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 Best inspirational short stories in hindi

Dosto, Hum aapke liye laaye hai ek majedaar aur  best inspirational short stories. In hindi jo har student aur har yuva ko  jrur padhni chahiye.

School ka time tha  bahaar bhut baarish ho rahi thi. aur class mai bacho ka padhne ka bilkul man nahi tha.isliye teacher ne socha kyona bacho ke sath kuch achha waqt bitaya jaye.

Bachhe shor mcha rahe the. teacher ne unhe shaant karne ke liye ek question puchha. Bachho shaant ho jaao mujhe yeh btaao ki agar mai aapko 500-500 rupay du. to sabse pahle tum log kya lenaa pasand kroge.best inspirational short stories in hindi

Teacher ne puccha bachho se. Sabhi student ne ek dum se teacher ki aur dhyaan kar liya.sabhi jwaab dene lage.kisine bola ki mai to FOOTWALL lugaa. kisine bolaa mai to BAT lugaa. kisine bolaa mai VIDEOGAME luga.

RAHUL jo ki us class mai hee padhta tha. vo soch mai dhuba tha. Teacher ne RAHUL se puchha. RAHUL tum kya lena pasand kroge.

RAHUL-sir mai apni maa ke liye chashmaa luga. Teacher tumhare maa ke liye chashmaa tumhare pita ji bhi lekar aa sakte hai. lekin tum kya loge apne liye. best inspirational short stories in hindi

Sir,mere pitaji ka dehaant(DEATH)2SAAL PAHLE ho gya tha.or meri maa darji(TAILOR) ka kaam karti hai.aur kuch dino se unhe logo ke kapdhe (CLOTHES) silne mai dikkat ho rahi hai.kyoki maa ka chashma toot gaya hai.meri maa mujhe khoob padhana chahati hai kyoki mai badha hokar ek achi naukari (JOB) haasil kar saku.agar meri maa ka chashmaa theek ho jayega.to vo jyada clothes sil sakegi.aur jyada rupay kama sakegi.taaki mai apni pdhai jaari rakh saku.

Best inspirational short stories in hindi

YEH SUNKAR TEACHER KI AANKHE NAM HO GAI.

Teacher- ne rahul ko apne pass bulaya aur kaha beta.mujhe yakeen hai ki tum ek din tum bhut badhe insaan banoge.“jiski soch itni badhi ho vo zindagi mai jrur kaamyaab hota hai” .

Teacher ne rahul ko 1000rupay diye.aur bola 500 rupay tujhe mai apne vaade ke mutaabik de raha hu.aur 500 rupay tujhe udhaar de raha hu.jab tu badha insaan banega tab mujhe lota dena.mera asheervaad hmesha tumhare sath hai. Best inspirational short stories in hindi

 

AFTER 10 YEARS…

Class lagi hui thi.bhut tej baarish ho rahi thi.ki tabhi ek laal batti wali car school mai aakar ruki.

Car mai se ek ladka nikla aur school ka muaayana karne laga.class mai ek teacher bachho ko padha rahe the aur school ke principle bhi us ladke ke sath the.vo ladka seedhe class mai daakhil huaa.or seedhe teacher ke charno ko jaakar sparsh kiya. aur 500 rupay diye.Yeh dekhkar sab log hairaan ho gye ki kon hai yeh.

SIR mai rahul hu,

me collector ban gaya hu.sir aapke diye huye udhaar 500 rupay.ajj mai apko wapis karne aaya hu.

Teacher ne apna chashma pahna AUR rahul ko pahchaan liya aur use gale laga liya.

 “zindagi mai agar safalta paani hai to sirf aur sirf apne target par dhyaan deejiye naa ki apni muskilo par”

Best inspirational short stories in hindi

 “Hamesha positive rahe”

“AAG LAGAA LO SEENE MAI

JAB TAK LAKH NA AAYE MAHINE MAI”

“YEH  JO HAALAAT HAI MERE EK DIN SUDHAR JAYEGE

LEKIN US DIN KAI LOGO KI BIGHADH JAYEGE”

“ HAAR SE DAR JAANE SE BEHTAR HAI KI

JEET KI KOSHISH MAI MAR JANA”

“ UPAR WALE NE SABKO HEERA BANAAYA HAI

 JO JITNA GHISEGA UTNAA HEE CHAMKEGA

“KISI KE PAIRO MAI GIRKAR PRITSHTHA PAANE KE BADLE APNE PAIRO PAR CHALKAR KUCH BANNE KI THAAN LO

DER SE BANO PAR JRUR KUCH BANO,KYOKI LOG WAQT KE SATH.KHAIRIYAT NAHI HAISHIYAT PUCHHTE HAI”

“NAAM”

EK DIN MAI NAHI BANTAA..

LEKIN AGAR THAAN LO TO

EK DIN JRUR BANTAA HAI….

  “ BHEEK OR SEEKH THOKARE KHAA KAR HEE MILTI HAI”

“LDAI ABHI KHATM NAHI HUI

KYOKI MAI ABHI HAARA NAHI”

 “ AGAR NIKHARNA HAI To  BIKHARNA JRURI HAI”

…SABSE BADA GURU THOKAR HAI

KHAATE JAOGE SEEKHTE JAOGE…..

# ZINDAGI KO AASAN NAHI

BAS KHUD KO MAJBOOT BANAANA PADTA HAI,

SAHI TIME KABHI NAHI AATA  BAS

TIME KO SAHI BANAANA PADTA HAI……

“KAL KHO DIYA AAJ KE LIYE,

AAJ KHO DIYA KAL KE LIYE

KABHI JEE NA SAKE HUM AAJ,

AAJ KE LIYE BEET RAHI HAI

ZINDAGI KAL,AAJ AUR KAL KE LIYE”

 

“BAHAAR KI CHUNAUTIYO SE NAHI,HUM APNI ANDAR KI KAMJORIYO SE HAARTE HAi”

 INSPIRATIONAL SHORT STORIES IN HINDI

JO BADAL DEGI AAPKI ZINDAGI….

Aapko motivate karne wali two best inspirational short stories in hindi. jo aapko niraasha se nikaalkar safalta ki or le jayegi.

Har insaan ki life mai kuch kaam ese jrur hote hai. jinhe karna hmesha impossible lagta hai.aur jab koi dusra insaan impossible ko possible karke dikha deta hai. to hme lgta hai ki vo bhut lucky hai.

Vese,impossible kaam ko karne ke liye.jitni jyada mehnat karne ki jrurt hoti hai.utni kabhi aapne ki hee nahi hai.

Koi bhi kaam impossible nahi hota,balki thoda kathin hota hai. Jise hum aasani se nhi kar sakte.to hum use impossible bolne lagte hai.

yeh impossible sabd jab hmare dimag mai baith jata hai.phir hum pryaas karna band kar dete hai.

Aapko yaad hoga pahle. one-day match mai,300runs banana kisi bhi team ke liye bhut badi baat hoti thi.

Agar kisi team ne 300runs bna liye to uski jeet nishchit ho jati thi.kyoki us time 300runs banana impossible sa lgta tha. BEST INSPIRATIONAL SHORT STORIES IN HINDI

Lekin time badla, naye cricketer aye.pitch par runs teji se banne lage or aaj to one-day mai.300 runs banana aasaan bat hai,ab to cricketer 400runs ko bhi pachhad dete hai..

Pahle one-day mai century bannane mai bhut tareef hoti thi.aur 200runs banana khiladhi ke liye impossible saa tha.

Lekin hmare master blaster SACHIN TENDULKAR (GOD OF CRICKET) ne logo ke is impossible kaam ko possible kiya. aur bataya ki koi kaam impossible nahi hota.AUR fir yeh sil-sila chlta gaya.uske baad VEERENDRA SEHWAG NE BHI DOUBLE CENTURY LGAI..

Ab yeh impossible sa lagne wala kaam, bhut se cricketer possible kar chuke hai..

BEST INSPIRATIONAL SHORT STORIES IN HINDI

DOSTO,impossible to kuch tha hee nahi,bas hmne maan liya tha ki hum se naa ho payega…. BEST INSPIRATIONAL SHORT STORIES IN HINDI

#Koi fark nahi padta,agar aapne impossible maan liya.

Are koi fark nahi padta,agar aapne pryaas nahi kiya.

Koi fark nahi padta, agar aapne himmat nahi ki….

Par Ek baat yaad rakhna bolu. ek na ek din koi insaan ayega vo jo impossible ko possible karke dikha dega.        Aur aap sab pata hai kya bologe. yaar vo bhut lucky hai, yaar vo bhut lucky hai…

Duniya mai mehnnat karne walo ki kami nahi hai. aap nahi to koi or sahi. is IMPOSSIBLE JESE SABD KO POSSIBLE KARKE CHALA JAYEGA.

DOSTO is bekar se word ko apne dimaag se nikaal feko.kuch v impossible nahi hota,hum vo sab kar sakte hai.jo hum soch sakte hai.bas us cheez ko karne ka junoon hona chahiye.                                                                     BEST INSPIRATIONAL SHORT STORIES IN HINDI

                     “WINNERS NEVER QUIT AND QUITTERS NEVER WIN”

                   JEETNE WALE KABHI HAAR NAHI MANTE,   

                  AUR HAAR MAANNE WALE KABHI JEET NAHI SAKTE. 

TWO BEST INSPIRATIONAL SHORT STORIES IN HINDI, JO BADAL DEGI AAPKI ZINDAGI…..

    IS STORY KO PADHKAR MUJHE BHUT ACHA LAGA…….

                         HAATHI AUR RASSI

Ek insaan raaste se gujar raha tha ki tabhi usne dekha.ki ek haathi ek chhoti see lakdi ke khoote se bandha tha.us insaan ko dekhkar badi hairani hui.

ki itna vishal Haathi, ek patli Rassi ke sahare ek chhote se khoote se bandha hua hai..

Yeh dekhkar us insaan ko hairani bhi hui or hassi bhi ai. us insaan ne hathi ke malik se kha-are yeh haathi to itna vishal hai.phir ek chhoti see rassi se kyon bandha hai.

yeh chhahe to ek jhatake se is rassi ko thod sakta hai. phir bhi yeh esa kyu nhi kar rha hai.

HAATHI ke malik ne us insaan se kaha. ki srimaan ji jab yeh haathi chota tha,maine usi time ese rassi se bandha tha.

us time isne rassi  aur khoote ko thodne ki koshish ki,par nakaam raha. isne hajaaro koshish ki par jab isse yeh rassi nahi tooti.

