I’ve been experimenting a bit with some Nano Workout accessories and here are a couple of the first sketches.
Some Nano Workout prototype accessories.
The staircase ring is ment to be gentle reminder to always take the stairs. Right now it’s slightly too wide and the pitch is a bit too big, making the ring a tad too big on the finger. The thought is that the ring will be available in sterling silver and maybe brass as well.
The NW pin is the new Nano Workout logotype made as a 3d staircase. I think the pin will be available in stainless steel and brass.
Any thtoughs on theese?
The Russians have done something pretty cool. If you do 30 squats you get a free subway ticket.
This special ticket machine have been installed to promote the upcoming winter Olympics in Sochi, starting this February.
The machine which is installed at the Vystavochnaya station in Moscow, counts down from 30 to zero and tracks that your squats are done to satisfaction. This will save you 30 Rubles (about USD$0.91)
“We wanted to show that the Olympic Games is not just an international competition that people watch on TV, but that it is also about getting everyone involved in a sporting lifestyle,” Alexander Zhukov, president of the Russian Olympic Committee, was quoted by state-run news wire RIA-Novosti as saying.
Source The Wall Street Journal
A commercial break is normally somewhere around two minutes, which is also great duration for a couple of plank reps.
Mel is doing the plank while waiting for the TV commercials to finish.
The plank is a great abs exercise to target your core muscles.
Get down on the floor in plank position. Rest on your forearms and toes. Keep your core muscles tensed and maintain a straight position. Down dip or raise your butt. Keep your gaze focused on the floor without tensing your neck. Start by planking for shorter periods and then gradually increase the duration. To make the exercise easier you can rest on your knees.
Plank with leg lift. Same starting position as the regular plank. Lift one leg slightly off the floor and keep it elevated for a couple of seconds before switching sides.
Plank with extended arm. Same starting position as the regular plank. Extend one arm straight in front of you and keep it extended for a couple of seconds before retracting it and extending the other.
Side plank. Lay on the side resting on one forearm. Place your upper foot on top of the one resting on the floor. This can also be done on your knees.