By orangebrompton on 2010-08-29 18:24:55
you wondered why boxers all over the world can quickly and effectively lose
weight? To qualify to a certain fight class they need to shift from one weight
to another. Not as easy as it sounds, but it is for them. Well, talking about quick
weight loss, boxers have the secret how tojumping rope. Yes,
boxers jump rope with an average of a thousand per day and there they go during
weigh in with the exact weight they supposed to have.
rope, or also called skipping rope is primarily a game played by children
wherein participants are jumping consecutively as the rope swung under their
feet and over their heads. The game usually consists of one participant
skipping and two are holding the ropes on both ends. The goal is to jump as
much as one can and it ends when the skipping participant is tripped up.
jumping rope is not anymore simply a game for children. It is now widely
accepted as a cardiovascular exercise that can improve health and fitness,
which can be done even without mates who hold the ends of the rope. Not only it
is a very inexpensive way to work-out, needing only one piece of equipment or
the rope, it is also very efficient because it is easy to do anywhere, anytime.
because jumping can increase heart rate and can shed off more sweat, it is
highly recommended for those who want to lose weight.
Here are some more benefits why jumping rope is a great part of daily exercise:
Improves cardiovascular fitness
rope is a cost-effective way of high-intensity cardiovascular workout routine.
Doing 200 to 400 jumps per day in addition to interval trainings or circuit
exercises, generates heart endurance and reduce the risks of certain heart
Develops balance, agility and body
certify jumping rope to effectively build their stamina. Since jumping can
readily practice their foot speed, agility, quick reflexes and hand-body-feet
coordination, this exercise has always been part of their full work-out
Increase muscular strength and
is basically focused on muscle building as it demands more power from the arms
and legs. To increase more strength and endurance, there are complex jumping
rope techniques like jumping in one leg or jumping in every twice the spin.
Burns calories fast
course, what could be more interesting from jumping rope but to have a healthy
weight loss? Depending on the rate of speed and how long one
can jump, this exercise can effectively burn calories fast resulting to a quick
weight loss. A 30 to 90 second jumping can burn 10 to 15
By Emily Carlin on 2010-08-21 16:06:56
Explored #319 on Wednesday 1 February 2012
By Nick-K (Nikos Koutoulas) on 2010-10-17 12:26:48
By Pete Reed on 2010-07-17 11:32:28
Horses don’t have a gallbladder.
In the wild, foals will suckle until they are a year old, and sometimes longer.
The horse has the largest eyes of any land animal.
A horse’s teeth occupy more space in its head than its brain.
Horses are not color-blind.
Horses have memories that put elephants to shame.
The height measurement of a "hand" is 4 inches. That’s because it was considered to be the width of an "average" man’s hand across the knuckles.
Adult male horses generally have 40 teeth, but females only 36.
Barley is thought to be the first grain to be domesticated, and probably the first to be fed to horses.
There were no horses in Australia until 1788.
The sequence of the horse’s footfalls at the walk was correctly described by Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) in the 4th century B.C.
The state of Wyoming has used a cowboy on a bucking bronco on its license plates since 1936.
Selective horse breeding has been practiced by the Arab tribes since at least the 7th century.
Caspian ponies probably existed in Mesopotamia in 3000 B.C.
The Clydesdales became the Anhueser-Busch symbol on April 7, 1933.
A coltpixie is believed to be a spirit horse which lures mortal horses into bogs.
In Greco-Roman myth, donkeys are a symbol of lust.
The oldest horse on record is Old Billy. Foaled in 1760, he died at age 62 in 1822. He was a draft cross bred in Woolston, Britain.
Women rode astride until the 15th century, then followed the period of sidesaddle.
The Celts were using nailed-on horseshoes by the 5th or 6th century B.C.
An ancient practice is putting a horse’s shoes on backwards — toe to heels — to mislead a pursuing enemy. It was used in the 11th century by King Alphonso in his escape from the Moorish Kind Ali Maymon of Toledo, Spain; in 1303 by Robert the Bruce in his escape from King Edward; and in 1530 by Duke Christopher of Wuurtemburg in his escape from Emperor Charles V. And if you believe the movies, it was a common practice in the Old West.
The word farrier, one who shoes horses, comes from the Latin ferririus, "iron worker."
By “Caveman Chuck” Coker on 2008-09-18 16:48:40
At Burton-on-Trent in the English Midlands
By quinet on 2010-06-15 01:38:16
By Pete Reed on 2010-07-17 11:27:35
Horse riding is a very exciting and pleasurable thing to do. One of the most important pieces of equipment that is required for horse riding is the saddle. There are many different leather saddles that are available. Due to the vast number of different saddles that are available, it is very important to remember several things when choosing a saddle. The first thing that needs to be done when looking to get a leather saddle is that the desired style of riding has to be identified. The style of riding will in most cases be either Western or English. There are also specialty saddles for activities such as dressage, polo, racing and jumping.
