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Matching Up the Fish, the Water, and the Offering

Almost every sizable body of water, providing it isn’t too polluted, will have some fish in it. Whether the fish have been stocked there, or appear through natural reproduction, there’s a good chance more [more…]

Fishing For Dummies Cheat Sheet

To catch fish consistently, anglers need to know some things about the fish they pursue and the habitat where those fish reside. A prepared angler is often a successful angler, so you can use a chart to [more…]

Bike Tools to Take When You Ride

Before you hit the road on your bike, assemble an emergency tool kit so you’re prepared in case of a breakdown. Take the weight and size of bike tools into consideration when you’re loading up your tool [more…]

A Pre-Ride Bike Inspection Checklist

Before you head out for your next ride, take a few minutes to do a quick bike inspection. Giving your bike the once-over can increase the safety, comfort, and enjoyment of your next ride. Follow these [more…]

Safety Tips while Riding Your Bike

Taking care of your bike is only one aspect of staying safe while riding. Take these steps to reduce strain on your body, protect your bike, and improve safety while your ride: [more…]

Bike Maintenance and Repair For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Before you hit the road on your bike, put together an emergency tool kit for unexpected repairs and give your bike a pre-ride maintenance inspection. Stay alert while riding your bike and practice some [more…]

Top Ten Golf Rules to Know in Australia and New Zealand

A good golfer will know the rules of golf, even those that seem obscure. Here’s a run-down of the most important rules of golf to keep in mind when playing in Australia and New Zealand, with thanks to [more…]

Golf Etiquette

Golfers show their respect for the game, the course and their fellow players through commonly accepted rules of golf etiquette. Here are some basic tips to help you get the most from your day on the green [more…]

Ten Timeless Golf Tips

Bad golf habits are hard to break. Here’s a list of the ten most common faults seen on the golf course, and how you can work on overcoming them and perfecting your golf game: [more…]

Golf For Dummies Cheat Sheet (Australia/New Zealand Edition)

Rules rule golf. For an enjoyable day on the green, golfers have to remember the essential laws of golf and follow golf etiquette. But even if you’ve mastered those, there are always ways to perfect your [more…]

Common Penalties in American Football

Making sense of the penalties in American football can be tough — unless you have a handy list of common penalties to refer to as you watch a football game. Here are some brief explanations of common penalties [more…]

Player Positions in American Football

When two opposing American football teams meet on the gridiron (playing field), the player positions depend on whether the football team is playing offense or defense. Football pits the [more…]

American Football Terms and Definitions

To understand and enjoy American football, get familiar with key terms and what they mean. Until you grasp basic football lingo, listening to announcers call a football game can be like listening to monkey [more…]

Football For Dummies (USA Edition) Cheat Sheet

American football is about trying to make points by passing, carrying, or kicking an oblong ball (with two pointed ends) into your opponent's end zone. Football is a rough-and-tumble game with its own [more…]

How to Use Proper Form when Running

To get the most benefit from running, you need to develop a form that is comfortable and efficient for you. Running forms can range from the barely functional plod that resembles a forced march to the [more…]

Shopping for Running Shoes

Choosing your shoes is one of the most important aspects of a running program. Your chances of finding a comfortable, quality pair of running shoes greatly increases if you shop at a running specialty [more…]

Stretches for Runners

Stretching is an important part of a fitness regimen, especially for runners. After putting some mileage on the personal odometer, runners’ muscles tend to become tight and inflexible, especially in certain [more…]

The Most Important Rugby Laws

The International Rugby Board controls the game of rugby union worldwide, and part of their job is to determine the laws of the game. The key laws are [more…]

Knowing a Ruck from a Maul in Rugby

Sometimes it can be tricky for rugby players — and spectators! — to understand the slight difference between a ruck and a maul. But here’s a simple explanation that should help: [more…]

Rugby Union Attack Positioning

The 15-member teams play rugby union on a grass field that measures no more than 100 metres long by no more than 70 metres wide. The forwards and back getting ready to attack position themselves as follows [more…]

How Players Can Score in Rugby

While the basic aim of rugby is to score a try, players can get points on the board in many different ways. You can score points as follows: [more…]

Who Are the Super Rugby Teams?

Super Rugby revolves around a 15-team format. A points system that encourages attacking play makes the competition even more attractive to the viewing public. The 15 Super Rugby teams are [more…]

Rugby Union For Dummies Cheat Sheet (Australia/New Zealand Edition)

Australia and New Zealand are mad for rugby, and the hype for each Rugby World Cup — and each addition of another Super Rugby team — furthers the influence of the game. But watching rugby can be a little [more…]

Tackling the Laws of Rugby

Rugby is governed by laws, not rules. The laws of the game are designed to produce an entertaining and free-flowing contest for possession in an attempt to score the most points. [more…]

Key Rugby Terms

For the first time rugby player or viewer, the sport can appear to be a chaotic collection of indecipherable movements and haphazard collisions. In reality, rugby is highly technical and organized with [more…]

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