Born on this day!! Actor-turned-politician Glenda Jackson is 87. Guitarist Sonny Curtis of Buddy Holly and The Crickets is 86. Producer-director James L. Brooks is 86. Singer Tommy Roe is 81. Singer-guitarist Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield, Poco) is 79. Actor Candice Bergen is 77. Singer Clint Holmes is 77. Actor Anthony Higgins (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”) is 76. Musician Billy Joel is 74. Bassist Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick is 73. Actor Alley Mills (“The Bold and the Beautiful,” “The Wonder Years”) is 72. Actor Amy Hill (“Magnum P.I.”) is 70. Actor Wendy Crewson (“Revenge”) is 67. Actor John Corbett (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” ″Northern Exposure”) is 62. Singer David Gahan of Depeche Mode is 61. Actor Sonja Sohn (“Body of Proof,” ″The Wire”) is 59. Rapper Ghostface Killah of Wu-Tang Clan is 53. Guitarist Mike Myerson of Heartland is 52. Actor Chris Diamantopoulos (“Episodes,” ″24″) is 48. Singer Tamia is 48. Trombonist Dan Regan of Reel Big Fish is 46. Singer Pierre Bouvier of Simple Plan is 44. Actor Rosario Dawson is 44. Musician Andrew W.K. is 44. Actor Rachel Boston (“Witches of East End,” ″In Plain Sight,” ″American Dreams”) is 41. TV personality Audrina Patridge (“The Hills”) is 38. Actor Grace Gummer (“American Horror Story,” ″The Newsroom”) is 37.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1914 – Mother’s Day became a public holiday.
1926 – Explorers Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett flew over the North Pole.
1936 – Fascist Italy annexed Ethiopia.
1962 – The Beatles signed their first recording contract and hired George Martin to be their producer.
1978 – The body of slain former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro was found in an automobile in Rome.
1984 – It took the Chicago White Sox 25 innings, eight hours, and six minutes, over two days, to finally defeat the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6. It was the longest game (in elapsed time) in major-league history.
1994 – The South African parliament chose Nelson Mandela as president.
2004 – Chechnya’s Moscow-backed leader, Akhmad Kadyrov, was killed in a bombing. Six others were killed and another 60 wounded.
Today Is: Alphabet Magnet Day, Europe Day, Home Front Heroes Day, National Teacher Day, National Moscato Day, National Sleepover Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – FBI / 9:00 – FBI International / 10:00 – FBI Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00 – Night Court / 8:30 – Lopez v Lopez / 9:00 – The Wall / 10:00 – Weakest Link
ABC – 8:00 – Jeopardy Masters / 9:00 – Judge Steve Harvey / 10:00 – Celebrity Family Feud
FOX – 8:00 – 911 Lone Star / 9:00 – Accused
CW – 8:00 – Superman and Loris / 9:00 – Gotham Knights
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Kimmel: Pierce Brosnan, Abby Ryder Fortson, New West (R 4/26/23)
Jimmy Fallon: Claire Danes, Roman Reigns, Cathy Ladman (R 1/27/23)
Stephen Colbert: Vice President Kamala Harris, Carrie Coon (R 3/15/23)
Seth Meyers: Hugh Laurie, Rachel Bloom, LP (R 11/17/20)
James Corden: Rebel Wilson, Eugenio Derbez, Joe Zimmerman (R 5/10/22)
Watch What Happens Live: Bridget Everett, Danielle Cabral
Daily Show: Pre-empted
The View: Sen. Amy Klobuchar
The Talk: Pre-empted
Live with Kelly and Mark: Andy Cohen, Ken Jennings
Kelly Clarkson: Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Maks & Val Chmerkovskiy
Tamron Hall: Salt-N-Pepa
Drew Barrymore: Ben & Erin Napier, Brandon Marshall, Chasten Buttigieg
Jennifer Hudson: Holly Robinson Peete
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Who IS MrBeast and why is he worth $54 MILLION?? He’s the most-followed YouTuber and his videos have over 4 BILLION views!! And there’s more..
QUESTION: How DARE you?? Whoopi Goldberg tees off on Sunny Holstein for revealing that she FARTS all the time!! (Ladies don’t fart and tell!!!!!!!!!!!)
QUESTION: Having a hard time GETTING YOUR CAT TO LOVE YOU??? Turns out.. there’s a study for that!! SCIENCE shows the way to make felines friendly!!
QUESTION: Is THIS what you want to be wearing when you’re DRIVING DRUNK?? A dude coming home from a Cinco de Mayo party is dressed as BUD LIGHT!!
QUESTION: How did that CORONATION CONCERT GO?? Uh.. not so good, according to the fans!! Lionel couldn’t sing and Katie Perry was OFF-KEY!!!! Oops!!!!
*********According to lip readers, Harry told Eugenie’s husband Jack Brooksbank: “I’m fed up with the way they treat me.”
*****He’s so upset, he’ll be writing a SECOND tell-all book!!
*******Later, they read Charles and Camilla’s lips on the palace balcony, as the King whined, “I can’t see a thing with this crown. I can’t look up,” as Camilla replied, “I can’t see anything either. My crown will fall off.” (We’ve all had these problems, right???)
