Content of the material
- Expert QA
- Nvidia Settings For Apex Legends
- Disabling Useless Animations to Increase Performance and Responsiveness
- What High Notes Should You Expect from Your Voice?
- Growers Holiday Gift Guide
- Falsetto Exercise #5: The Octave Down “Wee”
- Jon’s Stone-Cold Cop List #19
- How Do Drugs Deliver a High Like This?
- 6. Get Better Shoes
- Get Basketball Shoes with top-notch traction
- Get Basketball Shoes with firm and stable cushioning
- Expert Study Strategies
- Strategy #5: Always Do the Homework (Even If It Doesn’t Count!)
- Strategy #6: Know the Difference Between Reading It Over and “Getting It”
- Strategy #7: Study Between Tests, Don’t Cram
- 5 Natural Highs — Try These Instead of Drugs and Alcohol
- 1. Exercise
- 2. Get Intimate
- 3. Take it Down With Meditation
- 4. Explore Neurofeedback
- 5. Enjoy a Hearty Laugh
- 3. Improve Your Vertical Jump Technique
- One-foot vertical jump technique
- Two-foot vertical jump technique
- Latest Posts
Nvidia Settings For Apex Legends
To ensure that you are getting high frames and the Best Performance in Apex Legends. We must configure its advanced Settings from Nvidia Control Panel. These Settings are normally not found within the game, and many people completely ignore it. Changing these settings for Apex Legends application will have a larger effect than any other method in this guide. Pay close attention to all settings, and check them twice while you are it.
- Right-Click Desktop > Click on Nvidia Control Panel.
- Under Nvidia Control Panel > Firstly, Go to “Adjust Image Settings with Preview”
- Enable Use the advanced 3D Image Settings, and afterward, click on “Take me there” that is highlighted in blue.
- Afterward, you will be taken to the Manage 3D Settings Tab. Now click on Program Settings > and locate r5apex.exe under “Select a Program to Customize”.
Once you have added Apex Legends, change the settings from default to these:
- Anisotropic Filtering – Off
- Antialiasign – FXAA – Off
- Antialiasing – Gamma Correction – Off
- Antialiasing – Mode = Application Controlled
- Antialiasing – Transparency – Off
- CUDA – GPUs – All
- Maximum pre-rendered frames – 1
- Multi-Frame Sampled AA (MFAA) = Off
- OpenGL Rendering GPU = Select the Graphics Card you use for gaming. Not the built-in Intel/AMD Card.
- Power Management Mode = Prefer Maximum Performance
- Prefered Refresh Rate (Your Monitor) = Highest Available
- Shader Cache – On
- Texture Filtering – Anisotropic Sample Optimization = On
- Texture Filtering – Negative LOD Bias – Allow
- Texture Filtering – Quality = High Performance
- Texture Filtering – Trilinear Optimization = On
- Threaded Optimization = Off
- Triple Buffering = Highly Recommended to Turn it Off
- Vertical Sync = Off, else you will experience input lag and locked frames.
- Virtual Reality pre-rendered frames = 1
Disabling Useless Animations to Increase Performance and Responsiveness
Like I previously said, Windows 10 by default is packed with a really balanced eco-system. Now if you want really the best out of your PC. You have to ensure that some of these settings are disabled. Subsequently, we are going to disable all those useless animations that consume tons of memory and CPU usage. When disabled, expect good frames and high performance in Apex Legends.
- Go To Start > Type “Advanced System Settings” > and click on the first option.
- Now you will be inside System Properties and Advanced Tab.
- Now click on Settings under Performance > Custom, and only enable the following two options.
- Show Thumbnails Instead of Icons Smooth Edges of Screen Fonts
What High Notes Should You Expect from Your Voice?
All this range talk begs the question:
What high notes should you shoot for in your voice?
In the voice types cheat sheet , I listed the different voice types and the highest comfortable note (tessitura) you can expect from each.
So here’s what you can expect from your voice:
Remember that these notes are your maximum comfortable pitch.
So just because you’re a tenor doesn’t mean that you have to sing a C5 today.
Instead, think of this as a guideline for notes you’ll eventually be able to hit comfortably.
Obviously, it’s important that you’re comfortable when you expand your vocal range.
So there’s no point in shooting for a note outside your range and straining your voice.
It’s just not worth it.
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Falsetto Exercise #5: The Octave Down “Wee”
We now know that the “W” consonant can get you a lot more ring on those high notes.
So let’s use that “W” on the highest notes in your voice.
Here’s how you do it:
- Take a breath and do a quick vocal siren on “wee” (like “week”). Keep the top note light and airy like an owl hooting an “ooh” sound.
