Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Getting Stronger!

I'd written that I don't mind so much having gained weight, I mind having lost strength through inactivity.

So I'm super happy that after a few weeks of baby-beginning-again weight lifting only my body weight (that's not no weight!), yesterday I felt the need for a little more resistance, and for the first time in a long time, I added plates (the littlest) to my empty bar.

And in my fandom research I found a new crush to inspire me: Zarya, from the game Overwatch*:
Her weapon is a particle cannon! (Whatever that is---something from Ghostbusters?)

 I looked up women's weight lifting and was reminded of Olympic athlete Cheryl Haworth. I really want to watch this doc about her, Strong! because it's from an artistic, filmmaking pov, it's not a "how-to" sports film. The director references Muybridge's motion studies [below, Eadweard Muybridge: "Woman. Jumping on step-stones"]
 and says she was suprised to realize that "weight lifting is basically jumping." SO COOL!

I can't find it online---here's a trailer:

Now, off to the YW to move very slowly and carefully. 

*Overwatch [wiki]: "Soldiers. Scientists. Adventurers. Oddities.
In a time of global crisis, an international task force of heroes banded together to restore peace to a war-torn world. This organization, known as Overwatch, ended the crisis and helped maintain peace for a generation, inspiring an era of exploration, innovation, and discovery.
After many years, Overwatch's influence waned and it was eventually disbanded. Now in the wake of its dismantling, conflict is rising once again. Overwatch may be gone... but the world still needs heroes."

1 comment:

Frex said...

Oh, OK--from her bio:
"Aleksandra "Zarya" Zaryanova is a Russian, pink-haired soldier who loves to play around with particles and gravity.
Her primary weapon of choice is a particle cannon which can shoot beams and balls of energy, and create shields for herself and her allies.
A powerful Tank, Zarya can turn the damage she absorbs into energy to fuel her weapons, dishing out damage as she defends her team."