Podcast #64 – We Pick Things Up and Put Them Down!

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Aprés Today

  • Mario: Sofie, Goose Island Brewing Co., Chicago, IL

    Belgian Style Farmehouse Ale : 6.5%ABV.

    Belgian Style Ale aged in wine barrels with citrus peel. Champagne color, white pepper aroma, citrus & vanilla flavor, sparkling body.

  • Brian: Breaking Bud, Knee Deep Brewery, CA

    American IPA : 6.5%ABV.

    Citrus Resinous Hops over cracker hops.

  • Frank's Bean of the Week - Girl Scout Cookies

    Girl Scout Cookies, or GSC, is an OG Kush and Durban Poison hybrid cross whose reputation grew too large to stay within the borders of its California homeland. With a sweet and earthy aroma, Girl Scout Cookies launches you to euphoria's top floor where full body relaxation meets a time-bending cerebral space. A little goes a long way with this hybrid, whose THC heights have won Girl Scout Cookies numerous Cannabis Cup awards. Patients needing a strong dose of relief, however, may look to GSC for severe pain, nausea, and appetite loss.

Ski News

  • Bode Miller Sues Head USA in Comeback Attempt

    Just when we thought we'd seen the last Bode Miller gate bash, the former four time World Champion has announced his intentions to return to World Cup competition for one final go in 2016-2017. But there's more than a high protein diet and a few squat workouts standing in between the 38 year old racing legend and the start gate.

    According to Courthouse News Service, Miller has sued Head USA, alleging that his former sponsor won't let him even attempt a comeback unless he uses the company's skis.

    2006 Miller began racing independently with Head USA

    After a 2015 World Cup crash Miller retired

    A year and a half later, Miller is looking to return to World Cup action with his new sponsor, Bomber Skis. A Manhattan based luxury brand and artisan ski company of which he is part owner.

    Head USA contends that Miller's return with another brand is a breach of contract, an agreement that says that he cannot compete in a World Cup or World Championship event for a full two calendar years, as of April 30, 2015, according to the Daily Mail.

    UPDATE – Head issues statement


  • What the hell is going on at K2!? - New Schoolers

    Seth Morrison and K2 have parted ways after 24 years. That in itself is mammoth industry news. But set against industry background and rumour, the news potentially becomes all the more significant. The entire K2 marketing department has turned over in the past year or so and the rumours are they are struggling by with only a skeleton team at the helm. Seth has always been a figurehead of K2 and his departure along with that of their branding team might indicate a whole new direction or something more serious.

    At the same time, yet more rumours suggesting that Newell-Rubbermaid, who recently bought out Jarden Corporation are looking to offload the wintersports wing they inherited.

    The industry wisdom is that it in fact the $2.74bn Winter Sports wing, which includes K2 Sports, Marmot, Volkl, Marker, Full Tilt and Line and numerous snowboard brands will be the first thing to be offloaded or cut.


  • 5 Steps to Shoot Better Ski Photos - Active Interest Media

    Adam Barker’s top 5 tips for shooting skiing and riding

    • Use your camera’s autofocus.
    • Shoot early and late for the best light.
    • Anticipate where the peak action will occur, then select your lens and frame your shot accordingly.
    • Overexpose 1 to 1.5 stops. Otherwise white snow will appear grey.
    • Shoot fast shutter speeds to freeze action (1/1000 sec. or faster).


Main Topic - We Pick Things Up and Put Them Down !

Powder Day Workout

Don’t think running will properly get you ready for ski season. Running develops slow-twitch muscle fiber which is great for endurance. If you do, be sure to incorporate sprints to develop quick twitch muscle fiber.

5 Best Gym Exercises to Prep You For the Slopes

  • Romanian Deadlift

    Suggested: 4 sets of 8

    Grab an 80 lb barbell (you can increase the weight as you up the intensity). Bend your knees slightly, keeping your back straight, then lean forward with the barbell, hinging at the hips. Push your hips forward and return to a standing position. “Hamstring strength is really important to prevent ACL injuries, which are prevalent in skiing,” says Moore. By working the hamstrings, you help stabilize the knee joint and prevent injuries

  • Single-Leg Eccentric Leg Press

    Suggested: 4 sets of 4 on each side

    Load the leg press with about 60 to 70 percent of what you can lift with both legs. With one leg, lower the plate down for six seconds. When you're at the bottom, push up with two feet. Moore advises to go slowly, resisting the weight coming down on you to keep the movement smooth and in control. (If you are having to move too fast, then the weight is too heavy, says Moore.) About 80 percent of alpine skiing is eccentric, so this downward pressure helps mimic when you are going into a turn, with inertia and gravity pushing you into the ground.

  • Medicine Ball Pump Squat

    Suggested: 3 sets of 1 minute each

    Hug a heavy medicine ball (15 to 50 pounds) to your chest and lower into a squat position. Staying low, doing short pump squats (pulsing up and down about an inch or so) without coming back up to start. Your muscles should always be contracting. This exercise builds local muscular endurance in the lower back, glutes, and quads.

