Mountain climbers, pilots, and other athletes and aircrew know all about the problems that working, training, or competing at high altitudes brings. Elevation sickness is a serious problem. Anytime you stress your body by reducing the amount of oxygen that it’s getting you risk serious health problems, so those who are not ready for such an event are at extreme risk.
Some of the health issues that you can face while at elevation are feeling lightheaded, getting dizzy and even feeling sick. These symptoms are almost impossible to avoid, but you can do something to minimize them. If you want to survive any time that you will spend at elevation, it’s very important to prepare your body for the stress that it’s going to undertake.
Elevation sickness is not something new, and people have had the need to cope with if for a long time. Besides actually acclimating the body to high-altitudes by living at or training in an area that is at elevation, you can use technology to assist you. Over the years there have been expensive super high-tech methods as well as much simpler and much more manageable methods.
If you have a lot of money and space to spare you cold of course build a elevation training chamber that simulates the oxygen levels and various altitudes. Most people don’t have access to that type of money or chamber, but some may get to use one if their job requires that type of physical ability. But the people who get to use this type of acclimation method are few and far between.
Most people who will use technology to assist them with preparing for high altitudes will do so by using an elevation mask, like the kind you can see at www.elevationmask.org. These masks are very reasonably priced an available to anyone. Like an expensive chamber that simulates the low oxygen conditions that you will get at high elevation, these masks limit your oxygen intake too.
If you are going to head to a high elevation area and it’s something that are not used to, make sure to prepare. Get your body acclimated to the low oxygen conditions. It doesn’t matter how you do it, just that you do it.
If you own one or more guns you should also have purchased a gun safe. If you haven’t yet done so, do you know what to look for when you are shopping for one? If not, keep reading.
There are several main things that you need to look for when buying a new gun safe. They are all important, but some may be more important than others. If you have checked any gun safe reviews then you will see most of these features mentioned. The priority of which features are the most important changes from person to person, so you have to decide for yourself for what matters most to you.
How many guns do you have? How many guns do you plan to store in your new safe? Do you plan on buying more guns in the foreseeable future? These are all questions that you need to consider when looking at the size of safe to buy. Make sure to look at both the interior and exterior sizes to see if the safe will fit where you want it in your home as well as have enough interior space to hold your firearms.
Type of Lock
Are you looking for something that you can get into quickly? If so, you may opt for a special quick access safe. If not, older style combination locks may be just fine. Some people prefer electronic locks while others do not. Again, this choice is all about persona l preference, but don’t forget to check if the safe you want is available with the type of lock you prefer.
It should go without saying, but don’t get too overzealous of options and features until you decide on a budget. How much is too much and what exactly are you willing to spend? Once you know what type of cash you are OK with shelling out you can narrow down you choices. You can get quality safes in all different price ranges, so stay within your means.
Manufacturers’ specs can only tell you so much about each safe. Find out what some other consumers have to say to help round out your knowledge. There are quite a few places to read detailed gun safe reviews that will tell end users’ opinions. Mixing these with the specs and your needs can be really helpful
At the end of the day, only you can choose what safe is going to fulfill all of your demands. Gathering the most and best information will help make the best choice that you can. If you take into account all of these suggestions you will end up with a purchase that you will be more than happy with.
One of the best ways we recommend people get in shape is with mixed martial arts (MMA) training. Not only is it very effective at helping you lose weight and get, but it also has the great benefit of providing self defense. Essential to any MMA training is a good quality heavy bag. However, there are so many different kinds of heavy bags available and finding the best one for your training needs can be a challenge. In this article we’ll cover what to look for when choosing a bag.
Weight: We always tell people to find a heavy bag that is about 1/2 their body weight. So if you weight 150 pound you should go with a bag that weighs about 70 pounds. If you weigh 200 pounds then a good 100 pound bag is probably most suitable. If you happen to weigh less, but have powerful strikes (punches and kicks) then you probably want a heavier bag even if it’s more than 1/2 your body weight Just use your judgment though and make sure to test out a few good bags to see how they feel.
Material: Heavy bags come in a few different materials including leather, vinyl and canvas. Leather is the most premium kind of material that can be used and high-quality training bags are usually made with it. Leather has a great feel when punching or kicking it and we generally prefer it to any other kind of bag. Vinyl is also good and we like bags made with it, but it doesn’t have quite the same feel as a good leather bag. Canvas bags are pretty bad. We don’t recommend them unless you simply don’t have the budget for a more expensive bag with leather or vinyl. We strongly suggest that you try out some bags to see how they feel. Some bags may seem like they are made with premium materials, but when you actually hit them they don’t feel that great.
Type of bag: There are two main kinds of heavy bags and they are the hanging kind and the free standing kind. Hanging punching bags are the traditional kind that hang from the ceiling. Free standing heavy bags come with a base and stay on the floor. Both kinds of punching bags have their benefits and disadvantages. Hanging heavy bags are great to use because they swing a little when you hit them. This makes it easy to work on your speed and time as the bag swings around a little. However, once you install a hanging heavy bag it’s really hard to move. So you need to make sure that you are committed to keeping your bag in the area for a while. Free standing heavy bags are much easier to set up. You can also roll them and put them away much more easily. This lets you train with the bag and then move it out of the way when it’s done. However, free standing bags don’t move the same way that hanging bags do (because their center of gravity is on the ground). So you don’t get the same opportunity to practice your speed and timing.
With so many bags on the market, finding a good one can be a challenge. Check out one of my favorite bags here http://www.heavybagguide.com/wavemaster-xxl-training-bag-review/. The bag is great for training and should help you get in shape faster. You can also learn great self defense techniques while using it.
Lets face it, getting in shape isn’t as easy as all the magazines and weight loss products make it seem. Unless you are blessed with incredible genes, getting in shape is hard. Really hard. People see to think that all it takes is going to the gym a few times a week and in a couple months they will be rocking a toned body. But the truth is exercise is only one part of the equation. Healthy eating is as big (if not bigger) a part to getting into shape. You can exercise all you want, but without a good diet you probably will never achieve the body you want.
The question most people struggle with though, is what exactly healthy eating. There are so many special diets and each one claims it’s the best for getting into shape. In reality, there isn’t one single diet that is great for everyone and it’s important to experiment with several to see what kind of results you get. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get in shape right away as it can take some time.
One diet that seems to be working well for a lot of people in fitness is the diet designed by Mike Dolce, who is a part of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). Being the right weight is super critical for UFC fighters who have to be under the weight restrictions 24 hours before they fight. Being at the right weight one day out actually takes long term planning and Mike Dolce’s diet is able to get fighters in top shape long before they have to fight. This makes cutting weight the week of the fight much easier.
The Mike Dolce diet is now available to anyone and lots of people are having very good results with it. We’ve tried it and think it’s a great way to lose weight and get in shape. Below is a great video that explains more about this interesting diet.