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Fit Fix: Yeah, We're Jealous of Kelly Slater's Sicknasty Wave Generator

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Kelly Slater surfs on his wave machine. via Facebook / Kelly Slater
Kelly Slater / Facebook

Do Want: Check out this new video featuring Kelly Slater's "Freak of Technology," billed as "the longest rideable open-barrel man-made wave in the world."

Big Papi Comes Through: This might even warm the hearts of a few Yankees fans. On Friday, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz met with a 5-year-old boy who had a congenital heart defect and promised him that he'd hit a home run against the Yankees that night. At the bottom of the eighth inning, with the score knotted 2–2, Ortiz made good.


Looking at You Seattle: Because Russell Wilson sure would like to see the SuperSonics come back to the Pacific Northwest:

Feliz Cinco de Mayo, Parte Uno: You can fiesta without the extra fat by cooking up a few of these slimmed-down recipes, like ceviche or chorizo nachos. [Men's Fitness]

Feliz Cinco de Mayo, Parte Dos: Make the most of that bottle of mezcal—tequila's bigger, bolder brother—with these three easy Cinco de Mayo-inspired cocktails. [Men's Fitness]

... And When You Need to Ditch that Hangover: Hit the gym with our new DETOX workout series, a total-body program designed to re-energize your metabolism and get your muscles firing back at normal speed. [Men's Fitness]

Wave at the Griffins From Space, Seth: Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is set to create and star in a 13-episode "sci-fi dramedy" set in space targeted at the 2017-2018 TV season, FOX announced Thursday. Set 300 years in the future, it follows the story of the Orville, a "not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship" navigating the galaxy. “I've wanted to do something like this show ever since I was a kid, and the timing finally feels right,” MacFarlane said. [Variety]

Just Call It a "Fat Nap": Do you feel like you got hit by a truck every time 3 p.m. rolls around? Maybe lay off the ice cream sandwiches at lunchtime. Men who eat a ton of fatty food have a tendency to feel sleepier during the day, according to a new study published in the journal Nutrients. It's not sure why that's the case, but it's probably not a bad idea to scrub some excess fat from your diet. [WebMD]

No Need to Run With a Respirator: Even in cities that struggle with high levels of air pollution—looking at you, Shanghai—a steady cardio routine is better for you than no cardio at all, according to a new study published in Preventative Medicine. "Even in Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world - with pollution levels 10 times those in London - people would need to cycle over five hours per week before the pollution risks outweigh the health benefits," lead study author Dr. Marko Tainio said. [BBC]

Come At Us, Jon Snow: Sporting Kansas City fans—who proudly call themselves the Kansas City Cauldron—spent hundreds of hours compiling a tifo (one of those giant banners people hold up at soccer games) featuring the frozen visage of the Night's King from Game of Thrones. The ice-blue figure made his debut at the club's tense faceoff against the Los Angeles Galaxy, where he was raised via pulleys under a banner that said 'Welcome to the Blue Hell.' KC tied the Galaxy, 1–1, though—so maybe next time, guys, try a dragon or something? [Kansas City Star]



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