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stretching and warm-up exercises

I had been playing darts for quite a long period of time in the last 2 days. In fact, I had never did any kind of warm-up exercises or stretching before or after throwing. Now, the muscles near kidney ...
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alcohol, stability, experience

Last night I went to a local bar and had a few dart matches with my friends. It was an enjoyable night for sure. The first two matches were 701 games, and my performance was just as usual with an ...
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throwing mechanics

I am a newbie in playing darts. When I practised myself, I noticed that even if I stood with my feet parallel to the oche, the movement of my arm was not a straight line going out from my dominant eye ...
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How quickly should a drop back passer release the ball?

The highest rated quarterbacks in football appear to release the ball just seconds after the snap. Sophisticated pass rushing and secondary coverages give the offense few opportunities to advance the ...
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What are the typical / expected results of using too large a surfboard?

I'm having a rough time learning how to surf. I've gone enough times now (20 to 25 times) to notice a consistent point of failure. I've tried laying farther front or farther back, catching the ...
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What technique is most efficient for turning a canoe fast?

I recently got involved in canoe racing and I am curious about the most efficient techniques of turning a canoe around a buoy without losing your forward speed.
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How can I improve my shot?

What is the correct way to shoot a football? Please suggest me some drills for improving my shooting power?
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How does a golfer's follow through affect a golf ball's flight?

Tiger Woods has promoted swinging with a high follow-through and a "fuller finish" to hit a high shot. Here's a video example of Woods hitting a full shot from the fairway. Also, he abbreviates his ...
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Eyes in the contact point during follow-through?

This video (8min53s) mentions that eyes are always at the contact point even during the follow-through, I understand this so that the video generalises the observation to all ball games. I instructed ...
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How to throw ball straight up in tennis's serving?

I observed players of different skills and I noticed that one repeating mistake is in the fact that it is hard to throw the ball straight up, I have the same mistake. When serving with the ball going ...
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What is the point of the cross bow stroke in whitewater kayaking? Waterfall runs

I've been a kayaker for 3 years and watch videos of the sport really often. I've seen some pros use the cross-bow stroke when boofing waterfalls. Can anyone explain the purpose or uses of it... here ...
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How can I have a good jump with snowboard?

Jumping is one of a most difficult action In snowboarding. How can I do it better? I started jumping this winter so I'm a beginner, I don't know where should I press more to jump, my back foot?
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How can I get my body floating on the water while doing the backstroke?

I've been trying this and also have seen many swimmers. They can just easily lie down on the water surface and their body starts floating without any hand and leg movement. I try to keep my body as ...
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How to do whirlpool shot in football (soccer)?

Drama I was the only guy in the defence line in a free kick when opponent placed his ball. The opponent had massive leg muscles and he was far taller than me. He scored a goal I have never seen in ...
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Tennis shots with back towards the opponent?

A shot with back to opponent is difficult and can injure wrist while turning torso towards opponent or hit leg/knee. It can require flexibility in places such as back, shoulder and hands. Luckily, ...
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Spin in Ice Hockey Shots?

Spin is highly important in professional ball games such as tennis, football (soccer) and basketball. In order to shoot with spin in tennis, you need to have enough flexible hands/arms and learn the ...
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Safe volley grip and serving grip in Tennis?

Which is a correct and safe volley grip aka serving grip in Tennis? One where hand is clearly on the handle or the one where some fingers are resting on the handle? Images screenshot from the video ...
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How to do side-crawl efficiently with taking few breathes periodically?

I have been trying this technique from past couple of days but failed to do it properly. Since I am not taking any coaching so just want to make sure that whatever I am doing is not wrong. Here is ...
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How to choose overgrip to a tennis racket?

My tennis couch said that I should test as many overgrips as possible to find a grip which does not get slippery so fast and maintain the condition for a longer period. I tested Gamma overgrip that ...
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How to choose bowling run up and action?

I'm a fast bowler, but What I do is: I'd changed my bowling action many times which results in not getting a good rhythm. So please tell me how to choose the bowling run up and action? My height is ...
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Trouble with bowling

I am a medium fast bowler and was able to bowl with good line and length with some swing but due to gap in playing cricket I am not able to bowl and all of my balls are either going above the head of ...
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Is the elbow in the forehand tennis strike meant to be totally direct or little bit in angle?

I played my first serious match against a player in tennis who strikes over 200km/h. I got a little feeling of pain to my elbow when I passed balls back with a little angle in the elbow. Later I ...
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What are the technical differences between freestyle and butterfly swimming?

