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“Shadowhunters aren’t big huggers.”
                         But the Lightwood siblings are.


(Read this in Josh Townsend’s voice.)      [insp.]

There are very few broadly applicable rules for lifting.

Grip placement, stance, set-up position, and so on, are largely variable. Individuals with wider arms generally benefit from wider hand placement to optimize their levers. Some of my friends thrive with a wider squat stance, whereas mine is quite narrow. 

A lot of these factors have to do with your anthropometry (limb length). Basically, play around with your lifts and find out your strongest positions, hand placement, etc. There are no “right” answers. Some positions are more mechanically advantageous, and of course there are “dangerous” movement patterns, but, the point is that you have to experiment a little bit.


Press release and images for Netflix’s futuristic thriller with Alexander Skarsgard “Mute”.  

Netflix presents the First Look at the highly-anticipated futuristic thriller Mute.  Enter the captivating world of visionary filmmaker Duncan Jones, featuring Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux and newcomer Seyneb Saleh.Duncan Jones, the creative mind behind the cult-hit Moon and Source Code, returns to his creative roots with this original and gripping story set in an immersive universe.

Set in the near-future, Leo (Alexander Skarsgård) is a bartender living in the pulsing city of Berlin.  Because of a childhood accident, Leo lost the ability to speak and the only good thing in his life is his beautiful girlfriend Naadirah (Seyneb Saleh). When she vanishes without a trace, Leo’s search for her takes him deep into the city’s seedy underbelly.  A pair of wise-cracking American surgeons (Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux) are the only recurring clue and Leo is forced to take on this teeming underworld in order to find his love.

The Netflix original film is directed by Duncan Jones and written by Jones and Michael Robert Johnson.  Stuart Fenegan serves as producer and Charles J.D. Schissel and Trevor Beattie serve as executive producers. The film will launch in all territories where Netflix is available in 2017.

3.5/5 Stars.

Delicious Foods begins with Eddie, a young man with freshly severed hands, frantically trying to steer a stolen car from Louisiana to Minnesota. It’s a gripping first chapter that sets the stage for the rest of the novel. What exactly is Eddie escaping? How did he lose his hands?

From there, we step back quite a bit to see what led Eddie to this situation. We learn that his father died horrifically when Eddie was six years old. His mother Darlene, devastated by the loss of her beloved husband, turned to crack to cope with her grief and trauma. One day, when Eddie was still a child, Darlene disappeared. It turns out she had been lured away with the promise of a good job at a mysterious, nefarious company called Delicious Foods that essentially enslaves black employees, trapping them at the facility to conduct strenuous manual labor in exchange for drugs.

Delicious Foods is a southern gothic cultural satire with a distinctly surreal bent to it, and there are a lot of compelling metaphors at play: while modern slavery and unfair labor practices—particularly in the food industry—are current realities, Delicious Foods is just as much a commentary on pre-Civil War chattel slavery and the deep legacy of racial injustice in America. Hannaham’s characters are bombarded with modern examples of systemic racism, and these struggles often drive them to desperation.

Perhaps the most brilliant thing about this book is that Darlene’s chapters are actually narrated by crack cocaine (nicknamed Scotty). It’s a strange narrative device, but it totally works—and it really drives home the hold that drug addiction has over people’s humanity.

As much as I loved Hannaham’s ideas and the ingenuity of his narrative approach, I struggled with the pacing of this book. I’m not sure it had to be as long as it was. And as interested as I was in the story, there were few scenes that gripped me quite like the opening.

I read this for a book club, and I’m glad I did. There’s certainly a lot to discuss about slave labor, systemic racism, addiction, familial loyalty, freedom and forgiveness.


When the barbell is overhead during a #snatch or #cleanandjerk, the entire torso forms the base to #balance and support the arms. Broad shoulders provide a wider lateral base while thick shoulders (along with thick back muscles) provide a wider frontal base. Therefore, it is important to use #bodybuilding exercises to widen your support base for #olympicweightlifting.

One exercise used for broadening the shoulders is the upright row as shown by #MaStrength friend and 2016 China Fall Nationals silver medalist Mo Yongxiang (62kg, 140/170). You can use a clean or snatch grip and perform sets of 10 at the end of your #weightlifting training or on light days. For more info on #Chineseweightlifting technique, join us at our upcoming seminars and #mastrengthcamp or message is to host one!

