Abhishek Srivastava, 31, works with a private company while his spouse, Niharika, 28, is hired in a bank in Bengaluru. They have high debt and need to shop for a residence; the two motives are that their monetary goals will be staggered after a rise in income.
The couple’s goals include saving for emergencies, residence, future baby training and wedding ceremonies, and retirement. Financial Planner Pankaaj Maalde suggests they first repay their three high-priced personal loans worth Rs 6.9 l.
Hand Placement, Weighting, and Stance Tips in Youth Football The stance is paramount to your success as a youth football coach. It sickens me to be in game 3 of the season and see opposing players still not in proper stances. If the coach can’t even teach or hold his players accountable to a perfect view, he probably isn’t coaching other aspects of the game any better.
As in everything we teach, we teach the stance in a progression. Too many coaches like to tell the kids everything they should be doing in their view all at once, without breaking the idea down and putting it in one simple step at a time. A player can’t remember all the coaching points from a proper perspective. Still, he can be taught it if you teach him each step individually, give him easy-to-remember visual cues, and add progressions to the previous step.
With the stance, we ask the players to put their feet shoulder-width apart with their toes pointed forward. Any deviation from perfectly straight or parallel feet will make our offensive linemen V out in a formation and most likely put us in an illegal construction. We call any feet staggered or not perfectly straight “ballerina’s feet” and stress our players would not make very attractive ballerinas. Many players shake their feet into almost “track stances,” so we do not shake. If you have righties and lefties mixed around on your line, staggered stances make it difficult for them to line up properly. When we get into step one, we stress, “No ballerinas.”
Once everyone is perfect in step one, we ask the players to squat down to the point where their thighs are almost parallel to the ground. We ask them to imagine they are in a stadium bathroom where someone has peed on the seat. We tell them to imagine they must go; they need to squat, not touch their butts on the gross and wet heart. Kids like to visualize, and this vivid boyish imagery helps them visualize and remember. We ask that the player’s elbows are resting on the kneecaps.
The last step in the youth football stance is to place the dominant hand down. We do not like much weight on this hand, maybe 15% of the body weight. You should be able to move the player’s hand away from the ground, and he should not fall. If he falls when you do this, he has way too much weight on his hand. We ask that the player rests his three middle fingertips on the ground. Too much weight, on the other hand, too much weight is tiring and makes it very difficult to get to down blocks or pull.
There is a slight body of lean at this point, and the thighs stagger must be slightly above a parallel position. The player needs to be just barely on the balls of his feet, not the heels. The heels of his feet should be just slightly off the ground. We want to barely slip a piece of paper under his heel and use the paper imagery to help the player visualize what they are looking for.
See the post in the tips section about “false stepping” to review the slight inward tilt of the knees to discourage false stepping. Search here on “False Stepping,” a big culprit to slow offensive line play, and how most backs waste time getting to the hole.
Of course, in the stance, we want the head up and the other elbow resting on the kneecap. Hold your players accountable to a perfect view; it is something we require they do perfectly every rep of every practice.
Your body needs essential fatty acids for optimal health and well-being. Necessary means that the body cannot produce the specific fatty acid and has to take it in from outside sources – either through food or supplements. Linoleic acid (omega-6), linolenic acid (omega-3), and arachidonic acid (this is formed from linoleic linolenic acids) are indispensable for the biochemistry of the body. There are many omega-3 fatty acids, including alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a precursor to many other important omega-3 fatty acids. Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) is a further step in the omega-6 pathway.
You have probably heard of these before. Savvy food manufacturers, seeking to make the most of increased awareness of their health benefits, are increasingly putting these names on their labels if they can. So, what exactly do these substances do?
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) perform many functions. They:
- They are an important part of cell membranes. They help to determine the fluidity and chemical activity of cell membranes.
- Enable the synthesis of prostaglandins – hormone-like substances found in all cells responsible for many functions at the cellular level and regulate many body processes such as cardiovascular function, immune system processes, and maintenance of the musculoskeletal system.
- Regulate oxygen use, electron transportation, and energy production (the most important processes occurring in the cells).
- Helps to form red blood pigments (hemoglobin).
- Support the production of secretions of digestive enzymes.
- Help make the lubricants that allow joints to move effectively.
- Help transport cholesterol in the blood.
- It helps to generate electrical currents and keep the heart rate regular.
- Needed by the tissues of the brain, retina, adrenal glands, and testes.
- Help immune function in fighting infection.
- Help balance the immune system and prevent allergies.
- Ensure proper nerve transmission from one nerve to the next – especially in the memory and concentration areas of the brain.
- Ensure adequate bone formation and repair.
This includes the fatty acids eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA). The EPA is needed for prostaglandins, and DHA is a critical nutrient for the brain, nervous system, and vision. One problem for vegetarians who eat just enough plant sources of ALD is that many fatty acids are used as energy sources, and only a small amount is converted to EPA and DHA.