To HAATHI ko yeh viswash ho gya,ki yeh rassi bahut majboot hai. aur vo ise kabhi nahi thod payegaa.is tarah haathi ne rassi thodne ki koshish khtm kr di.

   BEST INSPIRATIONAL SHORT STORIES IN HINDI

Aaj yeh HAATHI itna vishal ho chuka hai.lekin uske man mai ajj bhi yahi vishwas bna hua hai. ki is rassi ko nahi thod paayege.

islie yeh ise thodne ki kabhi koshish hee nahi karta. islie itna vishal hokar bhi yeh HAATHI itni patli rassi se bandha hua hai..

US HAATHI KI TARAH HEE HUM INSAANO MAI.  EK ESA VISHWAS BAN JATA HAI. JISE HUM KABHI PAAR NAHI KAR PAATE.

EK BAAR ASAFAL HONE KE BAAD HUM YEH MAAN LETE HAI. KI AB HUM SAFAL NAHI HO SAKTE.AUR PHIR HUM NIRASH HOKAR KABHI.

AAGE BADHNE KI KOSHISH HEE NAHI KARTE. AUR MAAN LETE HAI KI HUM KUCH NAHI KAR SAKTE.ESA NAHI HAI DOSTO…

         “UTHO JAAGO OR TAB TAK NA RUKO

           JAB TAK APP APNE TARGET KO PURA NA KAR LO”

 

 

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HELLO FRIEND-:  KESE HAI APP SB…….. aaj ham motivational quotes ko dekhe ge which can encourage your life

ZINDAGI ME NA KABHI NIRASH MT HONA.
                          

1.manjil chahe kitni bhi unchi kyo na ho .dosto raaste hmesha pero ke neeche hote hai……

2.jinme akele chlne ka hosla  hota hai. unke peeche ek din pura kafila hota hai….

3.success sirf or sirf apne dum pr milti hai. dusro ke dum pr to jnaaja uthta hai…

4.kon kehta hai ki kismat ko bdla nhi ja skta . mehnat ke dum pe kismat ko badla ja skta hai..

5.geeta me likha hai nirash mt hona kmjor tera waqt hai tu nhi….

6.apni zindgi se kabhi naraj mat hona kya pta app jesi zindgi jeena dusre logo ka spna ho..

7.mai janta hu me kuch to hu kyoki vo koi  v cheez bekar nhi bnata..

8.zindgi ek esi kitab hai jiske hzaro pnne abhi tk app ne nhi pde hai.

9.zindgi jeene ke do tarike hai. ek to jo pasnd hai use hasil kro or dusra jo hasil hai use tum pasnd krna seekh lo…

  1. jiske pass umeed hai .vo lakh bar haar ke v nhi harta….

Dosto,
is duniya me impossible kuch v nhi hai hum vo sb kr skte hai. jo hum soch

SktE hai or hum vo sb soch skte hai jo ajj tk hmne nhi socha…..

 

agr app time pr apni gltiyo ko nhi mante to app ek or glti kr bethte hai.app        apni gltiyo se tbhi seekh skte hai jb app apni gltiyo ko mante hai……

 MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES WHICH ENCOURAGE YOUR LIFE

“Dream vo nhi hai jo hum neend me dekhte hai. Dream vo hai jo hmko neend nahi ane dete”

viswas vo shakti hai jisse ujhdi hui duniya mai prakash laya ja skta hai……

 jis nzar se app duniya ko dekhoge duniya apko besi hee dikhegi isse koi fark nhi padta ki app kya sochte hai. app kya bolte hai. app kya sunte hai fark is se pdta hai ki app kya mante hai. kyoki jo app mante hai ajj nhi to kal app vo bn jate hai……

kesi  bhi muskil aye pr kabhi har mt mano.NEVER QUIt

 

# yakeen maniye agr app kuch soch skte hai to use kr v skte hai…. yaar apne spne to dekhe . spne dekhne ki himmt to ki. agr apne spne dekhe hai to zrur pure hoge.

ek bat bolu …agr hum thaan le to kuch v krna impossible nhi hai. hum vo sb hasil kr skte hai jo hume apni life me chahie…

 

# jab tak kisi kam ko kiya nhi jata tab tak vo impossible lgta hai……

 

…. UTHO OR JAAGO OR TAB TAK MT RUKO JAB TAK APP APNE GOAL KO HASIL NA KRLO….

                 DiFFERENCEs BETWEEN SUCCESSFUL

                                        AND

                 UNSUCCESSFUL PERSON’s THiNKiNG 

 

success- success ek esa word hai jise sunte hee har insaan ke man me Happiness chha jati hai. duniya ka har insaan success ko apne andr mehsoos krna chahta hai.success pane ke lie insan kuch v krne ko taiyar hai….

 

#pta hai insaan ko safal hone se kon rokta hai uska aalsy

uska negative soch. insaan sochta to bhut kuch hai per

krta kuch nhi. kyoki uska darr or uska aalsy uske samne

a jata hai…..

 

DOSTO…..

“Ab yadi hume ek successful insaan banna hai  to hume soch ko acha bnana hee hoga…duniya me koi jagah esi nahi hai jis jagah achi soch wale insaan ko pasand na kiya jaye. islie hmesa positive socho negative nhi. apni soch achi bnaiye saflta to khud apka pta puchte hue app tk phuch jayegi”

 

AB ME APKO BTATA HU SUCCESSFUL AND UNSUCCESSFUL PERSON KE SOCHNE KA TRiKA…
  1. successful person: successful person ke pass apni manjil tk phuchne ke lie ek achi or thos yojna hoti hai. ( unke pass ek goal hota hai ki unhe kha tk jana hai).

unsuccessful person: inke pass kuch nhi hota (inke pass sirf or sirf ek hee cheez hoti hai or vo hai aalasy) kyoki yeh lazy hote hai

2. successful person: yeh person apne jeevan mai age badne ke lie kehta hai ki ‘mujhe kuch acha krna hai’.

unsuccessful person: or yeh bolte hai ki kuch acha ho mere jeevan me tb me kuch kru..(fir bo hath pr hath rkhe bethe hee rh jate hai).

 

3.successful person: yeh person apne vicharo ko apni knowledge ko dusro ko btata hai. apna experience share krta hai.

unsuccessful person: or yeh kyu kisi ko btaye km ho gai knowledge to.

4.successful person: har successful insaan kisi bhi ghtna se kuch na kuch seekhne ko taiyar rehta hai..

unsuccessful person:inhe kisi se kuch seekhne ki jrurt nhi hai kyoki inhe sb ata hai.yeh sb jante hai

  1. successful person: successful insan kisi bhi parivartan ke liye hmesa taiyar rehte hai.

unsuccessful person: unsuccessful insan kisi bhi parivartan ke liye taiyar nhi hote. kyoki yeh hmesa darte hai.

6.successful person: successful person rich ban jata hai kyoki vo rich person or rich banne ke sahi treeko ke bare me sochta hai.

unsuccessful person: unsuccessful person kabhi rich nhi ban pata kyoki vo dusre ameer insaan ko dekh kr jlta hai or kbhi sahi rasto ko nhi chunta.

7.successful person: successful logo ka sochne ka tarika alg hota hai.vo bato ko alg tarika se sochte hai or hmesa apne kam ko leke positive rhte hai.

unsuccessful person:unsuccessful log apne mind pr jyada load nhi lete or hamesa negative sochte hai.

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motivational quotes which encourage your life

1.muskil nahi hai kuch duniya me

Tu zara himmat to kar khwab badlege

Hakikat mai tu zara koshish to kar

2.mehnat itni khamoshi se karo ki saflta shore macha de.

3.jisse koi umeed nhi hoti aksar wahi log kamal karte hai.

4.life me sabse badi khushi us kam ko karne mai hai

Jisse log kehte hai ki aap nhi kar sakte.

5.safal log koi or nhi hote vo bs jyada mehnt krna jante hai.

6.jab sari duniya kehti hai ki haar man lo lekin dil kehta hai,

Ki ek bar or koshish kro tum yeh jrur kr skte ho.

7.App jo aaj karte hai vo apka kal nirdharit krta hai.

8.kabhi bhi muskilo ke age har mat maano.

  1. insaan bada ho ya chota usse koi fark nhi padta pr uski story badi honi chahie..

10.kaam kro esa ki pehchan ban jaye,chalo ese ki nishan ban jaye.are zindgi to har koi kaat leta hai,agar dum hai to jiyo ese ki mishal ban jaye.

11.neend mai dekhe gaye sapno se bade vo sapne hote hai,jinkMOTIVATIONAL QUOTES,THE ENCOURAGING LIFEe suroor mai hum neend kho bethte hai.

12.zindagi aasan nahi hoti ise aasan banana padta hai ,

Kuch andaaz se kuch najar andaaz se.

13.zindagi aage badne ka naam hai, rukne ka nahi……..

14.life vo nahi hai jo apko milti hai,life vo hai jo aap banate hai.

15.apne life me itne khush raho ki agar dusre apko dekhe to vo bhi khush ho jaye.

# ZINDAGI WORTH HAI, VYARTH(in vain) NAHI……..

….DOSTO KESI LGI MERI POST COMMENT KRKE BTAYE…

BEST MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES WHICH ENCOURAGE YOUR LIFE

     PositiveThought Of The Day    

“ Sare sabak kitaabo mai nahi milte yaaro

Kuch  sabak zindagi bhi sikhati hai”

   

  • Abhi to is baaz ki asali udaan baki hai Abhi to is parinde ka imtihaan baki hai

Abhi abhi maine langha hai samundro ko Abhi to pura asmaan baaki hai.

 

  • Maidan me hara huaa insaan fir se jeet

Skta hai,lekin man se hara huaa insaan

Kabhi nahi jeet skta.

“ man se haare haar hai or man ke jeete jeet”

 

  • Zindagi mai risk lene se kabhi mt daro

Ya to jeet milegi or agar haar bhi gye to seekh milegi.

 

  • Agar success hona hai to kabhi ghbrana mt

Or jo paa liya hai us pr kabhi arrogant mt krna.

