Golf Carts – Why Walk When You Can Ride?

When shopping for a golf cart you should look for specific features that appeal to you. First of all you need to look for a golf cart model that will be big enough to accommodate your golf party. If you are a lone golfer or if you golf with a friend or significant other then a two seater is large enough for you, however, if you often golf with a group of four or more then you will need to select a model that can seat More people.

Style is also important. Every manufacturer offers different cart designs. You should select the design that reflects your personality, and that appeals to you. Also look for a design that will not become dated too quickly. Finally look for a cart that offers you optional accessories and that also provides you with easy ordering options for golf cart parts and upgrades.

Yamaha is a manufacturer that produces golf carts. Their line includes the Drive and the U-Max. You can also buy custom golf carts and certified pre-owned golf carts. In addition to offering quality golf carts, Yamaha also offers a full line of golf cart parts, accessories, and towing equipment.

EZ Go is another golf manufacturer. Their line includes Fleet golf carts, Personal Golf Cars, Clays Cars, and previously owned golf carts. This company has been in the golf cart business since 1954, and now they are one of the largest golf cart companies in the world. Because of their international popularity, EZ Go golf cart dealers are fairly easy to find, no matter what state you live in.

In the early 1960s Club Car opened its doors and began manufacturing electric golf carts. In the 1980s this company expanded to gas powered golf carts. Today Club Car is a leader in revolutionary manufacturing processes. Their golf carts use ArmorFlex in the construction of their cart bodies. This material is flexible and lightweight, yet extremely durable. The color is also not sprayed on to the ArmorFlex, but it is instead molded directly into the panels. This means that you do not have to worry about paint chips or scratches. …

Boxing For Fitness? Incorporate This Boxing Circuit Into Your Workout

So you want to get fit and you have heard that boxing is a fun way of doing it. Well you are right! Boxing is a type of interval training allowing you to get your heart rate up really high with short bursts of activity. When you put together several short bursts of activity into an exercise regime of approximately 20 minutes you really see fitness benefits. You will see not only your strength improve but also your cardiovascular fitness. With the activities listed below you will also see an improvement in your abdominal strength, helping you get that elusive 6 pack!

Before you start you will need a superior set of boxing gloves and boxing mitts and a mat to do the sit ups on.

Try this circuit in your next boxing training!

Partners – 1 minute rounds and then swap

  1. Jab, Cross, Hook, Hook
  2. 10 straight punches, 10 high punches, 10 upper cuts
  3. 4 punches, duck, duck
  4. 10 punches, sprint to wall touch floor and back
  5. upper cuts
  6. sit ups – sit up, 2 punches, down, sit up, 4 punches, down, sit up 6 punches, down, sit up 8 punches, down and then work your way backwards.i.e. 8, 6, 4, 2
  7. 5 x left hand – jab, jab, cross: 5x right hand – jab, jab, cross
  8. 4 punches, 4 scissor steps
  9. boxer kneeling, partner standing behind with boxing mitts out in front and above head of boxer. Boxer punches continually upwards.
  10. medicine ball pass. With your partner sit facing each other and link ankles. Lie down at same time, when come up for a sit up pass medicine ball to partner, both lie down and sit up again at same time

You can repeat this boxing circuit as many times as you like.…

Top 10 Freestyler Snowboard Tricks

If you are looking for a few nice snowboard tricks to achieve during this season, here is my favorite list.

The Rodeo 540

Travis Rice reviewed this trick, but the explanation can vary a little from different Freestyler such as in the amateur video (see the link below).

Basically you should get high enough from the ramp and flip your crunched body, head back looking in the direction you wish to take and spinning your legs and board in the mean time to finally reach the ground with a 540 rotation. I personally love this trick as it drives a real boost of adrenaline and having the head leading the whole body while down is a great feeling.

720

Two Full Spins which are easier to maneuver in half pipes (according to me). The tip is to point your chest starting with the Head, arms then the whole body, the board will turn once and do the same same second time before you hit the snow. See the link at the bottom for the video.

