UREC Videos

UREC Videos



UREC Mountain Biking Tips: Riding Positions and Seat Adjustment

You don’t need mountains to go mountain biking. Just about any off-pavement riding will reward you with fresh air, great exercise and the exhilaration of scenic views downhill stretches. Perhaps the biggest key to successful mountain biking is your body position. In this video, we will be covering neutral position, ready position, and how to adjust your seat position during your ride.

UREC Mountain Biking Tips: Picking a Line, Falling, and Etiquette

In the third episode of UREC’s Mountain Biking Tips, Alex is demonstrating how beginners can avoid tricky-tough terrains by picking a line, how to safely fall off, and proper biking etiquette.

UREC Mountain Biking Tips: Braking and Shifting

In this Mountain Biking Tip video, Alex is explaining when and how to brake and shift. Braking seems simple: you squeeze the levers and the bike slows down. That is the gist of it, but learning how to brake efficiently will make you more comfortable on the bike. By learning how to brake and shift, you will be more efficient and comfortable on your bike.

UREC Earth Day Zoominar: Outdoor Stewardship

In celebration of Earth Day 2020, UREC’s Adventure Education held a “Zoominar” on the importance of keeping our Earth safe and healthy. This zoominar covers basics of recreating in the outdoors responsibly, Leave No Trace, responsible social media use, advocacy, and recreation during COVID-19.



UREC Water Safety Tips: Life Jackets

During the summer, many kids enjoy spending time in the pool. In our first episode of Water Safety Tips, Troy, the Assistant Director of Aquatics at UREC, discusses water safety with life jackets. He explains how to properly fit for life jackets, the benefits of having them, and what to look for when shopping.

UREC Water Safety Tips: Holds & Supports

In our third episode, Troy demonstrates three different holds to use to help make your child more comfortable in the water. The three holds are the hug hold, shoulder hold, and the cuddle hold.

UREC Water Safety Tips: Floats

Troy is back this week with floating tips to help with children’s body positioning in the water so they can work on gliding, kicking, and arm use. More importantly, it is a great skill to develop in the event a child falls in the water and can’t reach the wall or bottom of the pool.

UREC Water Safety Tips: Paddle Sports

On this episode of UREC’s Water Safety Tips, we take a peak into paddle sports, and how to be safe while having fun. Troy is joined with Caitlin, UREC’s Assistant Director of Adventure & Experiential Learning, to discuss the proper ways to enter and exit the boat, leans, and what to do when out on the water.

Water Safety Tips: Entries & Exits

During the summer, many kids enjoy spending time in the pool. In our second episode, proper pool entries on the stairs and ladder are demonstrated. Troy also shares ways to make entries into the pool fun, which is the most important thing of all.

Water Safety Tips: Face Submersion & Breath Controls

In our fourth episode, Troy reviews how to make blowing bubbles, bobbing, and object retrieval fun for your little ones. This lesson will continue to prepare your little tiger for feeling safe while in water.

Water Safety Tips: Direct and Indirect Supervision

This week’s tips will help parents understand when to use direct supervision and when to use indirect supervision. Every situation is different, and it is important for parents to always pay attention when their child is in the water.

Water Safety Tips: Launching and Landing Canoes and Kayaks

This week on UREC’s Water Safety Tips, Caitlin gives the differences between canoes and kayaks. She will also talk about how to launch canoes and kayaks from the ramp along with etiquette in public spaces.


Fitness & Wellness

Q & A With Emily Caire,Registered Dietitian LSU Student Health Center

Emily Caire of the LSU Health Center teams up with the LSU UREC Fitness team to answer questions about nutrition and healthy eating at home.

Stay at Home Trainer Tips: Making a Sandbag

During this COVID-19 crisis requiring gyms to be closed, it may be hard to find the right equipment to use at home. Today we have one of UREC’s personal trainers, Alex, show us how to make a “sandbag” at home.

Stay at Home Trainer Tips: Structuring a Day with Workouts

If you are having a hard time figuring out when to fit working out into your schedule, Joseph has a few tips for you!

Stay at Home Trainer Tips with Charlend

We’ve been giving you videos on staying active at home, but sometimes we need some extra trips on how to get the most of our workouts. Charlend has a few tips for pre and post workout!


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