Weight for It

 

 

No weights? No problem! With gyms still closed and everyone working out at home, weights are almost impossible to find — or marked up on eBay at black market prices. But don’t let that get in the way of your workout! Everyday objects will do just fine.

I’ve been using gallon jugs of Poland Spring myself for dumbbells, which weigh 8.34 lbs. 2 cups of water weighs about 1 lb., so whether you’re curling a liter bottle (2.2 lbs) or bench pressing a 5 gallon water cooler refill jug (41.7 lbs), you really can substitute any water container for a weight (Water/Weight Calculator). Wine or champagne bottles are another option, slightly heavier because they are glass and not plastic, which on average weigh between 2-3 lbs.

Wood is another idea. A 2 x 4″ can be cut to measure at Home Depot or Lowe’s, and weighs about 1.2 lbs. per foot. Stack two pieces together to easily double that weight. Or use a brick for a 5 lb. weight. Other ideas at the hardware store are paint cans — gallon size or smaller sample cans which are more easily hand held. Paint weighs more than water, and varies depending on type between 10-15 lbs. per gallon, but you can also purchase empty paint cans at places like Walmart and simply fill with water.

Sandbags are another idea which can be found at a variety of different types of stores. Saddle bag styles from a camera or lighting supply shop can be purchased in different weights from 5-50 lbs. and have convenient handles too! Other options are food — from a can of soup which weighs about .75 lbs, to potatoes which come pre-measured in 5 lb. bags.

All these ideas are in stock and available online or in stores now. So no weights? No excuses!

 

May The Fourth Be With You

 

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Festive for the Fourth of July in red, white, and blue… this collection has the fun summer style you’ll want to wear all season long!

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: BOAST WARM-UP JACKET $140. Taking its inspiration from the tennis icons of the 1970’s, this pique tricot warm-up jacket features classic retro styling and the Boast signature embroidered Japanese maple leaf insignia.

IMPERIAL GOLF BUCKET HAT $35. Made for the links, wear this classic bucket hat anyplace you need a little sun protection with style. It’s available in lots of color variations too!

ADIDAS ALL ME BIKINI TOP $35 + SPORTY BOTTOMS $30. Dive, spike, swim… this made for summer sport bikini goes from beach volleyball to a surf session with ease.

NORSE PROJECTS BJARKI COLOR BLOCK SOCK $25. From Norse Projects’ latest drop come these cotton blend colorblocked socks, topped off with snug ribbed ankle cuffs. Read More

 

Power Brews

 

 

With the popularity of intermittent fasting, a nutritional tool that can help your body burn fat, that first cup of coffee is often the break-fast meal. For those who prefer training in the morning, while in a fasting state, fueling their workouts can be a challenge. Many athletes and fitness enthusiasts have conditioned their bodies to use fat for energy — as opposed to carbs which were once the norm — and have turned their morning brew into nutritional, fat-burning fuel.

Bulletproof coffee was one of the first fat-packed recipes to gain popularity: essentially black coffee with a scoop of grass-fed butter or ghee, and MCT or coconut oil. The added fat slows down caffeine absorption for more sustained energy. The theory is by adding fat to a cup of black coffee, you can transform it into an energy-boosting, brain-fueling, fat-burning meal. Grass-fed butter or ghee adds high-quality fats and essential nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids; fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K; and antioxidants. MCT Oil, which is derived from coconut oil, is said to help to increase energy levels, improve cognitive performance, regulate blood sugar, and boost fat burning. Bulletproof manufactures its own MCT oil called Brain Octane FuelRead More

 

Sport Your Pride 2020!

 

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We celebrate Pride 2020 and all the many colors

of the LGBTQ+ community with this sporty rainbow collection!

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: VERSACE X PRIDE LOGO SWIMSUIT $495. Versace celebrates Pride month with a special collection that includes this swimsuit emblazoned with a rainbow colored logo. In support of the LGBTQ+ community, a portion of sales will be donated to charities that work towards inclusivity and equality.

NIKE BANDIT RISE BETRUE SUNGLASSES $169. The Nike BeTrue collection honors athletes who uplift the LGBTQIA+ community and use their voices for change. See through the BETRUE engraved on lenses.

