VIDEO ROUND-UP!! I would have called this “Videodrome” but there’s no Debbie Harry involved, and thankfully no “David Cronenberg style movie events” have taken place.
Shame on me! I’ve had the first video (shot at Thompkins Square Park in NYC) uploaded and (accidentally) hidden on my YouTube account for WEEKS. This piece goes through a little bit of the Bodyweight Rows (aka Aussie Pull Ups) progression from Convict Conditioning and as presented at the PCC Workshops or in the acompanying 600+ page manual you can ONLY get at the workshop! Shot in one take (as are many of my videos…) and after having already made some new friends and spent a good hour or so playing on the bars with them (not including the wacky dancing children in the background… that brother and sister were hilarious).
This next video was never intended for “prime time” (I quickly made it for a friend who was following one of my at-home workouts instead of meeting up with me that day, I was experiencing a 24hr “summer-cold”. She couldn’t remember what the exercise was… describing it via a text message was simply not going to work well. If you are a fan of the quirks you’ll like this video… no denying). The lighting is terrible, but the info seems to be solid, so until I reshoot it outdoors you’ll just need to tolerate how it looks for the moment (What do you think? Does my apt look more David Lynch or Dario Argento in this one?) This is also a great advanced bodyweight ab exercise you can do when an overhead bar is not available. The slower and more controlled you are and the larger range of motion you use, the more difficult it is…
Last but not least I had to unpack the fridge so it was time for show-and-tell. The first part is a “tour” of the tropical fruit known as a mamey. It has a very unique texture/flavor and tough outer rind/skin that almost makes it look like some sort of weird stone! Inside it tastes a lot like a sweeter sweet potato that’s spoonably soft–when ripe… An unripe mamey is not a good thing at all, by the way. Don’t cut into one until you can gently press into it with a thumb and can tell the inside is soft. Purple kholrabi are also featured along with some other seasonal treats that you’ll want to find on your own if you’re not in SpaceGirl Organic’s central Florida delivery area. Now known as CFL Organics (If you get signed up with them, tell them that Adrienne of GiryaGirl sent you!)
What healthy activities do you have planned for this weekend? I’m still working on my schedule to fit everything it, but I do have a few things added for you too – including a new food with plenty of summer recipes included! Look forward to that early next week.