Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table bookOAKLAND – Warriors veteran forward Andre Iguodala missed Monday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena because of what the team called “right hip tightness.”It is not immediately clear when Iguodala suffered the injury. But the Warriors expect Iguodala to return for Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena. Warriors coach Steve Kerr …
Gamification meets Daily Deals. Considering the popularity of these two trends right now, it was bound to happen, right? SCVNGR‘s new LevelUp platform does just that, bringing the idea of location-based gaming to the deals space. LevelUp, as the name suggests, allows users to receive better deals the more they use the system, unlocking a new “level” with a particular merchant as you go. LevelUp launched about a month ago in Boston and Philadelphia, and today’s deal is aimed squarely at the startups there. Unlike the other LevelUp deals, this package involves 3 different merchants (rather than 3 deals with a single merchant).Level 1: Get Incorporated. For $250, you’ll receive legal services to help you incorporate your company, including help preparing stock option plans.Level 2: Get Your Books in Shape. For $150, you’ll get your accounting set up.Level 3: Get Funded. For $1, you’ll get a VC to buy you lunch. Google Ventures, Highland Capital Partners and Common Angels are the investors participating in the Boston deal, and NextStage Capital, Robin Hood Ventures, and Dreamit Ventures are those participating in Philadelphia. The Boston deal is already sold out, and Philly startups should act now while supplies last (wow, I’ve never actually typed that phrase in a blog post before). Tags:#start#tips audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
You may be hitting the gym and sweating it out, but there may be some habits that could be keeping you away from perfect fitness. Be wary of such practices such as following a set routine and being impatient.Kieran Fisher, founder and managing director of British sports supplement store Bodybuilding Warehouse, says there are a few points to keep in mind to ensure that regular workout reaps maximum benefits, reports femalefirst.co.uk.* Going cardio crazy: Jumping straight on the cross trainer in a bid to burn away those calories and avoiding weights for fear of ‘bulking out’ is one of the most common mistakes to make. Endless cardio routines will burn muscle and could push your metabolism into a worse state than it started. Hitting the weights, will keep a stimulus on your muscles and keep your metabolism up at the same time.You may be hitting the gym and sweating it out, but there may be some habits that could be keeping you away from perfect fitness.*Routine on repeat: You know what you’re good at, so you stick to it. But despite thinking you’re not a natural runner or your arms are too weak for bicep curls, doing the same routine for too long will lead to a plateau and you will stop seeing results. If your gains have stopped, don’t be afraid to switch your routine. Just because you like something doesn’t mean it is the best thing to do in order for you to hit your goals.*Living by the machine: Don’t use cardio machines to count the calories you burn as the only factor of how hard you work. Everyone burns calories at a different rate depending on many different factors. A machine will not be able to tell you your exact expenditure – use them as a guide not as gospel.advertisement*Impatience: So many people expect changes in a week, but consistency will be key in your goals. It won’t happen overnight but it will happen, if you are consistent and work hard giving your body the right amount of time. Depending on how often you train and the intensity of your programme it can take between four and eight weeks to see visible results.* Pain equals gain: Don’t use soreness as a guidance to whether you had a good workout or not. Just because you haven’t experienced DOMS (delayed onset of muscle soreness) doesn’t instantly mean that your workouts are bad. It could be a major indicator that your body is recovering well and that your nutrition is spot on.
With his 6-foot-3-inch, 335-pound body frame, it’s easy to see why Ohio State defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins goes by the nickname “Big Hank.” Hankins, a native of Detroit, is six games into his freshman campaign and has already made his presence felt, recording 10 tackles and a sack. As Hankins continues to give OSU productive minutes, his role in the defensive line rotation will only increase. “You’re going to start hearing his named called a little bit more because he’s going to get a few more reps as the year goes on,” said ESPN analyst and former OSU linebacker Chris Spielman on 97.1 WBNS’s “Sunday Sports Brunch,” following the Indiana game. Hankins presents a tough matchup for opposing offensive linemen, not only because of his size, but also because of his deceptive speed. Hankins can run, OSU defensive coordinator Jim Heacock said. Perhaps just as important as his physical skills is Hankins’ understanding of the importance of taking advantage of every opportunity he has on the field. “You can’t take off because if you take off one play, anything can happen,” Hankins said. Playing with intensity every play will be crucial for not only Hankins, as well as the rest of the football team, as the Buckeyes are ranked No. 1 in every major college football poll. Hankins understands OSU will play with a target on its back the rest of the season. “It’s going to be tough,” he said. “Teams are going to be coming out fighting, ready to knock us off, but we have to hold our ground.”