- Take a breath and sing the following scale, keeping the tone breathy and hooty as you go from top to bottom.
Here’s the scale for guys.
Here’s the scale for girls.
If you don’t have a piano handy, don’t worry, here’s a section from my How to Hit High Notes video that demonstrates the exercise:
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How Do Drugs Deliver a High Like This?
Drugs that deliver a euphoric-like high are able to do so because of how they interact with the brain. More specifically, and as the National Institute on Drug Abuse has put it, these drugs change the way that the brain’s neurons work, including how they send and receive information and process and exchange signals via neurotransmitters. Take marijuana, for example. Marijuana actually mimics the body’s natural neurotransmitters, with the result that abnormal messaging occurs.
In order to deliver their intense high, addictive drugs do more than change how neurons and neurotransmitters work, (although this change is a necessary precursor to the sequence that comes next). When an addictive drug interferes with the brain’s normal messaging signals, the basal ganglia (circuitry in the brain that regulates pleasure) does not receive the proper message signals and over-activates, creating an intense, highly addictive rush of pleasure. Over time, a person who keeps using the drug(s), will soon find it hard to feel pleasure from anything other than the drug(s) they’re taking.
Let’s not forget the final sequence of events in the brain: When the high fades. The intense dopamine surge that sent the basal ganglia into overcharge now must end. But its end sends the brain—and, in particular, a region of the brain known as the “amygdala,” which regulates emotions—into a more reactive state of stress, anxiety, and irritability. This sense of stress and discomfort only reinforces the desire to get high again, creating the perfect storm for addiction to take hold.
6. Get Better Shoes
Nothing kills a good vertical jump quite like an old pair of slippery basketball shoes. If you want to maximize your hangtime make sure that you have basketball shoes that are up to the task:
Get Basketball Shoes with top-notch traction
During a vertical jump athletes convert the speed of the the approach into a powerful takeoff. But this only works if you can plant your feet firmly and with confidence. Shoes that bite the floor can increase your vertical jump by a few inches easily.
Check out this article to find basketball shoes with the best traction.
Get Basketball Shoes with firm and stable cushioning
Basketball shoes with soft and mushy cushioning like the Lebron series can hurt your vertical jump height as you put to much of your force into the cushioning instead of into the ground.
High jumpers for example, wear super stiff waffles that allow an optimal and unhindered energy transfer.
You can find shoes that offer a great balance of cushioning and traction that is ideal for vertical jumping here.
Expert Study Strategies
Many students have trouble getting good grades in high school because they don’t know how to study effectively. Here are a few of the best ways to improve your test scores through the use of smart study strategies.
Strategy #5: Always Do the Homework (Even If It Doesn’t Count!)
Most teachers in high school assign regular homework, although some may not check it or incorporate it directly into your grade. Some students view this as a free pass to ignore homework assignments, which can is a very bad idea. In subjects like math and science in particular, homework assignments are critical if you want to gain full comprehension of the material. In math, your understanding of one unit of study is often a necessary foundation for your understanding of the next unit. Knowledge builds on itself.
If you start skipping homework assignments, you may get confused when the teacher moves on to a new unit. Ultimately, you could become completely lost and perform poorly on assignments that do count towards your grade.
Doing homework assignments will also help you psychologically. If you’re staying on top of things in a class, you’ll be more confident in your knowledge. Homework assignments are a way of studying consistently over time. If you do the homework, you may not have to study as much for tests because you’ll already have a solid understanding of what you need to know.
This is what will happen on tests if you don’t have a strong homework-based foundation of knowledge.
Strategy #6: Know the Difference Between Reading It Over and “Getting It”
Just reading over the material before a test won’t cut it unless you have a photographic memory. You need to actively absorb the information, not just skim over it and hope it will stick in your brain. Surface-level knowledge won’t help you, especially when you’re dealing with open-ended questions on a test. You should be able to recall the facts without any hints or prompting.
If you have review sheets to study before a test, I would recommend reading them in small, manageable sections. After you read each section carefully, look away from it and see if you can repeat the facts back to yourself. Don’t move on from a section until you’re able to do this.
One thing that I’ve found very helpful in cases like this is to make up some sort of weird mnemonic. It can be an acronym or just something memorable that has a random association with the information you need to know. The more bizarre the memory device you come up with, the more likely you are to remember the facts.
After you’ve read everything over yourself and feel relatively confident, you can have someone else step in and quiz you on the information. To be sure that you have a full understanding of what you need to know, you should be able to answer questions about how different facts connect to each other rather than just regurgitating the facts themselves. For example, if you’re studying for a history test, you might have someone ask you a question like “what were the main factors that led to the French Revolution” that requires you to draw from a few distinct facts to reach a separate conclusion.
