How Do You Program A Pendulum?

Pendulum Programming has evolved over the years. One thing that we do not shy away from is that we want our program to be smart. We want to be able to deliver people results and keep them from getting hurt.

Here is the transcript of the video from above.

Alright! What’s going on FitFam? You know, I wanted to do this special thing for you today. I wanted to talk to you a little bit about what it is like to program. A program specifically for CrossFit, for fitness, for Pasadena Personal Trainer. What that looks like and how it relates to you. Why should you listen? Maybe because you feel like you’re not getting the right things out of your workouts. Maybe you want results and you’re not getting the right results. Maybe you want harder workouts. Then this is for you. So we’re going to cover those things.

Here’s the deal. Why should you care? Why should you listen to me? I’ve been doing this for eighteen years. Eighteen years of programming fitness for people from the elite to the general public. Programing, good programing, should serve a purpose and it should serve a result. A direct outcome. Now, when I was a strength & conditioning coach for Western Michigan University, we used to program so we would 1) keep our athletes safe and healthy so that they could be competitive throughout the entire season; 2) so that they could get stronger and become better athletes; and 3) team building and community. This was really cool because you would have kids who would come in as 18-year-olds and they could barely bench 185lbs, but they were Division I athletes. Then by the end of their four or five years, they were benching over 315lbs. Very cool! Now, does that have any relevance towards football? It depends on the position. But, that was unique to that situation because we had to get them from their day 1 to the end of their time with us at the university.

Pasadena Personal Trainer

Now, when I program here for Pendulum, it’s different. It’s different because we have people of all shapes and sizes, all different ages; but everybody is here for one thing— to improve on their fitness. Then from there, you have subcategories: 1. I want to lose weight 2. I want to get out of pain 3. I want to look better naked 4. I want to perform better in my workouts 5. I want it to help support me for my job 6. I need to have more energy for my kids. The list goes on. Why is that important for you to care about? There is a spectrum of wellness from those that are sick to those that are fit. When we see that full-spectrum we want to look at that and say, “How can we take somebody from being not healthy to leading a more healthy lifestyle?” Living life in motion!

So what does that mean for you? A General Physical Prepared program, known as GPP, should be constantly varied, have functional movements, and it should be performed at high intensity. That’s what we like to program. The reason why we do that is so that every day could be different. Not every day has to be the hardest, most grueling workout of your life for it to be effective. Case in point, a couple of years ago I got hurt. I was doing too much training, wasn’t sleeping enough, wasn’t eating the right way, I was getting older, and there were certain things that were not going the way that they should for somebody who’s going to be doing competitive CrossFit. I ended up getting hurt so I sought out help from a coach. That coach helped me really understand some things. He helped me understand that not every day has to feel like the nastiest beat down of your life. What you do need to do is have consistency. That’s the name of the game in fitness. Anywhere between 4 to 6 days of working out a week, coupled with eating right and sleep, is going to allow for you to get really good results. If you do those things you’re going to get results. But it takes time. It doesn’t happen overnight. So, what’s really important for people to understand is that if you can commit to a process and show up day in and day out, get good sleep, manage your stress levels, and trust the programming to us, you’re going to get results.

There are times when you’re like “Hey, I really want to get a muscle-up” or work towards something more specific. There are times like that where you do need a bit more specificity in your programming that will help you get better. Seeking out one of our coaches to help program on the side for you or doing extra work at the gym with guidance helps. What doesn’t help is having grinder workouts (really long and hard workouts) multiple times a week. That may work for a competitive crossfitter at an elite level. They need to be able to train in that capacity so that when they go to competitions they’re prepared for that experience. But for you and me, having one or two hard workouts a week is just right. You have days that need to be long and slow, days that need to be really short and explosive, and then your general aerobic workouts.

The other thing that happens when you program for people is volume. The amount of volume that is okay for one person might not be okay for another person. You may get a lot of sleep but the person next to you in class may not get much sleep at all and may have a really stressful job. The great thing about CrossFit and about being a part of our gym is that we can scale you up. Make the workout more challenging if you want. But working out harder doesn’t always mean working out smarter. There are three kinds of energy systems that we typically use— really short workouts, medium workouts (30s – 1min 30s), and aerobic workouts (2min 40s and up). We want to make sure you stay inside these energy systems so you can get better at fitness. Then your improvement will show when we test or with things like The Open.

There’s this belief in fitness that really hard, demanding workouts are what you need. That’s not necessarily the case. You’re just doing extra stuff just to do extra stuff and sometimes that takes more of a toll on your body than it does with helping it. Remember, exercise and fitness is just one component. The only way that it works is if you are recovering as well. If you spend an hour in the gym, what are you doing outside of the gym to make sure that you’re recovering and helping your body recharge? Are you eating the right foods? Are you getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night? Are you managing your stress levels? Do you have a really demanding job? Are you only making it to the gym about two times a week? Your answers to these questions might be the reasons for your setbacks.

