Torah Jane Bright (born 27 December 1986, Cooma, New South Wales) is an Australian professional snowboarder. She is an Olympic gold medalist. She lives and trains in the area of Salt Lake City, Utah and currently competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Roxy – Torah Bright “Dare Yourself” Promo

Client: Roxy
Producer: Amber Stackhouse
Cinematographer + Editor: John Roderick
Locations: New Zealand, Australia, Colorado

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Anastasia Ashley Twerking Warm-Up Dance and Pro Surfer Full Workout

Quick Bio

Anastasia Ashley was born on February 10, 1987, in Los Angeles, California. After moving to Hawaii at the age of 5, Ashley was quickly introduced to what was to become her life’s calling: surfing. Despite being one of — it not the only — girl riding waves at the time, Ashley consistently proved that when it came to surfing, talent did not have a gender. A fact quickly reinforced by Anastasia becoming one of the most visible faces in the sport, as well as one of its most coveted athletes, landing sponsorships with Oakley, Infinity Surfboards, and PowerBar, and becoming one of PETA’s most prominent spokespeople.

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Earlier today, this video surfaced of Anastasia Ashley engaging in the most enthusiastic warm-up routine we’ve seen in quite some time. It provoked a storm of feelings for us folks at SURFING Magazine, intrigue being one of them. We called Anastasia to get to the — well — bottom of this.

SURFING Magazine: Was the clip pre-meditated?

Anastasia Ashley: It wasn’t at all! I didn’t put out the video. I just woke up this morning with a bunch of people tweeting and texting me asking about it.

So you knew nothing about it?

No, I didn’t know anything until it was online. I tried reaching out to the people who put it up — it’s some blog or something — but I still haven’t figured out who was behind it. I really have no clue how it went down.

Is that just your normal pre-surf routine?

I always listen to music before I surf. Every contest, that’s kind of my warm-up routine. The one thing that the video doesn’t show is everything else that I do. I do stretches and other things, you know? I try to get loose and that’s just a part of it.

What’s the response to the video been like?

At first, I was kind of taken aback by it. But it’s all been pretty good for the most part. I definitely don’t want people to know me just for that. More than anything, I’m into surfing big waves. I got nominated for an XXL award last year and I’m really excited to keep pursuing that.

Do you do the same warm-up routine before you go surf big waves?

I mean, yeah. Listening to music is a big part of my pre-surf routine. And that’s just my way of warming up.

And we are perfectly OK with that.

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Olivia Munn video with the Secrets to Her Smokin’ Bod

Lisa Olivia Munn is an American actress, comedian, model, television personality and author. She began her career as Lisa Munn. She has been using the name Olivia Munn since 2006 personally and professionally.

 

Magazine appearances

  • Maxim‘s Hot 100 Women, 2008 (#99)
  • Maxim‘s Hot 100 Women, 2009 (#96)
  • Maxim‘s Hot 100 Women, 2010 (#8)
  • Maxim‘s Hot 100 Women, 2011 (#2)
  • Maxim‘s Hot 100 Women, 2012 (#2)
  • FHM‘s 100 Sexiest Women of 2008 (#85)
  • FHM‘s 100 Sexiest Women of 2009 (#85)
  • FHM‘s 100 Sexiest Women of 2010 (#52)
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Dwayne Johnson “The Rock” Exclusive New Workout 2010

Dwayne Douglas Johnson born 2nd May , 1972, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor and professional wrestler currently signed with WWE, primarily featured on its Raw brand. He is often credited as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

The Rock Exclusive Workout

The Rock Training

 

Planning Strength and Speed Training For American Football

By Reggie Johal

American Football, like many other sports, has a history of coaches with a poor understanding of the sport’s demands inflicting upon players the necessity to run laps of the pitch, and engage in other forms of training at odds with the sport’s unique demands. With a constant stop start style to the play, with the average play lasting no longer than ten seconds, followed by a much longer rest period, its demands are closer to traditional sprinting and weight training methods, than sports such as Rugby or Boxing, where there is a much greater endurance element required. At the same time, the sport has a big element of lateral mobility and technical considerations to consider, absent from pure speed or strength sports.

