Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Why You Need to Be Doing Burpees

Why You Need to Be Doing Burpees

What is the best predictor of when you’ll die? That seems like a hard—not to mention morbid—question, but, incredibly, study after study is showing that simple tests of physical performance are highly predictive of future mortality.  
My favorite recent example is a study from Brazil that tracked just over 2,000 subjects age 50 and up. A 10 point score system was developed to assess how easily they could get up off the floor based on a sitting-rising test (SRT):
Lower SRT scores were associated with higher mortality (p<0.001). A continuous trend for longer survival was reflected by multivariate-adjusted (age, sex, body mass index) hazard ratios of 5.44 (95% CI 3.1–9.5), 3.44 (95% CI 2.0–5.9), and 1.84 (95% CI 1.1–3.0) (p<0.001) from lower to higher SRT scores. Each unit increase in SRT score conferred a 21% improvement in survival. Conclusions: Musculoskeletal fitness, as assessed by SRT, was a significant predictor of mortality in 51–80-year-old subjects.
There was a clear relationship between how easy it was for the people to get off the floor and how long they lived.
A little deeper dive into the data shows that about 95 percent of the people who scored well (between eight and 10) survived over 14 years. Only about 60 percent of those who scored poorly (between zero and three) survived for 14 years, and the number of people who scored poorly increased with age.  
And that’s not the only test out there that can predict lifespan. There is now evidence that poor grip strength predicts early mortality in young people.

iWatch, Apples Jump Into Wearable Electronics!

Could this be it! We are all wishing for it, I wear a watch everyday, then I switch to my running watch, then if I am working outdoors, to another. One Watch all the time would be great. Have the ability to see who is calling, play a song, messages, calendar items, meetings, well you get the idea. Now this one looks just like the Nike Fuel Band, but you have to start somewhere and with Nike and Apples partnerships in the past, why over think the concept.

"Though tomorrow's Apple event is shrouded by the usual air of mystery, there will almost definitely be news about a new iPad. The future is less certain for iWatchhopefuls, but in the meantime you can check out this incredibly slick-looking faux mockup of an Apple smartwatch by Berlin-based engineer Thomas Bogner, who posted his concept to Dribbble earlier today.
Bogner, a Nike FuelBand owner, calls his mockup "the bastard child of a Fuel Band [sic] and an iPhone."
Though neither Bogner nor his design have anything to do with Apple, his mockup, whose display features both vertical and horizontal scrolling, evokes some of that glossy, sell-worthy sheen Apple would need to pull off to convince as-yet skeptical consumers that smartwatches are the new smartphones." From Fast Company

Monday, October 21, 2013

Love Backpacks - RIG 500 Citrus

Backpacks you can never have enough and when you think you do, well another one comes out that you have to have. Well the RIG 500 is that one, it fits snug for that run without bouncing around on your shoulders and back. MORE and PRICE $130

Never Suck Again with this RIG 500 Hydration Pack. Why? Because it sprays. Dry Capacity, 500 Cubic In. Fabric, 100% Ballistic Rip Stop. Bladder, 70 oz with quick-release valves for drinking tube and pressurization tube for easy fill and bladder removal. Slide top for easy fill, cleaning and drying. Heavy duty size 8 coil zippers. Vertical zippers that are I-POD ready. Removable waist strap. Ergonomic fit shoulder straps with terraced overlay for adjustable tube configuration and power bulb configuration. Industrial load disbursement cut and padding. Integrated slider chest strap. Plug and play reservoir tube connector. Compression straps with PVC reinforcement. Industrial nylon gear strip. Reflective zipper pulls. Eco rig back pads with air drive ventilation. Heavy duty nylon pack handle. (Length 18.5 Inches. Width 10 Inches)

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Recon Jet

So Wearable technology is here and moving quite fast, maybe to fast for some, but other like me not fast enough. Now the pioneers like Nike and Apple, move with the tides, other for many reason have a hard time moving forward. Well the Jet by Recon Instruments, is a great alternative to Google Glasses, mainly for it rugged shell and go anywhere attitude, more for the adventure seeker than a trip to the coffee shop.  Plus the price is $400 cheaper. 


Recon Jet is a powerful standalone microcomputer with the onboard processing power, suite of sensors and networking capabilities you would expect from a tablet or smartphone. It's open platform and SDK allows developers to create apps for any activity where information, relayed direct-to-eye, changes the game.

9-Axis sensors
• 3D accelerometer
• 3D gyroscope
• 3D magnetometer

Pressure sensor
• Altimeter & barometer application

Ambient temperature sensor

Optical touch sensor for UI control
Works in all weather conditions, and with gloves on

On-board memory
• 8GB flash
Wide screen 16:9 WQVGA display
Virtual image appears as 30" HD display at 7'
Power-saving sleep mode
High contrast and brightness for readability in high ambient lighting
Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11a/b/g/n)

Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Smart)
• Apple MFi Bluetooth support

• MEMS GPS/INS Kalman filtering fusion algorithm

• Support for connectivity of up to 8 ANT+ peripherals

Micro USB
• Device charging/power
• Data transfer
HD camera

Integrated speaker and microphone

Game Changer, Nymi, Might Have Found The Right Mix!


Control your Life
The Nymi tells the world, you are you, allowing you to securely communicate your identity to all of your favourite devices.
Get 'em while they're hot!
The first 25,000 people to preorder the Nymi will get a special, introductory price of $79. After that, the price for the next batch will go up to $99. We'll be shipping in early 2014 and won't charge you until we've shipped.
In the meantime, join our community and start mingling. We can't wait to see the great ideas you come up with.