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Forgive me if I don't know the archery-terminology, its been years since I've released an arrow. My primary advice is to go shoot at a local archery range if you're a beginner, and you'll probably get competent advice there as well. When I started to shoot, I didn't buy any equipment - I could get a beginner's set of everything I needed at the archery range ...


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It is definitely a good idea to take a day in the week to rest. Just like someone who lifts during the week or has a serious workout regiment, a rest day is necessary for the muscles to recover and gain strength.It is a good idea for you to take that day to let your body re cooperate. THis should definitely help you gain strength in your arms and legs for ...


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The answer varies significantly by sport, and in part by team. Those reasons that are common: Training camp is often much more focused practice and learning time than other times (during the regular season). Think of it sort of like a retreat: you live in a more confined area, with just your teammates, and think "your sport" 24/7. It allows teammates to ...


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I played Soccer for many years and the way that we always trained acceleration is to lay on your stomach with your arms out at the side of you. On the blow of a whistle, or even a mental "Go" push up from the ground and sprint for 10m or so. The reason that this is a good starting point instead of positioning your feet like a sprinter is because in a game ...


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There is no one-true way to shoot in football, the only correct way is the way that works (i.e. the way you can score the most with). That being said shots can be classified with the part of the foot that comes in contact with the ball, as SahuKahn has mentioned in his answer. I'll give more details: Inner side of the boot: the most classic shot with the ...


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It depends where you are shooting from, your skills, and your technique. Below are my expectations for high school teams (boys) I have coached: layups unguarded - 100%. Within 5 feet of the basket unguarded - 90% Free throws 80% 3 pointers - 50% for those who should be practicing them I would expect a good college three point shooter to make 60-70% of ...


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It was Emil Zátopek!! Thanks to JeopardyTempest in comments I could track the results from the European Athletics Championships. There, I found a couple of interesting and promising results: Oslo 1946 - 10,000 metres. Difference of 39 seconds. # Name Country Time 1 Viljo Heino Finland 29:52.0 CR 2  Helge Perälä Finland 30:31.4 Brussels 1950, 10,000 ...


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That sounds like too much swim training to me for a 7-year-old. My kids do competitive swim training and I can't imagine getting them up for a 5AM start ! For one thing, what time will she to bed at night ? Getting enough sleep is just as important, if not more so, than the 3 elements you mentioned. It seems that young swimmers are pushed very hard at an ...


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As outlined in Tim Noakes book "Lore of Runnning".(1) Performance in races of 60 to 200 m is always superior at altitude, with the benefit improving with increasing altitude. Performance in races of 400 m improve progressively up to altitudes of between 2000 and 2500 m but then begins to return to sea-level values. However, even at altitudes of ...


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The obvious answer here is "ask your coach". If they can't tell you how to be a better athlete, then they're not the right coach for you no matter how good their technical volleyball coaching might be.


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Knowing how much vertical jumping is important in basketball, some safe plyometric workouts for 10-12 y/o kids would be to have them squat down and jump up as high as possible while reaching up with one or both hands and hit a flag or a point directly above them. Then, upon landing, immediately jump up again and attempt to reach higher. It is important to ...


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Building consistency in snooker (and actually doing anything) is all about progressively adding complexity to the shots you practice. A straight blue off the spot into the centre pocket is easy, right? So practice it until it becomes second nature. Once it is, progress to a thick 3/4 ball. Then 1/2 ball. Then 1/4 ball. Practice each step until you can make ...


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As far as I know, there are no specific drills that will help you improve the "lens-shots" (I think they're called that in English). It'll come naturally as you spend more and more hours on the court. However, some exercises can help you more than others. (1) Boast-straights One player plays in front of the T, and the other one behind it. Of course, both ...


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I use a tiny device similar to this: You push the button at every turnaround. The device counts the lengths and records the time for each. You can view the times, as well as the average etc, at the of the session. Some of the functions (e.g. pausing the clock) are a little awkward to use on my lap counter. However, I don't find this to be a major ...