McTwist

This trick combines a backside 540 with a front flip while grabbing Mute. It's not as hard as it looks but you need to be comfortable with front flips landing the 540. The link for the video is at the bottom of the article.

Stalefish

Once you are in the air, grab your deck with your rear hand onto the heel edge of the snowboard behind your back binding, make sure to bone your deck to add a little touch to your style and also take care of your front arm.

Melon

A simple grab every beginner wishes to make and they can do it easily. It consists on putting the front hand behind the front leg, grabbing the heel side between the bindings and to take it to the next level, bone the front leg and rotate the wrist inwards.

Method

Once you master the melon and have confidence in air then put your front hand on the heel edge of your deck while bending knees and extending the back leg to lead the base facing the direction of the jump. When you do it right your body should make a nice arch and keep the position as long as possible for the photographers.

Slob Air

The next level grab trick as you better go for a long trip to get a good feeling while bending on your deck, grabbing mute and extending the rear leg.

Buttering

Doing butters is also known as tail or nose press. It consists on putting the whole weight on the nose or the tail of the board and make it bend considerably such as a wheeling in bicycle.

BS Truck Driver

This trick is a good one which involves grabbing with the two hands while turning in the air smoothly backside. The grabs are respectfully Mute and StaleFish.

Flying squirrel

If you're not scared of going a bit …

Why is MMA Training the Best Way to Increase Your Fitness?

MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) style workouts train your body like a real fighter and you will be in top shape, lean, muscular and really have a “hot” body on the beach.

I’m not talking about the typical gym classes like Boxercise or Tae Bo which is great for cardio but to really change your body shape you need to take it up a level.

If you were training as if for a fight event you need to do a lot of high repetition exercises with weights, this method will greatly increase your Power Endurance, an important component in MMA.

Doing super-sets (i.e 2 exercises straight after each other) or giant sets ( 3 exercises straight after each other) on multiple machines or free weights will challenge your body like no other type of exercise.

Super setting and Giant Setting will bring you to your knees – in a good bad way!

Split the days into an upper body day and lower body the next, your goal is to achieve an intensely progressive workout but don’t over-train.

You could do slow cardio five times a week, but better would be High Intensity Interval Training (Hiit) 2-3 times per week and the weight training 3 times a week and I will guarantee you will be lean and toned as you have ever been.

We are strictly working on for muscle conditioning that is increasing your force out put over a long time which again is Power.

Fitness Adaptation

Varying your routine is must to stop adaptation. You’d be surprised on how good your body is adapting to exercise.

For instance: Ever try running on a treadmill and the first months you probably lose a lot of weight quickly!

Then the treadmill running starts to get easier as you get fitter but then your weight loss starts to plateau… hey you are adapting very well!

The answer is change the routine to sprinting, intervals, slow steep incline walking etc etc. i.e cycle your workouts.

For MMA fighting its all naturally inbuilt in the program: it incorporates everything Boxing, Kickboxing, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Find that balance during the week to get everything in without burning your body out.

Leg Workouts

Exercise your legs with a lot of sprints, hill climbs or hill charges. Have a look at all the Olympic sprinters to see how their training makes them look!!

Do a lot of stretch kicks, which is swinging legs straight up some call it an Axe Kick.

Kicking techniques also include front kicks and roundhouse kicks.

Again superset you leg exercises like leg extensions, and as soon as you’ve done about 25-30 repetitions, get off and do some stretch kicks.

Do squats then stop to do side kicks — do things like that to try and confuse the muscle and get the best results that burns fat and increase muscles.…

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 …

A Bad Night in Vegas: A Boxing Story

His name was Javier Ayala and he was from Los Angeles by way of Tijuana. He had once gone ten rounds with the great Roberto Duran in 1973 in Los Angeles and also went the distance with Leroy Haley. But on this night at the Silver Slipper in Las Vegas, his main event opponent was Bruce Finch whose claim to fame would be that after his 3rd round TKO loss to Sugar Ray Leonard in1982 in Reno, Leonard would have surgery to repair a detached retina.

