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Summer is the time for Hiking

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If you are a Universal Athletic customer, you probably live in state where hiking is a way of life - Montana, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado, etc.
Having a stable core will keep you from being wobbly while scrambling through uneasy terrain. Check out these exercises from Backpacker Magazine that will keep you steady and confident.

Summer is the Perfect Time for Long Runs

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Summer is a time when many people are at the LONG part of training for the late summer/fall marathons and half-marathons they plan on running. And its the perfect time for the long runs because it stays lighter out later and for those of us living in the Northern US, the weather is better for running (who likes to do a long run in 30 degree temps while its windy and snowing?).

A common problem with long runs is injury. A common training question is how to stay injury free while increasing your long run.

Here are a couple tips from Runner's World Magazine:

1. Slow your pace. You'll save energy for those bonus miles by slowing your pace. You should feel comfortable and able to carry on a conversation. A good rule of thumb: Add 90 seconds to two minutes per mile to your normal pace.

2. Add miles gradually. To keep injuries and burnout at bay, tack on no more than one to one-and-a-half miles at a time. (For marathoners, add no more than two to three miles per week.)

3. Do one long run per week. Pick a day to tackle a new distance (weekends tend to work best for most people). You don't want to feel rushed to complete your run, so make sure you set aside enough time to get it done at an easy pace. Every three to four weeks, scale back your long run distance to avoid overtraining.

How to Play Volleyball : How to dive properly

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How to Play Volleyball : How to dive for a Volleyball. The dive is important in defensive playing. Make sure you follow this video properly in order to dive correctly. Diving is very dangerous and only necessary when it is safe to do.

Plyometrics Step Training Exercises : Lateral Platform Drills for Step Exercise Training

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Plyometrics Step Training Exercises : Lateral Platform Drills for Step Exercise Training
These drills are important to exercise training for track and field. The lateral platform exercise is very helpful in building leg muscles. Also step exercise works different muscles important to general running and sprinting.

Basic Hockey Instructions - Shooting

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In this helpful video, Tom Martin explains through drills, how to perfect the wrist shot, the snap shot and the slap shot, to perfect the art of scoring a goal!

Basic Hockey Instructions - Passing

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Coach Tom Martin discusses the art of passing. This video included drills and pointers on forehand and backhand passing, force passing, passing to a moving player and passing to a turning player.

Swimming Tips: Michael Phelps

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Swimming Tips: Michael Phelps, Strengthen Legs. In this video, Michael Phelps shows you how to strengthen your legs through weight training. When lifting weights it is important to always stretch before, also know your limits.

Swimming Tips: Michael Phelps

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Swimming Tips: Michael Phelps, Strengthen Legs. In this video, Michael Phelps shows you how to strengthen your legs through weight training. When lifting weights it is important to always stretch before, also know your limits.

Softball Pitching Drill: Low Rise Ball

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Softball Pitching Technique: Low Rise Ball
This drill helps softball pitchers pitch more accurately. This drill helps the pitcher keep the ball from rising to much when they pitch. Sometimes a pitcher releases a ball to late, thus resulting in a wild pitch. This drill, if done accordingly, will help prevent rising pitches from occurring.

Softball Batting Stance: Fixing the Overstride

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Softball Batting Stance: Fixing the Overstride
This video isn't a drill but more of a stance "checker". You will need a long pole or bvc pipe, which will act as a boundary line. This will help the player stay in check with their swing. Overstriding can set the player off balance thus missing the pitch.