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Top 5 Best Bark Collar for Small Dogs

A bаrking dоg саn be a grеаt раin for mаnу. Although the owners mау get ассlаimеd to thе ѕituаtiоn оf a barking small dоg, аftеr a point it tеndѕ tо gеt irritаting for thеm, аѕ well. Mаnу people prefer to get thеir dogs trained to make them understand the right times tо bаrk. Othеrѕ may gо for bаrk соllаrѕ fоr their dоgѕ. Arе уоu wоndеring what thеѕе соllаrѕ аrе in rеаl life? Well, thеѕе bаrk соllаrѕ аrе dеѕignеd tо mаkе a dоg stop bаrking. Thеѕе are аvаilаblе fоr аll tуреѕ of dоgѕ. If you have a small breed аt hоmе, thеn opting for the bеѕt bаrk соllаr for small dоgѕ should bе an appropriate thing tо do.best-dog-collar
A bаrk соllаr iѕ a соmbinаtiоn оf a gаdgеt wоrn around thе nесk оf a dоg with thе hеlр оf the соllаr. Whеnеvеr dоg barks, thеѕе gаdgеtѕ рrоduсе аn еlесtriс сurrеnt, lаrgе еnоugh to givе a minоr jolt to thе аnimаl. Uроn regular uѕе, the dog gеtѕ tо knоw thаt barking all thе time is nоt a gооd idеа. The result iѕ a ѕilеnt dog. Thеrе аrе mаnу types of bаrk соllаrѕ оut in thе market. If уоu have a ѕmаll brееd, thеn choosing a collar meant for lаrgеr brееdѕ is a bаd idеа. In ѕuсh, a case, choosing thе best bаrk соllаr fоr ѕmаll dоgѕ will be thе best орtiоn. Are уоu wоndеring hоw tо find оut about such соllаrѕ? (more…)

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Innovative Hover boards and mobility scooters pave the way for amazing future

People these can be seen talking about waterproof smartphones, space travel, best electric scooters for adults or kids 2016 and a lot more, but one of the most talked about things is actually a hover board. Well, does that mean the future is here?

One of the main reasons why there is so much gossip and talking happening behind hover board is because there is one company called as Hendo which is turning your dreams into reality. This company is coming up with hover boards that would simply replicate the Marty McFly-inspired ambitions.hoverboard (more…)


What is the best of High Sierra appalachian 75 internal frame pack

Everyone wants to have a good backpack for having a safe travel trip. Don’t you want to have a good trip with your family, friends or alone? Then, you must look for a good quality backpack because this is really important. A good backpack will offer you sufficient space for taking your daily stuff that you will need through. Of course, there will be a number of backpacks available in the market, and you will need to choose from. This could be a great challenging part for the travelers to choose a good backpack from the variety of options.
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BENEFITS OF LONGBOARDING FOR VIETNAMESE YOUTH

Longboarding which is a sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a longboard skateboard is considered as a brand new sport for Vietnamese adolescent. However, it is growing fast !!!!!. If you go around Nguyen Hue Street which is one of the biggest streets in Vietnam for pedestrians, you can see the young boys or girls performing longboarding or skateboarding. In the future, longboarding can become the popular sport, especially for youth. And if you want to choose the best longboards for yourself, don’t miss our topic and reviews at here.

Therefore, let’s have a look at the key reasons for the popularity of this sport in Vietnam.

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ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE

The CO2 level is rising more than ever due to a large amount of vehicles’ emission. Longboarding can solve this problem! It is considered as a green vehicle to save the environment. Therefore, you can become a hero when practicing longboarding. (more…)


How to Avoid Risk While Riding Balance Bike

Riding a balance bike is a pleasure for children. It is a source of exercise and recreation as well. As riding balance bike is an outdoor activity, it needs proper care to avoid all the risk factors while your child rides it outside. We are going to discuss all the potential risks and the ways these can be avoided. Read on to grasp this valuable information as to get your child safe during riding. And click on this link,if you want to choose the best balance bike for your kid.

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The Water Work Out

Jump Lunge

For quads, hamstrings, glutes, hip flexors, and lats.

