Kettle Bells Ultimate Conditioning Tools

The kettlebell is a cast iron weight, which resembles a basketball a essantial part of basketball equipment with a handle. An ancient Russian exercise device, the kettlebell has long been a favorite in that country for those seeking a special edge in strength and endurance.

It was the key in forging the mighty power of dinosaurs like Ivan ‘the Champion of Champions’ Poddubny. Poddubny, one of the strongest men of his time, trained with kettlebells in preparation for his undefeated wrestling career and six world champion belts.

Peter Krylov was nicknamed ‘the King of Kettlebells’ after his favorite tool of strength development. He was known for his stunt of jerking overhead two beefy soldiers who sat inside two hollow spheres on the ends of Krylov’s specially made barbell.

Many famous Soviet weightlifters, such as Vorobyev, Vlasov, Alexeyev, and Stogov, started their Olympic careers with old-fashioned kettlebells.

Although Russians have known kettlebells for as long as they have known vodka, the first official kettlebell competition took place only in 1948 and the first USSR championship did not happen until the fall of 1985.

Kettlebells come in ‘poods’. A pood is an old Russian measure of weight, which equals 16kg, or 35 pounds. There are one, one and a half, and two pood K-bells, 16, 24, and 32kg respectively. They no longer come in heavier weights because the sport has evolved into a strength endurance event. Standard weights are lifted for repetitions: 32kg for men, 24kg for lower ranked athletes, and 16kg for kids and birds.

To earn his national ranking, Pavel Tsatsouline had to power snatch a 32kg kettlebell forty times with one arm, and forty with the other back to back —over 40,000 foot/pounds of work—and power clean and jerk two such bells forty-five times.

In the twentieth century Soviet science discovered that repetition kettlebell lifting is one of the best tools for all around physical development. (Voropayev, 1983) observed two groups of college students over a period of a few years. A standard battery of the armed forces PT tests was used: pullups, a standing broad jump, a 100m sprint, and a 1k run. The control group followed the typical university physical training program which was military oriented and emphasized the above exercises. The experimental group just lifted kettlebells. In spite of the lack of practice on the tested drills, the KB group showed better scores in every one of them.

There was more. Surprised researchers at the famous Lesgaft Physical Culture Institute in Leningrad (Vinogradov & Lukyanov, 1986) found a very high correlation between the KBL total and a great range of dissimilar tests: strength, measured with the three powerlifts and grip strength; strength endurance, measured with pullups and parallel bar dips; general endurance, determined by a 1000 meter run; work capacity and balance, measured with special tests!

The Red Army, too pragmatic to waste their troopers’ time on pushups and situps, quickly caught on. Every Russian military unit’s gym was equipped with K-bells.

Spetznaz, Soviet Special Operations, personnel owe much of their wiry strength, explosive agility, and never quitting stamina to kettlebells. High rep C&Js and snatches with K-bells kick the fighting man’s system into warp drive.

In addition to their many mentioned benefits, the official kettlebell lifts also develop the ability to absorb ballistic shocks. If you want to develop your ability to take impact try the official K-bell lifts. The repetitive ballistic shock builds extremely strong tendons and ligaments.

The ballistic blasts of kettlebell lifting become an excellent conditioning tool for athletes from rough sports like kickboxing, wrestling, and football. And the extreme metabolic cost of high rep KB workouts will put your unwanted fat on a fire sale.

Wide range of ketlle bells are available on high street strenght traing shops, if you like to see online visit , Argos Sports is selling kettle bells since 1976 as a one of the recommended weight traing equipment

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Myspace And Online Safety

The safety of children on Myspace and other social networks is of growing concern in today’s online society. The press continually talks to issues regarding child stalkers and perverts waiting around every corner of Myspace. But how much truth and risk is really involved with Myspace or its social network counter parts, and what can you do to reduce any risk that might be involved with your children using Myspace?

In reality there is a concern for younger children who use Myspace, if they have no been properly warned. Children can easily stumble upon people posing as other children. It’s very simple for someone to create a false Myspace profile, from a false email address and connect from an anonymous or false IP address. This means they’re essentially untraceable… even by the FBI, despite what they may claim.

Myspace has had a lot of bad publicity recently over sexual assaults that may have originated from connections on myspace’s network. But can you blame for these actions of others? I lean away from thinking you can. The blame should lie more with parents then the connecting network. Myspace is only one of hundreds or thousands of networks and chat tools kids can use and sexual predators can take advantage of… Myspace is simply the largest and the best news story for media outlets to cover.

