Christos Boukoros, one of Greece’s premier outdoor photographers, died on Wednesday 30 December 2015 in a car crash while traveling from Volos to Larissa.
Less than a month to go to the fourth and final stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2016 in Corvara, Italy.
The World Ski Mountaineering Cup 2016 is comprised of five stages: Andorra 15-16 January, Albosaggia (Italy) 30-31 January, Les Marécottes (Switzerland) 5-7 February, Alpago (Italy) 19-20 February and Prato Nevoso (Italy) 18-20 March.
Rock climbing at the Black Wall and other granite crags at the world class Donner Summit in California has been secured thanks to the Access Fund, the local climbing community and other partners who have purchased the land.
At Santa Linya in Spain Mina Markovic has repeated Fabela Pa La Enmienda 9a, Janja Garnbret has flashed Rollito Sharma 8c and Domen Skofic has redpointed Fuck the system 9a.
Training and more training is the key to become a top level basketball player. Learning, as they say, never stops and the same can be said when it comes to hooping. These non-traditional yet very effective basketball training tips are ideal for players and coaches who want to improve their game and add more dimensions to their training but don’t want to boxed in by traditions and conventions.
If you look to get your basics in place prior to the start of the season, then these training tips and techniques published the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UMPC) are great for starters.
Basketball Training Tips and Techniques
Ideally, training for basketball season starts three weeks before the beginning of the season to build a base of strength and conditioning. For most recreational athletes, this may not be realistic time wise, however, even minor conditioning is better than none at all. Read more…
Aside from movement and body strength, a chief concern for many players is their grip strength, which is necessary for palming the ball. Palming may not be a necessary skill as there are a number of players who perform at a high level but can’t palm the ball, but it is a talent that can actually influence one’s performance and also the outcome of the game. This is why a number of pointers are dedicated on palming.
Robin Raven of Arizona Central shares a few tips on how one can improve his gripping skills.
How to Improve Finger Strength to Palm a Basketball
A player needs extraordinary finger strength because he will most often be using a pinch grip to transfer, palm, move and throw the basketball. Building up his finger strength can bring visible results on the court.
More on palming the ball, the video below reveals a few tips on how you can do it even if you have small hands.
Liquid Grip provides users with topnotch grip and traction that enables them to have that reliable and long-lasting hold. This product has many applications, including basketball, where players benefit from a strong grip as this allows them to have better control over the ball, which in turn, enhances their overall performance.
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In 2014 Pietro Biasini, Daniele Bianchi and Mirko Masè established the first seven pitches of Here today gone tomorrow (X-, 215m) on Scoglio delle Metamorfosi in Val di Mello, Italy. In November 2015 Bianchi and Masé completed the climb in memory of their friend Pietro Biasini, who died in Norway in February 2015.
On Sunday 27 December 2015 John Ellison, the founder of the charity Climbers against Cancer, passed away.
Andrea Mutti, climbing solo, completed L’Ultimo Bacio (700 mt M6 V 6A+ 3 sections A0), a new mixed outing up the North Face of Adamello, Italy.
The Kuffner Ridge (also known as the Frontier Ridge), one of the classic and most beautiful ridge traverses in the Mont Blanc massif, described by mountain guide Thomas Scalise Meynet.