  • Squat Jump

    Suggested: 4 sets of 4

    Start with your feet shoulder-width apart. Squat down so your thighs are parallel to the floor, then jump high in the air. Try to land softly on your feet. “This exercise develops explosiveness in the quads and glutes, which is necessary if you want to ski fast and push hard out of your turns,” says Moore.

  • Backwards Treadmill Walk

    Suggested: 3 sets of 1 minute; build up to 3 sets of 3 minutes

    Start walking very slowly on the treadmill at 2-3 miles per hour. Increase the incline as high as it goes. Very carefully, turn around so you're facing backwards, your toes should be pointing toward the end of the belt, like you’re walking backwards uphill. As you walk, drop to a squat so that your knees are at nearly 90 degrees, similar to the tuck position of skiing. This exercise builds strength endurance in the quads and glutes. “It doesn’t look that hard,” Moore says, “but when you hop on and do it, it's brutal, thirty seconds in and your legs are on fire.”

6 Yoga Exercises Every Skier Needs to Know


    Chair pose is a deep strengthener for the arms and legs while focusing on the powerful breath. This position is almost similar to a downhill skiing position, with the exception of having arms overhead.

    How to Perform: Stand tall with feet together. Inhale, raise arms overhead and exhale the hips back, similar to a squat position. Engage the core and hold for 30 to 60 seconds.


    This pose deeply strengthens the legs and core while integrating mobility between the hip and thoracic spine.

    How to Perform: Stand with feet three to four feet apart. Turn your right toes forward and keep the left parallel or with the heel slightly kicking out. Inhale arms to shoulder height and bend your right knee to 90 degrees. Slowly, reach the right arm and chest forward to place the hand on the ground. The arm will be in front of the leg and next to the shin.


    This position strengthens the upper and lower body, while challenging the balance since the back heel is lifted from the floor. It allows the core to remain engaged while integrating mobility of the hip.

    How to perform: Stand tall and step your right foot behind into a lunge position. Rotate your chest and hip to face forward and inhale, raise arms overhead. Relax shoulders away from the ears. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds before switching sides.


    This position focuses on powerful balancing skills while strengthening the core, gluteal and leg muscles. The inner and outer thighs on the stance leg are required to activate to keep the pelvis stable and neutral.

    How to Perform: Stand tall and place your right toes on the floor behind the body. Raise arms to shoulder height. Start to hinge forward from the hip, keeping the head and foot as a counterbalance. Once your body is near parallel to the floor, extend arms overhead. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds before switching sides.


    Triangle increases strength in the legs and mobility in the hip, inner thighs and chest region. It overall enhances flexibility and strength, which is beneficial for various planes of movement, especially is skate skiing.

    How to Perform: Stand with feet three to four feet apart. Turn your right toes forward and keep the left parallel or with the heel slightly kicking out. Inhale arms to shoulder height and exhale arms to reach toward your right shin or the floor. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds before switching sides.


    This position stabilizes and strengthens the shoulder-blade and arm region while lengthening the backside of the body. This is beneficial for when the skier places poles into the ground and incorporates movement patterns or stability when

    How to Perform: Start on all fours and place forearms on the ground. Interlock your fingers and curl your toes onto the mat. Slowly lift the hips and relax the heels toward the ground. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds.

Henrik Zetterberg’s Single Leg Workout

Under the Ropes

  • Jessie James Decker Praises Husband's Penis After Touchdown - Huffington Post\USA Today

    During the NY Jets' victory last week over the Bills, Jessie James Decker, wife of Jets receiver Eric Decker posted to Snapchat after he scored a touchdown seeing a connection between his TD catch and his penis size.

    According to USA Today, singer Jessie James Decker took to Snapchat afterDecker caught a 5 yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. "Touch down big dick decker", reads the caption with a photo of her. Unsurprisingly, the internet took notice.

    And the hard and veiny comments kept pounding in, harder and harder from there.


  • Romance at 30,000 feet: AirDates wants to be your inflight dating app - CNet

    Why let a flight get in the way of your dating efforts? Erin Carson contributed her experience trying out this new app.

    AirDates is an app that wants to be the only inflight dating app. It launched its public beta last year and has about 10,000 users, so prospects might be slim to begin with.

    You set up a profile using a Facebook account, tell it what types of people you like and then you're on the prowl. The app has a map that looks like a radar that shows who's around. If other users are actually on your flight, you can chat without Wi-Fi as long as they're within 230 feet (basically the length of most aircraft, though a first class/coach pairing gets challenging on especially large planes).

    Now, AirDates isn't the only airport and travel-centric social or dating app. With Skycheckin, you check into flights and talk with others who have done the same. Or there's Miss Travel, which aims to help you find a travel companion.