This article will look at ways to incorporate speed and strength training methods to assist a player looking to improve his speed/strength during the football off-season. Each element will be considered individually. Given the wide range of requirements for the different positions in football, this article will focus on training planning for a typical week for Linebackers, Backs and Strong Safeties, although the advice is applicable to most positions except Kickers and Offensive/Defensive Linemen. Even then, many of the elements would remain broadly similar for these positions.

Strength Training

Most American Football players today will already place a large emphasis on strength training as this has been emphasized for a comparatively longer time in the sport due to the ever increasing demand for larger and stronger athletes. This does not mean that players should automatically follow the training advice handed out in bodybuilding magazines, or follow a generic college training program. Unfortunately, most college programs suffer from being overly simplistic due to the need to try to train 40 or 50 athletes at once in a facility. This type of training leads to the most simple, easy to administer programs being handed out to athletes, rather than the most effective. Similarly, athletes who believe bodybuilding programs can enhance sports performance may potentially gain some muscle size but at the expense often of relative strength and speed going down, as well as a decrease in joint mobility if emphasising single joint exercises. Additionally, bodybuilding programs’ emphasis on training to failure and exhaustive work on individual muscle groups will lead to less energy being available for the high intensity, explosive work which football demands.

Split Training vs Whole Body Training

Most players will often follow a typical bodybuilding protocol where individual muscle groups are trained once per week with very high volume. Unfortunately, while this may work under certain circumstances for bodybuilders, football players cannot afford to adopt this method. Most significantly, this method of training makes it very difficult to integrate training with the demands of improving other elements vital to success in football. For example, many bodybuilders will train back, quadriceps, hamstrings on separate days. This will mean for most of the time players will have insufficient energy to perform their other drills, sprint work etc due to excess muscular fatigue. Furthermore, split training will mean the central nervous system is always under stress from constantly performing high intensity activity leading to impaired recovery and ability to perform other drills outside the gym with the required intensity.

This leaves two options. The first is to adopt a lower/upper body split and the second is to adopt a full body training program. Both options have their advocates. Splitting the body into lower/upper will mean legs get trained twice a week meaning five days are left for rest. By only training legs on those two days, a greater volume of work can be performed on training days compared to a typical whole body approach consisting of hitting the weights on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday basis, where because of the increased frequency and need to train upper body as well, leg training volume would need to be reduced.

Depending on the athlete’s needs an upper/lower split is usually more useful for increasing strength and muscle size as many will struggle to maintain the intensity needed for a long, whole body training workout. A sample lower/upper body split would be as follows:

Sample Strength Training Split

Monday

Squats 4 x 4-6
Romanian Deadlifts 4 x 4-6
Step Ups 2 x 8
Pullthroughs 2 x 8
Ab Rollouts 2 x 8

Tuesday

Incline Bench Press 4 x 4
Hang Cleans 3 x 3
Shoulder Press 2 x 6
Pullups 2 x 6
Tricep Extensions 2 x 8
Barbell Curls 2 x 8

Thursday

Power Cleans 5 x 3
Snatch Grip Deadlifts 3 x 5
One Legged Squats 2 x 6
Glute Ham Raise 2 x 8
Hanging Leg Raises 2 x 10

Friday

Close Grip Bench Press 3 x 5
Pullups 3 x 5
Incline Dumbell Press 2 x 8
Seated Row Machine 2 x 8
Tricep Extensions 2 x 12
Dumbell Curls 2 x 12

Speed Training

Speed training for football players needs to consider the fact that football sprints are usually of much shorter duration than sprinting in track and field events. At the same time the body mechanics of football players will be different to those you see in top class sprinters.

Having said that, a speed training program for football players will have a large degree of overlap with that of Olympic athletes but with a limited requirement for the type of speed endurance work performed by sprinters during the summer track season. Instead a football program should primarily emphasise acceleration techniques with a smaller component of top speed work so that for the rare occasions that a full sprint is required, the player is able to maintain his top speed for longer.

Although there are many differing views on how to train speed, the approach used by Charlie Francis[i] is one which works well for integrating the other aspects of football training.

