Hot Sports How-Tos

How To: Do the tumble turn in swimming

This quick how-to animation demonstrates how to do a tumble turn in swimming. Follow along and see how easy it is to do tumble turns. The main purpose of the tumble turn is to finish one length and begin the next as fast as possible. In freestyle races, you do not have to touch the wall with your hands. Any part of your body is fine, and using the feet gets a much faster turn.

How To: Use a guide Awl on your tennis racket

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to use a guide Awl to pass string through blocked grommets on your tennis racket. Wax or chapstick can help the guide Awl ease through the block grommet. When attempting this, try spinning it as it'll help reduce the friction.

How To: Improve your javelin throw

Britain's only female javelin thrower in Athens shows you how to improve on your throwing. Keep the javelin horizontal on the run up, plant the final foot before the line and make sure the throwing arm is straight as possible with the elbow high. Improve your javelin throw.

How To: Pass A Soccer Ball With The Inside Of Your Foot

Passng Technique: The instep pass is the most common way and the most efficient to pass a ball in soccer. It requires the use of your inside foot. Passing a ball is similar to shooting. It requires you to have your plant foot a foot away from the ball. Bend your standing leg, and follow through the ball with the inside of your foot making sure you lean forward and with a locked ankle. In this article I will guide you to help improve your passing by talking about the different things you need ...

How To: Wrap Your Hands for Muay Boran (Ancient Thai Boxing)

Muay Boran Muay Boran (Ancient Boxing) is an all-inclusive term for the ancient boxing arts of Thailand, from which modern Muay Thai was born. In the old days, fighters would wrap their hands with strips of twisted hemp cloth or hemp rope. Although it is commonly thought that fighters would dip their wrapped hands in broken glass, this is largely a myth. They did, however, dip their hands in water in order to harden the rope.

How To: Remove the rear wheel from your bike

Don't know how to take that rear wheel off of your bike? Is the chain making things difficult? Check out this instructional cycling video that demonstrates how to remove your rear wheel if you have to change your bike tire or fix a flat. This is a VERY BASIC and non-technical tutorial for the absolute beginner who has never taken their rear-wheel off before. It will just make life easier. Sure, you can muddle through it your first time and curse the chain as to why it's being belligerent into...

How To: Use the pressure points of the arms in self defense

The arms are the part of the body most used by Westerners in fighting. As a result, targeting and disabling an opponents arms is a great way to end a fight quickly without the risk involved in hitting an opponent's head. This three-part video details pressure points all over the arms and various ways of striking them in order to hurt and disable your opponent, ending your engagement with limited damage to both yourself and them.

How To: Play home run derby

It's summer again and it's time to get out of the house and there's no better way than with a fun game like some improvised baseball. You don't need a whole team of people all you need is a bat, a ball and another person to play with.

How To: Make Your Night Bike Glow in the Dark with Phosphorescent Paint

With gas prices constantly digging into your wallet, biking will always be a cheap and easy alternative for getting around—and it's a perfect way to get in a little exercise. But with the fall season about a week away, it is going to start getting dark a lot earlier and that ride home might be a little more dangerous. So to save yourself an unexpected trip to the ER, take a little time to make your bicycle impossible to overlook.

How To: Swim like a water polo player

If you want to learn how to do the Water Polo Position Drills this is for you. The water polo swimming position is important because it allows you to quickly and easily change your support in the water with little head movement. When you are swimming make sure that you are high in the water. When swimming make sure that there is a 180 degree parallel cycling. When the entry hand is about to enter the water the exiting hand should be about to exit. When the entry hand enters the water the exit...

How To: Practice a good swing and hit a golf ball 250 yards

Andy Steinle breaks down the basics of a golf swing. The grip, posture, the swing itself, and keeping the head down are the four keys to a great swing. Watch this video golf tutorial and learn how to keep good form while swinging a golf club and how to hit a golf ball 250 yards.

How To: Hit long irons

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to hit long irons. Viewers are taught how to swings a golf club by learning how to hit long irons. The long iron involves less lofting, which tends to hit the ball farther. Users should always maintain posture. Do not shift your body when you swing. Relate yourself to a discus thrower. Feel like you left knuckle is dragging on the ground. Losing your posture will result in losing your power when you swing. This video will benefit those viewers who enj...

