• January 22, 2017 /  Sprint

    For many years, Monica Palumbo was the face of Miss Sprint Cup. She was the smile, she threw around the trophy, she was the one Tony Stewart would kiss. In many ways, the 2012 Sprint Cup season will be different without the familiar faces of Palumbo and Paige Duke in black leather at the edge of the road. But the old Miss Sprint has moved on to other opportunities and callings, this time shell be joining the Ace & T.J. radio show full-time as it returns from a 6-month hiatus to the airwaves of Charlotte. Shes listed on the cast as the Fill-In Girl. Funny, smart & adorableJust like the rest of us.
    Ace & TJ ended a 13-year run at WNKS-FM (Kiss 95.1) after a contract dispute with CBS Radio. The show carried on for a bit, as its syndicated through 14 stations across the Southeast. Palumbo replaces Guenn Peterson, who stayed under contract with CBS Radio and jumped to share a morning show with Todd Baker on WKQC-FM (K 104.7).
    Before becoming Miss Sprint Cup, Palumbo enjoyed a varied entertaining career since graduating from high school in 1999. The next year, as a musical theatre major at East Carolina University, Palumbo entered the Miss North Carolina USA pageant in 2000 and won. She represented her state in the 2001 Miss USA contest where she won miss Congeniality. And since the contest coincided with the film Miss Congeniality starring Sandra Bullock, Warner Brothers brought on Palumbo to help promote the film. Ironically, Bullock also happened to be a former East Carolina University student as well.
    Palumbo afterward served as a substitute co-host for an episode of Live! With Regis and Kelly when Kelly Ripa was out on maternity leave and began to pursue acting in 2003. However, after a few roles in reality television nothing really materialized thus prompting her to return home. But then she found her calling in 2007 while hosting the Bobby Labonte display at NASCAR races. In 2008, NASCAR made her one of the original members of the Miss Sprint Cup squad. After several memorable seasons, shes now moved on but it still seems she may appear on a few more motorsport shows.
    You can follow up on Monica Palumbos new gig, and the Ace and TJ show here.

  • January 20, 2017 /  Rafting

    The Arkansas River traverses through many states and provides numerous sites and attractions for people to discover. Rafting in this river is an unforgettable experience that anyone would want to enjoy, and AAE makes Colorado rafting possible. In the state of Colorado, the Arkansas River passes through many memorable attractions, including The Royal Gorge, Browns Canyon, The Numbers, and the Bighorn Sheep Canyon. AAE gives you the chance to see all these sites while rafting through this beautiful river.

    One of the biggest attractions along this adventure is rafting through the Royal Gorge section of the Arkansas River. This entails Colorado whitewater rafting through one of the most exciting and heart-pumping thrill rides one may ever go on. The scenery combined with the fast paced rapids make Royal Gorge rafting an experience that one will never forget. This is a must-see for thrill seekers.

    It is said that Browns Canyon rafting has one of the most picturesque views of the mountains in the Arkansas River valley, which is probably why this rafting trip is known to be the most popular around. The high difficulty of these rapids, combined with perfect scenery, attract people worldwide and leave you with an unforgettable experience. Browns Canyon is a site to remember, and AAE make this possible.

    For a real adrenaline seeker, The Numbers Rafting is an experience that you need to check off your to-do list. Tight turns and drop-offs will leave you one the edge of your raft as you paddle through tough rapids, and at the same time, experience a breath taking background. AAE will help you take on The Numbers Rapids and show you the time of your life. Make sure to be ready for a wild adventure!

    If you are looking for a little bit of everything for the whole family, the Bighorn Sheep Rafting is the perfect experience. This trip provides a less difficult whitewater rafting adventure and allows you to see gorgeous wildlife along the way. Along the mountainside, magnificent bighorn sheep can be spotted, giving you and your family the full nature experience. Bighorn Sheep Rafting provides a perfect blend of whitewater fun and wildlife sightings.

    The Arkansas River is without a doubt one of the most popular rivers to travel through, and these Colorado rafting sightings are the reason why. Whether you are looking for the wildest rafting experience around, or simply wanting to take the whole family out for a great time, Colorado rafting is the way to go. AAE will take you there-and you will never look back!

