A new fitness program is designed to help people get into shape by getting it on.Very NSFW link to the BangFit website here.Then while watching a series of adult films, the sexercisers pump and thrust along to the action with the help of specially designed avatars programmed to keep the players pace.Exercisers can stick with basic positions or work up to more acrobatic and athletic positions, like Squat and Thrust and Missionary Press.Today, due to our hectic work schedules and lack of motivation, many of us do not receive regular amounts of physical activity and lead sedentary lifestyles, Price said in a press release.A 2013 study suggested that sex ranks at about the equivalent of walking uphill or playing tennis.
Sospendo Smartphone HolderIn a world of Bluetooth-connected fart trackers and hipster-friendly tinfoil hats, I am aware that describing a Kickstarter as the worst is a bold claim.But hear me out: from idea to execution to the innumerable GIFs littering the crowdfunding campaign, this particular wearable smartphone accessory ticks all of the boxes.The SOSPENDO is, according to the press release, an innovative, ergonomic hands-free device that will hold smartphones, tablets and GoPro cameras.Fall off the treadmill while wearing SOSPENDO, and you ll get punched in the face FOR FREE!Those have been around since the first iPad and probably before , and will continue to exist for as long as lazy people buy tablets.People go on holiday to unwind and relax, not POV-video every waking second, and parents should consider paying attention to their toddlers, not positioning an iPad to block them out of view.
Photo credit: Getty ImagesFitbits are marketed as devices that can help track things such as your heart rate to better improve your lifestyle, but a new study shows that maybe they re not as accurate as some would lead you to believe.The results of a study conducted by researchers at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, in which participants heart rates were simultaneously measured by a Fitbit on each wrist and a device hooked up to a electrocardiogram, found that the PurePulse heart rate monitors on two Fitbit models - the Surge and Charge HR - can be off by up to 20 beats per minute.Forty three adults were put through differing levels of activity throughout a 65-minute session, from jogging to jump-roping to full-out treadmill running.The PurePulse Trackers do not accurately measure a user s heart rate, particularly during moderate to high intensity exercise, and cannot be used to provide a meaningful estimate of a user s heart rate, the researchers wrote.The study was used in an amended complaint in a class action lawsuit filed against the company by several Fitbit customers who claimed that some trackers didn t accurately measure heart rates during exercise.WTHR, a news station in Indiana, manually recorded things such as steps taken and calories burned and found similar results when compared to the Fitbits participants were wearing.
Fitbits are marketed as devices that can help track things such as your heart rate to better improve your lifestyle, but a new study shows that maybe they re not as accurate as some would lead you to believe.The results of a study conducted by researchers at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, in which participants heart rates were simultaneously measured by a Fitbit on each wrist and a device hooked up to a electrocardiogram, found that the PurePulse heart rate monitors on two Fitbit models - the Surge and Charge HR - can be off by up to 20 beats per minute.Forty three adults were put through differing levels of activity throughout a 65-minute session, from jogging to jump-roping to full-out treadmill running.The PurePulse Trackers do not accurately measure a user s heart rate, particularly during moderate to high intensity exercise, and cannot be used to provide a meaningful estimate of a user s heart rate, the researchers wrote.The study was used in an amended complaint in a class action lawsuit filed against the company by several Fitbit customers who claimed that some trackers didn t accurately measure heart rates during exercise.WTHR, a news station in Indiana, manually recorded things such as steps taken and calories burned and found similar results when compared to the Fitbits participants were wearing.
Fitbit will happily advertise the accuracy of its PurePulse heart rate technology in both the Charge HR and Surge, but are the readings accurate?Participants were assigned to perform several indoor and outdoor tasks, including self-paced jogging, jump roping, treadmill running, stair climbing, and plyometrics, all of which were either followed or preceded by rests and all of which were performed for five minutes.Unfortunately for Fitbit, results showed that the Charge HR recorded a heart rate that differed from the ECG s data by 15.5 beats per minute bpm .However, the difference increased to 12.5 bpm when a participant s heart rate reached 124 bpm, a heart rate associated with low intensity activities.As such, one can t help but think this nugget of information slightly skews the results.Even so, a 2014 article in the Berkeley Science Review and a February 2016 informal investigation by Indiana news station WTHR also arrived to similar inconsistent results with Fitbit s trackers, with inconsistencies only increasing as the exercise grew in intensity.