****The only time WE’VE lost a crown is biting into a frozen banana at Disneyland!!
*****The new rules say that films can only be considered for Oscars if they have a certain mix of ethnic and sexual minorities on the cast and crew!! (true)
*****Richard says that makes him “Vomit!!”
*****Could these rules make the Oscars irrelevant?? Are they awarding great art, or are they enforcing their standards of morality?? Which would be ironic, since they’re such degenerates??
TOPIC: What happens if the best picture of the year doesn’t meet their requirements?? No Oscar for you???
****Maybe they should bill the show as “The Most Politically Correct Films of the Year!!” rather than the best.
********Now he knows how Thomas Markle feels!!
*****It’s not the first time a woman used her children as a weapon!!!
****Harry bolted after the official ceremony. It took him less than an hour to be on the plane headed home to the ball and chain!!
****Many in the crowd gave him a one-fingered salute on his way out of the country!!!
***********He has 12 kids with 6 different women!! He pays $3 million in child support every year!! What’s deadbeat about THAT??
****They say he doesn’t give his kids enough attention!! Not true!! Anytime they want to talk to him they can set up an interview with his publicist!!
******He says he’s a people-pleaser (true) just trying to give women “what they want!!” (true)
*****Our advice?? Just don’t run out of money!!
Cindy’s Daughter Warned: Be Nice!-(Globe)
Mama knows best! Supermodel Cindy Crawford, 57, is a hands-on expert when it comes to handing out model behavior, so says look-alike daughter Kaia Gerber, 21, now successfully catwalking in her famous mother’s footsteps! “Be on time. Take the time to learn people’s names, and be nice to everyone. If you’re not grateful and happy to be there, there’s someone who would be,” Kaia says her cover girl mom warns. And don’t dare complain! Her mom told her, “Even when I was really tired, or wanted to go home, or felt lonely, I would remind myself how lucky I was.” On a side note, bet Cindy’s not complaining her gorgeous kid split with Hollywood serial dater Pete Davidson, 29, in 2020! The young beauty’s now in a full-fledged, sizzling yearlong romance with Oscar nominated A-lister, Elvis heartbreaker Austin Butler, 31!
PHONE TOPIC STARTERS
Tell us why YOUR mom was the best??
What was the worst love advice your mom ever gave you???
Who has the biggest family???
********The bear said, “Look! A snack!!”
*****That dog isn’t small.. it’s “fun size!!”
*******The dog’s name is “ChewB,” and he must have smelled like a donut!!
**********Mental note: let’s not go hiking in South Africa!!
****These people were driving through a national park when they saw an odd-looking snake in the road. They soon realized it was a snake SWALLOWING ANOTHER SNAKE!!
*******Pictures are posted a LatestSightings.com
********Not only was it a fake Boris Johnson ID, it was issued by UKRAINE!!
*****You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to know something’s wrong there!!
******Also, the license was valid until “December 3000!!”
*****Maybe this WAS Boris Johnson, and he just has an unusual license!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: NEW TRAILER FOR “OPPENHEIMER” MOVIE
A LIST FOR TUESDAY
Personal Trainers Share The 1 Exercise They Never Do
American Kettlebell Swing
Jay Rose, the co-founder of Phase SiX, an online fitness training program, said one movement he advises people to avoid is the American kettlebell swing, which is a movement where you swing a kettlebell from between your legs to above your head while keeping your arms straight. “You used to see it a lot a few years ago … it’s kind of calmed down a little bit, but it’s still being used out there,” he said. According to Rose, this movement can lead to a number of issues — the first being an increased risk of injury. “The overhead position can put excessive strain on the shoulder, lower back and neck, especially if the lifter has poor shoulder mobility or lack of necessary strength to control the kettlebell in the overhead position,” he said. “It also compromises form as the kettlebell reaches the overhead position. Maintaining proper form becomes challenging and the lifter might arch their back or bend their elbows to compensate for the additional range of motion, which can lead to poor technique and potential injuries,” Rose added. Instead of this, Rose said a traditional Russian kettlebell swing, where you swing the kettlebell from between your legs to roughly shoulder height, is a better movement to try. “There [are] several benefits that the Russian kettle swing offers … it’s safer for the shoulders, lower back and neck,” he said. With the American kettlebell swing, you can lose track of the kettlebell once your arms are extended and it’s over your head (because you aren’t looking up at the kettlebell), which can result in injury. But, with the Russian swing, you’re stopping at eye level. This “reduces strain on the shoulder, joints and spine,” Rose said. The shorter range of motion also helps the lifter maintain proper technique throughout the exercise, he added.
