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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Truth About Antidepressants


In September 2005, following confirma... In September 2005, following confirmation that Red Lake Indian Reservation school shooter, Jeff Weise, was under the influence of the antidepressant Prozac, the National Foundation of Women Legislators, together with American Indian tribal leaders, called for a Congressional investigation into the correlation between psychiatric drug use and school massacres. Congress has yet to investigate the role of psychiatric drugs relating to school shootings despite international drug regulators warning these drugs can cause mania, psychosis, hallucinations, suicide and homicidal ideation. At least eight of the recent school shooters were under the influence of such drugs, and according to media reports, investigators working on the Virginia Tech school shootings, Cho Seung-Hui may also have been taking drugs for "depression." Filmmaker Michael Moore has also called for a federal investigation into school shooters and psychiatric drugs.



Saturday, June 02, 2007

Get in Shape for Wrestling
By Zach Bashore


Wrestling has always been a sport known for its toughness and need
for discipline to achieve such physical skills and movements. The
main emphasis in wrestling is the ability to create short,
explosive bursts of energy during the match to be able to execute
offensive attacks and defensive counter-strikes. There are many
different styles of wrestling which not only require these short,
explosive bursts of energy, but also require a high level of
anaerobic endurance and flexibility.

Training for wrestling is extremely intensive and grueling. It
forces you to work in an anaerobic environment where you are almost
begging for air. Muscles grow when under stress, and the goal in
wrestling is to make them grow as quickly as possible. This is
the main reason why wrestlers are the most overtrained athletes in
the world. There training split emphasises each muscle group
during every workout session. Many university wrestling teams use
a "full-body workout" such at this:

* Manual Neck
* Shoulder Shrug
* Shoulder Press
* Chin ups
* Bench Press
* Rope Climb
* Straight Bar Curls
* Dips
* Leg Press
* Calf Raise

Wrestling is a combination of two different types of athletes:
Power distance and endurance. A wrestler must get optimal
energy from each of the three different energy systems. That
means as a wrestler, you should plan your nutritional intake
to support all three systems of energy. You also need to adjust
your caloric intake in the off-season to suit your fitness
goals. That means if you want to become quicker, simply cut
your calories. If your looking to get stronger, then you
should increase your calories.

As a wrestler, your body is craving more nutrients than that
of the average person. That means it is vital that you
supplement your already strong training and nutrition program.
A good multivitamin that contains an adequate amount of Vitamins
A, B, C, and Zinc should be at the top of your supplement list.
However, the following supplements are also useful in helping
you become a better wrestler:

* Ginkgo Biloba
* Citrulline Malate
* Calcium
* Whey Protein
* Glucosamine Sulfate
* Creatine
* Glutamine

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Friday, June 01, 2007

Ab Exercises And other tips to get ripped abs

The six-pack, maybe the most coveted physical attribute anyone can
have are difficult to come by, and ab exercises while good, are not
the only thing to concentrate on when trying to get ripped abs.

Because fat tends to build up around the waist, even with ab
exercises definition is tough to come by. You only push the fat
on top of your ab muscles out farther when increasing the size of
your ab muscles with ab exercises. Everyone has ab muscles, the
real way is getting your body fat percentage below 10% and
lowering the amount of water your body carries to bring that
six-pack out.

The best way to get ripped abs is through both diet and exercise
(obviously).

The best exercise is aerobic exercise, like running, biking, and
the stairmaster. Getting up to your target heart rate for 30
minutes a day, and doing it at least 4 days a week, you will burn
fat and up your metabolic rate even at rest.

After you have lowered your body fat its time to build the ab
muscles with ab exercises. Start by training them 3 days a week.

Upper ab exercises - Elevated leg crunches, ab machine crunches,
cable crunches, swiss ball crunches

Lower ab exercises - Hanging leg lifts, sitting leg raises, swiss
ball leg raises

Elevated Leg Crunches - With your back on the ground and your feet
elevated sitting on a bench or a chair lift your head and shoulders
off the ground about 6 to 10 inches using your ab muscles to lift.
After you have raised your shoulders slowly return to the starting
position keeping pressure on your abs at all times as you repeat
this up and down motion.

Ab Machine Crunches - Sitting in the crunch machine push your head
and shoulders down as far as they can go. When you have pushed your
head and shoulders down as far as they can go hold it there for
a couple seconds, and then return to the starting position keeping
pressure on your ab muscles the whole time, and repeat.

Cable Crunches - On your knees grab the cable and pull down using
your ab muscles. When you have pulled as far as you can go stay for
a two second count, return to the starting position and repeat
keeping pressure on your abs at all times.

Swiss Ball Crunches - With your back on the ball and your feet on
theground, position yourself so your upper butt is supporting your
weight on the ball. Move your shoulders up and down keeping
constant pressure on your ab muscles.

Hanging Leg Lifts - Your body vertical and your elbows supporting
your weight on the leg lift equipment, or if there is no leg lift
equipment hanging from a bar using your hands lift your knees to
your chest, return to the starting position keeping constant
pressure on your abs and repeat.

Sitting Leg Raises - Laying with your back and shoulders on the
ground lift your straight legs in the air about 20 inches. Stop
and lower your legs until they are about 2 inches off the ground
and repeat.

Swiss Ball Leg Raises - Laying with your back on the ball and
positioned by something you can hold on to lean back and grab with
both hands that object. With your weight on you lower back lift
your legs up and down keeping pressure on your abs at all times.

I advise avoid doing oblique exercises, because by working your
obliques you are taking away from that v-shaped look you are
looking for. So unless you have a naturally thin waist and very
low body fat, I would stay away from oblique exercises. Your
obliques will get enough work from your regular ab exercises
anyway.

Supplements such at Quick Trim can also help you in getting
your own set of ripped abs.

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