I worked out on Monday despite feeling a bit under the weather and promptly fell ill. That was not one of my best ideas.
Are you a CR translator or editor? I recommend this for a nice leisurely evening read.
We’re in the double digits now, meaning another quarter of the year has almost gone by. In addition to that, this year is almost over. Were you aware of that? What an awful realization.
If you have big breasts (or manboobs), jumping rope can damage your connective tissue and result in back problems. At least invest in a good sports bra. Jumping rope can give you massive street cred though, so it might be worth it.
Happy Thanksgiving, minna-san. Tomorrow is the day furthest from the next time you’ll have your complete extended family ask you why you still don’t have a girlfriend, so that’s something to look forward to, right?
Here’s a video of three young girls touching each other to tide you over until tomorrow.
Silly geese, thinking that running is for fitness. Running is for when you turn 39 and realize only finishing the New York City Marathon will save you from the big mistake your life has become; your wife and kids will love you again, the bald spots on your head will disappear, your boss will promote you to senior accountant, and your 2009 Altima will turn into a 2012 Altima. Just put a fitness app on your budget smartphone and start running into the setting sun.
This is a good time to become anime. Do we have the technology yet? Where can I hand in my rancid, disgusting flesh suit?
There’s a bit of a divide whether or not you should stretch before working out. Personally, I don’t. If you’re going to go through complex motions with your joints, I don’t think it’s best to stretch out your muscles beforehand.
Warming up is a good idea, of course, as is stretching after exercising. I never stretch when I enter the pool or the gym, but I do some ten laps of slow swimming or get on the stationary bike and make sure to not skip a step in my twenty-minute post-workout stretching program.
As you may have heard, Boom Boom Satellites singer Kawashima Michiyuki died earlier this month. His bandmate Nakano Masayuki wrote that Kawashima was now soaring around the world, finally freed from the restrictions of his body. “His passing is not a tragedy, but the achievement of a lifetime goal and a happy ending”. Let’s hope that is true.
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I like that they’re not showing you sit-ups. Sit-ups are bad for your spine. There are better ways to make your shadow dragon rise, as demonstrated by this episode.
While I was working on this episode, I was texting with a friend who sprained her ankle today. I suggested stabilizing exercises before since she’s always had unstable ankles, but she didn’t listen. Be smarter than my friend: Invest in a wobble board, and use it regularly.