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What is this piece of training equipment called?

What is this fake player cutout thing called? It appears to be mesh. It looks like it's used simply as a visual point-of-reference for certain drills. You can see it being used in this video.
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will cardio compromise mass if I'm in a caloric surplus? [migrated]

I am aware that it's not black and white simple. If I consume enough (90%clean) calories, will cardio still compromise mass? Or is a deficit the main cannibalistic factor?
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working out frequency and rythm [migrated]

i'm trying to do some work out to gain mass and muscles. and i'm wondering in order to develop muscles and gain weight : - is it better to do full body work out day after day or do specific trainings ...
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Adolescent basketball strength training

I am a 13-year-old boy who would like to improve his basketball performance using strength training. I am 5' 5" and 110 lbs. What are some exercises or workouts I can do safely to improve my biceps, ...
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Basketball shooting percentages while practicing

What is a good percentage for making baskets when practicing/shooting around? I was told 2 things for shooting by 2 different ppl. One person said since no one is guarding me when ...
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How can you toughen up your foot for barefoot kicking?

I'm a mom of a 13-year-old boy. He loves football. (Me, not so much. No dad.) So after football season was over, he and his buddies were at school playing football, and my son was kicking the ball. ...
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Why is it so hard for a horse to win the triple crown?

Why is it tough for a horse to run three ~1 mile races within 5 weeks to win the triple crown (Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont)? Perhaps I don't understand horse physiology verse human physiology ...
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Any ideas for self train freestyle swimming for better speed?

I am a self learnt swimmer and I swim 2 hour every sunday. I have a target, :swim 1500 in 40MIN, or 2m40s/100M. I start practicing total immersion 4 months ago in NOV and I was unable to complete ...
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Which sport has closest tackling rules to (BQC) Quidditch?

Our lovely quidditch team needs to get better at tackling if we want to win any games. We thought we might be able to learn a thing or two from players of other sports, only most other sports seem to ...
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How to work out single leg ice skating?

Some people say "wiggle", some "weaving", anyway, it is about skating on just one skate. I saw some videos how it looks like but only one video how to actually learn that move -- pity the video is ...
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Workout specifically for bowling?

I am an avid bowler, have been bowling in leagues and tournaments for years now. This year I feel like my strength hasn't been where it needs to be, and sometimes I lose momentum, and start throwing ...
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Breathing issues in swimming

I am learning to swim, but my biggest problem is breathing; not only does my heart rate rise rapidly, but I get out of breath quickly. I have read that proper exhaling plays an important role, but how ...
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Comment my off days training routine (boxing)

I'm a boxer training 3 times a week. I run for about 50 minutes on all other days and when I'm feeling fresh I also jump rope for between 15 and 30 minutes after running. During training there's a lot ...
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Preliminary drill for mohawk?

I have problems with doing mohawks -- when I am about to put the left foot, all I can do is a bit more than 90 degress angle (angle between my feet). When I am about to put the right foot it is better ...
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What is the World Record for most push ups in 1 second?

It seems pretty straight forward to me. What is the world record for most push ups in 1 second?
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How can one estimate distance covered while spot-swimming?

I’ve been finding it difficult to track my progress while swimming with a swimming cord. Is there a swim watch or tracker that can provide an estimate of the distance covered while training like this? ...
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Net forehand with topspin to high balls: how to practise them?

I want to improve my forehand near the net. I hit ball to a wall with a specific target but the rebound is so fast that it is not really equivalent to high ball shots. How do you train forehand near ...
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As a new player, what football (soccer) skills can I improve exceptionally quickly to be a better team player?

I have recently joined a soccer (football) team at work playing as a right-back. I have very low experience in playing although I am an avid fan of watching. With limited time to practice, What ...
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Pre intense soccer game preparation strategies

I have an intense soccer game coming on this Sunday, it's now Monday in my time and I have around 6 days to prepare for the game. A couple of things about my current situation which I need your advice ...
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Finished first Marathon training. Now what?

