Master The 5 Different Jabs To Win Any Fight

In boxing, mastering the jab will increase one’s chances greatly in winning the fight. There are five different types of jabs and knowing them all and being able to use them properly is something worth looking into. The different types are the pesky jab, stiff jab, splitter, upper jab and the blinder. Someone once said that one should compare the jab to the queen in a chess match. It’s has the ability to open opportunities, block opponents, and essentially makes the match much easier to win!

The basic jab would be thrown from your chin towards the opponent and retracts quickly back to the throwers chin. Although a quick motion, it does cause abrasions in the opponent and makes them stay in a defensive mode. A brief explanation of the different type of jabs can be found below.

Pesky jab – This jab is used to mess up the opponent’s rhythm and hopefully make them make rash decisions therefore allowing you to take the upper hand.

Stiff jab – The stiff jab should essentially stop your opponent and make them back up completely. More power is put into this jab because it is thrown from the shoulder with more force as an offensive weapon. This jab should also be slightly longer than a regular jab therefore requires more of a follow through.

Splitter – Unlike other jabs, this jab should be thrown with the thumb up. This helps allow you to still use the jab effectively even if the opponent is guarding you very well, it is easier to slide through and make contact when the thumb is facing upwards.

Upper jab – This jab is thrown in somewhat of a seesaw motion. Still very quick but it catches the opponent off guard quite well. The reason this jab is so effective is because of the line it is thrown in and it sets you up to throw a powerful right hand right afterwards.

Blinder – The name really says it all on this jab. This particular jab is used to blind the opponent while you get ready to make contact with your right hand; it hides your move so your power punch can make better contact.

Learning and knowing all of these different jabs are equally as important as having the proper stance. With these techniques mastered, one should easily be able to defeat their opponent. It just takes a lot of time and practice though to get to that point.…

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How to Increase Punching Speed

In this article, I’m going to tell you what you need to do to increase your punching speed whether it’s for boxing, Thai boxing or MMA. One thing to keep in mind is that punching speed is much more than the time it takes for your fist to go from A to B, anyone with experience knows this. To increase your punching speed you have to look at your overall game, there are no quick solutions and the painful truth is that anything gained in the art of combat involves a lot of hard work. Now, hard work doesn’t mean you have to discount being smart, and it is possible that you are currently focusing your efforts in the wrong way. So, read what I have to say, make the adjustments that are required, and I guarantee that you will increase your punching speed.

1) Throw twice the amount of punches you are currently throwing per workout – to punch quickly you need to punch efficiently, and throwing lots of punches is the only way to communicate with the muscle fibres that perform this action. It’s too bad you couldn’t just send them an email telling them to pick things up, but unfortunately, in order to become more efficient you have to throw thousands of punches. In order to punch efficiently, you need the least amount of muscle fibres to activate in order to execute the action, and you need the surrounding muscle fibres to relax so that the necessary fibres can function without restriction. Repetitive sport specific movement is the only way to accomplish this.

I would say that most good amateur boxers throw about 200 punches per 3 minute round, some of the best can crank it up to 300 punches per round. If you’re putting in 6 rounds on the heavybag, some double-end bag work, speed bag, shadowboxing, and focus mitts, then you are probably going to hit somewhere in the 2500 punch range. Now consider that some top pros are throwing 5,000 – 6,000 punches per workout. If you want to punch fast, throw a lot of punches. At the end of the day, efficiency = speed

2) Punch fast when you train – Imagine running four sets of 400m against a few of your friends. Let’s say they consistently run it in 1:15s and even though you could run it in 60 secs, you opt to run each set at 85% and come in under 1:10 secs. You could probably do this all day long and not get tired. Now, throw in a guy who runs it in under 55 secs and watch what happens to your energy levels as you try to catch him. I guarantee you’ll tire out in a couple trials. Everybody has their threshold for speed, and if you consistently train at 85% of your max punch speed then you can expect to punch at 85% of your potential. Too many fighters punch at 85% in the gym, and gas out …

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Adding Or Changing Golf Cart Parts Is Not As Difficult As You May Think

People that own golf carts and use them often, put wear and tear on the various golf cart parts such as tires, batteries, seats, brake lights, and mats. Many people who are not mechanical-minded assume that changing a part on their cart is beyond their scope of knowledge. However, replacing parts on a golf cart is not difficult, particularly since there is so much less to them mechanically than an automobile.

