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Fit Side

By: Kelsey Nichols

Episode 5

Listen to learn a new way to cookies, that won’t ruin your diet.

This week we are adding the last fitness move to our circuit workout: Russian ab twists.

This fitness move can give you the six pack you have always dreamed of having. Russian twists will also help you with summer activities, like kayaking on Town Lake in Austin.

For this move you will sit on the floor with your knees bent.

If you feel up to it, add some weight to this twist. I usually add 8 lbs, and when I am feeling brave I will use 15 lbs.

With your back about 45 degrees from the ground, turn from side to side. Keep your head straight.

I recommend taking your feet off of the ground, to make each twist a little more difficult. If this is too difficult and you need more stability, leave your toes on the ground.

Try to do 10 sets per side, with two or three sets in your circuit workout.

By now, your circuit workout may include: burpees, grasshoppers, jumping rope, man makers and finally, Russian ab twists.

Because the summer is right around the corner, and you might have more free time to eat unhealthy and sweet treats, the recipe redo for this week peanut butter cookies!

This week we are making cookies, that don’t have flour, white sugar, not even oats. The recipe I used can be found on KTSW’s wordpress blog.

This recipe is this perfect if you’re craving something sweet but don’t want to get off track from your diet. I discovered this recipe when I was trying to make cookies for someone with Chrohn’s disease. If your sweet tooth is really strong add some dark chocolate chips to this recipe.

Workout Video:

http://www.howcast.com/videos/500998-How-to-Do-a-Russian-Twist-Home-Ab-Workout-for-Men

 Recipe:

Ingredients:

1 cup natural peanut butter

1/2 cup of honey

1/2 cup of brown sugar

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

Coarse sea salt

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 10-12 minutes.

Revolutions

By: Dany Recio

Episode 10-Special Edition

Texas State Alum, Whit Whitaker created and aired this episode of Revolutions on Jan. 21, 2011. We’re airing it again today to honor the passing of the opening act at the original Woodstock (1969), Richie Havens; who passed away on Monday of a heart attack. he was 72-years old.

Hi there!  It’s Whit for KTSW’s “Revolutions,” commemorating the birthday of Richard P. Havens, born this day in 1941.

Folk singer and guitarist Richie Havens grew up in Brooklyn, New York, as the oldest of 9 children.  As a young adult, he quickly became known for his uniquely intense rhythmic open-tuned guitar style and for his inimitable, soulful vocalizations, which allowed the emerging artist to release an amazing six record albums in the three years from 1967 to 1969.

Havens was the first performer in the on-stage lineup at the Woodstock Music & Art Fair in August of 1969.  He held the audience captivated for almost three hours.  He appeared at each of “The Big Three”:  In addition to Woodstock, he was also featured at the Monterrey Pop Festival in 1967, and at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1969.

With a performance style that has sometimes been called “urgently fierce,” his 1971 rendition of George Harrison’s “Here Comes the Sun” is considered one of the key classics combining popular, folk, and early indie musical styles.

<<first vocal segment from “Here Comes the Sun” (1971), approx 1’18” into the song>>

In the 1970s, Havens branched out into a successful acting career.  Most importantly, though, he has been a leader in educating young people about oceanographic and ecological issues, founding several organizations that teach children about the environment and how to affect positive changes.  The National Music Council has called him “a rare and inspiring voice of eloquence, integrity and social responsibility.”

Richie Havens continues to maintain an active touring schedule, performing to appreciative, sold-out audiences.  To date, he has released 30 albums under his own name – and appears as a guest performer on many more.  With a musical career spanning 6 decades, his body of work is impressive.  Thanks for taking the time to commemorate the birthday of a great Amercan musician making a difference:  Mr. Richie Havens, born January 21, 1941.

 

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