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Tim Duncan passes Wilt Chamberlain for the second most double doubles in playoff history with his 24 Points & 10 Rebounds performance!
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Thierry Henry the top scorer in Arsenal history announces retirement from football, which you have definitely heard, what you have probably heard is he joins Sky Sports as a pundit on a multimillion pound deal, Thierry Henry will join Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher at Sky Sports.
However what you may not know is he will be the next Arsenal manager. Bookmakers have slashed the odds on Thierry Henry to be the next person to manage Arsenal after Arsene Wenger. Bookmakers bwin reported a ‘flurry of bets’ on Henry becoming next Arsenal manager leading to them shortening the odds from 80-1 to 14-1.
Glenn Woodage, a bookmaker at bwin said: “North London is alive with the idea that Thierry Henry is returning to Arsenal. With his playing career surely over, the punters seem to think that Henry is the man who can transform Arsenal from nearly men to invincibles once more. Our odds have plummeted – only Jurgen Klopp is considered the more likely replacement.”
1. He basically said he will come back in some shape or form, Henry told L’Equipe last week that he would be open to a return to the Emirates.
“I have not taken any decision and speculation is not my thing. One thing is certain: I will stay in football, as a coach, a consultant or executive. We will see…The second certainty is that I would love to see Arsenal win the Champions League. Whether that is from near or far does not depend on me, but it is sure I’d like to help.”
Speaking on the Graham Norton Show, he said: “The thing is I have so much respect for Arsene, and if it does happen eventually (Wenger retiring), one day, it is going to have to be after him.
“I don’t actually want to talk about it right now because he is doing such a great job, but hopefully after him, yes.”
2. Wenger basically said it as well (this was said after he announced he was retiring by the way)
Certainly one day he will come back here. In what role I don’t know, that is what he has to think about – Wenger on Henry
3. His Friends are saying it
Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour believes that Thierry Henry will one day manage the Gunners – but only if he wants to. Parlour played alongside Henry at Highbury for five years between 1999 and 2004, both playing a part in the 2003/04 ‘invincibles’ season.
He told talkSPORT: “I think he [Thierry Henry] will definitely get involved with Arsenal. I certainly believe, one day, if he really wants to be a manager, he will be manager of Arsenal.
4. Buys Wenger time
It buys Wenger time to the Arsenal faithful who are screaming for Wenger to go out, if Wenger say there is a plan and eventually Henry will replace him after a few years learning and gaining the valuable experience he needs. The atmosphere around Arsenal is somewhat poisonous at present. Fans are splitting into factions and tensions are running high. The presence of banners criticising the manager has sparked aggression from both sides of the divide. It really buys Wenger the time he needs so he isn’t attacked by angry arsenal fans en route the team bus. Henry loves Wenger enough to do that for him
5. Arsenal absolutely needs him especially if they don’t make top 4 (which they will)
They are out of the 2014/15 title race and face the prospect of a daunting draw against a group-winner in the Champions League. Emulating their FA Cup success of last season seems improbable at best. The season is already petering into a familiar battle for fourth place.
Henry’s arrival would give everyone associated with the club a lift. Of course, it could never match the elation of a trophy win, but it would generate more excitement among the supporters than the turgid fare Wenger’s team are currently serving up at the Emirates Stadium.
The return of a legend like Henry is one of the few events with the potential to unite the supporters. He could be an effective antidote to the antipathy emanating through the club.
Tom Daley has admitted he is bisexual, there are already queries as to whether he is actually gay and trying to keep his female audience happy or he is genuine, whilst the many others think it shouldn’t and doesn’t matter?
The 19-year-old Olympic bronze medallist diver has revealed he has been in a relationship with a man for several months this year.
Tom made the decision to reveal his sexuality as he wants to be honest with his fans and he hopes they will support him in his decision to come out.
Speaking in a YouTube video posted on his official page, he explained:
”Of course I still fancy girls but right now I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier.”
