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Stress and anxiety can cause panic even to highly trained military professionals like the US Navy Seals. While the training regimen is designed to harden them physically, mentally, and emotionally, battle casualties still cause emotional distress among the special forces operators. Stress and anxiety can cause below-average performance that can put missions and lives at stake. To prevent this, stress management is now an integral part of special operations training.

THE SWIFT, SILENT, DEADLY WARRIORS' BATTLE AGAINST STRESS

THE SWIFT, SILENT, DEADLY WARRIORSIn the 1990 movie entitled Navy Seals, the actor Charlie Sheen played the role of Lieutenant Dale Hawkins, a young and aggressive Navy special forces operator assigned to a team of highly-trained commandos that were given a mission to track down and grab a known terrorist. During their mission to neutralize the terrorist, Hawkins was assigned to guard a door below the room where their target was fast asleep. Itching to get into action, Hawkins left his post and accidentally encountered one of the terrorist leader's guards. His unauthorized action prompted a heavy firefight between his Navy Seal team and the armed bodyguards of the terrorist leader. When the smoke cleared, one of his team mates lay dead in a pool of blood. The post-mission evaluation clearly pointed out that Hawkins made a mistake that cost the life of one Navy commando. What was supposed to be a silent, uneventful special operation turned into a running gunbattle that was not part of the original mission plan. After that incident, the movie portrayed the character of Lieutenant Hawkins as a man plagued by guilt about the loss of his team mate. Stress and anxiety slowly eroded the confidence of Hawkins, making him temporarily unable to function as a professional soldier. Paralyzed by his own guilt, his inability to focus only further jeopardized the lives of his team mates, not to mention his own.Beyond the reels, stress and anxiety do affect soldier in the real world. Even the most battle-experienced special forces operators will admit that every single mission has filled them with fear and anxiety. It is said that even soldier are afraid of war because they are the first ones to suffer because of it. For that reason, the training of elite special operations units like the U.S. Navy Seals involves a lot of physical as well as psychological components. If Navy Seals ever hope to survive and win in actual combat, their training must be so hard and intense that managing stress and anxiety becomes as much a skill as handling an M4A1 Special Operations Peculiar Modification (SOPMOD) carbine. While the training provided for regular infantry is still considered hard, anxiety panic attacks have been recorded among soldier who underwent the standard Army boot camp that is conducted with relatively less psychological training components. As for the Navy Seals, the qualifying physical examinations alone would be enough to drag down and demoralize even a fairly strong man. The physical screening tests involve a 500-yard swim in under 12 minutes; 42 push-ups in under two minutes; 50 sit-ups in under two minutes; six pull-ups; and a 1.5-mile run in combat boots ---- just for starters. After passing the initial physical fitness tests, the recruit must undergo the 25-week Basic Underwater Demolition Training that includes learning advance scuba diving techniques, underwater explosives and ordnance training, combat swimming. Navy Seal recruits will also have to undergo additional land warfare training, navigation, weapons familiarization, individual and unit combat maneuvers, combat skydiving, and a long list of other training courses designed to make them lean, mean killing machines. Stress management is also a very important component of Navy Seal training. Every Seal who was awardent his Trident already knows four of the most dreadful letters in the U.S. Navy. Those letters are S-E-R-E, which stands for Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape training. The infamous SERE training involves the deployment of recruits to an island to accomplish a mission. To make their training mission more realistic, other veteran Seals and special forces operators are unleashed to hunt them down. If they are caught, the recruits are subjected to physical and mental torture. These activities are done to simulate as closely as possible the anxieties, dangers, and hardships of real war. At SERE training, the recruits are taught how to maintain emotional and psychological control in middle of interrogation and physical testing. Aside from the rigorouse selection and training process, the Naval Special Warfare community is still pursuing research and developing new training on stress management. This time, the focus is on Seal veterans and other operators who have actually been deployed on missions. Like the character portrayed by Charlie Sheen, there are still hardened warriors who can efficiently neutralize an enemy without blinking an eye. However, the experience of losing a colleague in the heat of battle is something that remains a very emotional and disturbing experience for any Navy Seal or professional soldier.