Parents should play an active role in monitoring their child’s internet usage, not just Myspace usage. There are monitoring tools to help keep an eye on what your kids are doing even while you’re away. Some of these programs will keep logs of every website your child visits and every chat session he or she has with friends. If your child is old enough to tell though you may want to warn him before hand as it can be a very sensitive subject for a parent to be monitoring a teenager who feels they can take care of themselves. Also these programs claim to be undetectable but keep in mind many teenagers today know more about computers than you could imagine and may be able to remove this software.

Keep an eye out on your kids and keep them safe!

Todd Dickerson

China Slows

Well China’s economic growth did slow in the September quarter, but not too many commentators thought fit to mention a major contributing factor besides the slowing economies of the west and the credit crunch.

And that was the shutdowns forced on businesses in and around Beijing (a 300 kilometre radius according to some reports) for the Olympics in August and September, plus the impact of the Sichuan earthquake and the early year impact of the huge snowstorms in January.

When taken together the drop in growth from an annual rate of 10.1% in the June quarter, to 9% in the September quarter, is understandable.

The figure was low, under market estimates of a 9.7% rise, but western and local forecasts about the Chinese economy can’t be that precise because the collection of the figures is less than ideal, as is the certainty that the statistics will be presented in an unvarnished fashion.

The 9.0% figure for the quarter gave an annual rate of 9.9% for the first nine months of the year, after a 10.4% rate for the first six months.

That was enough for the Central Government to reveal moves to help property prices (which are falling in many areas) and assist small exporters.

The government said that taxes on house purchases would be reduced and value-added tax rebates would be increased for exporters of textiles and machinery.

However, the scope and timing of such policy changes were not revealed and there is a debate about just how big a fiscal stimulus is needed to prevent a sharper slowdown.

It was the first time since the fourth quarter of 2005 that quarterly growth in China slipped into single digits, according to figures from the government.

The 9.9% figure is a notable reduction from the 12.2% for the first nine months of 2007.

The trade surplus hit a record of just over $US29 billion in September, but that will be the most recent high point as shipments start to slip. China’s industrial output grew 15.2% over the first nine months of this year, down from the 16.3% rate of the first six months.

Again the reductions on output in and around Beijing for the games should not be forgotten, nor should output cuts and closures by aluminium, copper, lead and zinc producers during the quarter as they should to try and cut stocks of unwanted products and match demand and output.

Growth in industrial output slowed to 11.3% in September.

Fixed asset investments, a key gauge of government spending on infrastructure and factories, rose 27.0% in the first three quarters of this year, compared with 26.3% in the first half, the bureau said.

Retail sales, a main indicator of consumer spending, increased 22.0% in the first three quarters of 2008 compared with the first nine months of 2007 and rose 23.2% in September.

Those figures are small, but interesting examples of what the Chinese government seems to be doing as export growth slows: it is attempting to restoke domestic demand.

Inflation looks like it has been tamed and is falling at the consumer level.The spiralling upward surge in food prices had has slowed this year. They had been the major driver of rising consumer inflation in 2008 and the early months of this year.

But figures out yesterday from the Government’s statistics bureau revealed that consumer inflation hit 4.6% in September, and 7.0% in the first nine months of the year.

That is a lot better than the 7.9% inflation in the first half of 2008, and a near 12-year high of 8.7% recorded for the month of February when those winter storms boosted the cost of power and energy, as well as curtailing food shipments. That pushed up food prices.

The AMP’s chief economist, Dr Shane Oliver is one who doesn’t see gloom and doom in the forthcoming Chinese statistics.

He said in his weekly market note that the Chinese economic data will be watched closely for indications as to how fast it is now slowing down.

“Having just returned from China I must say that while China is in far better shape than the US its economy nevertheless looks to be cooling significantly on the back of slowing exports and a property slump.

“Pretty soon we will be talking about China’s factories exporting deflation to the world again, after the silly “China is now exporting inflation” fears that were doing the rounds earlier this year.”

China’s Cabinet made a rare public statement on the economy Sunday, saying the economy can weather the effects of the global financial turmoil. But it also said that growth will decline as the expansion of business profits and public revenue slows.

The State Council said in a statement at the end of an executive meeting led by Premier Wen Jiabao that the turmoil and economic instability will have a “gradual” effect on the country.

It said China’s economic growth will slow along with corporate profits and public revenue, and as capital markets continue to fluctuate.

Newsagencies reported that the statement posted on a government website said “Unfavourable international factors and the serious natural disasters at home have not changed the basic growth situation of our country’s economy. Our country’s economic growth has the ability and vigour to resist risks.”

China must “adopt flexible and cautious macroeconomic policies” to maintain stable growth, the statement said.

