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Another 'AXE'iting Way To #getYEGFit These days many people are looking for an alternative to going to the gym. Whether they are tired of the gym atmosphere, need a change in their fitness regimen or are simply looking for another activity to go alongside their regular workout, axe throwing is a great activity for a new challenge! With so many different games that can be played and the wide variety of throws one can master, or even creatively design, you will never be bored with this sport. Axe throwing has been around for a long, long time. In the early colonial period, tossing axes was an enjoyable and exciting past time people engaged in. Throughout history, axe throwers developed different rules to govern the activity, and came up with new challenges to better themselves and the activity. It has now become an increasingly popular sport that is participated in by men, women and children of all ages. To launch an axe and hit the target (preferably in the bulls eye), it takes skill in mastering the technique. While it really is not about the power one puts behind the throw, there is a certain amount of power that is needed to have enough force to whirl the axe to reach the target. The key is in getting the right amount of rotation and a straight throw with the proper amount of height to be accurate. This is where the mechanics of the throw come in.

PHOTOS BY JEFF KELLY

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YEGFITNESS - July/August 2016  

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