“ Jeevan mai girna bhi acha hai,Aukaat ka pta chlta hai

Badhte hai jab hath uthane ko to apno ka pta chlta hai”

HARIVANSH RAI BACHCHANJi FAMOUS MOTIVATIONAL POEM

“Koshish karne walo ki haar nahi hoti

Leharo se darkar noka paar nahi hoti

Nanhi cheeti jab daanaa lekar chlti hai

Chadhti deewaro par sau bar fisalti hai

Man ka vishwas rango mai saahas bhrta hai

Chadhkar girna,girkar chadhna na akhrta hai

Aakhir uski mehanat bekar nahi hoti

Koshish karne walo ki haar nahi hoti

Dhubkiya sindhu mai gotakhor lgaata hai

Ja jakar khaali hath lot ata hai

Milte nahi sahaj hee moti gahare paani mai

Badhta duguna utsah isi hairani mai

Muththi uski khaali har baar nahi hoti

Koshish karne walo ki kabhi haar nahi hoti

Asafalta ek chunauti hai, ise sveekaar karo

Kya kami rah gai dekho or sudhar karo

Jab tak na safal ho neend chain sb tyago tum

Sangharsh ka maidaan chhodkar mat bhago tum

Kuch kiye bina hee jay  jay jaykaar nahi hoti

Koshish karne walo ki kabhi haar nahi hoti

 motivational quotes which encourage your life

 POSITIVE THOUGHT OF THE DAY

AGAR TUM SURAJ KI TARAH CHAMKNAA CHAHATE HO TO PAHLE  SURAJ KI TARAH JALNA SEEKHO”

Motivation quotes which encourage your life-Dosto har inssan ke jeevan mai pareshani aati hai,samsya bhi aati hai tarakki mai tamaam tarah ki baadhaye bhi aati hai .lekin inssan vahi success hota hai jo in sabhi pareshani se ladta hai,or unka dhatkar samna karta hai,naa ki vo insaan jo in saari pareshaniyo se peecha chhudane ki koshish karta hai or moka dekhta hai ki unse chhutkara kese paye.(motivational quotes) aaj hum aapke liye laaye hai kuch ese hee safal or mahaan logo ke anmol vichar MOTIVATION QUOTES WHICH ENCOURAGE YOUR LIFE lekar aaye hai jo yakeen maniye jo apko skaraatmak(positive)soch dege.isse aap apne life mai aane wali tamaam smasyao se peechha na chhutaye unka saamna kar sake.

TOP MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES WHICH ENCOURAGE LIFE

  • Jaise ek bus yaa ek train ke nikal jaane ke baad dusri ati hai,vese hee buraa time nikalne ke baad acha time jrur aata hai.
  • Jis insaan ne apni aadate badal lee vo kal ko badal dega,or jisne apni aadate nahi badali uske sath kal bhi vahi hoga jo aaj ho raha hai.
  • Dusro ki safalta ko dekhkar kabhi jale nahi, balki unse seekhe ki safalta kese payee jaati hai.

 

APP TAB TAK NAHI HAAR SAKTE JAB TAK APP PRAYAAS KARNA NAHI CHHOD DETE”

 

  • Jis jagah tum ho usi jagah se tum suru kro,

Jo kuch bhi tumhaare pass hai uska upyog kro or vo kro jo tum kar sakte ho.

  • Jis nazar se app is duniya ko dekhoge duniya apko vese hee dikhegi.

 

“TUM KABHI NAHI JEET SAKTE ,JAB TAK TUM SURU NAHI KARTE”

 

“DUNIYA KI HAR PARESHANI  AAPKI HIMMAT KE   AAGE GHUTNE TEK DETI HAI”

 

“JAB  KISMAT SAATH NAHI DE RAHI TO SAMAJ    LENA KI MEHNAT SATH DEGI”

 

“MEHNAT ITNI KHAMOSHI SE KARO KI,

KAMYAABI SHOR MCCHA DE”

 

Motivational quotes which encourage your life

:vaise to loha ko koi  nasht  nahi kar sakta, Lekin uski khud ki lagi jung use nasht kar deti hai.theek vaise hee insaan ki khud ki maansikta, Or soch hee insaan ko nasht karne ke liye kaafi hai.

safalta tumhara parichay(introduction)duniya se krvati hai, or asafalta tumhe duniya ka parichay krvati hai”

 

#Self confidence or hard work se aap hmesa safalta ko haasil kar sakte hai.

                                                                                   Motivational quotes:

         “apne andar se EGO ko nikal kar khud ko halka kare,

     kyoki unchha vahi uthta hai jo halka hota hai”

                                                                     1-  Agar kamyaab zindagi banana chahate ho,

To yaad rakhna ki beshak pair fisal jaye

Par kabhi jubaan nahi fisalne dena.

                                             “Koi bhi goal insaan ke sahaas se bada nahi,haara vo jo ladha nahi”

                                                         

                                                                        “Aapke karam hee aapki pahchan hai

                                                                           varna ek naam ke hjaaro insaan  hai”

 

                                          MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES WHICH ENCOURAGINGYOUR LIFE

                   MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:1

           “Duniya ki har cheez thokar lagane se toot jaati hai

          Ek kaamyabi hee hai jo thokar kha kar milti hai”

         MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:2

        “Apka life mahaan ho iske liye aapka viswash

          Aapke dar se badha hona chahie”

               MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:3

“Zindagi mai agar bura waqt nahi aata to apne mai chhupe huye gair or gairo mai chhupe huye apno ka pta nahi chlta”

               MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:4

    “Safalta pahle se ki gai taiyaari par depend karti hai,or bina taiyaari ke asafalta nishchit hai”

                 MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:5

         “Jo hum dusro ko dege vahi laut kar ayega chhahe vo ijjat ho,sammaan ho,ya dhokha ho”

                                    MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:6

  “Kabhi kabhi hum galat nahi hote ,bus vo shabd  nahi hote jo hume sahi saabit kar sake”

                                      MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:7

               “ Lafj hee esi cheez hai jiski wajah se insaan,

               Ya to dil me utar jaata hai,ya dil se utar jata hai”

                              MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:8

             “Dusro ki ninda karke  kisiko kuch nahi mila,

    Jisne apne apko sudhara usne bhut kuch paya”

                         MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:9

  “Agar aap sahi ho to kuch saabit karne ki koshish mt kro,bas sahi bane raho gavahee khud waqt de dega”

                         MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES:10

     “Kabhi kabhi bura waqt aapko kuch ache logo   se milane ke liye  bhi ata hai”

READ MORE-Best inspirational short stories in hindi

“Zindagi agar apne hisaab se jeenee hai to kabhi bhi kisi ke fan mat bano”

#Tab tak money kamao jab tak tumhara bank balance tumhare phone number ki tarah na dikhne lage.

Agar aap sochte hai ki app kar sakte hai to aap kar sakte hai,agar aap sochte hai ki aap nahi kar sakte to aap nahi kar sakte………….THIS  IS TRUE

….Zindagi mai agar khush rahena hai to dusro ki bakbass ko ignore karna seekho…

#Apne life me Miracle hone ka intzaar mat karo,Prayaas karo aur khud ek Miracle ban jaao….

AAJ JO DARD SAH RAHE HO KAL VO AAPKI TAQT HOGI

                  “ZINDAGI IMTIHAAN LETI HAI”

JO KHUD KO BADALTAA HAI VO HEE AAGE BADHTA HAI

                  “STAY POSITIVE

                  WORK HARD,

                  MAKE IT HAPPEN”

“JISNE BOLA KAL,DIN GAYA TAL JISNE KAHA PARSO,BEET GAYE BARSO

JISNE KAHA AAJ,USNE KIYA RAAJ”

 

  • Success is not for the lazy……….

 

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“How on earth can you break a barbell?” That was the question I was asking myself standing in my driveway with, well, a broken barbell…Years ago, when i am looking for How to Choose a Barbell vintage gym barbell I purchased my first barbell I didn’t put much thought into type or quality. They are just barbells…right? That thinking (or lack thereof) led to my first barbell breaking within 24 hours of purchase.

Well, with broken barbell in hand I decided it was time to uncover some of the basics as to what makes a good, durable barbell. What I found was that they can range from $200 to $2,000, and they are a little more complicated than your average sporting goods store would have you believe. A barbell serves as the foundation of true strength training. You can get by without a lot of things, but you cannot get by without a barbell.

Buying the right bar will help you to avoid big issues — they can warp, bend, rust, and break. The most common bar mishaps are bending from missed lifts, and sleeves popping off from, more or less, cheap manufacturing. Today, I want to make you an informed consumer of the barbell.

Before you can truly make an informed decision you need to know exactly what a barbell consists of — its “anatomy”

How to Choose a Barbell vintage gym barbell

A commonly used barbell has a 28-29 mm diameter shaft for men and 25 mm for women. Barbells come in all shapes and sizes, but the standard length is 7.2 ft for men and ~6.5 ft for women. They weigh ~44 pounds for men (20 kg) and ~33 pounds for women (15kg).

How to Choose a Barbell vintage gym barbell

First,you have the bar itself or shaft.It’s put through a machining process to get it to the right length and diameter.On the shaft,you have what is called knurling.Knurling is simply the rough,cross-hatched pattern you see on a barbell.                                                                                                                                                   

Knurl is very important and is mainly for grip.It is machine-pressed and can be extremely rough,or smooth, depending on the manufacturer.It is important to feel the bar to get an idea of what you like (unless you buy online—in that case,look at reviews). but most top-end bar manufacturers have a good knurl.Where knurling can differ,even on top-end bars,is where the knurl does and does not exist.                                                                                                                   

Some bars have knurling that extends all the way to the sleeves,and some bars have a gap of no knurling where the bar meets the sleeves.Sometimes bars will have center knurling and sometimes they won’t You have to decide what you want and what you are most comfortable with.

If say,you like Olympic lifting and you prefer a wide snatch grip,I suggest getting a bar with knurling that extends to the sleeves (if that sentence made no sense, then don’t worry about knurling going to the sleeves).

How to Choose a Barbell vintage gym barbell

 you are often shirtless or do high-rep front squats and presses (CrossFit anyone?),you may want to go with no center knurling. If you regularly squat heavy weights and need the bar to grip the back, get the center knurling.

Furthermore, the markings on the knurl indicate which type of bar you are using. I recommend a dual marked bar for general purpose use. However, the outermost marking indicates an Olympic lifting bar and the inner marking indicates a powerlifting bar, and we’ll talk more about those in a minute.

It comes down to how it meets your needs and style of fitness.

Next, we have the sleeves.

The sleeves are simply where you put the weights.They are created from drawn-overmandrel (DOM) tubing,a machine process that makes the sleeves straight and strong.The biggest thing you are looking for in the sleeves is the rotation,or how the sleeves spin on the shaft.

Unless you are extremely picky,or a professional lifter,the difference in bearings or bushings aren’t that important.Bushings are a low friction material placed between the shaft and the sleeve —they are more affordable,and they are what you will find on most bars.Needle bearings spin more smoothly, and are actual bearings between the shaft and the sleeve.                                                                                                             

Generally.bearings are on the high end bars.Bushings will save you a lot of money, and work perfectly fine, without having to go high-end.But if you want the premium,then go bearings.Bearings are better—you aren’t paying more without reason—but the difference would only be noticed at the professional and elite levels.