Steel prices in China have fallen about 20% and there are reports of small steelmakers being forced to close because of shrinking demand.

Mount Gibson, our fourth biggest iron ore exporter, has found that some buyers won’t take iron ore shipments, and on Friday Fortescue Metals revealed that it had been helping some Chinese customers with freight costs as iron ore spot and shipping costs had fallen because of the slump in China.

Indian iron ore exporters have had similar problems with smaller Chinese buyers.

Atlas, a smaller iron producer, made a similar announcement yesterday.

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what are 4 sets of safety regulations that would be relevant in a machining workshop?

what are 4 sets of safety regulations that would be relevant in a machining workshop?
and 4 for a ceramic casting workshop?

Are you asking about established "on-the-books" regulations; or common sense because of the environment rules?

I don’t live where you do – but I’ll give what I think are common-sense answers:

1) Hand and eye protection is mandatory. ( Lots of small bits can go flying, and lots of sharp tools are in use) Other personal protections may include steel-toe shoes, cut-resistant gloves, restriction of long hair and loose-fitting clothing, require full-cover clothing. If welding, appropriate welding glasses or eye protection and heat protection is mandatory.

2) No tampering with machine safety devices – (don’t remove a saw guard, don’t run a machine beyond the overheating cycle, don’t take short cuts), and keep work area neat and clean at all times.

3) Work must be done in teams ( 2 or more – so someone is always there to stop machines /call help in an emergency ); and observe rest periods, hours on-duty. All accidents (of ANY kind/magnitude ) should be reported and discussed. Everyone makes mistakes – so we can all learn from one mistake instead of making it over again ourselves.

4) All tools, safety devices, and machinery should be inspected, tested, and maintained regularly. (possibly also inventoried, replaced when appropriate – nothing should leave the premises, and nothing ‘extra’ should enter the premises). Broken, dull, or damaged tools should not be used until repaired or cleared by appropriate persons.

In a Machining shop, I’d think of sharp tools and crushing weights/ vise-like grips.
In a ceramic casting shop, there are many of the same dangers – less from the tools and more from chemicals and heat.

Basically the same 1-4 as above, adding or changing:
1 – personal protections should include appropriate heat-resistant aprons, gloves, shoes , and eye wear should definitely be heat-appropriate. Don’t wear or carry personal items into a work area; paper money or ID badges could spontaneously combust; plastic, "costume", or even gold jewelry melts at relatively low temperatures and can cause serious burn damage. If appropriate, masks may be required for particulate matter and/or gaseous exhaust.

2 – Work area safety – especially sensitive to neat and clear work areas; small dust contaminants may ruin ceramic mixtures, and water or other liquids could accidentally come into contact with hot work and cause dangerous shatters. Clearly mark areas where materials are staged before firing (prevent tampering/contamination) and after heating (avoid accidental burns, ensure appropriate cooling times)

3 – buddy rules / rest periods: again, have a person who can act as a safety monitor. Heat exhaustion can take place quickly when working near furnaces; as can CO/ other gas poisoning. The affected party may not feel anything until effects are already damaging. Fire suppression and inhalation first-aid are especially important – possibly requiring training.

4 – tools/inspections: be sure that all ceramic ingredients are inspected before heating. Unfamiliar mixtures or new chemicals can cause gas release or explosive reactions. Tools with microscopic cracks could cause entire works to shatter or can deliver impurities to work. Ensure that all chemicals and fuels are stored safely and appropriately.

Metalwork Tools Workshop Safety Training Video Preview – Safetycare Safety

Today, the metal trade is one of the cornerstones of our industrial society. Correct, efficient and safe use of metalworking tools is essential throughout the metal industry. This program shows the correct and safe use of a wide range of metalworking tools and includes:

• Personal safety
• Safety precautions in the workplace
• The Metal Rule
• How to use a Scriber
• Correct use of the Try Square
• Punches
• Using Spring Dividers to scribe arcs and circles
• Marking with Odd Leg Calipers
• Correct and safe use of Hammers
• Files and Filing
• Using a Cold Chisel correctly
• Hacksaws
• Operating a Drill Press

This program is aimed at all users of basic Metalwork Tools, whether they be students or experienced trades people who may require a refresher on safe and correct usage.

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Luxbuna vs Systematic Audio – Industrial Machinery [Paranormal Effect – VA]

Artist: Luxbuna vs Systematic Audio
Track: Industrial Machinery
Album: Paranormal Effect (VA)
Album Genre: psytrance
Label: Neurotrance Records
Released: 2011
bpm: 148
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