How To: Coil your golf swing for more power

Do you know how coiling effects golf swing? Swaying too far off the ball in the backswing and downswing is one of the most common power leaks in golf. Use five-time, Re/Max World Long Drive Champ, Jason Zuback's method for creating power through a proper coil and gain yards now. See how to create power in your golf swing with a proper coil.

How To: Stabilize your thumb in a handwrap for boxing

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to wrap their hands for boxing. Begin by putting the hand through the loop and put the wrap over the hand. Now wrap it 3 time around the wrist and layer it. Then go back and criss cross the back of the wrist, as well as in between the thumb and index finger. Now wrap it around the thumb. Now wrap 3 times around the knuckles and layer it. Go through a pair of fingers, then wrap it around the thumb and repeat this for the other fingers. Finish by coveri...

How To: Hit a golf ball 300 yards

There are three components of hitting a 300 yard drive in golf. 1st component is make sure that the top edge of the club should be below the top of the golf ball. The second component is making a complete turn in the back swing. The shoulder here should turn more than 90 degrees. The third component is to swing with tempo so as to maintain the rhythm and balance of your body. This step of the tee consumes more than 80 % of the potential energy of your body. So using these 3 steps you automati...

How To: Do an improvised handwrap for boxing

This is an instructional video on how to wrap your hands with wrapping tape in preparation for boxing. The instructor shows you how to use tape to wrap, and where to place the tape. You start by wrapping your wrists multiple times. Then you go over the base of the thumb and back over the wrist twice. Then you wrap your knuckles. The instructor suggests that you can use some foam in this stage to protect your knuckles further. Finally you go between your fingers, back over the thumb and then r...

How To: Attack the pressure points of the leg while fighting

Disabling your opponents legs is the fastest way to make sure that you can get away from a fight situation without killing your opponent. Attacking the pressure points associated with the large blood vessels and nerves in the legs is an effective way to do that. This two-part video features an extensive walkthrough of the legs pressure points and ideas for attacks that can be used against them to get your fight over with as quickly as possible without risking killing someone.

How To: This DIY Arduino Bicycle Safety System Includes Turn Signals, Brake Lights, Strobe, and More!

As dedicated bicyclists are well aware, riding can be very dangerous. Now that daylights savings time has ended in the United States, darkness appears quicker, and the night is especially dangerous for cyclists because of the low visibility that drivers have. Not only is darkness a danger, but also fog, blizzards, and heavy rain—all wreaking havoc on the vision. To combat this, bikers attach reflectors: clear front reflectors, red rear reflectors, amber pedal reflectors, and clear side reflec...

How To: Use the pressure points of the torso in self-defense

This seven-part video series is absolutely a must-watch for anyone who regularly finds themselves in self-defense situations. Each of its parts details how to use a different pressure point on the human torso effectively and as safely as possible in hand-to-hand combat. It includes demonstrations, explanations, and all of the information you will need to strike your opponent down using the many pressure points in their chest.

How To: Master 'Coach Pitch' for Baseball & Softball

Coach pitch is an important part of any child's progression up the baseball and softball ladder. After tee ball, the next step for most young players is participating in a league where the coach pitches to them. This video teaches youth baseball and softball coaches how to pitch to their young players properly to maximize their learning, improve their baseball skills, and foster their love of the game.

How To: Put on boxing hand wraps

This is a video tutorial on how to put on boxing wraps. There are many different ways of wrapping your hands so as to protect your hand. The hand wraps used are 180 inches. Unwrap the hand wrap and put your thumb into the loop and go around back and wrap your wrist twice. Be careful not to make it too tight nor too loose. After that, you wrap your knuckles twice and go back to your wrist. Then come up again and wrap through your fingers as shown in the video. Follow the rest of the video to p...

How To: Remove the rattle in a tennis racket

The rattle coming from your tennis racket may be loose graphite that didn't get cleaned off when the grommets were being punched in. Take a look at this tutorial and learn how to rid your tennis racket of that rattling noise. Don't confuse the vibration sound of your strings as a rattle in your racket. If you can hear the sound only on impact, it may be the strings. Try adding a vibration dampener first.

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