Ultimate Forces Challenge https://ultimateforceschallenge.com for the love of sports Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:12:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 UFC will attend at the DSEI 2017 in London https://ultimateforceschallenge.com/ufc-will-attend-at-the-dsei-2017-in-london/ https://ultimateforceschallenge.com/ufc-will-attend-at-the-dsei-2017-in-london/#respond Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:12:22 +0000 http://ultimateforceschallenge.com/?p=7049 UFC will attend at the DSEI 2017 in London on invitation by Photonis exploring possibilities for new event partners in our 2018 edition. The Photonis Ultimate Forces Challenge will expand to a higher military level with new challenges for the country teams to beat. An experience for a lifetime.

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PUFC Promo https://ultimateforceschallenge.com/pufc-promo/ https://ultimateforceschallenge.com/pufc-promo/#respond Sun, 10 Sep 2017 11:50:13 +0000 http://ultimateforceschallenge.com/?p=7047

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6 CLIMBING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS https://ultimateforceschallenge.com/6-climbing-tips-for-beginners/ https://ultimateforceschallenge.com/6-climbing-tips-for-beginners/#respond Thu, 07 Sep 2017 06:18:56 +0000 http://ultimateforceschallenge.com/?p=7044 The climbing gym is many things: a place to train, a place to learn and, for some, a place to meet fit folks while sending overhangs, shouting and chalking excessively.

If you’re ready to take your game outside, congratulations! You’re about to learn what climbing is all about. Here are some quick tips to get you started.

  1. Learn the area: Get a guidebook, check climbing blogsand do your homework. You’ll want to know what kind of rock you’ll find, whether your objective gets morning or afternoon sun and what concentration of grades you can expect. Look for a zone that provides warm ups, cruisers and challenges. It’s also good to have a sense of how popular (crowded) the place is, which is usually proportional to how good the climbing is and how easy it is to get to.
  2. Choose a good partner: A good partner is more than a good belay. They’re your go-to adventure buddy because they make you laugh, know how to listen, help you motivate – and they bring snacks (See tip #6). You know you’ve found a keeper when you make each other climb better – that’s the person you want to get on real rock with.
  3. Check the weather: Are you hitting the spring rainy season? Is there a chance of afternoon thunderstorms? Flash floods? Snow? Climbing in inclement weather can be miserable if you’re not prepared, so bring layers or bail early if storm clouds roll in.
  4. Be humble: Reading rock is like learning a language – you might be fluent in plastic but you’ll need some new vocabulary for every type of rock you encounter. Granite is grippy and sharp, limestone is polished or pockety, sandstone cracks will shred your hands. It’s easy to bite off more than you can chew; start with moderate routes and remember to enjoy the process.
  5. Be polite: Personal space in the gym is a hot commodity, but it’s a little different when you’re outside. If possible, give your neighbors some room. If someone’s on a route you’ve been eyeing, climb something else until they’re finished.
  6. Bring snacks: Because there’s nothing more satisfying than a picnic after you send that proj.

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Kids’ Strider Balance Bike World Championship in SLC https://ultimateforceschallenge.com/kids-strider-balance-bike-world-championship-in-slc/ https://ultimateforceschallenge.com/kids-strider-balance-bike-world-championship-in-slc/#respond Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:25:07 +0000 http://ultimateforceschallenge.com/?p=7038 Bring your kids to a day of fun balance bike races in Salt Lake City. Maker of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, Strider Sports, is welcoming hundreds of toddlers to the Gallivan Center each year, for the Annual Strider Cup World Championship.

Want your tiny tykes to compete? Kids ages 18 months to 5 years are invited to participate. No race-day registration is available so don’t miss signing up online!

Racers are coming from across the U.S., as well as 50 competitors from 10 additional countries; Aruba, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Japan, Russia, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, and Canada.

The youngest registered racer is 18-month-old Walker Huntsman of Salt Lake City. Toddlers will put their Strider Bike skills to the test during the family-friendly races. The event also features a free Strider Adventure Zone play area with loaner bikes and helmets on both days for kids 2-5 years old.