Sleeves are also connected by bolts or snap rings. I will make this one very easy for you. Snap rings only! Stay away from bolts on a bar! Bolts = broken in 24 hours.

Also, know barbells come in many finishes — chrome, zinc, black oxide, unfinished, and even stainless steel — but also know that the finish is primarily an aesthetic preference. Stainless steel does provide an advantage because it is rust and corrosion free, forever.

Barbell Strength

At this point, you already know more than your average gym-goer, but let’s make you a true barbell connoisseur.

The strength of a barbell is very important. You need to know the terms I am about to go over because when you shop for a barbell, this is the information manufacturers will give you. If you have no idea what the numbers are referring to, how do you know what to buy?

Bar strength is reported in three areas: tensile strength, yield strength, and test.

 

Tensile strength is the maximum load your bar can support without fracturing or breaking. So high tensile strength = good bar. This will be your primary determining factor.

Yield strength is basically how much weight the bar can handle before it will become deformed — that is, it won’t return to perfect straightness. Breaking and deformation are very different. Unfortunately, you will be hard-pressed to find a manufacturer that provides yield strength information.

There is also test, which means the bar has been loaded and tested with weights at which there was no bending or breaking, so the higher, the better. It’s best if you can find a manufacturer that will give you a tensile strength rating, which is reported in pounds per square inch (PSI).

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Now you know the terminology, but what is a “good” rating? Here is a starting point for the most important factor — tensile strength ratings:

  • <150,000 PSI = Ehh
  • 150,000-175,000 PSI = Good
  • 175,000-200,000 PSI = Better
  • >200,000 PSI = Best

A bar in the good range is perfectly acceptable and will last a very long time. Considering cost and quality, most people do not need more than the “good” level bar.

If you are getting into sport weightlifting, there are differences in Olympic lifting bars and powerlifting bars:

  • Olympic weightlifting bars have more of a whip, or spring, to accommodate the sport.
  • Powerlifting bars are very stiff, as powerlifters prefer no surprises or major fluctuations during a big lift.

Barbell Plates

Next, you have to think about plates. Unless you plan on competing at the professional level, plate quality is not as vital as the quality of your barbell.

Price can vary greatly with plates. You can get 300 lb. of iron at a garage sale for $30 or you can spend $3,000+ on a couple hundred pounds of certified competition bumper plates.

The most frequently asked question is whether to purchase bumper plates or iron (metal) plates, and that depends on the type of lifting you plan to do. If you like powerlifting (squat, bench press, and deadlift), then you will be just fine with iron plates. If you are dropping the bar frequently during CrossFit workouts or practicing the snatch and clean and jerk in Olympic weightlifting, you’ll need bumpers.

Personally, I prefer a blend of iron and bumper plates in my arsenal, and I’ll explain why and some considerations in just a minute. First, let’s talk bumper plates.

When it comes to bumper plates, what you are paying for is the thickness of the plate and how much they bounce when dropped.

Here is a quick breakdown of their categories:

  • Black bumpers ($): Thick with a big bounce
  • Colored bumpers ($$): Thick with less bounce
  • Olympic training bumpers ($$$): Thin and dead bounce
  • Competition bumpers ($$$$$$$): Thin and dead bounce + certified weight to the gram

They all should be 450mm disks with a 50mm opening. Economy black bumper plates are going to be good enough for 95% of people; 4.9% will want/need colored bumpers or Olympic training bumpers, and .1% will need certified Olympic competition bumpers. Colored plates generally follow a color coding,and some companies do follow the color code of the International Weightlifting Federation.but not all do.The official color coding can be found at the IWF website.

I like to have around 300 lb. of cheap iron plates along with another couple hundred pounds of black bumpers. I use the bumpers for when I am going to be dropping the weight, and I use a combination of iron and bumpers if I am doing a heavy back squat.

You’ll be hard pressed to find bumper plates at a garage sale, so you will need to order them online, but iron plates are a completely different story.

For iron, here’s where you use the power of Craigslist to find a lot of weight for pennies on the dollar. People are constantly moving, giving up on at-home fitness, and letting plates sit in their garage and rust. That’s a win for us! The easiest way to shop for plates is to put it on autopilot using a combination of Craigslist and IFTTT; you can read about how that works here. Basically, you set up a program that will notify you when plates come up for sale in your price range.

Conclusion

Most people are looking for a general, high-quality bar, And there are plenty out there. That are suitable for all training and that will last for a long time. So, unless you are planning on becoming an Olympian, I would stay away from the “Cadillac” bars. You can get a good barbell that will meet all of your needs for around $250. And the near-perfect bar for around $500.

That can seem like a lot of money for a barbell, but it is the heart of your training. And you will be using it day-in and day-out. Don’t get a bar that will bend or fail while you are using it.

Get a bar that will last a lifetime. It is an investment in your fitness and your health!

And that, gentlemen is all you need know about plates, weights, and barbells.

Now, let’s start your story differently than mine.

“How on earth can this barbell withstand this abuse?”

That will be the question you are asking yourself while standing in your driveway with, well, an amazing barbell.

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ATLANTA — Hours before the sport’s biggest game, President Trump joined the growing ranks of parents anxious over tackle football, saying in an interview he “would have a hard time” letting his 12-year-old son play.

“I mean, it’s a dangerous sport and I think it’s, I, it’s really tough” if his son wanted to take up the game, Mr. Trump said in an interview with CBS ahead of its Sunday evening broadcast of the Super Bowl.

The president’s concerns are at odds with his previous criticism that the N.F.L. has been making the game too soft to avoid concussions and other injuries, and suggest that he is struggling with many of the same questions that parents across the country are asking about the safety of youth tackle football.

Mr. Trump said he would ultimately let his youngest son, Barron, who plays soccer, decide if he wanted to play tackle football and would not steer him away from the sport.

But the president said he had seen reports about the dangers of playing tackle football, and heard that some N.F.L. players were not letting their sons play tackle football.

His comments added another wrinkle to his ambivalent relationship with the game he often celebrates, but also laments. His doubts about the safety of the game come five years after President Barack Obama said that if he had a son, he would not let him play professional football.You have 4 free articles remaining.Subscribe to The Times

Some studies have suggested that playing tackle football before age 12 puts athletes at a higher risk of developing cognitive problems later in life, but the issue has not been widely studied. In general, there has been growing awareness of C.T.E., a degenerative brain disease many former players have developed from repeated hits to the head.

As a result of such concerns, participation in flag football has exploded.

Yet while Mr. Obama held a forum at the White House on the dangers of concussions, Mr. Trump has repeatedly said the N.F.L. is being overprotective.

In September 2017, for instance, Mr. Trump complained that the N.F.L. was ruining the game because the referees were trying to control unnecessarily rough tackles.

“Today if you hit too hard — 15 yards! Throw him out of the game!” he said, adding: “They’re ruining the game! They’re ruining the game. That’s what they want to do. They want to hit. They want to hit! It is hurting the game.”

At a campaign rally in 2016, Mr. Trump referred to a woman in the audience who fainted, but returned to the crowd.

“The woman was out cold and now she’s coming back,” he said. “See? We don’t go by these new, and very much softer, N.F.L. rules. Concussion. Oh, oh! Got a little ding on the head. No, no, you can’t play for the rest of the season. Our people are tough.”

Trump also called the N.F.L. “soft” for penalizing helmet-to-helmet hits.

In the CBS interview, however, he sounded more cautionary notes.

“I hate to say it, because I love to watch football,” Mr. Trump said. “I think the N.F.L. is a great product, but I really think that as far as my son — well, I’ve heard N.F.L. players saying they wouldn’t let their sons play football. So, it’s not totally unique, but I, I would have a hard time with it.”

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Robots will control everything you eat http://theencouraginglife.com/2019/04/05/robots-will-control-everything-you-eat/ http://theencouraginglife.com/2019/04/05/robots-will-control-everything-you-eat/#respond Fri, 05 Apr 2019 08:27:45 +0000 https://demo.dinesh-ghimire.com.np/wpthemes/blogmag/?p=108 It starts with a seed. That seed — maybe it’s a tomato seed — gets planted into the ground. Then it grows. And grows. Slowly, the plant pierces through the soil, emerging into the light. Weeks to months later, this seed becomes a plant, waist-high, bearing dozens of ripe tomatoes. Someone picks the fruit and […]

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It starts with a seed. That seed — maybe it’s a tomato seed — gets planted into the ground. Then it grows. And grows. Slowly, the plant pierces through the soil, emerging into the light. Weeks to months later, this seed becomes a plant, waist-high, bearing dozens of ripe tomatoes. Someone picks the fruit and packs it into a box. Someone else ships those boxes to warehouses where a restaurant or grocery buys the tomatoes. Later, a cook will take one, cut it up and put it in a salad.

Today, this process is still pretty low tech. Sure, there are cars and trucks involved, but robotics? Not as much. People are still key players at every step. But that may change, and soon.

“There are major technologies coming in the next 10 years to make each part of farming more efficient, more productive and hopefully healthier and less expensive,” says Dan Steere. He heads up a company called Abundant Robotics in Menlo Park, Calif.

In other words, robots increasingly are going to play roles in growing and preparing our food.

By time the time kids in middle school become adults, the entire food cycle may be robotic. Even now, robots help farmers. Some plant fruits, vegetables and grains in a more efficient way. Soon, they’ll help harvest that food more quickly. Some food warehouses already have self-driving trucks. Robots will even help get that food onto our plates. In fact, a robot named Sally is already doing just that. The goal is to make the way food is produced and prepared faster, easier and more efficient.

Getting seeds in the ground

Every field has some areas that are naturally less fertile than others. Farmland may not be level, either. It can have areas that rise or are lower than their surroundings. There may even be ditches. Plowing evens out the ground somewhat, but never completely. If a creek runs through a field, there’s always going to be land near that creek where it’s difficult — or impossible — to plant. Soil quality also varies throughout a field.

All of these things can impact how much food the land can produce and how good that food will taste. And the amount of food produced affects how much money a farmer makes.

Math helps farmers calculate how many seeds to plant and where. But land also changes over time, so these calculations must be done over and over again every year.

A quadcopter drone moves over a farm, taking pictures from the air. This can map the quality of the soil, any crops and even pests.ackab1/Flickr (CC-BY-SA 2.0)

Theo Pistorius is head of a company called DroneClouds. It’s in Cape Town, South Africa. His is one of many companies using drones to help farmers know where to plant. Drone is slang for unmanned aerial aircraft a flying robot. The craft that DroneClouds uses has five cameras. Pistorius says each camera “is essentially [like] a camera on an iPhone.” But not a normal iPhone. He says think of each as “a very specialized, aerial iPhone, with a very specialized, calibrated camera.”

