Effective Tennis Training for Well-Rounded Performance

One of the best ways to improve your tennis game is to incorporate multiple methods of training into your workout regime. All too often aspiring athletes forget to develop areas of fitness other than strength and endurance, such as dexterity, agility, speed, power, balance, co-ordination, and reaction time, yet with simple and creative workouts you can enhance all of these aspects and improve your tennis performance.  Speed and Power A successful tennis player is able to adapt to unexpected situations, whether it’s a change of weather that makes the lawn slippery or physical fatigue from over-training. Being a well-rounded player requires a comprehensive approach to be taken. To develop speed, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in the form of suicide runs or sprints is highly effective, not just for building power (the ability to move weight from one position to another in as little time as possible) but also for burning fat from the EPOC Effect, which will cause you to burn calories long after you finish training.  Agility, Reaction Time and Co-ordination To enhance your agility, reaction time and co-ordination, try Continue Reading →

Tips On How You Can Flush Your Outboard Motor

There are many things that can go wrong with an outboard motor or engine. Most of the times, people just take care of the issues that they can see such as washing the motor when it catches dirt. But sometimes, greater damage occurs on the inside of the motor. One potential threat is caused by the accumulation of dirt, sand, and mud in the engine. Any other tiny object that can squeeze into the motor can also cause problems. The solution for dirt and sediments is simple, though; just flush the motor. How Do You Know The Engine Needs Flushing? There are different signs that may point to an engine flush. One is corrosion on the interior of the motor. If you have been sailing on saltwater, the water may find its way into the engine. And if flushing is not done regularly, the water will evaporate and salt will crystallize on the interior of the engine; the effects of salt is corrosion. Buildup of salt in the interior chambers of the motor may also hinder water flow, which may Continue Reading →

Nitrogen Narcosis: A Quick Overview for Divers

Nitrogen narcosis is a condition that any diver can suffer from, though the depth at which its effects hit will vary from diver to diver, and it can be extremely dangerous. No matter your susceptibility, you need to understand what the condition is, as well as how to identify, avoid, and cure it. Here’s a quick overview of everything you need to know. What is Nitrogen Narcosis? Nitrogen narcosis is an altered state of mind rather than an actual injury. As you dive deeper and deeper, the pressure of nitrogen and other gases in the air becomes greater. When you breathe in nitrogen at a higher partial pressure, it can produce a narcotic effect known as nitrogen narcosis. The deeper you dive, the more likely you are to experience nitrogen narcosis. How Does Nitrogen Narcosis Feel? Nitrogen narcosis is often described as feeling very similar to alcoholic inebriation, and delivers the following general symptoms: Emotional Changes: Divers often find themselves feeling pleasantly drunk, with strong positive thoughts and a lack of worries. However, some divers may feel the opposite – Continue Reading →