Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Bye-bye Door Way Pull Up Bar, Hello Homemade Pull Up Bar

After training with door way pull up bar for so time, I have come to realize that that pull up bar is an amazing piece of equipment to train with. It has really helped me build a great back, but it seems as if the door way pull up bar is really limiting my potential gains in strength.


After reading a couple of books on bodyweight/gymnastic training, I now truly see what a pull up bar is really

Saturday, 28 July 2012

How They Lived, How We Live


Here is a study in contrasts, on the corner of Richardson and Humboldt in Williamsburg. In the foreground, we have a handsome, three-story, brick building, with finely patterned blonde and brown brickwork, arches over the first story windows, a grand-looking entrance and an elegant cast-iron fence surrounding all. Who wouldn't be proud to live there.

Looming behind it you have a hideous, 11-story, "finger" building, erected by ubiquitous "architect" Karl Fisher in 2009. It was intended as a rush-job casing for million-dollar condos. Then the economy tanked, and it became a rental, like so many other Brooklyn condo towers. It was sold last year. Not sure what's happening with it now. But it's still ugly.

The smaller building, meanwhile, is a beauty forever. Though it looks (to me) like it was an apartment building, if actually began life as a schoolhouse, and also served as the Old Saint Catherine's Maternity Ward. (I tend to believe the ward part, the schoolhouse part not so much.) It was restored in recent years and now goes by the name of Humboldt Street Lofts.


Friday, 27 July 2012

Stott Pilates Walk On To Weight Loss DVD (England/France)

Stott Pilates Walk On To Weight Loss DVD (England/France)


Stott Pilates Walk On To Weight Loss DVD (England/France)
Enjoy this Walking Pilates Calorie Burning Workout. Get fit and reach your weight loss goals with a power-packed Walking Pilates workout. Master Instructor Trainer, PJ O'Clair, guides you through an invigorating 50-minute walking workout designed for every shape and guaranteed to get your heart pumping. A well balanced diet combined with regular exercise, such as this workout, is the best way to maintain a healthy weight. INSTRUCTIONAL LEVEL : Level 2 of 5 EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Supportive Walking Read More >>


List Price: $ 7.60






And below is why i think all of you should buy this item :
  • Region Code 0: Can be played anywhere in the world
  • Insturctional Level: Level 2 of 5
  • Equipment Required: Supportive Walking Shoes



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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Discount for The Complete Physique 57 Workout Kit 3 Disc Set With Exercise Ball

The Complete Physique 57 Workout Kit 3 Disc Set With Exercise Ball


The Complete Physique 57 Workout Kit 3 Disc Set With Exercise Ball
"It's transformed my body in ways I never thought possible," explains Kelly Ripa to Fitness Magazine.

Vogue writes "my jeans fit better, I look stronger and I'm standing straighter"

Departures dubbed it "a core-centric workout that yields rapid results"

Teen Vogue promises "Physique 57 is the best workout"

The New York Times insists "a reshaped behind or tummy awaits."

You'll see visible results in only 8 workouts with the vigorous and dynamic Physique 57 exercise method designed to rapidl Read More >>


List Price: $ 59.95






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  • Physique 57 Classic Full Body Workout
  • Physique 57 30 Minute Express Full Body Workout
  • Arm & Ab Booster 30 Minute Workout



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Saturday, 21 July 2012

Kutting Weight (cutting weight) neoprene weight loss sauna pant - XL

Kutting Weight (cutting weight) neoprene weight loss sauna pant - XL


Kutting Weight (cutting weight) neoprene weight loss sauna pant - XL
The Kutting Weight neoprene clothing is made of elastic neoprene that is made to move with you through any type of exercise. The "Sweat" Pant is 1.7mm thick, is triple reinforced and built for your toughest workouts. You can expect to sweat a lot, increase your metabolism, burn more calories, increase your mental and physical toughness, detoxify your immune system, and increase flexibility therefore decreasing the likelihood of injury. The "Sweat" pant is designed to fit men and women and is mad Read More >>


List Price: $ 49.95






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  • Increase your Metabolism
  • Burn more calories
  • Increase your Mental and Physical toughness
  • Detoxify your immune system
  • Increase Flexibility



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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Discount for Timex Mid-Size T5K537 Easy Trainer Heart Rate Monitor Watch

Timex Mid-Size T5K537 Easy Trainer Heart Rate Monitor Watch


Timex Mid-Size T5K537 Easy Trainer Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Improve your health, track your intensity and meet your weight loss goals by being -in the know- with a timex Personal HRM.This simple, straightforward heart rate monitor watch lets fitness enthusiasts track their progress and achieve goals. The entry-level heart rate monitor watch delivers essential fitness management and data-tracking features in an affordable, user-friendly package. Heart Rate Features
Target zone lets you preset desired heart rate exercise zone; alarm notification when Read More >>


List Price: $ 49.95






And below is why i think all of you should buy this item :
  • Simple, straightforward heart rate monitor watch lets fitness enthusiasts track progress and achieve goals
  • Target zone lets you preset desired heart rate exercise zone, with alarm notification when not in zone; track time spent within selected heart rate target zone
  • Recovery heart rate timer measures heart rate after timed recovery during or after workout; automatic activity timer automatically records elapsed workout time
  • 12- and 24-hour time; month, day, and date; water-resistant to 30 meters (heart rate features not available underwater); activate INDIGLO night light with press of the button
  • Includes limited one-year manufacturer's warranty



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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Best Exercises For Best Workouts.

