Stupid human tricks, part 1

Here are two ways to ruin some perfectly good exercises:

Turning yoga into something … horrible

The Sun Salutation is one of the core sequences in yoga. It’s a great warmup for more advanced poses, and it can be a great workout by itself. In 12 postures you work most of your body: hamstrings, hip flexors, quads, glutes, calves, abs, back, chest, shoulders, back, arms and (if you do ’em right) your soul.

I don’t do ’em right. The other day it was raining, and I was too injured to lift weights. I found a clear space in my basement and churned out 100 Sun Salutations. It took over 40 minutes and ruined most of my body.

Learn about the sun salutation:

Turning pump into something … horrible

Meanwhile, Mark Weir has expanded his pump track 3X since I last rode there. He says all the options add up to a mile of trail. Crazy.

Today he installed a computer on his Santa Cruz Jackal pump bike. He rode 14 miles with an average speed of 11mph and a max of 22.4mph. All in circles around his back yard.

Learn more about Weir’s pump track:

4 replies
  1. Esteban says:

    seems a pump track is the perfect way to perform endurance tests on bike parts…why buy expensive machines to test suspension and frames etc etc?…give em to weir and let him play for some days on his pump track non stop…btw lee, what s the record on non stop pumping?…i bet that if u make a bet with mark weir, we would be seeing some guinnes record thingy or something….cheers

  2. leelikesbikes says:

    The world record has to be held by Weir. He did 14 miles (yes, miles) the other day.

    I’d like to see a standardized track design so we can do Global World Univera Challenges.

    – Fastest 100 laps
    – Most laps in an hour
    – 2-person team most in an hour
    – 24 hours of Pump …


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