Mr. Secretary General, Speech at the United Nations on Sep. 24, 2013 by President Barack Obama

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Mr. President, Speech at the United Nations on Sep. 24, 2013 by President Barack Obama

Former Ugandan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sam Kutesa, currently presides over the 69th U.N. General Assembly.

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Individual aspirations were subject to the whims of tyrants and empires and divisions of race and religion and tribe were settled through the sword and the clash of armies. Speech at the United Nations on Sep. 24, 2013 by President Barack Obama

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III. Primary Training Goal Designing Your Workout by Principles of Resistance Training

In general, the guidelines for reps and sets, depending on training status, are:

From: Essentials of Strength Training

DO NOT look at this as set in stone like the ten commandments. These represent the ranges for optimal results, but there is significant overlap. Also, it’s beneficial to play with you rep/set scheme throughout your program to elicit certain results.

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II. Training Status Designing Your Workout by Principles of Resistance Training

As you’ve already seen, consideration of training status should be taken at just about every turn in program design.

When it comes to volume, it is perfectly reasonable for a beginner to utilize single sets to failure rather than multiple sets. You will make sizable gains while potentially avoiding stimulus fatigue (overtraining) and maybe even cut some time off of your workout.

However, it’s important to keep in mind the principle of progressive overload. Simply put, your muscles will eventually adapt to the stimulus of only one set to failure. Once this happens, you will stop receiving any benefit from this, aside from pure maintenance.


Athletes


For athletes, training volume should be manipulated in a very specific manner based on their seasonal status. Notice how training volume drops of tremendously as the athlete’s sport season begins:

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I. Multiple Versus Single Sets Designing Your Workout by Principles of Resistance Training

There is plenty of research that suggests single set training (to failure), i.e. performing only one set of each exercise in your work, will produce gains in size and strength. There is little doubt about this.

As far as how these effects compare to multiple set training, i.e. 2+ sets per exercise, it appears that multiple sets may elicit larger gains, but the difference between the two was always found to be negligible. That was, until James Krieger’s 2009 meta-analysis showed that multiple sets produced 46% greater gains in strength and size compared to single sets.

Furthermore, performing 3 sets without going to failure was also shown to be more effective than performing 1 set to failure.

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Twelve poems gone and I don’t keep carbons To The Whore Who Took My Poems by Charles Bukowski

Bukowski would submit the original copies of his poetry to publishers, without making any carbons. When he first began, he would often get them back at some point, along with a brief rejection notice from the publisher.

However, in 1968 he began making, at least a few, carbon copies of his work, at the urging of his new publisher, John Martin.

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And you have
my
paintings too, my best ones;
To The Whore Who Took My Poems by Charles Bukowski

Though not particularly talented, Bukowski was a prolific painter, creating thousands of pieces over his lifetime.

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I awakened to dryness and the ferns were dead,
the potted plants yellow as corn;
my woman was gone
and the empty bottles like bled corpses
The Tragedy of Leaves by Charles Bukowski

There is a very obvious image of lifelessness that Bukowski points out here. It sets the scene of this poem, which is tragic in a very over dramatic way, customary of Buk’s poems.

We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.

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Was a good comedian, ancient style, a jester The Tragedy of Leaves by Charles Bukowski

The jester archetype is one of the fundamental, archaic “personality types” that derive from the collective unconscious, i.e. the knowledge and understanding passed down from ancient generations. According to Carl Jung, these archetypes are the psychic counterparts of instinct; his idea of the jester was better known as “the trickster”. Whatever you call him, the jester is defined by his incongruity and playful outlook on life. He is able to ingratiate himself to others without affecting the status quo and without having to tap into the often volatile power of cultural taboos.

In art, literature and music, apparent absurdity or incongruity is often used to conceal deeper levels of meaning that are accessible only to those who care to look beyond the surface. Other times, absurdity is simply used to lighten the mood.

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