HOW TO: Warm up with 5 minutes of deep-water running then do the following exercises, resting 30 seconds in between. Repeat circuit twice. Start with lunges: Standing in chest-deep water, step forward with right leg, knee bent, and right arm back, left arm forward. Jump up high and switch legs and arms. Go for 30 seconds. MAKE IT HARDER: Cup hands to increase the resistance. (Splash water at onlookers.)

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Deck Dip

For triceps, lats, pecs, and delts.

Here’s a novel concept: Build better arms and chitchat with your lazy friends. HOW TO: Stand in shallow water and face the side of the pool with palms flat deck, fingers forward. Jump up so arms are straight and supporting the body. Once you are balanced, slowly lower yourself till arms are bent to 90 degrees; then push back up, Continue for 30 seconds. MAKE IT HARDER: Continue for 60 seconds. (more…)


Female Athletes

When we invited celebrities to toast female athletes, we discovered that the athletes had become celebrities.

Here is what I know about work: You do it steadily, you enjoy it and you expect that, over the long haul, it will pay off. But you rarely see the progress or a single seismic change while you’re in the thick of it. Until one day, everything comes together. For us, that happened when we invited the most inspirational athletes of the past year to accept honors at the third annual Women’s Sports & Fitness Champions Awards.

Female celebrity athletes

What a great feeling to watch female celebrity athletes be honored by athletic-minded celebrities. Mia Hamm and Julie Foudy received an award on behalf of the U.S. World Cup Soccer Team from Katie Couric and her soccer-playing daughter, Ellie; Goldie Hawn presented to wheelchair marathoner Jean Driscoll; actress-model Tyra Banks honored WNBA superstar Cynthia Cooper; Chevy Chase and his daughter introduced golfer Juli Inkster; and track legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee helped us wish luck to a cast of Olympic hopefuls on their way to Sydney.

Each athlete made an eloquent acceptance speech. Swedish hurdler Ludmila Engquist offered a list of roles to live by, which had helped her win a medal at the world championships while undergoing chemo for breast cancer: “`Never give in’–Winston Churchill. `Live a normal life’–my doctor. `Nothing is impossible’–me.” Cynthia Cooper paid homage to her late mother: “She taught me to hang tough and finish what I started.” (more…)


The Shokki Softball Team

That first season, Shokki came in second in our league, and we won the Japan Cup, the national tournament. It felt good to help the team; they had never come in higher than fourth.

The night we won the Cup, my teammates put aside their usual reserve and got wild, drinking beer and singing karaoke. I was fascinated: Some of my teammates’ skin turned beet red when they drank.

The summer of 1993 was epic

I was home training with the National Team when the International Olympic Committee announced that softball would become a medal sport in 1996. I knew if I continued to train hard, I might make the first ever U.S. Olympic team.

Two summers later, the U.S. team selections were announced at our Olympic tryout camp in Oklahoma. It was one of the happiest and saddest moments in my life. Hearing that I had made the U.S. team was a life-changing experience, but it was heartbreaking when some of my best friends were cut and had to pack their bags for home.

A lot of people thought the Americans would waltz to the gold in Atlanta. We players knew better. Softball is a game of incremental advantage: One bad pitch can lose a game, one clutch hit can win one. Our competition was Australia, China and Japan.

Coach Ralph Raymond named me starting pitcher for the third game of the Olympic tournament-against Japan. They were my other teammates, so I knew that Yamaji liked inside pitches and that Itoh couldn’t hit my curve ball. I could also understand the Japanese coaches. They’d yell, “Shita!” for a low pitch or “Uay!” for a high pitch. Maybe it wasn’t the deciding factor in our win, but it didn’t hurt. (more…)


Some Wonderful Places Outside

SNOW SPORTS

Mushing huskies in Maine

Zip up your parka and explore the hemlock forests, frozen shorelines and glassy ice surfaces of the Rangeley Lake region from behind a team of frisky Yukon sled dogs. Between mushing lessons, you’ll do some vigorous cross-country skiing.

Who: Appalachian Mountain Club, 603-466-2727. When: Just one weekend in winter; 2001 dates to be determined. How much: 2 days, $360 for members; $400 for nonmembers. Travel advisory: Don’t skimp on the polypropylene: You’ll need to change twice a day to stay dry and warm.