However, Tom – who presents celebrity diving TV show ‘Splash!’ – wants people to accept his sexuality and now he has made his brave decision he is fully focused on training to try and win gold at the next Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016.
He said: ”My friends and family have supported me and I hope you guys can too.
”I still want to win an Olympic gold medal in Rio in 2016 for Britain.
”I’m still as motivated as ever to do that.”
Is Vettel on of the greatest ever to drive or is it just that his car is amazing, or maybe it’s a bit of both, but Vettel was so far ahead in the Canadian Grand Prix he had time to do a Usain Bolt and start celebrating before he crossed the line, it was incredible. The three-time defending Formula One champion showed why he was just that, in his third win of the year for Vettel, who picked up 25 points in the championship standings to extend what had been a 21-point lead over Lotus’ Kimo Raikkonen. Alonso picked up 18 points to move into second, 36 points behind Vettel; Raikkonen finished ninth for two points and now trails the leader by 44 points.
1. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Red Bull, minutes, seconds, 70 laps.
2. Fernando Alonso, Spain, Ferrari, , 70.
3. Lewis Hamilton, England, Mercedes, , 70.
4. Mark Webber, Australia, Red Bull, , 70.
5. Nico Rosberg, Germany, Mercedes, , 70.
6. Jean-Eric Vergne, France, Toro Rosso, , 69.
7. Paul di Resta, Scotland, Force India, , 69.
8. Felipe Massa, Brazil, Ferrari, , 69.
9. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Lotus, , 69.
10. Adrian Sutil, Germany, Force India, , 69.
11. Sergio Perez, Mexico, McLaren, , 69.
12. Jenson Button, England, McLaren, , 69.
13. Romain Grosjean, France, Lotus, , 69.
14. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Williams, , 69.
15. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Toro Rosso, , 68.
16. Pastor Maldonado, Venezuela, Williams, , 68.
17. Jules Bianchi, France, Marussia, , 68.
18. Charles Pic, France, Caterham, , 67.
19. Max Chilton, England, Marussia, , 67.
Did Not Finish: Esteban Gutierrez, Mexico, Sauber, 63; Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Sauber, 45; Giedo van der Garde, Netherlands, Caterham, 43.
Drivers’ Standings (After 7 of 19 races)
1. Sebastian Vettel, 132 points.
2. Fernando Alonso, 96.
3. Kimi Raikkonen, 88.
4. Lewis Hamilton, 77.
5. Mark Webber, 69.
6. Nico Rosberg, 57.
7. Felipe Massa, 49.
8. Paul di Resta, 34.
9. Romain Grosjean, 26.
10. Jenson Button, 25.
11. Adrian Sutil, 17.
12. Jean-Eric Vergne, 13.
13. Sergio Perez, 12.
14. Daniel Ricciardo, 7.
15. Nico Hulkenberg, 5.
Now I am not saying this works, but as your foremost website on sports and fitness I feel obliged to report to you about the hottest new product on the market at the moment, it has been linked to names like Daniel Craig and Gerard Butler have lost a ton of body fat and added an insane amount of muscle using these two products.
The products claim they are clinically proven to to flush out the toxins in your body, melt away body fat and pack on tons of muscle. The product is called Alpha Genix and Pure Muscle Pro.
Pure Muscle Pro’s high anti-oxidant content and powerful strength gaining properties make it a muscle-building machine. If you’re feeling skeptical right now, you’re not alone. When we first learned about this fat-burning/muscle-building combo our fad radar went off right away.
Despite our doubts about Pure Muscle Pro, the countless success stories reported worldwide made us take a second look at this trend. What particularly interested us was the fact that these people saw results without having to significantly change their lifestyles or eating habits. Combine Pure Muscle Pro with Alpha Genix and you’ve created an automatic muscle building machine.
Jack Evans from London reported that he lost fat and gained 6.7 kilos of muscle in just 5 weeks using only the Pure Muscle Pro and combo muscle diet.
On his blog he wrote,
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When ordering the product however, the free trial bottle of Pure Muscle Pro was delivered in a few days from ordering and with surprisingly inexpensive shipping. Pure Muscle Pro is one of the most concentrated and purest muscle building products on the market.