Strength Training Equipment Is A Fairly Simple Way To Exercise

Strength Training Equipment Is A Fairly Simple Way To Exercise

Compared to the many other types of exercise routines out in the world today using strength training equipment is a fairly simple way to exercise. You pick up a weight and start repetitions. Though you may wish to sit down and do some stretches first in order to warm up your muscles. This will lessen your risk of injury when you start using the strength training equipment.Strength training is most effective when people begin the exercise with about five pounds lighter than they believe they can lift. Do about one to three sets of eight to twelve repetitions with the light weight. Then do the same with the next five or ten pounds up and if you find that this is still too light you can begin working on the next five or ten pounds up during the later half of your workout session. This way you are gradually building up the weight that you lift. This reduces your risk of spraining or damaging a muscle and still allows you to challenge yourself by increasing the weight your muscle lifts. Most trainers recommend that you use strength training equipment for twenty minutes to half an hour a day to build muscle strength and tone gradually. If you simply wish to maintain your muscle you workout two or three days a weeks for the same amount of time and with the same protocol for weights.At the end of your workout routine you should have a cool down period. This is a time when you stretch out your muscles. They may be tight and you will need to rid them of excess lactic acid that is naturally released during a workout. Be sure to consult with a trainer in order to find the best workout routine for you and the best times to workout.

Anabolic Steroids Help Triggering Growth

Anabolic Steroids Help Triggering Growth

Anabolic steroids are defined as a group of synthetic derivatives of testosterone that promote muscle and bone growth. Anabolic steroids are androgenic steroids. These are the group of natural and synthetic steroid hormones that helps to promote cell growth and division, resulting in growth of several types of tissues, especially muscle and bone.Anabolic refers to muscle-building, androgenic refers to masculine growth, and Steroids refers to the class of drugs. Thus, androgenic anabolic steroids are man-made substances or drugs associated with the male sex hormones. Androgenic "anabolic steroids" are often referred to as AAS (androgenic anabolic steroids) in the medical terms. There are a number of androgenic anabolic steroids available on the market. Some of androgenic anabolic steroids include Anadrol (oxymetholone), Dianabol (methandrostenolone), Testosterone, Anadur (nandrolone hexylphenylpropionate), Anavar (oxandrolone), Andriol (testosterone undecanoate), AndroGel (testosterone), Cheque Drops (mibolerone), and Danocrine (danozol). Androgenic anabolic steroids have anabolic properties and play great role in anabolism, which is the metabolic process that builds larger molecules from smaller ones. There are varying combinations of androgenic and anabolic properties in different androgenic anabolic steroids. Androgenic anabolic steroids are the drugs that are available legally only by prescription. These steroids are often used in treating conditions that occur due to abnormally low amounts of testosterone production in the body; some of the conditions include delayed puberty and some types of impotence. These steroids are also used treat uncontrolled weight loss in wasting diseases, such as AIDS and other diseases that result in loss of lean muscle mass. Androgenic anabolic steroids are often used by bodybuilders and athletes to enhance their muscle mass, strength, and stamina. Such usage of [*_*] for competitive purposes is legally banned. This abuse of [*_*] may lead to elevated cholesterol levels, liver disease, blood clots leading to heart attack or stroke, increased aggressiveness and irritability, and, in adolescents, permanent stunting of growth. Anabolic steroids were first discovered in the early 1930s. The distribution of [*_*] for nontherapeutic uses was illegalized under a 1988 federal law. Anabolic steroids joined the class of abused drugs as controlled substances in 1991. However, a precursor hormone called dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) that can help producing testosterone in the body is available as a dietary supplement without a prescription.

Beer And Fitness - Can You Drink Beer And Stay Fit?

Beer And Fitness - Can You Drink Beer And Stay Fit?

