Happy Friday, everybody! Are you ready for something a little … different today?
Have you ever noticed that some exercises, which may be perfectly nice and normal and good for you, have names which are kinda, um, risqué? Or just plain gross? For example:
- Burpees –
Actually, “burpees” are this full-body exercise where you get down on the ground in a “plank” position, then jump back up again.
It looks horrible to me, probably because it is! Still, it’s said to burn a lot of calories, so I may try it someday. Really, really slowly, though.
- Squats –
Of course, the squat is a legitimate and very healthy exercise. But please tell me I’m not the only one who thinks about … er … something else, when I hear the word.
- Thrusters –
It’s basically just doing a squat and thrusting your dumbbells into the air. So why does it sound like a potential lawsuit?
- The Snatch –
Probably getting into NSFW territory, so ’nuff said!!
- The Clean and Jerk –
(Honestly, these things kinda write themselves, sometimes!)
That’s it, your grossly disgusting Friday Five! Have a great weekend, everybody — see you Monday for the weigh-in!