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Before we get started, let’s take some time to point out how amazing it is to be a part of a sport such as powerlifting. The community is overwhelmingly welcoming and supportive, oftentimes to the extreme. As lifters, it’s a breath of fresh air to have a community that understands, Powerlifter, bodybuilders, etc. Normally we feel as if we are outsiders, misunderstood and judged by ones who do not share the same desires. For many, finding powerlifting and becoming a part of such a great community is very rewarding.View Details
You’ve probably heard this term before, especially if you are an athlete or person who puts careful consideration into their diet and supplementation. But if you really only know it in context, or have not truly investigated what it is and why it’s important, this is your Cliffs Notes overview.View Details
Biohacking, also known as DIY biology, is a psuedo-science/ alternative medicine/ biotechnological social movement that includes a dizzying number of practices including infrared light baths, drinking “salt juice,” tracking your sleep and biorhythms, cryotherapy, stem cell injections, taking nootropics, gathering neurofeedback, float tanks, dopamine fasting, intermittent fasting, chip implanting, or even pumping a younger person's blood into your own veins with the hope it will fight aging, and more. People do these things for many reasons from health and healing, to being as smart and strong as possible, to being healthy, smart and strong as possible for as long as possible - think a human life spanning hundreds of years (Gerontologist Aubrey de Grey claims the first person to live to be 1,000 years old has already been born)! The general industry seems to be pointed toward leapfrogging the restrictions of our own human biology to increase longevity (lifespan) and power (both physical and cognitive).View Details
For every student there is arguably a unique learning style that best fits their ability to absorb and retain information. With the past year of online/at home learning “opportunities” combined with the mass social migration to the digital sphere, more and more learning is taking place online and in front of screens as opposed to in the traditional classroom. But although where education is taking place has changed greatly, education or the presentation of it, in its simplest form, has always and can still be broken down to two types: Synchronous and asynchronous learning.View Details
Sleep is an essential function of the human body, allowing it to recharge, remain healthy and stave off disease. It also has a massive impact on athletic performance. Regular, quality sleep is essential for optimal performance. Lack of sleep has myriad harmful effects including lowered sex drive, weakened immune system, cognitive issues, weight gain, increased risk of certain cancers, diabetes and even car accidents. So why then, if sleep is so fundamental to the optimal function of the human body, do so many of us struggle to sleep well? The reasons are innumerable but include, among others, stress, bad habits/lack of regular sleep routine, anxiety, depression, physical illness, pain, medications and neurological issues. The following addresses a number of these issues and provides actionable tips with realistic expectations on a manageable timeline to get you to sleep faster, longer and more soundly through the night.View Details
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