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Reducing muscle fatigue

Michael Jenkins - Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Most would be aware that the value of Aerobic Exercise http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerobic_exercise is that it exercises our heart muscles improving heart strength & function, and improves blood circulation, improves our body’s/lung’s ability to utilise the oxygen in the air we breathe, as well as a host of other benefits.  

When exercising if we overdo it by pushing ourselves too far beyond our aerobic fitness level we can get muscle fatigue because we our bodies can’t get enough oxygen to our muscles and/or because we are lacking certain minerals that our muscles need.

The likely hood of muscle fatigue or injury can be greatly reduced by stretching to warm up muscles plus there are many supplements out there that help with muscle fatigue and cramps which are good. But I use a simple inexpensive formula that I find extremely effective that I put together as a result of researching things on www.earthclinic.com 

In a large glass of water, I put some boiling water in the bottom, into which I dissolve 1 tablespoon of Organic Blackstrap Molasses and 1 teaspoon of Turmeric; then I fill it up with cold water and add 2, 3 or 4 table spoons of Apple Cider Vinegar. Optionally I will sometimes add one of those natural green vitamin mineral powers and/or an eight of teaspoon of bicarbonate soda.

  • The Molasses is high in Calcium, Magnesium, Iron & Potassium all good for muscles & bones, and some health food stores sell it very cheap in bulk if you take in your own container.
  • The Turmeric I stated using because I had a boil on my lower leg a few years ago and I could feel the toxin had reached up into the lymph nodes in my groin. I discovered Turmeric on this site www.earthclinic.com  and took a teaspoon in water a few times a day and the pain left my groin in a couple of days and the boil was gone in a week. Quicker than antibiotics with no side-effects and extremely cheap if you buy it in 500g or 1kg bags from an Indian grocery shops.
  • I find the Apple Cider Vinegar is so good that, if I have over-done-it when skating and feel a cramp in my leg or foot, if I drink a glass of water with a few table spoons of ACV in it and the cramp goes almost instantly. I always use the Bragg brand because it is natural unfiltered. I could write a lot about the benefits of ACV but there are books written about it that are worth reading and plenty of info on the internet. 

Improving Fitness and Well Being

Michael Jenkins - Tuesday, August 09, 2011

A friend Gabe had cancer last year and one of the things he did was go to a natural cancer treatment clinic in Spain www.budwigcenter.com and when he came back he was telling me about some of the treatments they did, and one of the devices that they use there, called an Earth Pulse which is extremely good for improving sports performance as well as sleep.


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NASA noticed the when astronauts went into outer space their bones and cells deteriorated as they got further away from the earth’s magnetic field, also even here on earth the strength of the earth’s magnetic field is getting weaker all the time. They and the East Europeans discovered that a magnetic field at a frequency of 9.6hz improved tissue regeneration 4 times. After reading all the extremely interesting material and watching the videos on their site www.earthpulsetechnologies.com including some of: athletes talking about their improved performance; a 16 year old dog bouncing around like a puppy; the dramatic improvement in the health of men with  Parkinson’s Disease, I had to try a pair.

Before getting my EP I was often run down and tired sometimes nodding off to sleep as a passenger in cars or during meetings, and I was generally feeling fatigued, so I thought with a 90 day money back guarantee I have nothing to lose.

The day I got it I was up working late the night before and had an extremely busy day and I was due in a meeting shortly, so I set the device for 45 minutes on Restore mode, put it under a pillow under my head as I lay on the floor of the office; someone woke me up after just 20 minutes so I didn’t get much of a dose, but in that meeting my head was extremely clear and I felt extremely rested & rejuvenated. I previously never had any trouble going to sleep but with the Earth Pulse the quality of my sleep dramatically improved, and I found that I was performing better in many areas with less effort, less fatigue and less sleep: like my touch typing speed dramatically improved.

In one of the video on our website you will notice that when I am skating in Hong Kong – in August before I got the EP in October – my face looks very run down and my skating seems to be a bit of an effort, where as in the same video I am skating up that steep path in Adelaide in December towards Col’ Light’s statue on Montefiore Hill, with a strength and ease that I never had before using the EP.  It is one of the best investments that I’ve made in my health and the performance benefits are worth way more to me than the purchase price and I would never be without it.