Speed Training Template for Off-Season

Monday

Warmup – 5 min general warmup
Mobility Exercises – 10 min
Running Drills – 10 min
Start Work – 6 x 10m (Practise a 3 point or 2 point stance and perform a maximal 10m sprint)
Acceleration Work – 6 x 20m (2 or 3 point stance and accelerate through to 20m)
Acceleration Work – 2 x 30m (Run from standing start to 30m)

Rest times between sprints should be 2-3 mins for 10m work, 3-5 min for 20m work, and 4-6 min for 30m work to ensure full recovery is attained.

The astute reader will notice the sprints are combined on a day where the weights pushed will be heavy. Depending on the athletes needs, they could sprint in the AM and do the weights in the evening or vice versa. Both approaches will work. The main factor behind placing sprints on the same day as weight training the legs is to allow for greater CNS and muscular recovery. Trying to sprint on separate days (e.g. on Tue) would mean the legs still being fatigued from the day before and then having less rest before the next weight session for legs. By contrast, combining weight training with leg work on the same day is something sprint coaches usually recommend.

Tuesday

Warmup – 5 min general warmup
Mobility Exercises – 10 min
Running Drills – 10 min
Tempo Work 8-10 x 100m @60-70% speed

Tempo training is running the distance at a sub-maximal speed and walking the next 100m. It is very important both for active recovery (recovering from the previous day’s exertions), learning to run in a relaxed manner (many athletes strain too much when sprinting maximally), and for overall conditioning and fat loss (the intervals being approximately similar when running/walking, as the work/rest time in football and in fat loss protocols such as Tabata).

Wednesday

With another high intensity day scheduled for Thursday, Wednesday is a time to rest and recuperate. Some mobility and drill work is okay for those who need it though.

Thursday

Warm-up – 5 min general warm-up
Mobility Exercises – 10 min
Running Drills – 10 min
Start Work – 6 x 10m (Practice a 3 point or 2 point stance and perform a maximal 10m sprint)
Acceleration – 3 x 20m
Acceleration – 3 x 30m
Top Speed – 3 x 50m

Thursday’s sprint training session is partnered with a relatively low load, explosive lifting weight training day. The sprint distances complement the weights by being of a greater distance and speed. This is the day when the football player will work his maximum speed but we keep acceleration work in, albeit at a reduced volume, as acceleration is a very important factor for football as well as helping to warmup the body for the top speed work. Rest times can be up to 10min long for the top speed sprints. The work conducted has to be of a high quality with full muscular and CNS recovery between sprints the aim of the athlete.

Friday

Tempo Work – 8-10 x 100m
This day is a repeat of Tuesday

Saturday

Warm-up – 5 min general warm-up
Mobility Exercises – 10 min
Running Drills – 10 min
Start Work – 4 x 10m (Practice a 3 point or 2 point stance and perform a maximal 10m sprint)
Acceleration – 3 x 20m
Acceleration – 2 x 30m
Top Speed – 2 x 50m
Top Speed – 2 x 60m

Saturday is the day when we should be at our freshest. There is no weight training prior to training and we are furthest removed from the draining effects of the heavy weight training conducted on Monday and Tuesday. There is a greater emphasis on top speed work this time with an increase in the distance up to 60m. This should be the time the athlete is setting his best times.

Sunday

Rest

Going Past a Week

At this point it should be pointed out that the approach given is for a sample training week in the off-season. Strength and speed training should still be periodized as normal. A favored approach of many programs is to gradually increase training volume and intensity before incorporating a week of reduced volume and intensity to allow for supercompensation and CNS recovery to take place. A 3/1 split of hard training followed by an easier “unloading” week will help promote continued improvements rather than trying to constantly add weight/sets/sprints to the program which will only lead to stagnation.

At the same time, other exercises and techniques will usually be incorporated to provide the athlete’s body with new challenges but the overall goal should remain the same which is to increase strength and speed over the long haul. Although it will be easy for a beginner to make rapid improvements in both strength and speed following a structure such as that outlined, at some point it is likely that either the weights or the speed work will have to be reduced in volume (although not intensity) and maintained so that the other quality being work can be emphasized.

Most 100m sprinters will usually go from a program where strength increases are emphasized in winter to one where weight training is restricted to maintenance only so that full attention can be devoted to maximal speed work during the summer months.