Let's assume as an example, your brake light goes out on your cart. You head to the dealership you purchased the cart and they of course can replace the bulb. They charge you for the bulb plus the cost to install it, and you end up paying much more than the bulb is worth. If you have a screwdriver and can unplug a light bulb and plug in a new one, you can save several dollars. In this case, you simply need to go to a cart parts store and purchase the correct bulb for your model, which costs a few dollars. Installing it takes only a few minutes.

Additional cart parts can be used to accessorize your cart, including seat covers, painting, bumpers, and dashboards. These also are not difficult to install, but when it comes to batteries or replacing a complete dashboard, many people shy away from doing it themselves if they are not confident in their abilities.

If saving money is your ultimate goal when adding parts or replacing parts on your cart, you can easily learn how to replace them. If you know of someone that is handy, have him or her show you systematically how to replace or add specific parts to the cart. Another way to learn how to change out parts or accessorize is read through your owner's manual. You can gain a wealth of information by simply reading through the various parts that the it has. In addition, the owner's manual probably has the part numbers of commonly replaced parts such as bulbs and tires.

Taking the time to learn how to replace specific parts or customize your cart with accessories will not only save you money, but give you a sense of pride in knowing your did the work yourself. Additionally, you will have saved yourself an allowance amount of money by replacing parts on your own because you only have to purchase the parts and do not have to pay someone to install it, which is referred to as labor costs. Most people that learn to install parts quickly find out that replacing or adding parts to a golf cart is nothing like an automobile. They find that the process is not as difficult as they thought. …

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Kickboxing: A Good Hobby for Your Health

Kickboxing mixes aerobics, martial arts, karate, and boxing to provide a unique sport that improves and maintains several physical characteristics and abilities. Tasks used in kickboxing can include jump roping, kicking, punching, shadowboxing, aerobic maneuvers, and more. It taps in to a lot of physical activity that maintains healthiness of the heart, the mind, and the soul. Kickboxing classes are a great way to get started.

Improving Agility

The art of kickboxing offers the power to maneuver muscles in an efficient manner, improving overall agility and strength. Agility requires isolated movements through your reflexes, strength, coordination, balance, and endurance. It also keeps the ability to draw conclusions efficiently and react fast. This keeps the heart healthy, the muscles strong, the endurance high, and the brain focused. So it basically rolls up many healthy characteristics into one.

Maintaining Heart Health

Because kickboxing requires a lot of strength and endurance, it promotes a healthy heart. Just like running a lap or two requires the heart to be in good shape, the actions that include holding positions, moving muscles articulately, reacting fast with energy, holding your balance, etc. all rely on a good heart. Kickboxing classes use these activities at various levels, depending on the class. Therefore, you could improve overall heart health when performing kickboxing activities.

Maintaining Good Circulation

Good circulation improves Oxygen through the body, which is healthy for your heart and strengthens the vessels that demand the oxygen. This also improves energy levels. Low blood circulation like when you are sick tends to drop the amount of energy you have and can even bring on fatigue. Aside from that, the harder the heart has to work, the more strain it places on the organ so good blood flow keeps the heart in peak condition-or at least as good as it can be. The legs and the feet require a lot of work to receive good blood flow, which is improved through the kickboxing activities. In addition, healthy blood circulation improves cell growth capabilities and overall organ health, as well as healthy skin tone. Lastly, good circulation helps promote healthy brain function.

Strengthening the Muscles

If the muscles in the body do not have much strength, you may feel week and/or soar from exertion. Kickboxing classes improve strength in various muscles throughout the body. As blood flows through the muscle areas, it provides more strength. Kickboxing requires a lot of muscle control, movement, and endurance that helps keep muscle tone and health intact. All of these elements lead to requiring less energy from the muscles for other daily activities and that will keep you from getting so tired.

