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Blog launch!

Finally, the day of reckoning has come. 

The first post is here.

I plan to make this site dedicated to all things fitness and personal success related, in order to help the readers reach their goals. 

This site will be geared toward 20-something-year-olds, as I have just graduated college myself, with a Bachelors degree in Biology and minor in chemistry.

Fitness topics will include everything from diet plans to workout routines, in addition to supplements and any special tips to help reach goals!

Success topics will include how to stay productive and focused. This may also include side topics that really get the blood flowing in the brain!

I plan on releasing an ebook sometime in the near future, as soon as enough time reveals itself in my schedule. 

Let’s also hope that I will be able to write 1-2 blog posts per week. 

Where am I going to find all of this time!

Shoulder Boulder Thursday September 3, 2015

Military press 45 warmup 3×8 60,75,65

Barbell upright rows 3×8 90

Side raises 3×15 20 drop 12

Rear pec deck 3×15 145 drop 80

Skull krusher 3×12 65

Tri kickback 3×15 20

Tri rope extension 3×12 50

Tri extension machine 3×12 140 drop 120

Cable crunches 3×12 70

Incline Leg Raises 3×12

Leg raises weighted 3×12 20

Hit it hard today, but I wasn’t feeling entirely energized. For some reason Chad and I were able to pull through with solid form and pump out solid reps. Chad hit the skull crusher EZ curl bar with a 25 on each side totaling 85 lb with 3×8 clean reps no assist. I maxed out in the middle of the second military dumbbell press set at 75 lbs which is a PR for your boy! Let’s rage tonight Waka Flocka is in town and crushing  a Kappa Sig pregame then performing at Coliseum.

First 2 Week Workouts

Shoulder Saturday 8/22

Military press 3×8 55,60,65

Barbell upright rows 3×8 90

Side raises 3×15 20 drop 12

Rear pec deck 3×15 130 drop 80

Skull krusher 3×12 65

Tri kickback 3×15 20

Tri rope extension 3×12 50

Tri rope extension overhead 3×12 42,42,50

Cable crunches 3×12 70

Incline Leg Raises 3×12

Leg raises weighted 3×12 20
Sunday 8/23 cardio abs

1 mile run

Weighted decline abs 3×10 35

Unweighted decline abs 3×10

Leg lift 3×12

Incline leg lift 3×10
Monday 8/24 legs

Hack squat wide 4×8 180,200,230,250

Hack squat narrow 2×8 200,230

Leg press wide 3×8 270,360

Straight leg dead lifts 135,155,185

Leg press narrow 3×10 270

Leg curl 3×8 115 3×12 85

Single Leg extension 3×8 60 3×15 40
8/25 chest bis 

Flat bench 185 x 4

Incline press machine 90×4 Seth- 90×2, 70×2

Dips – 150x 8 – 90×12

Flat DB – 75x 3

Curls – 80 x 3

Hammer – 55x 3 , Seth 65 x 2, 55×1
8/28 Chest flies

Incline flies 3x 45

Flat flies 3x 50

Peck deck – 130,160,175

Incline cable 3×23

Shoulder thursday 8/27

Military press 3×8 60,65,70

Barbell upright rows 3×8 90

Side raises 3×15 20 drop 15

Rear pec deck 3×15 135 drop 90

Skull krusher machine 3×12 145

Tri kickback 3×15 20

Tri rope extension 3×12 50

Tri reverse extension 50,45,45

Cable crunches 3×12 70

Incline Leg Raises 3×12

Leg raises weighted 3×12 20
Saturday back/abs 8/29

Wide pull up 3×12 body weight

Wide pull down 3×12 140

Close grip straight bar pull down 3×12 140,160,160

Machine pull down 3×12
8/25 Chest/Bis

Flat bench 185 x 4

Incline press machine 90, 140, 160

Dips – 150x 8 – 90×12

Flat DB – 75x 3

Curls – 80 x 3

Hammer – 55x 3 , Seth 65 x 2, 55×1
9/2 Back/Traps

Dumbbell row 80,80,90 3×8

Barbell straight row 3×8 90,110,110

Chad 90,110,90

Tbar v row 3×8 90,115,115

Machine rows 3xdropset 180 230

Dumbbell Shrug 5×10 80

PCB4403 Lecture 4 & 5 Notes (September 2, 2015)