The reason we program the way that we do is so that we have at least one really hard work out a week. The other stuff is to help color in the program and make you generally physically fit. Fit enough to do everyday tasks, to move a couch without hurting yourself, or even just to have the energy to play with your kids. When I was training to compete I actually found that my fitness level to play with my kids was way worse than it is now. I was always so sore, so beat up, so UGH! My kids wanted to go out and play and I just didn’t have the energy. At what point does your fitness help what you’re trying to do? Does it help make your life better or does it hold you back from living your life? That’s why we program the way that we do. So you can show up every day and it can help not only your fitness but your overall life.

There is someone in our gym that has been with us for five years and he is one of the most consistent athletes that I have ever seen. He is now considered one of the top athletes in our gym. But it wasn’t always that way. What allowed him to progress was his consistency and understanding of scaling. It’s a process. If you can commit to the process, eat right, sleep, manage your stress, and communicate to your coaches about what’s going on, then we can help you.

If you’re having pain, if you want a different program, if you want a little bit more work for specific goals, we can help adjust those things for your workouts to support that. So if that’s something that you’re interested in, please come talk to one of the coaches. If you have more questions about programming, come talk to me. I love having this conversation because it is something I’ve been doing for a very long time. But I want to make sure that you understand why we do what we do. It is to make sure that you guys get better, get results, and ultimately so that you can come in more often. The more often that you are here, the better the results. I hope that this helps and thanks so much for listening.

Don’t Get Left Behind – Five Ways To Be Better

The training we do today is not the same as it was ten years ago, and it won’t be the same ten years from now. It is a natural evolution for an industry to change over time as more evidence-based research is done in an area and the science advances.

But What You Decide To Learn Or Get Certified In Should Be Guided By 4 Questions:

  1. Will it help our clients get better results?
  2. Can we make money with it?
  3. Can we sell it?
  4. Do we believe in it?

As a gym owner, you have to filter through all of the garbage, and there is a lot of it, to do what’s in the best interest of your business.  If a coach comes to me with a certification request for nutrition or stretch therapy and we can see that it will help our clients get better results, it will make us more money, we can sell it because we believe in it then we’ll pay for them to go out and get it. It’s another resource for our coach to grow and expand their knowledge in our field.

Are You Progressing With The Times Or Are You Stuck Following The Trends Or Gimmicks?

Continuing your education especially in your industry raises the caliber of your business. Every year at Pulse, we pick a seminar, or convention, or lecture and we make a trip out of it and go as a team to listen and learn. We get certifications, we keep the certifications active and we continue to grow.

There Has To Be An Roi, If There’s Not It Doesn’t Make Sense.

There are ways of seeing it paid off even if it’s not the front end if a client ends up staying longer that’s a return.

We constantly say if you’re not growing your dying. Stay on top of your game and seek out education, even if it’s not in your field. Take a course in marketing for fitness businesses or a leadership class, read a book, but stay updated in the industry and any of the industries outside of yours that might relate.

When my team and I do these seminars a lot of times will split up and go to different sessions so when we meet back up, we can talk about what we believe in and learn more about it to bring back to the gym. The team is excited to implement it and the clients know they have the latest and greatest research available to them It’s a win for everyone involved, and that is what you need to look for.

Most importantly, whatever you decide, make sure you believe it and IMPLEMENT what you’ve learned. Too often people attend a seminar and they tell you how to make your business more successful but only 2% of the audience takes action. Why are you even there? Don’t waste your time and your money on something that you’re not going to follow through with.

Apply These Secret Techniques To Improve The Importance Of A Proper Warm-up

We have stressed the importance of a proper warm-up before exercising and I hope you have started to implement one into your routine Personal Training Cumming GA. However, now that summer is approaching and the temps are increasing I want to make sure that when you finish you are not just grabbing your keys and running out. I know you want to get in and get out but it’s very important that you allow yourself time to cool off. This cool down period should involve a much lower level of intensity. Your heart rate should slowly return to normal and you should start to feel as if you did before you began your workout. Adding a cool-down to your routine will help to reduce lactic acid build-up by giving your muscles time to push it and other substances out of the muscle as well as increasing blood circulation bringing nutrients and oxygen throughout your body. Try and add a cool down period to your works this week!

The 9/2/1 Rule

We move faster than ever before from day today. We demand a lot of ourselves in many facets of our lives. We cannot maintain a high intensity in these all of the time. We need to strategically think about when we are going to maintain, surge, and step back. I have noticed this with my clients over the last 13 years. They either want to go super hard or they want to just take a break. They find no middle ground, which is where we should be living the majority of the time. So, I developed what I call the 9/2/1 rule. This can be used in all areas of life, but I will relate it to nutrition and exercise here.