Helping Control Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition affecting many people around the globe and causes low blood circulation, amongst other things. Kickboxing improves blood circulation, which is necessary to diabetes patients to help them cope with the diagnosis and help to prevent complications.…

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The Universal Language of Soccer

There are six billion people on the planet, with thousands of things that separate us from knowing and understanding one another. Language, distance and cultural differences are just a few things that build walls and keep us from getting to know our fellow human beings. How are you supposed to forge relationships when you can’t even ask somebody how they’re feeling that day?

Despite cultural and language barriers, there are many things that all people share, no matter where they are. Soccer is one of the ways that we can bridge the gaps between cultures. It’s the most popular sport in the world, and the World Cup, held once every four years, has a viewing audience twice that of the Summer Olympics, according to FIFA.

Soccer – A common ground

The rules of the soccer game are the same no matter where you are. A yellow card means the same thing, whether you’re from Brazil, China, Spain or the U.S. If you’re doing an exchange program abroad, how much better is it to have a sport as an instant common ground?

Unlike your typical overseas trips, soccer exchange boarding school programs provide people with an immediate connection. Even if the players on your team are from all corners of the world, you all know the same information about the world’s best players, the biggest clubs, or World Cup or European Cup facts and tidbits. And of course, players worldwide also share the common rules and traditions associated with the game of soccer. With soccer as a common ground, it’s possible to foster a keen awareness and appreciation for diversity amongst other cultures.

International soccer exchange boarding school opportunities

If you want to go to another country to live and study for an academic year, using soccer as a medium provides you with a number of advantages.

Soccer exchange boarding school programs are unique exchange opportunities designed for aspiring soccer stars that appreciate the benefit of international travel, foreign training, and cultural immersion. Depending on your particular interest, you have a chance to live, study and play abroad in a soccer exchange soccer boarding program in Spain, Italy, France, England, China, Brazil or Mexico.

With soccer exchange boarding schools, not only do you get to immerse yourself in a new country, but you also get the chance to meet other passionate soccer players from around the world. Players also have the opportunity to learn a second language, pursue their academic study, and improve their soccer skills by training daily under accredited professional coaching staff.

Soccer skills last a lifetime

“Soccer skills” don’t just refer to those of the ball-handling variety. As with any team sport, you are learning to think about more than just yourself. You learn to see yourself not as one person, but as an integral part of a team. When all the players do their jobs correctly, the team as a whole succeeds.

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Spirit’s Seasons, A Series – Basketball, Episode III

FOLLOWING THE GAME’S Pledge of Allegiance and handshakes all around, Larry controlled the tip. Sylix received the batted ball and hit Tyee with a pass like a frozen rope as he moved down the sideline. The Tulameen boy jump-stopped at the 3-point line and launched a perfectly arcing attempt that fell through the bottom of the net, swish! Four of the next five times down the court Tyee repeated the successful shot at the arc, and just like that, 15-2. Coyote called time. The Sasquatch had started the game with a 2-3 zone defense. Coach Chilcotin reasoned that the solid zone could help keep his boys out of foul trouble. But he realized that another approach was in order. He assigned Hondo the task of guarding Tyee man-to-man, as closely as possible, and instructed him to prevent Tulameen from even touching the ball. The rest of the team members were instructed to play a diamond or 1-2-1 zone defense.

Throughout the rest of the half both boys picked up fouls as the officials called Hondo for holding Tyee, and Tyee was caught pushing off Hondo a few times. The other members of both teams started scoring and, with evenly distributed points at half-time, the Sinkiuse team led 38-25 as the boys headed to their locker rooms. Tyee, Larry, Hondo, and Phillip had three fouls apiece. Both coaches gave the same speech, We can’t pick up any more fouls, play smart, don’t foul, be quick but, slow the game down and use the clock, and above all, don’t get caught fouling!

