Get fit with GeoFit

first_imgNow that you know how to get GeoFit, what’s stopping you? FTF Sprints: If you’re not FTF you’re LTF. The pain of losing your FTF to someone else is over. FTF Sprints will pump your legs with cheetah-like speed and spot caches quicker than ever. What you need: 4-6 caches and log books, 1 pen, 1 stop watchHow to do it: Set up each cache 10 meters from one another. Start 20-30 meters away from the first cache. Run as fast as you can to the first cache, sign the log-book, then go back to the finish line. Take a rest and repeat until all caches have been signed.Ammo can curls: Time to get buff. Who knows when the next ammo can won’t open for you, or might be stuck in the mud. Curling ammo cans will not only help you in these situations, but it will also give you the strength of an ox. What you need: Ammo cans, weights/rocks, heave trackables, arm(s)How to do it: Hold the ammo cans by your waist and slowly bring your forearms up to chin level. You can break up you curls into sets of 10, 15, or 20. To increase the weight of the ammo can, fill it with trackables, SWAG, or rocks to increase the weight. When you find an ammo can make it a goal to curl it a few times before you claim your find.Low reach lunges: We’ve all been there. Caching all day long but there’s one more cache. You get to GZ you realize it’s a micro–and it is low to the ground. Never feel like a cache is too low again! After a few repetitions you’ll be a low reach champ, no cache will be too low for you. What you need: A magnetic micro, and a low reaching benchHow: Place the micro at a low point that will cause you to lunge forward on one knee to grab it. Repeat on both legs 10 times. Take a break, and then repeat.Micro Twists: You find a micro in the woods. You’re so proud. Then, it won’t open! Perhaps it’s rusted shut, or it was twisted on extra tight. Contrary to belief, the micro twist is a motion that requires strength from your entire body. What you need: A micro or nano cache, glue.How to do it: Twist and untwist the micro or nano with all of your might 20 times, then repeat. For extra resistance trying gluing your nano shut, or leave it outside for a nice rusty finish. Cache along a route-long run: You may need to have a fire extinguisher after you master this workout because you’ll be smokin’ fast. Be a front-runner and keep a leg up on your competition with the Cache along a route long run. Soon enough you’ll be running Marathon’s grabbing caches along the way. What you need: Running shoes, a watch, a map or GPS, a penHow to do it: Map your run on using the map function, or use the cache-along-a-route feature. Estimate the distance, and set yourself a time goal. Repeat your routes until you’re #GeoFitMulti-Cache circuit: Everyone knows the key to endurance caching is exercising the core of your body. With Multi-Cache circuit you’ll unknowingly walk into 20 stage Multi’s like an experienced pro. What you need: Just yourselfHow to do it: There are many core workouts you can substitute. Forward planks, push-ups, and crunches can get you started. Do 1 minute of each work out every time you find a stage of the Multi-Cache. Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedHelicopter Geocaching – The Ultimate First To Find (FTF)July 13, 2011In “Community”Be a better hiderAugust 21, 2018In “News”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – April 4, 2012April 4, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter” Have you ever been beaten to an FTF?Couldn’t get the ammo can unstuck out of the mud?Couldn’t untwist a micro?Become bigger faster and stronger with Geocaching’s GeoFit program. Based on years of research and rigorous testing (probably), our GeoFit program will give you the strength you need for success out in the field.We target each of these areas with exercises to help train your body for these challenging geocaching situation and many more.Don’t Quit. Get GeoFit.last_img read more

Remove Dust or Dead Pixels from Footage with This Masking Trick

first_imgHow to Remove Dust in Post (Method 1)I have two methods for fixing this problem. Method one is pretty simple and can usually fix the really small specks that catch your eye.1. The first step is to apply a Gaussian blur to your footage.2. Afterward, go into your effects panel and create a mask for the layer.  Make the mask into the shape of a circle that covers up the dirt.3. If necessary, you can adjust the scale of the effect by shifting the expansion size under your effects panel. For this method to work, you need to make sure this effect is over the dirt in your footage.Quick Tip: You can make this effect more subtle by feathering the edges of your mask.How to Remove Dust in Post (Method 2)The next trick works pretty well, and depending on your footage, you can improve the picture quality anywhere from 70 – 90 percent. Here’s how it works.1. Duplicate your shot, and layer the double above the original.2. On the duplicated video, create a circular mask that fits the same size as the dust particle. The trick is to make this mask right beside the dirt.3. Once you’ve created your small masked layer, go into Motion (under your effects panel) and slide the position of your clip over the affected video.This will patch your original clip with a section of footage from the duplicated video. Essentially, you are creating the photoshop clone stamp effect for video.If done correctly, these two methods can really save some of your shots — and possibly an entire production. Sooner or later, every filmmaker finds dust in their shot — either on the lens or sensor. Here’s how you can get rid of it without sacrificing your footage.One of the worst feelings in the world is finding out that unwanted dirt on your lens has ruined your footage. So how do you get rid of it? Well have no fear — I have a solution. All you’ll need is non-linear editing software and some footage to save.In the following tutorial, I’ll show you how to remove sensor dust in Premiere Pro, but this technique also works in After Effects, FCPX, and other NLEs. last_img read more

Maria Sharapova Dominates Sara Errani to win French Open

Sharapova tops Errani to win French Open, completes career Grand SlamAs they gazed at each other across the net before their French Open final, 24 cms in height separated Maria Sharapova from Sara Errani – when the action began it was a country mile as the Russian won the title and completed the career grand slam.The statuesque Sharapova is tennis royalty and her 6-3 6-2 win on Saturday over the 21st seed, who is diminutive in stature and in status, was less a contest and more a coronation.It was all over in a flash: 89 minutes, five breaks of serve followed by a victory speech in four different languages.Congratulations Maria Sharapova!