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It comes down to a couple things. Ankle flexibility is huge. Your ankles are what creates propulsion in your kick. Not your thighs, not your calves. Your ankles. The more flexible they are the more water they push back (and not down, as is typically practiced). Kicking and swimming with a narrow profile. Most swimmers feel like they have to kick big and ...


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When I started swimming I had the same problem. I come from an ultra running background so I had very little flexibility in my ankles and poor technique. The following worked for me: do lots of stretching to get some flexibility back in my ankles. You must try to point your toes to the back and not down; Take a look at this page http://www.feelforthewater....


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Hal Higdon has a ton of training plans. Here's his one for multiple marathons. http://www.halhigdon.com/training/51153/Marathon-Multiple-Marathons-Training-Program The specific answers to your questions is to do what you want while listening to your body. Higdon's plan for two marathons two weeks apart has a 1 -2 hour run on the weekend in between. That ...


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I've not used it, but the FINIS Swimsense watch claims to count strokes (and laps and distance and...) which then can be uploaded to a computer. There are also on-finger counters, although those might be more applicable to lab counting and not your application unless you really like twitching your fingers... Timed swimming on the cord, compared with ...


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This site gives a description of throwing technique for a cricketer: http://www.coachingcricketexcellence.co.uk/cricket-coaching-advice/catching-and-fielding/how-to-throw.shtml It describes the side-on technique, where you point with your non-throwing arm towards your target and you then can use your weight to provide impetus to the ball. For a different, ...


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Free throws are trained for during basketball practice. Other than players just standing around scoring, coaches will run drills to simulate game vibes. A common drill is for a player to shoot 2 free throws and sprint to the other end to shoot 2 more. For every one they miss they have to go there back and there. Basically sprint a lap for each miss. ...


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Medicine ball such as 3kg for an adult and 1-2kg for adolescent is an awesome investment to improve your balance, patience and leg-eye coordination technique. Learn to balance on top of the medicine ball to work on your core, vital to fast turns and more advanced shots in soccer. Learn to keep the medicine ball on your leg and then proceed to real ball -- it ...


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What I would do, not necessarily what will work for you, would be to practice keeping your eyes open for the single somersault, until you get comfortable with that and figure out what works for you. During your take off you should look forward and focus on one point that catches your eyes so that you know when to kick out. So I would continue to practice ...


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Absolutely no way you can learn something in three days(or 3 weeks, even 3 months), let alone reaching "intermediate level"(for which 3 years are probably still not quite enough). Also if all those tens of thousands of coaches are 6.0 out of 7.0 then this rating scale will be a joke. The claim is highly unlikely. Possibly it's downright scam(best possible ...


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What I have found, personally is that if your marathon does not go as well as planned, you can treat it as one more long training run and then taper again for another marathon in a couple of weeks. But listen to your body. If you are feeling up to it, keep going. It is great to take a break, but do not stop entirely, make sure to keep running so as not to ...


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You should start excising atleast a week before you start playing. Since its been so long since you played, your knees and muscles would be a little rusty. You might want to stretch them out. Don't just start playing one fine day, trust me, you will have to endure a lot of pain and discomfort after the game. Take it slow Start by getting up in the morning ...


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A reason to use a bat with a smaller sweet spot during practice is to train your accuracy. A lot of training revolves around optimizing your technique. Hitting with a wooden bat requires better technique (I don't play baseball, this is an assumption) or forces you to read the trajectory of the pitch better. During practice, it doesn't matter if you miss, so ...


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While I can’t provide the specific name to the device you show, I can tell you that it has many uses, one of which is improving hand to eye coordination. A company called Dynavision makes a very similar product called D2(Dynavsion Dynamic Motor) that is used in sports training and rehabilitation. Listed benefits of it are: Incorporates gross motor ...


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It is a Sports Vision Trainer (SVT): The SVTs come in different sizes and Lomachenko uses the smaller one with 32 lights. They also have the picture of him using it on their website.


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The article goes into this. Simply put, Jeff Fisher instituted a rule, and it was broken by Deon Long. The big deal is that a rule was broken. there was a strict no visitors policy in the team’s camp dorms at UC-Irvine ... Fisher listened to Long before telling him he’d broken a team rule that was non-negotiable. I wouldn't apply this to other teams, or ...


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