Pokemon TCG Illustrator Sakuba Tokiya draws Pokemon Fusions. And they’re amazing.
Katie Hogan: Here’s a drill I’ve been doing for a couple years that’s really easy and helps me develop speed under the bar on the clean. When I’ve been squatting heavy sets for awhile I start to notice I’m pulling under the bar much slower on my clean. Stand on a 12-16” box with a PVC/dowel. Step to the edge holding the PVC in your clean grip. As you step off the box let gravity be the signal to quickly shrug and pull into the bottom of the squat. Be sure you don’t pull early (while you’re still standing on the box). It’s a race to the bottom position once you step off. I do 20-30 in my warm-ups and can feel it transfer to my lifts. Give it a try, let me know if it works for you or what you do to develop speed on the 3rd pull.
The Whimsically Macabre Scenes of @__remmidemmi
To see more of Sandro’s explorations of “bodies with no regret,” follow @__remmidemmi on Instagram.
In his macabre, tragicomic photo series, Italian photographer Sandro Giordoan (@__remmidemmi) explores the willingness of people to put the safety of material objects before their own well-being.
When conceiving the project, _IN EXTREMIS (bodies with no regret), Sandro drew from personal experience. “Last summer I had a small but tough bicycle accident,” he explains. “I lost 30% of my right hand’s functions because I never let go of the object I was holding as I fell.”
When, shortly after, a friend broke his leg to prevent his smartphone from falling in water, Sandro became concerned. “We live in a time where we risk material things becoming more important than our own lives, and this is really worrying.”
Sandro channeled his concern into crafting meticulous and whimsical photos. “I immediately felt the urgency to capture the moment of impact. I wanted to talk about obsessions, neurosis and frailties of our times through my personal experience.” The resulting photos are at once humorous and haunting.
Many think that the wildly contorted bodies in Sandro’s photos are dolls or dummies. Not so, says Sandro. “I work exclusively with professional actors who are able to position themselves in anatomically impossible poses because they are trained to use their bodies to communicate.”
"You’ll die an early death if I’m not there for you"
"Don’t go where I can’t follow."