Throughout much of the second half both teams did slow the game down. Both teams tried to use up as much clock as possible before attempting a shot. But by the fourth quarter most players had two or three fouls and some kids had four fouls. With four minutes left before the final buzzer and trailing 55-40, Hondo got whistled for his fifth foul and the Sasquatch were playing four against five. But something strange and discernible started to happen. It was almost miraculous as if the Sasquatch were playing with a new found mission, the role of an underdog, possibly an extra rush of adrenalin. The three Smohalla guards were moving like a blur, stealing the ball, driving the length of the court, and outscoring the Bobcats. Levi, Caleb, and Cole were playing far above their previous skills. But Spirit was perceptive. He instinctively knew what was happening. So, as a show of sportsmanship that would certainly calm the Sasquatch, he pulled Chase-In-Winter off the court and had him sit next to Peoples. But the lead official blew his whistle, approached Spirit, and declared, “You can’t pull a player off the floor.”

“I’ve never heard that before, I think it’s just good sportsmanship.”

“Don’t matter, it’s the rules. If ya pull him off the court both the boys on the bench will be ineligible to enter the game, it’s in the book. You can have him stand …

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Developing Soccer Speed ​​- 5 Ways to Use Hills to Run Faster

Using hills to run faster will work if you do it properly. If you go about hill running for conditioning you may end up with overuse injuries. Less is better than more. Any type of hill running should be completed after your warm up and before your soccer training. Hill training should not be done at the end of training when you are tired!

Ideally you want the hill at a 45 degree angle and you need five to ten yards. Remember less is better than more.

Here is the progress of exercises:

1) Crawl up the hill for five to ten yards -do this five times and each time increase the speed.

2) Walk up the hill for five to ten yards with a forward lean from the ankles – five times

3) Walk up the hill for five to ten yards with a lean from the ankle with a partner giving you some resistance by holding you at the waist or using a beach towel around your waist

4) Run up the hill with your partner giving you some resistance. Focus on driving the leg into the ground. Rest for 30 seconds to a minute and repeat.

5) Run up the hill for 5 to 10 yards as quickly as you can. Rest for 45 seconds to a minute then repeat.

If you have a partner you can switch up in between runs for exercises 3 and 4.
After the exercise do some light foot work with the ball for recovery and preparation for the day's soccer training.

These exercises force you to drive the leg into the ground by using your glutei muscles.

This exercise may be put into your training once or twice a week with a 48-72 hour break in between. These are specific strength drills for developing soccer speed. …

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Anderson Silva Workout – Exercise & Diet Program Followed by the MMA Legend Revealed

Anderson Silva is a Brazilian-born mixed martial arts fighter and current Middleweight Champion in the UFC. He holds the longest active winning at 10 wins and is considered the best pound for pound fighter in the UFC. Nicknamed “The Spider,” Silva dominates opponents with his long legs, incredible endurance, and strength. He is one of the bets athletes in the UFC and works incredibly hard to maintain his chiseled physique and fighting shape.

Silva’s workout plan includes time devoted to cardio, flexibility, grappling / boxing / fighting skills, and weight lifting. His goals are to build a strong body while staying within his weight requirements and remaining quick and fleet-footed.

Cardio

His workout regime includes distance running (3 – 5 miles), followed by sessions of high intensity interval training. Usually this means shorter (100 meter) sprints, pushups, pull-ups, mountain climbers, and other bodyweight movements designed to stimulate the central nervous system and improve maximum oxygen intake.

Cardio is followed by rigorous stretching including stretching his arms, legs, and core to not only maintain flexibility, but to ensure that his muscles remain loose, limber, and capable of his famous quick strikes.

Weight Lifting

Silva works out with a program that includes heavy compound lifts such as squats, deadlifts, and power cleans. A similar schedule is as follows:

Workout A: 3×5 back squat, 3×5 bench press, 3×5 power clean Workout B: 3×5 back squat, 3×5 overhead press, 1×5 deadlift

Alternate your workouts three days per week with one day of rest between each session. Start the first week with Workout A and the second week with Workout B. You can add other work like sit ups or pull ups, but you want to increase weight pretty much every time you step into the gym.