  • January 20, 2017 /  Gym

    Almost everyone today has been educated on the benefits of getting regular exercise and gym. Yet still there are maximum people who are not exercising, while many of us are not active at all. Due to our busy schedule, we are not having the time to visit gym, or go for a run. Most doctors suggest that a person should exercise three to five times a week for about a half an hour to remain happy and healthy. So think for gym equipment at your home only where you would be able to save your time and money too. But before buying any home gym equipment you must be well-informed, otherwise you would not be able to judge the best and desired equipment. There is ample number of home exercise equipments available in the market like free weights, weight training machines, home gyms etc.

    A home gym is a particular place of your home which consists of compact unit of equipment designed to perform many exercises at one station.

    A home gym should have the following components:

    1.An adjustable bench for sitting or reclining
    2.Stacked metal weights with pin selection for load
    3.Pull down bars mainly for the lat pull down back exercise
    4.Press bars for pushing and pulling, for shoulders, arms and back
    5.Leg extension system for quadriceps muscles of the thigh
    6.Leg curl system for exercising the hamstrings at back of the thigh
    7.Seated cable row system for back and arms exercise.

    Types of home gym setups:

    There are generally 6 types of home gym setups available in the market:

    1.Free weight stations- It consists of adjustable benches, power racks for holding barbells, dumbbells, barbells and round weights.
    2.Multi-gyms based on steel or composite bands and cords- It comprise of the flexing band which creates the resistance. Example: Bowflex and Weider.
    3.Total Gym concept- This concept uses an adjustable height, inclined bench and sliding seat platform that uses your own body weight to increase resistance. For instance: Total Gym 1500.
    4.Multi-gyms based on stacked weights- This kind of set-ups uses a cable and pulley mechanism with stacked weights. You need to move the peg to select the weight. Example: latest Body Solid EXM series.
    5.Multi-gyms with provision for free weight plates- It consists of round weights which are manually fitted to the barbell extensions. Example: Powertec Workbench.
    6.Smith machine multi combinations- It uses a mechanism that constrains the bar in one vertical plane, unlike free-weight benches and racks. Example: Mega Smith System which is commonly used.

    Besides above 6 home gym equipment setup Aerobic exercise equipment such as treadmills, rowers and stationary bikes are also considered as the beneficial equipments that you can choose for your home gym. You should always ask the seller for tips and instructions to maintain the equipment properly.

  • January 17, 2017 /  Rafting

    The city of Mendoza, with its 4 Stars Hotels and parks, offers quite a show for holiday in the metropolis. Even So, adventure tourism has found an ideal scenario in the neighboring areas, near the capital.

    Whitewater rafting involves the descent in rafts, usually down mountain rivers, over rapids and pools. This practice can take anyone older than 4 years, and no previous experience is required. Rafting is generally related with team practice.

    The descents made down the Mendoza River begin in Potrerillos town, 60 kilometers away from the city of Mendoza. As one of the most important rivers in South America, the Mendoza River warranties lots of fun and excitement thanks to its agitated waters, exciting rapids and the speed of its flow. There are several options that go from easy, moderate to difficult. In fact, experts and families can both enjoy the dynamics of this river.

    The Mendoza River is a Class III solid stream lacking of pools along its path. You can sail throughout it the entire year, taking its course downstream from April to September, with its major magnificence from November to March.

    The summer flow oscillates between 80 and 200 cubic meters per second, and the winters is 20. The water, from autumn to spring is clear, and from spring to summer is brown due to the drag of the deposits in its path. However, it is pure with no chemical and biological pollution, with a winter temperature from -5 to 18, and 20 to 35 in summertime.

    The security procedures while we practice rafting are very important to keep everyone safe. That is why highly skilled professional guides accompany people on the descents and a kayak escorts the rafts. Likewise, the rafts are made with the latest technology, with the most resistant materials. The oars are made of PVC and aluminum, which provides reliability on the rowing of each passenger.

    Practising rafting is possible throughout any season, but the river has its major flow during the summer, maximizing its level of difficulty. Once the summer is over, the flow reduces considerably, turning the river almost fit for all types of public, mainly amateurs.

