Saturday, May 5, 2018

Do 50 boles a day, and in a month not only your body will be transformed

May 05, 2018

A challenge for the muscles and willpower that will make you better.

Journalist Anna Quinlan responded to the Bieri
challenge in Instagram and did 50 repetitions of the exercise for 30 days. A month later, she shared her thoughts on this matter.

1. The most challenging thing is to start

Doing 50 burpees at a time is hard, and I'm not even going to lie about it. However, during the month, I probably spent more time on suffering because of the need to do exercises than on the activities themselves. Always something prevents too hot, too tired, busy, hungry, too good styling to sweat.

But as soon as I did the first ten repetitions, I realized that a little more, and it would be done. As soon as it became apparent, it became much easier to make the burpees. So do not wait, you need to do.

2. The momentum is important

I'm talking about a metaphorical impulse pushing the do-burpees every day. We could not start the call for three days. But as soon as they started, it became easy. The first 11 days I felt irresistible. But then went on a campaign and after a seven-hour trip missed the day. Over the next week, I did 50 bumps only once.

I broke off my 11-day inspirational marathon, and the consequences were terrible. But I found the strength to go back to the exercises and just added to the month six additional days of the challenge.

3. Börp, perhaps the most useful exercise

I ran two marathons, participated in a triathlon, I conduct sports classes twice a week. And before that, I did do-it-yourself as part of a high-intensity cardio workout. But when it became separate training, I felt every muscle. For the first week, my body ached. Even on the 30th day, it was hard for me, and I sweated mercilessly.

Therefore, if I find myself without access to the gym, I will definitely choose Björp to replace traditional training.

4. Burdy effectively pumped hands

I did push-ups during each burpee. And in combination with other elements of the exercise, it was challenging. During the first week, my hands were very tense. The pain continued in the second week. But at the same time, when on the twentieth day of the call I saw my photo, it seemed to me that the photographer put somebody else's strong hands on my body. So if you dream about this effect, start at least with push-ups.

5. A good exercise technique helps

I'm not saying that my bears are perfect. But after the 1 500th repetition, I learned two details that help to perform the exercise much better. First, to avoid blocking the elbows, when you return from standing to the bar, keep your hands slightly bent. So, as if you are already halfway to push-up.

Secondly, deliberately engage the press , when you jump out of the bar, so that the feet are at the palms of your hands. This not only protects the lower back, but makes the entire movement more powerful and controlled.

6. It takes much less time than it seems

"Fifty" sounds like a big number. When people heard that I was doing 50 boris a day, they said: "It's so much! I would never have been able to. " Several times I used a stopwatch, and it turned out that the training took not more than eight minutes. And I would rate the fastest in five and a half minutes.

I broke 50 bierpi for five approaches 10 times and rested as much as needed. But not longer than a minute. And as soon as I realized that even in the most difficult days, training does not take more than ten minutes, it became easier for me.

The thought that it would all end in eight minutes helped me not to look for excuses, but to start studying right now.

7. Partnership helps

In the burpees call, I was drawn into by a friend. Several more of our friends responded to him. Some of us published a video from the training session in Instagram. And when I was tempted to rest, I realized that I would feel uncomfortable knowing the opinion of the rest about it.

The result

Doing 50 burrs every day for a month was both more difficult and easier than it seemed to me initially. I was surprised how quick and effective was the training. And at the same time, I was stunned by how much I had learned from my doubts and fears. It was a great exercise at will. And that's what I like about these challenges: you never know what you'll get as a result.

Friday, May 4, 2018

A new version of the cult Koss headphones will delight you with a cool sound without wires

May 04, 2018

Porta Pro Wireless supports the codec aptX and runs on a single charge for as long as 12 hours.

The history of the legendary model of headphones Porta Pro began more than thirty years ago. They survived several reissues and became the most popular headphones, Koss. This time, the company deprived Porta Pro of wires to make them compatible with modern smartphones without an audio jack.

Porta Pro connect to a sound source using Bluetooth 4.1. And, thanks to the support of the codec aptX, provide high-quality sound, not yielding to the wired version. The headphones reproduce sound in the range of 15 to 25 000 Hz and have a sound pressure of 111 dB.

To control playback, use the remote with volume buttons, track switching and built-in microphone. The autonomy of the headphones is 12 hours, and in the kit, there is a convenient hard case for carrying.

How does science bring immortality to reality?

