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Athletics training in playing sports

Spinach makes you strong and contains a lot of iron – while the latter is more spread by cartoon heroes, the rumor is that the quite healthy vegetables contain a large amount of the valuable trace element, still. Once spread, it settles in the minds of people and leaves them only very slowly. In sports too, such myths – especially in Germany – often last longer than necessary in the mind.

Spinach does not contain much iron, but good sources are rather legumes or animal products (fish, red meat). The myth that spinach contains much iron comes from a measurement or comma error in science. To determine which and how many minerals contain vegetables, it is burned, the ash is examined and the result is then compared with the original amount. However, spinach is much lighter than spinach, neglecting this one has an erroneous shift of a few decimal places. The mistake came early – more than 30 years ago – but still, the myth of spinach is even more than just known.

 Deep knee bends would be harmful because, at a knee angle of 90 degrees, high forces act on the knee. Such a statement from a survey from the 90s, the uncertainty in the coach and athlete business brought. Considering high forces without pressure surfaces is more than irrelevant. Otherwise, beware of deadly jumbo jets that can bring incredible weight (= force) over our heads. How do we actually survive this? Right. The force is distributed over a large area, so crucial is the effective pressure (= force per area) and this just so can endure.

 Before I come to the phenomenon squat and to completeness not only years of experience as a coach of mine and my colleagues but also cite scientific sources, briefly to my motivation: I still find it scary, not just what uncertainty about the execution of a good squat in the coach or athletes circle, but often much worse, as the wrong opinion, a squat should only run up to a knee angle of 90 degrees, still holds, yes – just in Germany – is manifested. But why in Germany? That too has its special reasons.

 A deep squat is not harmful, but in all playing sports the most important and best basic exercise you can imagine. I and a lot of other good coaches would even go so far as to say that a deep squat is actually one of the best exercises for the knee and injury prevention in general. This is also supported by a large number of scientific studies, including from the 2013 journal “Sport Medicine” Klaus WIRTH 2013, former member of the Frankfurt working group led by Dietmar Schmidtbleicher, with the clear statement “deep squat presents an effective training exercise for protection against injuries, rashes and strengthening of the lower body. There is no longer any risk of contracting with passive tissues “.

 What does the training practice look like? Looking into the East to China or West to the US, the deep squat is a common exercise across all sports. In many sports such as badminton or volleyball, the deep squat in its pure form is even on the field in a pressure situation – under the thought that a strength training should prepare for the stresses of the sport, it quickly becomes clear that it also belongs in the training program. But all other sports also use the squat in the fastest version: the jump. Motorized squat for me is the starting point for technically good jumping and effective jump training. After all, the movements on take-off and landing correspond to those of the squat and only if it is controlled, You can also control this movement in bounce and landing with less time and more explosiveness. Martin Zawieja  confirmed time and again that weightlifters despite high weights and full range of motion in the squat have little knee problems, however, shows the training practice – eg from volleyball – the more half or quarter squats lead to knee problems, because the training weight is often close to or above the 200kg mark for a training stimulus. The stop and reverse movement in the quarter or half squat is then due to the high training weight then also rather describe as unphysiological.

 Why is there skepticism in Germany? In coach education and literature, there is actually enough education. Germany is a science country. This is in our nature and ultimately distinguishes us as a nation. But at the same time strength, but also brings weaknesses, So you can also use these stringing machines. Other nations are quicker to implement, while we await countless trials and beta studies, which are beneficial in many areas, and often use caution to move other nations into practice more quickly. Has advantages and disadvantages both. But once you have established a half-truth, first a lot of water flows down the Elbe and Rhine. In the fight for gold, silver and bronze this can be a disadvantage. From physiotherapy knows that with knee patients after meniscus surgery, for a long time a high flexion angle in the knee must be avoided, so do not perform deep squats. Often, such information also propagates, leaving out crucial details. Silent post principle. The athlete or coach hears from the Physio, XY has read once and you already have the salad – and this may last longer.