Freestyle times (46.91 WR for 100m) tend to be faster than butterfly (49.82 WR for 100m) times. However, the "peak speed" for butterfly is faster than freestyle(1). Would this have to do with an ...
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Swimming with Fins Versus Elite Swimmers

When sprinting with fins, and especially now that I'm trying to press my chest and head down and get my hips up, I can feel a pretty significant amount of drag as my arm recovers. I think this is due ...
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Bad Breathing Habits in Swimming

As I turn my head to breathe (almost always to the left), I reach my head out to the left. I think this is probably because I am reaching with my right arm, and trying to reach as far as I can is ...
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Head Position in Swimming

I am trying to fix my head and hip positioning by looking down instead of forward and pressing my chest and / or head down. It's kind of awkward to press your chest down while also looking down and ...
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Hand supports for swimming

I have been swimming for as long as I can remember, but over the past 2 years when I pull myself through the water I have been getting a lot of pain in my hands, it appears just below my knuckles ...
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In bowling, are there advantages in hooking or curving the ball

I bowled for the first time in long time the other day. I still tend to bowl and have my ball thrown to more straight up and down the lane. As in, i'll bowl in the middle of the lane and have it ...
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How to give a powerful kick in Foosball?

I have played for one year and get quite frustrated this month. How to kick POWERFULLY?
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Basketball shooting technique: what makes the ball go forward?

I am learning the technique for making shots in basketball. How do you make the ball go forward to the hoop? After following all the advice I found so far, I can shoot beautifully in front of the ...
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How to spin in Bowling?

Where would one start when trying to learn to spin a bowling ball? I've seen people bring the bowling bowl up into their elbow (inner part), then somehow manage to put a spin on it completely with ...
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How does the bottom participant steer in two-man luge?

Based on this statement, found here: Typically, the 2-man luge is slower because they start further down on the track, but it is much harder to steer because the man on top is the only one ...
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What are the technical differences between skeleton and luge?

In skeleton, participants run at the start, then dive onto their sled front-first. In luge, participants begin on their sleds, and use their hands to start before lying back-first. It has been ...
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From Skateboarding to Snowboarding?

I've been Skateboarding for at least 5 years on and off now and I've started to gain an interest in snowboarding too. I was wondering, I'm aware of all the differences between skating and snowboarding ...
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Three Point Field Goal Point of Release

Does the point of release have to on/behind the three-point line to make a successful 3-pt field goal? Or can one release the ball from anywhere in mid-air, provided their last step was outside the ...
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How to skate backwards — for efficiency and speed

I saw quite a lot of tutorials about backward skating -- how to stop, start, turn, spin, crossover, crossunder, you name it. But no single tutorial show how to skate backwards in a "straight" line. ...
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How to improve blocks start in athletics

I'm try to improve my blocks start but for some reason I'm finding it hard. I'm quite tall but I good with jumping and improving my weights. Is there any drills I can try to improve this?
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How to control urine while racewalking?

I can walk 5 km at most, and then I have to urinate. I start walking with empty belly, though can't control urine. I wonder how professional racewalkers do handle? I see in videos that racewalkers ...
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Best steps for learning to ride fakie

I've been snowboarding for about 4 or 5 years, long-boarding for about the same. I'm pretty decent at riding normal (goofie for me), but it looks like it would be super fun to be able to switch my ...
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What's the correct rule to serve in Badminton?

I'm an ameture and don't know about all the rules in badminton. I was serving the backhand low service. But someone told me that I have to hit the shuttle when I totally release the shuttle. I debated ...
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Spin Clarification

In comparing the bowling technique of Nathan Lyon and Graeme Swan, are both described as "wrist" spinners OR is Swan a "finger" spinner and Lyon a wrist spinner? It seems to me that Lyon's delivery ...
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Difference between stances in training acceleration for soccer

To train acceleration for (American) football, I would start in the usual wide receiver stance and do 10, 20 yard runs, and up to perhaps 1 or 2 30 yard runs at the end. However, for soccer, we don't ...
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How can I practice to get my squash shots closer to the wall?

When playing squash, sometimes I can get my forehand and backhand shots to go straight and close to the wall. Other times, I get the timing slightly off, and they either go away from the wall, or ...
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Reversed Backhand Slice Drop Shot

I want to extend the number of strokes I can play in my badminton matches. Therefore I want practice a particular badminton stroke, called: reversed backhand slice drop shot Can somebody tell me ...
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In which ways does drinking gallons of water prepare one for a competitive eating contest?

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest winner Joey Chestnut quotes the following: "I’ve slowly made my body adapt and understand what’s going to happen," Chestnut said about the repetition of his ...
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Pros and cons of backhand serve in squash

What are the pros/cons of backhand serve in squash, in comparison to "regular" underhand serve?
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Badminton and Cricket

I've been playing badminton for quite some time now and was wondering if my badminton skills help me in the cricket game? Should I be more fit to be a batsman (hand-eye coordination), defending the ...
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How can I improve my vert and park skateboarding skills?

I consider myself very much a Street and Old School skateboarder but I would like to learn how to better myself in parks and on vertical ramps. As I'm starting to take part in tournaments, what ...
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How is a DB supposed to keep an eye on the receiver's “hips”?

When coaches tell me to keep the eyes on the receiver's hips, I find that impossible. I can't see his hips because they're covered by the pads, or by the jersey, or by a long shirt in practice. How ...
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What is the difference between googly and doosra spin?

I can see some of the spin bowlers bowl googly and some bowl doosra in international cricket matches. What is the basic difference between googly and doosra spin? How they differ from each other?