Photo by USAG-Humphreys


When choosing exercises, you want to choose exercises that mimic human movements because they cause the greatest hormonal response and you'll obtain strength that can be applied to real world tasks. If you anything about hormones,you should know that they are responsible for your muscle and strength gains.
 You could come up with a lot of exercises that mimic human

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Red Hook After Sandy


"Give it Ur Best, Sandy," taunt the spray-painted words on the side of some scaffolding on Van Brunt Street.

Sandy did. And, nearly two weeks later, Red Hook has not yet recovered, and probably will not fully return to normal for months more. A walk down Van Brunt and up Conover recently revealed that few businesses had repaired their facades and interior enough, and restored their lost inventory sufficiently, to reopen. Fairway, the neighborhood's anchor, isn't expected to reopen for some time, a loss that will effect trade at other nearby businesses. Sitting on the very edge of the harbor, the Civil War-era warehouse suffered some of the worst flooding.




Local favorites like The Good Fork and Fort Defiance (below) are still closed, and, by the look of their interiors, a long way from opening their doors again. Their interiors are empty of the attractive tables and chairs that once filled them. Instead, there are buckets and boxes and tools. More longstanding eateries, like Mark's Pizzeria (above)—which was feeding Red Hook long before it became a trendy neighborhood—was also shuttered. Reports had it that Mark's lost all its equipment. Hard to make pizza without pizza ovens.


Signs like the one below were pasted all over the neighborhood, some declaring that the property indicated was safe, some warning of structural damage.


There were also signs like the one below, illustrated the extent to which locals have been trying to help each other out since the storm.


This Frankenstein figure left over from Halloween seems to have done its job. I have heard of no attempts to loot businesses during this low point in Red Hook's history.


There's still a lot to do in the neighborhood, obviously. One of the best ways to help it to check in with the Restore Red Hook and the Red Hook Initiative and see what sort of work needs to be done.


I was particularly sad to see this sight. This old storefront on Red Hook was always a joy to pass. It's window displays were frozen-in-time dioramas, filled with old artifacts and antiques from the days when this was a business concern. And at Christmas, the facade was bedecked with boughs of evergreen and wreaths. Now it's covered with plywood. I can only imagine the antiques the windows once held are now destroyed.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

4 Tips When Your Short On Time In the Gym, Plus 1 More.

Photo by Zach Klein


 

1. Always stuck to the main/structural lifts.


If you only have 30 minutes to spend in the gym then you must make the most of the workout. Stick to the essential lifts such as then squat, bench press, rows, push ups, and chin ups.
They stimulate the best hormonal response and target a variety of muscles so you don't have to worry about using isolation exercises.

 

2.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Four Season Cleaner's Past Season


A peek under the plastic awning of the nondescript Four Seasons Cleaners on Church Avenue in Borough Park reveals that it was once the much-more-interesting Steve -N-Allen French Cleaners. Fantastic sign, particularly the way the "French" is incorporated into the "C."


The best part of the signage, however, is this little guy, a tailor with slicked-back black hair ready to serve you. Something's been covered up above and below the tailor, probably advertisements of services that are no longer provided.



At some point in between its days at Steve -N- Allen and Four Seasons, it seems to have been called Sparkle French Cleaners.




Sunday, 8 July 2012

Sarge's Deli Gutted By Fire


Last night, Sarge's Deli in Murray Hill was gutted by fire. Eater reports: "The fire spread quickly through the ventilation ducts of the building into the apartments above the restaurant. Over 150 firefighters rushed to the scene." NYPD Deputy Chief Thomas McKavanagh told the Daily News, "The restaurant sustained some severe damage and will not be open for a while."

Along with Katz's, Stage and Carnegie, Sarge's is one of the oldest and most authentic Jewish delis in Manhattan. I profiled the place in this 2010 "Who Goes There?" column.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

A Good Sign: Cambridge Podiatry Center


Nice blocky letters. Plain and simple, yet it has a style. Like the whole storefront, too, with the yellow brick and venetian blinds.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

A Perfect Storefront: New Warsaw Bakery


I don't think I have to go into too much detail as to why the New Warsaw Bakery in Greenpoint is a perfect storefront. Tile signage! Looks like a painting! Salmon-colored!!

Believe it or now, the bakery is less than two decades old. You can buy a loaf directly from them if you ask nicely.