By Bryan Hildebrand
Senior Editor, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals
The muscle-building breakthrough of the 21st century is here, and the results being achieved by 1-Testosterone have been nothing short of phenomenal.
1-Testosterone by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals is based upon a naturally occurring metabolite that has properties far different from standard testosterone in the body. One of those is 1-androstene-3b-ol-17-one and is known in the bodybuilding community as 1-androsterone or 1-Andro. Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals saw the opportunity to fully develop 1-Andro with its proprietary Cyclosome Delivery system which is more than just a fancy trademark. It’s what separates all prohormones and test boosters from any of the others. It provides for an unparalleled increase in bioavailability, resulting in gains never seen before.
In a study released in the Journal of Applied Physiology, the oral prohormone 1-androstene-3b-ol-17-one which converts in the liver to 1-testosterone was viewed as potent “milligram-for-milligram” to Testosterone Enanthate, the gold standard for exogenic testosterone products. Very few dietary supplements have been subjected to clinical studies due to the overwhelming cost and FDA approval process. However, the active prohormone 1-androstene-3b-ol-17-one was the subject of a clinical study at the West Texas A&M University, the California Baptist University and the University of Texas at Austin. The results showed 1-androstene-3b-ol-17-one to be significantly more powerful than it would appear structurally.
In this study, the nine men tested gained an average lean mass of 10.4 pounds and an increase in strength of 92.2 pounds in total load on bench/squat/deadlift. These are deemed significant gains from an over-the-counter prohormone. Researchers concluded that the prohormone supplement contributed to robust improvements in muscle mass and strength via resistance training. Although additional and larger studies are necessary to substantiate the efficacy of any compound, it’s safe to say that 1-androstene-3b-ol-17-one abilities exceeded everyone’s expectations.
1-Testosterone provides clean gains that are very dry and lean in nature. This means you won’t get a lot water retention or estrogen activity with this prohormone. The lack of estrogen allows the ability to confidently stack this prohormone with 4-Andro or another “wet” compound. This helps potentiate the gains and increase the comfort of the cycle. 1-Testosterone is frequently used as the base for a multitude of stacks with the newest advances in prohormone abilities.
1-testosterone has a structure similar to testosterone, but the double bond is in a different place making the molecule subject to differing metabolism than standard testosterone. It cannot be converted to estrogen via aromatase nor can it be turned into DHT. This makes it a very stable molecule and resists most traditional routes of metabolism. A 2006 study determined that 1-testosterone has a high androgenic and anabolic potency even without being metabolized. Probably even more importantly, 1-testosterone has an anabolic to androgenic ratio of 200/100, which is superior to naturally occurring testosterone in men.
With the proprietary oral delivery system in Cyclosome Technology, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals is changing how well your body will be able to utilize compounds. Cyclosome is a one-of-a-kind technology that involves the entrapment of hydrophobic compounds in the form of water-soluble cyclodextrin (CD) complex in liposomes. What does that mean? In short, you can think of Cyclosome in terms of a “Trojan Horse” passing through the liver unharmed and intact.
This new Cyclosome Technology allows the delivery of a wide array of ingredients to the systemic circulation by the intestinal lymphatic route, circumventing first-pass inactivation in the liver for the very first time. The pharmaceutical industry has embraced this cutting-edge technology in recent years and Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals is introducing it in hard-to-deliver prohormones and test boosters to further expand bioavailability.
Bodybuilders, fitness enthusiasts and athletes pay attention. The muscle-building breakthrough of the 21st century is here, and the results being achieved by 1-Testosterone have been nothing short of phenomenal. 1-Testosterone works to create the perfect anabolic environment for unbelievable gains in lean muscle mass and strength that will not disappear when your cycle is completed.
For more information, visit hitechpharma.com/products/1-testosterone
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By: Elyse Blechman
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Published Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2023 18:01:30 +0000
The world’s most famous concert pianos got a major tech upgrade
At a showroom in a Boston suburb, Patrick Elisha sat down and began to play the opening measures of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto #2 to demonstrate why Steinway & Sons grand pianos are celebrated in concert halls around the world.
