30 Day Fit Challenge Workout App Review - Lose weight Trainer

Well, the following is the review of 30 Day Fit Challenge Workout app. This is a gaming blog and Why are you doing this?  Well. I'm currently taking break playing games and looking at myself, here are some reflections of me. Enough for me to workout
1. Can't concentrate on anything except videogames
2. I'm 25, 5"7 and weighs 75kg (165.347 pounds)
3. I sit too much time in a chair.
4. I can't walk that much. If I walk too long, i'm out of breath
5. Running 50 meter is my limit. Yup. More than that, I'm out of breath.
6. Last time I failed to qualify the firefighter exam due to extreme low fitness level and fell during running test. That was embarrassing!
7. I can't even do more than two chin-ups.
8. For some reason, I'm able to do 8-10 push ups.

FAQ

1. Do I have prior experience with workout?
NOP! I'm a workout newbie
2.What's my goal?
Shed a few kilos and get back into good fitness at the same time review this app.
3. Six pack abs?
Nah.I don't mind if it appears
4. Will this app work?
I don't know. Lets put it to test?
5. What's my diet?
Well, I eat four times a day drink only 1 liter of water may be.
6 Any change to diet?
Yes. I'm going to cut the quantity of food to 1/2 and going to drink plenty of water probably 3-4 liter a day. To combat the change in diet, I'll only eat it slowly. And completely avoiding snacks and fried dishes
7. How am i going to do the review?
I'm going to take the challenge. Let's do it!

30 Day Fit Challenge APP overview

The app is free to download from playstore and apple store. At the moment of downloading, the app has positive reviews. This gives a good indication that app is working for some.Also, there's instructions and calendar which gives info about how much weight you. Lets see the result at the end.

#1 Day 1 - 7/19/2017

I selected the full body workout plan with Easy plan 1.It shows the animation videos and voice instruction on how to to exercise.easy plan 1gave me some challenge probably 50% of my strength. Then I switched to easy plan 2. It probably tests 70% of my strength. Well, that's me. Too weak :(. After completing the training it shows you how much calorie (also in KiloJoule) you burned
Result: the progress is now 3.3% and 29 days left. I felt shivering during plank. I'm going to stick with Easy plan 2. my initial impression is positive

# Day 2 - 7/20/2017
Last day was effective. I'm saying this because my body is experiencing soreness at the moment.Hopefully, soreness will go away after 2-3 days. Day two done and it's good. I'm really happy that i'm doing some sort of physical activity. Diet is going as planned. Cutting meals is not easy. But drinking more water after meals is really helpful to compensate.

#Day 3 - 7/21/2017
The number of exercise increased. The time also increased. There's this new exercise push-up wit rotation which is a bit challenge for me. But done somehow

#Day 4- 7/22/2017
Its rest day on the app :(

#Day 5 - 7/23/2017
Better. I can do exercise a little better and the difficulty of doing it slightly decreased.

#Day 6 - 7/24/2017
Thighs are still hurting. But done it.

#Day 7 -7/25/2017
Since i completed a week, i check weight today. It's 164 lbs now. i lost 1 pound. Not bad!

#Day 8-7/26/2017
Its another rest day on the app

#Day 9- 7/27/2017
Missed :(

#Day 10 -7/28/2017
Done

# Day 11 - 7/29/2017
Yes

#Day 12 - 7/30/2017
NOP. sunday

#Day 13-15
Done except 1day.I think i'm getting lazy.Space key not working

#Day ? - Missed!


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Best Gaming Desks in 2017 - Buyer's Guide

So, I'm looking for a new gaming desk (still sitting at my stupid chair). Honestly, I want to build my own desk. But I don't have skill, time or resources to build gaming desk. If you are in the same boat as I'm, let's look for a cool gaming desk. The following are the desks that my sights are on. I'm looking for a nice looking, decently built, best bang in different price range and category. Hopefully, you'll like these gaming desks.

Gaming Desk Buyer’s Guide

Apparently, choosing the best gaming desk requires knowing about certain things. Because when you go through reviews on the internet, you'll see many technical terms used. Those terms are an L-Shaped or straight desk and material used for the construction of the desk. You've to prioritize those things before making your decision. Here's what it is and how it'll benefit you to enhance the gaming experience.

L-Shaped Desks vs. Straight Desks

An L-shaped desk is widely used and is popular among gamers as it can be used for multipurpose and comes with a relatively low price. The increased surface area allows you to fit multiple monitor setup.It'is beneficial for ultimate hardcore players who do different works simultaneously. And Even if you don't need that much area, you can detach it and use that part as something else.