This weekend I'll be running my first marathon. So, what comes next? I know I shouldn't stop running (and don't want to). I followed a very detailed training plan, but haven't found a post-race plan. ...
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How to design swim practices for long distance swimming

I've decided to swim a 2.5km race a year from now. For the last two years I have swum 3km daily, but at a uniform, comfortable pace which I believe is not optimal for boosting competitive performance. ...
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Undocumented Tennis Shots

I referred Tennis shots but didn’t see about looper and short angles. These two shots are helping a beginner like me to win some games. So, what are such gems like shots that are not documented in ...
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Can't float; swimming is hard

My body doesn't seem to float in pool water. I think that's making it so that I have to work hard just to even stay up. That makes my swimming endurance kind of poor. Is this a known issue for some ...
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Is there a dry-top for the freestyle snorkel?

I own a Finis Freestyle snorkel. Along with it I had bought a snorkel dry top as well; only to, later, discover that it only works with the regular snorkels and not with the freestyle version. Does ...
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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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Effects of altitude on athletic performance

It is well known that the performance of athletes who suddenly move to a location at a higher altitude than they are used to will suffer; when sports events such as the Olympics are held in a high ...
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Cool down games for gymnastics?

Does anyone know some good cool down games for gymnastics? It is for around 15 children and 2 floor strips. There are plenty of poxes, ropes and hoops that can be utilized. Games which have been ...
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Is a person likely to realize most of their ultimate potential in a three-day tennis clinic?

I was reading a magazine article about a thirty-something actress who never played tennis before, took a tennis clinic, and in the course of a three day weekend, rose to "high intermediate" level (a ...
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Independent training management with feedback to improve tennis shots?

It would be very useful after training tennis shots to immediately see the results. Also I would like to see how my shots are developing over time. Helper questions What kind of services are ...
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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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Why do training plans having you running many days of the week?

I noticed that a lot of training plans have you running most every day with a day or 2 off at different intervals. Why is this? I am currently training for a half marathon. If I run on Sunday (6.5) ...
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What is the best schedule to learn to do the splits?

I'm trying to develop enought hip flexibility to do the splits as fast as possible, basicaly using Jill Miller's "Harmonizing Hips From Inside Out" (http://www.pranamaya.com/miller-hips.html) video. ...
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Developing fast twitch muscle fibers in kids?

What are suggestions for starting training for fast twitch development with kids of young ages? I am a big sports fan and I've had my experiences as professional athlete, right now I am training a ...
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More swimming, or alternative activities/sports for a junior competitive swimmer?

My daughter is 7. She loves swimming and joined a proper club about 6 months ago. She has also continued taking lessons with her brother who is a little behind her, just because she enjoys it. She ...
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Swimming - Best way to count lengths

I'm a very keen swimmer and always have been. I've trained up to a competitive standard, however due to lack of funding have never been able to compete. I have always struggled to keep track of how ...
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How can I improve the efficiency of my kick in swimming?

In training, I really struggle with front/back crawl or fly kick exercises. Not only do I not get much propulsion but the little I do get pretty much drains all my energy and leaves me gasping for ...
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Closing eyes during somersaults

I do trampolining and my problem is that I tend to close eyes during somersaults. It's not that I would fear highs (although I'm not very comfortable there) but I guess it's a bad habit I developed in ...
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What medicine ball exercises specifically help soccer players?

What specifically is built up using medicine balls for soccer? What exercises can build up core strength for soccer?
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Is it Okay to Swim all seven days a week?

I've been swimming on my own for about a year and am now training under a coach for about 2 months. Earlier I did not focus on swimming fast but now the coach measures the time taken to swim. I swim ...
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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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How can I be consistent in Snooker?

I've been playing Snooker for more than 4 months. Sometimes I can pull some decent performance off, other times I find myself struggling even with the simplest shots. It is like one day I can see ...
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When is best for the extra recover day?

I am training to reduce my 10K run performance, aiming to go under 6m/k. My program is built of 3 runs a week, 1 is an interval run, 1 is an LSD (Long Slow Distance at 75% HR) and the other is a ...
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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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Weight training for a strong throwing arm

I'm a 40+ softballer and cricketer. I've always had a "strong arm" in both sports (as well as in baseball), although I'm not muscular or big at all. But, I'm not too happy with my recent long-distance ...
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Slowing down rallies during training

The other day I was having a hit with a colleague who was at a substantially lower level than me. In order to keep the rallies going, I slowed down my swing through the ball a lot so that I could take ...
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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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Front crawl training

I am a hobby swimmer. I train each day, swimming front crawl with the following regime: 500 meters using just my legs 500 meters using just my arms 500 meters using both legs and arms. It takes ...