Thursday 150409

Workout

Dead Lift

Use 90% of your 1RM math.

65% x5
75% x5
85% x5
75% x5
65% x5+

AFTER

Work on handstand holds

Watch!  Please note how close the bar is to her body…how she pulls the bar to her hips…how her arms are straight as she leaves the ground…how the bar “floats in the air as she get’s to the bottom of the FSquat position…how forceful she is when getting her feet down to receive the bar

Tuesday 150303

Workout

Dead Lift

Use 90% of your 1RM math.

65% x5
75% x5
85% x5
75% x5
65% x5+

AFTER

Work on handstand holds.

Tomorrow’s WOD is John F’in Nail.  Get your mind right!

These Two Teens Aren’t Just Sisters — They’re Twins

When Lucy and Maria Aylmer tell people they are twins, disbelief is one response.

The 18-year-olds from Gloucester, U.K. are two of the five children born to their Caucasian father and “half-Jamaican” mother, World Wide Features reports. While their other siblings have a blend of features from their parents, Lucy and Maria are opposites: Lucy has fair skin and red hair, while Maria has caramel skin and dark hair.

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Lucy, left, studies art and design at Gloucester College. Maria studies law and psychology at Cheltenham College.No one ever believes we are twins because I am white and Maria is black,” Lucy said, according to World Wide Features. “Even when we dress alike, we still don’t even look like sisters, let alone twins. When we’ve met friends for the first time they never believe we are twins and they have even made us produce our birth certificates to prove that we are actually twins.”Fraternal twins develop from two eggs fertilized by separate sperm cells. The BBC reports that for a biracial couple expecting twins, there is about a 1 in 500 chance those twins will have different skin colors.The Aylmers are proud of their uniqueness.

“Now we have grown older, even though we still look so different, the bond between us is much stronger,” Lucy said. “Now we are proud of the fact that we are each other’s twin sister. Maria loves telling people at college that she has a white twin – and I’m very proud of having a black twin.”

 

Friday 131206

Workout
Dead Lift
use 90% of your 1 RM + 10 lbs complete:
70% x3
80% x3
90% x3
80% x3
70% x3+
Skill
Hand Stand Holds.

10 Crazy Fitness Rules That Should Exist

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Walk into any subway station in Moscow, Russia, and you might think you accidentally stepped into a gym. That’s because city officials are now offering free rides to passengers who can crank out 30 reps of body-weight squats. It’s their way of boosting Olympic spirit before the Sochi Winter Games, which are just three months away. But it got us thinking—what fitness rules would we enact if given the opportunity?

We polled the Men’s Health office, and here are the 10 crazy rules our editors concocted. These rules aren’t meant to “make up” for a lazy or glutenous activity. Rather, think of them as insurance policies—any guy who can perform these feats probably doesn’t need to worry about the occasional fast food meal or episode of laziness.

Crazy Rule #1

1. If you order a Big Mac, do 10 pushups. Combo meal? Drop and give us 20. Ever seen an overweight person do 20 perfect pushups? We haven’t either.

Crazy Rule #2

2. Before you purchase luggage with wheels, perform a suitcase walk. Carry a dumbbell—choose one that equals half of your body weight—by your side for 40 to 100 yards. (No cheating! Click here to see how to do a suitcase walk with perfect form.)

Crazy Rule #3

3. Sure, go ahead and buy that Big Gulp full of soda. But swim 30 laps—the same number of ounces in your drink—before you take a sip.

Crazy Rule #4

4. If you take a taxi fewer than 10 blocks, push it for two of those blocks. Anyone who can push a cab that far easily has the cardiovascular fitness to walk 100 blocks.

Crazy Rule #5

5. Use the elevator at work? You better be able to walk up five flights of stairs before you can take it again.

Crazy Rule #6

6. Before hitting snooze on your alarm clock, complete 25 jumping jacks.

Crazy Rule #7

7. Every time you order a beer, hold the pint at arm’s length for 90 seconds before you drink it. Spill? The clock starts again.

Crazy Rule #8

8. Stand for the length of a movie before you buy a ticket to see it. (Double the time if you plan to chow down on a tub of popcorn during the flick.)

Crazy Rule #9

9. Before you lie down, demonstrate how to stand up with ease. Complete a perfect Turkish getup to purchase a La-Z-Boy recliner. (Not sure how to do a TGU? Follow these 7 steps to master the move.)

Crazy Rule #10

10. Walk to your coworker’s office to relay a message or ask them a question. Only if they’re not there can you shoot them an email. Don’t feel like getting up before hitting send? One dollar is deducted from your paycheck.