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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The 5 Laws of Law Enforcement Training and Deputy Shoots Suspect While He Gets Hit in The Head With Metal Pipe

 

The 5 Laws of Law Enforcement Training

  • Author Ryan Patrick

Listen up, if you are a tactical officer, you must look the part as much as you act it.

Having a great shot with your pistol will only get you so far and there will be scenarios in which you'll need to learn to use your physical attributes. When that time comes, you better be primed and ready for battle, bottom line. With all else held equal, the more fit officer will be superior.



I've had the pleasure of working with the Lexington, KY Emergency Response Unit, a team that finished 3rd in the World S.W.A.T. Games (www.originalswat.com)! Talk about a bad a** group of guys who can raise the bar. They took every training session to the next level and there was never a dull moment. They were a team that knew how to work together and it showed. My success training them and further study has led me to develop 5 critical points that every officer should follow.

  1. Dynamic Flexibility Warm-up

Grumble, grumble. I hear the cries that big law enforcement men don't need any kind of flexibility. If you aren't familiar, dynamic flexibility has pretty much become the standard warm-up protocol in the fitness industry. Why? Dynamic flexibility is a series of active stretches, rather than the classic "sit and hold". You'll gain movement in 'stiff' joints and learn to stabilize the necessary joints. This is important for the law enforcement officer because it keeps their body in proper alignment. As much as some officers drive around to, it's essential that proper posture and alignment be restored after extended periods of inactivity.

At the drop a hat, danger can approach and the prepared officer will be prepared to react--without having to roll the shoulders and stretch the hammies. This warm-up also facilitates optimal movement patterns that help maximize the efficiency of the workout. Don't be a washed-up has-been who used to be great in the field, make sure you take care of the important aspects of your body especially as you age.

  1. Do not Bodybuild

Before I get into this, I understand many police officers are recreational bodybuilders who actually compete. That is fine, and having been on stage myself I fully endorse this. However, if we ask ourselves, "what will be most beneficial for the job's requirements?", we can quickly see how body part training can flat out suck.

I cannot stress the importance of being able to manage your bodyweight--chin ups, push ups, various single leg squats are just starters. When you are in the field the ability to handle yourself will dictate your performance in critical times--not your ability to lie on your back and press a weight. Will you be able to handle yourself or be some wimp who's only good with machines?

Most bodybuilding exercises are predominately done in the sagittal plane. In addition, there isn't going to be many opportunities to shoulder press a criminal, save the bodyslam. The elite police officer needs to be strong in all three planes of motion. There are a number of ways to go about this that do not involve BOSU Balls and bands. A great start would be the addition of single legwork to your lower body days--single leg squats, Bulgarian split squats, and various lunges. When you do upper body days, try doing a simple standing single-arm shoulder press; this forces the contralateral side to resist rotation, thus strengthening the transverse and frontal plane. Then try it with a kettlebell or small sandbag. The idea of being strong all over lends itself to the next bullet too.

  1. Odd Object Training

There is some aura of odd object training that just screams TESTOSTERONE. What's more satisfying to the Alpha Officer than keg tosses or sandbag carries? The beauty of the odd object training is first and foremost the instability of the tools used. They require unequal loading across the body in various proportions and in no predictable way. For instance, the sandbag is rarely ever in the same position or carried the exact same way, so the cumbersome nature of it helps strengthen in multiple planes.

For a police officer in the real world, odd object has another unparalleled benefit. Under load of a dummy, sandbag, or sled drag you will experience a huge oxygen deprivation (cardio effect) while still toting around extremely heavy weights (strength effect). This combination of strength and cardiovascular activity rolled into one has an accelerative effect on altering body composition. On top of that, you adapt to performing under local muscular fatigue; meaning when you are out of breath, under load, and muscles burning you will learn to push through. This is instrumental in enabling tired officers to move efficiently even when loaded up with their gear.

Remember, fatigue masks fitness, so learn not just to work, but perform while exhausted. I cannot stress the importance of utilizing odd objects such as kettlebells, dummies, sandbags, sleds, and sledgehammers among many others.

  1. Performance Under Fatigue

Fact: mental acuity and cognition can significantly break down with fatigue. It is imperative to retain the ability to perform critical and technical skills under fatigue. Have you ever ran a distance and attempted to have a steady aim? If you have, I'm sure you noticed the fatigue. There are a couple of ways to go about this and some are more practical than others.