It's safe to say that Spotify's Discover Weekly is a bonafide success.Spotify users have streamed 5 billion songs from their Discover Weekly playlists to date, the company announced on Wednesday.That suggests Discover Weekly is surfacing many lesser-known artists people wouldn't have discovered otherwise.What's next for Discover WeeklyThere are two common requests for Discover Weekly that Spotify has been hearing about from its users.The second feature request has been the ability to give feedback on tracks one doesn't like in his or her Discover Weekly playlist.While lead Spotify engineer Ed Newett wouldn't confirm any new features coming to Discover Weekly, he did tell TI that  those are things that we re looking at in the very near future."Now we re at a position where that s possible," he said.He suggested that the same model Discover Weekly uses to surface music you may like could be used to show you new music releases every week, like a personalized Billboard Hot 100 Chart.Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.More from Tech Insider:23 photos reveal North Korea's obsession with huge, weird buildingsHere's why the government is releasing millions of parasitic wasps across 24 statesThe cheapest premium smartphone you can buy just got a lot cheaper9 Netflix documentaries for the next generation of graduatesMark Zuckerberg invited Chewbacca mom to ride bikes with the real Wookiee at Facebook s HQNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift rapped and then fell off a treadmill in a new Apple Music adLoading video...
When you exercise—particularly when you do really intense stuff like training for a marathon or lifting heavy weights—you re damaging your muscle fibers, which sometimes leads to that hurt-so-good soreness.They might go for a quick run that ended up being eight miles; or do high-intensity interval training right after squats and deadlifts.And this tends to lead to more self-sabotaging behavior binge-eating or falling off the fitness wagon completely .The recovery part is necessary for you to keep up this cycle over and over again and be able to see those results in the long run.As a result, your motivation and energy levels will get hit hard; you ll get lackluster or no results; you ll make yourself more prone to injuries; or worse, you ll start to see exercise as a chore.ACE and many coaches advocate engaging in some sort of movement, but advise that it should be easy on the body.
Image Source: YouTubeIn his regular HBO show that features the fewest games and the least impressive thrones, John Oliver has a segment in which he tries to understand why some things still exist, like daylight savings time or the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition.But he s now looking to figure out why some things that we desperately need haven t been invented yet.Last Week Tonight is on vacation for Memorial Day, so Oliver recorded a YouTube exclusive video to tell us some of the things he d like to see invented to make our lives easier.MUST SEE: Game of Thrones is falling apart While there are many things in this world that should no longer be things, there are also many non things that should absolutely be thingified, Oliver says.Some of the things Oliver wants to be invented include a universal safe word for getting out of small talk that s run its course, a wink for proposing threesomes, Ambien but for getting through the day, a biodegradable treadmill that starts to break down after a month of misuse, bread pants, and a search engine that lets parents search for phrases like the guy who s on that show we like and oh, she s married to what s his face.The entire segment follows below, and we can only hope it becomes a regular segment on Last Week Tonight.
With Spotify and Apple Music integration, Vi will select up-tempo tunes with the right beats per minute to get your blood pumping, and you can ask her to skip songs.Then you ll enter your goals in the Vi app.With all of this info, plus the data Vi collects from your body, you ll get incredibly personalized training advice—or so LifeBeam co-founder and CEO Omri Yoffe told me during my demo of Vi on a treadmill in an office building just off Park Avenue.If the weather is crappy, Vi will text you some advice to adjust your normal outdoor workout to an indoor training session.I laced up some sneakers and hopped on the treadmill, earbuds snugly placed around my head.I started walking, and Vi told me my heart rate.
With Spotify and Apple Music integration, Vi will select up-tempo tunes with the right beats per minute to get your blood pumping, and you can ask her to skip songs.Then you ll enter your goals in the Vi app.With all of this info, plus the data Vi collects from your body, you ll get incredibly personalized training advice—or so LifeBeam co-founder and CEO Omri Yoffe told me during my demo of Vi on a treadmill in an office building just off Park Avenue.If the weather is crappy, Vi will text you some advice to adjust your normal outdoor workout to an indoor training session.I laced up some sneakers and hopped on the treadmill, earbuds snugly placed around my head.I started walking, and Vi told me my heart rate.