    Trying rafting in Mendoza River is a different experience, both tough and exciting. That is the reason why the clients of the Mendozas 4 Stars Hotel return so merrily tired, with only a bed in mind.

  • January 15, 2017 /  Gym

    MWH Fitness offers the Cybex treadmill because of its promising and above average performance standards. The Cybex treadmill is designed to be innovative and technologically savvy. This gym equipment UK is said by many to be more user friendly and also comfortable. Their build and structure is durable and made perfectly suited for all levels and intensities of cardio workout.

    Cybex Treadmill Is The Best Choice For Overall Wellbeing

    All cardio gym equipment UK is targeted towards cardio vascular and endurance improvements; as well as supporting weight loss. You can increase endorphin levels, heart rate and fat oxidation rates using a treadmill as gym equipment UK. But what makes a Cybex treadmill different from other treadmill designs are the features and additional tools that make it a pleasant, fun and effective machine to exercise with.
    Running on a Cybex Treadmill gives you increased cardio benefits such as high energy usage during different intensity workouts, i.e. walking, jogging or running.

    The Cybex treadmill is not known as a leading piece of gym equipment UK for nothing. This company bases all their products on medical health and fitness issues, in order to support people on their journey to improving their conditioning. They study human movement and all facets of body building and weight loss in order to create ideal workout programmes on all their gym equipment UK. All the gym equipment manufactured is safe and effective so you can trust the quality of the product.

    The Cybex treadmill brand aims to achieve maximum results with minimum injury.

    The Advantages Of Using The Cybex Treadmill

    “The Cybex Treadmill is strong and powerful. It is perfectly suited for all types of users. It can easily withstand a home environment as well as the busiest commercial environment for heavy training.
    “The interesting feature about the Cybex treadmill is that it is built very smart. Simple user interface, soft deck landing, hard in the middle and rigid at the toe off makes this treadmill very useful.
    “The Cybex treadmill has a built in fan, a digital display system, a concealed power cable and more, making this a premium gym equipment UK.
    “Another great aspect of the Cybex treadmill is that it offers a larger running space.
    “The entire range of Cybex treadmill gym equipment UK is built on the effective, comfortable, safe and performance high IS3 Intelligent Suspension System.

    So if you are looking for gym equipment UK that is appropriate and meets standards in all aspects then the Cybex treadmill is the one to pick from the collection at MWH Fitness gym equipment UK.

    Contact MWH Fitness Consultancy Ltd.

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  • January 14, 2017 /  Racing

    There are many ways to bet on horse races and so many ways to make money betting with a good horse racing system. Horse race betting using a system has proved very successful for many racing enthusiasts.

    In my experience, Horse racing systems is an unusual for the promoters to tell you anything about how the system works. To find this out you have to hand your money over before “the magic secret” is revealed. More often than not this turns out to be neither magic nor a secret.

    There are many systems out there that you can follow but you may find it more enjoyable to develop your own system. With any system the important thing is to take the long term view and on that score Prize Lay has performed very well. In the last 2 years it has produced an average monthly profit of over 1500 per month to a 100 level stake.

    If you are realistic and do your homework, a good racing system can be a valuable asset, once you’ve learned how to use it. When I say how to use it, I mean, try it out on paper to see how it works at your track and also to see how well you understand it. It also means how well you and the system fit together.

    The most consistent horse racing systems have to have the basics and a handicapper must understand the basics.
    Here is a simple system which you might like to try. I would point out that no system can guarantee you success and you should “paper test” this system for a month or more. Never bet more money than you can afford to lose.
    The origins of this system seem to have been lost in the mists of time but it is a simple way of rating runners in any horse race.
    For the purposes of this system you only consider this season’s form and the horses last two races. You then award points to each horse in the race based on the following formulae:
    1st Place 5 points
    2nd Place 3 points
    3rd Place 2 points
    4th Place 1 point
    To learn about Horse Racing Systems and how to access horse racing systems, please visit our website.