May 04, 2018

Ponce de Leon's quest for a fountain of eternal youth can be a legend, but the basic idea - the search for a cure for old age - is quite real. People tried to crack the code of eternal youth almost from the very beginning of mankind. We tried everything we could imagine, from magical objects and epic journeys to sacrifices and the use of blood (also invented monsters who live forever, drinking blood). There was only a matter of time when science would get involved in these searches, and, you know, she managed to make some real steps in this direction.

The scientific search for immortality

Aging, at the molecular level, does not make any sense. Our bodies continuously create new cells and restore our natural defenses, but we are all the same getting old. Entropy takes the best of us, and we accept it as inevitable, although science has made an enormous step forward, increasing our life expectancy. Over the last century, life expectancy has increased, and people in developed countries can live for about 80 years, which is much more than 47 years in 1900. This increase is mainly due to advances in curing childhood diseases, but it also led to the rise in chronic diseases in old age. Heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease are serious problems, and each of them is treated individually or not treated at all. It would be much easier to just swallow a pill and activate the body's resources.

Scientists are well aware of these problems and are continually experiencing various methods to restore the viability of the human body. Restoring homeostasis - or the ability of the body to independently stabilize its systems in response to stress like physical activity, hot or cold weather, high or low illumination - is the primary direction. The human body is first and foremost a complex biological machine, and old age is, in fact, a mechanical problem that must be dealt with.

And if the solution to this problem is to keep people healthy and free of illness for as long as possible, then science has an excellent chance of coping with it.
The biggest scoundrel who prevents us from living for a long time is the telomerase enzyme. Discovered by Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn (who received the Nobel Prize for her discovery), telomerase repeats DNA sequences at the end of a chain of chromosomes that cover each chain and determine the beginning of the next. She is responsible for telling our cells when to stop growing, and each time the string is wrapped, a small part of the cell's information about how to rebuild is lost. As a result, scientists are looking for ways to prevent loss or activate telomerase when it can not fight aging at the molecular level.
Nevertheless, science did not always know that the problem lies in telomerase, so other solutions were offered during the scientific history. Aviator Charles Lindberg tried to deceive death in search of a way to replace our bodies with machines, similar to those that doctors use in modern medicine for temporary lung replacement. Cloning, cyborgs, nanotechnical cell repair and 3D printed organs are a continuation of Linberg's line of thought, which is hard to call incorrect. In any case, all these methods rely primarily on the replacement of parts of the body, rather than stopping aging.
Science fiction writers often suggest downloading the human brain to the computer and thereby achieving immortality, and the science of the real world says that it is entirely possible. The so-called "whole brain emulation" will allow scientists to advance us to this form of immortality, and in the future to create neural devices that will allow us to work with the human body just like our brains, and hence create an "external brain." Science fiction also suggested to us the idea of cryogenic preservation of the human body by slowing the metabolism and saving resources - in other words, freezing. But this measure is more protective, rather than a crucial problem.

Ongoing research

Scientists at the University of California in San Francisco have successfully turned the effects of aging and old age diseases in mice by infusing the blood of young mice in the past. In particular, they found that the blood of a 3-month-old mouse reverses the age-related decline in memory, learning, and brain functions in an 18-year-old mouse (equivalent to a 70-year-old man). The scientists also found that when they injected only plasma in older mice, they increased endurance and motor function, becoming one level with their 3-month-old peers. Scientists have even been able to determine a chemical signal, a specific protein that acts as the primary regulator of the brain and whose activity rises with young blood. However, the fact is that there is no particular mechanism or medication that will solve all the problems with aging - and its something the scientists plan to find

Silicon Valley is the main center of scientific work on aging. Google has created Calico Labs to tackle the reversal of aging and the creation of drugs that will help our biology. Human Longevity is focused on building a database of 1 million sequences of human genomes by 2020 to improve the quality of the fight against aging. The Palo Alto Longevity Prize awards, each at $ 500,000, were awarded for "innovations in the recovery of the body's homeostatic ability" and "promoting the prolongation of a stable and healthy life." The declared goals of all such companies are to develop methods for combating aging and old age diseases individually, but in fact, they all bring us closer to immortality.

Why does the Silicon Valley participate in this? Aubrey de Gray, one of the pioneers of the industry, believes that successful medicine to combat aging has the potential to become "the largest industry ever to exist with great opportunities for generating profit."

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