Steinways are meticulously crafted instruments: it takes around 250 workers a year to assemble each grand piano’s 12,000 individual parts. Everything, from the hand-bent rims (made of more than a dozen layers of rock maple, each heated and shaped to form a grand piano’s classic curves) to the small felt rollers in the piano’s action (which help dictate how much pressure it takes to play an individual note), is crafted to produce clarion, resonant tones that range from the pianissimo bell-like chimes that open the concerto to the thundering fortissimo chords that seem to rise from the depths over its next eight measures.
Elisha, who runs the education division of M. Steinert & Sons, the world’s oldest Steinway dealer, is an award-winning pianist and composer—but I wanted to hear how the piano handled a virtuoso like Lang Lang going to town on, say, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit from the Disney film Encanto.
No problem: Elisha called up a video of Lang performing in New York’s Steinway Hall on a nearby wide-screen TV. Once he hit Play on the video, whatever Lang played was perfectly reproduced on the piano in front of me. When Lang’s right hand flew up the keyboard to produce the opening flourish in the “Bruno” video, the keys on the piano in the room where I stood were depressed with precisely the same velocity for precisely the same amount of time.
This was, I realized, the first time I had ever heard a truly lossless recording. Acoustically, I was getting the equivalent of a private concert from one of the most famous pianists alive, courtesy of Steinway’s Spirio. It’s a thoroughly modern take on the player piano—a device, popular in the early 20th century, that used rolls of paper with holes punched in them to play specific tunes, no pianist required.
Roughly half of all new Steinways sold last year included Spirio technology, which adds between $29,000 and $48,000 to what is already a $150,000 instrument. The most recent addition to the line is the Spirio | r, which has recording, editing, and playback technology. A pianist who’s learning a new piece can play it, record the effort, and then essentially watch the piano play it back—making it possible to pick up on nuances in timing and tone that might be harder to discern from an audio recording alone.
The Spirio, which launched in 2015, added an entirely new set of engineering challenges to what was already one of the most deliberately constructed instruments in history. Before it came to market, Steinway had to ensure that the Spirio tech was, as Elisha puts it, “non-parasitic.” In other words, adding pressure sensors and anything else that could cause friction between the musician and the instrument was verboten; altering the feel in any way would destroy what makes a Steinway a Steinway.
Instead, performances are recorded by dozens of gray-scale optical sensors mounted behind the keyboard that calculate the velocity at which hammers strike the piano wires whenever any of the piano’s 88 keys is pressed. (The sensors have 1,020 levels of sensitivity and can take 800 measurements per second.) A different set of sensors underneath the piano measures the pedal-guided dampers; playback of both the keys and the pedals is controlled by solenoid plungers.
Each Spirio comes with a dedicated iPad; with a couple of swipes, Spirio | r users can edit their performances in an almost infinite number of ways. Everything from individual notes to entire chords can be erased or transposed, elongated or shortened, made louder or softer—if you can imagine it, you can hear what it will sound like as it’s played back to you.
But it’s the constantly updated Spirio library, which currently includes more than 4,000 recordings and more than 100 videos, that really makes this an instrument like no
By: Seth Mnookin
Title: The world’s most famous concert pianos got a major tech upgrade
Sourced From: www.technologyreview.com/2024/02/28/1088268/steinway-spirio-concert-pianos-performance-upgrade/
Published Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2024 10:00:00 +0000
A SHIRT IS BORN: How the Exclusive 2024 FCCS Tee Came to Life
Since the Future Collector Car Show (FCCS) made its move to the Polo Field at WestWorld and takes place during Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auctions, the team has become dedicated to creating an exclusive commemorative T-shirt that celebrates the event and its participants. What makes the shirt special is that it showcases the prior year’s Best of Show winner, aiming to provide a unique keepsake and encourage a competitive show field. The 2024 shirt features the 2023 Best of Show winner, a 2002 Honda S2000 owned by David Flinn.