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(This is the fat burner and detoxifier. Now this is the key! Taking Pure Muscle Pro in the morning and Alpha Genix later on really sped up my shred.)
• Increase the number of calories burned
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• Boost metabolism
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Both Pure Muscle Pro and Alpha Genix arrived within 4 days of having placed my order online for the free trials and were inexpensive to ship.
To test out the product, I took one Pure Muscle Pro pill every morning and one Alpha Genix pill every evening for 4 weeks.
ake one Pure Muscle Pro pill per day (in the morning)
Take one Alpha Genix pill per day (in the evening)
In conclusion, if you want to lose fat and gain muscle mass but are doubtful about the effects of this routine, you need to try it for yourself. From reviews of experiments and our own tests so far so good, but remember guys test everything, check everything and remember your body is a temple don’t believe everything you read, FURTHERMORE the free trials are said to be limited, and the offer expires today. Interestingly, the expiry date changes everyday. Everyday is the last day!
Gymnastics star Lauren Mitchell says the national women’s team needs to raise the stakes as it builds towards the Rio Olympics.
Mitchell fronted the Australian women’s team in London last year when hopes of landing the country’s first Olympic gymnastics medal were dashed and they even failed to make the finals.
”We need to definitely get our difficulty up, like all our start values,” Mitchell said ahead of this weekend’s national championships in Sydney.
It definitely true in such a exciting sport in England hardly anyone talks about it until the olympics comes but when it does its one of our most watched events so what is going wrong?
Tumbling no matter who you are is exciting to watch why is it being promoted so badly?
Soooo, you’ve asked for it and here it is!!! My booty workout!! Once I started training, leg day quickly became my absolute favorite! What can I say, I’m a glutton for pain! I love leg day soooo much that I have 3 days that target my legs in some way. I have a heavy leg day that’s mostly barbell squats, good mornings, deadlifts. I have a lighter leg day that includes exercises like KB swings, 1-legged KB deadlifts, Barbell Bulgarian split squats, Plie squats, etc. Then I have a glute specific day which maybe my favorite of the three! I rotate some of my leg exercises every 3 weeks or so to keep things fun. I don’t change my entire routine but I may add or replace an exercise. There are tons of other great glute exercises that I include in my training so it looks like there will be a part 2 to this in the future. A lot of my exercises are superset which means you do (2) exercises back to back as 1 set and then rest.
Warm up- Jump rope 5min
20 sec- Jump rope Jumping Jacks
20-sec Jump rope Jumping lunges
20-sec Jump rope shuffle
20-sec Jump rope high knees
20- sec Jump rope Scissors
20- sec Jump rope Criss-Cross Feet Jumps
The leg press can be used to specifically target the quad, hamstring, or glute based on your foot position. For all exercises, go through your full range of motion. Ideally, you should be able to lick your knee. I superset between the two exercises and do 4 sets of each
Target Glute- Place feet very high and wide on the platform so that only your heels are resting at the top. Also, point your toes outward at about a 45-degree angle. Go heavy to where you can do 8-10 good reps.
Superset with 1 legged glute press. You’ll place one foot on the floor while the other is placed high on the machine. For these, try doing a lesser weight with 15-20reps for 4sets.
This is one of my favorite and most grueling glute exercises. Glute exercises that involve hip hyperextension with bent knees offer the best total glute activation because the bent knee reduces hamstring involvement.
You’ll need a bench, a barbell, and a barbell pad or towel. Sit on the ground with your back against a bench at about a 45-degree angle and load the barbell over your hips. Plant feet firmly in front of you with knees bent at a 90-degree angle. Keep your spine straight and raise the barbell until your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your knees. Slowly descend back to the ground but keep your glutes contracted. I mix up the reps and weight for this exercise. Usually I stay at a mid-heavy weight and go for 10-12 reps but sometimes I go very heavy for low reps (5-8) or light for high reps (15-20).