Samsung launches Gear Fit 2 fitness tracker SamsungAs expected, Samsung unveiled the successor to Gear Fit fitness tracker and Gear IconX, a pair of wireless earbuds, at its media event held on 2 June in New York.The Gear Fit 2 would be available for purchase from the 10th of this month whereas the earbuds would not be available until the third quarter.The Gear Fit 2, as rumoured previously, sports a 1.5in curved Super AMOLED display with resolution at 216 x 432 pixels and is powered with a 1GHz dual-core processor.It features an embedded GPS and heart rate monitor HRM to provide accurate fitness tracking and measurement.You can monitor as many as 15 different activities such as bike, step machine, treadmill, pilates, yoga, crunches and squats.Samsung announces Gear IconX wireless earbuds SamsungThe Gear IconX cord-free earbuds can track fitness information and provide users with the feedback on their running performance.
Spotify is reportedly hiring Troy Carter, Lady Gaga's former manager and a noted venture capitalist, according to Recode's Peter Kafka and first reported by Hits Daily Double.In his role, Carter will be in charge of helping Spotify attract exclusive artist content to the platform and spearhead the company's creation of original content.In other words, he's going to be the one leading the talent war against Apple Music and Tidal.In September, Carter came to Spotify's defense after Taylor Swift's public decision not to have her music on the music streaming service.Carter is also an investor in Spotify.Carter's current role has been to oversee Atom Factory, a combo music management company and technology investment firm.He's managed the music careers of artists like Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth.NOW WATCH: Taylor Swift rapped and then fell off a treadmill in a new Apple Music adLoading video...
Here are five reasons why we're counting down the days 'til next January, and why you should consider flinging some cash at the Kickstarter campaign.And if you don't feel like listening to the music that's already saved to the 4GB of internal storage, you can stream music over the air via Spotify.But tapping into that functionality really unlocks the Core's full potential.Do you use Runkeeper, Strava, Google Fit, MapMyRun, or Under Armour Record?You'll be able to get weather and traffic info, set timers and alarms, control your connected home devices from afar, place Amazon and other online shop orders, get a Pebble Health summary spoken out, have news headlines read to you as you dominate the treadmill, and get any number of other web queries answered with ease.And that's just a sampling of its abilities.
Tim Peake pictured answering questions on the International Space StationTim Peake has revealed the highlight of his six-month mission on the ISS was his four-and-a-half-hour spacewalk which he called "truly incredible".Pic: @astro timpeakeTalking to journalists in Cheltenham, he said: "Mission control in Houston told us that we had 10 minutes to hang out, take photographs and wait for the sun to set."And this space station would not exist if it wasn't for all the international partners and what they have managed to achieve despite their political differences.Major Peake said he was looking forward to "private time" with his family, fresh air - and the feeling of rain splashing on his face when returns to Earth.Video: Peake's Spacewalk In 90 SecondsThe astronaut, who carried out experiments on board the ISS and even managed to run a marathon on a treadmill, claimed one of his mission's greatest achievements was the success of educational outreach programmes aimed at schoolchildren.Also, he said he would be "rooting for England" in the Euro 2016 football championships.
