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Despite turning up to training twice a week and putting it in have terrible fitness in pre-seas fiendlie, why?

Playing friendlies i am struggling for breath like a steam train, my legs feel tired heavy, slow

I am turning up to training and doing the same sessions as everyone else, why am i struggling

Could other factors be playing a part?

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Training Arms

Building big arms is easy! Moderate training can yield massive results. Training arms can also be fun and beneficial for many things from sports to self esteem. In this short article I’ll discuss some topics about training.

First things first! Your arms like all muscle groups need rest to recover and grow. Frequent training will stimulate muscle growth best. Train biceps every second day, at first four exercises with three sets of ten reps each and then make changes when your gains begin to slow.

At this stage there is no need for supplements and truth is most supplements are just gimmicks. High protein intake will help your muscles recover and grow faster.

Triceps are also a big part of the arm (about two thirds) so you have to work triceps to make your arms look full and in proportion. Nothing looks as weird as an arm with even a small bicep and no tricep so make sure and train your triceps from the beginning.

Rest is important as it gives your muscle time to recover and grow. Key hormones are also released most during periods of rest. About 7-8 hours of sleep a night, cutting all junk food and keeping to your diet will yield maximum results.

If your looking to gain size and weight but not put on fat then a diet consisting of lean meat, steamed veg and high carbs. Recommended food items are, eggs (mainly egg white), steak, pasta, chicken, sweet potato, brown rice etc.

Your diet should be the first thing you sort out then comes working out. Working out can be daunting and especially for beginners going into a gym for the first time. Every one starts some where so don’t worry about bodybuilders looking at you weird truth is they don’t you only think it.

Before you start first find a book that shows exercises in detail to prevent injury. A good book will have pre made routines which you can use instantly.

Follow pre made routines in the book and you’ll notice changes fast! You will notice changes at the start but after a bit these will seem to slow so mix it up and try new routines and most of all don’t give up.

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NASTAR Center Completes Third Space Training Class for Researchers Interested in Designing and Flying Experiments in …

NASTAR Center Completes Third Space Training Class for Researchers Interested in Designing and Flying Experiments in …
The NASTAR® Center, the premier commercial space training and research center in the world, completed its third Suborbital Scientist Training Class this year.  The Suborbital Scientist Training Program provides researchers with hands-on space flight physiology training to prepare them to design and perform experiments on suborbital vehicles.

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Greyhound Training

The following article is about do’s and don’ts in the field of greyhound care and greyhound dog training tips. But a good thing to keep in mind is that not all those adopting will need this article; in fact, some do not have experience the usual issues at all! On the contrary, some are simply blown away by the breed’s simplicity, laidback temper, and quiet disposition.

But in order to reach such a near-ideal stage, potential grey owners need to know the facts. Rehomed Greys live most of their young, active years in a crate eighteen hours a day. So it’s no metaphor that this breed needs to be assisted to feel familiar and secure in the home.

But is there any way to know if a dog is feeling particularly stressed? Just some of the signals that a dog will send to say it is not relaxed is a dripping nose, diarrhea, sweaty paws, whining, panting and restlessness. But owners must not get bogged down by these details; keep working on gaining the dog’s trust, and in three to five days the dog’s stable personality will show, and it will trust you. The following ideas are the essentials in greyhound training.

1. Keep the lines of communication open with the Greyhound

If owners want to get better in taking care of their dog, they will need to understand how racers think and respond.

For example, a few trips to the dog’s rescue group will reveal that Greys tend to be skittish and wary of very new things in their environment, and to makes matters more complicated, rehomed greys are pressured to learn new things while living with their adopters. What owners can do is to present new experiences from positive and enriching angles.

When other dogs get frustrated, they turn noisy and restless; not so the Grey. It will turn rigid, watching. At this point when the dog refuses to absorb anything, an owner does well in backing off and giving the dog breathing space.

Another “Greyhound” thing to know is that they startle easily and will steam full-speed away from the perceived threat. Be careful about properly securing your grey with a good-fitting greyhound collar and a strong leash.

2. Keep in mind that Greyhounds are students forever.

This means all of the dog’s waking hours, and all of the events in the dog’s day, are moments that it absorbs things and learns. Try to take advantage of all these moments to teach the dog something.