 In the recent beta study of WIRTH ET AL (2013), which compared more than 150 studies and found that the deep squat is neither harmful nor dangerous, but even preventively valuable, it also goes into detail on what the previous one was Mistake lay. Through calculations and measurements on carcasses (!) High retropatellar (behind the kneecap) forces at an angle of 90 degrees, but did not consider the so-called wrapping effect and changes in the size of the bearing surfaces into consideration, which ensure that the actual Stress is far smaller. Pure practical – it must be so – if you look from the 1. World out into the 2nd and 3rd world, we are probably the only ones who can not sit comfortably in comfort – until old age – in a deep squat.

 Another article to which I would like to refer in conclusion is from SCHMIDTBLEICHER ET AL 2009 which different squat types – squat back and front in the execution deep and squat to 110 degrees – compared. While the deep squat did not only bring the greatest increase in muscle cross section, it also improved the percentage of its speed. The most important point – often cited by advocates of half or quarter squats – is that of lacking carryover. Although a quarter-specific increase in maximum strength was significantly observed in the quarter squat (ie, an improvement in maximum force in the 110 degrees and higher range), these gains could not be reflected in either athletically relevant squat or countermovement jump.

How to Clean a Toilet

Even though we all use them every day, talking about how to clean a toilet is not necessarily something that comes up in casual conversation!

how to clean toilet

But judging by the number of times that phrase is searched for on the net each month, it is information that a lot of people are looking for.

But before you get started, make sure that the bathroom is adequately ventilated.

You are going to be using cleaning products that contain chemicals, and even if they are non-toxic, it is probably not a good idea to inhale them!

So, open a window.

If you wait until the bathroom is relatively dry, for example not straight after you have had a shower, you can run around the hard surfaces in the room (including the durable composting toilet cistern and the top of the seat) with a duster or a dry cloth to remove any loose dirt or dust on the surfaces.

Once you introduce liquids to the surfaces these previously dry dirt particles become harder to remove.

It is also a good idea to put on rubber gloves, for the same reason that you opened the window!

How to Clean a Toilet – Step by Step Instructions

Lift the lid on the toilet seat and flush the toilet to wet the sides of the bowl.

Each toilet cleaner manufacturer will provide instructions on how to use their particular product but basically what you need to do with all of them is to apply a generous amount of powder or liquid toilet cleaner you are using coating it along the sides and under the rim.

Now it needs to stand for a while to work it’s magic, so close the lid and turn your attention to the outer surfaces of the toilet.

Using a surface cleaner or disinfectant, wipe down all of the hard surfaces on the exterior of the toilet including both sides of the seat and the lid, the cistern or tank and the outside of the toilet bowl.

By now your toilet bowl should be ready for a good scrub.

Using a good quality toilet brush, scrub all around the interior of the bowl including the area just below the rim and down below the water line.

Flush the toilet to wash out the bowl.

If the bowl is still stained, re-apply the toilet cleaner to the inside of the bowl and re-scrub.

Don’t forget to allow any disinfectant you used on the external surfaces to dry before using you use the toilet.

How to Choose an Ice Cream Maker

Summertime equals cold treats like ice cream and popsicles, but if your trying to save money because of the depression, an ice cream maker might just be the ticket. But how do ice cream makers work?

how to choose ice cream maker


An ice cream maker also is known as ice cream machines and ice cream freezers all pretty much work the same way–an ice cream mixture is brought to the freezing point and at the same time, the mixture is stirred to keep ice from forming.


While there are many styles of ice cream machines, choosing one can be a little difficult. Here are some of the basic types of ice cream machines.


The first and oldest type of ice cream maker is also the most simple. By that, I’m talking about the hand-powered ice cream maker. With a hand-cranked ice cream makers, there is an outer “bucket” and an inner chamber. Rock salt and ice go into the outer bucket and your ice cream mix goes into the inner chamber. All the mixing is done by you, via a hand crank which operates the stirrers in the chamber.