I have been recommending it to friends, which Paul the inventor has been happy about and he has now made Chariot Skates an affiliate and given us a Discount Code which is ChariotSkates so that anyone on our Newsletter List can get a $100 (20%) discount when purchasing through www.earthpulsetechnologies.com using that code – which is not case sensitive – you must remember to press the Redeem Coupon button under the field where you insert our code, then you will see your price change from $599 to $499. If after you buy one you recommend it to friends and they buy, you will also earn rebates. 

Where are we up to with design and production?

Matt Gow - Tuesday, April 27, 2010

In our commitment to developing the most dynamic skates available we have recently made significant product design changes. The product we will go to market with will be significantly different to anything previously shown on our website or elsewhere in the media. The changes will not only improve performance but will also reduce some of our manufacturing, processes and component costs.

A few months ago we were testing alternative configurations in the interest of protecting our existing patents and securing further ones. We discovered something that worked better so we decided go with the changes before cutting moulds for the smaller sizes. We have also made the necessary changes to our existing moulds for the large size and have already made and tested some samples. At this stage we are not going to say much more than that, but newsletter subscribers will be the first to know more.

Also in an earlier newsletter Issue #4 we mentioned that to ensure consistently high quality we were modifying the production method and the mould for the wheel. Although those production modifications were successful in reducing rejects, they increased the weight of the wheel too much. Now we have come up with another production method which we tried for the smaller 20 inch wheel. This approach was very successful, so we have now modified the larger 24 inch wheel mould as well. The result is a lighter wheel that we are very happy with.

There have also been modifications to the lay ups of some of the other main components to improve strength and reliability.

Although we are working with one of the worlds leading carbon composite manufactures (a company with lots of experience in carbon bicycle frames and tennis rackets) this product has never been made before so we are learning all the time. We want to get it as right as possible before going to market. The last thing any of us want is to have product recalls.

Will Wheelskates take off? Is the old faithful bicycle in trouble?

Matt Gow - Monday, April 26, 2010

For me, wheelskates are already a great success because I already have my pair! I find them to be one of the freest and most exhilarating ways to get around and exercise. For the inventor, the commercial viability is not the only driving factor. It is the spirit of adventure, of going into new territory to explore what has never been done before. Of course it is my desire to have others experience the same exhilaration and freedom and I look forward to the day when I can go wheelskating with more people at the same time. 

I started building my first prototype at the end of 2004 and built 3 prototypes in Adelaide. Apart from a deep sense that I was meant to do this, I was never really sure that it would take off until after the 5th prototype was finished in 2008. This prototype performed better than I ever expected when I first started. Even then, I was not as sure as I am now after the 6th & 7th prototype. These latest versions perform so well that sometimes, when I am out skating, I feel so free that I am not sure if I feel like crying or shouting. 
I still ride a bicycle. Bicycles are great because you just hop on and peddle, park and walk into a shop. They are easier to ride than skates and some people will not have the patience to learn to skate well. When in China I ride a bike from my apartment to our China office, as it is only five minutes down the road. If I go wheelskating, I always go for at least half an hour, usually two hours and sometimes for as long as four hours. If it is a case of having fun and a workout then Wheelskates are my first choice.  

I don’t think Wheelskates will replace or out-sell inline-skates, particularly at the entry level. Inline or roller skates are better suited to a skating rink or aggressive skating, whereas wheelskates are more suited for outside, recreational and long distance: different types of skates have different benefits in different environments.

A lot of things we take for granted today, were never expected to do so well:

  • Most people thought that cars would never replace horses. Cars were way too expensive. Horses on the other hand are good at breading so you don’t need to build factories and they consume grass or hay rather than expensive toxic petroleum.
  • People thought the Wright brothers were nuts. Flying was considered too dangerous (one of the Wright brothers died in a plane crash) and it was never expected to become commercially viable. Now millions of people fly every day with in-flight meals and movies.
  • Thomas J. Watson the President of IBM is quoted in many books and articles as saying in 1943: I think there is a world market for maybe 5 computers.

Who knows what the future will hold for Wheelskates.