Strategy #7: Study Between Tests, Don’t Cram
There is a certain glamour for some students in the late-night pre-test cram session. However, sacrificing your sleep and sanity will not get you a better grade on the test (no matter how much cooler it might be than planning ahead).
The best way to ensure that you don’t panic before a test (or on the test itself) is to make a habit of going over the material that you’ve learned regularly and not just when it gets down to the wire. You’ll retain it better, and you’ll get a good night’s sleep to recharge your brain.
In the week before a big test, you can study for an hour or so every night rather than studying for five hours the night before. As you build up your knowledge, you’ll feel more and more confident. On the night before the test, instead of trying to study every little detail that you need to know, you can do a quick review of the main concepts to reassure yourself that you’re in good shape.
If studying responsibly is too uncool for you, try getting a good night’s sleep while wearing sunglasses to keep up the illusion of detached nonchalance.
5 Natural Highs — Try These Instead of Drugs and Alcohol
On that note, it’s never a bad idea to have a number of substance-free options for getting high when you’re trying to kick a drug or alcohol problem. Consider these ways to boost your long-term sobriety by increasing feel-good endorphins:
It may not seem like a fun activity to some people, but exercise is one of the most effective ways to increase feel-good hormones in the body. During rigorous exercise—specifically cardiovascular and aerobic workouts—the brain releases endorphins along with adrenaline.
Both hormones encourage the body to keep going and stimulate a sense of euphoria. If you don’t have a lot of experience with exercise, try starting gradually and build up from there, with one of these outlets, among others:
- Going for a run that doesn’t exhaust your body
- Brisk walking
2. Get Intimate
Being intimate with someone you care for can help create the same sense of high you may get from using drugs. A study from the University of Rhode Island found sex and sensual touching release endorphins in the brain.
Physical touch itself, as long as it is in a positive manner, can be a significant way to reduce stress overall. This can be more intense if a person combines those physical sensations with emotions of love and respect.
3. Take it Down With Meditation
Some people believe meditation works to slow the brain down, creating calm and reducing stress and anxiety. (Some drugs do this as well, as noted previously.)
Meditation in itself also releases endorphins. Those who meditate regularly often report a more lighthearted mood, a sense of greater control over their emotions, and greater resilience to stress.
4. Explore Neurofeedback
Neurofeedback is a relatively new method for stimulating a sense of wellbeing. Neurofeedback works to calm overactive brainwaves and triggers the release of endorphins. It often helps people manage their brainwaves in order to achieve greater calm, more focus, etc..
Doctors often recommend neurofeedback for those who have experienced trauma. It can also help to reduce anxiety and depression, two common reasons people turn to drugs and alcohol.
5. Enjoy a Hearty Laugh
Perhaps the easiest and most enjoyable way to reach a level of euphoria is to laugh. Whether from funny jokes in a movie to just remembering good times with friends, laughing triggers the brain’s “feel-good” hormones. Laughter helps people feel good nearly instantly, even faster than drugs and alcohol.
3. Improve Your Vertical Jump Technique
Vertical jump training should always include a large amount of performing your preferred leaping style to teach the central nervous system how to perform this movement in the most efficient way possible. Early improvements in vertical jump height will almost always come from an improved vertical jump technique and less from improved strength or power.
In a lot of athletic movements, there is only one technique that is considered to be optimal. Vertical jump technique, however, is different! The most obvious difference is that some athletes prefer to jump off one foot while others like to take of off two feet. There is no definitive answer to which style of jumping will lead to a higher vertical, athletes will usually automatically pick the style of jumping that suits their physique best. But there are some general guidelines on which athletes will perform best using each technique:
One-foot vertical jump technique
In general, one-foot jumping is preferred by lean and lanky athletes who are very quick but not very muscular (think Zach LaVine). This style is defined by very short ground contact times, little bend in the knees and explosive movement of the glutes and hips. The technique takes a fair amount of coordination, and proper training instructions can bring a lot of improvement even for natural two-foot jumpers. For a detailed explanation of one-foot jump technique read more here.
Two-foot vertical jump technique
Two-foot jumping is often preferred by strong athletes with a build similar to football players. This style is defined by longer ground contact times and much deeper bending of the knee. Because of this, two-foot jumping favors strong athletes that can produce a lot of force in their quads.
Athletes that are not blessed with insane quickness and stiff Achilles tendons needed for high 1-foot jumping, can still reach impressive vertical jump height using the slower 2-foot jump technique. Find out more about how to perform 2-foot jumps correctly here.
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