As the drone’s cameras fly overhead, they take pictures of the land. These show field size and the different lays of the land. They also reveal soil variation and any irrigation problems. They even show where insects and fungus might cause problems.

Next, DroneClouds processes those images to create a map of the field and what’s growing in it. “We then do analyses to interpret it for the farmer,” explains Pistorius. If the images come from an apple orchard, for instance, they might look at how the trees are growing. They’ll note where tall weeds might cause a brand new tree to struggle.

A farmer in Zimbabwe holds a drone used for aerial crop mapping. This is just one of the ways in which robots are becoming involved in food production.International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center/Flickr (CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0)

To pinpoint problems, analysts compare these pictures to others of the same crop. This is called comparative analysis. Pistorius says it’s like running a race, then comparing your time today to what it was earlier in the season. That lets you measure how much you’ve improved. But runners also compare their time against other runners. So farmers compare pictures of their field to those of other farmers. This is known as a signature-based analysis.

“The ideal pictures come from labs all across the world,” Pistorius says. “Every four years, scientists from the Agricultural Research Commission

meet with labs [in the United States], and take a bunch of signatures.” This way farmers in both countries can help each other.

Picking fruit

Consistently monitored, the little plants grow. Day after day, the sun rises and falls. Sometimes it shines, other times there’s rain. Finally, harvest time arrives. And with it comes new, cutting-edge work in farm robotics.

For two years, Abundant Robotics has been developing a robot that picks apples. Two years? Isn’t picking apples easy?

Not if you’re a robot.

To understand why apple picking is hard for a machine, let’s break down the process. When you see an apple hanging on a tree, your eyes send a signal to your brain. The brain processes the data in this signal — such as the apple’s color and where it is on the tree. Instinctively, you’ll know when the apple’s ready to pick. Your brain then tells your arm to reach out and your hand to pull the fruit away from its branch. You hold the apple like you would a bird — gently enough not to bruise it, but firmly enough that it doesn’t fall away.

For people, picking an apple is so easy, even a kid can do it. But for robots, this simple activity used to be impossible.bubutu-/iStockphoto

When you pick an apple, you make all these decisions quickly. But if you needed to pick an entire field’s worth of apples, it would take a very, very long time. After you picked one apple, you’d have to put it in a basket. The next apple would go in there, too, and the next, until your basket was full. Then down the ladder you’d go, where you’d have to empty your basket before climbing back up to start again.

Doing this for hundreds of trees would be incredibly time consuming. That’s why people are seeking help from robots. When Abundant Robotics is done, farmers will be able to plant more trees. And they won’t be worried about part of their crop rotting in the field because people weren’t able to pick it all in time.

The first problem Abundant Robotics had to solve was acquiring the right signals. “If you don’t have a good pair of eyes, it’s hard to do a lot of tasks in the real world,” Steere says. So the company had to give their robot what Steere calls “a better pair of eyes.” This system — and how it connects to a robot’s brain — is known as computer vision. Computer vision helps the robot see “every surface of an apple,” says Steere, in addition to judging its size, color and weight. It can even scout for any defects in the fruit. Such systems are rapidly improving what robots can do.

Yet even with super eyes, the apple robot still had to learn how to physically pick the fruit without hurting it. In robotics, movement is called animation. Steere says, “Heavy animation damages the fruit.” If it bruises the apple or cuts through the skin, the fruit may look bad and likely won’t sell. Rough handling also can damage trees.

So the robot must coordinate its vision and motor skills. Think back to the apple-picking process: You have to know which apple to pick. You have to pick it quickly and gently. But what else? You can’t disturb apples on the tree that still need time to grow. “The vision has to … recognize fruit,” Steere says, and “recognize whether it’s ripe or not.” And it has to do all that in a fraction of a second.

“People have wanted to automate this type of agriculture for decades. It’s just never been possible,” he says. Even after two years, his team’s work still is not done! Abundant’s robot won’t go on sale until later this year. Developing great tech is like farming — it takes patience.

Sorting the harvest

Coffee berries come in many colors. A new robot can quickly sort the good ones from the bad.Bonga1965/iStockphoto

Once the crop been picked, good fruit must be sorted from the bad. That’s what a company called bext360 does. Instead of apples, its robot works with cocoa, nuts, cardamom (a spice) and coffee cherries (the fruit that holds coffee beans). Daniel Jones heads the company, based in Denver, Colo.

Take those coffee cherries. “The farmers would harvest their coffee and place it in our machine,” Jones explains. “Then the machine drops [the fruit] through a visioning system.” Picture a waterfall of cherries falling. That’s what the machine stares at, all the while taking pictures of the passing fruit. The robot then uses those pictures to sort good coffee cherries from bad.

Machine vision and computer vision are essentially the same thing. Abundant and best360’s robots do different tasks. Still, the same core technology helps both of them do it.

Before building a robot, engineers draw a design of what it will look like. This is the design for bext360’s coffee robot.Garrett Ziegler

Both robots also need more than computer vision to succeed. Vision can tell bext360’s robot how to sort, but then the robot actually has to do it. Farmers harvest coffee cherries — up to 30 kilograms (66 pounds) — from one section of their field at a time. Then they load cherries holding some 18,000 beans into a chute on top of the robot.

Within about 3 minutes, the robot will have individually sorted every cherry. To do that, the robot has to take a picture of each one. Then it analyzes them all in a mere 22 milliseconds or so. “We’ll know everything about them in that split second that they fall through [the chute],” says Jones. Puffs of air then push the cherries into different bins — one for good fruit, another for rejects.

After the coffee cherry falls, the robot shares its analysis with the farmer. “The main things [the robot measures] are size and color and density,” says Jones. It also checks the inside and outside of the cherry for signs of rot or disease. This is why farmers only put cherries from one part of their field in at a time. This information helps them know if something they tried in one part of a field worked better than something they tried elsewhere.

The robot from bext360 is still new: Sales only started about six months ago.

Onto the plate

Picked, analyzed and sorted, a harvest now goes to a warehouse. One day, it might get there in a self-driving semi-truck. And a self-driving forklift might move the pallets off the truck and onto another that is destined for a restaurant or store. Amazon already has a grocery store just for employees that doesn’t have any human stockers or check-out clerks: They’re all robots.

This forklift doesn’t need a driver. It can drive itself.StraSSenBahn/Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY-SA 3.0)

Finally, the food might end up with our last robot: Sally. Sally makes salads. From the outside, she looks like a box. There’s a touchscreen and a hole where a bowl can be placed. Inside, though, this robot’s more complicated. “Sally is a box with the robotic components on the inside,” notes Deepak Sekar. He heads up Chowbotics, in Redwood City, Calif. It’s the company that makes Sally.

“There are cylinders inside the robot that are filled with prepped ingredients,” Sekar explains. People activate Sally by pressing the touchscreen. Diners can customize their salads by calorie count and ingredients.

At $30,000 per robot, Sally isn’t designed to be used at home. Chowbotics sells the robot to schools and offices, which use Sally in cafeterias and breakrooms. Observes Sekar: “We hear all the time that students in schools don’t like eating from salad bars.” Why? Sekar claims they’re gross. “Because all the ingredients are inside Sally, you don’t have to wonder if someone sneezed on the tomatoes an hour ago — ew!,” he says. “Your salad is always fresh and healthy.”  

Robots aren’t in every part of the field-to-plate process yet. But soon they will be. This will make the food process cooler for us. Even more importantly, robots could one day even out the world’s food supply. Think about it: Today, DroneClouds helps farmers know how to plant more. bext360 helps them know how to plant more efficiently. Abundant Robotics helps growers harvest more quickly — which means farmers can plant more. Then Chowbotics stores that produce in a healthier way.

Says Steere, “If there was ever a time [for] a young person going into farming — this has gotta be one of the most amazing times in history. The kind of things that automation can do is going to continue to change and to evolve quickly.” 

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Stop Sitting There and Start Boating: Daylight is Burning http://theencouraginglife.com/2019/04/05/stop-sitting-there-and-start-boating-daylight-is-burning/ http://theencouraginglife.com/2019/04/05/stop-sitting-there-and-start-boating-daylight-is-burning/#respond Fri, 05 Apr 2019 08:22:43 +0000 https://demo.dinesh-ghimire.com.np/wpthemes/blogmag/?p=106 I’m sure a lot of you Bay Area folk remember when the BART workers threatened a strike in August 2013. The walkout was avoided, but for an entire day the state of public rail transit across San Francisco was shaky at best. In that dark hour it was Uber who came to the rescue…well, halfway […]

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I’m sure a lot of you Bay Area folk remember when the BART workers threatened a strike in August 2013. The walkout was avoided, but for an entire day the state of public rail transit across San Francisco was shaky at best.

In that dark hour it was Uber who came to the rescue…well, halfway to the rescue. They actually partnered with a local San Francisco startup called Boatbound to send people off to work on boats across the bay.

Uber never would have been able to orchestrate this singlehandedly: Boatbound was the crucial element that made it all work. Here we are now, almost two years later, and Boatbound is both still kicking and thriving.

In short, Boatbound is the Airbnb for boats. It’s an idea that founder Aaron Hall cooked up thanks to a life spent boating with family and friends.

“We were always out boating, and when we traveled it was something we’d do on vacation too. It was always an integral part of my growing up,” says Hall.

On one of those vacations, in 2012, they tried to rent a boat for the weekend. They walked into an old, clunky marina in North Dallas that was so desolate it didn’t even have a website.

The drive was to get there was long and arduous, and when they finally arrived the last available boat had already been rented out. However, Hall saw hundreds of owned boats just floating in the marina, not being used and not available for rent.

Surely there was a service out there that let people rent these owned boats. Well, long story short, there wasn’t, so Hall built Boatbound.

They initially launched in 2013 and only serviced San Francisco, which highlights the strategic prowess Boatbound showed by teaming up with Uber in 2013. That, paired with the hard work of a dedicated team took Boatbound to South Florida, and ultimately across the rest of the US in 2014.

Hall would say they’ve “exploded”, and I have to agree. I pressed him about what contributed to this massive spike in growth:

“Think about it: nobody goes out on a boat themselves unless they’re a lonely fisherman,” Hall explains. “When one person books on our platform a lot of other people find out about Boatbound while on the actual, rented boat. The opportunity for it to spread like wildfire is unprecedented.”

Currently, Hall and his crew are spending a lot of time with boating events and dry land fun to keep the hype fueled. It’s fascinating: they still haven’t turned on the marketing magic, so to speak, but have over 10,000 boats registered for rental on the platform.