You can attempt to actually shoot your gun after an obstacle course or some fatiguing task. This is probably only an option if you have an obstacle course built near a shooting range. In more recreational settings it could be beneficial to assume a shooting position, either knee or lying, and attempt to steady your breathing in a effort to control unwanted motion in your arms and torso immediately after finishing a set. Other options include highly challenging stability exercises (no, not the BOSU). The need for stability will naturally alter your breathing patterns and one can quickly learn how to gain control.

Let's say it's a blistering hot day and you just finished a 60 yd heavy sled drag. The first thing on your mind is going to be laying on the bed of the truck trying to gasp for breath, but you should have a partner ask you a few simple math problems to see how well you can concentrate under fatigue. I'm not saying to join the mathlete team, but little tests of aptitude such as this can create greater clarity in real world situations. In a nutshell, learn to be proficient at both mental and physical tasks when under extreme fatigue and you'll excel in the community or city you serve.

  1. Cooperative Training

One aspect of training I slightly allude to is having a partner for this or that. Cooperative training, either with a partner or team, should be the foundation of your training. It's a police force. A military unit. You're not James Bond or some secret assassin.

Tactical officers should train together because they will be working together in the field. The officers that work together will continually make more significant progress that those who don't. When one or more of the team is having an off day, there will be someone there to pick them up. This favor will be later reciprocated when another person sets the bar for the rest to emulate.

Beyond training together, actually be accountable to someone else. Some people have the motivation to stick to a specific plan and reach their goals, but others need the accountability factor and owning up to another person can provide that. If none of the others, follow this tip because some of the others will fall into place naturally, but nothing can take the place of great lifting partners.

Ryan Patrick is a personal trainer, student, and competitive bodybuilder. He won a Strongman Competition at the University of Kentucky in 2007. He'll begin a MS in Exercise Science at Colorado State in the Fall 2008. For questions, comments, or more information about his services visit his blog at [http://patrickperformance.blogspot.com](http://patrickperformance.blogspot.com)

Saturday, April 17, 2021

The Rock Almighty Devotional, Praise, and Worship with Gideon's Army

 

RADICAL GRACE From CDM



None of us can claim to be perfect; we all make our share of mistakes in life. We’re all familiar with the guilt and self-condemnation that come when we mess up, but how we handle our mistakes determines if we can recover and move forward. The world points the finger of blame and makes us feel guilty for what we did. At times like this, what we really need is mercy and forgiveness, which is what we find in Jesus Christ. (Continued below.....)





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Christ, who is full of grace and truth, is the exact opposite of what we see around us. When He came to earth, He showed what the “Word made flesh” looks like, and offered mercy and forgiveness to those who needed it most. During Jesus’ ministry, people were accustomed to living according to the law given by Moses; what Jesus offered was radically different. We need Him just as much now as the people did then.

When we sin, religion tells us we must work hard to earn forgiveness. By contrast, grace is unearned, unmerited favor from God. Receiving something like this is hard for most people to comprehend because it’s so simple. We receive grace by God’s kindness, not by our good works; otherwise, His grace wouldn’t be what it really is—free and undeserved.

When we make Jesus our Lord and Savior, we receive God’s forgiveness not only for our past mistakes, but also for the ones we haven’t even made yet. Knowing God has already forgiven us makes it easier for us to forgive ourselves. Having faith in this truth saves us from getting bogged down in self-effort when we miss the mark; what we receive is a gift from God and isn’t from our own doing. 

God sent us Jesus not to condemn us, but to save us; we’ll never be condemned when we believe in Him. When everyone else is struggling but too weak to do the right thing, we’re strengthened through the grace that God gives us through Christ Jesus.  Our sins are no match for God’s favor.

Prayer:

Lord, when others are trapped in self-effort and suffering from self-condemnation for their mistakes, we find freedom through Your mercy and forgiveness. This is like a breath of fresh air in a suffocating world. Thank You for your undeserved favor. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Scriptures:

John 1:14, 17

Romans 11:6, NLT

Ephesians 2:8, 9, AMPC

John 3:17, 18

2 Timothy 2:1

Romans 5:20

For more on how God’s favor brings us mercy and forgiveness, click on the link to find the three-message series, From Condemnation to Grace, in our eStore

Friday, April 16, 2021

Five Reasons to Pray in Tongues Pt. 2 and Don't be like Samson

 

Don't be like Samson

  • Author Steve Bremner

I'd like to focus on the anointing, and talk about doing things in ministry with or without God's presence. It's very easy to do things without His presence and be content and satisfied that it was a "success"-even though the Lord might not have been with it.

