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Cryogenically Frozen People Coming Back From The Dead

There are 300 cryogenically frozen people in the world today.  They are hoping in the future they can be thawed and brought back to life.

Seems a bit far fetched.  But maybe at some point they will have electric Chi machines or something that can be perfectly calibrated to put the life force back in a human being.

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To say their consciousness will be the same is another leap though.  Will they remember anything?

It seems a bit space age or like something from Star Trek.

Then again, if you told people 150 years ago that you could have a face to face conversation with someone on the other side of the world, it would have seemed equally daft.

Humanity marches on.

If they wake up I’d imagine they will also need some serious rehab and a solid exercise plan… to become healthy and able again.

I wonder if in the future they will still be using dumbass weight machines (and many dumbbell and barbell exercises) that build imbalanced physiques and cause inflexibility, poor mobility and injuries.

It may even be worse in the future.  The machines could also be setup to send an electric impulse to the muscle to make it contract on its own and lift the weight held on the machine.

It wouldn’t surprise me.  I mean, they’ve even started such prototypes already with those ab stimulator belts.

They are missing the whole point of human development and performance (including the best look).  It is to do with brain development as much as anything else; things like… coordination, balance, stability, calmness under tension, muscle control, spatial awareness etc.  It is about functional movements that we evolved doing, for good reason – they are what served us best as a species.

These natural exercises also happen to create the best physiques; lean, muscular, balanced, agile, strong and quick.

I’ll tell you one thing, now and in the future, the best athletes will still know the right way to do things.  They will do half of it, most of it or all of it.  Otherwise they won’t be the best.

The Next Level Sports Program is a blueprint for human development and performance.

Everyone doing this is guaranteed to put gold around their neck in sport, business or any pursuit they follow.

It’s that fundamental and getting to the core of what works for us as humans.

It will be the same when those people are thawed, fall out of their melted ice cubes… and crack into a thousand pieces…  ‘Whoops, sorry bout that.’

Best thing to do is live your life to the full NOW.  When you die you die, if you ask me.  Get busy livin.

No beth-er way to do that than with The Next Level Sports Program.

Yours,

Brian Timlin

Why I love heart rate monitors and why you should too

Training intensity is crucial for injury prevention, optimal progress, knowing what cardiovascular system you are improving, how hard to train and many more things.

Heart rate monitors give you feedback.

They will tell you how hard to train and even how often. This is invaluable.

Based on your age and maximum heart rate you can work out the heart rate zone you should be training in. For aerobic fitness you will want to be staying in the 70-80% zone. Any higher than this for long periods on a continual basis and you run the risk of injury or burnout.

This will also derail progress because you won’t be recovering properly. You need to train hard enough, but not over do it.

With modern heart rate monitors you can even set the heart rate zones so that it beeps when you go out of a particular zone. This really helps in my experience. There’s no ambiguity.

It’s also very easy to stick to a progressive plan this way.

The best heart rate monitors I’ve used are Polar fitness watches. They are great. Also beware that most HRM’s on machines aren’t always accurate for some reason. You are better off just biting the bullet and getting a proper one.

Nowadays there are also Heart Rate Variability or HRV testers. These are really useful in indicating how well you’ve recovered and how hard to train on any given day. This is also really useful because it can be hard to know when to go all out and when to train easy. This gives you physiological markers that tell you what would be best. There is a sweetspot for the most effective training and it is enough stimulation to force adaptation but not so much to burn you out.

If you overtrain you are open to injury, underperformance or adrenal burnout, and this can totally derail your training until you heal.

I use a HRV monitor called ithlete everyday. It cost £40 and comes with an app. You wrap the sensor over your index finger and plug it into your phone. The app then tells you what condition you are in today, how recovered you are and how hard to train. It is so useful.

These tools give you a better plan, one that is more enjoyable, more definite, increases performance and helps you stay clear of preventable injuries.

I highly recommend making a relatively small investment in these training monitors that will give you benefit for years to come.