Hot Sports How-Tos

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: 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: Practice the Be Aggressive football cheer

An all time football favorite, this cheer will have the crowds spelling out the words right along with you. From your family room to the football field you can lift everyone's spirits with this cheer! Follow along with this cheerleading how-to video to learn the "Be Aggressive" cheer for football games.

How To: Cut spokes to build a bike wheel

Assemble tools and materials. You'll need a rim, a hub, and the proper length spokes and spoke nipples. You'll need a wheel truing stand, a spoke wrench, a flat screwdriver, and medium weight oil. A spoke tensiometer, a dishing tool and a nipple driver are optional. Place the rim in your lap with the valve stem hole directly across from you. Hold the hub in the middle of the rim with it axle vertical. These instructions assume you are building a front wheel 3x. Drop one spoke though every oth...

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: Properly lace a 32-spoke rear bicycle wheel

You could go out and buy a bike, but what fun would that be? Make your own! One main step in making a bike is lacing your wheel. In this great two-part video you will learn how to lace the drive side and non drive side spokes on a rear 32 wheel with the right patterns. Mike goes into great detail on which holes to lace first and what patterns work the best.

How To: Start crosses on a tennis racket with a starting knot

Check out this instructional video and learn how to start your crosses(two-piece) with a starting knot when stringing your tennis racket. Once you have your first cross in, you need to find where your starting knot is going to go. Whichever starting knot you choose, you need to pull it tight from both sides to make the knot as bulky and tight as possible.

How To: Teach the BEEF method of shooting in basketball

In this sports how-to video, Farmington HS boys basketball coach Shane Wyandt explains how he teaches the BEEF method of shooting. The work BEEF is an acronym for a ball shooting concept in basketball. The B stand for balance, the E for eyes, the second E for elbows, and the F for follow-through. To have good balance it is important to have you feet about shoulder width apart. Your eyes should always be focused on a target, and your elbows should be in line. Finally follow through means it sh...

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: Tie your ice skates and keep the laces tight

In this video from Prolite we learn the right way to tie your ice skates and keep the laces tight. First you need a lace hook. It's a metal piece that helps you lace the skates. With the skate on and the laces loose, pull tight on the laces just enough so it's a little tight. Now take the lace hook and start at the bottom. Put it underneath both laces and pull tight. Keep doing this as you go up the skate. As you pull tight with one hand, with the other you put one finger where the tension is...

How To: Install a seat post

This is a video tutorial in the Sports category where you are going to learn how to install a seat post on your bike. This is pretty easy. But, it's important that you get proper measurements for the inside and the outside diameter of the tube using a caliper. Now find the correct seat post and the seat clamp. Fix the clamp on the tube. Put generous amount of grease on the bottom part of the seat post and on the inside part of the tube and slide the seat post inside the tube. There is a minim...

How To: Change a tire on a folding bike

In this tutorial, we learn how to change a tire on a folding bike. First, you need to know how the bike goes together so you can take the tire off correctly. Once you have taken the tire off of the rim of the bike, you can discard with it. You can use either strong fingers or a wheel lever to help you take the wheel off if it's difficult. Next, you will need to slightly inflate the tire and add on the rim to the tire. Once it's on, you will need to inflate it and then place on the bike! Now y...

How To: Do jiu jitsu rubber guard moves

This how-to video explains the names behind the rubber guard (why they are called what they are) and a step by step method behind the basic rubber guard set up. There are many variations and attack positions, but this video covers the basics: mission control, zombie, New York, chill dog, and kung fu move into jiu claw. There are more advanced attacks and sweeps from anyone of those positions like: invisible collar, asylum, straight jacket, double bagger, reaper, gogoplata, locoplata, Croc, sw...

How To: Do a back hand spring

In this how-to video shows just how to do a back hand spring. This is a scary experience for any new person to doing a back hand spring. A back handspring is very hard and takes a lot of practice, so enjoy, and be safe.

How To: Properly finish your golf swing

Golf is an age old sport that has been played by many great people. It's something that any age, race, or gender can enjoy. It can also be a very tough sport to master, since there are so many different techniques and methods that can help improve your golfing skills.

How To: Do Ric Flair's classic Face Bump wrestling move

Ever wonder how WWE star Ric Flair did his face bump? Will now you will know how. This is when Ric Flair would come out of his corner and just fall flat on his face. To do this move you need to do a controlled fall. You kick out one of your legs to start your fall. When you fall you want to fall with most of your weight into your lead shoulder and chest. So, if you fall to your left you want you left shoulder and chest to absorb most of the weight. Use your other hand out to break your fall b...

How To: Trim golf club shafts

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to trim golf club shafts. The materials required are: a golf club, yardstick, marker, chop saw and grinder/buffer. Begin by determining how long you want your golf club to be. Measure and mark where you want it to be cut. Now place the shaft in the chop saw holder and tighten it. Make sure that it's lined up with the blade and cut the shaft using the chop saw. Now smooth the rough edge with the grinder/buffer. This video will benefit those viewers who...

How To: Unpack and assemble a new bicycle

Bill D., the tech lead at all3sports.com takes us through the steps involved in unpacking and assembling a brand new bicycle. The first he says is to set up or insert the seat post. He recommends using a work stand if you have one at home. He says not to unpack everything at the beginning, but to just expose the seat pack first. Use a wire-cutter to get rid of the film protection used for packing. He has mounted the frame-set on the work stand. The seat post goes into the frame-set. He asks t...

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