Doing sprint intervals on a running track or the treadmill at the gym is a popular way to get an effective, short cardio workout.There s one major gripe: you re mainly working out your legs.Then you rest for a set time period before repeating.During a hurricane sprint, you would include a core like a plank or bicycle crunches or upper body movement like a push-up or row in place of your rest periods, as this article at Roman Fitness Systems writes:If you ve never done hurricane sprints before, here s what I would start with:A1 Sprint, 3 x 20 secondsA2 Pushups, 3 x 20Rest: 2 minutesB1 Sprint, 3 x 20 secondsB2 Dumbbell rows* both arms at once , 3 x 15Rest: 2 minutesC1 Sprint, 3 x 20 secondsC2 Plank, 3 x 30 secondsMy note here is that if you don t have a dumbbell for rows, try doing inverted rows on a low-hanging bar at the park, or use a door.You should only do this workout once a week, and fair warning: it s only 15-20 minutes, but the workout is going to suck.Why You Need to Be Doing Hurricane Sprints Roman Fitness Systems
Alphabet CEO Larry Page, for example, has discreetly poured part of his wealth into two secret startups, Zee.Aero and Kitty Hawk, which are dedicated to building flying cars, reports Bloomberg.But making a classic science-fiction dream reality isn't even the coolest part.Apparently, Page turned the entire second floor of Zee.Aero's headquarters into a "man cave worthy of a billionaire" — complete with a bedroom, climbing wall, and an actual rocket engine, courtesy of Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.From Bloomberg: Page initially restricted the Zee.Aero crew to the first floor, retaining the second floor for a man cave worthy of a multibillionaire: bedroom, bathroom, expensive paintings, a treadmill-like climbing wall, and one of SpaceX s first rocket engines — a gift from his pal Musk.As part of the secrecy, Zee.Aero employees didn t refer to Page by name; he was known as GUS, the guy upstairs.Zee.Aero employees got a few nice perks too, such as catered lunches, including at one point, $900 of catered barbecue.Apparently, Zee.Aero expanded so quickly that eventually it needed the second floor for more engineers — it now employs 150 people — so Page had to move out his expensive paintings, workout gear, and collectibles.Anyone who can spend at least $100 million on the idea of a flying car, which may not ever come to fruition, has more than a little money to burn.NOW WATCH: Switzerland spent $12 billion to build the world's longest and deepest train tunnel Loading video...
It is often analogue warmth an expression moreover, I do not entirely agree with, and how this somewhat mythical phenomena can lift your digital productions to unprecedented increases. Sometimes the goal is to record to sound like an old production recorded on an expensive mixing board, while at other times perhaps is that you want to completely destroy the original sound and get dirty recording. It is of course difficult to answer just like that. But if you belong to the majority who sits with a standard sound card so it does not happen very much while shooting. Other times, this can be perceived as a bit boring and sterile and that's when you pick up the color box in the form of treadmill plugs, mixerbordsemuleringar and preamps. Free Audio Assault - HeadCrusher Klanghelm - IVGI Shattered Glass Audio - Code Red Free Shattered Glass Audio - SGA1655 Softube - Saturation Knob Variety of Sound - FerricTDS Vlagd / Sound - Molot Voxengo - Tube amp Xenium Audio - X-Tube costing Hornet - Analog Stage IK Multimedia - Saturator X Sknote - Disto Slate Digital - Virtual Console Collection Slate Digital - Virtual Tape Machine Sonimus - Satson and Britson SoundToys - Decapitator SoundToys - Radiator U-He - Satin Good luck!
They also discuss some of the reasons you might want one, and the legality of folding or EDC knives in your area.It s absolutely massive, and it s tough to pin down a specific tip or trick from it—but they do make a few all-around great suggestions for anyone looking to buy one, if you want to skip the details which you shouldn t. via Knife Planet Ridiculous Exercise Trends, and Where They Came FromCrazy exercise trends are nothing new: A treadmill that s actually a bike that s powered by a treadmill that s on top of it instead of like, you know, being an actual bike, or the whole idea of prancercising, are good examples—but in this Mental Floss video, John Green runs down 22 ridiculous exercise trends that have emerged over the years, whether they re old history or current weirdness, that you absolutely shouldn t bother trying or partaking in yourself.It s an amazing listen, and you get to hear from someone who usually doesn t have the option to tell all about what goes on up at the front of the plane.Passion is dedication and focus driven by an emotion.Yet he can see stars in the night sky better than most people can.Email it to me, leave it as a comment below, or send it over any way you know how.
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Most people would agree there's nothing like sleeping in your own bed after a decent amount of time away from home, but for these three astronauts, they're probably just happy to be back on Earth, regardless of where they sleep.Early Saturday morning saw the return of NASA's Commander Tim Kopra, the European Space Agency's Tim Peake, and Yuri Malenchenko of Russia's Roscomos after spending 186 consecutive days in space.The three astronauts had been aboard the International Space Station ISS conducting research and experiments, including studies on the effects of microgravity on the human body.It took the trio roughly six hours from departing the space station in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to reach Earth, landing in a remote area in Kazakhstan.Part of their work on the ISS also involved testing robotics and developing smaller exercise equipment for use on longer space trips.Back in April he participated in the London Marathon, running all 42 kilometers on a treadmill while being monitored by a medical team.
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