I noticed something in reading Judges recently about Samson's life. I don't know if this contradicts what others teach or believe, but for now, it doesn't seem to me that the anointing necessarily has a feeling to it. (Continued below......)


(....Continued.......) When Delilah saw that he [Samson] had told her all his heart, she sent and called the lords of the Philistines, saying, "Come up again, for he has told me all his heart." Then the lords of the Philistines came up to her and brought the money in their hands.

She made him sleep on her knees. And she called a man and had him shave off the seven locks of his head. Then she began to torment him, and his strength left him.And she said, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" And he awoke from his sleep and said, "I will go out as at other times and shake myself free." But he did not know that the LORD had left him. (Judges 16:18-20)

If you are reading through the chapters in Judges on Samson's life, it will strike you that he didn't know the Lord had left him. I'm not going to use this text to build or dismantle when the presence of the Lord is or isn't upon us in greater measure than normal, but I'd still like to make some points. I'll concede, this is in the Old Testament and that we each have the Holy Spirit as believers now under the new covenant. But some applications can still be drawn for practical purposes.

What is so significant about this passage?

One thing at the very least: if Samson couldn't tell it [the presence of the Lord, or 'the anointing' or whatever term you'd like] was missing, then he probably couldn't tell when it was present either.

Other verses in the book of Judges describe instances where the Spirit of the Lord came on Samson in some kind of force to get something accomplished that he couldn't have done in his own strength, such as described in 14:6, 14:19, 15:14. Obviously we know that the power in his strength did not lie in the fact no razor had touched his head, but in the obedience of doing what he was instructed to do by the Lord, which was to not cut his hair or shave his head, and drink no strong drink, etc...because he was consecrated to the Lord.

The reason this caught my attention, is because we all know about Samson's lust. We all know that despite sleeping with a prostitute, and despite the multiple marriages--or marriage attempts anyway--God still used him in a mighty way. My point in drawing your attention to Judges 16 is not to say that you can keep sinning (or lying to your wife!) and still be anointed. Every time his wife asked him the secret to his strength, he lied to her and the power of God was still on him to break free from the ropes each time. This passage probably messes with popular charismatic theology. Does it bother any of you that God still used Samson in power despite his obvious sinning? I submit to you for consideration that the anointing of God is more mechanical than it is relational. Give it a thought before rebuking me.

In fact, I didn't even want to write some ideas on this and take the predictable route when looking at Samson's life, so how about this: does it bother you that people can do things for the Lord, and it seems as though they still live in sin? I hope you're not reading this to say that I'm advocating that we can live in sin and still operate in the anointing. You don't need to live a holy life to be used by God--because you and I are expendable to the Lord's purposes--He can, does and will work despite us--not because He needs us. BUT you need to live holy to be a Christian--no ifs, ands or butts about that.

The Lord will deal with us on that level if we think we can get away with small or large sins without fully leaving them at the cross of Jesus. But my point is this: don't wait until you think you are perfect before finally stepping out and doing things for the Lord or you'll never do it--we are all a work in progress, some more than others. Until the we are taken home, we are still made out of flesh. Samson was a man consumed with lust and possibly had a bad temper if you will, and still did great exploits for the Lord. I've heard Curry Blake say that the reason God uses us, even though some of us may be in sin, is because we are expendable, and God cares more about the people He's ministering healing to than he does us. Paul understood this too, and feared being disqualified in the end after running the race (1 Cor 9:27). This also seems to contradict the whole "the Lord will sacrifice the work to save the worker" sacred cow. Jesus even dealt with this in the sermon on the mount which I will lightly touch in a moment.

Anyway, shifting gears a little bit:

I've noticed recently, that I've been coasting; that I've been relying on the arm of my flesh sometimes and confidence in what I know the Word says, instead of my confidence IN the Word Himself. In some ways I've been resting on my laurels, which is a dangerous place to find oneself, and in reaction to this I've been spending lots of time alone in my room upstairs (which probably has made Stephen and Francine wonder what I'm up to!) just getting into the Word of God and spending time alone with Him. I have officially decided I don't like being busy doing ministry at the expense of alone time with God. Anything a real minister does for the Lord flows out of intimacy with Him. I desire to have something to flow out of me from Him.