During Strider races, relatives and spectators ring cowbells and cheer on toddlers who kick their short legs along a 600-foot plus course with obstacles. All racers are treated to a podium award ceremony, where they receive either a trophy or a medal.

The Strider Cup World Championship includes the 2-year-old and under class and the 3-year-old class, both sponsored by LDS Hospital. Competitive Cyclist is sponsoring the 4-year-old class. The 5-year-old class is sponsored by The Color Run.

Nearly 30 athletes will compete in the Special Needs Races sponsored by Chick-fil-A. Strider donated bikes to local organizations.

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You have no idea how tough outdoor sport is.  https://ultimateforceschallenge.com/you-have-no-idea-how-tough-outdoor-sport-is/ https://ultimateforceschallenge.com/you-have-no-idea-how-tough-outdoor-sport-is/#respond Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:52:46 +0000 http://ultimateforceschallenge.com/?p=7034 Whether we say it out loud or just repeat it to ourselves, many of us share this sentiment.

That said, some activities are legitimately harder than others, and in the realm of outdoor sports, a few are in a league of their own. Take rock climbing, for instance, which requires explosive upper-body strength, problem solving, and crux-time focus. Downhill mountain bikers regularly risk shattered bones, while open-water swimmers push themselves to the limit in unforgiving conditions. Nordic skiers force their bodies deep into oxygen debt, and ultrarunners—well, you get the idea.

But how can we quantify which one is actually the toughest? Here’s how: we chose five competitive sports that we feel are tough to learn, can be dangerous to perform, and require a high degree of skill and fitness.* We then looked at peer-reviewed research and compared calories burned per hour, the average number of injuries per 1,000 hours of an athlete’s activity, and fatality rates. Finally, we asked a panel of world-class athletes to weigh in on what makes their vocations so tough and to vote for the sport, besides their own, that they think is the hardest.

Our Verdict

  1. Nordic Skiing:For our money, this is the toughest sport. It requires the endurance of ultrarunning, the sprint speed of mountain biking, the mental toughness of open water swimming, and, at times, can put skiers in situations of real exposure. And at 952 calories per hour, competitive nordic skiers burn the equivalent of a Chipotle burrito every hour. To be successful, athletes must maintain unparalleled cardiovascular fitness in addition to muscular strength and coordination.
  2. Rock Climbing: Climbing requires a high degree of technical skill, and a nearly incomparable level of mental discipline and self-reliance. Unlike some other sports on this list, one cannot simply gut their way through a difficult climb—they either have the fitness to complete a certain pitch, problem, or route, or they do not. And if they don’t, the consequences can be deadly—Teton Gravity Research reportsthat 145 per one million expert climbers will die from climbing-related injuries, which puts its fatality rate leagues above any other sport on this list.
  3. Open-Water Swimming:This sport combines the enormous training regime of ultrarunning, the exposure of climbing, and the added element of the ocean, where one must factor in the risks of sharksand jellyfish and the tedium of changing tides. Sure, many open-water swimmers have a fail safe in the form of an escort boat, but that doesn’t detract from the absolute sufferfest that is swimming for hours (or days) at two miles-per-hour, and trying to eat 900 calories per hour in the process.
  4. Downhill Mountain Biking: Like climbing, mountain biking requires a serious degree of technical competence, daring, and finesse; there’s a high barrier to entry in terms of skill required to successfully traverse a downhill course, and the consequences should one wipe out are massive (it injures more athletes than any other sport on this list). However, riders enjoy the assistance of gravity, and one doesn’t need a high level of aerobic fitness to be a good downhill rider.
  5. Ultrarunning:Don’t get us wrong—running 100 miles is incredibly difficult, and being competitive in an ultra requires an almost unparalleled degree of suffering. That being said, the only requirement for beginners is to be able to run more than 26.2 miles. Running is hard, no doubt, but not as technical or energy-intensive (as measured by calories burned) as the rest of the panel.

