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EMMY NOMINATED SERIES directed by and starring Steve Buscemi is back for a second season!!! Park Bench is a local's take on the special people, places, and spirit of New York City. Through unscripted moments with average New Yorkers and Steve's celeb friends, Buscemi takes viewers on a funny, first-hand journey/misadventure, told in his unique voice.
Journey to the Draft is an organic, unscripted, docu-series that follows three college football players, all with promising professional careers. These young men attend different schools across the country and play a variety of positions on the field, but at the end of the day they share one goal:to play in the NFL. The AOL docu-series follows players Leonard Williams, Kevin White and Marcus Peters.
Connected features the personal stories of six New Yorkers woven together into one of the most intimate series ever. This groundbreaking show changes the nature of storytelling by giving each character a camera to document their lives. The result is a unique format revealing as different as everyone appears to be, we are all universally Connected.
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"Stricly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly and The Saturdays' Rochelle Humes talk to mums about their experiences of being mum. Whether the daughter of a Rolling Stone, in one of the most famous girl bands the world has ever known, or a parent coping with disability as well as family life, each mother in Being Mum shows that the feelings, challenges and rewards of motherhood are universal no matter the surroundings you find yourself in."
Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Now let us use the quick foot ladder to enlist more body control and agility. These are going to be full range of motion movements. We want to really focus on keeping the arms in and controlling the core area of the body. This can also be done by painting lines on the ground, using tape to just create something that helps to teach the foot to step down and help improve our body control.
Heel to hamstring skip—looking at a full range of motion at the hip, gently going forward. Try and mimic or use good running technique here. The head is up, the posture is tall, hips tall, dorsiflexed the ankle, drive the elbow back, put all of our skills together with good control. These are wide skip, my feet are going to outside the ladder. They key is trying to get my knee to try and touch my shoulder. We want to see real good hip flexion and body control here.
Lateral skip—here we are going to keep a space between the feet, so we keep the feet wide. Good balance base of support. She works lifting at the hips to move the body. Controlling the body mass by pushing away from the directions she wants to go. The arms drive the elbow back keeping the upper body tall with good posture. Work both directions to create good balance within the body and your movement skill.
Lateral crossover—emphasis here is on turning the hip and the knee as we crossover the body. We want to keep a good full range of motion and dorsiflexion at the ankle. Elbows should stay in for control not out wide.
Linear crossover—now we are going to work crossing over the top of the ladder with each step. Start on one side, skipping crossover then skipping cross back. The foot does not touch inside the squares of the ladder, but rather on the outside next to each square. Never reach with the heel when doing these skills. Try and step down to the ground aggressively. Half of your movement in control is driving the knee up. The other half is stepping down to the ground.
Now let us add a little plyometrics. Jump and switch moving laterally. Now we are really going to focus on rotating at the hips. We do not want to switch the feet. We want to use the hips to control the feet.
Ski jumps—one foot in and one foot out. Control the body by pushing off, both feet equally. Try to keep the head and chest up and not look down at the feet as possible. Dorsiflexed at the ankle so that you load the ankle in the air and all you have to do is explode off the ground changing direction.