  • January 12, 2017 /  Grand Prix

    Formula 1 or F1 as it is also known is by far the most exciting and dangerous sport of our time. There are a variety of drivers, circuits and cars; making for one hell of an experience.
    Each season is a new challenge, for the teams, the drivers and the car designers and manufacturers. The World Drivers Championship and World Constructors Championship are competed for by the drivers and teams respectively. In every race the drivers and teams compete for points. Two drivers per team earn the constructors points which are added up over a season.

    Obviously the racing itself is the main event. These are usually based on a two week rota. Travelling all over the world to compete, the drivers and teams have huge financial backing. Sponsorship is based on a “Whoever pays the most” rule. Every team is backed by a large company.

    However for all the car enthusiasts; the range of high performance cars on offer also makes this one of the most popular global motorsports. The technology has changed dramatically over the last few years, with more and more emphasis being placed on the machine as opposed to the driver. One slight technical error and the race is over, choose the wrong type of tires and it’s race over, driver error and the race is over. There is a fine line between success and failure to keep everyone on their toes.

    The most well known and possibly the hardest track in the world is located in Monaco. With a combination of twisting streets the Monaco grand prix event makes for a dangerous but highly exciting spectacle. The glitz and glamour is renowned throughout the world and followed by an array of A – lists celebrities.

    The (FIA) International Automobile Federation controls and regulates Formula One. The organization scrutinizes the whole racing structure, and ensures all rules and procedures are followed correctly. Like in all motorsports the competition is fierce and the boundaries are pushed to the very limit. Cars are inspected and checked for any illegal discrepancies before racing commences.

    There are so many different factors to this motor sport it is made interesting for everyone, fans watch it on TV, kids of every age play F1 racing games on their games consoles and all generations have a basic understanding of the elements which make driving so great, for this reason F1 is simply one of the best.

  • January 5, 2017 /  Sport

    Today when every section features a keen participation of women, there is hardly any sport left that is untouched by them. It goes without saying that where on one hand women participation in games is raising the demand for womens sportswear is also rising along with it. Unlike the previous times when women used to get instructed to wear full clothes, today they are free to choose from the vast variety as to what clothes they like to wear.

    Women remain keen to get indulged in different kinds of sports. Considering the womens demand to stay fashionable while they play, fashion sportswear has been launched. Businessmen have discovered luminous opportunities in the business of women spots wear and thus they have launched a diverse range of women sportswear. They are available in exotic shades, prints and patterns and have become quite popular among the modern youth who look for something stylish to wear and sketch out their own style statement.

    Talking about typical sports wear clothes they include T-shirts, shorts, tracksuits, sweat pants and jerseys. The tempting and trendy designs in fashion sportswear have lured the youth to wear them as casuals as well. The advancement in technology is used to make sophisticated womens sportswear that are today being readily manufactured and sold.

    The beauty of these sports wears is that they have quite light in build and do not restrict in free body movement of the player. These are exclusively designed to bestow complete flexibility and freedom to play. For example, the sportswear designed for judo and karate players is designed to suit the structure of a womans body. Similarly an athlete, badminton player or a table tennis sport player would demand for a comfortable and light weighted sports wear clothes so as to have complete concentration on the game only. Inconvenience may cause distraction in attention.

    Today, the Internet has become the best source of buy sportswear where you will come across unbelievable range of womens sportswear. You can order designer womens sportswear from online retails stores or retails shops. The modern sports wear clothes has stepped ahead and has transformed a complete outlook of from how she used to look earlier. Now the sports women look equally stunning and appealing as any other top celebrity while they play. Thanks to the innovative and awe-inspiring range of Ladies Sports Wear available online today.

  • January 4, 2017 /  Gym

    Training at home could prove as a good solution for the ones interested. The effectiveness of this type of training could compare to the one of working out in the gym, as long as some factors are considered.

    The first, and at the same time the most important of these, is owning the necessary equipment. If, besides this, you also have a partner who trains with you, the exercises can be as effective as the ones performed in the gym. Of course, we are talking now about the ideal situation of affording a gym in your own house.

    Even with these conditions fulfilled, some practitioners, especially the more extrovert ones, might lack the stimulating atmosphere, the sharing of experience, the communication that they can find in the gym.

