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PHILIP MARTIN: The long reverb

When I was in high school I had a key to my school’s gym.

So sometimes, on weekends when school was closed, I’d go there and shoot baskets. Alone in the long reverb.

I could do that for hours. Finding with a sueded ball a rhythm between hands and floor, finding an arced path to the basket, running back and forth, end to end, laying the ball softly off the glass. Discovering angles. All by myself.

I never invited any of my friends; they never knew a coach had slipped me the key along with a conspiratorial smile. I understood he considered me responsible and that if anything turned up missing or vandalized it would redound to me. And so I shot by myself on Saturday mornings, when most of my friends were still in bed.

The coach probably assumed I’d open up the gym to others, he just wanted

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The long reverb

When I was in high school I had a key to my school’s gym.

So sometimes, on weekends when school was closed, I’d go there and shoot baskets. Alone in the long reverb.

I could do that for hours. Finding with a sueded ball a rhythm between hands and floor, finding an arced path to the basket, running back and forth, end to end, laying the ball softly off the glass. Discovering angles. All by myself.

I never invited any of my friends; they never knew a coach had slipped me the key along with a conspiratorial smile. I understood he considered me responsible and that if anything turned up missing or vandalized it would redound to me. And so I shot by myself on Saturday mornings, when most of my friends were still in bed.

The coach probably assumed I’d open up the gym to others, he just wanted

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Trevor Lawrence looms over the 2020 NFL season

Wrapping up another weird weekend in the NFL …

• There’s no better example of Trevor Lawrence’s looming presence over the bottom of the NFL standings than in ESPN’s Sunday morning news story this weekend gauging the trade value of Jets QB Sam Darnold. And I hope I’ve been as clear as possible about this with people over the last couple months. There’s very little chance that whoever has the first pick will trade it, regardless of who else is on the roster. The team that gets him is going to have to be the worst team in the league, because that’s the type of prospect Lawrence is. It was like this in 2012 for Andrew Luck (and I’d imagine 1983 for John Elway and 1998 for Peyton Manning), and it’s going to be the same in 2021.

And to continue the exercise, I did reach out to a few

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On World Mental Health Day, here’s how to stay positive and de-stress

Fifty-seven years ago, way before cell phones, chats and social media, Harvey Ross Ball an American commercial artist was paid a fee of 45 USD (approximately ₹215 at the time) to design a graphic image in order to improve employee morale at the State Mutual Life Assurance Company. 

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The smiley face is a symbol of happiness

Eight years later, a French entrepreneurial journalist by the name of Franklin Loufrani designed and trademarked a similar symbol – it was a perfect circle, bright sunny yellow in colour with small oval eyes, now known as the “Smiley face,” and presently, a 500-million-dollar business.

Be positive not D-positive

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Happiness begins with an attitude of optimism and positivity

Some time ago, cardiologists started noticing that people with a personality type that they called “D” personality or ‘distressed personality’ tended to get angry more often, and were more negative than others. They did not enjoy

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Zoe Saldana, 42, Shows Off Toned Abs In New Sports Bra Instagram

  • Zoe Saldana, 42, just showed off her toned abs in a new Instagram photo.
  • She’s a big fan of quick, interval workouts, due to her busy filming schedule.
  • The actress also has seriously healthy eating habits, but hates the word “diet.”

    Zoe Saldana has always been #fitnessgoals, but the actress, 42, just shared a new Instagram post—and it’s hard not to notice that her abs look amazing.

    The post is simple: In it, Zoe is wearing a black Adidas sports bra and leggings with her hair loose. “#wegotthis,” she wrote in the caption. But that’s just makes it all the more easy to see that Zoe, who is a mom of three, btw, has abs you could grate cheese on.

    People definitely pointed out in the comments how good she looks. “Queen 👑,” one fan wrote. “🔥🔥❤️ !!” another said.

