Archive for the ‘Youtube’ Category

Googly Goodness

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

I've been impressed with Google recently.  I've started using Google Reader again.  I used it for awhile when it first came out, but I think some RSS feeds were glitchy or it could have been Google Reader in general.  Maybe I just got distracted by some other shiny object and stopped paying attention to it. But, it seems good now and you can share items with friends from your Gmail contact list. So, I'm starting to "share" items now that perk my interest.

This week Google added themes for Gmail.  It took awhile for them to show up for my account, but they're finally here!  So far, I like the shiny and silver lining theme.

The last thing is somewhat unrelated, but awesome nonetheless.  Well, technically Google owns Youtube.  For your viewing pleasure, here's Bike Hero..

Ocean of Plastic

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Today the topic of plastic in the ocean came up. It's really horrendous how much plastic is out there. Much of it is mistaken for plankton by fish, which we depend on for food. So yea, we're poisoning ourselves. Below are a couple educational Youtube videos.

Circus Abs

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Last week at the Rock Gym, someone was talking about circus abs and a friend of mine said they were good to do. So I've been making them part of my morning routine. Basically it's sets of ten to fifteen crunches and leg raises but in a certain way. I'm just doing sets of ten at this point and my form isn't really that great, but it's getting better.

I searched on Google to find out how to do them and didn't find much except for a Youtube video (below). Maybe it's just something rock climbers do and isn't well documented. It goes something like this though..

  • Ten crunches with your arms straight.
  • Ten leg raises.
  • Ten crunches while holding your legs raised a few inches off the ground.
  • Ten leg raises while holding your arms up (I try to get my shoulder blades off the ground).
  • Crunches and leg raises at the same time (my friend said to do these until your abs just give out).

So yea, that's it. I've also been working in a set of push-ups as well. I really need these exercises to be part of my morning or evening routine in order to stick to it. Below is a Youtube video of a girl demonstrating circus abs. Since the RSS feed thing to Facebook and Planet Linode don't include the embedded videos, I'm adding a link too.