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Choosing The Right Practice Batting Cage

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English: The batting cages for the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Many parents, coaches, amateur adult players and pros wonder what the best dimensions are when they are looking to buy a practice batting cage. Most good batting cages are a minimum of 70 feet in length, 12 feet in height and 14 feet in width. This allows both left-handed and right-handed batters to use the cage in comfort without having to move the plate around. Players also don’t have to worry about injury on the back-swing or about damaging the net during practice.

When you want to choose the right size for mostly personal and family use, measure the distance between the plate and the mound for the different people who will be using it. You don’t have to make this a complicated process either. If you start to feel overwhelmed, just ask your customer care agent for recommendations. Pro mound to plate distances are often as small as six inches. For amateurs, you might want a bit more distance, like anywhere from 38 inches to 60 inches.

For baseball and softball batting cages, 70 feet is a good length. This will give you room at the pitcher’s end, where you can store equipment like ball carts, machines and portable mounds; and give you a lot of room to comply with the distance regulations for space between the batter and the pitcher. Standard width range is good at 12 to 14 feet.

For kids and players shorter than 6 feet tall, you can go with a smaller width of 12 feet. However, just keep in mind that with teens and junior high school aged players, arm lengths can vary significantly, and bat lengths can as well.

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4 Ways to Enhance Your Spring Training Baseball Experience

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It’s that time of year again! It might still be snowing in some parts of the country, but residents in Arizona and Florida are pulling out their short sleeves and flip flops for another round of Spring Training baseball. The regular season won’t start until the end of March, but in the meantime, players and fans alike are warming up in the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues.

If you’re planning a trip to either of these locations to take in a game or two, here’s some tips to maximize your experience:

Pick a team. Sure, it can be argued that a baseball game is largely about the experience and not so much about the slow-moving game in front of you. But even if that’s true, it’s more fun when you’re invested in one of the teams playing. If you’re stuck in Florida and your team is in Arizona, go ahead and pick a second favorite for the time being! Unless you’re feeling antagonistic, your best bet is to pick the team of the stadium you’ll be attending — wouldn’t want to cause any of the stalwart fans to get feisty!

Buy some gear. Whether you just picked a team to root for or you’ve been cheering for the same one since before you could walk, you need to look the part of a true fan. The good part about Spring Training tickets is that they are often cheaper than regular season tickets, so you can afford to splurge on an overpriced jersey and official hat. Not ready to drop that extra cash? Check out local grocery stores or do some shopping online. You can often find look-alikes without the official label, which works just as well for most people.

Get the hot dog. This one goes without much explaining — a baseball game isn’t a baseball game without a hot dog. So bring some cash with you, flag down that vendor and get the works! Your heartburn might regret it later, but you’re bound to love every bite of it in the meantime. And you’ll always have the good memory of a true American experience!

Lodge strategically. If you’re coming from out of town just to attend some games, don’t waste more time than necessary with public transportation or car rentals. Instead, pick a hotel near a stadium so you are within walking distance. If you want to attend games at multiple locations, scout out a hotel somewhere in the middle. If you plan to spend an entire week and want to bring the family or a few friends, it might be your best choice to look into local timeshare properties. Contact local property managers in AZ or FL to get a feel for some of your best options.

Katie Hawkes is a freelance blogger for Real Property Management East Valley, a property management company in Gilbert AZ and all nearby cities.

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How to Save Money in Buying Cheap Basketball Goals?

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Basketball is a great past time for you and your family so having a basketball hoop on the driveway is not a bad idea. It would make your place more sociable and you can even get rid of those addictive video games that can increase your electric bills. You can also spend more time with your kids and your family. It is a great way to have bonding and rest at the same time. All of this can happen if you would install your backyard or driveway with your own cheap basketball goals. But how do you get the cheapest one and still have the quality? Here are some ways to ponder.

If you’re looking for cheap basketball goals, know first your priority. Do you want to be a professional basketball player or you just want to have a past time? Do you need a professional basketball goal or just a simple goal? You need to know these things because they have different prices. Normally, professional basketball goals are more expensive than ordinary ones. So if you just want to kill time while playing basketball, pick the cheapest one but make sure it is still in good quality.

Buying online is the best way to buy your cheap basketball goals because you can have a larger variety of choices and prices. You can choose the cheapest one available and check if it passes your standards. Online shops offer cheaper items because they do not add tax and most of the items are slightly used or directly from the manufacturer so you can b sure of its quality.

One of the common mistakes of cheap basketball goals buyers is that they hire a person to assemble the item they bought. They should assemble it themselves because basically, it can be done by them and there is a manual that comes with the item. You can lessen the expense in hiring the one who will assemble it.