But what’s to be done with the Grey that keeps on doing something that’s a no-no? An observer of this will need to figure out how this negative actions is being unwittingly “approved” and “condoned,” especially if by you! Naturally, if an owner wants the dog to do good, he/she will need to check out how to reward that instead.

3. Owners must put up a winning relationship.

Training is of course, far beyond obedience and manners. At its core and heart, training is establishing a good relationship and keeping the “lines of communication” open.

Note that Greys learn a lot from a human’s actions and moods. If there’s a way to wear out the dog in the bad sense, it would be through harshness and through making the dog think you’re unhappy with it. A grey in statue mode is unhappy and is fed up with how things are.

And a last greyhound training note regarding canine sensitivity: especially malicious and unsavory events may leave a deep scar, so keep control over situations that may scare the dog. There are a number of dog training collars that will help you with properly training your Greyhound.

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Training the Mind

The human mind posses the most intractable problems in many areas of study, perhaps nothing is more obvious than that each of us is a conscious being with a continuous steam of thoughts, emotions, desires and sensations. Because the mind holds key influence to almost everything, our mind is the commander if the human body. It is through our minds desire to react that we tend to react to a lot of things, that we run when we are in danger or in trouble and we fight whenever we need to defend.

Learning pervades our lives. Among students, learning is involved not only in the mastery of a new skills or academic subjects but also in the development of emotions, social interactions and even personality. It is through training of our minds that human beings achieve more. By training our mind we and set a specific targets towards our desired goal.

There are many ways to train the mind. Monks do this by chanting repetitive lines, members of the catholic train their minds by praying, and some perform physical exercises to calm and train the mind like yoga.

One method of training the mind is by doing a simpler meditation. This meditation practice has become a popular exercise and an important part of yoga and other religious practices of Buddhism and other Asian religions. There are varieties of meditation; some are simple while others are difficult to master. The simplest form involves assuming a relaxed sitting or lying position and breathing deeply, slowly and rhythmically. Attention is directed only at the breathing movements of the diaphragm and all other thoughts and feelings are gently blocked from consciousness. In some forms of meditation, the individual repeats a sound or word silently to himself or herself.

Generally, meditation procures a release of state, some experiencing achievement of desirable altered state if consciousness, meditation is a practice that trains the mind in order to bring mental process under greater voluntary control. It like wise cultivates specific mental activities such as consciousness and psychological well-being. At its best, mediation stabilizes attention, transforms emotion and emotions, cultivates awareness, and heightens sensitivity to unethical behaviors.

Experimental studies mind training has a direct effect on the personality, performance, and perception. It provides evidence for enhanced creativity, perceptual sensitivity, empathy, lucid dreaming, self-actualization, self-control and actualization in life. It elicits significant physiological effects. In addition, research suggests that through this training of the mind, it can provide some therapeutic effect on various psychological land psychosomatic disorders.

By training our mind a wide range of beneficial effect and therapeutic benefits can be acquired and procedure. The best time in training is in the morning after the rising and showering. The early evening or part where there is not much of disturbance is a nice place too. This is also about accepting ideals and ideas that would benefit us in many ways. By re-programming our thinking we can actually increase our chance of achieving a particular goal.

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Potty Training Part 3 (Bells And Cleaning Up Messes)

POTTY TRAINING PART 3 (Bells and cleaning up messes)

This post will discuss how to clean up accidents, when they do occur, and how we train our dogs to use bells to tell us they have to go outside! Make sure that you clean any accidents quickly and thoroughly; if not, the dog may go back to the scent and use the same spot again and again. One of the most common mistakes is to use a cleaner with ammonia in it. Think about it…what is one of the main ingredients in urine? That’s right, ammonia. No wonder “Fido” keeps going back to the same spot in the back bedroom!