Last week I had a turn to lead the Bible study again. And I was asked to do it on a topic that is very dear to my heart and I could easily handle it in a Bible study setting without preparing notes for it. But I wanted to spend my whole afternoon seeking God's face and praying in tongues and just be locked in my room alone with no distraction. I didn't want to rest on the arm of my flesh. And I honestly couldn't sit down right away and turn on my laptop in preparation for the handout I provided. Alone time with God was more important. I had gotten too busy doing "missionary things" and making sure I had newsletter-worthy stories to write about--but my personal time alone with God had been slack for days--maybe a week. So I prioritized spending time alone with God, just reading the Bible where I'm at in my Old Testament readings.

Anyone who was present at that Bible study knows a lot of the people liked it and God was totally present--but it was Him being there despite me. I got alone with him and THEN prepared for it for Him-not for the other people who would be present expecting a great teaching from me. In fact, I probably whipped together the handout and my notes in a mere 20 minutes before it was time to lead the study! But I would rather that it was that way than making my own plans for the evening, devoid of God's will and plans and not seeking Him and seeing what He wants done, and sat around all afternoon preparing a Bible study but without intimate time with him. Anyone out there who wants to pretend preparing a Bible study is worship or devotion time--don't kid yourself. There's a sermon in that--how much ministry is going on in the Church that men just decided to do, and God was never asked what He thought?

I don't want to be like Samson, and be able to do great exploits for the Lord, when my lifestyle and heart are not right with Him.

I'm reminded of the life of Moses also, and how he split the rock open the second time and the water gushed out, but the Lord was still not pleased with him for it. It is interesting, that the Lord did NOT command Moses that second time, unlike in Exodus 17:5-6 but water still came forth from the rock. Much can be said about the authority of the believer, and the ability to misuse that authority--but the Lord swore to Moses that he would not enter the Promised Land. I know it will sound blasphemous to some, but this incident with Moses and even to some degree Samson demonstrate that the anointing, or just plain power, is more mechanical than it is relational. Moses struck the rock, and still water came out. Did God do it even though Moses was in rebellion? Or did God give Moses (a man) power and he abused it and still produced results?

I know that will mess with a lot of peoples theology.

It is significant that these individuals that Jesus tells he didn't know, were actually doing the miraculous deeds in His name--prophesying, casting out demons and healing the sick all in His name!--and still cast out of His presence in the end! Sobering stuff if you want to believe you can remain in your sin and operate in the anointing. You can technically--for now. But what will the Lord say to you on that day? "Well done my faithful servant" or "flee from me I don't know you"? I'm preaching to myself, not just anyone that reads this. Let's not be like Samson who didn't know when the Lord left him, or Moses who wound up not even entering the promised land, or furthermore let us not be like any to whom Jesus will say "yes, you did do these things for me, but I don't know you."

I hope readers will give this stuff some serious thought and make necessary heart changes in your life before the Lord.

Steve has been a missionary to Europe for over 2 years, and currently lives in Canada while preparing to move to Peru in early 2009. 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Madeline Monroy - College Tennis Recruiting Video Fall 2022 and Building Champion Players

Madeline Monroy is 16 years old from Litchfield Park, Arizona and is seeking an opportunity to play college tennis starting in Fall 2022.
contact email: maddiemonroy@gmail.com



Oscar Wegner and Coachtube

Building Champion Players

Building Champion Players

Description

Why do some beginners move on and reach highly skilled levels of competitive play while others never seem to move out of rudimentary levels of skills, even as they seem to possess equal or even more athleticism and desire? The answer is in the foundation that beginners are introduced to and the patterns of development the student is offered. David W. Smith’s COACHING CHAMPIONS shares his tremendously successful teaching methodology that he has proven successful in a wide range of teaching and coaching applications. From the junior player development pro to the high school coach, from the recreation instructor to tennis pros in academies and clubs, COACHING CHAMPIONS offers a wide range of skill-progressions, drills, expectations, and real-life development programs. The very programs that Smith used to train over 100 state, national and world-ranked players of all ages. Follow these methods and discover a new world of success and successful students. Lean more...........