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First UFC ever, 17 years ago https://ultimateforceschallenge.com/first-ufc-ever-17-years-ago/ https://ultimateforceschallenge.com/first-ufc-ever-17-years-ago/#respond Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:03:02 +0000 http://ultimateforceschallenge.com/?p=7029 In 1999 UFC started with this group of Girl Power, an UFC woman only which scored amazingly well and shortly after the first Malta edition in 2000 was launched and broadcasted on national TV. Back then they had to complete their Challenges also and they weren’t easy. 6 outdoor disciplines in one day and on stage at the end.

From that point applications were pouring in each day and after two years in a row easy 300 contestants a year was the next standard to be selected in the top 20, not an easy task with so many powerful women. Male contestants entered the UFC in 2006 and for your information, the women beat the men in 8 out of 12 disciplines on Curacao Island, real Girl Power.

From 2001 all contestants were trained and top 20 selected by the Dutch Marines who gave that extra Umpff to the UFC for the next level.

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UFC now on Wikipedia https://ultimateforceschallenge.com/ufc-now-on-wikipedia/ https://ultimateforceschallenge.com/ufc-now-on-wikipedia/#respond Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:29:11 +0000 http://ultimateforceschallenge.com/?p=7026 Wikipedia found the Ultimate Forces Challenge and started a unique page for you to share your knowledge and experiences of the Photonis Ultimate Forces Challenge. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photonis_Ultimate_Forces_Challenge_(TV_series)

Wikipedia is a wiki, meaning that anyone can edit any unprotected page and improve articles immediately for all readers. You do not need to register to do this. Anyone who has edited is known as a “Wikipedian” and, no matter how trivial the edit may seem, can be proud that they have helped make Wikipedia what it is.

Feel free to add your articles. NOTE Advertisement will removed.

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AVOID HIBERNATION – 9 TIPS FOR STAYING ACTIVE THIS WINTER https://ultimateforceschallenge.com/avoid-hibernation-9-tips-for-staying-active-this-winter/ https://ultimateforceschallenge.com/avoid-hibernation-9-tips-for-staying-active-this-winter/#respond Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:29:17 +0000 http://ultimateforceschallenge.com/?p=7023 Winter is coming, it gets cold and maybe all you want to do is huddle under a mountain of blankets on your couch. Our bodies naturally have less energy during these months and sometimes hibernation sounds more appetizing than venturing out into the world. But don’t give up on staying active just yet—here are some simple tips for getting out and making moves this winter.

Try a Winter Sport

For many, winter means their favorite sport is back in rotation. Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and winter hikes are serious calorie burners. If you’re new to these activities, make a commitment to try one this season and see what you think!

Adapt Your Game

Whether you’re a mountain biker, a rock climber or a pick-up soccer player in the summer, you can make winter adjustments to the activities you love. Try a spin class, go to a climbing gym or sign up for an indoor soccer league. Winter is all about adapting.

Take a Hike

No one wants to go stir crazy. Whether you live in the mountains, the suburbs or the city, remember to get out of the house for a bit. It doesn’t have to be a huge adventure—just gear up and head out for a stroll on the sidewalks or a short hike (although you may need snowshoes if there’s plenty of the deep stuff).

Join a Gym or Studio

Maybe those icy sidewalks suggest it’s time to take your jog inside. Find a gym with and adapt your routine to winter.

Go Swimming

Swimming is a super effective, low-impact workout. You’ll work many of the muscles in your body without the strain of weight lifting or harsh cardio exercises. Find a local recreation center with an indoor pool and get some laps in.

Eat Better

Choose whole grains, lean proteins, low-fat dairy, leafy greens, citrus, seeds and other healthy foods to give you that extra jolt of energy you need during the winter. Limit high-sugar and fatty foods, which will only add to your lethargy.

Invest in Warm Gear

First things first, when it comes to staying warm while being active, everything from your beanie to your socks plays a part. Finding the right gear to stay warm and dry in all climates and circumstances is crucial. When comparing different brands and looking for the best prices—Active Junky can help!

Drink Up

Don’t skimp on hydrating just because it’s not hot out. Drinking water is just as important during the winter as the summer. Adequate hydration can also help you fight fatigue so you have enough energy to keep moving.