Straight desks are also standard among gamers as its easy to move around without any difficulty. As there is no dead space within the design, the desk allows for more usability. Some come with cable management system. It's helpful if there's wires are hanging around.

Gaming Desk Construction

At the moment I use a cheap wood desk for my pc. The problem with cheap wood desk is the termite attack. After 4 or 5 years holes will start to appear on the desk. It's why you've to get a high-quality wood if possible.Also, I live in a high humidity area. The surface of the wood desk can easily scratch off or fall off in that particular season. Sometimes the top layer (mica on my desk) also fall off. And one another problem that I noticed is the accumulation of dust behind the monitor (half section of the desk)  for some reason. Dust is not easily to clean off from the wood desk for me at least. Compared to the wood desk, the metal desk doesn't have any problem. The dust is easy to clean. If your PC case doesn't have any legs and comes contact with the desk directly, then avoid metal desk.

Also, i see some says that wood desk is heavier than other, but it is not true. If both having same weight how come one weighs higher than other?. But, Glass desks, on the other hand, are more prone to cracks compared to other types.

Sitting Desks vs. Standing Desks

Sitting desk is better compared to a standing desk only if you are using the proper chair. The chair has an important role. Most adjustable gaming chairs are office chairs for some reason. most of the chair will last only max six months. After that, the comfort level will decrease (just my observation)

Best Entry Level Gaming Desk

Walker Edison Soreno 3-Piece Corner Desk

Most people will be happy with this desk. It's an L-Shaped table that offers lots of space at the same time having a minimal design. Suitable for people with small rooms or apartment. The weight limit is 100lbs on each piece, and there are no sharp edges on it. Speaking of build, the dimensions of this table is 51 W x 20 D x 29 H inches (Overall Depth: 51 inches).The pieces are made of thick tempered safety glass with metal frame. The desk installation is relatively easy. What I liked about this desk is that it can be used as two- standalone desk after disassembling. What we concern about are the support bar and keyboard tray. It does have a few support bars. As long as you don't overload the table, it's safe.The keyboard tray won't fit large keyboards. So you have to place it on the table top. Overall, it's worth what you're paying. Nothing more or nothing less. You'll get what you pay for.

Overall Rating - 8.7/10

Best Mid-Range Gaming Desk

Bush Business Furniture- Series A 72W Desk

A72W is a good solid desk for who loves the neat/spacious look. What I really liked about this desk is the cable management system. You can conceal the wires. Installation of the table is difficult.
The top surface is Diamond Coated so that it's scratch and stain resistant. Good for people who put other things like coffee/tea beside heavy gaming machines. It's  American made, and open C-Leg design looks cool.The dimensions of A72 is 71.54"W x 26.81"D x 29.78"H. It weights 102lb total. It got plenty of workspace and room. It can accommodate 3 to 4 24" monitor easily. It comes with a ten-year warranty. If you got multiple monitors, mid tower case and gaming accessories this one may be enough for you. There's another version A60W which I included on the honorable mention list

Overall rating - 7.8/10

Best High-End Premium Gaming Desk

DXRacer DGD/1000/NE

I like this from the design perspective.The best feature, in my opinion, is the 10-degree slope which provides the angle to rest your forearm.This is cool to me. I'm prone to carpal tunnel syndrome Which is a pain the wrists and palm due to bad position of the forearm. It can arise due to many factors like a bad mouse, table, keyboard ergonomics. The thing is, you can't use your arm anymore once you get affected by it. It'll take approx 4-6 months to get healed. The dimension of DXRacer is  31.5 x 31.5 x 47 inches and weighs 70 pounds. What we don't like is the price. It doesn't have space to accommodate triple monitor setup and no storage space. The cable management system is excellent, but the price doesn't justify it. You should think thrice when buying it.

Overall Rating - 7.4/10

Honorable mentions

some more tables that I like.

Series A 60W Desk
Z-Line Belaire Glass L-Shaped Computer Desk
Techni Mobili Deluxe
Z-Line Designs Cyrus Workstation



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Best AM4 Gaming Motherboards for AMD Ryzen 7 series CPUs

To cut the chase short, Here are the best motherboards to match the Ryzen CPUs with specific details. Ryzen CPU's start from 4-core and goes all the way up to the 8-core/16 thread. If you are an enthusiast, the best bet is Ryzen 7 1800X 8-core/16 thread processor with X370 Motherboard. If you are a high-end mainstream gamer, the better buy would be Ryzen 7 1700X or 1700 with the B350 motherboard, What's fascinating is, there's something for everyone in the entire line-up.