Smith Machine Squat
“So, specifically something I don’t do and it’s more so the equipment that I don’t use for this particular movement … is a Smith machine squat,” said Giulia Cammarano, a coach at Kali Strength, a women’s-only gym in Denver. (A Smith machine is a type of fitness equipment.) For these kinds of squats, the barbell is attached to a frame and stabilized within a rack that moves up and down. “It’s not just a free barbell,” explained Cammarano. While there is nothing wrong with doing squats with a Smith machine generally, the exercise just doesn’t align with Cammarano’s training philosophy, which focuses on compound and functional movements. Compound exercises are “movements that use multiple muscle groups and joints simultaneously,” she said. “Like a barbell squat, for example, and is a really key component to total body strength development.” While squats are often thought to be an only-lower-body exercise, Cammarano said they actually work the entire body when performed correctly — and without the use of a Smith machine. “Squatting on the Smith machine just removes that added [full body] benefit since it follows a direct path and you’re supported by the stability of a machine … it just completely removes the need to maintain, balance and stabilize the body with other muscle groups,” she said. Particularly, it erases the need to engage the core. Instead of a Smith machine squat, Cammarano said she opts for a free-weight dumbbell goblet squat or a barbell back squat. “These are essentially the same movement, it’s a squat, it’s just using different equipment and not being as supported,” she said. “And they’re compound movements but all you’re supported by is the stability of your body and the activation of the smaller muscles in the core to support the movement.” This makes these exercises better for training effectiveness, she said.
Barbell Glute Bridge
“I definitely believe that the barbell glute bridge is an overhyped exercise when it comes down to glute hypertrophy,” aka muscle building in the glutes, said Andrew Gonzalez, a trainer at Chelsea Piers in Brooklyn. “While staying in the realm of hip hinging, I believe barbell Romanian deadlifts and Good Mornings … using the safety squat bar are better alternatives for glute hypertrophy because they provide a better stretch-to-shorten stimulus,” Gonzalez said. Beyond this, he said the Bulgarian split squat with a little bit of front-foot elevation is his go-to movement for glute work. “These exercises provide a better environment to give fuller ranges of motion on the eccentric part of the movement rather than the concentric, which is known to be a better driver for hypertrophy all around,” he said.
For Jessica Aronoff, the head trainer at the ness, a dance-based fitness studio in New York, the movement she avoids is a weighted plank. (A plank is a core strength exercise where you hold yourself in a push-up position and engage your abdominals.) “Loading a plank with weight can often lead to compromised form [like] a sway in the low back, which means you’ve released [your] core engagement, and/or unnecessary tension in the traps and neck as we focus on simply resisting against the weight,” she said. Instead of using weight to level up your plank, Aronoff said there are other ways to do so. “Plank is a wonderful bodyweight exercise because it encourages you to engage your core using stability,” Aronoff said. “A great way to challenge your plank is to challenge your stability.” Here are some ways to do that: You can try a three-point plank where you alternate lifting a leg or arm without rocking, try a plank march or plank on an unstable surface like a trampoline or bosu ball. The unstable surface plank is the hardest variation: “This will force your stabilizer muscles to fight even harder to maintain form,” she said.
Carmine Ciliento, a fitness manager at Crunch in New York City, said he doesn’t do box jumps — particularly high box jumps — and is cautious not to do them with clients, too. “The reason for that is I feel that people oftentimes lack the proper skills in regards to how to land and don’t necessarily brace their joints and their muscles for the impact that they’re going to feel at upon landing on top of the box,” said Ciliento. He noted that the skill it takes to land a box jump is an often overlooked prerequisite that everyone should have when trying to do the explosive movement. You could end up hurting your muscles, joints or even falling down if you don’t land the movement correctly. “The risk isn’t worth the reward for most people in the gym,” Ciliento added. Ciliento said depth drops and standing broad jumps are the better and safer option for most people. With standing broad jumps, you’re leaping forward instead of jumping up on the box. And with a depth drop, you are utilizing the box, but stepping off instead of jumping, which means your hips and knees don’t have to take on the force that jumping creates, he noted.
Loaded Back Squats
Shenika King, a trainer at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, said she avoids loaded back squats. “I am well aware of all the beautiful benefits of loaded back squats. It’s one of the standard compound movements that we should all consider incorporating into our strength training regime. It improves our overall leg strength, increases muscle mass and also improves healthy bone density,” she said. But, she finds this movement has a negative impact on her body. “Heavy back squats [place] a lot of stress on my knees, hips and lower back. This for me causes a lot of joint pain and inflammation.” Some people can avoid pain and inflammation by doing a good warmup and practicing proper technique, but King said this has not been the case for her. Instead of this movement, she likes to do front squats, “which target the quads, glutes, and core muscles and require a more upright posture than back squats which is beneficial for me because it reduces lower back pain.” Additionally, she likes to use the leg press machine. “It’s a great alternative to back squats for targeting the quads, hamstrings and glutes, and can be easier on the knees and lower back,” King said. If one of the above workout moves is your favorite exercise, you don’t necessarily have to cut it out — these movements can be great for certain athletes or if you want to achieve specific goals. “There’s no one-size-fits-all in fitness,” King said. But it’s important to understand what could be a safety risk (or simply not helping you reach your goal) to ensure you’re moving correctly and doing the workout that is best for you.
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