While a high-quality ice cream maker requires the most work, usually around 20 or 30 minutes of hand mixing,  ice cream lovers claim that these ice cream makers make the best ice cream. But if all that sounds like too much work, an electric ice cream maker can replace the human-powered stirring with an electric motor. White Mountain Freezer Company is one of the better brands for both hand-cranked and electric powered ice cream makers.


The second type kind of ice cream machine is more modern and also takes a bit less work. And while quite similar in appearance to the electric models mentioned above they differ in the way they achieve their “chill.” Instead of using rock salt and ice, these ice cream makers use a double walled container that has refrigerant between the two walls. Before use, the container must be placed in the freezer for about a day or overnight, to lower the temperature of the coolant to below freezing. If you’re shopping for this kind of ice cream maker, look for brands like Cuisinart and Krups.


The last type, called an ice cream freezer, is bigger and more expensive than the two other types of ice cream machines, but if you make lots of homemade ice cream, it may be worth the expense. Again these work using the same idea as the hand-powered models but again these differs in how the ice cream mix is chilled. Basically, an ice cream freezer has a built-in fridge that does take care of chilling your ice cream mixture.


Some models come with a mixing bowl that cannot be removed which may make cleaning hard. So you might want to take that into consideration when buying.

An ice cream maker also is known as ice cream machines and ice cream freezers all pretty much work the same way–an ice cream mixture is brought to the freezing point and at the same time, the mixture is stirred to keep ice from forming.


While there are many styles of ice cream machines, choosing one can be a little difficult. Here are some of the basic types of ice cream machines.


The first and oldest type of ice cream maker is also the most simple. By that, I’m talking about the hand-powered ice cream maker. With a hand-cranked ice cream makers, there is an outer “bucket” and an inner chamber. Rock salt and ice go into the outer bucket and your ice cream mix goes into the inner chamber. All the mixing is done by you, via a hand crank which operates the stirrers in the chamber.


While a hand-powered ice cream maker requires the most work, usually around 20 or 30 minutes of hand mixing,  ice cream lovers claim that these ice cream makers make the best ice cream. But if all that sounds like too much work, an electric ice cream maker can replace the human-powered stirring with an electric motor. White Mountain Freezer Company is one of the better brands for both hand-cranked and electric powered ice cream makers.


The second type kind of ice cream machine is more modern and also takes a bit less work. And while quite similar in appearance to the electric models mentioned above they differ in the way they achieve their “chill.” Instead of using rock salt and ice, these ice cream makers use a double walled container that has refrigerant between the two walls. Before use, the container must be placed in the freezer for about a day or overnight, to lower the temperature of the coolant to below freezing. If you’re shopping for this kind of ice cream maker, look for brands like Cuisinart and Krups.


The last type, called an ice cream freezer, is bigger and more expensive than the two other types of ice cream machines, but if you make lots of homemade ice cream, it may be worth the expense. Again these work using the same idea as the hand-powered models but again these differs in how the ice cream mix is chilled. Basically, an ice cream freezer has a built-in fridge that does take care of chilling your ice cream mixture.


Some models come with a mixing bowl that can’t be removed which makes cleaning hard. So you might want to take that into consideration when buying.


Besides being affordable and fun, an ice cream maker lets you control the ingredients of the ice cream. And making homemade ice cream can bring the whole family together, at least it did in my house growing up. Still today, I have many wonderful memories of cutting up Snickers bars and watching my grandma makes homemade ice cream.


Besides being affordable and fun, an ice cream maker lets you control the ingredients of the ice cream. And making homemade ice cream can bring the whole family together, at least it did in my house growing up. Still today, I have many wonderful memories of cutting up Snickers bars and watching my grandma makes homemade ice cream.

Turkey Chipotle Chili Soup

This is a simple and delicious chili recipe. After the first time, I used this recipe I was “hooked” and haven’t used a different chili recipe since.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, corn oil or vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 pounds ground turkey breast
1 medium onion, chopped
1 rounded tablespoon chili powder, a palm full
1/2 cup hot chipotle salsa
Salt
1 cup beer(Mexican beer would be better)
2 cups chicken stock
1 28ounce can chop stewed tomatoes
1 can red kidney beans,
1 1/2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese,
and 2 tablespoons butter

Directions

Heat the deep skillet over medium to high heat. Add oil and turkey, crumble the meat as it cooks, 3 minutes. Add the onions and garlic, chili powder, and chipotle. Cook for another 5 minutes and go season it with salt. Add beer and cook another minute, stirring to loosen any bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the stock, tomatoes, and beans and bring to a bubble. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.

