Sabtu, 17 Agustus 2013

Motocross Clothing for the Extreme Athlete

Extreme sports enthusiasts can all agree that the thrill of motocross is a sight to be seen as dirt bikers do what they love and spectators get the excitement of watching this sport. Nothing gives a bigger adrenaline rush than riding the bounces and bumps of motocross and motocross clothing is absolutely necessary to keep a dirt biker completely protected. While the crowd can 'ohh' and 'ahh' at all of the excitement of motocross, there is much more to it when consider action sportswear for motocross.
Though most extreme athletes often opt for something fashionable to show off their own personal style, there are some necessary garment pieces that are absolutely needed when riding a dirt bike. Of course, a motocross rider wants to look cool and stand out amongst their competition so that they are more recognizable to their fans.
There are several leading brands of motocross clothing that offers garments with really cool logos on their action sportswear. The logos of these brands have even extended to the point where enthusiasts of motocross often sport the clothing too.
One of the most needed pieces of motocross clothing of action sportswear is a helmet. There are all types of helmets available for riders. They each have different colors and designs so they are one of the most recognizable pieces of active sportswear for a rider to have on. However, it is also the most imperative pieces of motocross clothing.
Helmets obviously protect the head. The styles of these helmets fit snugly atop the head and just over the top of the vertebrate of the neck so to protect a rider in case he or she were to take a spill. The helmets also offer padding inside for comfort for when a rider hits various bumps so that their head does not jiggle around. If a helmet is too lose, it can become a distraction for a motocross rider and they could have the possibility of losing control of their bike. The vast majority of these helmets offer shields to cover the eyes and to protect from the sun and dust. Some of the motocross clothing helmets offer temperature control because they are actually made of materials that are lightweight and comfortable for the rider.
Motocross clothing also consists of colorful jerseys. These are made for comfort and style and many are designed with the utmost in technology to keep the rider safe but also cool in the heat or warm in the cold depending on the riding conditions. Some jerseys may even have mesh openings to help let unwanted heat escape, allowing the rider to control their body temperature. These active sportswear garments for motocross also typically have tails so that the jerseys stay tucked in to the rider's pants.
Motocross clothing for action sportswear usually consists of race pants too. Many of these are made of material that gives allowing the rider to be able to move their legs, knees and backs. It is necessary for these types of motocross clothing to fit properly to ensure that the rider's safety is in the best interest.
Erika L. Rich is an Extreme Sports fan, Blogger, Social Media and Internet Marketer. If you are looking for a new and upcoming extreme sports designer with clothes that are made in the USA and are comfortable, check out which is home of Frithco Extreme Sports Fashions based in Southern California and designed by Zach Lurie.

Rabu, 14 Agustus 2013

Baseball Pitching Tips: Fourteen Ways To Turn A .300 Hitter Into A .210 Hitter

Baseball pitchers at every level are always looking for an edge over the hitters that they compete against. This is true in little league baseball, high school baseball, college baseball, in the minor leagues and in the major leagues.
Here are a few tips that can help pitchers to throw more strikes in those big games.
1. Pitchers can benefit from utilizing records, data and video from previous games with hitters so that they can understand how best to pitch to certain batters. For instance, if the hitter likes to extend on the ball, it makes sense to pitch him inside. Similarly, if a hitter has trouble with a fast ball, the pitcher may want to rely on this basic pitch.
2. Pitchers can benefit from developing four or five pitches. While this is not a physically easy task, having a variety of pitches can keep batters guessing and consequently, off balance.
3. Throwing strikes is very important. In addition, focusing on throwing strikes can help to remove mental clutter from the pitcher's mind and can help to simplify the task at hand for many pitchers.
4. In fact, according to Carlton Chin, an expert in sports, math and statistics, at the major league level, staying ahead of the hitter can actually turn at .300 hitter into a .210 hitter. This ninety point swing can be a huge advantage for the hurler. Pitchers need to have an appreciation of this simple mathematical fact.
5. Pitchers need to have a good working relationship with their pitching coach, their head coach and their catcher.
6. Pitchers need to know what kind of self talk allow them to "enter the zone" when they are on the mound. As one pitcher told the author, "It is all about how you communicate with yourself."
7. Some pitchers benefit from knowing how to empty their minds of all distractions before each and every pitch. This empty mind helps them to allow their athleticism and years of training to take over when they are on the pitching mound.
8. Some pitchers think in terms of hitting the catcher's mitt. Others try to hit portions of the plate. Pitchers need to choose a target which gives them the right amount of focus but which does not create too much anxiety for them. The right target can very from pitcher too pitcher.
9. While location of pitches is very important, pitchers need to remember that good pitching is also about disrupting the hitter's timing. Varying speeds can be a very useful skill for baseball hurlers.
10. Some pitchers put too much pressure on themselves by forgetting that they have teammates on the field who can help them to win games. A ground out or fly out is as good as strikeout much of the time in baseball.
11. Some baseball hurlers do well by focusing on one simple part of their mechanics. (Follow through, use your legs, easy does it, transfer your weight.)
12. Having a consistent pre-pitch routing helps many pitchers to perform well.
13. Knowing the pace that you like to pitch at is also important. Some pitchers like to work rapidly. Others need more time between each pitch. Pitchers who are struggling may want to adjust their pace of pitching accordingly. Experiment with less time or more time and see what works best.
14. Pitchers can benefit from mental toughness training which shows them how to be relaxed, confident, focused and resilient when the pressure is on. Hypnosis, visualization and meditation can help pitchers to maintain the right mindset in the dugout, in the bullpen and on the mound.
Jay P. Granat, Ph.D. is a Psychotherapist, Author and the Founder of He has been featured in many major media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, ESPN and Sports Illustrated. Dr. Granat is available for coaching and for seminars. He can be reached at or at 888 580-ZONE. He has recently developed a program for baseball pitchers How To Throw More Strikes With Sport Psychology And Self-Hypnosis. Here is the link to get this program.