Source : AMD
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Best 4k UHD 144hz Gysnc HDR Gaming Monitors 2017

It seems PC Gamers wish come true at CES 2017. Guess what! The long waiting is over.Finally, not one but two 4k gaming monitor with 144hz refresh rate and virtually  zero input lag and top of that Gsync and HDR!Overkill!

First, Here's side by side comparison of these 4K 144HZ. Let me know what else you wanted to see in the table. More monitors will be added upon announcement. Sorry about the font.

 4k UHD 144hz Gysnc HDR Monitors


Model
 Screen Size
Resolution
Peak Brightness
(nits)
Adaptive Vsync
ASUS ROG  Swift
PG 27UQ

27"
3840x2160P
1000
Gsync
Acer Predator
XB-272 HDR

27"
3840x2160P
1000
GSync
Reserved
NA
NA
NA
NA
Reserved
NA
NA
NA
NA
Reserved
NA
NA
NA
NA
Reserved
NA
NA
NA
NA



If you recall, 4K UHD monitors are faking 144HZ for a long time now. Not anymore. The first announced ROG Swift PG 27UQ can do the incredible 144HZ. The brother Acer Predator XB272-HDR uses the same panel. Both are supplied by AU Optronics and spec wise both are identical. Can't go wrong with both. What's more impressive is the Quantum dots and HDR. They promise deeper black and color accuracy even though HDR has nothing to with 'deeper black.'
The black level depends on the display technology used. But this monitor can get deep black due to the full array local dimming (FALD). The 384 backlight zones in this monitor is enough to surpass some of the flagship TVs out there.

This monitor is not just a headline. The features are really impressive. Although it's 4K UHD (Ultra HD 3840×2160 resolution) rather than true 4K, it flashes more than 8 million pixels in front of you. The pixel density is 163PPI across 27" IPS panel if you are wondering. It's more than capable of displaying detailed images.

One of the most impressive features of this monitor is the 144HZ refresh. It's capable for the smooth gameplay you could ever get. This monitor promises 6.9ms to update its contents which we are aware what a 144HZ refresh rate can do. A regular 60hz monitor takes ~16.6ms to update its content. So the input lag is virtually low and the animations are super fast. Because the refresh rate is 144HZ, it cuts the delay between frames compared to 60HZ monitor offering a spectacular experience and edge against opponents (if you have any).
The high resolution will help every artists and content creators out there, and serious gamers will benefit from this fast 144HZ refresh rate.
It'll surely satisfy those who care about everything about the monitor and squeezing the last pixel of it.

Those who are getting this monitor should make sure getting the best graphics cards out there. Single GPU's won't be enough to push this into 144HZ. We are sure your single GPU's will fail to push it to 144fps. In the demo at CES 2017, they are rumored to be showing off the 144HZ via Quadro P6000 SLI.
This monitor requires Some beasts out there. However, thanks to nVidia Gsysnc technology you don't have to worry about the frames dipping. Gsync will smooths out the frames and screen tears.

If you don't know, HDR increases latency. But Gysnc HDR is tuned for HDR. Speaking of HDR, This is not an average performer. It can go up to 1000nit peak brightness which is something UHDA specifies for the displays to get certified for UHD premium. It's worth comparing it to typical monitor which only goes 300-350 nits today.

PG27UQ supports HDR10 Supports. Although the standard does not supports dynamic metadata (pros working towards it), It still kicks displays that do not support HDR. 1000 nits is really troublesome if there's no backlighting, but the 384 backlight zones are there for controlling the zones and no worries about backlight bleed.The pitch-perfect black is impossible on this monitor as marketing professionals say because it still uses LCD tech. But it does have more peak brightness than OLED displays.

There's this quantum dots tech on top of all this, although it doesn't have anything to do with the actual theory lads saying. Quantum dots is actually an improvement over the existing LCD tech.  But it does offer better colors and contrast compared to the typical monitors and supports the DCI-P3 color space. And the IPS panel gives better wide angles, colour reproduction, and accuracy.

There's some additional fantasy light works on PG27UQ and it sports dual DisplayPort 1.4 inputs and one HDMI to connect multiple devices.

Overall: - New Kings of the monitors crowned.
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Best HDR Gaming Monitors

So I was watching new displays revealed at CES 2017 and 2017 is the year of HDR. If you landed here somehow you might be interested in this new technology as well. And it's coming to monitor space as we thought. LG teased it first, and many other followed. It's time to move beyond 4K  and jumps to jaw-dropping visuals, the best we've ever seen. If you got AMD’s FreeSync 2 (upcoming), the you are on different league! It optimizes the image and reduces lag (HDR tone mapping) further. Nvidia cards support High dynamic range as well

HDMI

And the most important news is, HDMI Forum revealed new HDMI 2.1 spec. They call it Dynamic HDR (which is the dynamic metadata as many call it.). Do I have to care? yes. There's a difference you have to know. See the difference in quality?

