Go Muscles Vs Show Muscles

For the past 30 years we have been training wrong. Our fitness programs have been highly influenced by equipment manufactures like Nautilus, who invented pin-selected weight machines and then brain washed us to believe that exercising on a machine was more effective, and at the same time bodybuilders like Arnold who published «The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding» and then the movie «Pumping Iron.» These programs have helped to develop great «Show Muscles», but done very little to improve the function of our everyday activities and athleticism, our «Go Muscles». At the same time over the past 30 years we have been continually getting fatter and more deconditioned as a population. How can this be if pin-selected machines are the best way to exercise and the techniques of bodybuilders are superior to everything else? They aren’t!

Unless you are a bodybuilder there is no benefit to building «Show Muscles». Instead, you need to change you focus to building «Go Muscles». Go Muscles are not developed on weight machines or by doing single-joint exercises, such as bicep curls and seated chest presses. Rather they are built through total body exercises, such as deadlifts, push-ups, cleans, etc., and are built off of the ability to lift and control your own bodyweight before adding any external resistance. Also, Go Muscles are developed standing, especially on one leg, not seated or lying down. When you are seated or lying down you are not engaging your core muscles, which are the foundation of a strong body.

So why are we still having the 40-year-old mother of 4 doing seated chest presses and bicep curls? She is never going to compete in a bodybuilding contest and just wants to lose 10 pounds and have more energy. But yet we still put her on a circuit of machines. The only thing this is going to help her do is flex for the other soccer moms, it’s not going to help her drop those 10 pounds or load and unload groceries into the car and still have enough energy to wash clothes, cook dinner, and help the kids with homework.

Many people are beginning to change their approach to fitness, but there are still many more that are using the same failing methods that went out of style in the 80’s with leg warmers and spandex unitards.

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Tips To Clean Your Soccer Cleats

Soccer cleats get covered in mud, grass and dirt with regular use. And cleaning them takes a good deal of time. However, with the right cleaning solution, you can clean your shoes and they will look brand new once again. Here are some tips to clean your soccer cleats.

Cleaning The Soles

Remove the excess dirt first. Each time you take your shoes off, you should hit them with each other to shed the dirt, mud and grass.

Dry clean The Dirt

You can use a special shoe-cleaning tool or a brush to clean the bottom of your cleats. Dry cleaning will loosen the grass, mud or other stuff from the spikes of the shoes.

Aside from this, you should use a toothbrush to clean the sides of your shoes soles. Actually, the abrasive bristles of a booth brush will loosen the dirt and will make it easier for you to focus on a certain area.

Prepare a cleaning solution

You can make your own cleaning solution. It should be a combination of the cleaning solution and warm water. As a matter of fact, hand soap or dish soap will make a nice solution. All you need to do is fill a container with two cups of lukewarm water. Now, you should put a tablespoon of regular soap into the solution. Shake the container until the mixture becomes sudsy.

Use The soapy solution

Now, you should dip the brush in the solution and then clean the bottom of the cleats. The brush will get covered in grass and dirt, and you should put it under a running tap. Once the brush is clean once again, you should soak it in the soap mixture and then scrub your shoes once again.

Wipe the shoe soles

Now, get a paper towel and dip it into the same soapy solution. With this paper towel, you should wipe the shoes for removing any residue of grass or dirt. You can wrap the paper towel around your fingers to reach the difficult-to-reach areas on your shoes.

Cleaning The Upper Portion of The Cleats

Clean the laces

Remove the laces from your shoes and then dip them in the solution. After 10 minutes, you can use a toothbrush and your fingers to scrub the laces to clean the accumulated dirt. Now, put the laces in the sun to dry them out.

Clean the tops

To clean the tops, you can dip the toothbrush or scrub in the soapy solution and then use the scrub for scrubbing the tops. You can put one of your hands into the shoes and use the other to rub the shoes with the toothbrush.

Dry Your cleats

You can use a clean paper towel or a dry rag for drying the cleats and collecting any soapy water left on the shoes. Make sure you dry the sides, tongue and the soles of the cleats.

Once your cleats are dry, you should put the laces back on the cleats and then put on the shoes. Hopefully, now, you can clean your cleats yourself to make them last longer.

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Understanding the Unfortunate Situation of the Al-Fida'I (Palestine National Team)

"Does Palestine have a football team?" That got me excited to the point where I ended up buying a round of second tobacco fill-ups for the group. The simple answer to that question was a "Yes". But me being me, wanted to explain to them the little that I knew of the sport in Palestine.

Football had been present in Palestine since the 1920's, the earliest of all when you compare the time when the sport was introduced into the region. In fact, the country had provided excellent footballers at the time, that were even recognized at a global stage. One of them was Jabra Al Zarqa who, based on his performance, attracted the likes of Arsenal FC. That was 1920's.

Where is the country now in terms of football? Fifa ranks Palestine at 157 in the latest world ranking release. Is it justified to an average individual that concentrates on stats and numbers? Yes, it does.

But if you go beyond the numbers and look at how a dominating country in Arab football just turned lame ducks, it is quite pitiful and inspiring at the same time (from a football perspective).

Fifa acknowledged Palestine in 1998. Since then, it had participated in several friendly and competitive matches with teams mainly from the Levant region (Syria, Jordan & Lebanon) or Far East nations. Their first game on home was played in 2008 against Jordan. A decision later since it was acknowledged with the reason being the unpredictable security concerns that exist and still exists in the country.

The most successful Palestinian national team coach was an Arab Israeli by the name of Azmi Nasser who twice took the responsibility of managing the team, once during 1999 – 2000 and then 2005 – 2007 (year he passed away). During his tenure of 21 games in those 5 years, he had managed to pull out 8 victories.

The disappointing and an important feature among a lot, is the background of how most of their matches were operated on. As the team is made up of players from both Gaza and the West Bank area, the travel restrictions infused by Israel on people traveling between the two regions, does not make it possible for these players to train together. They have to meet up in any neighboring countries to train together.

Secondly, there have been cases of where individuals from both regions are not granted permission to exit, which then puts the causes problems in the preparations. One such incident that I can distinctly remember is during the qualifying stages of the 2006 WC, the first team goal keeper who would travel to Egypt – Palestine border on a daily basis to cross over to Egypt in order to join up with the team. And when he was able to get through, he was physically and mentally tired to perform. This leads to bringing in players of Palestinian ancestry to the team causing communication tissues with the local Palestinian players.

They do deserve a lot of praise on pursuing their passion for the sport, even if they have to go through certain difficulties. The team had recently qualified for the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup hosted by Nepal, where the winner qualifies into the 2015 AFC Cup.

As Jibril Rajoub, president of the Palestinian football federation, said after the first game on home soil:

"Palestinian blood, Palestinian flesh, the Palestinian national anthem on Palestinian territory.

I am pretty sure I can say for all of us that we the football fans all across the world are proud of what you have achieved and the awaiting success.

PS: I would recommend all of you to watch Goal of Dreams , which is a documentary of the Palestinian national teams, struggle as they aim to qualify for the 2006 World Cup. A must watch.

Look forward to my follow up post on why I expect the Palestinian national team to be notified in the future in the regional and global stage.