Thursday, August 23, 2012

Soviet Shaping

Here are three young ladies, each enjoying her own calisthenic hamster wheel, then putting on a workoutfit, then doing the same exercises again. Google translate calls it "Soviet Shaping": "A piece speeches of Soviet beauties, with role models for women citizens. At 6:57 dressing with a hint of erotic elements."

Friday, August 17, 2012

A cheap shot + men's rhythmic gymnastics

Just go to 1:40.

The trick they do is neat, though. Fancy push-ups, pectoral-enhancing leotards and Mortal Kombat music? This is like the bulked-up equivalent of male rhythmic gymnastics. Still waiting for that to become an Olympic event. It seems to have quite a following in Japan.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Don't bring me down, Bruce.

Continuing my exploration of Olympian workout videos, here we have a bland offering from a bland man who (news to me) won a gold medal for decathlon in the '70s and is now the mascot for those Kardashian thingamajigs. What a life.

I don't really have anything to say on this matter. Go Team USA!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

This is what Olympic dreams are made of.

It's the Olympics, y'all! So let's party with a real live Olympian and all-around pep-peddler, Mary Lou Retton. If you were a kid in the '80s, you may remember seeing some of these 5-minute "Fun Fit" segments smushed somewhere in your Saturday morning cartoons. 

Gosh darn it if the lady doesn't look like an 8-year-old boy on a pee-wee wrestling team. Wisdom: "Remember: Your body is your responsibility, and nobody else can find the winner inside of you." It's so good. It's all so good. I'm just going to let the stills take it from here.