If you’re serious about building a body like Anderson Silva diet and exercise will only get you halfway there. Supplements like Nitric Oxide will help you boost blood flow to muscles. It can give you stronger workouts, faster muscle gains, increased endurance and quicker recovery times. These effects let you work out more frequently and gain the athletic edge you need. The harder you train, the more nitric oxide can benefit you and your body.…

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How to Find a Source For Golf Cart Parts

Whether you own a fleet of golf carts for professional use or are lucky enough to live on a course and own a golf cart for personal use, you'll likely need to order golf cart parts to eventually repair the cart. Finding a source for golf car parts may seem like a difficult task, especially if the cart breaks down at an inopportune time. It's best to find a company that sells golf car parts before you need them, so you're able to make the decision wisely.

Finding A Provider With Many Makes And Models
If you own a group of golf carts, chances are you have carts that are more than one make or model. Finding one source of parts that can support every golf cart you own means you will not have to search all over looking for a company that sells a specific brand of golf cart parts. Popular brands to look for are Yamaha, Harley Davidson, Hyundai and Columbia.

It's even more convenient if the company sells all types of parts like battery chargers, headlights, steering wheels, engines and engine parts and front and rear shock absorbers. If a source of golf cart parts can offer both brand name and generic parts for your carts, you may be able to save yourself some money if a generic part will work as well as the more expensive name brand.

Finding A Provider That Supports Older Golf Car Parts
Replacing an older golf cart can be expensive, but if you're unable to find golf car parts for older models, you may not have a choice. Some companies selling golf car parts offer generic parts specifically designed to work with older models of golf carts. Finding a company that supports golf cart models no longer made can be a great way to save yourself a lot of money in the long run.

Rebuilt parts can also be an easy way to save money on golf cart parts. A rebuilt engine, for instance, will be drastically cheaper than a brand new engine. Oftentimes these rebuilt parts work as well as a brand new part for nearly half the price.

Finding A Provider Of Golf Cart Parts That Ships Quickly
It goes without saying that when your golf car breaks down, you need replacement golf car parts quickly. A company that stocks golf cart parts should be able to ship them quickly via a trackable source like UPS or FedEx. Some products may have to be special ordered and will require additional shipping time, but the company should be able to tell you up front if that's the case.

Like any other piece of equipment, golf carts will eventually need repair. If you're able to anticipate need golf car parts, you can find a source for parts before the need arises. Finding a company that provides many different brand name and generic parts, supports older models of golf carts and ships quickly means you will not need to scramble around when …

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How to Survive Your First Kick Boxing Class

The most important part of all exercise of course is being prepared. The best way to prepare for your first class is to dress appropriately. You will certainly want to be in loose fitting clothing and comfortable footwear. Try and avoid the big bulky clothing such as hoodies because they will make you far too hot. Plus the pull strings for the hood will swing wildly and hit you in the face. I recommend a simple T-shirt and shorts that are not too short) or some simple sweat pants. Be sure the shorts of pants of choice have enough room to stretch as you raise your legs to the side or the front.

The other things you will want to consider are food and water. Be sure you have a water bottle with you so you can stay hydrated. While you won’t really need food during class, the high level of muscle use in a kick boxing class can take some people by surprise who are used to more traditional cardio. So stay away form that steak and potato dinner right before class to avoid cramping. If you eat a couple of hours before class, keep the foods light and moderate in protein. Something like a granola bar or some fruit usually fits the bill. Other people have good energy and stamina with the classic PB&J sandwich.

Finally, remember to have fun. Leave your ego at the door and simply relax. Too many people will walk into their kick boxing class trying to be the next Chuck Norris. This usually brings about an excessive amount of power in your technique which often leads to injury (for yourself or your partner if you are working with someone) and fatigue. Remember that everyone knows you are new and no one expects you to be perfect or even to know what you are doing. So it’s always okay to make mistakes and look like you are new to kicking and punching. Everyone in that class started out exactly where you are, so they understand. So go easy, have fun and keep the ego in check. You will have much more fun if you simply play around with the techniques rather than try and impress everyone and yourself.

Extra tips:

o Also be sure to arrive early to class to say hi to the instructor and introduce yourself. This will make you feel like less of a stranger and the instructor will feel more comfortable helping you when they know a little bit about you.

Be fit and live free,…

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