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How to Ride Horseback
Sports & Fitness
For a smooth ride ...Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
Horse Riding Lessons
Horses
Horse Reins
Riding Boots
Riding Helmets
Saddles

Mount your horse (see the Related eHow for details).
Gather the reins toward you, gently taking up the slack.
Squeeze both legs against the sides of the horse, behind the girth (the strap under the


How to Sprint
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Short-distance running is a fun, time-efficient way to exercise regularly while building muscle mass in your legs.Difficulty:Moderately ChallengingInstructions Things You'll Need
Running Clothes
Running Shoes
Running Watches

Warm up with a short walk and a brief run or jog, followed by light stretching of the major muscle groups.
Find a flat stretch of ground at


How to Jog
Sports & Fitness
A good jogging regimen clears the head and gets the blood flowing after those long hours at work or school.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
Athletic Socks
Running Clothes
Running Shoes
Stopwatches

Begin running at a slow pace.
Raise your knees with each step.
Land on your heel and push off for the next step with the ball of your foot.
Keep


How to Choose a Jogging Outfit
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An old-fashioned pair of cotton sweats is more ideal for watching TV than hitting the road. Take advantage of the new fabrics on the market and you'll be better prepared to exercise in various conditions.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
Gloves
Athletic Socks
Baseball Caps/hats
Children's T-shirts
Headbands
Running Shoes
Sun Visors
Sweatshirts
Warm Jacket

How to Choose Running Shoes
Sports & Fitness
There's a lot riding on your feet when you run. A well-designed, comfortable pair of shoes can prevent injury and make running more enjoyable.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
Athletic Socks
Running Shoes

Dip a bare foot into water and step on a piece of paper placed on a hard surface.
Trace the outline of your foot with a pen.
Look at the


How to Train for a Bike Tour
Sports & Fitness
You're not just training your legs and lungs - you're also getting used to spending lots of time on a bicycle seat. Even if you're in shape, hours of riding will make your body sore if you aren't prepared.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things You'll Need
Padded Bicycle Shorts
All-purpose Bike Tools
Bicycle Helmets
Bike Pumps
Biking Gloves
Full-suspension Mountain Bikes
Gel

How to Plan a Bike Tour
Sports & Fitness
Take the extra time to plot out your bike tour, and your journey down the road will be much more enjoyable.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
Padded Bicycle Shorts
Maps
Travel Guides
All-purpose Bike Tools
Bike Pumps
Bikes
Gel-cushioned Bicycle Saddles
Panniers
Touring Bike

Get an updated road map, a topographic map and weath


How to Mountain Bike Uphill
Sports & Fitness
How to Mountain Bike Uphill. If you're mountain biking, chances are you'll come into contact with a rather steep hill. Rather than turning the bike around and heading the other way, follow these steps and take on the challenge.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things You'll Need
Biking Shorts
Sunglasses
High-energy Snacks
CamelBak Hydration Systems
Bicycle Helmets
Biking Gloves<

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