Of course, for American Football players, they may have a differing view on which element needs emphasizing but the fact remains that given that neither strength or speed improvements in-season are realistic, the player should look at his off-season training program and consider which variable he needs to work on the most. Then, he can perform a greater or lesser amount of speed or strength work as deemed appropriate by him and his coaching staff. For a strong athlete with limited speed this would mean reducing the volume of his weight work on his training days and training speed first in the training day, when the CNS and muscular system is freshest. On the other hand, a weak, fast athlete may wish to perform a limited amount of speed work and increase his weight training volume so that he can bring up his strength levels quicker.

Other Factors

Many other factors beyond how the athlete structures his training are important including mobility drills, nutritional support, supplementation, recovery and regeneration techniques, and technical work. Although these are beyond the scope of this article, each element should be implemented carefully. Please check the other articles at this site for further reading.

[i] The Charlie Francis Training System (1992)

Reggie Johal – http://www.Predatornutrition.com and Driven Sports
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LADY GAGA “cowabunga dude surfs up” in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

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LADY GAGA "cowabunga dude surfs up" in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

5 Surfing Exercises to Boost Your Surfing Training and Surfing Fitness
By Hayden Rhodes

1. Basic Yoga. The movements in yoga help to both strengthen and lengthen the muscles in your body. This allows for easier movements and a flowing connection between the mind and body that is very similar to what good surfers do when surfing. By performing yoga movements into your surfing training you quickly develop rotational flexibility that allows you to turn and tuck into positions demanded by the ocean. You do not have to turn into a yoga fanatic, just take five to ten minutes per day and add some yoga into your surfing exercises to quickly improve your surfing.

2. Leg Strength. As a surfer your power comes through the wave and into your board and legs. Developing leg strength sets you up for balance, power surfing and landing new school tricks in steep sections of waves. Running is not the way to develop strength, it may help with cardiovascular training but is not strength orientated. Some of the best surfing exercises you can perform are jumping exercises specific to surfing. This builds both fast twitch muscle fibers and eccentric strength that is required in the water. Imagine jumping to touch the rim of a basketball hoop. Start in a squat position, power up with your arms and jump as high as you can then land as soft as you can. The number of repetitions depends on your over all surfing training objective, most surfers only need to do a few reps at a time as apart of their surfing exercise.

3. Lung Capacity. Every surfer wants better lung capacity and a great way to do this is swimming. Not only will you use similar muscles as when you surf, you also build the capacity of your lungs by learning not to breathe with every stroke. If you swim in the pool or the ocean be sure to determine what you are doing before you start to swim. Are you focusing on long endurance surfing exercise or are you doing shorter burst anaerobic training? Most surfers will benefit greatly from short distance swimming followed by small rest periods. This trains both the anaerobic and aerobic system required by surfers and simulates being caught on the inside or paddling back out after catching a wave.

4. Shoulder and Back Strength. Surfers naturally have V shaped bodies due to all the paddling and swimming in the ocean. The lower back however often gets neglected and is prone to injury due to the impact element of surfing. Shoulders also are prone to injury due to over use and the constant rotational forces put into the shoulder joint. To balance this ensure your surfing exercises include lower back stability and strengthening work and be sure your shoulders have good mobility and range of motion to prevent wear and tear. Yoga and surf training stability exercises can help a lot with these common surfing problems.

5. Rest. As surfers we are often inspired and motivated to ‘charge’ every day in every way. If you have been surfing and training while working or studying it is easy to get run down and suffer low energy levels. Only by refueling with rest can your body continue to get stronger and recover faster. Rest may include chilling out, reading or relaxing by the pool, however true rest and recovery only comes through good quality sleep. Do what ever it takes to sleep in a well-ventilated dark room and sleep early, for as they say, the early bird catches the worm. In this case, more waves.

So there you have it, five basics to add into your surfing exercise program to boost your surf training just like a professional surfer. Surf training is a huge part of improving as a surfer and catching more waves. I hope you get started today.

Hayden Rhodes has coached professional and amateur athletes improve their performance through scientific training, hormonal testing, nutritional coaching and holistic performance principles.

If your a complete beginner or a seasoned professional take advantage of a free question and answer consultation with Hayden Rhodes today. What do you want to know? Visit http://SurfTrainingSecrets.com and ask.

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