Debunking the KAC: A Guide For NARPs

A woman handling the internal struggle to maintain and patriarchal norm of low body fat and pretending to find the banana and cupcake equal in taste.

A woman handling the internal struggle to maintain and patriarchal norm of low body fat and pretending to find the banana and cupcake equal in taste.

This one’s for all us NARPs (non-athletic regular persons) out there. The KAC recently got Bubble Tea, which means I feel the need to justify my walk down there by actually exercising. This wouldn’t be so bad if I wasn’t so terrified of the gym.

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10 o’clock list: Things That Happen When Your Professor Appears At the KAC

The KAC: an exciting and dangerous place

We all experience moments of growth or maturity. We all wake up, stretch out our limbs, find clarity in the dust particles and whisper to ourselves: the KAC isn’t even that far away. Maybe, just maybe, we could exercise two or three times a week. We could speed walk for twenty minutes at a low incline instead of eating wheat thins by the box. Just as we start to believe that we could make a habit of moderate and healthy exercise, the abominable happens. We step on our stationary machine of choice, look up, and realize: one of our professors is right there. The stages of acceptance that you are about to experience are not for the weak of heart. Below are five stages of this process, loosely based off the five stages of grief. Except this experience isn’t sad, because what’s better than getting swole with your professor? Nothing. I hope you find clarity in navigating the sweaty weirdness to follow.

1. The denial of reality. You’re going to be thinking a lot of “no no no no no no no no no no no no no” in your head. Let it out. Refuse to admit reality. Trying to convince yourself that what you’re seeing is only a figment of your imagination is ultimately useless. This is only just the beginning. Continue reading

Working Out With the Baseball Team

Drop and give me 200. Source: gettyimages.com

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a workout based on one used by the softball team. This week, I’ve put together a workout based on one of the several used by the baseball team. Specifically, this workout is designed for pitchers, so there is a big emphasis on the functional body strength, explosiveness, and rotational core strength needed to throw a baseball hard.

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