I do enjoy a fun font.
Chain squats help you work on speed. At the top of the movement you have all of the weight and then as you squat, the chain collects on the floor making the total weight lighter. We pause at the bottom of the movement on the box to help train correct depth and to learn to get comfortable “in the hole”. After the pause, you come up fast but under control. It’s about building the neural paths to get to and come out of the bottom of the squat with confidence.
I also got this sick tattoo.
The Weight Room is a special place to me. I’ve gone through some fun sports phases in my adult life: basketball, softball, cycling, running, triathlons, and now lifting. More than any of the others, the place where I lift has been as special as the lifting. I feel fortunate that I found The Weight Room.
I’m a long-time fan of Gary Baseman. He’s one of those low-brow guys from old issues of Juxtapoz that really spoke to me. His paintings don’t always land for me but goddamn if this Ahwroo figure isn’t hitting me in my sweet spot. I’m not chipping in the $340 for it but I am definitely happy to tell you about it.
(FYI, my little Hand of Truth is still hanging in there, and on there)
via, Arrested Motion
via Spoon and Tamago, these appeal to my appreciation of the miniaturized mundane.
The clever idea is the brainchild of a Japanese designer who goes by the name monde. Based in Tokyo, monde creates objects inspired by the city but also animals and insects. The back alley bookends come in a pair and can be used together to replicate a small back alley, or they can be used individually, exposing the intricate stepping stones, A/C units, piping, plants and other details that have been carefully recreated by hand.
I do not like the Lumineers.