    This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able

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    11 of the Most Brutal Burpee Workouts To Try Right Now



    a person lying in the legs of a person sitting on a bench: Stuck for a short, sharp and effective workout? Look no further than our guide to burpee workouts. But be warned, these are tough!


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    Stuck for a short, sharp and effective workout? Look no further than our guide to burpee workouts. But be warned, these are tough!

    Burpees: you love them, you hate them, or you tolerate them. But there’s no denying they’re the king of bang-for-your buck bodyweight exercises, hitting your chest, legs, abs and, of course, your lungs.

    Which means that burpees, as agonising as they are, deserve a place in your workout. There is, however, more to them than grinding out sloppy reps and ‘starfishing’ at the end of your gym session or home workout. Done correctly, burpees — and the workouts you include them in — are a fine art form, so it pays to get them right.

    Here, we’ll be explaining how to do exactly that, alongside some expertly-crafted burpee workouts to sweat through ASAP, plus some variations to try once you’ve got

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    11 of The Most Brutal Bodyweight Home Sessions

    Burpees: you love them, you hate them, or you tolerate them. But there’s no denying they’re the king of bang-for-your buck bodyweight exercises, hitting your chest, legs, abs and, of course, your lungs.

    Which means that burpees, as agonising as they are, deserve a place in your workout. There is, however, more to them than grinding out sloppy reps and ‘starfishing’ at the end of your gym session or home workout. Done correctly, burpees — and the workouts you include them in — are a fine art form, so it pays to get them right.

    Here, we’ll be explaining how to do exactly that, alongside some expertly-crafted burpee workouts to sweat through ASAP, plus some variations to try once you’ve got the exercise down-pat. But there’s one thing we have to cover off first…

    How to Burpee

    1. From a standing position, squat down until your thighs are parallel to the
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    Xavier Woods’ quote about the Cowboys effort on defense has created some controversy

    It is a difficult thing for any of us to talk about effort that Dallas Cowboys players are giving. Sure we all watch the games, study what’s happening, and come to our own conclusions, but we obviously do not know what they are trying to do and therein lies the difficulty with this exercise.



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    The Cowboys are 1-3 and there are a number of different statistics that point to just how inefficient and frankly downright embarrassing the defense has been. These are results, not effort.

    In the world of professional sports, when losing persists, people are going to point out that effort is not where it needs to be and cite it as a reason for the losing that we are seeing.

    Effort has been the top criticism of the Dallas Cowboys defense this week

    In the days following the team’s loss to the Cleveland

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    Penny Oleksiak signs on with Phelps Brand as she trains for Tokyo Olympics

    Penny Oleksiak competes in the women’s 200-metre freestyle semi-final at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, on July 23, 2019.

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    By now, Penny Oleksiak is used to the new normal of her Olympic training.

    Canada’s four-time Olympic medalist wears a mask on the pool deck at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre and does her pre-swim medicine-ball exercises alone instead of tossing it with her fellow swimmers as she used to. She thinks often of the three months she went without a pool and how much she missed it.

    Oleksiak is accustomed to the regular temperature checks at the pool and to standing in physically distanced lines before entering the water and obeying the strict rules about maintaining space in the lanes. She isn’t sure when her next competition will be. Therefore, she focuses squarely on the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the summer of

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    The Best Chest Exercises for Men in 2020

    As the years pass, most of us have likely resigned ourselves to the fact that we don’t (or won’t) have the physique that we once did. Whether we were athletes in our youth or just benefited from a higher metabolism, no guy wants to stand in front of the mirror and see man boobs, or “moobs” for short. Lowered hormone levels, hours relegated to a desk, and of course globally forced gym closures can often contribute to declining musculature. 

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    In addition to a strong abdominal physique, a well sculpted chest can often improve overall health and the ability to perform even daily tasks with greater ease. The pectoralis major, or more commonly referred to as just pecs, makes up the largest portion of the chest muscles. There’s not a guy among us that hasn’t imagined himself running down the beach in slow motion like a scene out of

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