  • David Ortiz Test Drives A Beef Jerky Delivery Drone - Huffington Post

    The best inventions are things we never knew we needed, like a drone designed specifically to deliver beef jerky to its user.

    It's called the Jerkybot, and it combines a wooden butcher block with drone technology to create a snack tray that follows you wherever you go.

    The Jerkybot is the brainchild of Thinkmodo, a New York based marketing firm and was asked to come up with a gadget idea to promote Chef's Cut Beef Jerky, a dried meat snack endorsed by Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz.

    Previous inventions include a golf cart jetpack, a popcorn machine that shoots each kernel into the eater's mouth and a shaving helmet.

    Thinkmodo co-founder Michael Krivicka said the inspiration occurred, like many things, under the influence of alcohol.


  • These Eagles Snatch Hostile Drones from the Sky

    The newest additions to the Dutch National Police (DNP) are North American "immigrants": bald eagles that are specially trained to take down airborne drones.

    The initiative is a first for law enforcement, according to DNP officials. They announced in a statement, released Sept. 13, that the DNP is currently the only police force in the world to include raptors on its roster for drone defense.

    For the past year, the DNP has tested eagles' prowess against flying drones, collaborating with a private company called Guard from Above that trains raptors to snatch drones out of the sky. The tests were so successful, the DNP reported, that the police force recently purchased juvenile bald eagles that it plans to train. Agents will work with the eagles hand in glove, literally, because eagle talons are extremely sharp.

    Michel Baeten, an operational manager for the DNP, told news agency Agence France Presse (AFP) that using birds of prey is one of several methods Dutch police employ to combat drones, alongside electromagnetic pulses and laser technology.

    These aerial vehicles could be a threat, for instance, to visiting diplomats, as the DNP demonstrated Sept. 9 in a mock "attack." In the department's test setting enacted on video.

    Tough, scaly skin on eagles' feet protects them against bites from most of their usual prey, and likewise protects them from being harmed by small drones' propellers. Larger drones, however, might prove more damaging. The DNP reported that the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) will design a special claw protectors that it will use to keep the eagles from being injured in the line of duty.


  • GoPro’s Karma drone folds up and fits in a backpack

    GoPro has finally taken the wraps off of the long-awaited Karma drone. Initially teased at the 2015 Code Conference and delayed earlier this year, the quadcopter was just shown off for the first time alongside two new action cameras at an event in Northern California. Karma will go on sale on October 23rd. It costs $799 alone, $1,099 with a Hero 5, or $999 with a Hero 5 Session.

    The biggest selling point for Karma is its ease of use. That starts with a foldable design for easy storage and carrying. GoPro is even including a small backpack with the drone. Karma users will control the quadcopter from a very simple clamshell-shaped controller. On one half of the controller is a touchscreen display and on the other are two joysticks with a bare minimum of buttons. You can use the controller to set up a cable cam mode, too.

    More from FREESKIER


  • What Is This Cow Hiding? - Huffington Post

    Google blames overzealous face-blurring technology for the slip-up that made a cow famous.

    A UK cow has captured the worlds heart even without a visible face.

    The bovine's face is blurred out on Google Streetview, Guardian opinion editor David Shariatmadari noticed. He tweeted the image on Monday, noting, "Great to see Google takes cow privacy seriously."

    Whitness Protection plan for cows?


  • Top 10 Most Anticipated Superyachts Coming to the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show - Robb Report

    Yachting's marquis event, the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show will take place in Monte Carlo's horseshoe shaped harbor from September 28 through October 1. During those four days, 34,000 yacht lovers, owners, and other aficionados will walk the docks to see 125 of the world's newest and most spectacular superyachts.

    During their time aboard these beauties, show goers will witness the latest trends in yacht technology and design, and discover how fast the shipyards have been trending toward yachts that feature more open and contemporary interiors (with floor to ceiling windows and full beam master suites), larger beach clubs for more access to the water, and how joystick technology is making even the most imposing gigayachts easier to maneuver into a slip.

    Beneath the miles of gleaming hulls and glittering superstructures lies the heart of a highly competitive industry, one that is determined to create smart, next generation superyachts that will push yachting in an exciting new direction. Here are the 10 superyacht we most look forward to viewing at 2016's Monaco Yacht Show.

    This event must be like the 'fucking' Catalina Wine Mixer


  • Guggenheim Museum in NYC unveils 18 karat gold toilet -CBS \AP

    Break out that solid gold shirt, the gold toilet is here.

    As part of his "America" exhibit at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan replaced the toilet in the museum's fourth floor restroom with a fully functional replica cast in 18 karat gold.

    Viewers are invited to use the solid gold toilet just as they would any other facility.

    It's the first piece Cattelan has exhibited since his 2011 retrospective at the Guggenheim. It opens on Friday.

    The museum says on its website that the exhibit "offers a wink to the excesses of the art market but also evokes the American dream of opportunity for all."


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