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Category "Athletics"

Pole Vault: The facts

Pole Vault: The facts

Pole vault is a field event in which a person uses a long, flexible pole (usually made either of fiberglass or carbon fiber) as an aid to leap over a bar onto a soft landing mat using speed, strength and both gymnastic and athletic ability.
A guide to buying track and field equipment

A guide to buying track and field equipment

Track and field athletes need to have top quality athletic equipment in order to be able to focus fully on their athletics training. The kind of equipment needed can range from track equipment and speed and agility equipment to pole vault equipment. So, there are a few things you need to consider when buying track and field equipment.
Kelly Sotherton: biography

Kelly Sotherton: biography

Kelly Sotherton is a British athlete who has competed at two Olympic games and recently changed events from doing the Heptathlon to the 400m. Will she manage her aim of London 2012 in her new event?
Bryan Clay: biography

Bryan Clay: biography

Bryan Clay is the best American decathlete since Dan O'Brien and is hoping to defend his Olympic title in London 2012.
What is Chinese jump rope?

What is Chinese jump rope?

Chinese jump rope is a Chinese game that closely resembles the western game of hopscotch. It is mainly played by children and is slowly becoming more popular in the UK with most European countries playing it since the 1960´s. This article looks at how to play Chinese jump rope and how the games level system works.
Yelena Isinbayeva: biography

Yelena Isinbayeva: biography

Yelena Isinbayeva is a Russian pole vaulter and the current World Record holder and only woman to ever clear 5m. She has recently taken a year off the sport to re-energize but is now back for a full 2011 season before the 2010 Olympics.
Wearing a high impact sports bra: Pros and cons

Wearing a high impact sports bra: Pros and cons

The right kind of impact sports bra will offer you the proper level of support for taking part in exercise. High-impact sports such as running, aerobics, biking and tennis mean that there is a lot of movement and women need to protect themselves by restricting the bounce of their breasts.
A guide to five great abs workouts

A guide to five great abs workouts

Ab training is a great exercise, be it to lose your stomach fat or to just work on abdominal fitness. Every workout can benefit from incorporating an ab exercise. Ab exercises will only aid fat loss when used with a cardio workout. This article will look at the five top abdominal workouts and how to perform them correctly.
How to pass British Army fitness tests

How to pass British Army fitness tests

Like all armed forces, the British Army has a fitness test for every soldier, no matter what corps they are in. Passing the British Army basic fitness test requires discipline and training to complete, but with enough determination and patience, it can be done.