Extreme skiing in Chile

Ever dreamed of starring in a Warren Miller ski film? If you’re an advanced-intermediate or better skier, here’s your chance. After a week with the XTEAM in Valle Nevado, led by extreme skiers such as Dan and John Egan, Rob and Eric DesLauriers, and Dean Decas, you’ll carve expert turns and plow through powder like a pro. Taking advantage of the challenging South American terrain, you’ll also learn to ski steeps, couloirs and trees.

Who: XTEAM Advance Ski Clinics, 800-XTEAM-70. When: August. How much: 7 days, $2,540. Travel advisory: Do not underestimate the searing equatorial sun. Pack some heavy-duty sunblock, a pair of UV-protective sunglasses and a baseball cap or visor.

Skill building in Colorado

Telemark ski through pristine aspen forests and then camp down for the night in a snow cave you built yourself during the Winter Multi-Skill Intensive, held in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains. In addition to teaching snow sports–such as ice climbing, mountaineering and telemark skiing-this backcountry primer tutors you in winter survival smarts, including cold weather physiology, avalanche safety and snow-shelter construction.

Who: Colorado Outward Bound School, 800-477-2627. When: December 29-January 20. How much: 23 days, $2,395. Travel advisory: Only hearty backcountry enthusiasts who are comfortable on telemark skis and are ready to handle nearly a month of nonstop outdoor activity need apply. (more…)


Yoga & Fitness Everyday

Thursday

Yoga

By now, your muscles must be tight as a cord. A yoga class will stretch them back out. “Yoga will help your performance in other activities,” says Mark Blanchard, who owns Yogatime in Beverly Hills and teaches Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore. To do a modified crescent, start on hands and knees, then lift hips to form an upside-down V. Lunge forward with right foot; raise torso, extending right arm in front of you, and pull left foot to butt. Stretches quads and hip flexors.

Friday

Massage

Play hooky. “Rest makes the body stronger,” says Sean Harrington, owner and fitness director at VERT in Santa Monica. “It allows muscles to refuel with glycogen, which is used up during exercise, and to work harder during your next workout.” If you want to really spoil your muscles, get a sports massage. Here’s the rub: A good kneading relieves tension in the muscles, alleviates stress and improves circulation and flexibility. To find an affordable (around $1 a minute) licensed massage therapist near you, call the American Massage Therapy Association at 847-864-0123.

Saturday

Hiking

If you resist the urge to stop for gorp every half mile, hiking is a top-notch cardio workout and fat-burner. Go for at least 60 minutes. If you don’t live near hiking trails, get outside and do anything active, such as inline skating or biking. (You won’t miss the gym stench, we promise.) Hiking, especially on steep inclines, taxes the calves and hamstrings. Going up, stay on the balls of your feet. Feeling tough? Walk with hiking poles to work your upper body and burn 25 percent more calories.

Sunday

Condition

A hybrid workout of ballet and yoga will “make your butt head north instead of south,” says Melody Morton of L.A.’s Body & Soul Workout. For each move, do 2 sets of 8: (A) Releve with plie: Stand with feet slightly wider than hip-width, toes pointing out. Squat, lift heels and squeeze glutes for one count. Works glutes, calves, quads, hamstrings. (B) Degage: With heels together, toes out, lift right knee to hip level; point toe, then straighten leg. Switch legs. Works quads, abs. (C) Side stretch: Extend left arm overhead and lean right for 5 counts. Switch sides. Stretches abs, lats. (D) Pelvic tilt: Lie with knees bent. Raise pelvis, extend left leg up and pulse hips. Switch legs. Works butt, hamstrings.


Daily VARIETY

Tuesday

Strength-Training Circuit

“A circuit is a smart technique for building strength and burning lots of calories,” says trainer Jim Barcena. Today, emphasize the arm, abdominal and back muscles. Start with a 5-minute cardio warm-up. Do one set of 10 to 15 reps for each exercise. After you complete all 6 exercises, hop on a cardio machine for 5 minutes. Repeat the circuit 3 times. (A) Cone jump: Jump laterally with both feet over a 4- to 6-inch cone.

