Archive for November, 2018

Gymnast Sets Guiness Record

Humans do unbelievable things, and gymnast Ashley Watson has just set a record for this amazing high horizontal bar move. Here is his statement on Instagram: ashwatson92 My official Guinness World Records attempt! ‘The farthest backflip between horizontal bars’ 5.87m! #OfficiallyAmazing

The distance between the two bars is 19.3 feet. If you go to Watson’s Instagram page, you will see various videos of this 26 year old performing in World Championship competitions but also missing the mark in goofy, stunt practice attempts, like the one below.

Career Highlights: 2009 Australian Youth Olympic all around champion, 2014 British Championships high bar champion, 2015 British Championships parallel bars champion. Ashley has long been a member of the British Squad and was an extremely successful junior, back in 2009 taking the Australian Youth Olympic title. Despite suffering years of injury, Ashley continues to be an important member of the GB elite squad and is known for his work especially on parallel bars and high bar.

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James Corden Joins Mark Wahlberg’s Daily Workout

This is a humorous video of James Corden working out with Mark Wahlberg. But it’s at 4 am!!! Mark has an insane daily schedule:

Wahlberg’s typical daily schedule:
2:30 a.m. wake up
2:45 a.m. prayer time
3:15 a.m. breakfast
3:40-5:15 a.m. workout
5:30 a.m. post-workout meal
6 a.m. shower
7:30 a.m. golf
8 a.m. snack
9:30 a.m. cryo chamber recovery
10:30 a.m. snack
11 a.m. family time/meetings/work calls
1 p.m. lunch
2 p.m. meetings/work calls
3 p.m. pick up kids from school
3:30 p.m. snack
4 p.m. workout No. 2
5 p.m. shower
5:30 p.m. dinner/family time
7:30 p.m. bedtime

Is this what it takes to be a success? If so, no wonder that so few people achieve Mark’s pinnacle of fitness. Here is another link to learn more about Mark’s lifestyle.

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If You Want to Do 100 Push Ups a Day…

I dreamt for a long time about doing 100 push ups non stop. Never realized that goal. But the headline for this video caught my eye, and I was glad to learn that these guys think it’s better to do sets and not every day. Not sure they are authorities, but they help me rationalize a bit.

Since tearing my shoulder overdoing exercise in November 2017, I haven’t done many push ups. My physical therapist was totally against it. But after a year, I am feeling better and putting a little more stress on my shoulder. Hopefully I can get back to my previous capability.