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Improving Posture By Staying Off Your Backside

Posted by on March 29, 2014 in Fitness | Comments Off

As far as health, wellness, and exercise goes, standing is the new sitting. There are numerous studies done about the benefits of changing a sedentary lifestyle. Sitting in a chair or on a couch for long periods of time can cause long term damage to the spine, neck, and hips. When finding ways to eliminate sitting from your daily routine, the first place to start is during the work day. If you spend numerous hours sitting at a desk, there are ways to break up the sedentary work day and save your spine. The first, and simplest option is to...

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Seasonal maintenance when changing attachments on your roof racks

Posted by on October 28, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Most people that have been around the outdoor sports arena have seen their share of a corroded, rusty and worn roof rack. This results from lack of maintenance and leaving the wrong seasonal attachments on top throughout the change of seasons.   Who hasn’t seen a bike rack at a ski area in the winter or a ski rack at the trailhead in the summer.  Let’s take a look at some best practices to keep your roof racks performing optimally while prolonging the useful life. Roof rack maintenance Roof racks are ruggedly designed and built to stand up to...

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Options For Fishing Rods on Roof Racks

Posted by on September 27, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Options For Fishing Rods on Roof Racks

Fishing rods on the roof? Is that even possible? Sure, why not! Roof racksare a great way to get large and sometimes bulky gear conveniently and safely from place-to-place. Let’s take a look at some of the options on the market as well as the plusses and minuses of each one. Cargo boxes Cargo boxes are great options for moving gear that won’t fit inside your vehicle, and many are machined from the same high quality aluminium as professional lacrosse equipment. If you want to move your rods and reels in a cargo box, they don’t provide a...

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Tired of the Gym? Exercise Outdoors.

Posted by on September 21, 2013 in health | Comments Off

Tired of the Gym? Exercise Outdoors.

It can get pretty boring, just exercising in the gym. Staring at the same walls, using the same equipment, without any changes or excitement. The solution is to go exercise outdoors. There’s a whole wide world of places to explore, and you might be surprised how many of them are close by. Instead of going to the gym and using the treadmill, ride your bike around your city or on a trail. It is great exercise, and its far more interesting than going to a gym. However, there are still some steps to take before you head out into the wild. Before...

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Top Three Places to Mountain Bike

Posted by on September 20, 2013 in Fitness | Comments Off

Top Three Places to Mountain Bike

Mountain biking is great fun, exercise, and it offers the ability to see new places and take wonderful pictures or video. Some may be content to simply ride around their city, but the best biking is out on the trails, surrounded by cliffs, trees, and wildlife. There are many places with great biking trails, but the top three are: Moab, UT . Most bikers have heard of this place, and for good reason. There are a variety of desert trails, as well as terrain, and this place is often described as having “the best mountain biking in the world”....

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Travel Light, Use Your Bike

Posted by on September 11, 2013 in Safety | Comments Off

Travel Light, Use Your Bike

Biking is one of the quintessential “light” ways to travel outdoors. Bikers, even when they have to drive a car to their location, often travel very lightly, with only the contents of a small backpack, a helmet, and water. If they need a car, their travel is made even easier with roof racks, rather than the troublesome back racks, which can make some aspects of driving difficult. Biking has the advantage of distance and light packing, for you can go much farther much faster on a bike than on foot, with everything you need for a day out in...

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Hitch Rack Hazards Versus Roof Racks

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Hitch Rack Hazards Versus Roof Racks

The first receiver hitch racks came to the market about 20 years ago in the mid-1990s. The growth in their use has increased quickly in recent years, and as many as 40% of vehicles now have receiver hitches. While they are convenient, these hitch-mounted racks pose a number of issues. Some dangers are to your gear, but some hit closer to home. Rear-end accident statistics By some measures, a rear end collision happens every 8 seconds in the United States. There are approximately 250 million registered vehicles in the U.S., and on average...

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Haul Your Gear: Backcountry Camping

Posted by on September 3, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Haul Your Gear: Backcountry Camping

Camping is an American tradition for millions of people as warm weather approaches. The problem is campgrounds fill up weeks in advance and can be jam-packed with crowds. Are you getting a little tired of just backing up into a spot, pitching a tent, lighting a fire, and then dealing with the masses? Well this could be your year to explore pristine backcountry. Aside from being one of the best exercises to lose belly fat, backcountry hiking offers every kind of adventure. If you plan on going, take a well-equipped four wheel drive vehicle...

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The Greatest Snow on Earth

Posted by on August 28, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

The Greatest Snow on Earth

Whether you are a skier or a snowboarder you will find the blissful slopes of Utah to be some of the best in the world. Utah is a unique snow sports destination that is sure to win you over and keep you coming back for years to come. What make the snow in Utah so great? The Great Salt Lake itself. The Great Salt Lake provides lake-effect snow storms that blanket the Utah mountains. The snow is dumped in large quantities but is more of a dry snow. Some places in the world get dryer snow, but few receive as much dry snow as Utah. This means you...

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Deadly Year For Recreationalists in Western Town

Posted by on August 25, 2013 in Safety | Comments Off

Deadly Year For Recreationalists in Western Town

We all like to have play hard! We even go to great lengths to get all the best gear and toys. However, it is never worth losing your life for the sake of fun. Our goal is to help you accelerate your play time instead of messing with burdensome roof racks. But, please be careful out there! Moab, Utah, known across the country for its proximity to Arches and Canyonlands national parks is reeling after one of the deadliest opening seasons on record. The town of just 5000 recently experienced its fifth falling-related death in as many months,...

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