Yaaaaaarr me hearties,
I am going to tell this story backwards (a la Dr. Watson).
For me, bandwidth is gold dust, so when I come across streaming
media content that show potential, I use one of the following
to download it to my HDD so I can watch it offline without 3
minute loading interruptions after every 15 seconds of play!
Also, if I like it, I can watch it a couple of times or share
it with people who actually don't have what I am
blessed with :-?!
1. www.kissyoutube.com, www.kickyoutube.com, www.saveyoutube.com
Copy the video URL and paste it here, or on your browser
window, wait till the youtube video starts, and add those
'4-letter' words. It is applet based, and it was safe
on my system.
2. Firefox extension youtubedownloader
This is a PC-based application, and is capable of
downloading from multiple streaming media sites. On
my system it is verrry heavvvy on CPU usage, but
does the job (I set it up before going to bed usually)
If you knew about these already, my apologies for the redundant info.
OK, here's what I wanted to share with the forum. Staying
healthy is one of the important things for wannabe EREs and
our dearly beloved cult leader(*) definitely leads by example here.
(*) elected by virtue of being the first to plant a
flag about it and give it a name (ERE!)
My grandfather was a great fan of callisthenics and body weight
exercises and made us all do it when we were kids... Shamefully I had
forgotten them in the passage of time and rediscovered them after
reading one of Jacob's posts... started doing it, and found out some
videos in youtube along those lines to add some variety and
variation to the regimen. Also, I quite like the idea that buying
equipment should be the last thing after showing consistency
for a few months of practice (No kell bells yet for me! ;-)).
On those lines, I wanted to share a couple of videos that
capture bodyweight exercises for fitness around the house.
The guys are Mancunians and have a terrific sense of humour
to boot, so it will be entertaining
along with inspiring... (Almost) everything they do in the
video can actually be 'tried at home' (or RV), so I found that
storing it makes me re-visit the video to add variations and
variety to the fitness routine. Although the guys are into
Parkour, most training moves here are not "parkour"ish.
Watch towards the end of part 1 where they deliberately rub it in
by practising the moves next to a gym! Priceless!
Strength Training And Conditioning For Parkour featuring
Paul - bald one, Dave - baby faced one, Dean - the other one
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X15VRzQHq2U&feature=channel
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGzepBg216M
Purely body weight exercises.. Check them out.
The same fellows put up another documentary called "Parkour - The
Nature of Challenge" which talks about Parkour more as a philosophy.
Now this is also interestingly made, as they steer away completely
from the "exercise, health, etc" and talk purely on philosophy,
not-blindly conforming to society's "path for you" yada yada....
They start talking about individualism towards the second part
I think. Although they ran the risk of coming across as rambling,
they managed to come across as coherent in their message (imho).
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Poph6Jmc688&feature=channel
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYi8r5bUuo4&feature=channel
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_l_F_RFdBc&feature=channel
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNYltTLYKhU&feature=channel
So, I hope you find it a useful addition for your own fitness
routine as I did and also enjoy the documentary.
Ciao for now.