In the realm of creative design, crafting of the FCCS commemorative T-shirt is more than just placing a photo on a shirt and calling it a day ‒ it’s a meticulous process that involves expertise, innovation and talented designers. To create something truly special, the team turned to Corbin Snyder, Director of Marketing and Creative at Barrett-Jackson. Since the design had to feature the 2023 winner, the team had to start with a clean photo of the Best of Show S2K.
The creative team brought the S2K into the cutting-edge Barrett-Jackson studio for a photo shoot. The studio features a white cyclorama, or “cyc” for short. The cyc is a huge wall used to suggest unlimited space – a literal blank canvas – which makes the design process easier as there isn’t a distracting background. The studio also provides excellent controlled lighting which ensures an evenly lit car without any glaring reflections or strange light spots that would necessitate a significant amount of retouching for the final design. Barrett-Jackson Media Director Tim Heit played with multiple angles and took a variety of different photos to ensure the most compelling image for the commemorative tee.
Once the car was photographed, the images were turned over to the graphics team. Each design iteration went through a process of exploration, from vibrant hues to distinct angles.
With any project that comes across his desk, Snyder encourages his team to come up with a design for themselves, letting their imaginations run wild, then create a second one that fits within the project parameters and finally create a third they think would appeal to the masses. Making sure the design flows and is cohesive – as well as remembering the audience and where the design will live (in this case, on a T-shirt) – is key.
The core of this collective endeavor is rooted in the quest for a design that not only respects the 2023 Best of Show champion but also captures the essence of the FCCS event. It serves as a tribute to the commitment, originality and artistic craftsmanship embedded in creating a T-shirt to be treasured by both participants and spectators.
FCCS participants with a vehicle on the show field will receive the special shirt upon entry to the event, while spectators can pre-order the limited-edition tee on Barrett-Jackson’s official merchandise site here.
Title: A SHIRT IS BORN: How the Exclusive 2024 FCCS Tee Came to Life
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/a-shirt-is-born-how-the-exclusive-2024-fccs-tee-came-to-life/
Published Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2023 23:42:33 +0000
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Adam Beyer Modernizes Old Drumcode Sound with Let’s Begin EP
Following the most prolific year of his production career, Adam Beyer starts 2024 right with another standout EP, ‘Let’s Begin’, which takes influence from the ‘90s Drumcode sound with a modern touch.
Looking backwards to go forwards, the three-track work kicks off with ‘Let’s Begin’ . It sees Beyer lean on faster tempos and rugged rhythms to craft a high octane, atmosphere heavy cut. Trust me it will hit you right between the eyes. The eerie vocals will take you into a wild journey. An absolutely cracking peak-time tune that highlighted recent gigs at L56 in Ljubljana and Fairground Festival in Hannover.
‘Computerized’ is a masterclass in dancefloor mentalism. It brings forth shades of hardcore influenced vocals and menacing synth lines reminiscent of early 2000s Frankfurt. No surprise this brought maximum vibes at Beyer’s NYE gigs in the States at Teksupport and Insomniac’s Countdown NYE event.
Fresh out of the studio, ‘Red Room’ is a dreamy belter that takes in subtle hints of classic four-to-the-floor grooves reminiscent of UK hard dance. Just before an industrial synth section ramps up the intensity. Exhilarating stuff.
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“This new three-tracker is on the rawer techno tip and is an ode to Drumcode’s earlier material. It’s a take on the ‘90s sound blended with new modern elements. For this release I wanted to take the Adam Beyer techno sound from that period and bring it up-to-date. It’s dirty with a new twist, direct and to the point. This project is not a statement, rather it’s a release that was inspired by the big techno shows I played in Europe this autumn like Awakenings, Mayday and Timewarp.” – Adam Beyer
Let’s Begin is the EP we wanted to power through the rest of the year
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By: Jay Seabrook
Title: Adam Beyer Modernizes Old Drumcode Sound with Let’s Begin EP
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Published Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2024 01:33:47 +0000
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