This week I was asked an interesting question concerning drinking beer and exercising. It seems that a former Navy Radioman has developed quite a gut since retiring, and was curious about whether he should give up his beer to lose weight? Not only does the gentleman enjoy drinking about 2-4 beers daily, he also has quit exercising. Moderate beer consumption is actually healthy, so I set out to define "moderate" as well as educate on the basics of caloric intake and caloric expenditure. The radioman is not suffering from a beer belly but an INACTIVITY BELLY! Yes, you can still drink beer and be very fit.Over 90 million Americans enjoy drinking beer! Drinking moderately has been proven by many doctors, as well as the New England Journal of Medicine, to be a healthy component of longevity. In fact, moderate consumption of alcohol, including beer, has been proven to reduce the effects of high cholesterol, heart disease, some forms of cancer and even impotence.Anything done in excess is naturally unhealthy. "Moderation" is defined by most doctors as 1-2 beers a day. And NO, you cannot save up through the week and catch up on the weekend drinking 10-12 beers in an evening. That is NOT moderation. There is even a US Beer Drinking Team that links beer enthusiasts and promotes moderation, responsibility, and healthy living.The average can of beer has over 100 calories. Drinking one beer is equivalent to eating a chocolate chip cookie. Drinking four is equal to eating a Big Mac Hamburger. In order to lose weight, you have to burn off these extra calories as well as the other calories that you ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Even the lightest of beers has the empty calories of alcohol, which is the cause of poor health if done in excess and without a regular exercise routine. Unfortunately, too many Americans live under one of the worst stereotypes placed on a human being - the BEER BELLY, or as I call it, the inactivity belly.The "inactivity" belly is caused by excess calories in your diet AND lack of activity to burn the extra calories. The solution to lose your beer belly is as simple as calories in must be less than calories out (or expended through exercise).Calories IN < Calories Out (burned) = Weight LossIf you can add exercise into your schedule for 20-30 minutes a day, your daily consumption of alcohol (1-2 beers) will not have any additional impact on your gut. To lose your beer belly, you REALLY have to watch your food and beverage intake, drink 2-4 quarts of water a day, AND fit fitness into your world. THERE IS NO OTHER HEALTHY ANSWER! The exercise and workout ideas below can get you started on your calorie burning plan:Workout #1: This is a great full body calorie burner:Repeat 3-5 timesWalk, run or bike 5:00Squats - 20Pushups - 10-20Situps or Crunches - 20Workout #2: Swimming and elliptical gliding (cross country skiing) burn the most calories per hour (This workout can burn up to 1000 calories in one hour!)Swim 20-30 minutes non-stopElliptical Glide 20-30 minutesThere is no reason why you cannot have "six pack abs" and still drink a six pack a week. Once again, excessive beer drinking is not recommended by anyone in the health industry. If you simply enjoy drinking beer and are serious about your health, moderation in drinking alcohol and eating foods high in calories, combined with habitual daily exercise is your ticket to reaching your goals. I now have a series of Workout plans that cater to all levels of fitness and can help you with developing a healthy diet with proper food choices - the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced 45 Day plans sold on StewSmith.com Store. For those who are into strength training, I have recently developed a weight training plan called "Beer and Barbells" that allows you to use the additional calories of beer, or milk shakes if you are under 21, to gain mass and strength.Adding exercise daily and observing the dietary recommendations in these eBooks will enable you to be the person you were yesterday without changing who you are today.