 

Chicken Stroganoff Soup

Here’s a recipe my family really loves!
When you add some Italian bread and fresh tossed salad it makes for a meal that everyone will enjoy.

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons butter
1 lb. chicken breast, cut in strips
2 cups mushrooms
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup sour cream
4 cups egg noodles

Directions:

Cook chicken in 1 Tablespoon of butter.
Then cook the mushrooms and onions in the remaining butter.
Stir in Campbell’s durable soup bowls and sour cream. Heat it until boiling.
Return chicken to the pan.
Serve over noodles

Spicy Caribbean Chicken Soup 

Here’s a great recipe if you like food a bit spicy.
It’s another delicious, wholesome recipe which I love.

Ingredients:

4 Green onions

1/4 Tsp. Ground allspice

1/3 c. Lemon juice

6 chicken breasts

1/4 c. Honey

2 Jalapenos

2 Tbs. Fresh thyme leaves OR

2 Tsp. Dried thyme leaves

2 Tbs. Veg oil

1/2 Tsp. Salt

1/4 Tsp. Nutmeg

Directions:

Place all of the ingredients (except for the chicken) in a blender and blend till smooth. Pour it over the chicken and let sit for 2-6 hours. Grill the chicken slowly and brush with marinade.

 

Undercounter Ice Maker – Convenient and Less Space

Undercounter Ice Maker – Convenient and Less Space

Undercounter ice maker machines have gained a lot of popularity in the recent past because of need of savings of space and convenience for customers such as institutions, restaurants and bars. These machines are available in various sizes and capacities and other features. You should review that various brands and models in the market and then choose the one that suits your needs.

Undercounter Ice Maker

If space is an issue of concern in your premises or residence, you should acquire under-counter ice maker. Most of the modern business settings have limited space. For example, in most of the bar configurations, cocktail stations and coolers take most of the space in the room.

The machine is recommended as auxiliary ice source in situations where the location of the main ice maker is such that transportation is not convenient. What should be kept in mind is that under-cpimter machine has small ice yield and should therefore not be used as the main ice source for high volume bar or restaurant. This notwithstanding, this ice maker will eliminate the need of moving the ice from one area or place to the other.

The installation of under counter ice maker is very easy. In general, all the ice makers need floor drain, portable supply of water, and electricity to function. However, some of the small-sized under counter ice making machines may work without floor drain. Before you purchase, you are advised to carefully read the manufacturer’s guidelines so that you can understand how to operate, clean or install your particular brand or model of undercounter ice machine.

Generally, all the under counter ice making machines are designed with cord and plug. Most of them are energy saving; the rate of energy consumption varies from one brand or model to the other. The large size commercial ice making machines need clearance from the maker’s right and left sides so as to effectively cycle the air.

The main difference of the undercounter version from the other types such as over the counter ice makers is that they have front air discharge system. This design features allows the required breathing for cycling the refrigeration to remain at the unit’s front. The elimination of the need of right and left side clearance implies that the undercounter ice maker can fit in to those places where there is limited space.

Just like the large-sized modular units, under counter ice machines are available in various ice cube shapes. There are great variations in this aspect depending on the manufacturer. Most bar averages work well with any shape of cube. The fountain drinks are generally more enjoyable when nugget ice is used. There are no clear set rules with regard to the ice shape that is required for particular application.

You should always keep in mind that ice is food. You should ensure that you maintaining high degrees of hygiene when handling it. You should also ensure that you regularly clean the best undercounter ice maker machine. To produce best tasting ice you should clean the ice maker before you use if for the first time. Also ensure that you change the filters after every six months.