Boston Dynamics announces availability of Spot robot dog

Boston Dynamics’ dog-like quadruped Spot robot is now shipping (for lease) to early adopters, according to Sources The general public knows Spot for its viral video exploits, where it has twerked to Bruno Mars and worked together in a pack to haul a truck across a parking lot. The Spot launch video takes things a…

Socrates and Buddha: “Know Thyself!”

Echoing a famous Pierre Teilhard de Chardin quote: “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.

We are spiritual beings having a human experience,” a statement that Socrates and Buddha, in spite of their differences, would agree on. So, from one spiritual being to another – Namaste.

Free your Mind – Walk

Frédéric Gros: why going for a walk is the best way to free your mind Carole Cadwalladr  – Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09.04 AEST Some of the finest thinkers in history were also enthusiastic walkers. In his surprise bestseller, Frédéric Gros uses philosophy to show how walking can bring about a sense of peace. So why…

Obsession

“Obsessed is what the unmotivated call the dedicated” Hopefully this should get you thinking! Anyone who has failed to form good habits (or break bad ones) in the past and is now succeeding understands that continuous dedication and focus are key ingredients for progress. I think the quote is trying to get at the fact…

Stop

10 Things Endurance Athletes Need to Stop Doing There is a lot that goes with endurance sports training. From the training itself to proper nutrition, good sleep and other aspects, the list of things to be done seems endless. However, there are also things you may be doing that are detrimental to your success. The…

What Are Ketones? – Perfect Keto

What are Ketone and what do they do to the body? Read on for a full overview of ketones and their role in a ketogenic diet. — Read on perfectketo.com/what-are-ketones/

The Dangers of Exercise Addiction

By nature, endurance athletes like to push their limits in an effort to improve. For some, that drive goes beyond simply doing their best and it becomes an addiction. This addiction can lead to many problems, both physical and mental, and can have very severe consequences. Often, it is a rigid and thin social aesthetic…

Male / Female Intermittent Fasting – Two sides of the same Coin

The issue of women specific Intermittent fasting seems to generally revolve around Hormone imbalance’s and fertility issues. Fatigue Depressed mood Bloating Headaches Irregular periods and fertility issues etc, some but not limited to. “I see it as the two sides of the same Coin” Refer article I just posted to highlight, from a Dr.Amy Shah,…

A Woman’s Guide To Intermittent Fasting

From article: Posted  by Dr.Amy Shah, M.D., a double board-certified doctor who received her medical training from Cornell, Harvard and Columbia Universities. When I first tried intermittent fasting, I failed – miserably. The first day, I under at and couldn’t sleep all night from the hunger. The next day, I was tired, cranky, and grossly…

The amazing changes intermittent fasting

The amazing changes intermittent fasting does to your body and brain Stars like Beyonce and Hugh Jackman have spoken out about following intermittent fasting plans to get in shape. How does intermittent fasting work? We spoke with one of the leading neuroscientists in this field, Mark Mattson at the National Institute on Ageing Intramural Research…

Document maximal effort – RER

Respiratory exchange ratio The respiratory quotient and the RER are both calculated as the ratio of the volume of carbon dioxide (CO2) produced to the volume of oxygen (O2) used, or VCO2/VO2. The respiratory quotient, which typically ranges between 0.7 and 1.0, is an indicator of metabolic fuel or substrate use in tissues; it must…

Social group membership

Not many people have a number named after them, but Robin Dunbar lays claim to the Dunbar Number. Confusingly, no precise value has been attached to this figure, but a commonly cited approximation is 150 – and this is the number of people with whom we can maintain a meaningful relationship, whether in a hunter-gatherer society or on Facebook.

Rebellion to Find Fulfilment

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t…

The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner

The “runner” as a metaphor Literature about running has changed over the course of history. The short story “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner” by Alan Sillitoe gave this genre a political perspective that changed the vision of a literary “runner”. Sillitoe’s character Smith uses running as a way to mentally reflect. Running gives…

10 Elements of a Perfect Freestyle Stroke

The off-season is an ideal time to work on improving swimming technique. Whether you’re planning a break after a long season or preparing to ramp up your training for the next one, you may want to take the next few months to work on the checklist below—a list that can help you become a more…

Breathing, great to get it right.

I’m going to assume you’ve been successfully breathing for some time. You get enough oxygen into your blood to support your physiological requirements and power your limbs, organs, and muscles. You know how to inhale, and exhaling is a breeze. You even know how to breathe through your nostrils like a champ. In other words,…

Why the Name “Iconoclasses”

The Origin of the Business Name “Iconoclasses”, has been asked on numerous occasions. We needed a name!  So it is here I arrived – for no better reason!   “Iconoclasses” synonymous, with Iconoclasm (People who engage in or support iconoclasm are called iconoclasts) a term that has come to be applied figuratively to any individual who challenges…

Bike set up power, aerobic, comfort

Increasing speed on the bike is a lot harder than it seems. To go one km per hour quicker in a 40km TT we need to find an extra 20 watts. To ride 1km/hour faster in an IM where we only ride at around 70% of our threshold power this means we need to improve…

Calculate Threshold Power

How To Calculate Threshold Power, Heart Rate, Or Pace Cycling Functional Threshold Power (FTP): Your Functional Threshold Power is by definition the Normalized Power for an all out effort of 60 minutes. However, you can get a fairly accurate estimate of your FTP by doing an all out effort of 20 minutes, then subtracting 5%…