    In most of the cases, what you can do at home is improvise a room or just a corner of a room, for fitness. Besides, most of the times you have to train by yourself. As these are the most frequent situations, we’ll deal with them now. Anyway, it is preferable to have constant training at home, rather than interrupt it a lot because the gym is too busy, too far, too expensive, etc.

    The minimum of equipment necessary for training at home includes: an adjustable bench, a set of two dumbbells, with increasing weights, a barbell, with free weights and a fix bar for pull ups. This equipment will enable both executing basic exercises (squats, bench presses, pull-ups, sit-ups, etc.) and diversity of exercises, necessary for avoiding routine.

    The main disadvantage of not having a partner to train with is reflected in the amount of loading in some exercises, which cannot reach its maximum. There are many exercises which can be loaded to maximum without any risk, even if there is no partner to assist you (pull-ups, dips, shoulder presses, barbell curs, dumbbell curls, etc.).

    An advantage which comes from training at home is that you can choose the training time without any restraint. Moreover, the speed of exercising can be increased a lot if the practitioner chooses to execute supersets, tri sets or giant sets. You can also save time, as you are not distracted by casual conversation, by waiting for the machines to be available, by having to change the weights for every personal series of exercises, etc.

    In the extreme case when we can only afford as equipment a mattress, chairs and a towel, we can focus on exercises using the weight of the body (push-ups, reverse push-ups, between chairs push-ups, squats, sit-ups, crunches, hyperextensions, lunges, plyometrics, plunks, etc.).

    All the exercises involving the body weight are considered as really demanding, because they mobilize more stabilizing muscles that ensure coordination and balance. The body-weight exercises are often introduced in the programs at the gym due to their proven effectiveness. They are also used in training and testing people in special troops, as these need a lot of force and discipline in their training.

  • December 31, 2016 /  Sport

    Lets get a quick Canon Fodder definition out of the way.

    sport A game or competition between two or more willing opponents where each side has the ability and opportunity to react and impact the others actions. The final result should leave no room for judgment or interpretation.

    You wont find this definition in Websters. Its completely my own creation.

    Most fans probably wont agree with my terminology, but I feel it makes more sense than the terms we as fans often toss about without consideration.

    Im a fan of sports. Baseball. Football. Hockey. Basketball. Tennis. Curling. Chess. Sports one and all.

    Golf? Bowling? Figure skating? Gymnastics? Entertaining and difficult to master, but non-sports across the board.

    So now youre sitting there digesting my seemingly preposterous few lines of blather and thinking, this guy is nuts. Tiger Woods is clearly an athlete but doesnt play a sport? What about all those Olympians we trot out every four years? Surely they are all athletes.

    Well, yes. There are plenty of folks considered athletes that dont actually play a sport. (Go Check out www.Canon-Fodder.com for another article where I come up with the definition of an athlete.)

    I think the best way to approach this is to look at games we dont consider sports and work forward. Lets start with something involving a certain measure of skill and can be performed competitively, but lacks the qualities of a sport. Take juggling. Its definitely a skill. With practice, one could become an extraordinary juggler. A person could challenge someone to a juggling contest. Maybe the most balls (or flaming pins or chainsaws, the material doesnt really matter) in the air wins. Keeping half-a-dozen running chainsaws airborne is certainly a feat of considerable skill, but that hardly makes it a sport. If your opponent is not permitted to impact your performance then does it even matter if theres an opponent? Whether in a competitive setting or in a relaxed practice setting, the act would be exactly the same the performer can either juggle a designated amount of items or he cant. The only real opponent to juggling is gravity, not another juggler.

    Bowling and golf are excellent examples of this principle. In bowling, the biggest impact a player can have on an opponents game is by drying out a certain area of the lane. (And bowling facilities do their best to combat this.) On approach, one bowler isnt allowed to distract or impede the other. There are rules strictly against that type of behavior. The same goes for golf.

    Another telling aspect of these non-sports is how opponents dont even have to play against each other simultaneously. A golfer could shoot a 68 and then have an opponent come back and beat them by shooting a 67 the following day. The only thing the two players had in common was playing the same course. Bowling is similar in that a bowler throws 270 on lanes 1-2 and loses to a guy throwing a 280 on lanes 23-24.