My gym doesn’t have a butt blaster machine so I have to improvise. I use the Lying leg curl machine to add weight to my kickbacks. This is also a favorite of mine because the burn is intense. If you’re new to training your glutes, I would suggest doing kickbacks with no weight initially. To start, get down on all fours facing away from the front of the lying leg curl machine. Make sure your core is very stable and place the heel of your right foot on the pad. Push up and extend your leg until your knee is only slightly bent. DO NOT lock out your knee. Slowly bring your leg back down but maintain tension and do not allow the weight to touch the weight stack. Make sure you’re not hyper extending your back. If you’re feeling pain in your lower back, you need to lower the weight. A common mistake is letting your back sag as you lift your foot up. Your back should remain flat and your neck should be in line with your spine throughout the exercise. I normally do 3 sets of 12 on each leg.
Superset these with the Lying Leg Curl. Go HEAVY on these leg curls at low reps (6-8 range). Explode your legs up toward your glute but come down slow and controlled using only 1-leg.
This exercise uses the assisted pull-up machine and it’s pretty simple. You may have to play with the weight a little to find what’s appropriate for you. After setting the weight, place on foot on the pad and push down using your heel. Focus on the glutes as you push the weight down. I usually do 3 sets on each leg for 15reps.
Kneel on the floor or an exercise mat and bend at the waist with your arms extended in front of you. Arms should be spaced at shoulder width. Bend the knees to create a 90-degree angle between the hamstrings and the calves. This will be your starting position. Use cable attachment on machine to place around which ever foot you choose to start with. Lift up your leg until the hamstrings are in line with the back while maintaining the 90-degree angle bend. Squeeze the glutes throughout this movement and hold the contraction at the top for a second or two. Continue for 10-12 reps, for 3 sets, and be sure to switch your legs.
This is an integral part of any efficient routine but is specifically important for glute training. Most people have very tight hip flexors from sitting all day. I am one of those people and it definitely limits me when I’m training. To achieve maximum glute activation, you need adequate hip flexibility so below are a few of my favorite stretches. For each of these try doing 3 sets and hold for about 15 breaths.
Take a kneeling position on a soft surface. Put one leg about a foot in front of your kneeling leg and bend into a 90-degree angle. Slowly lean forward into your raised leg and you should feel a pull on the inside of your hips. Repeat with the opposite leg.
Sit with your knees bent and lower your knees down to the side until the bottoms of your feet are touching. Grab the arches of your feet. Slowly and gently try to push your knees down to the ground with your elbows. You will probably immediately feel this stretch in your inner thighs and hips. DO NOT bounce your knees up and down. Try pushing it down as far as you can and hold.
This is my absolute favorite muscle to stretch. When I first started hitting my glutes hard, I suffered from severe muscle cramping afterward. The cramp felt like it was coming my butt or lower back but I could never figure out a way to stretch it. I did some research, found this stretch, and I haven’t had a butt cramp since! There are also many variations of stretching the piriformis muscle so I’ll show you a beginners and an advanced version.
Lay on your back with both legs stretched out. Place your right foot on top of your left knee and draw your legs toward your chest. Your left leg should be at a 90-degree angle and you can intensify the stretch by pulling your legs into your chest with your hands. You can also do this stretch seated. I do this several times a day while I’m at work when my legs get restless.
Pigeon Pose is a stretch I snagged from yoga and I absolutely love it! Start in a push up position and slide your right knee forward toward your right hand. Try laying your right leg down flat so that the outer ankle is touching the floor. Slide your left leg back as far as possible while keeping your hips square and forward facing. You will feel this one almost immediately! Ideally you’ll work toward bringing your left leg all the way back to where your body is flat on the floor.
I’m sure this doesn’t look like much since it’s only a few exercises, however, try it out and let me know how sitting and going up stairs are working out for you the following day. I do a lot of single limb exercises to prevent furthering my muscle imbalances. Once you start lifting, you’ll realize that one side is stronger or tighter than the other.