Push It To The Limit

Push It To The Limit

The Nightcap

Nightcap for October 24th, 2017


“History is a set of lies agreed upon.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

The Prank That Doesn’t Have Everyone “Cracking Up”

Endorphins are to extreme sports people what cocaine was to John Belushi –it’s what drives them to keep doing what they’re doing. It’s that rush that natural high you get when you’re about to embark on something that has the potential to kill you.

Now (just like John Belushi), it is my personal belief that you have to be a little out of your damn mind to go jumping out of a perfectly functioning airplane or to chase an avalanche on skis, but we all have our addictions and, if it’s not hurting anyone else, I say go for it.

So, when I heard about the glass walkway that tethers around the top of a mountain somewhere in China with a drop off of roughly 4,000 feet, my first thought was “damn, anyone who would do that is losing their damn faculties,” followed up by, “oh it’s the Chinese. They’re always doing crazy ass shit.”

But when I found out it was all part of an elaborate prank to further scare the bejesus out of people, I finally realized just how nuts people can be.

Maybe John Belushi wasn’t as bad as we thought…

Read More Here

Crunched For Time

Experts say it takes 90 days to change a habit. Whether that habit be drugs, porn, or spending too much time on Pinterest, it takes 3 months to actually change a person’s brain chemistry to stop craving whatever they’ve become addicted to. In fact, it’s the reason most rehab clinics recommend staying in-house for 90 days.

When I heard about the “30-day crunch challenge” my first thought was “well at least it’s not 90 days” and then my second thought was “that’s STILL 28 more days than I want to do crunches.”

What’s interesting about this challenge is that is has almost nothing to do with a body transformation like most 30-day exercise challenges are based around. In fact, most health experts suggest you probably won’t see a difference, as crunches aren’t the most effective means of the illustrious 6-pack.

The purpose is to commit to something, to set a goal for yourself and work through it regardless of it being tedious, difficult, inconvenient, etc. it’s a method to start retraining your brain to stick with a regiment.

As this one woman explains, it didn’t change her body so much as it did her attitude and the way she looked at exercise.

Learn more about the challenge here

Going In Style

I guess if I was going the die, this would be the best way to go