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Winning Cycling It’s All in Your Head, Part 2

Sports

Becoming a Winner
The First Step — Fold a piece of paper into three columns. In the first column, list the obstacles you may face during the race, such as a tight start, a long hill or an all-out finish sprint. Title this column “Rocks in the Road.”

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Winning Cycling It’s All in Your Head, Part 1

Sports

Recently, as I finished the final stretch of a triathlon’s bicycling segment, I spotted my father intently watching the cyclists at the start of the final stretch. My father is a veteran of World War II and was involved in a few battles, including the Normandy invasion. He said the sounds he heard from the bikers on the final stretch reminded him of the sounds the soldiers made to release adrenaline into their bodies as they ran onto the shores and into battle.

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Handling a Bicycle

Sports

Bicycling is great exercise, but how well do you handle your bike? Specifically, do you know the best way to grip the handlebars? There are several positions for gripping down-turned handlebars to make it easier to shift gears, adjust your posture and rest.

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Getting Back in the Game After a Concussion

Sports

Concussions are the most common head injuries among athletes. One in 5 American high school football players suffers from a concussion annually. When an athlete should return to play following a head injury requires special consideration.

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Warming Up for Golf Post 4

Golf

Chest:
Standing up, hold a club behind you with your palms up. Bend your knees slightly as you raise your arms, and stick your chest out while moving your elbows and shoulders backward and up-ward. Gently squeeze your shoulder blades together and inhale as you try to feel the stretch in your chest. Hold for 10 to 15 seconds, and then relax.

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Warming Up for Golf Post 3

Golf

Partial Squats:
Stand with feet hip-width apart and hands on hips. Bend from the hips and slowly sit back 2-10 inches. Make sure your knees don’t go past your toes!

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Warming Up for Golf Post 2

Golf

For golfers, flexibility ensures posture and balance and reduces the chance of injuries due to overuse. Perhaps more importantly, it also means a swing that is smoother and uses less energy.

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Warming Up for Golf Post 1

Golf

The most important piece of your golf equipment is your body. Yet, how much time and attention is paid to this fundamental truth? If you said none, or virtually nil, at least you’re telling the truth.

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