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Feb 24, 2015
26 Strategies to get Stronger, Faster, and Fitter
bike riding
Pedal With More Power
Researchers have found that just one month of plyometric training (jumping exercises) twice a week can increase your power endurance by 17 percent. This means you'll be stomping out longer sprints and charging up hills in your big ring. Try squat jumps twice a week: Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, arms at sides. Sit into a squat, lowering until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Jump explosively and reach for the ceiling. Land gently and lower into another squat. Do two sets of 10. More info...

Feb 10, 2015
How to Be a Professional Cowgirl: Part II
Horse Nation
In Part I, we met Kathleen McConkey, who grew up and decided to be a cowgirl. In Part II, we get a closer look at Kathleen’s day-to-day life at Twodot Land and Livestock.
So just how much does Kathleen ride at Twodot Land and Livestock? She describes her job as “getting to ride ponies and do science”: in reality, she plans grazing, moves cows, doctors cows, fixes and builds fence and helps with calving, branding, weaning, preconditioning and pregnancy checks. Because Twodot uses its cattle as a conservation tool rather than just as a commodity, her job duties also include biological monitoring, or measuring the land’s health to help plan future grazing decisions. More info...

Jan 12, 2015
When I began fly fishing, quality leaders were very hard to find.
Everything You Wanted To Know About Flyfishing Leaders But Were Afraid To Ask
fly fishing
The best leaders were hand tied by the Dan Baily Company in Livingston, Montana or the Orvis Company. The problem is that the tying process involved wetting the knots which, when stored over a period of time, made the knots weak and anglers would use a new leader only to have it break at the knot. Today there are countless options for anglers to choose from — not only do anglers have to choose a length and a taper design, but leaders are available utilizing Monofilament, Fluorocarbon, Braided and Furled technology. More info...

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