FJALLRAVEN KANKEN RAINBOW COLLECTION BACKPACK $80. With the Kånken Rainbow Collection, Fjällräven celebrates every individual’s right to express themselves. This bestselling backpack comes in assorted colors that all feature special edition rainbow stripes.  Read More

 

As Pro Sports Return, Some Stars Say Not So Fast

 

 

United States Women’s National Team star Megan Rapinoe will be noticeably absent from the N.W.S.L. Challenge Cup when the National Women’s Soccer League resumes play later this month. Rapinoe is refusing to play on the grounds of safety, and her team, OL Reign, will be without her for the month-long tournament taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The 34-year-old soccer star is one of the biggest names in the game, having led the USWNT to victory in the 2019 Women’s World Cup. “I understand her motivations,” her coach Farid Benstiti was quoted as saying in the The New York Times, “but I am disappointed and frustrated that she will not be with us to compete in this tournament. Megan is important to the group, and we could have achieved something big if she had joined the rest of the group. She will be missed by the team and also by women’s football.”

Rapinoe isn’t the only member of the USWNT who is refusing to play, according to Yahoo Sports, but she is the only one who has been named so far. Players have voiced concerns about safety and testing protocols, isolation from their families during the required quarantine, and the risk of injury in a compressed schedule where most games will be played on artificial turf — the latter of which has been an ongoing concern for players even before the Coronavirus pandemic hit. Rapinoe tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee while training on a turf field before one of the national team’s victory tour games, and also tore the meniscus in her left knee in 2017.
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Happy Father’s Day

 

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WE’VE GOT THE COOL SPORTY SWAG

ANY DAD IS SURE TO LOVE THIS FATHER’S DAY!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: 100% LEGERE SQUARE SUNGLASSES. These performance sunglasses are ultralight and durable, made from a proprietary UltraCarbon™ material. Rimless frames and flat lenses add extra style quotient. (Click for more great gift sunglasses too!

BLUE BLUE JAPAN FLAG SOCK $19. Elevate his sock game with this signature design from Blue Blue Japan. They’re knitted with a soft cotton blend and available in multiple colors — all with the Japanese flag motif.

FAIR HARBOR JUPITER BOARD SHORT $68. These timeless boardshorts are made from the recycled polyester of 12 water bottles per pair, and infused with generous stretch for extra comfort and performance. Read More

 

Shades of Tortoise

 

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If you’re looking for performance sport sunglasses with classic understated style, you can’t go wrong with these shades of tortoise. Wayfarer, cat-eye, aviator, and more — we’ve got all your favorite styles covered from sea to ski to city streets!

 
LEFT COLUMN: 100% CAMPO $150. On the trails, beach, or bike, these sport sunglasses feature all the elements of top-shelf performance frames wrapped in retro urban styling.

TIFOSI SEEK ENLIVEN GOLF $49.95. Keep that sporty tortoise style on the links with the Tifosi Seek. Enliven™ lenses fine tune color for more definition, contrast, and color pop on the fairway and greens.

ROKA HALSEY $125. Voted Best Running Glasses by Outside Magazine, with their cool Wayfarer style you can wear these performance shades anyplace and anytime.

SUNSKI TREELINE $89.95. The award-winning performance Treeline mixes a classic aviator with the iconic glacier goggle. These extra dark polarized shades are made from super light recycled plastic and backed by a lifetime warranty.  Read More

 

Drew Brees Fumbles… Again

 

 

In October of 2018, New Orleans Saints fans cheered as their beloved quarterback Drew Brees broke Peyton Manning’s record to become the all-time leading passer in NFL history – and on a touchdown pass no less. We celebrated this accomplishment but with a more scathing view in Go Rylan Brees.

The headlines read, “Drew Brees Gives Inspiring Talk To His Kids After New NFL Record”. Except he didn’t give an inspiring talk to his kids. He gave it to his three sons as his daughter watched, held in the arms of her mother. “Hey boy, hey boys!” Brees exclaimed. “You can accomplish anything in life that you want to work for, right?” (watch here)

I was stunned when I first saw it, unable to believe how rampant sexism still was in this sensitive climate – not just in sports, but the media too. I couldn’t believe no one picked up on it or told that story. But thankfully Drew Brees’ fumble on Wednesday did not go unnoticed, when a statement he made in an interview with Yahoo Finance went viral and became headline news. Read More

 
 

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