HDMI 2.0a

HDMI 2.0a uses a single HDR grade for a video.

HDMI 2.1
Dynamic HDR optimizes individual scenes and frames to the capabilities of your hardware.So you’ll always have the best brightness, contrast, and color gamut.
Haha. But wait.Only the proprietary Dolby Vision supports dynamic HDR. DisplayPort 1.4 already supports dynamic HDR metadata. Dynamic metadata may come soon to HDR10 standard.

HDR10?

Oh well. There are other types of HDR. HDLG, Dolby Vision (DV) and HDR10 (10bit). DV is proprietary, and HDR10 is an open standard. If you are looking for a monitor for PS4 Pro or console, look at this guide here.Because there's a lot more to tell on that

Thought i should compile the list of HDR monitor here to see for everyone interested. As more displays get unfold, We'll add it here. Help us to find if you spot a new one as well. It's super helpful to everyone.

Update( August): Hey guys! check here for the Ultimate List of HDR monitors with details 

HDR Monitors in an Overview - Updated 27/4/17

Dell Ultrasharp 27UP18Q
LG32UD99
Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ
Acer Predator XB272
Dell S2718D
Asus Pro ArtPA32U

Needs confirmation -1/11/2017
Update : - I found these on Nvidia g-sync hdr white paper.

"While NVIDIA GPUs support HDR over both the HDMI and DP display interfaces for PC platforms, DisplayPort 1.4 is considered the more popular choice going forward. In particular, using the High Bit Rate 3 (HBR3) link rate allows DisplayPort monitor inputs to support 4K@144 Hz versus 4K@60 Hz maximum for the latest HDMI 2.0b standard. In fact, G-SYNC HDR monitors driven by the NVIDIA family of Pascal GPUs supporting DP 1.4 with HBR3 are the first display device (TV or monitor) to demonstrate HDR and 4K@144 high refresh rate"

and this from somewhere else

HDR functionality monitor is entirely controlled and depends upon a ‘G-SYNC HDR’ compatible Nvidia GPU being used. Only PC's with Nvidia Graphics cards can properly use this monitor.

and from Asus blog

The PG27UQ uses a new version of G-Sync tuned for HDR. High dynamic range refers to the screen’s ability to produce a broader range of brightness, color, and contrast than typical displays. More specifically, the monitor supports the HDR 10 standard currently used by gaming consoles.

So needs confirmation on these

1. Gsync HDR monitor's 'HDR functionality' works without an nVidia GPU?
2. HDR feature works or not with PS4 pro and Xbox 1S

What ya think?

LG 32UD99  

Only monitor that seems to work with PS4 Pro - *Update- Don't get this one!*  Not worth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JIoZ_u8y3E&feature=youtu.be
32UD99

They teased it first. Its's a 4K 60HZ IPS 32" screen and supports DCI-P3 Color Space (95%). It does have a USB - C port as well. We think it's for professionals. It's more like a universal display rather than gaming in our opinion. If you are a Mac user who is looking for external display, see this guide.

Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ



PG27UQ

However, Asus is the first one to fulfill gamers dream; They paired High dynamic range and G-Sync together. The PG27UQ is a 4K (3840x2160) monitor with 144Hz refresh rate on an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel. I Assume you know what it means. We're not sure how many Vega's or 1080Ti's you needed to get that jaw-dropping resolution and fps. We believe this monitor is not for ordinary.It's for the best. To conclude, it features quantum dot and HDMI 2.0 and display port 1.4...*faints*


Dell 27 Ultrathin monitor S2718D


S2718D


This is an incredibly thin monitor featuring 27-inch Quad HD (2,560 by 1,440 pixels) screen. Not much wow factors like Asus one but the HDR10 support, Ultra thin design and the affordable price tag makes it appealing enough.PS4 Pro image on this will get scaled. it's not suitable for pro.If you read the guide you already know  i guess.

Acer Predator XB272



XB272

Hmm. Another one for gaming is revealed. It's a 4K G-Sync HDR at 144Hz monitor. It boasts 384-zone backlighting system and a Quantum Dot filter to enhance the color palette of the display.

Asus 32" Pro Art PA32U 


It's another monitor from Asus for professionals and designers. This 32" monitor has 384 zones and could hit peak brightness of 1000nits. It supports wide color gamut too.



The update is in progress, and more goodies will join as soon as more monitors announced.


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