Not only that, the list of people waiting to sign up seems to get bigger every day. There was even one man who rented his boat out eight times in the first week it was listed on Boatbound.

“We can’t activate boats quickly enough. It does take some time to get the boats ready, which is why we’re still picky on markets we launch in,” Hall says. “Though, it’s mainly because there are boats there already waiting for us to activate them before we even arrive.”

Consider what this means for boat owners. Effectively you can offset a sizeable portion of monthly expenses by renting your boat just a few times in a given month.

That’s huge, considering that about 80 percent of boats just float unused over one calendar year. Hall tells me that people who rent their boats on the platform can finally view their crafts as tangible assets and not sinkholes to throw money in.

For all of us who don’t own boats, it’s a steal to get out on the water for about $30 a day. What are you waiting for? Daylight is burning, my friends, and summer is already halfway over. Go have some fun already!

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10 Places in Thailand That Backpackers Rarely Visit http://theencouraginglife.com/2019/04/05/10-places-in-thailand-that-backpackers-rarely-visit/ http://theencouraginglife.com/2019/04/05/10-places-in-thailand-that-backpackers-rarely-visit/#respond Fri, 05 Apr 2019 08:18:11 +0000 https://demo.dinesh-ghimire.com.np/wpthemes/blogmag/?p=104 Thailand is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations on the planet receiving an estinated 15.9 million tourists in 2010. Perfect marketed images of tuk-tuks, long-tail boats, glimmering temples and glamorous Thai dancers are what the mind conjures up when someone says Thailand. Living here for two years, I have had the immense pleasure […]

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Thailand is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations on the planet receiving an estinated 15.9 million tourists in 2010. Perfect marketed images of tuk-tuks, long-tail boats, glimmering temples and glamorous Thai dancers are what the mind conjures up when someone says Thailand.

Living here for two years, I have had the immense pleasure of seeing many different sides of this fascinating country, the hugely celebrated and the unassuming, the popular and the forgotten.

Each place has its unique surprises and my experience makes me cringe when I hear some stuck up backpackers say that Thailand has nothing for them in way of adventure anymore. As someone once said, “only boring people get bored.” Especially in Thailand.

10 Unique Places in Thailand

1. MaeKlong Market, Samut Songkram

MaeKlong Market in the province of Samut Songkram is an unbelievable example of Thailand’s ability to thrive in regardless of circumstances. The market is situated on the train tracks of MaeKlong Railway and eight times a day, seven days a week, the train passes in and out happily.

The train literally goes directly through the middle of the market stalls and over the goods on sale. Rather than relocate a market which had been running for decades in this area, locals adapted superbly so that daily life was not interrupted.

The vendors simply pull back any awning that sticks out too far within centimeters of where the train will pass and usher shoppers to step back. Locals know the exact time each day the train arrives and once it has passed through, the awnings are recoiled and they are back on the tracks laying out their fruit, meat and seafood as if nothing happened.

2. The Forensic Museum, Bangkok

Have you always wanted to see a scrotum with elephantiasis? Er… no, us neither! Bangkok’s forensic museum holds a bizarre collection of everything that is weird, outrageous and just downright freaky about Thailand.

For anyone looking to investigate a very different side of Thailand, look no further… though be warned this place is not for the squeamish or faint of heart!

With macabre interest in death and illness, the museum displays a collection of gruesome photographs of decapitations, deformed feotus’s in glass jars, an exhibition of skulls with bullet wounds through the head and the star attraction, the embalmed body of 1950’s Chinese cannibal, Si Quey. Next to the cabinet read the handwritten words “because he loves to eat human’s organ not because of starving”.

3. Phuket Town

Most people head to Phuket strictly for beaches and all night parties, however, what most people fail to appreciate is Phuket town itself. Dating back to the 16th century, colonial powers had an interest in Phuket’s natural resources, namely its booming tin mining industry.

As a result, the architecture of the town is a mix of Sino-Portuguese shop-house and Sino-Colonial mansion style. Despite it being home to the cheapest digs in town (the famous On-On Hotel was featured on the opening scene’s of the movie, The Beach!) there is a surprising lack of backpackers roaming the town.

Artsy tea-shops and atmospheric jazz bars have now taken residence in the old shop-houses and there are some great (and cheap) Chinese-influenced eating houses. Visitors heading there in October are in for a treat as the Vegetarian Festival takes place with incredible feats of self-flagellation and body piercing.

4. Mae Sot or “Little Burma”

Nicknamed “Little Burma,” due to the presence of over 200,000 Burmese refugees living in the area, the border town of Mae Sot doesn’t really feel like Thailand at all.

Walking around the local market you will see women with a yellow paste, ‘thananka’ bark smeared on their cheeks and men, wearing the traditional Burmese wrap-around skirt, the longyi.

The town is fascinating in the sense that it makes you realize just how complex the Burmese nationality is with ethnic minorities from Karen, Kachin, Mon, Arakanese; each with their own separate customs, cultures, dress and cuisine.

Eat chapatis and dal in the Muslim quarter in the morning for breakfast and then feast on Karen curries in the evening. For backpackers who are considering  visiting what is now called ‘Myanmar,’ Mae Sot is an intriguing taster.

Plus, the bridge over the River Moie has just opened for border runs so the town may well be seeing more backpackers here in the coming months. 

5. Nan Province

The remote province of Nan is a mountainous, forested area that for many years was an autonomous kingdom cut off from the rest of Thailand and the outside world.

The area remains somewat separated from the rest of Thailand in the fact that very few tourists venture here. Home to the largest national park in Thailand, the beautiful Doi Phu Kha National Park, the area has an abundance of impressive limestone caves, karats and waterfalls, not to mention the ancient salt mine village, or ‘Ban Bo Klua’ as it is known in Thai.

The best way to get to Nan province is by motorbike from Chiang Mai on roads which are superb for riding passing through spectacular mountain scenery. The town of Phayao, located on the picturesque Phayao Lake is the perfect stop off point to explore more stunning mountain scenery and nearby hill-tribe villages.

6. The Trang Islands

Just four hours by bus from the tourist hotspot, Krabi, lie the ‘secret’ islands of Trang, a group of 47 separate craggy isles each one blessed with raw, unspoilt beauty.

The area which consists of 120-mile coastline remain untouched by tourism and you will find no fast food restaurants, internet cafes or tacky souvenir shops here. During low season (June-September) the islands are completely deserted and you will have to persuade the local fisherman to take you out from the main port of Trang to the outer islands.

It is quite possible that you will be the only Westerner there as you explore the beautiful white sandy beaches, limestone caves and waterfalls that were recently designated a national parkland.

The accommodation is cheap and very basic but with a location so idyllic, the Trang islands are like Thailand 20 years ago. If it is true escapism you are after, the Trang Islands just may be your adventure playground.

7. The White Temple and the Black House, Chiang Rai

It is true that with such an abundance of noteworthy temples in South East Asia, at times during your trip you may feel guiltily ‘templed out.’ After coming from Thailand’s capital of culture, Chiang Mai with its 300+ temples, the last thing you want to do in Chiang Rai is see another!

Yet, the White Temple just may be different from anything you will have seen before with its eerie concrete hands and ghostly heads surrounding the entrance of the temple and its huge silver tusks reflecting the light as you walk up to the daunting doors.

The temple is like something out of a strange gothic fairy tale and was built by artist ‘Ajarn Chalermchai Kositpipat’ as a Buddhist offering. Less than 2km from the White Temple, you will find the mysterious ‘Baan Dam’ or the Black House, built interestingly by Kositpipat’s former student, artist Thawan Duchanee.

With an extensive collection of taxidermy, including the entire skeleton of an elephant, the Black House is a bizarre contrast to the pure White Temple. An antagonistic creation by the artist perhaps?

8. Khao Yai National Park and Bat Cave

Every night without fail as the sun begins to set in Eastern Thailand, a thick black cloud spouts from the mouth of an eerie cave on the edge of Khao Yao National Park.

They are thousands upon thousands of ‘wrinkled lipped’ bats who come out to hunt at twilight creating what seems like one giant living organism in a ribbon pattern across the sky.

Just four hours from Bangkok, the park is also home to 67 species of wild mammal including the Asiatic black bear, Asian elephant, gaur gibbon and even tigers! Visitors can walk the many hiking trails in the area to spectacular waterfalls, observation points and even a dinosaur footprint (a four day trek!).

9. Doi Inthanon National Park

It was this time last year when hoards of Thai people raced to the peak of the highest mountain in Thailand (2565 metres) to get their first experience of frost! Whilst English people find this incredulous, the park does have more to offer than its cold winter temperatures.

Riding a motorbike through the park is the best way to explore a landscape that changes with each turn; at times rugged, misty, cold and eerie and then almost mediterranean with lush rolling hills, rhododendron bushes and smiling farmers waving as they plough the fields in the sun.

On the way up the mountain (you can reach the summit by road) there is a Hmong hill-tribe settlement where visitors can stay overnight in a homestead and observe the organic farming practices here which are a Royal Project initiated by the current King of Thailand to stop the hill tribes from growing Opium.

Although the area of Doi Inthanon is well set up for tourists, it is rare to spot backpackers here.

10. Tarutao National Marine Park and the Deep South

Right on the border with Malaysia, Thailand’s deep south is very underdeveloped compared to Krabi and the Gulf islands. Today, it remains an area which tourists are wary of due to continued travel warnings because of the Muslim fighting in the area.

However, this area has more than one surprise up its sleeve, not least the stunning Tarutao National Marine Park, an archipelago of 51 exquisite islands which were the setting for Thailand’s version of the Survivor TV program.

One of the first national marine parks in Thailand, its sparkling beaches, coral reefs and virgin rainforest remain in pristine condition. It is hard to believe that the largest island, Koh Tarutao was once a huge prison with over 10,000 prisoners sent there.

One of the islands here, Koh Lipe has managed to evade park protection and is beginning to develop into a popular resort. Go now before pressure from developers to build more resorts becomes too much! The park is closed May-November.

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Hiring the Nutrition-Fitness Hybrid Pro http://theencouraginglife.com/2019/04/05/hiring-the-nutrition-fitness-hybrid-pro/ http://theencouraginglife.com/2019/04/05/hiring-the-nutrition-fitness-hybrid-pro/#respond Fri, 05 Apr 2019 08:06:03 +0000 https://demo.dinesh-ghimire.com.np/wpthemes/blogmag/?p=102 What are consumers looking for when they come to your gym or studio? Sure, they want great workouts and access to the latest equipment in a welcoming, fun environment. But above all, they really want to attain their health and fitness goals. At our gym—One on One Fitness in State College, Pennsylvania—we’ve learned that lasting, […]

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What are consumers looking for when they come to your gym or studio? Sure, they want great workouts and access to the latest equipment in a welcoming, fun environment. But above all, they really want to attain their health and fitness goals.

