlon is to feed your body what it needs to perform at its best. Some people blow off triathlon nutrition because … Read the rest

Minibikes and Pocketbikes

As minibikes progressed, they soon came available with engines, brakes, suspension and headlights. They became more popular for off-roading than to race. Minibikes managed well in rough terrain and were not damaged with a fall.

Because of the small size of the bikes and the young age of the drivers, minibikes were outlawed on main roads. Children began seriously injuring themselves by driving on streets where cars could not see them. By 1973, with the law was much stricter with minibikes and with the first generation of enthusiasts graduating to real motorcycles, minibikes purchases slowly started to fade.

Now however, there is a whole new generation that has discovered the fun-factor of the mini bike or pocket bike. The latest trend is to get a minibike and then totally customize it into a super pocket bike. All kinds of accessories are available to facilitate this. Think custom saddles, headlights, chrome … Read the rest

Scoring System of Badminton

New scoring system (21-point system)

  1. A match consists of the best of 3 games, each game consists of 21 points.
  2. The side winning a rally adds a point to its score. (regardless which side was serving)
  3. At 20 all(ie: 20-20), the side which gains a 2 point lead first, wins that game.
  4. At 29 all, the side scoring the 30th point first, wins that game.
  5. The side winning a game, will serve first in the next game.
  6. When one side reaches 11 points, both player will get a 60 sec of break.
  7. For doubles matches, only one service is allowed.
  8. Player at right court will serve when even point. (eg: 0,2,4,6,8,10)
  9. Player at left court will serve when odd point. (eg: 1,3,5,7,9,11)
  10. Other old (15-point system) rules remain the same.

Traditional scoring system (15-point system)

  1. A match consists of the best of 3 games, each game consists of 15 points.
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Good Trail Runners

It is time to hit the trails and good trail runners are an important part of your running gear. All trail running shoes are made with dependability in mind while details like outer sole grip, cushioning and function vary.

Some trail running shoes are made with extreme elements in mind, while others are made for the usual path obstacles such as rocks, roots and uneven terrain. See what is said about the treads and soles. Also, you will want a cushioning thick enough for comfort but you will also want to slightly feel the terrain under your feet. Manufacturers now make cushioning that is not too thick yet provide sufficient padding.

Although companies such as New Balance, Adidas and Saucony are comparable in prices on trail shoes, they accommodate a lot of varying considerations. Read carefully what you are looking for. Be sure to buy a shoe that meets your … Read the rest

Race Longer with Low-Glycemic Index Meal

The Glycemic Index measures how high blood sugar levels rise 30 to 120 minutes after eating a particular food or combination of foods. A study from Loughborough University in England shows that athletes in sports events lasting more than a couple hours may benefit from a pre-competition meal that has a low glycemic index.

How long you can exercise a muscle without hurting depends on how much sugar you can store in that muscle and how long you can keep that sugar in the muscle during competition. Just about everyone agrees that taking extra carbohydrates for two or there days prior to an endurance competition can help fill your muscles maximally with stored sugar and therefore increase endurance. A well-trained athlete can also fill his muscles maximally with sugar just by cutting back on workouts for a few days prior to competition, no matter what he eats.

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Proper Running Shoes

Protection

A well made pair of shoes includes extra protection to avoid issues of discomfort or pain while the feet are under more stress. A midsole section helps to give protection against hard surfaces or objects that are run over. The softer the midsole the greater protection and cushioning it can provide. But, the soft midsole is not the most durable and means it is necessary to replace the running shoes more often.

Controls overpronation

Overpronation relates to rolling the foot too far inwards while running, which also flattens the arch of the foot. It helps to avoid this foot position because it can jar the knee and tilts the leg inward. The risk of running in this fashion can lead to foot problems like bunions, plantar fasciitis and shin splints. There are plenty of running shoes that are made to fix this specific type of problem. Most of these … Read the rest

Staying Motivated To Run

Understand Why You Like Running

After you get back from a particularly successful run, get a piece of paper and write down exactly why you love running. Keep this list in a safe place. Now, when you can think of a million things you would rather be doing, read the list. Use it as a way to inspire you and get you out the door.

Prepare the Night Before

If you go running in the morning, lay out your clothes and shoes the night before. Sometimes, it is difficult getting moving in the morning. When you are groggy, the last thing you want to do is shuffle around for your clothes. If you make the process of getting dressed simple, you will be more likely to stick with it.

Train for an Event

Sometimes, having an event to train for is a great motivator. It doesn’t need to be a … Read the rest

Consistent Crossbow Shooting

To begin with, set up a bag target in a safe place. Using 100-grain field tips, practice shooting your crossbow at the target. If its the same arrow that is shooting inconsistently most of the time, then most probably the problem lies with the arrow and not the bow itself. Replace the arrow and try again.

Before hunting season, use fixed-blade broadheads instead of field tips since you are going to use them in the hunting season. Re-adjust your sight and then try shooting at a broadhead target. Keep practicing, shooting and adjusting until you hit the bull’s eye. Repeat this step and try it out with all the arrows you plan to use, because you may find a few arrows that just would not go straight. Do remember to sharpen them after all the hours of practice. Do the same thing if you are using expandable broadheads.

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