The Coach

DavidSmith

David Smith

Tennis Coach & Author


David W. Smith is the Director of Tennis for the St. George Tennis Academy in St. George Utah. David has taught over 3000 players including over 100 state, national and world ranked players during his 30-plus years of teaching tennis.

Dave is Senior Editor of tennisone.com. He has also been a featured writer in USPTA’s magazine ADDvantage in addition to having penned over 50 articles in various publications.

Dave has written 2 landmark books on tennis instruction, Tennis Mastery and Coaching Mastery. He has also co-authored several action-adventure novels.

As a high school coach Dave’s personal team win-loss statistic of over 1,000 wins against less than 25 losses is one of the most successful U.S. coaching records.

Dave has been recognized as a Master Professional by Dunlop Racquet Sports as well as one of only 40 Premier Tennis Professionals by Prince Sports, Inc. and Wilson Racquet Sports.

Dave is owner of Top Notch Tennis (TNT) Academy in St. George, Utah, and has recently ventured into the world of fiction publishing with synergy-books.com. He is married with 2 children and is a musician and an expert close-up and slight-of-hand magician. Learn more.........

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season: Tips and Tricks for Nurses and Banned from YouTube: Dr. Simone Gold shares the truth about the COVID-19 vaccines

 

  • Author Katy Konkel

As a nurse, your risk of catching a viral illness from an infected patient during cold and flu season is high.

Additionally, your line of work requires that you be out in the community where you could possibly be exposed to COVID-19 (which shares many similar symptoms with the cold and flu viruses). Thankfully, there are several simple lifestyle changes that you can implement to enhance your immune system’s response. Keep reading to find out how you can protect and improve your health this cold and flu season. (Continued below.....)


(...Continued.....)10 Ways Nurses Can Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Eat a Balanced Diet

Did you know that nearly 70% of your body’s immune system resides in your gastrointestinal system? This means your gut plays a critical role in keeping you healthy during cold and flu season. You can improve your gastrointestinal system’s overall health by consuming a balanced diet, one that is low in fat and sugar and high in protein and fiber. Furthermore, there are several foods that you can eat to give your immune system an added boost. Red peppers, for instance, contain three times as much vitamin C as a Florida orange and shellfish (i.e. oysters, crabs, lobsters and mussels) are packed with zinc.

Reduce Stress

When your body is under stress, your adrenal glands produce and release cortisol into your bloodstream. While cortisol plays an important role in activating your body’s fight or flight response (critical for high stress situations), it also suppresses the effectiveness of B-cells and T-cells (critical for destroying viruses and pathogens). Furthermore, high levels of stress can wreak havoc on your digestive system, causing ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome and other unwanted changes. That is why it is extremely important that you find ways to lower your stress levels during cold and flu season. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach for stress reduction, breathing exercises, practicing mindfulness and positive self-talk are all great ways to help reduce tension in the moment.

Exercise Regularly

In addition to lowering your stress levels, regular acute exercise (exercise that is moderate to vigorous and lasts less than an hour) has been proven to improve your immune system’s response. Typically, your body’s immune cells collect in the organs that are responsible for killing viruses and pathogens (i.e. your lymphatic system). However, when you exercise, your blood and lymph flow is increased, resulting in a higher number of immune cells circulating in your body at a higher rate. The best part is that you will not need an expensive gym membership or fancy exercise equipment to achieve this immune boosting benefit. Walking, running and cycling are all types of acute exercise that will produce the desired result.

Get Enough Sleep

When you’re working 12-hour shifts and attending to the needs of your family and home, it can be difficult to pencil in an eight-hour appointment with the Sandman. While getting an adequate amount of rest is important all year long, it is especially important during cold and flu season. When you’re sleeping, your body releases cytokines that stimulate the immune system to fight foreign pathogens. Production of these protective cytokines is decreased when you cut your sleep short. Additionally, restful sleep bolsters the production of T-cells, responsible for destroying cells infected by viruses and pathogens. Help your body help you. Go to sleep.