At our gym—One on One Fitness in State College, Pennsylvania—we’ve learned that lasting, consistent client success depends on intelligent nutrition and habit-change strategies. Thus, we’ve pivoted from workouts to wellness to help clients succeed—and to differentiate our business. We focus on three areas: fitness, nutrition and lifestyle habits.

We’re making this happen with a new job title: the nutrition–fitness hybrid pro. We recruit registered dietitians who love fitness, and then we train them to be fitness professionals.

It’s an incredibly exciting opportunity for the right people. These RDs interact with clients in ways that they wouldn’t normally, as clinical dietitians. Moreover, they help clients in ways that a dietitian or personal trainer, individually, could not.

“I became an RD because I have a passion for helping others,” says Haley Golich, RDN, LDN, a recent addition to our team at One on One. “The nutrition–fitness hybrid position enables me to promote healthy living, help clients set and achieve health goals, and contribute to the prevention of chronic disease. It is the ongoing interaction with clients that intrigued me the most.”

Advantages to This Professional Model

We employ four RDs and are recruiting more. Here’s what we’ve observed since implementing this strategy:

Our Pool of Hiring Candidates Is Wider

Hiring/recruiting quality fitness professionals can be a significant challenge because it’s so hard to find that “gem” of a personal trainer who is competent, professional and (of course) looking for work. The nutrition–fitness hybrid position lets us recruit outside the pool of personal trainers and kinesiology students.

“When I went off to college, I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to study kinesiology or nutrition,” says Bethany Paszkowski, RDN, LDN, another member of our team. “They both interested me, and both would allow me to achieve my longer-term goal of helping people. This position is perfect for me.”

RDs Have Advanced Skills

When hiring an RD, you’re getting someone who is dynamic, smart and organized. Five years of vigorous education forces a person to develop many of the professional skills required to succeed in this role. Although RDs don’t have a degree in kinesiology, they quickly develop an intellectual understanding of the science and prove that they can consistently apply it in a fitness setting. Bottom line: You’re not hiring a “project.”

RDs Enjoy Career Satisfaction

This position has a strong allure for the right kind of RD. After all, RDs rarely encounter so much diversity in their tasks and such a committed client base in clinical or community nutrition jobs. “I’ve worked as a registered dietitian in both the public health and clinical settings. These settings can be challenging to impact change,” says Golich. “By combining nutrition counseling along with fitness consulting, I am able to impact clients in a comprehensive way to elicit the most positive change.”

It’s Easier to Turn RDs Into Trainers Than Vice Versa

Teaching RDs about fitness is a time-consuming but straightforward process. Conversely, dietetics is a complicated, multifaceted subject that will soon require a master’s-level education. Thus, the model works only if you start by hiring RDs. Turning trainers into RDs is rarely achievable.

The Investment Will Pay Off

RDs are used to making a healthy salary, so you will have to pay them competitively. You will have difficulty competing against the pay of a clinical setting. However, we don’t try. Instead, we attract people strongly motivated to engage in our holistic wellness opportunity. We provide a 5-week training program whose value is clear to the people we hire. They recognize that our team will teach them a trade and that we’ve made an investment in them—knowing we won’t see a return until well after they start.

How the Nutrition–Fitness Model Improves Your Business

In a competitive marketplace, fitness businesses have to differentiate themselves and generate new sources of revenue. In our market, a lot of gyms and clubs are doing the same things: offering different spins/pricing on group training and selling supplements. Although many businesses succeed tremendously on this path, we think the competition will only get stiffer.

We believe that creating a one-stop shop focusing on fitness, nutrition and habit change is a win-win that helps our business while giving our clients the best opportunity to succeed. We hired our first full-time RD in 2015, and our nutrition program became profitable after about a year, mainly through individual counseling sessions.

Some of the most significant benefits are intangible. Having RDs on staff clearly differentiates us from our competitors and solidifies our position as leaders in our field. RDs also get nutrition clients interested in fitness, educate our community and contribute to our social media updates.

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LAUSANNE: The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Thursday that it was delaying until next month its ruling on a challenge filed by South African double Olympic champion Caster Semenya against the IAAF.

A decision in the controversial case had been due next week, but the world’s top sport court said it would not issue a verdict “until the end of April” because both sides had filed additional material since the hearing in February.

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Semenya is challenging proposals by the International Association of Athletics Federations that aim to restrict female athletes’ testosterone levels.

The IAAF is seeking to force so-called “hyperandrogenic” athletes or those with “differences of sexual development” (DSD) to seek treatment to lower their testosterone levels below a prescribed amount if they wish to continue competing as women.

The athletics governing body has argued the moves are necessary to create a “level playing field” for other female athletes.

A wide coalition has rallied behind Semenya’s cause, including the government in her native South Africa and rights activists worldwide.

Some scientific experts have argued that barring Semenya from competition due to naturally high testosterone levels would be like excluding basketball players because they are too tall.

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How to Build the Ultimate American Football Player http://theencouraginglife.com/2019/04/04/how-to-build-the-ultimate-american-football-player/ http://theencouraginglife.com/2019/04/04/how-to-build-the-ultimate-american-football-player/#respond Thu, 04 Apr 2019 19:09:15 +0000 https://demo.dinesh-ghimire.com.np/wpthemes/blogmag/?p=79 One of our favorite times of the year at my facility is when our college football sessions begin in May. What makes our job unique when it comes to this 12-week program is our near absolute control over what Mike Robertson and Patrick Ward call the athletes’ stress bucket. When these guys come to train, […]

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One of our favorite times of the year at my facility is when our college football sessions begin in May. What makes our job unique when it comes to this 12-week program is our near absolute control over what Mike Robertson and Patrick Ward call the athletes’ stress bucket. When these guys come to train, there’s no external stress. Aside from a girlfriend and a landscaping job, their lives are a piece of cake. And it shows every day during the warm-up. We simply cannot get them to shut up (a very simple way to determine their level of central fatigue or lack thereof).

What do I mean when I say we control their level of stress? To today’s physical preparation coaches, the figure below is nothing new, but it demonstrates how we truly are the organisms’ stress managers over the course of the summer. We structure our athletes’ training around the General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) by the day, by the week, and by the month. Seems simple enough, right? Apply a stimulus to the point of fatigue and watch the athlete recover and supercompensate leading to the next training session.

Wrong. In reality, each athlete has his own GAS, if you will. Different positions (lineman, receiver, etc.) require not only different stressors but also varying levels of intensity and volume. Our program fills the need for the application of unaccustomed stress. I believe this system is the ultimate guide for building today’s American football player.

The Summer Macrocycle

Before we dive into the daily training sessions, let’s look at a 10,000-foot view of the whole program for the three months we have these guys in-house. Let it be known, I in no way consider myself a “programming sensei,” I simply try to instill what others much smarter than I have found successful.

At first glance, you’re probably rolling your eyes with the assumption that there are too many moving pieces to this puzzle. It is much simpler than it appears. I like to refer to it as Modified Block Periodization where we’re linearly building athletic movement, meaning triphasic, concurrently raising all aspects of athleticism, all while respecting residual training effects (aerobic endurance, maximal strength, maximal speed, etc.). The big picture is nothing more than transitions from slow to fast, general to specific, and simple to complex using legend Al Miller’s suggested prescription of volume first, intensity second.

Mesocycle One

When the session begins in early May, some of the guys have been keeping up on their training since the end of spring ball while others have kept up with Call of Duty and Taco Bell. With that in mind, we adhere to the least common denominator and take everyone through two weeks of anatomical adaptation.

The benefits of this period are two-fold:

  • It raises work capacity.
  • It increases resiliency in the connective tissue while preparing the players for the more violent demands to come, i.e. sprinting.

Our speed work for the four weeks focuses on starts from a static position and is incredibly simple. Our go-to is two-point starts with the emphasis on front side arm mechanics and, most importantly, posture. We also emphasize posture, rhythm, and relaxation through extensive tempos during this block. In the weight room, we want the speed of the barbell to maintain relatively high speed. We are constantly cueing the guys to “rattle the plates,” as athletic movement starts from the ground up.

The first four weeks is a fan favorite (sarcasm) as we employ slow eccentrics to the main movement in the weight room, and we perform them in a cluster fashion. I would be remiss if I failed to mention that Cal Dietz and his work greatly influenced the resistance portion of our training session.

The goals of the eccentric phase, or block, are:

  • To reach a level of hypertrophy necessary for the sport’s violent demands.
  • To improve neuromuscular synchronization of the afferent/efferent pathways between the muscle spindles and central nervous system and desensitizing the Golgi tendon organ (GTO), which will then allow the organism to absorb high levels of force all while not triggering the over protective mother (GTO).

The only problem with eccentrics? They’re extremely stressful to the organism, which is why we use cluster sets during this block. Clusters are phenomenal for performing each rep at or near maximal velocity during the movement’s concentric contraction. This results in maximal power output, ultimately leading to greater improvements over time.

If you’re familiar with Coach Joe Kenn, you are without a doubt acquainted with his Tier System Strength Training template. I’ll explain why we implement it later in the article. For now, know our focus is on hypertrophy (“R” for repetition effort, or in our case, slow eccentrics and time-under-tension), then max effort, followed by a dynamic movement which could be a jump, throw, or use of accommodating resistance.

As for jumps during this block, we’ve had tremendous success with max effort, single response jumps. More specifically, static overcome by ballistic jumps (seated box jumps) with knee bends of at least 90 degrees to mimic the start of the acceleration phase.

Mesocycles Two and Three

June

As we progress further into the summer, the program becomes more demanding. The emphasis continues to center on the one biomotor ability that separates the terrible from the bad, the bad from the good, and the good from the great: speed. From a bioenergetic standpoint, we focus on alactic power rather than capacity. Why? It does not matter how many times a guy can run a 5-flat forty, he’s still slow. We find it more prudent to start building a Ferrari rather than a Ford Bronco.