Energy Balance in the Body is a Key to Better Health

Historical references to a universal energy field date back as far as 5000 B.C. to India where prana was considered to be the basic source of life. In China it was referred to as chi and was believed to be in all matter. Two polar forces were recognized, yin and yang. When these two forces were in balance one was considered to be healthy. More recently Western medicine has begun to recognize energy within the body with the advent of devices capable of detecting its effects in the body. Energy fields associated with the human body have been detected by electroencephalograms (EEG), electrocardiograms (ECG), and very highly sensitive devices such as superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUID). Practitioners of alternative forms of health care often believe much of the illness we see in the human body is the result either a blockage of the flow of the energy of the body, or an imbalance in the energy from one side of the body to the other. When the energy balance is restored, the body begins the healing process. Often, symptoms seem to almost miraculously lessen or even disappear. Energy imbalance is the result of too much nerve energy being sent to a part of the body in response to pain or dysfunction. The body gets caught in an endless loop of trying to make corrections. The result is an imbalance in which the deficient side develops painful trigger points. These "trigger points" are formed in the areas where acupuncture meridians are located. Therapies have been developed using these points to release blockages of energy and allow the proper amount of energy to flow. One does not need to use needles. These are the same acupressure points used by massage therapist to release tension, increase blood flow, and strengthen the body's natural life force to assist in healing. When energy is flowing to one side of the body more than the other, it can be easily felt in the form of muscle tension. Nerve impulses are sent along the nerves to muscles and other locations in the body. In the muscles this naturally causes them to be more contracted. A muscle that is contracted is shorter than a muscle that is relaxed. As a result of the increased muscle contraction, one entire side of the body will often feel tighter. How can we balance this energy and cause both sides of the body to be equally relaxed? The method is simple.Trigger points are located by their tenderness, and once located, gentle pressure is applied. The initial stimulation of the trigger point sends a signal to the central nervous system to send more energy to the deficient side. The side that was getting the excessive energy suddenly has energy diverted from it, and the deficient side begins to receive an increase in energy. After a short time, a balance is achieved. The body is then able to use its resources for healing instead of continually attempting to bring the flow of its energy back into balance. For more information see http://www.HealthandWellnessSolutionsOnline.com

Clenbuterol Famous For Its Benefits, But Infamous For Its Side Effects!

Clenbuterol is a drug which is made for everybody from humans to animals. It has many benefits to its name. The first benefit, for which it is widely known, is its ability to burn the excessive fat of the body and give a much leaner look to muscles. In medicinal use, the drug is known as a bronchodilator as it is used by the patients of asthma or those who have breathing troubles. A recent research has shown that Clenbuterol also help the heart patients to become stronger. In animals, it is used to treat anti-allergic respiratory disease in horses. Thus, Clenbuterol is a potent drug that can be used for a number of purposes. Clenbuterols chemical formula is C12H18CI2N2O. The drug comes in the form of tablets which are 20mcg, syrups as well as injections also. It has a life of over 68 hours and doesnt allow water retention. The drug in often sold under its trade names, Ventipulmin and Spiropent. Clenbuterol is basically a fat burner. It helps in burning the excessive fat stored in body. It helps in giving the muscles a leaner and harder look. It is an anti-catabolic anabolic and thats what makes it the favorite drug of athletes and bodybuilders. It doesnt allow water retention to occur which lets the body shed those extra pounds, which are not needed.Clenbuterol is also used as a medicine for both patients, who are suffering from asthma and who are suffering from any kind of heart disease. It is prescribed to the sufferers of breathing disorders as a decongestant. It has been proved experimentally that if taken in right proportion, Clenbuterol might help people fight their heart disease. In Veterinary, Clenbuterol is used as an anti-allergic drug in horses. Clenbutero works as a bronchodilator for horses that suffer from allergic respiratory disease. In Veterinary field, it is known as, Ventipulmin. It is either used orally or intravenously. Clenbuterol is not only famous for its benefits, but also infamous for its life-threatening side effects. The possible side effects associated with the use of Clenbuterol include excessive sweating, shaking of hands, increase in blood pressure, nausea, palpitations, tremor, headache, insomnia, and many more. The weirdest thing about it is, it is used as a decongestant in asthma patients, but it has shown properties of lowering the heart beat rate. Please note that Clenbuterol is not a FDA approved drug. The US FDA has banned its any kind of use, such as in medicines or as a fat stimulator, and USDA has banned its use in livestock.

Summary

Stress and anxiety can cause panic even to highly trained military professionals like the US Navy Seals. While the training regimen is designed to harden them physically, mentally, and emotionally, battle casualties still cause emotional distress among the special forces operators. Stress and anxiety can cause below-average performance that can put missions and lives at stake. To prevent this, stress management is now an integral part of special operations training.