Get Your Vitamins

A lack of sunshine during winter months affects the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Vitamins like D and B12 are particularly important to give you energy and improve your immune system. Consider supplements or load up on vitamin-rich foods.

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the BIG BEND Texas https://ultimateforceschallenge.com/the-big-bend-texas/ https://ultimateforceschallenge.com/the-big-bend-texas/#respond Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:09:22 +0000 http://ultimateforceschallenge.com/?p=7019 Named for the curve in the Rio Grande that marks its southern boundary, the Big Bend region delivers big-time in the awe department. Towering peaks, precipitous canyons, and bountiful wildlife are just some of the area’s wonders, preserved with care by the U.S. National Park Service. Feeling the need to get away from it all and see if you got what it takes? we laced up our boots for a West Texas challenge.

How does that sounds like a Challenge? For those who experienced the Ultimate Forces Challenge can imagine the sensation and at the same time the stress of not knowing what to expect. It takes more than just being an athlete how to deal with these kind of forces of nature.

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12 TIPS FOR WINTER BIKE COMMUTIN https://ultimateforceschallenge.com/12-tips-for-winter-bike-commutin/ https://ultimateforceschallenge.com/12-tips-for-winter-bike-commutin/#respond Fri, 11 Aug 2017 07:12:10 +0000 http://ultimateforceschallenge.com/?p=7015 We’ve been working to find ways to make cold commutes as pleasant as possible.  Don’t run back to the carpool lane before you’ve tried out these 12 tips for biking in the winter.

1. Check the Weather Before You Leave.  Look for two things.

  1. A) The current temperature.  If the mercury is at or below freezing, you have to be extra careful about black ice on the roadways.
  2. B) The forecast for the trip back.  If it looks gnarly, pack accordingly.

2. The Road is Not Your Friend

Don’t trust it.  Always assume slick spots are ice until proven otherwise.  Sewer caps, drainages and bridges can stay frozen and slippery longer than the rest of the road.

3. Know How to Ride Ice

Ideally, you’ll avoid it, but if it’s too late you’ll want to know how to handle it.

  • Don’t brake hard.  Wheels lock up easily on ice and before you know it you’re on the pavement.
  • Ride straight.  Unless you have studs, save maneuvers for places with reliable traction.
  • Feet at the ready.  Honestly, foot checks rarely help on ice (because your foot slips just as much as your tire), but they can make a fall less horrible.  For this reason, it’s best to ride platform pedals in the winter.

4. Buy Fenders

These small upgrades save you from splatter on wet days.  In heavily salted areas, fenders will also minimized damage to your frame and components.  That said:

5. Wash Your Bike Regularly

This is the best way to keep maintenance costs low.  Show your bike the love it deserves.  On that note, in extremely wet and salty areas, it’s smart to leave your best bike in the garage and opt for a beater instead.

6. The Fatter the Better

Fat bikes are a great option for commuting in the snow.  If you want to keep it skinny, studded snow tires are as effective on bikes as they are on cars.

7. Use Panniers

If your commute is longer than a few blocks, panniers are essential for keeping your back and underarms sweat-free, which is vital in the cold.

8. Leave Early

Though you may be able save time by skipping that post-ride shower, winter commute times can be more unpredictable.

9.  Follow the Plows.

Even if it means taking a slightly longer route, riding on pavement instead of snow will make up the extra time.

10. Focus on the Extremities

Your core will heat up quickly, but without proper clothing, your fingers, toes and ears will turn your commute into an instant sufferfest.

11. Enjoy It!

At the worst times in the craziest weather, take a second to stop and appreciate how rad it is to be biking year round.

12.  Get the Gear.

A few clutch items can make all the difference (fenders, good gloves, a powerful light, etc.) and with Active Junky cash back they’ve never been more affordable.  Stay tuned for our testers’ top picks.

Need more inspiration to pedal through the pain? Here are Ten Reasons to Bike To Work in the Winter and some Gear Suggestions.

 

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