If you’re wondering what this is about, John Stewart of the Daily Show has officially retired from the show this Thursday which was just 12 or so hours ago from my timezone (it’s 40 past midnight here as I write this, Saturday morning). It saddens me because I only got to watch him back in 2009 and I already missed a lot. I don’t watch TV a lot but I like the way he tells the hard truth in a funny way. I also got to watch Stephen Colbert become a force to be reckoned with when it comes to political satire/comedy.
I’ll miss their tandem so much.
Here’s a video of Stephen’s impromptu goodbye message to Jon. It’s beautiful. #jonvoyage
I’ve been a fan of Batman for as long as I can remember which explains why I couldn’t keep myself from smiling and having goosebumps when I saw the official trailer for Batman vs Superman!!!
I’m calling it now: Wonder Woman gets to help Batman with his fight against Superman and Lex secretly unearth’s Zod by the end of the film.
Another DC movie to look forward to is Suicide Squad. When you’re a fan of Batman, you’re a fan of The Joker. Period. It almost doesn’t have to be said anymore. The trailer looks so badass specially with the song they mixed just for this movie (which is from the Bee Gees by the way).
I’m going to give Leto a chance to prove if he’s worth the title of The Joker. Nicholson and Heathe earned it. If Jared’s track record of playing fucked up characters prove anything, he should be able to pull off a decent version of this awesome villain.
I also love the Superman reference in the beginning of the trailer which means they’ll merge this film with Batman vs Superman sometime hopefully by 2017!
I’m going to cross my fingers right now and really schedule for the best seat in the house!
I’ve been progressing quite well. In fact, I’ve seen some muscular development particularly in the upper body. Also, I am now able to double swing a pair of 32 kg 60 times in under 5 minutes. My previous limit was 50 but now my standard is 60. Next month, if all goes well, I can push through 65 or even 70.
I still can’t directly press a 32 kg bell but my arm and shoulder strength have increased significantly to a point that jerking a 32 kg bell doesn’t seem too taxing anymore. I’ve also increased my stamina due to me not getting that “worn out” feeling after the 20 minute mark. I don’t gasp for air nor do I feel dizzy. I just feel a bit tired but not enough for me to go searching for a bed to lie on for the next few hours.
With relation to the trailer above to the awesome movie that is the RuroKen live action trilogy, I chanced upon this recording on youtube on what seemed to be a concert, the official first live coverage of Heartache!
I’ve been playing with my 24 kg kettlebells with Dan John’s Armor Building Complex and Pat Flynn’s Godzilla Complex. Both are extremely efficient at fat burning and muscle building and both will definitely strengthen your body as a whole. I’ve done both for weeks on end, alternating them on a daily basis.
So I figured, since I’m now including a pair of 32 kg bells in my workout schedule, I might as well try and combine the two.
One set would look like this:
2 double cleans
1 strict double military press
3 double front squats
1 double kettlebell lunge per leg
1 military press per arm
I wanted to spice things up on my weekends so I decided to invent my own little complex based on the ever popular(?) Fibonacci Sequence earlier today.
I take this inspiration from Pat Flynn’s Sequential Dismay. There are two versions of this as of this writing and below are the official videos. Note how Pat uses snatches and his friend uses the one from the blog.
Bonus: Pat Flynn’s Sequential dismay (both versions) using two kettlebells performed by this guy.
I’ve been experimenting with a whole roster of movements for my kettlebell workouts and it wasn’t until my recent detour from kettlebell training did I realize that I forgot one workout that I found very, very good for fat burning and a pretty sweet cardio. I’ve performed this type of workout before, using lighter kettlebells, and I’ve used them as part of a very long complex. It’s called the kettlebell burpee.
Now you may simply do a Google search and you’ll find a whole bunch of other videos of which you might mistake as the kettlebell burpee but not really. Although this is just me sticking to what a burpee should look like with kettlebells.