Horse riding is a very exciting and pleasurable thing to do. One of the most important pieces of equipment that is required for horse riding is the saddle. There are many different leather saddles that are available. Due to the vast number of different saddles that are available, it is very important to remember several things when choosing a saddle.
The first thing that needs to be done when looking to get a leather saddle is that the desired style of riding has to be identified. The style of riding will in most cases be either Western or English. There are also specialty saddles for activities such as dressage, polo, racing and jumping.
The English style of riding involves the rider holding onto the reigns, one in each hand. The way that the reins are held tells the horse which way to turn by the rider gently pulling on one of the reins as this applies gentle pressure to the mouth of the horse.
The western style of riding involves the rider holding both of the reins in one hand and they then tell the horse which way to turn by moving their weight or laying the reigns across the back of the horse. The western style saddle is bigger and a lot heavier than the English style of saddle. The western style of saddles was originally used and designed for hard riding cowboys. With these leather saddles the rider’s weight is evenly distributed across the back of the horse and this allows both the rider and the horse to be comfortable whilst on long rides.
The dressage style of leather saddle enables the rider’s leg and the horse to have a lot of contact. The flaps on this style of leather saddle are cut straight and the flaps are narrow. These saddles have a different cut compared to the English style of saddle.
For horse riders that are very keen on jumping there are hunt seat saddles. These saddles originally were designed to be used during fox hunting and these are designed to give the rider a better position whilst jumping.
Regardless of the type of activity that the rider wishes to do, another thing that will need to be considered is the type of saddle that will be most suitable and which one will be most comfortable. There is a wide range of leather saddles that are available. However, there is also a wide range of different styles of saddle.
Leather saddles are one of the best-known styles and these tend to be produced from high quality leather. The good quality leather saddles are long lasting and (if properly cared for) will last for several years, if not a lifetime.
When you are looking to get a saddle the most important factors are comfort for both the horse and the rider. It is very important that the saddle fits properly because poorly fitted saddles can cause bruising of the muscles in the back of the horse.
The size of leather saddles tends to be measured in inches and the measurement is taken from the pommel to the cantle. When measuring for a leather saddle there should be between two and three inches of space between the rider and the back of the saddle.…
If you want to try horse racing betting, your main objective is winning
against the Odd makers or the Odds Compilers. And of course, winning
money. So you can be sure to have fun during horse race betting, try to
bet on an event that you favor the most. This way, you don’t feel
harassed over the results of the bet.
You can make your bets through Sportsbooks in the United States of
America or the Bookmakers in the United Kingdom. Placing a bet is as
simple as going to the Sportsbook or logging in at the website. The
acceptance of sports bets are conducted via the sports book. Meanwhile,
the person who sets the betting odds is the oddsmaker.
Once you have decided where you will make your bet, you can now
make your selection. You need to choose the type of bet you’re making
and the amount that is at stake. It would be wise to check the odds
that are available before you make your selection. This will be most
helpful in making a good decision.
The type of bet that you can make generally depends on the sports
book. Some can give you certain varieties or combinations that may not
be available in other sports book. The most common types of bets are
combination, daily double, exotic, future, jackpot, parlay
(accumulator), perfecta (exacta or straight), pick 3, pick 6, place,
proposition (prop), quiniela (reverse forecast), show, straight bet
(single or win), superfecta, and trifecta (tricast or treble).
Among all these types of bets, the Straight bet is the most common,
mainly because it is also the simplest one. If the horse that you chose
is the first to cross the finish line, then you can collect your money.
The Place bet is rather similar to the Straight bet, except that your
horse can either be first or second in the race. Also related is the
Show bet but you can only collect if the horse that you chose should
either finish first, second, or third.
For the Combination bet, you can pick two to four horses that you
would like to win in a specific order. This is similar to the Pick 3
bet, wherein you select the winners for three consecutive events. Pick
6 is the same as Pick 3.
Some of the horse bets available in the United Kingdom are Perfecta, Quiniela, and Trifecta.
Quiniela is just like Place bet. In Perfecta, Superfecta, and Trifecta,
your chosen horses must finish in the exact order as in the race. For
Jackpot bet, you choose six winners which will share the Jackpot prize.
The Parlay bet involves multiple bets. On the other hand, the Future
bet, as the name implies, is a horse race betting on events that are
yet to occur. Such bets are usually made before the season begins.
Exotic bets involve betting on unusual events, which means you can
place bets on other sports events. The Prop bets involve bets made on
conditions directed by the sports book.
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