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CAN YOU REALLY DO PUSH-UP?

Talking about push-up, someone might say it’s easy,  I can do over 100 times per set. I have to say push-up is one of the most basic exercieses, but basic does not equal to easy. Now I wanna ask you a question: Can you really do push-up?

Four kinds of push-up
  1. Classic: focus on your lower chest. When doing classic push-up, you should set your hands at a distance that is slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, and think of your body as one giant straight line.
  2. Wide Grip: focus on sides of your chest. Your should set your hands apart wider than classic push-up
  3. Decline: focus on your upper chest. Lie on the floor face down and place your hands apart as the classic. Move your feet up to a box or bench. Next, lower yourself downward until your chest almost touches the floor as you inhale.
  4. Close Grip: focus on your triceps brachii —as well as the pectoralis major — than a wide base position. It also reffered to diamond push-up. Position your hands so your index fingers and thumbs make a diamond shape. It might look like a triangle. Bring your elbows close to your body and keep them there. Keeping your elbows in and your core braces, lower yourself until your chest reaches the ground.

Do 3-4 sets each exercise, and 8-12 raps each set. Keep working for 2 month, trust me, you will get a nice shape.

One common characteristic of Churchill, Stalin, and Van Gogh

We might find many common characteristics between Churchill and Stalin, both great leader and powerful men. Although Van Gogh is great, it seems not easy to find a characteristic of him which is same to those two men, he didn’t even have a photo!

But I know there is a common hobby among these three men: Smoking pipe.

Actually, I can change the title to ” a common characteristic of Churchill, Stalin, and me”, because I am a big fan of smoking pipe, but maybe more people will get interested in Van Gogh than in me, hahaha.

Three reasons made me love smoking pipe so much
  1. More healthy. I cannot say it is good for health, but compared to cigarettes, smoking pipe has much less detriments to lungs.
  2. The appearance. Well made pipes are artworks, especially some classical brands, like Dunhill which is my favourite.
  3. More flavours. We can use many different kinds of tobacco in smoking pipe, sweet , sour, spicy and mixed flavour.
A Dunhill Pipe
The best pipe brand in UK: Dunhill

Dunhill is one of the most famous  pipe manufacturers in the world. To know more about pipe, I suggest to visit its shop at London, you can find many beautiful pipes and great tobacco, there is also a room for customers to enjoy their tobacco with free coffee.

Dunhill Shop, London

You Know New York, Do You Know York?

New York and York

Everyone knows New York, the biggest modern metroplis in the world, but do you know why it calls New ” York”?

New York

York is a city in England. In 1651, the Anglo-Dutch War broke out. British defeated the Netherlands in 1664, took control of the “New Amsterdam”. The homesick British soldiers gave the names of their hometowns to the settlements in the new land , New York  was one of them.

However, York is so different from New York. It is a city with a long history and rich contents. King George VI said“The history of York is the history of England.”

York

Travel in York

York is the biggest tourism city in England except London.

Historic buildings

There are many historic buildings in the city, the most famous one is the York Minster, which is the  largest medieval church in England. You can reach the top of the centre tower for a bird’s -eye view of the whole city. Besides, York Dungeons,National Railway Museum, and many other museums are so worth while to visit.

York Minster
Harry Potter !

The funs of Harry Potter cannot miss The Shanbles,  the famous Diagonal Alley in the film was shot here.

The Shanbles

 

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