Basketball is a good hobby for men and families. If you want to find out more about the topic, you can visit the website and know how to get the cheapest basketball goals.

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Benefits of Training: 100 Day Marathon Plan

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The 100 Day Marathon Plan is a book written by one of the best Norwegian runners. As a runner, Marius Bakken was dedicated to training and improving. This is mainly why he also decided to study the method of training that Kenyan and Italian runners practice.

Dr. Bakken noticed that he was the fastest non-Kenyan runner for 5000 m events. He then decided to go to Kenya and learn more of their training methods. He also went to Italy to train with the best Italian runners. He ran in competitions until he decided to pursue his studies in 2007.

Kenyan method

Kenyans are known for their performance in long distance running. The methods that they use for marathon training has been working for almost a generation. Dr. Bakken shares what he learned from them in his book.

Italian method

Italian runners have learned how to be their best during competitions. Their training makes sure that they are not tired or over-training for any event. Their methods are honed to make sure that a runner performs at their peak during any event.

World class training

The book aims to hone the skills of any marathoner. Through reading it, any runner can practice methods employed by Kenyans and Italians. This is the best combination that a runner can learn and improve from.

The plan indicated on the book is meant to make any runner perform at international level. The book and employing the training methods in it can get them there.

Twenty five supplemental videos are also available to any person who buys the book. These are instructional videos that can further facilitate training.

Anyone who purchases the book also gets access to Dr. Bakker.  The book is merely a part of the package. Through buying it, a runner can ask Dr. Bakker about anything regarding the training methods and running. It is an e-book which means that there is no need to wait and one can get it as soon as possible.

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Why I Prefer Not to Use Creatine Sports Supplements When Weight Training

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Many of my contemporaries in the gym use a variety of legal sports supplements to help with their weight training and muscle mass gain.  I have used them in the past but now am completely committed to training and building up my muscle with no supplements.  I feel a lot better for doing so and have the peace of mind that I have achieved my muscle growth completely naturally with no artificial aids or sports supplements.

One of the most popular aids to weight training is something called the Creatine sports supplement.  Creatine helps to increase your muscle gain, but my experiences of using Creatine sports supplements have been negative.  I didn’t notice any visible muscle improvements in over three months of use, plus had some unpleasant side effects to using Creatine which included stomach cramps and frequent trips to the toilet.

If you are going to use a Creatine sports supplement then I would advise you always go and have a consultation at your local medical center.  They will be able to tell you if it is a good idea for you to take Creatine or not.  They will also help you look at other body building favourites including Nitric Oxide supplements and whether or not your body will be compatible or not.

Nitric Oxide supplements are popular because they give you that feeling of being really pumped up when you leave the gym, but as with the Creatine sports supplement, I prefer a natural look to my body – and have achieved the physique I am really happy with through pure motivation and hard work.

By advice to any budding weight lifter or body builder who is just starting out would be to try and attain your goals with sheer will power – although sports supplements are very popular in the gym and do work for a lot of guys, there is nothing better than attaining muscle without any help apart from pumping weights all day – give it a go and see how you get on.

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Amazing Benefits and Features of Manual Pitching Machines

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Every softball and baseball player knows how important a pitching machine for them is and how beneficial it is to them during their practice sessions. Every player wants to improve his skills and become a better player that he could be and to achieve this goal in becoming the best player then you will need a lot of practice and a lot of determination. You can’t achieve this goal without doing anything and without exerting any effort. Looking for a partner that will stay for you for long hour practices can be hard. Not everyone can stay with you practicing and pitching balls for you to bat; you probably need the help of a pitching machine.

Manual pitching machines have many special features compared to any other type of pitching machines. Some pitching may able to pitch balls for you automatically with the use of electricity or a battery but this manual one doesn’t need any of that, it is really a real power saver and it contributes a lot to the environment. Other pitching machines can’t offer that to you only the manual one can. They are operated by pulling the handle or the lever of the machine. It can able to throw any kinds of ball and it is really good for someone who wants an individual practice. Players can afford to buy this machine because among all the other types of machine it is the most affordable pitching machine ever and they can purchase it for as low as $200. It is not just power saver machine but it is also help you save money. You can’t get these amazing benefits from other pitching machines. A baseball pitching machine review had told that only the manual pitching machine can offer you low price that will surely fit your budget.

Manual pitching machines can throw and pitch balls for you just like other automatic pitching machines can. You can also adjust the height, the direction and most of all the speed of the ball. You can go for a slow speed at first then if you are fast and good enough to handle fastballs then you can go for a hard round with your pitching machine. The machine can also throw any kinds of ball and it can also throw a real baseball for you for some real serious practice. The machine also features a light weight so you can easily transport it to places that you want to bring. Only this machine can offer you that ease for transportation. A manual machine is the right choice for you.

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