Take Your Vitamins

While we generally think of vitamin C as the “go-to vitamin” of cold and flu season, there are several other vitamins that, when taken properly, improve your body’s immune function. For instance, vitamin D does so much more than support bone health. It has also been shown to enhance the function of immune cells, such as T-cells and macrophages. Additionally, vitamin B6 is responsible for producing white blood cells and T-cells and supporting the immune system’s biochemical reactions. And vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps the body fight off infection. These three vitamins are just the tip of the iceberg.

Before taking any vitamin supplements, we recommend consulting with your doctor on the appropriate dosages and frequency.

Get Outside

As the weather grows cooler, people tend to congregate indoors where it is nice and warm. However, staying out of the elements can be detrimental to your health during cold and flu season for two reasons. First, as people spend more of their time inside, the likelihood of getting a virus from someone else is increased, especially in buildings with poor ventilation systems. Second, scientists believe that when we are outside, we breath in phytoncides (airborne chemicals produced by plants) that increase our white blood cell count. Therefore, spending time in the great outdoors prevents possible exposures and improves our immune health. Also, it’s much easier to exercise outside and our bodies naturally produce vitamin D when exposed to sunlight.

Wash Your Hands

No article on staying healthy during cold and flu season would be complete without a reminder to wash your hands. While hand washing is a best practice that many nurses readily follow, simply lathering up with soap and water is not enough. Outlined below is the proper handwashing technique for healthcare professionals:

• Use lukewarm running water to wet your hands.

• Apply soap and rub your hands together to work up a lather.

• In addition to rubbing your palms together, be sure to wash the back of your hands, your wrists, between your fingers and under your nails.

• Proper handwashing should take no less than 20 seconds (or the amount of time it takes to sing the ABC’s or Happy Birthday twice).

• Rinse your hands starting at your wrist. Let the water run off your fingertips. Be sure to rinse away all the lather.

• Dry your hands well with a clean paper towel. Use the paper towel to turn off the faucet and open the door.

Wash Your Scrubs

Throughout your day as a nurse, you encounter a variety of patients that are managing a variety of health conditions. While you undoubtedly understand and embrace the importance of good hand hygiene as part of these interactions, have you ever considered the importance of good scrub hygiene? Common bacterium and viruses can live on surfaces for hours, days, weeks or even months. That is why it is important to properly disinfect your scrubs during cold and flu season.

To properly disinfect your scrubs, first wash them inside out with cold water and detergent on a normal setting. Once you are sure that your scrubs are free from any stains, they need to be washed again with hot water and a color safe bleach. After they have been washed, scrubs should be put in the dryer on the highest heat setting for 30 minutes to ensure that any remaining contaminants are killed.

Get a Flu Vaccine

The flu shot is your first line of defense when it comes to warding off the constantly evolving flu virus. While not an absolute guarantee that you will not contract a strain of the flu, individuals that are vaccinated experience significantly shorter periods of illness when compared with those who do not receive the vaccine. After the vaccine has been administered, it can take up to two weeks for your body to build immunity. Most health experts recommend getting the flu shot by the last week of October to ensure that your body has acquired immunity before the peak of flu season (typically December through February).

Stay Home

If you find yourself sick this cold and flu season, staying home is your best option for regaining optimal health quickly. While you are home convalescing, make sure that you are getting plenty of rest and drinking lots of fluids. While making the decision to stay home is never an easy one, it is important to remember that you will do more harm than good by going into work sick. Additionally, you’ll be able to return to work more quickly and you’ll be more productive at work if you take the time to heal first.

The content of this blog post is intended as general information only. For more detailed personal advice, contact a qualified medical practitioner that is familiar with your medical history.

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

The StrengthCast PowerShow 5 Simple Weight Loss Rules and Do you really want to lose weight now?

 

Do you really want to lose weight now?

  • Author Anselm Anyoha
It seems that everybody wants to lose weight unless they are as lean as a chalkboard.
Hopefully, my weight loss story will inspire you to achieve your own weight loss goal.



For readers who do not know, I am a physician—a pediatrician, precisely. I’ll just point out the obvious: even physicians can get themselves into medical troubles. So, on a visit to my own doctor 10 years ago, I was diagnosed with hypertension because my blood pressure was elevated at 140/90. My doctor wanted to prescribe drugs for my condition, but I quietly disagreed. I had a plan of my own.

