The Backbend exercise also seems like a hazardous and ineffective stretch for a beginner. Doubly so if you are doing bumping movements. Very few people will have sufficient strength in their abs and glutes to not have the lower back be the most movable segment of their body, and for a majority of beginners, this will end up being an isometric ab exercise, feeling a very minimal thoracic spine stretch, if any at all, due to the focus on not falling backwards.
So the other afternoon I went over to Flagler Street in the heart of downtown for the grand opening of Nikeshop. Miami Heat mascot Burnie was fartin’ around, at one point confiscating a bicycle and running down pedestrians. Hooty the Owl showed up to prove itself the most bizarre mascot in all sports.
Jason Strong has transferred from Cardinal Gibbons to Westminster Academy, the 6 foot 8 senior forward said Friday. Strong, a starter for the Florida Vipers, is with the AAU team at this week’s Las Vegas Fab 48 national tournament. Former Westminster standout Jared Butler, who early this summer transferred to Calvary Christian, said Thursday he has 17 offers Vanderbilt and Towson the latest. The 6 4 guard, who also starts for the Vipers, said he hopes to make his college decision before the start of basketball season. Another Florida Vipers star, Calvary Christian 7 foot center Victor Uyaelunmo, did not make the trip to Las Vegas. The four star prospect, also new transfers to Calvary, suffered a dislocated ankle during play last week in Atlanta. He is expected to miss about four weeks..
The blunder: The year before the Games Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson was the Associated Press Athelete of the Year and had parlayed his fame into endorsements his coach reportedly valued at $480,000 a month. But by the end of the games he was the highest profile athlete to test positive for banned drugs in Olympic history. He set the world record in the men’s 100 meter sprint, and then had to give up his gold medal to second place finisher Carl Lewis.
Instead, the briefing devolved into a tense back and forth over the separation practice, which has dominated television news with images of children being kept in chain link cages. Nielsen insisted there was little the President could do to end the practice, which she pinned on existing law. Her statements at times bent fact, including her claim that only Congress could end the separations..
Durkin, who grew up in Glen Allen, Va., lives with the family of his dad’s cousin in Alexandria. That’s a good environment for him, Durkin’s dad said, adding that he doesn’t think his son is quite ready to live completely on his own. At 18, Durkin is the youngest on United’s first team roster.