I have found two basic types of cleaners that people use. Liquid enzyme based cleaners and dry powder cleaners. Many of us have used enzyme based liquid cleaners at home and have been happy, until the cleaner dries and the smell and stain returns. Well, I found a product that for my money, works best. It is called Urine Out Powder and is produced by Planet Urine. On a trip to Branson, Missouri, I spotted the company, and being a trainer I had to stop and see what they were all about. To my surprise, I left purchasing “The Basic” kit and headed home to try it out. I tried it out on some older stains in our living room and to my astonishment; it not only cleaned the stain but the carpet in general. Needless to say, I ended up cleaning the entire room with the product. WOW!!! I will be the first one to tell you that most pet urine cleaners claim to be the “end all, be all” but I have never found one that works 100% of the time. Urine Out powder is the closest I have found! How and why does it work? Check out the following from Planet Urine’s website:

Any liquid based cleaning solution (including steam cleaning) doesn’t work because you will never be able to “blot” or wash all of that wet liquid enzyme mess out! Doesn’t that make sense? You still have stains and odors because they are deep down in the fibers, pores and fabrics!  Here’s what the experts have discovered…Liquid enzyme cleaners only mask the odors for a short time. However, the odors and stains come back. Again, it’s because you will NEVER be able to “blot” or wash all of the liquid cleaner and soiled mess completely out.
The ONLY way to completely clean the areas is to use a DRY POWDER cleaning process – a process that “sponges” it up and ABSORBS it, thereby removing the source of the stains and odors… PERMANENTLY!
Planet Urine’s Urine Out Powder Works!! It’s microscopic “sponges” are filled with a special pet stain and odor remover solution. You simply work the powder deep down into your carpet. You let the worked-in powder stand 30 minutes or more while it “sponges up” pet stains and odors. Then, you simply vacuum the urine laden dry powder out of your carpet. It’s that simple!  PET STAINS AND ODORS ARE GONE! PERMANENTLY!!!

Another tool that can be used is a pet deterrent for problem areas. These products are to be used once the area is cleaned to make the area less inviting for those pets who like to “return to the scene of the crime” for repeat performances. Planet Urine also carries a product called No P with a fresh Cinnamon scent that works quite well. While I don’t recommend this as your main tool it does help a lot with scent marking and problem dogs when getting started

Finally, how would you like a tool that helped Fido tell you when he has to go outside? How about giving your dog his or her own door bell they can ring to go outside? Welcome to bell training for your dog! With the right training, within weeks, your dog will be going to the back door and telling you he has to go outside; thus eliminating those frustrating accidents by the door when you are busy watching the game on TV.


The training is as easy as reading a Psych 101 book! Seriously, have you ever heard of a guy named Pavlov? He was the father of Classical Conditioning and showed us that certain things happen together and are related to each other. So when using bells, all we have to do is make the sound of the bells equal going outside! It is really that simple. Use your cue/command twice, once to get the dog to the door, and the second time when you’re outside, to get the business done. The difference is that once the dog is at the door, take their paw and ring the bell while saying your cue/command. You are on your way to having a bell trained dog. The big key to the training is to make sure you are consistent. Every time your dog goes outside, the bell must be rung so that the relationship between the bell and going outside is clear.

What if the dog will not ring the bell themselves? Cheat!!!! Smear some peanut butter on the bottom bell and wait.  Trust me, within minutes you will have the bell ringing and the dog going outside. Keep in mind from earlier posts on potty training, use a leash when the dog rings the bell as you get this process started. This will differentiate between going outside to play and going outside to do the business! When hanging the bells, keep the size of the dog in mind. The bells should be hung at nose height so ringing them is easier.

If any of this sounds familiar or helpful you might have just found a solution. Muttz R Us carries Urine Out powder, Poochie Bells and many other items that just might help! Please visit us at and check out all of our products!



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Plumbing Training – What is it All About?

If you are thinking of becoming a plumber, plumbing training through vocational and technical schools is the way. There is always a need for good plumbers because supply is always short of demand. It is through training only that you can start your life-long career as a plumber. It is very difficult to find good plumbers and you can learn the tricks of the trade through training. Through plumbing training, your career as a plumber can have a flying start.

Plumbers will always be in demand, irrespective of the state of the economy. Plumbing is hard work and requires a lot of skill. Through plumbing courses you can learn about the newer technologies and promote standardization. You acquire knowledge through the training imparted by master plumbers who share their experiences.

Training Options

You can opt for plumbing training either through a vocational school or through a college. Many plumbing training programs, as well as apprenticeship programs, are administered by the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada.