At that point, I weighed 183 pounds. For a man who stands at 5’ 8”, that gave me a BMI of 27 and put me in the overweight category. I went to work because truly, challenges are the mother of actions. I did some research and found with every 1 pound of weight loss, the upper number in a blood pressure reading could go down by 1 point. A ten-pound weight loss could lower an upper number by 10 points. “Let us do it,” I said to myself.

So, within 6 months, I lost thirty pounds. And as a result, my blood pressure was as normal as a teenage boy. My looks changed, too. My cheeks went from puffy to sculpted. My friends and family were both excited and worried. I assured them I was okay, and that I did it for my health.

I want my readers to know that I made easy lifestyle changes that did not demand much of my time. For example, instead of frying my eggs, I boiled them. Instead of eating out, I made my own food. Plus, I swapped beer and soda for water and more water. I used the holidays as another occasion to eat healthily and passed on junk food. I traded salt for herbs to season my food. And these little everyday changes made a big overall impact on my weight and my blood pressure.

We all have our different stories, our different life journeys, but I believe lessons can be learned from my experience. I was so happy about my accomplishment that I wrote a book about it, and I encourage you to pick it up. People spend thousands of dollars enrolling in gyms they will never attend and exercise equipment they will never use. But $10 ($3.99 on Amazon)  spent on my book could be one of the wisest investments you’ve ever made. Why this book you may ask? Because it is easy to read, full of good advice, and written by someone who actually lost thirty pounds.

Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor if you suffer from high blood pressure. High blood pressure has many reasons, and losing weight may not cure your own hypertension.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Tactical PE The LAPD Have A Tough Job and How To Choose a Safe and Secure Neighborhood?

 How To Choose a Safe and Secure Neighborhood?

  • Author Michael Harris
For many people, finding a new place to move is an exciting thing. It brings happiness to think about a new house, new interior, new furniture, new room, and all, right? But practically, it is not as easy as it seems to be.

Finding the right home for you and your family is a responsibility. You need to consider many things in mind. For instance, security of your new home and family, safety of your neighborhood and surroundings etc., are the major concerns. A safe neighborhood ensures protection of your generations as you plant your roots there. Your kids would grow up there and your family would be a part of that community. Therefore, be careful while you select a neighborhood. (Continued below.....)
In this learn-by-doing course, I'm going to help you prepare your mind and muscle for the unexpected.

Use these teachings to reduce injury and re-build your body.

I've also included lifetime access to my "Vault" of exercise video demonstrations, Interrogation Interviews, and much more. Go to http://bit.ly/TacticalWorkout and enter your email address to start for free!

(Continued.....)Here are some tools that can help you choose a safe and secure neighborhood:

Check Crime Data of Your City

City data is a website that helps you to gain complete information about your area, neighborhood and adjacent places. You can analyze crime situation of your neighborhood using the internet. Review your city or any other city’s crime data carefully before making a leap.

Check Overall Picture of the City

There are many sources to find out the overall picture of your city. This includes every important aspect for instance, education, livability, and cost of living etc. Assess the overall rating of your neighborhood pragmatically using different websites like Area Vibes. Besides, talk about it with locals around you as well.

Use Your Smartphone

Life has become easier with smartphone technology. Now you don’t have to turn on the laptop for your research. Your smartphone apps can offer you data that you are looking for. There are many apps that offer local statistics about crime and your city situation. For instance, ‘Crime and Place’ app is famous for providing GPS tracking, safety notifications and heat map etc. Check it out for sure!

Go for Home Security Systems

Once you are done with your research and have planned to move to your new home. Find out a wireless home security system and order the most suitable package plan for yourself. Arm your alarm system before you move in, so that you can minimize your risks. Authorities suggest that you are three times safer at home if you have an active alarm system working.

Lit Up Your New Home

After shifting to your new neighborhood, take a walk around the place and make note of the things that should be improved. One of these things can be your outdoor lighting conditions. Make sure your new home is well lit with smart bulbs, so that criminals around your area could be deterred. In a study conducted by students of forensic psychology, criminals and bad guys repel from brighter places. Brightness increases their fear of being caught. So, take advantage of this fear and improve your outdoor lights so that criminals could stay away.

Think about Outdoor Cameras

Even if you live in a highly secure place, risks of violent crimes could never be eradicated completely. Police therefore recommends new homeowners, particularly to use home surveillance systems to rid from such crimes.