Coming into the Finch fight, Javier had lost six straight including ones to the very capable Jerry “Schoolboy” Cheatham and Dujuan Johnson as well as to rugged Lou Bizzarro. Arguably, he had become a gate through which prospects must get through before going to the next level.

I was visiting my brother at the time (I had been on assignment in nearby Phoenix and flew in for some R and R), but on this particular July night in 1980 I was alone. After several hours of Black Jack at Bally’s and dinner at Kathy’s Southern Cooking restaurant, I pursued my real interest of the evening which was to watch a young lightweight prospect out of Youngstown, Ohio by the name of Ray “Boom Boom” Manicini. He had won ten in a row and was on the undercard in a eight-rounder against one Leon Smith whom he blew away in the first round with several unanswered body shots to Smith’s liver that you could hear throughout the hall…………I was on the aisle near ringside and they sounded like muffled bombs. I was most impressed and anything else on this particular boxing night would simply be icing on the cake.

Chris Schwenke fought his first pro fight and won a four-round UD over Bill Fallow. He would then go on a 14 fight win streak. There was an uneventful 6-rounder before the Finch-Ayala bout between Danny Sanders and Irish Pat Coffey which Danny won by TKO in the last round. At that point, there was a brief intermission and I remember this young boy of about 9 or 10 years old who then appeared and was standing just to the rear of my seat. I asked him his name and he said he was Javier Ayala’s son. He was very shy and humble. We had a nice exchange and I said I hoped his father would do well. As the fighters walked to the ring, I noticed Javier reach over to pat his son on the shoulder and give him a smile and wink. The fighters were then introduced amidst the usual fanfare and the crowd readied for the main event.

Finch, from Milwaukee, had lost only three fights coming in and these were to the very capable Tommy Hearns, Larry Bonds, and Pete Ranzany. He had won 21 and was touted as having lot’s of pop in his punches. The much younger Finch looked to be in excellent welterweight shape, while Ayala, at age 37, …

7 Tips For Dribbling a Soccer Ball

One of the first skills youth soccer players learn is how to dribble a soccer ball. The unfortunate thing is, many player never get beyond very basic dribbling. When it comes to changing directions, or making a feint on an opposing player, they are at a loss. Your job as the youth soccer coach is to give them the tools to take their dribbling skills to the next level.

Here are 7 tips you can use to help your players develop this valuable skill.

1. Maintain Your Balance

As you dribble the soccer ball it is important that you maintain your balance. Keep your feet wide enough that you can quickly stop, start, and change direction. When you play off balance it is impossible to do anything except move forward in a straight line without losing possession of the ball.

2. Keep Your Head Up

When players first learn to dribble they have a tendency to watch their own feet. Unfortunately when they have their head down they cannot see anything that is going on in the field. They have no idea where their teammates are, and they don not see approaching defenders.

Make sure that you work with your players to keep their head up when they are dribbling. Watching their feet is a horrible habit to get into, and it will hamper your players development in other areas of the game.

3. Look Where You Are Going

While it is important to look around to see what is happening on the field, you should not lose focus on where you are going with the ball. When a player stops paying attention to where they are going they can quickly get into trouble. When they see what is in front of them they can make better decisions about what to do with the ball.

4. Study Your Opponents

As players begin to develop they will start to be able to spot the strengths and weaknesses of their opponents. Players have tendencies to play a certain way, and if you are aware of those tendencies you can use that knowledge to your advantage during the game.

For instance, if you see that a player has trouble defending attackers that move to the left, you can instruct your players to cut the ball to the left when they face that defender. While this may not be useful at lower levels, it can give you a nice advantage in older youth soccer games.