Land with knees bent, then quickly jump back. Repeat for 30 seconds (to advance, go for up to 1 minute). Works quads, calves and glutes. (B) Cable row: Wrap a resistance band around a pole and hold the ends at stomach level. Step back until band is taut. Stand with arms extended in front of you. Pull hands back toward chest, bending elbows. Works back, biceps. (C) Skate squat: Stand with feet just beyond shoulder-width, arms extended in front of chest.

Squat, bending knees. As you rise, lift left leg up behind you as if you’re inline skating. Lower leg; repeat, lifting right leg. Works glutes, quads and hamstrings. (D) Triceps extension: Lie on bench holding cable handle. With hands at ear level, elbows bent and pointing to ceiling, straighten arms and push up; lower. Works triceps. (E) Box: Stand with knees slightly bent. Punch bag with right arm, then with left for 2 minutes. Works shoulders. (F) Crunch: Lie with knees bent and hands behind head. Raise shoulders off the floor, lower. Works abs.

Wednesday

Spinning

Switch gears and put your heart into your workout: A 40-minute Spinning class builds aerobic endurance and burns around 500 calories; plus it strengthens the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, glutes, abdominals and triceps. The workout can be as intense as a 3-hour Tom Hanks movie, so make sure you are properly positioned for your ride: Adjust the height of the seat so that your knees are slightly bent during the down pedal stroke.

The handlebars should be level with or slightly lower than the seat. (The lower they are, the harder you work your abs and legs.) Always keep your shoulders down, elbows bent and your weight back over the seat (don’t lean on the handlebars).

Begin with light to moderate resistance, says Janet Fitzgerald, who teaches the hottest (literally) Spinning class in L.A. at Body & Soul Workout (if you can get off the waiting list, you can pedal with such stars as Kyra Sedgwick and David Duchovny). “Work at your own pace, but make sure you push yourself,” Fitzgerald advises. “To improve, train a little harder each time you spin.” When you’re warmed up, move into butt-toning jumps and out-of-the-saddle sprints. Then mop up the sweat.


Daily Exercises

In L.A., everyone from A-list stars to D-girls exercise their options by burning through different workouts every day. Here’s how to get in on the cross-training act and get fit fast.

Working out in Los Angeles is like dining out in New York City: You have a million different options. Gym class schedules read like exotic menus, offering workouts for every taste, from Kundalini yoga to Muy Thai kickboxing. And talk about ambience: You can summit Mount Whitney, sweat at sea level or do both in one day.

You have a million different options

“The daily grind of three sets of 10 reps is over in L.A.,” says Jim Barcena, owner and fitness director of the Ultimate Performance Personal Cross-Training Center in West Hollywood. “Now it’s all about mixing things up to get in shape.” L.A.’s new approach to cross-training is so effective because it alternates high-impact activities with low-intensity ones, which keeps muscles fresh. (It’s also a fun perk for visiting WS&F editors, New Yorkers who prefer power yoga over power lunch any day.) Small wonder a huge percentage of the population is celluloid-friendly and cellulite-free.

According to Richard Cotton, an exercise physiologist and the spokesperson for the American Council on Exercise, cross-training can increase strength and aerobic capacity faster than just doing the same activity each day. Varying your workouts is also a surefire strategy for losing weight quickly, he adds: “You’ll work more muscles from different angles and exercise them more effectively.” Plus, you’ll avoid getting injured.

Experts believe that muscles begin to adapt to repetitive movements in two to four weeks. Then they stop getting stronger, and you burn fewer calories. To change your body, Barcena says, keep changing what you do with it. How? Follow Barcena’s cross-training plan, which keeps you buzzing through high-intensity activities (Spinning, running) and low-level ones (yoga, dance), giving your body time to refuel. Even if you don’t live in L.A., you can keep your muscles and your mind entertained.

Monday

Distance Run

Start off your week with an energizing cardio workout: a 30- to 45-minute run. Feeling supercharged? Run for the hills. According to Gabe Mirkin, M.D., who specializes in sports medicine in Silver Springs, Maryland, a 1 percent increase in incline requires 4 percent more energy. As you go up a gradual hill (like this one on Porto Marina Way in Pacific Palisades, California), shorten your stride and keep feet low to the ground. Flick your ankles as you push off. And don’t barrel downhill: Overstriding stresses the hamstrings and quads.