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It had been a long day, a day long enough to provide any man of any stature with a headache that would travel to his chest. His insides felt deflated, twisted and gripped between a set of clenching, clawed fingers. A part of him felt a trickle of desperation sink into his skin, down to the marrow of his bones, despite how he leaned against the counter of the book store.

The serene nature of the shop had dissipated, and he was left with a pang in his breast, a striking pain that seeped through his organs like– … Was he going to go on simply focusing on this strange feeling, one that reminded him of–?

“You wouldn’t happen to know what a heart attack feels like, would you?” he asked the person who stood at a nearby bookshelf. “Because a part of me wonders if I’m about to find out myself…”

2017 y’all

“New year, new me” is a thing you can’t really say in the middle of February, but my birthday was a couple of days ago so we’ll do it that way!! Last year I put off writing any resolutions at all, but I’m getting back to it now.

  • Take care of myself better. I’m gonna exercise regularly, eat healthier and start talking to a counsellor/therapist of some kind. 
  • Resist. I already got involved last year in working for the issues that matter to me, and we’re gonna need it even more now.
  • Get a publishing job. I’ve got some tiny freelance things going, and back at the insurance company full time now but this year I will get enough assignments/a job that I can live on.
  • DATE. Just like!!! @ myself to get a fucking grip (also mutuals, set me up with someone if that’s ur thing)
  • Finish my ongoing fics, write some more? I finished & published my biggest fic last year, and one of the best things of 2015 as well. I need to get back to regular writing because it does so much good for me. <3
  • Write something original that can be submitted. Come on, girl. No time like the present, etc etc etc.
  • Write articles! Pitch ideas to Women Write About Comics. Maybe some other places but I feel like WWAC would be a great place to start out!
  • As a sub-goal to the previous writing stuff, Use social media better. This means using it for work and writing purposes, but also? Develop a healthier relationship with it overall and cut back on it.

2016 was a year of accomplishments were I felt very bleh and bad, but this year it’s gonna be good.

lord-tumblebelly  asked:

Good morning sir! Wondering what you use in your home gym? Thinking about investing in some simple equipment since I cancelled my gym membership recently.

I’ve got a 300lb olympic weight set with bar. Incline decline flat bench with leg attachment. Basic adjustable height squat stand. 15, 25, 35, 50lb dumbbells, 200lb basic grip plate set and ez curl bar. A pull up bar, and a few resistance bands in the 20-50lb range. That’s about it.

ichxgo  asked:

Flashsteps back, shoving his smaller blade into his sash, bringing both hands up to grip the larger, jaw set as he forces as much reiatsu into the edge as quick as he can before slinging the attack in a wide arch, covering as much of the sky as he can so you have fewer places to run. Immediately moves back again, following the first Getsuga Tenshou up with another for good measure, pulling his other sword free again to make a vertical slice then panting afterward with the rapid drain of energy.

Bares teeth at the feel of gathering power, side eyeing you while he regains his balance and footing just in time to deal with that getsuga tenshou the same way he had the others. Except as soon as his cero cuts him a path, there’s another and his eyes widen slightly in the split second he has to recognize the threat. Throws his sword up vertically, bracing the flat of it with his other arm just to get something between himself and your attack at the last second. A lot of good it does him as, between the strength of it and the close proximity, he’s leveled by it and thrown back. Hits the ground hard, the air knocked out of him. Maybe if you were a real enemy he’d be a little more pressed to get his feet under him, but as it is, he’s pretty satisfied with just getting a full breath back into his stunned body after a long second.


Day Four: Back Day in GIF format.

Pullups (assisted or not): 3 sets until failure.

Lat Pulldown: Warmup for 10 reps. 4 sets by 8 reps.

Close Grip Pulldown: 4 sets by 8 reps.

Cable Rows (close or wide grip): Warmup for 10 reps. 4 sets by 8 reps,

Stiff-armed Pulldown: 4 sets by 10 reps.

Facepull: Usually superset with cable rows. 4 sets by 8 reps.

Lat Pulldown Machine: Work your way up from lower weight to higher weight, decreasing reps. Small rests in between. At highest weight, work your way back down, increasing reps to your ability. No breaks.

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