Super interesting article on Steph’s conditioning: https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/30742095/how-stephen-curry-organized-chaos-fuels-record-breaking-career-golden-state-warriors-rebuild
Some other relevant quotes:
> For Curry, a typical offseason workout looks something like this: Sporting a hilarious golfer's tan and usually some kind of colorful, prototype Under Armour sneaker, Curry flies through a nearly impossible, full-court version of the conventional star shooting drill. Designed by Payne, it consists of 10 shots -- from the corner, baseline and wing -- with full-court 94-foot sprints in between. And it must be done with a minimum 80% accuracy and in under 56 seconds or the drill repeats. Essentially it's the same drill run in nearly every basketball practice on earth, turbocharged to an absurd degree for Curry, whose year-round conditioning goal is to always be ready to take the floor within two weeks.
> Last offseason, when Curry did this workout at Stanford, several Division I players in attendance begged to join in on Payne's ultimate scoring-without-the-ball drill -- they all either collapsed from exhaustion or gave up halfway through. That's exactly what Payne expects, though, since the drill is designed specifically to challenge Curry's remarkable conditioning and unique skill set in order to prepare him for challenges like the one against Portland.
> "Steph's definition of conditioning is different than most," Payne says. "Lots of guys are in great shape. Can you be in the kind of great shape where you are fatigued after a long play like this and your quads are burning and you can't breathe but you can still maintain perfect mechanics and still make good decisions? Are you fatigued but can still execute at the highest levels? Because that's what truly matters.
Edit: This really blew up. Thanks everyone for the Reddit love! This was fun to follow through my work day.
My only wish for the Super Bowl is that everyone on both teams has a fun time. If anyone wants to invite me over to watch the game, that'd be cool too.
It makes no difference to my own life and the government of my country is already wasting astronomical amounts of money in stupid shit. I'd rather have them throw more money to help people that make less than me catch up and have a better life. Making a lot of money does not mean being fucking greedy. Fuck that.
Edit: Thanks for the awards, I really appreciate the sentiment, that shows that there is still hope that things improve. Please consider not giving me awards and instead giving the money you invested in these awards to charity (check their history to make sure they are actually doing stuff and not stealing all the money). If you loathe human beings, give to animal shelters or simply adopt an animal from a shelter.
Also, I experienced poverty, people who says this is validation or a flex, just down vote me, I don't care, you can sincerely fuck off.
1- hijab being a choice is a privilege.
Hijab culture is so toxic it's pretty much women one upping eachother on how invisible they could be because the more you cover up, the more brownie points you get on being a "good muslim women".
This reaches it's top in the niqab/burqa whose women give up their enitre idnetity becasue it's a race to the bottom. How invisible can you be to avoid triggering men sexually.. well the face is an attractive part of the body.. cover that.
If you grow up in a Muslim community, they will not teach you that hijab is a choice. They will teach you that hijab is mandatory to all women in Islam. Depending on where you live/ your family the option of it being a true free choice is different for every person. And best case scenario in which you are only doing it for Allah it's the choice of wearing it or going to hell.
Instead of advocating that women live their life freely islam advocated that women live their lives trying to avoid triggering men sexually. For example you shouldn't speak softly to avoid triggering men with your voice. Another example there is a religious saying by the prophet that if a woman wore perfume and walked by a group of men and they smelled it, she is considered an adulterer cus she might trigger them with her perfume lol it's so effed up
2- the pressure on men to enforce it
Because of honor culture women are already not free to do what they want anyway, add to that the idea of hijab and you have a society where women's clothes is considered a reflection of how much of a man her husband is.
So, not only is the woman considered less because she doesn't cover up, her husband is also considered less of a man because he doesn't make her do it. Men are shamed for how their wives dress/behave and are called dayouth ديوث ie why do are you letting your wife showing her body to people ..This is because of a hadith by the prophet mentioning the dayouth word.
This means that it's not just men forcing women to do it. It's a whole community that enforces Islam on everyone. Other women can be worse than men.
3- Extreme slut shaming.
Women are called / "motabraja" which is a dergatory term for uncovered women or those who wear makeup/ whores / "naked meat" "cheap meat"/ the wo... keep reading on reddit ➡
So I work in an industrial setting. Fairly automated, but my job is to control the systems automation and how they work together with each other.
So the other day my trainer/supervisor decides to start a train excercise, starting up an area that wasn't running, a half hour before my 12 hour shift was set to end. 25 minutes later we're barely half way though and I ask my trainer if they're going to pay me overtime to stay late(union gig). He says its not really up to him. So he tried to get ahold of my actual manager. Had it been my old boss I would have just stayed and I know he would have made me whole. But my new boss seems to be on a bit of a power trip lately. She has made a huge stink about me and others not wanting to cover overtime shifts on our weekends. Its our right to refuse that work and we don't owe the company anything. So as you probably guessed, I just left when my regular shift was set to end. The following day my boss was quite peeved. I told her this is where I work, not volunteer.
I live in Lebanon and recently came out to my mom and sisters. They were super supportive but we kept it a secret from my dad for weeks. We weren’t sure how he was gonna react and feared for the worst. He hasn’t said the most gay friendly things in the past. My mom and I were planning on telling him but I chickened out. She took it into her own hands knowing that I will soon be overwhelmed with exams and that I was ready to tell him. She went to his work and gave him the news. He sat for a while after she left and wrote some notes for when he was gonna finally see me again. Here are his notes:
So you're gay. Mom just told me. I love you and nothing will change that. I want you and your husband and your kids in my life and nothing will change that. I don't know if you expected a different reaction but you won't understand me until you have a child of your own. I'm sorry that I did not see that you're gay all those years. I'm either stupid or you hid it really well. My first worry was the potential of losing you. The hardships that you may encounter in life. My thoughts went to how and what I can do to ease this burden. I will never be a burden. I love you and will live whoever you love and will want to get to know him as I would for your sisters’. I will always be proud of you, don't you forget it. I want you at the house with your partner, at the farm, at our relatives house. I want to see your kids grow. I'll tell my mother, sister and brother and my friends. I'm proud and have nothing to hide. Anyone who has in issue with you, I'll cut from my life.
The fact that your gay changes nothing with how I look at you. You be sure of that.
From what mom told me, it's obvious that you don't know me enough. How can it even occur to you that I'll disown or stop loving you. You are my son as your sisters are my daughters. I'll love you all unconditionally until I die. You'll only disappoint me if you shut me from your life
He said this all to me when he returned from work. I was crying tears of pure joy. I can’t believe it. I am so privileged and lucky to have such amazing parents considering I live in the Middle East 😢😢❤️❤️