Today we are going to talk about another routine and one many are familiar with in weight training. If you played sports in high school or visit the gym this is probably the most well known workout especially among men. The goal here is to create strength and do that by concentrating on lifting as heavy as you can while still controlling the weight. This routine focuses on putting a lot of stress on your larger muscle groups by pushing them to work harder in less intervals (ie 4-6 sets of bench press and squats at 1-8 reps each).
Bench Press 60% of 1 rep max 6 reps
70% of 1 rep max 4 reps
80% of 1 rep max 2 reps
Pros: Builds confidence as you see yourself lifting heavier and heavier over time. Grow stronger muscles as well as burn calories hours after the workout as your body is recovering.
Cons: Injury especially if you are using poor form and do not have a proper spot. Possible loss in fluidity: if you...
It turns out the rumors yesterday of an impending LG G Watch R launch were partially true. The device will be coming to select markets in November.
Although the G Watch R may not have the same great looks as its primary competitor, the Moto 360, it still has a rounded face, which many folks seem to prefer. Not only that, but the G Watch R has something else going for it that puts it a bit ahead of the other smartwatches available right now: it has superior internal hardware specs to anything currently available.
Here's a quick breakdown:
1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
512 MB of RAM
4 GB of storage
Battery is 410 mAh (which is larger than normal for these devices)
A heart rate sensor
1.3 inch display (resolution of 320x320) - the first circular P-OLED display
It seems obvious that Samsung's rapid rise to dominance is slowing down a great deal. Perhaps consumers are simply too comfortable with their older devices to upgrade. Samsung sales figures have been reported regarding the Galaxy Note 4, and while the numbers are impressive, they are actually less than the Galaxy Note 3 during the same timeframe.
The Galaxy Note 4 sold about 4.5 million units in the first month of sales. This is actually about 500K less than the Galaxy Note 3. In fact, the Galaxy Note 3 even reached that mark in half the time last year. While this is obviously a slowing down for Samsung, it may not be an ongoing trend. What are your thoughts?
As of the time of this post, the LG-made Nexus 5 is back in stock in the Google Play Store (with some limitations). Only the 32GB model is back in stock. Also, the red version of the 32GB model is also already gone, so only the black or white model is available.
The other sad bit of truth is that the phone doesn't yet have Android 5.0 Lollipop on it yet; it still comes with Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Of course, that is probably to be expected since Lollipop isn't scheduled to launch until November 3rd. It is possible that devices launched closer to that date could end up with the newer version of Android on them, but it's also likely they will simply get the OTA update pushed out like the rest of us.
Fans of the Grand Theft Auto Trilogy who have been curious to try it out on their Android mobile devices may be sorely tempted to pull the trigger today (pun fully intended). All three Android mobile versions of the game are on sale in the Google Play Store today. Here is a breakdown of each game with prices and links below:
The latest rumint from South Korea suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S5 might get Android 5.0 Lollipop as early as December of this year. No official timetable from Samsung has been given, so take this intel with a grain of salt. There have already been some preview builds pop up online (one shown above), so it wouldn't be too surprising to see the latest Google OS come to Sammy's flagship that quickly.
Of course, Android 5.0 is a bigger departure/upgrade than folks might realize. Much of its 64-bit internal code has been optimized to run on a number of different devices, but that doesn't mean there won't be some bugs that need squashing. We'll keep an eye on things and let you know when we find something concrete.
If you applied for an Inbox Invite earlier this week you should now have your invitation to join. Inbox aims to be a fresh approach to email. This is the inbox that works for you. The design team took what they learned from Gmail and applied it to this all new approach to email. Inbox bundles types of eamils together (ie promos with promos, purchases with purchase, travel with travel ect.) This makes it easier to find what you are looking for. You can also create your own custom bundles. Inbox gives you your highlights at a glance so you don't have to...
Swiftkey has to be one of the most popular 3rd party keyboards on the play store! It brings all kinds of extra useability features that make typing on a small screen a breeze. One of the best parts of SwiftKey is the ability to choose a skin or theme. Swiftkey has added Lollipop Material design inspired themes for the keyboard. This theme gives you the look of Material Dark and Material Light from Lollipop while also adding a few extra touches like a row of numbers and @/#/& buttons. The designs can be purchased for only .99 via an in app purchase. Swiftkey however remains free. Head to the Play Link below for the Swiftkey download.
How much time do you really waste on Social Media? That is a good question, but chances are you spend way more time on social media than you would like to admit. If you are like me you probably launch twitter or some other social media app every time you turn your screen on before jumping over to anything else. I have even found myself unlocking my phone to check on something important, but instead launching twitter to find that I forgot what i really unlocked my phone to view in the first place. Twitter, Facebook and other Social meadia sites can be a huge time suck, and can easily kill productivity.
A super easy way to change the look of our home screen on our devices is to add a custom launcher and custom icons. A new icon pack by developer "chadfran84" brings some lollipop flair along with some great design to your device. "Erebus" is a circle icon pack that includes some 3D and shadowing effects. The icon pack includes over 3300 custom hand themed icons, custom wallpapers, custom app drawer app, 144x144 HD icons, and more. This is compatible with most custom launchers including Apex, Nova, Aviate, ADW, Smart, Next, Go, Holo, CM 11 Theme Chooser and others. Head to the Play Link below for the download.