I love acknowledging about home security alarm systems, home entry products, surveillance cameras and security products for the sake of better good to as many people as I can. Blogs and articles that I have written serve the #1 goal: Help to protect by literally spreading the word.



Tuesday, April 6, 2021

CoachTube Presents: New Age Hitting by CDC The (Colorado Dugout Club) and Rays at Red Sox | MLB Game of the Week Live

 New Age Hitting

Description

Need new tips and tricks to train your athlete's hitting abilities? Then you've come to the right place! In this course, Coach Jerry Weinstein reveals different philosophies and drills to improve your players' batting capabilities. He goes over things like:

  • Stats and Data
  • Drills
  • Visual Keys

On top of that, he even has an Extra section dedicated to setting up hitting machines and stuff he does in practice! Book this course.....

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Master Softball

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The Coach

Jerry Weinstein | Colorado Rockies

Jerry Weinstein begins his seventh season with the Rockies, first as the Rockies Offensive Coordinator prior to his current role. Weinstein was the Rockies Major League Catching Coach in 2013 and the manager of the Rockies Class A affiliate, Modesto. Weinstein has led the Nuts to a winning record in each of his five seasons. Prior to joining the Rockies, Weinstein, who has over 40 years of coaching experience, was the pitching coach for the Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo) baseball team from 2001-05. Prior to his coaching stint with the Mustangs, Weinstein was the Los Angeles Dodgers Director of Player Development in 2000 and 2001 and also served as the Dodgers' catching coordinator in 1999. He was a head coach at Sacramento City College for 23 seasons, posting a record of 831-208-12 while guiding the Panthers to 16 conference championships, two co-conference titles, a state title in 1988, and a national crown in 1998. He is a member of the California Community College Baseball Hall of Fame and the Sacramento City College Sports Hall of Fame. He was named the National Community College Baseball Coach of the Year in 1988. In addition to his success in Sacramento, Weinstein has also served as a coach for the United States Olympic teams in 1992 and 1996. He was also an assistant coach for the 1987 U.S. Pan American Games team and led the 2005 U.S. club to a gold medal at the Maccabiah Games. His previous college coaching stints included one season (1984) as an assistant coach at Miami (Fla.) and two seasons (1966, 1968) as the freshman coach at UCLA. He also managed several minor league teams for Milwaukee, Montreal, and Chicago (NL). Book this course......

Monday, April 5, 2021

The Rock Almighty Devotional, Praise, and Worship with Precious Death and THE THANKFUL CHRISTIAN

 THE THANKFUL CHRISTIAN from CDM


Growing up, most of us have heard the phrase, “Count your blessings.” We may not have paid much attention to it, but this is actually great advice for a successful life.


Most people take for granted all the good things that happen in their lives; however, nothing just shows up by accident. God has a master plan for each of us, and it’s overwhelmingly good. (Continued below......)






(....Continued.......)Pausing for a moment to make a list of all the good things we have goes a long way in shaping a good attitude. It’s hard to be sour when we think about the things God has done for us, even when we didn’t deserve them. Every good and perfect gift is from above and comes from the Father of lights, with whom there is no shadow of turning. God always gives us good things, never anything bad; the more we meditate on this, the more grateful we become.

Even when trouble hits, God’s will is for us to give thanks in everything. A positive attitude gives us great power. We’ve been given the freedom to make our own choices; choosing to give thanks to God puts us in authority over any bad situation that arises.

God directs His undeserved, unearned favor toward us because He loves us dearly, no matter what we do. When life feels like a struggle and we feel discouraged, accepting this gift lifts our spirits and gives us a reason to be thankful. We’re spiritual beings living in physical bodies; letting the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with our spirits puts everything in a whole new light.

In this spiritually noisy and distracting world, it’s easy to forget what’s really important. Our souls are where we make our decisions; telling our souls to bless the Lord and not to forget any of His benefits keeps us in remembrance of what He has already done, and what He continues to do for us. This keeps us thankful.

Prayer:

Lord, You continually give us countless blessings because You love us. Meditating on what You teach us concerning thankfulness reminds us of the power we have by choosing grateful attitudes. Thank You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Scriptures:

Jeremiah 29:11, NLT

James 1:17

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Philippians 4:23, NIV

Philemon 1:25

Psalm 103:2

For more on the power of giving thanks, click on the link to find the DVD, Thankfulness: The Fuel to Faith, in our eStore.