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Chicago Weather in May

We had gray skies as I rolled out of the city on Thursday. The city is always so gray. That’s the downside of living in Chicago, especially after spending 10 years in Los Angeles. Man, I was so spoiled and I miss it. As much as I miss Los Angeles though, Chicago has its hooks in me because of the JBSKATE scene here.

Rain

We’re getting rain all the way into May, how ridiculous is that. It probably isn’t even gonna stop. The day that I wanted to buy a new lawnmower set and cut the grass the entire city was wet. No worries, another day then.

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Sullen skies over the brick city

Weather Channel

I never watch the weather channel. I never watch the television for news, I don’t even own a television. Whatever happens is destined to happen. Chicago weather is unpredictable even with the weather radar active. They could announce on the news that the temperature is gonna drop but you don’t expect your car doors to freeze. Then, the next day you have a sloshy city of melting snow.

Weather Today

The weather today was kinda nice, I must admit. The sun was shining, people were out in the city, all in the streets, being annoying. Every ass wipe with a bicycle was on every major road in Chicago, hogging up the lanes like they can’t be obliterated by one of these idiots running red lights and stop signs. I mean but other than that it was a gorgeous day.

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What to do for a Workout Roller Skating

Here is my advice on what to do for a workout roller skating. If you’re on the skate floor then these should all apply. First, practice speed. You can only get good at doing all of your tricks and skills at a high speed if you practice speed first. Second, practice intensity. For the things that you do well already, do them with more intensity, more energy, more dynamics.

Practice Speed

You can never go wrong with adding speed as a workout. Be warned, this is a primary ingredient for disaster when you aren’t strong in your technique. So, add speed gradually. Remember to slow down again once you become fatigued. There is no need to do more than you are capable of and risk hurting yourself or someone else.

Practice Intensity

If you normally do spins, try doing them a little harder. Spin harder, come to a stop more abruptly. This is adding more intensity to your workout. It changes the way that you approach your skating in live sessions. There is something about intensity that puts your effort onto different muscles and different muscle groups.

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How To Get Stronger For Skating

This article explains how to get stronger for skating.

STRETCH to Get Stronger

You have got to stretch on a daily basis.

You have got to stretch on a daily basis. Most of these techniques become acquired skills after you have done them on a regular basis. Going hard for one day, or one week or one month is not the recipe rather, stretching consistently makes you more flexible. There’s something in the human anatomy that makes the muscles, joints and ligaments do 400 percent better when they each function at 100. I don’t understand what’s happening there but if you aren’t getting that technique or that trick that you want, it’s probably because you aren’t stretching.

SQUATS to Get Stronger

You have got to get those squats in.

I am not a fan of disciplined workouts, I think they are boring. Getting some good cardio and a good pump from skating is something that I enjoy. However, in order to focus on specific muscles and their weaknesses, or their strengths, certain exercises are needed. You have got to get those squats in. There is also another type of squat that works a different set of muscles. You basically stand on your knees and rise up and down. This exercise has an immediate effect on the health of my legs.

JUMPS to Get Stronger

Practice jumps in your shoes first.

Most of us have weak ankles and bad coordination. Landing jumps, and taking off for them, both require practicing them without skates on. Be warned, it is not easy so, make sure you practice this in a place where you have plenty of space to stumble and fall. Make sure you use a surface that is sturdy, dry and has plenty of grip. Trying this near a dining room table on slick wood floors in your socks, for example, is a terrible idea. You WILL fall. You WILL hurt yourself.

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Gray skies and brisk breezes

Take a look outside in Chicago and you will see gray skies and brisk breezes. The winter weather is making a slow exit from the city as usual.

We are weeks into the month of May and old man winter still has a light grip on the city. I had to turn the heat on inside of my home at night and inside of my car on my way to work. This is rich for the summer, cold air in May.

AC Turned Off in May

This is crazy. We have reached the end of May and the weather is still chilly outside. I’m running the heat in my car and in my home to keep warm in the summer month of May. This is the wildest thing ever. The winter weather still has a strong grip on the Chicago climate. Over the past week, there has been a lot of rain and some severe thunderstorms. Trees were stripped of leaves and branches yesterday. Broken tree limbs litter many of the streets and sidewalks. Piles of wet leaves gather on the corners of the roadways.

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Deejay Teaches The First Five

Deejay will be teaching the first five JBGODS Core Routines © tonight at Glenwood. BC Mondays may be the hottest JBSKATE session in Chicago right now. The GodKing Pharaoh may not be present for this one though. Our new gods will get the chance to put in some work with the Point for the JBGODS Skate Team. Deejay is smart, creative and he has a strong memory. He knows all 42 of the core routines. Feel welcome to learn our stuff too, that’s why we post them, they are for everyone to enjoy. If you don’t have any routines of your own yet, or you want to run some new ones, run ours. We are open with our routines and we like to share.

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Two New Gods

Pharaoh is recruiting again, there are two new gods. There are now 3 new JBSKATERS on the JBGODS Skate Team. I have not announced two of them yet. Who may they be?? Stay connected to find out.

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The idea of recruiting very new skaters is one that I favor. I’ve shared this thought with my team. I’m not interested in having the best skaters on the team. Those guys are great, however being great alone does not get my attention. A team oriented mentality is the virtue that I seek. The JBGODS Skate Team will be filled with team players and not a bunch of individuals. I assumed that this would be an easy undertaking, but it isn’t. That’s why this task has drifted from a goal to a dream. Expectations lie on the path of disappointment, so they are greatly to be expected.

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The Gods Got Trash

I heard someone say this about our team. It seems that people don’t believe that their criticisms will reach me. They do, they always do. I’ll never address those insults, but I’ll surely remember them. This insult is one that I am thankful for, as a result I’ll prove you wrong.

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Fights at the Skating Rink

What happened at Glenwood last week, fights at the skating rink? Who really knows. Things happen all the time. Fights at the skating rink, they happen. What can ya do?? Watch?? Record it?? Leave immediately after?? Stay away for a while..

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Street fights and skating rink scandale

As a child, I thought that after a certain age that people did not get into heated fights. Atleast, not in public with strangers. I’m not sure why I thought this. There was no clearly defined logic in my mind accept that adults didn’t behave that way. But, to my dismay, we do.

Gotta Go, No Violence for me

The moment a skirmish breaks out, I’m gone. Even if it clears up and the function goes back to normal, no thanks. I don’t like to be in an environment where people can not control their emotions. Plus, things can escalate even in silence. First, there are words, in most cases. Then that moves to hands and feet. You know what comes after that, I’m not tryna be around for it either.

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