Managed to get a "light" abdomen workout with Indian Table Tennis Olympian Raman S. of Indian Oil Corporation.
Inspiring to say the least.
Recently discovered that the single leg squat is a great predictor of hip strength and mobility.
It's a bummer - only goes to show how week my hips are. I suspect that's one of the reasons why my discs slipped in the first place.
My next goal is to be able to do 3 good single leg squats on each leg. Let's see how well that works out!
Until next time.
I managed to catch about 15 minutes of "Krish" on Cartoon Network today.
It so happened that Krish decided to show up in the 15 minutes that I watched. I had read an article about Hrithik Roshan's workout and was mighty impressed by his discipline and hard work as portrayed in that article. Pretty good one about his body building efforts and how he managed to get massive and lean.
However Krish made one thing clear. Hrithik is about as athletic as Kung fu Panda. He runs like a cow. And makes it so obvious that he is on a cable during the large leaping scenes that it would have been better if they had not erased his cable from the scene.
His running action breaks momentum so much that I am even surprised he moved forward. Keanu Reeves in Matrix is also like a duck but at least he was like an athletic duck. It's so disappointing to see well built guys move like they have never moved in their lives.
Just shows how much we idolise shape over actual mobility and agility. I wonder if our stars have ever run a mile in their lives.
Until next time.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 is a fantastic phone. But the Bloatware that comes with it from Samsung totally ruins it. I am not sure what the business justification of literally killing the phone is.
With the original configuration the S2 did not last more than half a day on a full battery charge. And I am an aggressive user in any case.
I recently rooted the phone and flashed the Siyah kernel and Resurrection Remix ROM on to it. The charge now lasts close to 24 hours. That's with my usage. I'm sure it will last more with less aggressive usage.
Kudos to android for being so flexible.
1. Syncing with Google contacts
My android phone was setup with my Google contacts in less time than it took for me to enter my username and password. I know that sounds illogical. But my contacts had downloaded to my phone book from Google contacts by the time I configured my email and switched to the phone book. And I have about 2000 contacts.
2. Multiple Google accounts and multiple calendars
I do agree that being from the same stable Android has a distinctive advantage. But damn it works well.
3. Widgets, widgets, widgets
Homescreen widgets make the Android a true personal digital assistant. I've got my calendar in one screen, calls and messages in one, entertainment on one and shortcuts on one. Ipad? Sorry not available!
4. 3rd party keyboards
Typing on the Ipad sucks big time. The smooth screen makes it impossible to type three words in a row right.
On my S2, I started with Swype which is a mind blowing experience the first time you use it. For a while I was convinced I could actually take notes with my phone. Then I discovered SwiftKey. Now that's an application made on a different planet. I actually am taking notes on my phone and in fact typing this post using my phone. Something I would not have even thought of doing with my iPad. And guess what iPad doesn't allow 3rd party keyboards!
This is pretty much known already. You can't beat a device that plays flash with one that doesn't.
In short very happy that I have shifted to android. Go Android!
Until next time.