Most plumbing training apprenticeship programs last four to five years. Your course work includes:

- Reading blue prints, sketching and drafting
- Mathematics
- Practical science – applied physics and chemistry
- Safety procedures
- Plumbing regulations
- Building codes

As part of your apprenticeship program, you work with professionals for hands-on practical experience. You learn how to use tools and about different types of pipes, to begin with. As your apprenticeship progresses, you learn ways to install pipes and pipe systems and the installation of various fixtures. Formal plumbing training is essential, though many learn the techniques on the job.

Career prospects of those training to be plumbers are excellent. There is a high demand for those opting to do only domestic work, or those trying to get into construction industry. Companies look to employ plumbers who have been formally trained. They look for trained plumbers for their remodeling jobs, which include replacement or repair of old plumbing systems. Trained plumbers are also needed in large facilities such as power plants, water treatment facilities and anywhere large water systems exist. Such facilities have miles upon miles of laid pipes.

As plumbing codes, as well as their enforcement, have become stricter, there is a high demand for people trained in the trade of plumbing. You could be directly employed by such facilities, or be part of contracting companies who are contracted to look after plumbing problems in such facilities. Contracting companies, too, look to hire trained plumbers.

As part of your training, you can train to be a pipe fitter, a pipe layer, or even a layer of steam pipes. There is much work for such specialists because there is always demand for maintenance and repairs of pipe systems in large facilities.

If you are looking at plumbing as a long-term career option, it is advisable to join a reputable plumbing training program.

James Copper is a writer for where you can find out about plumbing courses

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House Training Dogs

Whether you’re a first time dog owner or this is another addition to your family from a long history of pet ownership, there is one habit that a dog has that is the most unpleasant of them all. House training. How do we effectively and QUICKLY house train our pup or dog? When I first started out breeding Labrador Retrievers, the one question that came back to me again and again from new puppy owners was “House training dogs – How do I do it, FAST?!?”

Having a new puppy in the household can be the most wonderful time of both you and your new  pups life. I am yet to meet a pup that doesn’t make your heart melt each time you look at it. And often, therein lies the problem. When it comes to house training dogs, quite often owners feel very reluctant disciplining their pup because they are so besotted with them and are afraid to “hurt” the pups feelings. Enter exhibit A: the wet patch on the carpet. Enter exhibit B: the steaming pile of love on the kitchen floor. Not so pleasant for you or the household now, is it? What really is at stake here is the way in which we teach the pup acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and set her up for life with clear boundaries for each.

The way in which we discipline dogs needs to be demystified. As a child I distinctly remember my mother rubbing our new pups nose in  his pooh. Oh Lord, if only I could go back to that day and explain to my mother that this was one of the cruellest things she could have done to that poor pup! Rubbing a dog (or cats) nose in its excrement is utterly cruel and does not house train your dog (or cat). There are easier, far more encouraging ways to house train your dog without resorting to archaic treatment. Smacking or scruffing your dog is also ineffective. But whats that? I can hear you ask “But those are the things that won’t work..How then do you house train your dog?”

Here’s the BEST piece of advice I can give:

YOU have to be trained YOURSELF.

No I don’t mean YOU need to be house trained, ( however, if you think it would help – be my guest!) I mean you need to learn all the signals and cues that your pup will give you so you know when it is definitely time to go.  You will also need to learn that repetition is the key to training dogs young or old. You are going to need to COMMIT  to being consistent and spending the time to house train your dog , if you want to see results. Some of this means that you are going to learn cues, develop your dogs vocabulary with commands to go to the toilet, and also a schedule that you and your dog can work to so that both of you are in the clear as to when it is time to go and when it is not. This is important as nobody wants to be getting up to their dog 4 and 5 times an evening because they aren’t toilet trained!

Learning the proper technique will ensure that your pup is on the right path to long term house trained success. You will feel more confident in training your pup to perform other commands and your dog will have boundaries set for him or her that are firmly established, because of the consistency and time you have applied to your pup to learn them.

Having a puppy is a commitment that should not be taken lightly. Proper, informed training can mean the difference between your dog being a welcome member of the family or a nuisance that cant be trusted inside. House training dogs can seem like a monumental task at the beginning but the rewards are there if you can get the right information and stay consistent with implementing it.

I wish you every success in house training your dog and many years of happiness for you both. 

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