Prokaryote (prenucleus)

  • 0.2→2 µm
  • no nuclear membrane
  • flagella: 2 protein building blocks
  • cell wall: present
    • gram + → thicker cell wall
    • gram – → thinner cell wall
      • antibiotics target this (penicillin)
  • small ribosomes (70S)
    • targeted by antibiotics tetracycline
  • circular ribosomes w/o histones
  • binary fission
  • transfer DNA fragments only (no meiosis)

Eukaryote (true nucleus)

  • 10-100 µm
  • true nucleus & membrane enclosed organelles
  • more complex (w/ microtubules)
  • usually no cell wall, but chemically simple when present
  • large ribosomes (80S)
    • (70S) ribosomes in mitochondria
  • linear chromosomes w/ histones
  • mitosis
  • meiosis (sexual reproduction)

to be continued…

MCB4403 Prokaryotic Biology FSU August 26, 2015

Prokaryotic Cells

  • lack true membrane nucleus

Eukaryotic Cells

  • Membrane enclosed nucleus
  • larger than prokaryotic cells
  • more complex morphologically

Microbes include 3 domains:

  • bacteria
  • archaea
  • eukarya

These 3 domains are based on a comparison of ribosomal RNA.


Domain Bacteria

  • single celled
  • cell wall with peptidoglycan
  • no membrane bound nucleus
  • cyanobacteria produce large amounts of oxygen

Domain Archaea

  • different from bacteria by rRNA (16S) gene
  • lack peptidoglycan in cell wall
  • unique membrane lipids
  • archaeal ribosomes similar to eukaryotic ribosomes
  • Live in extreme environments

Domain Eukarya

  • Protists
    • algae (photosynthetic)
    • protozoa (motile)
    • slime molds (2 life cycle stages)
    • water molds (devastating disease in plants)
  • Fungi
    • yeast (unicellular)
    • mold (multicellular)

What are some acellular infectious agents?

  • Viruses
    • smallest microbes
    • need host cell to replicate
    • can cause cancer
  • Viroids/Virusoids
    • infectious agents made of RNA (ex: HDV)
  • Prions
    • infectious proteins

Viruses

  • DNA or RNA genome
  • Genome surrounded by protein coat (capsid) enclosed in lipid envelope
    • Nucleic acid → capsid →envelope
  • intracellular parasites

What is a Microbe?

Living creatures:

  • proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, sugars
  • metabolize, grow, reproduce, respond to environment

Microbes have the greatest diversity of genomes

Genomes: organism’s total genetic content

Metagenomics: study of genetic material recovered from environmental samples


Reconstruction of 1918 Flu Virus

  1. PCR
  2. Gene sequencing
  3. Gene reconstruction
  4. Reverse genetics, synthetic biology
  5. Experiment in tissue culture/animal models

Microbe Timeline

Mid 1600’s: Light microscope invented; Robert Hooke observes small eukaryotes

1676: van Leeuwenhoek discovers bacteria

1688: Redi shows flies do not spontaneously generate

1861: Louis Pasteur shows microbes do not grow in liquid unless introduced from outside


Louis Pasteur

  • Microbes cause fermentation
  • early vaccine development
  • pasteurization kills pathogen/microbes but ≠ sterilization

Germ Theory of Disease

  1. Germs can infect/grow on food
  2. Do germs cause disease?
  3. Are germs found in infected tissue?

Koch’s Postulates

  1. Microbe always present in diseased
  2. Microbe grown in pure culture
  3. Introduce pure microbe into healthy individual (individual becomes sick)
  4. Same microbe re-siolated from now-sick individual