1. Bro Grammar 101 #1 - “Tie me Over”

    Here at Brotein Muffins we know the importance of grammar. Not only can a large vocabulary of fancy words and sayings can help you seem more intellectual than what you actually are, but it can help you pull worldies big time. Why? Because slang works with bros but class attracts hosDon’t know the difference between “our” and “hour”? Don’t sweat it. Our Bro Grammar 101 classes will get your grammar knowledge up to scratch in no time. Let’s get started.

    "Tie me over"

    This phrase is commonly used to convey the feeling that something will temporarily suffice; similar to the phrase “hold me over.”

    For example, if someone is tight on cash, he might borrow 5 dollars from a friend. This does not permanently solve his problem, but it will “tie him over” until his next pay check.

    This phrase is often used in reference to hunger as well. For example, if you are hungry, but dinner is two hours away, a small snack will “tie you over.”

    WARNING: It is a common misconception that the phrase “tie me over” is actually pronounced “tide me over.” Some even go so far as to say the “tide” refers to the ebb and flow of hunger, but this is not the case. Rest assured “tie me over” is correct. Using the phrase “tide me over” makes one assume you’ve been kidnapped and thrown into the ocean with cement around your feet.

    This is not a pool party- “tide me over” makes no sense. The phrase “tide me over” may be used as a pun, in the rare instance that someone lets you borrow enough laundry detergent to “tide you over.” Otherwise, it is unacceptable.

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  2. 11minutesinheaven asked: HI! I signed up for a 5K spartan race in june. I was wondering what I could do to start training for it. As in what are the progressions, exercises I should be doing. Thanks!

    Hey

    I’m not too familiar with the race but it sounds like endurance and strength would be important. 

    As for the endurance side I find it best to work up to the distance if you’re not already running the 5K. So if you run three times a week, you might start off by running 4 or 5 1K intervals with a few minutes rest in between. As the weeks progress you could reduce the intervals gradually until you’re running the entire distance. 

    For strength, a routine that utilises functional compound lifts like Crossfit would be a good idea. Deadlifts, bench press, squats.. They’ll not only help you build up strength, but if you limit your rest betweens sets you’ll also get a good cardio workout which could be beneficial for your endurance as well.

    Hope this helps! Let me know if you need anything else :)

    Jonno

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  3. whereintheworldisflick asked: I live in Africa where I am a volunteer teacher. As such, I can't get the the gym as often as i like, or at all since there are no gyms anywhere near me. I run at least a 5k nearly every day, as well as walk and ride my bike everywhere. But my upper body has gone to hell. What would a good exercise routine be that i can do that doesn't involve a gym?

    Hey, good work on the 5k runs that’s impressive stuff! Don’t stress about the gym, you can build an awesome upper body at home. 

    Click here for a really solid workout routine that uses nothing but bodyweight exercises. Basic exercises like pullups, pushups, and crunches is all you need. Just do a routine similar to the one I linked to you three times a week and make sure to get plenty of rest (especially with all that running). 

    Let me know if this helps!

    Jonno

    2 years ago  /  2 notes

  4. Stretching Routine for Flat Feet

    If you suffer from flat feet like me, then it’s important that you maintain flexibility in your legs. This will not only help to alleviate lower back and leg pain associated with the condition, but it’ll also help to reduce your risk of injury in the future.

    Before stretching regularly I couldn’t even run for more than 2 minutes without excruciating pain in my shins and lower back. After just a week of stretching I was able to slowly get back into running without any pain again.

    Below is the routine that my physio gave to me. I suggest you try and perform it up to three times a day, but as long as you do it at least once a day you should start to see improvements.  Hold each stretch for 10 - 30 seconds, and repeat on the opposite leg (click on links for full exercise descriptions).

    The Routine

    1. Lying hamstring stretch
    2. Lying Glue stretch
    3. Kneeling hip flexor stretch
    4. ITB Stretch
    5. Standing Quad stretch
    6. Calf stretch



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  5. Love free protein powder samples, especially when they come in suspicious drug bags

    Love free protein powder samples, especially when they come in suspicious drug bags

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    We’ll check it out!

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  9. Boxing.

Firstly, 
Sorry I’ve been totally neglecting the blogosphere, but I’ve been in Sydney visiting family 



To the point. I was fortunate enough to have a boxing session with Anthony Dilorenzo this week and bro my gosh, it was intense. A 20 minute warmup of a variety of boxing movements holding 5 pounders and an array of staggered squats had me ready to burst before even starting the session. But determined to prove my hand at boxing I pushed on. The remainder of the hour session involved over 1000 punches with sit ups and jogs in the very brief rest periods. Needless to say by the end I could barely even pick up my own fist.

Although my threshold was truly reached I felt the almost immediate benefits boxing and boxercise type sessions possess not only for building endurance but for cutting down and generally just breakin’ a sweat

So my recommendation this week is to head to the gym, slap on some gloves and push yourself to the absolute limit. You’ll be scaring the pants off the worldies (literally) in no time. 

Peace, 

Mase.

    Boxing.

    Firstly,
    Sorry I’ve been totally neglecting the blogosphere, but I’ve been in Sydney visiting family

    To the point. I was fortunate enough to have a boxing session with Anthony Dilorenzo this week and bro my gosh, it was intense. A 20 minute warmup of a variety of boxing movements holding 5 pounders and an array of staggered squats had me ready to burst before even starting the session. But determined to prove my hand at boxing I pushed on. The remainder of the hour session involved over 1000 punches with sit ups and jogs in the very brief rest periods. Needless to say by the end I could barely even pick up my own fist.

    Although my threshold was truly reached I felt the almost immediate benefits boxing and boxercise type sessions possess not only for building endurance but for cutting down and generally just breakin’ a sweat

    So my recommendation this week is to head to the gym, slap on some gloves and push yourself to the absolute limit. You’ll be scaring the pants off the worldies (literally) in no time.

    Peace,

    Mase.

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  10. Like I always say, no brain, no gain. Jeremy Lin FTW

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