Archive for January, 2010
A good example of thinking outside the box is Croation Skiing legend and 4 time Olympic gold medal winner, Janica Kosteli?. She and her brother are world class winners on the Olympic and Alpine Skiing circuits and were trained by their father who had a very unorthodox way of training them. He would have perform squats with heavy rocks and run up and down the rocky shores of the Baltic to develop their strength, stamina, coordination and reaction times. People were shocked to find that the secret to their training was carefully crafted routines using , hills, rocks and sand!
Do you exercise outside the box or do you stick to the normal formats of getting fit? While there are numerous “old-school” formats of training that will always provide quality results, it is also important to keep your eye open for new or different styles that can help to garner additional results.
Keep in mind that there is a fine line between quality, alternative formats of training versus the over-hyped infomercial products and programs that only cause money loss rather than fat loss…so proceed with caution and common sense when looking for different ways of training.
Here is an article detailing one man’s quest to change the way people view certain aspects of abdominal training. http://www2.macleans.ca/2010/01/19/the-man-who-wants-to-kill-crunches/
Let me know what you think!
Newark, NJ – I have scouted the New Jets the past couple of days, and this AFC Championship matchup with the Colts looks much like last Saturday’s divisional round playoff game between the Colts and the Ravens. The Ravens were a good running team with a good defense. The Jets are a better running team with a better defense.
Jets rookie coach Rex Ryan came to New York after four seasons as defensive coordinator of the Ravens. In one season, he turned the Jets into the NFL stingiest defense, both in yards and points allowed. The Jets believe in what Ryan calls “Ground and Pound” football, a strong running game to complement the great defense. The Jets also rushed the football for more yards than any other team in the NFL this season.
So I see Sunday’s AFC Championship playing out very similar to last week’s game with the Ravens. I said if the Colts could score 21 points, they would beat the Ravens. The Colts only scored 20. But it was a blowout because the Colts defense dominated the Ravens.
I see a repeat versus the Jets. If the Colts can score 21 points, they will win. I don’t think the Jets can score 21 on the Colts defense. Remember the game back on December 27th (although most Colts fans would like to forget that one). The Colts led 15-10 when Peyton Manning left the game. The Jets only touchdown at that point was a kickoff return. I simply don’t think the Jets can score enough points to beat the Colts. And that credit will go to the Colts defense, not to the Colts offense.
Peyton Manning will find a way to score at least a couple of touchdowns. Add a Matt Stover field goal or two, and the Colts should be in great shape. The only trouble spot is again a repeat warning from last week. Watch out for Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis. Peyton cannot allow him to make a game-changing interception, especially in the first half.
-Rich Nye, WTHR Sports Reporter
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All too often, people look outward for tips, ideas, products and other people to help them make positive changes to their eating and activity behaviors. Yes, it is very important to ask for help, use certain products and foods but it just as important to get your mind right and realize that nothing is accomplished without first being totally committed and prepared to do the consistent work necessary to actually achieve your goals.
The reason so many people fail is because they get caught up in the hype of all the products, programs and people who tout whatever they are selling as the key to success. The true key to success is YOU, your desire to get fit, involving yourself in activities that you will most likely perform on a consistent basis and your discipline to stick with your plan even on days when you are not motivated or face temptation while eating.
It is all on YOU so don’t forget YOU when looking for the help, strength and discipline needed to help you push through tough times and realize your goals. This may sound cliche’ but when you look at 99% of success stories in health, fitness & weightloss, the common thread among all the success stories is each person personally owning their plan of action, putting that plan into action on a consistent basis and never losing focus on the commitment they made to truly reach success. All the things, products, people and support are useless without your steadfast and active role in the whole process of creating positive change.
You can’t buy, obtain nor fake the commitment, discipline and consistency needed for success….you have to personally possess it, own it and exhibit those things every single day. Fitness equipment without you training on it, healthy food without you eating it and great advice without you following it are all useless!
With that in mind, get to it…Go Getem!
Extreme adventures, competitive sports, trendy workouts, bootcamps, spinning and power-pump aerobic classes are great right? Yes, if there is first a foundation of solid fitness knowledge and technique to support all that.
All too often, people of all backgrounds and interests go to the gym on their off days by themselves and have absolutely no idea about how to correctly use the equipment. First things first…it is always smart to learn the basics on how to use Dumbbells and many of the countless exercises they allow you to do. Learning how to master the many techniques, body positions and exercises supports any activity and serves as a great foundation for many other forms of training you may perform in the future.
It is great to involve yourself in numerous types of training formats but it is just as important to master the basics with equipment that has been around for centuries and will be for centuries more! Here is video with a few things to think about. http://www.wthr.com/global/Category.asp?c=83078
The Colts got their wish. You won’t hear the players say it in public, but they are simply fired up to face the Jets!
The Chargers offered a tougher match-up for the Colts. The Jets won’t be easy. New York has the best blitzing defense the Colts will face all year. The Jets will give Indy many different looks throughout the game.
Keep in mind, the Jets are coached by Rex Ryan. He was the defensive coordinator for the Ravens. Baltimore made it to the AFC Title game last year with Ryan leading the way.
But Peyton Manning has never lost to Rex Ryan’s Defense. I look for the Colts to have a big Sunday – and we’ll pack our bags for Miami.
Tune into Channel 13 for all your Colts coverage. We are planning some fun, in-depth coverage for Colts fans!
- Dave Calabro
Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi announced on Thursday that he will not run for a third term. With a daughter headed to college and three other children soon to follow suit, he says he needs to concentrate on that. I had a short conversation with him after he made that announcement. I thought I would share a couple of those questions with you.
Rader Q? “What if somebody said he’s not running because of everything going on with Tim Durham? What would you say to that?”
Brizzi: “I would say number one, Tim is a friend. I don’t trade old friends for new friends. I’m a prosecutor. I don’t make decisions on conjecture or speculation. I make them based on facts and evidence. Number one. Number two, no other elected official has been, Kevin, as transparent as I have been in all of my finances, all of my investments, my loans, my stocks, all my investment in Harry and Izzy’s and the reason why folks have been able to ask the questions they’ve asked is because I have every year methodically religiously disclosed that on my campaign finance disclosures as I’m required to do.”
Rader Q: “Does this mean you won’t run for public office again?”
Brizzi: ”I will not ever say never. I am going to keep all my options open and right now. I am going to take each day as it comes and I’m going to continue on the banner year we’ve had in 2009.”
The short legislative session by design is supposed to go fast. It is scheduled to wrap up on March 14th but there is some speculation these days that the end could come a little sooner than expected.
There are a few very important issues to deal with like property tax caps and the unemployment trust fund, but for the most part, the remaining issues - if not resolved soon – could certainly wait until next year.
The Governor will weigh in with his state of the state message on the 19th which will give lawmakers something to think about in the remaining days, but what would happen if both the Senate and the House have already acted on the proposal to put the property tax cap amendment into the state constitution? Could the governor actually sign that during the state of the state? That would certainly be a night to remember and fuel more speculation surrounding Governor Daniels political future, but why stop there? What if lawmakers just decided to save the taxpayers’ money and sine die immediately following his message. Now that may be taking it a little too far I realize, but this is not a normal session. It is the short session and it could be the shortest we’ve had since the Valentine’s Day adjournment in 1994.
- Kevin Rader