9 – Baseline

This is where you will be living for the majority of the year. For 9-months, you will strive to move a little bit each day, get a few hard workouts in, and eat well 80-90% of the time. You make good progress and don’t go backward. You continue to see changes in your energy, mind, body, and physical fitness. Not huge leaps and bounds, but just enough. You can fit this routine into your daily habits without too much difficulty. This is where you really succeed.

2- Surge

There are times in your life where you will need to “surge”. I heard this term from a friend of mine and it made total sense. For this 2-month period, you will prioritize your fitness and nutrition. It will be one of, if not the main focus in your life. You will have to sacrifice some other things in your life to get there. Parties, time with friends, some work-related things, household projects, and many other things might have to take a backseat for a while. This is the time to go at it hard and never look back. For some, 2-months may be too long to keep up a high intensity. If you need to, you can reduce it to 4-6 weeks. It just depends on the person. Regardless, you only have a certain amount of time that you can go hard before you burn out, crash, and maybe even go backward. Proceed with caution.

1- Step Back

If you put in the work upfront, you will earn a well-deserved vacation. You don’t have to use this month all at once. You could use it in chunks. Most people will find it beneficial to use it on a real week-long vacation, holiday parties, and during times that you are working hard on other areas of your life. Preparing for a big project at work, getting ready for your son or daughter’s graduation party, or caring for a loved one, just to name a few. Now, this does not mean that you need to go totally off the wagon. This is just a time to step back and enjoy life. Take a break from the hard work and push the reset button. After you take the needed time off, it’s time to go back to your baseline.

Stop Stressing Yourself Out By Weighing Yourself Every Day!!

Everybody’s weight fluctuates on a day to day basis based on several factors – the main factor being water weight, especially in women. A woman’s weight can fluctuate 2-4 lbs easily when your monthly cycle is approaching.

To save your sanity, it’s best to only weigh in once a week, or at the most twice a week. When doing so, ALWAYS weighs in at the same time each week, wearing the same amount of clothing. I recommend always weighing as soon as you wake up. Just jump out of bed, use the restroom and jump on the scale. The only thing to be aware of is if you ate a heavy meal or a meal super high in sodium the night before you can expect to be up a little in weight. But don’t worry, that gain is just water and should be gone by the next day. And without exception, ALWAYS WEIGH IN ON THE SAME SCALE. Every scale in the world will weigh you a little different no matter what, so it’s super important to only weigh in on one scale.

So, to sum things up in a quick sentence. When checking your weight, always weigh in at the same time, on the same scale, and only do so once a week, but try and not do so the morning after eating a big meal high in sodium!!

Best Pre-Game Spots to Do In Puerto Vallarta

The pre-game. It is a critical component to any epic night out. But in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico’s top party destination, the pre-game is its own full-fledged fiesta that you can’t miss.

PV Nightlife’s pre-game gurus have explored every nook and cranny of our beautiful city to bring you the best places to munch, sip, and groove when the night is still young.

Mexican party culture runs deep in Puerto Vallarta, meaning the nightlight doesn’t get going until after 11pm.

Sure, you could empty out that expensive mini bar in your hotel or stop at OXXO or Kiosko convenience store to grab some bottles and pre-game in your hotel room, but that’s not living the Puerto Vallarta party dream to the fullest.

Our list of the best pre-game spots in Puerto Vallarta has you covered no matter what you’re looking for: awesome restaurants, gay-friendly cocktail bars, hip lounges, great happy hours and more.

Get ready, because any seasoned night-lifer knows that the pre-game is just as important as the game itself!

Dinner and Drinks

Joe Jacks

Get the mojo flowing for the night ahead with 2×1 Mojitos at Joe Jack’s Fish Shack every day of the week with their 7-hour Happy Hour running from 12pm to 7pm daily?

Joe Jacks

One of the most popular restaurants for locals and tourists alike, this is a great place for a casual dinner and drinks before a killer night out in Puerto Vallarta.

The can’t-miss dish? Grab one of their famous bacon cheeseburgers for some sure-fire hangover prevention for the next day.

Don Chava Taqueria Cantina

Don Chava Taqueria Cantina in Old Town Puerto Vallarta is a fun, relaxed hangout for good friends, good food and good drinks—perfect for pre-game or post-game action.

Tacos, tequila, and beer are the specialties, with big screens to catch a game before heading out.

Grab a couple tacos pastor and one of their incredible specialty Margaritas… we love the Picante Margarita with Don Julio Blanco, serrano chile, and agave as well as the Mezcal Margarita with Mezcal Union, Cointreau and Persian lime juice.

Bonito Kitchen

Bonito Kitchen is our super-secret, off-the-beaten-track hot spot for wickedly good cocktails and the best Asian fusion food in Puerto Vallarta.

Bonito Kitchen

Bonito Kitchen is subtly located in the Gaviotas neighborhood less than one kilometer away from the nightclubs of the Puerto Vallarta Hotel Zone.

A funky, casual space bringing Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese flavors to Vallarta, Bonito also mixes some of the best cocktails in town. If you love classic cocktails with a twist, this is your jam.

Alquimista Cocktail Room

Alquimista Cocktail Room

This cool space feels like an urban speakeasy with steampunk styling, and it’s got a vintage-hipster playlist to set the atmosphere.

Alquimista Cocktail Room focuses on taking those Vegas-style Rat Pack classic cocktails and updating them with fresh, local ingredients, bringing a modern Mexican twist to classic mixology.

A perfect pre-game location for Nuevo Vallarta, the kitchen has a great little menu of appetizers and mains featuring fresh Banderas Bay seafood and other updated Mexican dishes.

La Federal Cocina Tradicional

La Federal Cocina Tradicional

A hotspot in the hip Marina Vallarta district, La Federal is a trendy take on the traditional Mexican cantina.

A great menu of updated Mexican traditional dishes gets you ready for a long night of Vallarta partying. Get your camera ready, because La Federal’s cocktails are famously Insta-worthy.

Your drink may come served with anything from a traditional Mezcal presentation to a small botanical garden—the presentation is always a spectacle to behold.

Happy Hour

Signature Lounge and Skybar at Residences

Located at Pinnacle Resorts in Old Town, take your choice of locations and decide for yourself which is the best Happy Hour in Puerto Vallarta: either the beautiful Signature Lounge Lobby Bar or the top floor at SkyBar at Residences.

Signature Lounge and Skybar at Residences

Both offer incredible sunset views and both feature the locals’ favorite Happy Hour—all cocktails, beers, top-shelf alcohol and wine at 2×1!

Brew Pubs

Los Muertos Brewing Company

The first craft brewery in Puerto Vallarta, Los Muertos Brewing Company has been turning out good beers and good times for over 7 years.

This Puerto Vallarta brewpub features a daily Cerveza Happy Hour from 4pm to 6pm with all their craft beers discounted to just 35 pesos: Mexican Rubia (a light-bodied ale), El JefeWiezen (summer wheat beer), Anillo de Fuego (spicy wheat ale), Revenge (high hops IPA), and the local favorite, Agave Maria (American style amber).

Extra bonus? Los Muertos Brewing Company fires up some of the best pizza in town at super affordable prices, making this a pre-game winner.

Monzón Brewing Co.

Monzón Brewing Co.

Another awesome brewpub in Puerto Vallarta, Monzón Brewing Co. literally has a mission to “save you from boring beer,” and it stays true to its word with some of the most creative craft brewing in Mexico.

With a super laid-back atmosphere, friendly staff, and a menu of affordable eats, this is a great place to start a night out in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Party Adjacent

Abolengo

Pre-gaming at Abolengo will make heading to the club go as smoothly as tequila and lime. This hip, open-air cocktail lounge is located next door to one of the best nightclubs in Puerto Vallarta, La Santa. Dress to impress because this is where the pretty people gather before hitting the club until dawn.

La Madelena

Grab dinner in La Madelena, one of Puerto Vallarta’s coolest restaurants conveniently located next to two of the hottest nightclubs, Strana and The Black Room.

Not only does this contemporary steakhouse feature indoor and outdoor seating and the largest television screen in Puerto Vallarta for catching a game but it has a floor-to-ceiling wall of Tequila accessed by high-wire “Tequila Angels.”

If tequila isn’t your style, ask about the nightly cocktail selection, hand-mixed at tableside from the traveling bar cart.

Major Mixology

Bar La Playa

This tiny hidden gem just steps away from Los Muertos Beach is one of the best spots in town for custom cocktails. Amazing mixologist and owner/bartender Alex takes classic cocktails like Moscow Mules and Old Fashioneds and puts a modern twist on them.

With an awesome and ever-changing assortment of tequila, mezcal, and raicilla recipes served up with creative flair, every drink that comes out of Bar La Playa is truly Instagram-worthy. Make sure to hit Alex up for his late-night tips and hidden secrets… he’s a Puerto Vallarta Nightlife expert!

Budget Friendly

Sea Monkey

Pregaming on a budget, Sea Monkey has you covered with some of the cheapest drinks in town, daily 2×1 specials, buckets of beer, and a fantastic ocean view.

Even better, its location near Bar M and Mandala make it easy to hop to the clubs. This the ultimate in peso-friendly pre-clubbing in Puerto Vallarta.

Cerveceria Chapultepec Vallarta

First opened in Guadalajara in 2015, Cerveceria Chapultepec has opened several locations throughout Mexico and has now brought this amazing pre-game location to Puerto Vallarta.

Cerveceria Chapultepec Vallarta

Its huge menu of Baja-California inspired cuisine, American favorites, cocktails, beers and more can all be had for… wait for it… JUST 19 PESOS EACH. That’s right. Everything on the menu is 19 pesos.

To help you with the math, that’s about $1 USD. You can’t beat that for budget pre-gaming! By the way, just because the prices are great doesn’t mean the room isn’t filled with a lively (and sexy) crowd; everyone loves the low prices and the great atmosphere here!

Party on, Party Smart

Party

No matter how you pregame in Puerto Vallarta, before going out to enjoy an amazing night of clubbing in one of the best cities in the world for partying, make sure that part of your pre-game routine is planning for a safe night ahead.

Make a “night out checklist” before you head out: a fully charged phone with Uber ready to go, small bills for taxis, and both a credit card and cash (credit cards are not as widely accepted in Puerto Vallarta as in other places).

Don’t forget to write down the address of your accommodation in case of cocktail forgetfulness.

The PV classics on our list of the best pre-game spots in Puerto Vallarta are perfect for lounging, grooving, indulging, and meeting that special someone to take to the club.

Top Kitchen Renovation Ideas For 2019

Kitchen is a place where food is cooked and families spend time together. If you are bored of your existing kitchen, you can look for the latest kitchen renovation trends in Calgary. There can be several aspects of kitchen remodeling. It may be complex to choose the right renovation options for your kitchen. You may seek professional help when considering kitchen renovations. Talk to a few experts to get an idea about the latest trends and invest in the best kitchen remodeling. 

So, before you start planning your kitchen remodel, you should identify your goals behind it. For instance, busy families may aim at easy access to the stuff and appliances placed in kitchen. Seasoned cooks in the house may look for a lot of innovative storage solutions for their kitchen. You may want to change the paint of the walls or just add some new color to the kitchen. No matter what your kitchen remodeling requirements may be, make sure that you determine the exact goals and then move ahead in the right direction. 

Adding life to your kitchen requires innovative thinking about renovation ideas. Choose the best remodelers or interior designers to plan the best kitchen renovations Calgary. Whether you are planning a complete remodel of your kitchen or want to make a few changes, you should look for budget-friendly options. 

Countertops

You can add beauty and elegance to your kitchen by choosing the right countertops. Different materials, colors, and designs of countertops are available in the market. You can choose the right options for your countertop. Make sure that the material you choose is resistant to high pressures and temperatures. 

Backsplash 

Investing in a colorful and sturdy backsplash for your kitchen is a must. Different designs and colors of backsplashes are available in the market. You can mix and match colors of the backsplash.

Cabinetry 

When planning kitchen renovations Calgary, you should pay special attention to the storage solutions. You need cabinets for your kitchen to store the appliances and food items. Look for unique styles of kitchen cabinetry that complements your kitchen. 

Flooring 

Some homeowners may want to alter the flooring of their kitchen. Choosing natural stone or hardwood flooring can be a good idea. You can talk to the interior designers and get advice on flooring

Appliances 

Investing in modern appliances can ease your lives. Silver or white toned appliances are a hot trend these days. Go for pops of different colors to add elegance and brightness to your kitchen. Depending on your personal taste, you can choose the best appliances that match the existing decor of your kitchen.

In a nutshell

We have seen an increasing use of wood in kitchens in 2019. Make a style statement in your kitchen with experimenting with different styles and designs of different elements of kitchen. Discuss the kitchen renovation Calgary requirements with a few experts and get advice on how to make your space look great. 

What Do You Need When Camping?

The summer season is drawing to an end, very quickly we might add. Before you know it, school is back in session, leaves are starting to fall and the weather cools down as the days get shorter. This means you have a short period of time left to take the family on one last camping trip of the year.

You enjoy camping trips as well, it gives you the perfect opportunity to do a little off-road riding in your 4×4. Just don’t forget to pack up the portable mini air compressor.

mini air compressor

You enjoy camping for different reasons than your wife or kids, just as they enjoy it for reasons other than yours. In any case, camping is fun and it comes with a lot of benefits. Here are a few benefits your family will enjoy when you take them camping again.

Fresh Air

We all tend to take the air we breathe for granted. It isn’t until we are up in the mountains or in a wonderful forest miles from the city that we can actually stop and enjoy the fresh air.

Living in the city, we are used to the noxious fumes, odors and other impurities we breathe. But when you go camping, the sweet smell of nature hits those nostrils and it is a good feeling.

Exercise

Whether you walk around looking for firewood or take a long hike around the lake, you are never really just sitting around when you go camping and this means you are getting plenty of exercise.

Life is sure different when you aren’t stuck in front of a big screen television with a remote in your hands and access to thousands of movies and TV shows on Netflix. Stay at the campground for a couple of weeks and you will go home less a few pounds of flesh and fat.

Sunshine

Spending time in the great outdoors means you have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the sunshine. Even more importantly, by being outside, you are getting your daily dose of vitamin D.

Better Sleep

We can’t think of a scientific explanation, but people just tend to sleep better when they are on a camping trip. There are many factors that could be the reason. For Example, you might sleep better because you stay busy all day and are exhausted come bedtime or maybe it’s because the night is still, quiet and lulls you into a deep slumber.

Less Stress

When you are on a camping trip, you are physically and mentally removed from the daily stresses of your life. Up on that mountain or on that campsite, work, traffic and that annoying guy in your office are but just a faded dream.

Sitting in front of a campfire roasting marshmallows and talking stories is a great way to relieve stress.

Unplugged

It is so much easier to get the attention of the wife and kids when their noses aren’t buried in their smartphones and other electronic devices. It is such a beautiful thing when you can talk to your family and actually see their happy faces.

Camping enables the family to do things together because they are unplugged and have to rely on what is physically around them for entertainment.

New Challenges

Camping provides many opportunities for new challenges. Whether the challenge is a new trail you want to navigate in your truck or a trail you want your family to hike, there is a challenge for everyone.

Great Food

There is just something about cooking a meal over a campfire that sets the scene for a wonderful evening.

mini air compressor

If you enjoy hunting or fishing, your fresh game or fish can be cooked up as part of a very tasty and healthy meal. If that isn’t your style, grilled burgers, hot dogs and steaks from the grocery will do just as well.

Get Social

Camping isn’t what you think it is, one or two people stuck out in the middle of nowhere with nobody to talk to. Even in the most remote of places, you will run into fellow campers or hikers or like-minded people who are doing a little off-road driving.

Amazon Account Suspensions for Listing Policy Violations

All sellers are expected to adhere to the following Amazon Seller Policy Violation when listing products on Amazon. Amazon Seller Policy Violation offenses and prohibited content can result in suspension of your Amazon account.

Seller code of conduct

Amazon enables you to reach hundreds of millions of customers. We strive to ensure a fair and trustworthy buyer and seller experience. At Amazon, we expect you to adhere to the code of conduct principles outlined below. Violation of the code of conduct principles may result in the loss of your selling privileges and removal from Amazon Marketplace.

Seller Code of Conduct Principles:

  • Adhere to all applicable laws and abide by all Amazon Seller Policy Violation.
  • Maintain current account information.
  • Never misrepresent yourself.
  • Always act in a manner that ensures a trustworthy experience for Amazon customers.
  • Never list products that may cause harm to Amazon customers.
  • Never engage in any misleading, inappropriate or offensive behavior. This applies to all your activities, including but not limited to:
  • Information provided on your account
  • Information provided in listings, content or images
  • Communication between you and Amazon or you and our customers
  • Act fairly at all times. Unfair behavior includes but is not limited to the following:
  • Behavior that could be deemed as manipulation or “gaming” of any part of the buying or selling experience
  • Actions that could be perceived as manipulating customer reviews, including by directly or indirectly contributing false, misleading or inauthentic content
  • Activities that could be perceived as attempting to manipulate Amazon’s search results or sales rankings
  • Actions that intentionally damage another seller, their listings or their ratings
  • To learn more about Amazon Seller Policy Violation and review a few examples, please watch this short video.

Selling Policies and Seller Code of Conduct

Amazon Seller Policy Violation
  1. Category, product, and listing restrictions
  2. Product detail page rules
  3. Prohibited seller activities and actions
  4. Prohibited Content
  5. Condition guidelines
  6. Drop Shipping Policy
  7. ASIN creation policy
  8. Supply Chain Standards
  9. Standards for Brands Selling in the Amazon Store
  10. Imaging and Video Services Terms and Conditions
  11. Japanese Consumption Tax

The Many Uses Of Hydraulic Presses

A hydraulic cylinder works on the basis of pressure being transferred through a fluid. This pressure can be transferred by the fluid through cylinders, pipes, and tubes, even around corners. Hydraulic presses are machines that use a hydraulic cylinder to generate a force which is then exerted on a material, usually a metal. This is one of the fundamental pieces of equipment used in metal fabrication work. They are quite a versatile piece of equipment and they have been adapted for use across a range of industries for different manufacturing purposes.

Hydraulic presses

Hydraulic presses have been used in industry for many years and their design has continued to be enhanced to improve their efficiency. They can be used to optimise many types of forming and stamping operations in industrial and manufacturing applications. They are also very popular in the metal fabrication industry because they are powerful, adaptable, reliable, and efficient.

Hydraulic presses are powered through the use of a suitable hydraulic fluid, which is usually oil or water. The basic concept for a hydraulic press consists of two connected cylinders, the master and the slave, with the flow of the hydraulic fluid regulated between them. The master cylinder is the larger cylinder. The hydraulic fluid is placed in the slave cylinder where the pressure is then applied. As the pressure increases, the fluid is then allowed to move to place pressure on a piston in the larger cylinder. Attached to the piston is the metal press or punch. As the piston moves down, it then comes in contact with the material, usually a metal, and the die. The metal is then formed into the shape of the die as a result of the pressure being applied on it by the punch. Once this shape has been fully formed, the pressure on the piston is released and the process will then begin again for the next item to be shaped.

Hydraulic presses are usually of quite a heavy construction as they have to be able to work for long periods under heavy pressures. It is important that they are constructed well for safety reasons. They also need to be able to function in heavy working environments over extended periods of time while manufacturing different items.

Many hydraulic presses are manufactured from stainless steel as it is a durable metal that will resist corrosion. Some forms will have only one station that will be able to do the work, but there are others that have the ability to work on the shaping of multiple items simultaneously.

Metal fabrication work

At Metal Form, we use these Power Presses in our metal fabrication work and for associated manufacturing activity. We have also applied our knowledge to the identification of the best hydraulic presses and other related equipment for our clients. We understand that each client will have different requirements, so we have identified a range of equipment that will suit many different purposes and environments. We have very skilled technicians to assist with the installation of these Power Presses and also to provide the additional training that will ensure they are able to be used by your operators at peak efficiency.

Elements of the Best Crossfit

In everything we do, we believe in making you a better person. That means we have to strive to be the Best CrossFit Pittsburgh has to offer. We work hard on a daily basis to be just a little bit better than we were yesterday.  Over the years, we’ve identified three primary elements that we think makes us the Best CrossFit Pittsburgh. Those three elements are fitness, culture, and community. While the elements are technically separate in nature, you will see that they work together to provide a well rounded environment.

First, is fitness. Obviously, as a CrossFit Box, we offer the greatest fitness program in the world, CrossFit. We are not trying to train the next Tour de France winner. We are not trying to train NFL football players. These are specialists in their area of fitness. We are trying to train people to be generally physically fit to take on anything life throws at them. A functional fitness program, like CrossFit Allentown Gyms, prepares you to handle small things like mowing the lawn, moving boxes, or running around the yard with your kids. Once you start CrossFit, you quickly change from the person who has to stop and rest, to the person who is waiting for those who have to stop and rest. However, it also does so much more. Through the fitness our members gain through CrossFit, they can do things like rock climbing, hiking, whitewater rafting, new sports, stand-up paddle board, run 5Ks, etc. with no other training. When done properly, CrossFit can also help you maintain, and restore, vitality into your later years. We have members ranging from 25 years old to 80 years old. We have a saying at Industrial Athletics that we are Forging Elite Fitness For Life.

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Second is our culture. We promote a healthy life style, teaching people to act with integrity and humility, ready to take on any form of adversity. So much of being the Best CrossFit Pittsburgh has in the city limits means making you physically healthier.  We are a Pittsburgh fitness center, after all. However, we also want to make you mentally healthier as well. We help you become a happier more fulfilled person through the forming of lasting relationship, helping our local Pittsburgh community, and always being grateful for what we have. We encourage our members to get rid of their ego and be ready to learn from anyone in any situation. We also help people develop integrity.  Put simply, we do what we say we are going to do, when we say we are going to do it. Finally, through the environment our coaches create, our members develop the confidence to overcome challenges we encounter in life.

Third, is our Community. This is the #1 most cited element from our members who say we are the best. The people you meet at the Best CrossFit Pittsburgh has to offer are going to become your best friends. The environment at the gyms in allentown pa is always supportive and encouraging. You will first meet the other people who attend the same classes you do. We’ve had members go to dinner together and even plan vacations together. We also host monthly social events and volunteer events. Sometimes these events are in the gym, sometimes they are outside in the surrounding Pittsburgh area. We’ve even traveled to semi-local parks and rivers  Regardless of what we do, or where we go, we try to get our members to interact inside and outside of the gym. Many people who are moving to Pittsburgh have plugged into our Community as their initial, and long term, social network in the new home. We help them integrate into a city they don’t know. Our Community network provides advice on needed services like doctors, mechanics, shopping, restaurants, and more.

Any CrossFit gym is going to offer fitness. But, to be the best CrossFit Pittsburgh has to offer, we’ve developed more. As we said in the beginning, we are trying to make you a better person. That takes much more than just doing a number of air squats and burpees.

Specialized Maintenance for Agoura Hills Pool Services

To have a home in the glamorous residential of Agoura Hills comes with numerous perks… And one of those is surely a stunning swimming pool!

But let’s face it: what of the situation when the blue water turns murky with a host of microbes waiting to gnaw at your health? And, you find yourself pouring endless amounts of precious time to scrub off the disgusting grime and mold off your swimming pool?

And even after all that, can we really get it just right and sparkling like before?

Along with time and patience, one needs to have professional knowledge of how things work in the swimming pool if they seek to restore it to its former glory.

And we at Stanton Pools services offer you precisely all of the above to set your pool sparkling like before!

Our immense love for swimming pools continually pushes us to better our craft. And, we take pride in declaring ourselves as one of the very best in the league which you will know why as you give the following a read!

When is the Right Time to Seek Professional Help for Your Pool’s Health?

Swimming pools get polluted and contaminated due to a number of reasons, and more so, if they happen to be outdoor pools. Factors like sunlight, dust and airborne microbes jeopardize the quality of swimming water and contribute to the gradual collapse of the structure.

A Few Visible Signs that You Should Consider as Reason Enough for Calling in the Team of Experts are as Follows:

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Severe Cloud Formation

Discoloration or cloud formation in the swimming pool is the primary indicator to get your pool cleaned. It can also point out certain serious issues with the pool water such as algal infestation or the growth of threatening pathogens.

Also, the imbalance of chemicals in the water can lead to a change in its color and invite a host of other germs.

Even the slightest occurrence of pool discoloration should be taken into account for seeking professional cleaning which should include scrubbing off the walls and floors, getting rid of mold and chemically sanitizing the area.

Water-Chemical Imbalance

The chemical composition of your swimming pool water is one of the crucial aspects that determines the quality of the water. This is what makes the water suitable for swimming activities.

The ph levels, alkalinity, chlorine, calcium deposits and the presence of other sanitizers determine the purity and clarity of the water. The imbalance of any of these substances can not only affect the water but also harm the structure of the pool. An excess of such elements can render the water unfit and accelerate cloud formation, or even cause a pool shock in an otherwise clear water situation.

Consider having water assessment tests frequently to maintain its chemical balance.

Weathered Pool Filtration System or Other Essential Mechanisms

The filtration system of the pool is responsible for managing the circulation of clean water in the swimming area ensuring your pool doesn’t get turned into a dirty duck-pond. If it stops functioning, your swimming pool will become a hot breeding zone of disease-causing bacteria and other nasty stuff.

The filtration system will disintegrate with the onslaught of time and contaminants.

Check out for all the signs of breakage or things coming loose with the system. Periodically clean out the filter cartridges and baskets to ensure that there is no damage or contaminants stuck in them.

Since, it wouldn’t be easy to check the plumbings that frequently, consider calling in the professionals to have it all covered for you.

Improper Sensitization and Larger Particulate Matter

Apart from the factors mentioned above, your swimming pool water is exposed to a lot of other influences such as the harsh sunlight, smaller debris like pebbles or sediments, dirt, and fallen leaves. All of these contaminate the water and saturate with time.

One of the best-known sanitizers is chlorine that creates hypocrite ions when added to water. The UV rays of the sun cause these ions to heat up and evaporate, making the water vulnerable against infestation.

Algal infestation absorbs certain sanitizers like chlorine and bromine and causes stagnation of the pool water. This can cause deadly microbes such as E. Coli to proliferate, and the infection might spread.

If you notice any such things in your pool water, seek professional pool cleaning at all costs.

Our Services at Stanton Pools for Agoura Hills Pool Cleaning. We understand the kind of investment and care it takes to maintain a personal swimming pool. Therefore, we bring you our superior team of experts and the finest cleaning devices to ensure that you don’t have to compromise on your family’s health or happiness to enjoy the simple joys of life!

From thorough scrubbing and acid washes to water treatments and assessment, or even repairing your heaters and pumps, we have got you covered!

Take a look at our packages!

Our Agoura Hills Pool Service comes with the necessary water assessment procedures along with other specifications for catering to every kind of pool requirements. Some of these are:

  • Water chemical balance test
  • Salt water pool
  • Variable speed pool pump
  • LADWP pool pump rebate
  • Pool heater repair

Our exciting Weekly Cleanings package for all our beloved customers provides a considerable range of services. These are delivered by our team of experts with the utmost care and patience. These include specific functions such as:

  • Performing a water chemical test and adjustments.
  • Emptying the skimmer and pump baskets
  • Confirming proper operation of the pool basket
  • Checking the swimming pool and spa lights
  • Netting and vacuuming the pool
  • Reviewing the integrity of the pool service, deck and coping, and,
  • Brushing the swimming pool walls and steps

And just when you thought this was all…..! We also offer you our Specialized Maintenance for Agoura Hills Pool Service that wraps all of your pool issues up to eliminate them systematically! You can avail the following facilities of it:

  • Leak Detection
  • Tile Cleaning
  • Pump Repair
  • Filter cleanings
  • Acid washing
  • Heater maintenance, and,
  • Automation system installs

We offer a Risk Free Trial and an end-of-the-month billing system with no weekly service contract!

We cater to homes all over Ventura County and Los Angeles County, including the Conejo, Simi, and San Francisco Valleys.

As one of the most reputed and trusted Agoura Hills Pool Cleaners in the business, we take great pride in extending our services to all that we care for. Not only do we specialize in keeping your pools glittering and gleaming but we also strive to safeguard the health of your family.

So, if you’re in need for the best pool services for cleaning, remodeling or replastering your swimming pools, your search ends here.