As far as biodynamics are concerned, we begin to push the alactic envelope with longer accelerations and sprints. A staple in our program is flying 10’s (build 30, sprint 10) and medicine ball starts with great awareness on the height of their hips and their front side mechanics.
The fun part for my staff and me during this block is to witness the athletes realizing that as their speed increases, they’re able to generate more force with each ground contact. It’s even more rewarding to explain that the challenge they face as speed increases is that there’s less time available to apply force. A cue that’s worked time and time again for us is, “The only difference between flying and sprinting is ground contact.”The only difference between flying and sprinting is ground contact. Click To Tweet

Once they meet the sprinting requirements, they transition to the weight room with isometrics as well as true dynamic effort a la Westside Barbell. Isometrics seem to be all the rage again in the industry, so I’ll spare you the physiology lesson. Here are the benefits from isometrics that deserve mention:

  • Motor unit recruitment which will increase the number of muscle fibers that will engage or fire.
  • Rate coding will increase the rate at which the motor units fire, which then leads to a spike in muscular tension.
  • Isometrics will divert maximal energy from the eccentric phase directly to the concentric phase with minimal (or no) loss of energy.

During this block, we’ve had great buy-in and greater success with max effort, double response jumps to mimic the acceleration phase by still employing a somewhat deep knee bend. A tried and true variation we love is double broad jumps–effective and efficient. That’s a win-win.

July and August

Moving into July, we progress toward sport specific or what I prefer to call sport transferable. Our tempos become more intensive, and we center sprints on absolute speed. Bioenergetically, by having shorter distances and rest times for the tempos while giving the athletes a more powerful engine and larger speed reserve, we’re giving them the best opportunity to not only survive during a game but to thrive. Football is an alactic-aerobic sport with an emphasis on capacity.

Here’s how we prepare our athletes on a typical Saturday afternoon:

  • Average play is 5 seconds.
  • Average rest between plays is 28-37 seconds.
  • Average series is 5-6 plays.
  • Average rest between series is 9-10 minutes.
  • Average special teams play 7-8 seconds.

The game dictates what we do bioenergetically. While we’re not perfect, I’m confident we’re on the right track.

It doesn’t take an MIT graduate to understand we’re now placing a premium on “displaying your strength quickly” in the weight room, with the institution of the concentric or reactive phase, the short and multiple response jumps and plyometrics, and the priority Tier being dynamic.
A quick note on deloads: use them before your athletes need them. We back our guys down once a month. As Dr. Bryan Mann said, “Our body runs in three-week adaptation waves.” With that, we extract as much as we can from a given stimulus and then rejuvenate the organism. It’s not what you can do; it’s what you can recover from.

High/Low CNS Training

We use the high/low approach made famous by the late Charlie Francis. We are our athletes’ stress managers for the twelve weeks they’re with us, and this approach allows them to supercompensate constantly rather than seek homeostasis.

High CNS Training

After reviewing our weekly template, one could safely assume that our program revolves around sprinting. Why shouldn’t it? Speed kills. Allow me to quell your concerns regarding having only one day that addresses agility and jumps/plyometrics. We’re able to improve agility without venturing into that realm through linear acceleration and sprinting. How? Having your athletes sprint farther and faster in training allows them to reach higher speeds, thus achieving higher ground force. As we all know, high velocity=high force. Derek Hansen has touched on the multitude of benefits sprinting has when it comes to agility:

  • Improved change of direction.
  • Improved jumping ability (sprinting is a plyometric due to the flight phase).
  • Ability to decelerate quicker.
  • Less wear and tear (due to a decrease in agility/COD training).

When the organism is in a state of high velocity and high force, they reap the rewards of agility training without any of the risk. If we’re honest, we know agility and change of direction are hard on the organism. Knowing that, why venture into that realm of risk when it’s accomplished by sprinting full-speed?Linear acceleration and sprints train agility, allowing us to reduce risky plyometrics. Click To Tweet

Real world example: when Michael Vick was in his prime, he achieved maximal speeds at over 20 miles per hour (21.63 mph to be exact). When he was achieving at least 95% of his best times in max velocity speed training, submaximal velocities would be that much easier on him.
I believe that all team sport athletes need to tap into max velocity (absolute speed). Forget the benefits it has regarding jumping and change of direction, sprinting alone has a plethora of benefits, including:

  • If it’s strength you seek, max velocity sprinting will drive up weights, because it is 5x ground reaction forces, 7x muscle-skeletal forces, and the organism is applying anywhere from 600 to 1,000lbs of force with each stride.
  • It’s the safest expression of fight or flight. Derek Hansen said, “When a cheetah is chasing a springbok, does either animal pull a hamstring?”
  • Sprinting enhances the organism’s speed reserve. Simply put, as we increase an athlete’s absolute speed, their submaximal velocity (or game speed) raises as well. Sprinting builds endurance; endurance does not build speed.
  • Performing max velocity sprinting is a method of injury prevention. We’ve all seen a breakaway run in American football where the player blows his hamstring. This is because he did not do max velocity sprinting in training or practice, which led to a neurological misstep in his recruitment patterns.

Aside from the benefits of exposing our athletes to sprint work thrice during the work week, there are also substantial costs. The most glaring is the residual training effect of maximal speed. The benefits gained from training at or above 95% of maximal speed last a measly two days (depending on the athlete) as the residual training effects of this biomotor ability are five days ± three days.

A Typical CNS Day

On a typical high CNS day, we use my friend Mike Robertson’s R7 protocol:

  • R1: Release
  • R2: Reset
  • Dynamic Warm-Up
  • R3: Reactive
  • R4: Readiness (Game Changers)
  • R5: Resistance
  • R6: Resiliency
  • R7: Recovery

Release–For the release portion, we prescribe no more than three areas for the athletes to perform self-myofascial release. We stick to three because I believe if we prescribe more, we start to venture into the parasympathetic realm. As all of you know, we’re trying to shift to sympathetic dominance on a high CNS day.

Resets–I admit we’re not postural restoration wizards, nor are we great with functional movement screening when it comes to resets. However, my director of performance, Thomas Bowes, is a mobility guru on all things Supple Leopard. We know what we’re proficient at, and our guys feel good, mobile and stable, and that’s all that matters.

Dynamic Warm-Ups–After we’ve relieved some tension and moved the guys into more advantageous positions, we start our dynamic warm-up. Trust me, it’s nothing earth shattering. Again, I may not be the smartest guy in the room; I just apply what the best have done. We have great success with flowing yoga movement patterns as well as Buddy Morris’ high CNS warm-up.

Reactive–The optimal volume for a world-class sprinter is 600 meters of max velocity. Newsflash, I do not work with world-class sprinters, so we adjusted our sprinting volumes based on position to meet the demands of our athletes. Our reactive segment taps into 100-300 meters of sprint volume. Dan Pfaff says, “Acceleration is a skill.” We believe that any skill needs to be addressed daily. The lineman will do at least 60 meters every single day, big skill will perform at least 100 meters every single day, and skill will be exposed to at least 150 meters every single day.The closer an athlete is to the football, the more he requires strength. Click To Tweet

This is where our program may be unique: a linemen’s exposure to the reactive segment is rather brief, but his time during our resistance segment is much more extensive. This is because the closer an athlete is to the football, the more he requires strength. The relationship between strength and speed is inverse for our skill players. Their time during the reactive portion will be far greater than time spent in the weight room as their position demands more sprint volume with less of a premium on strength and weights.

Readiness–The bridge from sprint work to the weight room is what we call game changers, or readiness. Joe Kenn calls it halftime. Vernacular does not matter, substance does. This portion consists of:

  • Posterior chain–hinge, knee flexion, or spinal erector
  • Posterior shoulder–abduction, adduction; downward, upward rotation; protraction, retraction, or elevation, depression
  • Abdominals–anti-extension, flexion, rotation
  • Neck

We’ve found this is highly effective at the beginning of the weights segment to ensure the proper muscles are firing before the “meat” of the lift. For example, hinging before a deadlift or performing a knee flexion variation before squatting. From a more practical standpoint, as the workout nears the end, what athlete is going to be fully engaged if we place this portion at the end?

Resistance–We love Coach Kenn’s Tier System for resistance; this game is played head-to-toe, toe-to-head. I have yet to see a football player use only his upper body in the first half and his lower body in the second half. That alone provides enough rationale to address the total body each weight session. Our weights are extremely simple, efficient, and effective. We only use three exercises each workout–yes, only three. Volumes are adjusted based on position, but we make it known that we are concerned with speed, not weights. A typical session would look similar to this:

Resiliency–For us, resiliency means bringing the athletes through movements that are cyclical (running A’s, ankle jumps) because of the following:

  • Typically all movements in the weight room are acyclical.
  • Sport is cyclical. We want to bring them back to what they’ll face on the field.
  • Cyclical movements re-establish proper intermuscular coordination between the agonist and antagonist. As Charlie Francis once said, “It is not how fast you can contract a muscle, it is how quickly you can relax.”

Recovery–Again, nothing ground breaking when it comes to recovery. We prescribe the guys elevate their feet and achieve a parasympathetic state, or “rest and digest” to help kick-start the recovery process. With early 20-year-olds, this is a popular time for Snapchat sharing and selfies–not a bad promotion for our facility. If it gets them to relax, I’ll take it.

Low CNS Training

On the low days, we prescribe tempos based on position. Larger athletes (lineman) won’t have the same volume that a cornerback performs. Our ranges will vary anywhere from 1000-2000 meters; at the beginning of the summer we focus more on extensive tempos and progress toward (slightly) more intensive and glycolytic tempos in July and August.

Along with the tempos, we prescribe upper body circuits that include medicine ball throws. This accomplishes a few things for the athletes:

  • The nutrient rich blood, or the pump, will flush out any toxins and waste accumulated from the previous day’s high CNS session. And let’s be honest, it provides a psychological benefit as well. The guys feel good after a brief upper body workout.
  • The low volume from the circuit will aid in recovery for the next day’s high CNS session.
  • If you pay attention to Charlie’s system, you can have a high CNS component on a low CNS day as long as it’s brief. With that in mind, we moved our medicine ball throws (with indirect transfer to sprinting based on the specific variation) to our low days a la Buddy Morris.

Conclusion

By the end of the summer, these young men have developed bonds that carry over into the season as they mention one another on Twitter, post pics of their new friends’ success on Instagram, and are truly invested in each other’s careers. It’s one of the best parts of being in the private sector–the relationships.

My goal for this article is not to brag or boast, but to simply shed light on how we’ve found great success. And, speaking candidly, I hope this will encourage other coaches to be as open as I am so we may all benefit and continue to learn from one another. I am not naïve to the fact that, with this article, may come criticism. I have zero issue with this, as there is no perfect program. The program I presented to you is different from what we did in years past and will continue to change and evolve because training, by nature, is incomplete. In fact, as Buddy Morris once told me, “The best program is the one you’re not on!” With that in mind, let us professionals continue to pay it forward, grow, and ultimately help those we serve. This is truly what this industry is all about.

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