5. Use Both Feet

Players that can dribble with both feet are much more difficult to defend. Using both feet give the ball handler the ability to shield the ball better, and they are able to change directions with the ball much more quickly.

6. Don’t Be Predictable

As players start to learn more moves with the ball, some of them will have a favorite move that they use during the game. While this is understandable, it can lead to trouble if they rely onb a single move too …

How to Do Snowboard Tricks – 7 Grabs You Need to Master

If you want to learn how to do snowboard tricks then you should start with grabs. Grabs allow you to amp up your style when riding. It is like putting your personal trademark on each trick that you do. If you want to see your friends jaws drop, then take some notes and pull off a couple of these grabs on your next day up at the hill.

Grabs are a great start to learning how to do snowboard tricks. Take some big air and try each grab out before picking your favorites.

Indie: Your back hand grabs the toe side edge between the bindings.

Mute: Your front hand grabs the toe side edge between the bindings.

Melon: Your front hand grabs the heel side edge between the bindings.

Stalefish: Your back hand grabs the heel side edge between the bindings.

Tail: Your back hand grabs the tail end of your board.

Nose: Your front hand grabs the nose end of your board.

Method: Just like the melon grab except you pull the board up and stick out your back leg (bone out).

If you want to learn how to do snowboard tricks, then grabs are the perfect place to start. Although most riders want to start by learning how to spin, a stylish and balanced grab can really amp your style.

Now that you have grabs down, it is time to learn some new tricks. Check out the resource I found below that actually shows you how you can take your skills to the next level. You do not want to miss out! …

Boxing Workouts on Your MP3 Or iPod – Why They Work Better Than Boxing DVDs, and How to Get Started

An authentic boxing workout is very different from box-aerobics. In an aerobic style class/DVD you punch into the air. With a boxing workout you hit targets – punching bags or punch mitts. But you still need a routine to call the shots and push you through your workout. This article explains why an audio / Mp3 routine works better than a DVD for boxing, and gives 5 tips for getting started.

Tip 1 – Watch the target, not the screen.

If you are following a boxing workout on a TV or computer screen, there is a higher chance of miss-hitting the target. When you hit a target such as a punching bag or punch mitt you need to be focused on that target, not a screen. One reason is the safety factor. The angle of your fist against the target is critical. Anyone who has miss-hit a hook or uppercut knows what I’m talking about. Ouch.

Tip 2 – Learn the moves visually, then switch to audio.

Audio works best, but only once you have learned the moves. If I say throw a double jab, cross, hook, cross but you don’t know how to throw a proper jab or even what it looks like, it’s going to be difficult to learn that from audio only. It is possible, but only if the audio track contains very clear technique tips. So the main point is – learn your good technique from a proper boxing trainer (not a personal trainer, unless they really know boxing), or from video. Then switch to audio only.

Tip 3 – Train the Authentic way.

Find a boxing workout routine that has authentic punches and combos. In other words, not box-aerobics. If you are going to do a fitness boxing workout, you may as well learn to punch correctly. After all, someone is going to want to see your uppercut one day – so you’d better be able to look the part! Also, in my view the “beat timed” aerobics approach does not work for boxing. How can you keep a beat for a jab, cross, slip cross, hook, cross combo? Especially on the punch mitts!

Tip 4 – Take the workout with you.

One of my students, Louise, 46, and from the UK had lost a lot of weight with her class boxing workouts. She went on holidays recently and wanted to keep up the good work. She was able to load an audio boxing workout to her iPod and work out while she was away. Her partner knew how to hold punch mitts, so they packed a pair to take with them. That’s the other great thing about an audio workout – it travels well.

Tip 5 – Make sure your audio workout is compatible with your boxing equipment.

What sort of boxing equipment have you got? Punch mitts (also called focus pads)? Punching Bag? Speedbag? If your audio or DVD routine is designed to work with shadow boxing (air punching) it may not …

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 probably 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 …