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(NPR)   The latest fitness trend? "Powwow sweat," where traditional Indian dances are turned into exercise moves. