Tag: Agility

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Scientists believe that brain function naturally begins to deteriorate after you turn twenty, just like our physical and muscular strength gradually weakens as we age. However, just as you can maintain your physical strength if you exercise regularly, you can keep your brain power from deteriorating by providing daily stimulation for your brain.

In order to maintain your physical health, you have to (1) exercise regularly, (2) eat healthily and (3) sleep well. Similarly, in order to keep your brain healthy, you need to (1) exercise your brain regularly, (2) eat healthily and (3) sleep well.

Neuroscientists found that the brain exercises increase the delivery of oxygen, blood, and various amino acids in the prefrontal cortex. The result is more neurons and neural connections, which are characteristics of a healthy brain.

In a research carried out by me with 23 students in the age group of 15 to 28, I found the results are really encouraging. The brain exercises included are (1) Arithmetic calculations, (2) Reverse order (alphabets), (3) Sense of Direction, (4) Most repeated letter, (5) Spatial sense, (6) Series completion, and (7) Word memory. All the tests are exercised mentally and no writing materials are used. The first test contains 20 simple arithmetic calculations involving the two mathematical operators, addition and subtraction. To pass the test the participant should score 18 correct answers. In the first attempt, 9 participants passed the test. Out of this 2 participants scored 100 percent. The best time was 1 minute and 55 seconds with 90 percent accuracy. Maximum attempts taken by a participant to pass this first level test were 4. In the first attempt, the participant (age, 26 years and 6 months) took 3 minutes and 34 seconds with 15% accuracy and in the 4th attempt the person took only 2 minutes and 28 seconds with 95% accuracy. It means not only the participant was able to pass this test but also the person improved speed. In the next 14 sessions, the participant passed the next 5 levels comfortably and didn’t take more than 4 attempts at anyone level. The participant passed the 6th level in 3 minutes and 35 seconds with 90% accuracy. Encouraged by the progress of the participant, I gave two advanced levels of arithmetic tests. The participant passed the advanced level test 1 in the first attempt in 2 minutes and 39 seconds with 95% accuracy and the advanced level test 2 in two attempts in 4 minutes and 50 seconds with 90% accuracy. In the next session, the participant improved the time with 4 minutes and 20 seconds (repeat of advanced level test 2).

Arithmetic calculations contain several levels. As the participants passed each level, they were tested with higher levels. Almost all participants hit a wall at a certain point. When the test was repeated several times they were able to get the breakthrough.

The most crucial point in any kind of training is continuity. It is ideal to train your brain, when your brain is the most active. It is also important to eat before you do the calculation exercise; otherwise, the effects will be reduced by half (don’t eat food that makes you sleep). At the onset of training your brain function will improve somewhat steadily. However, you will probably hit a wall at a certain point. You may wonder why your results are not showing any sign of improvement. But if you hang in there and continue your training, a breakthrough will come, and you will see your scores suddenly jump. If you are facing doldrums, just remember that your brain is preparing for a leap.

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Source by P Mathivanan

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When I think back to the days of my first 99s in runescape, it get warm memories of parties thrown under the grand oaks at Sears village as I fletched my final bow to reach 99 fletching. From there I moved onto a couple of other easy ones: cooking and firemaking.

Along the way of course I was doing plenty of barrows runs with my friends and had reached 99 strength, 99 attach, and 99 health. But still at this point I didn’t have a 99 I could really be proud of. Most people have these and it doesn’t take much to be honest.

That’s when I started to research some ideas on my next 99. At first I thought construction might be a perfect option but the prices were just out of reach and I didn’t really feel like depleting my entire bank account for the cape (even though it is dope).

Finally I decided on agility and took care of the first few levels until I could finally do the Wilderness agility course. I think I made it to roughly 80 before things started to get insanely tedious.

I haven’t really had the same grinding feeling before as I did fletching, cooking, and firemaking with a group of friends and the combat 99s just happened. But my friends were out on this one and thought I was crazy to try.

I fired up the coffee pot and it was going good at first but I got way too wired and it was causing me headaches and stomach issues. I watch LuxxBunny on twitch since getting into LoL last year and saw she is sponsored by a new company and said she would do a 24-hour stream if enough bought with her link. I picked up a bottle of Alpha Clarity and my experience was the same as her with good focus but not the wired out feeling from coffee.

During this time I hadn’t stopped the wilderness course runs and was almost 90. I made it to 97 after another month and then to 98 and 100 experience away from 99 the next month. We threw a hilarious party in Varrock and gave away a lot of stuff. My friend was actually finishing up 99 construction as well so we finished off the party at his place.

Was a lot of fun but I will say I don’t look forward to grinding out any more tedious 99s like that for a while. I’m going to focus on my combat skills and make some more money in the time being.

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Source by Jon Chambers

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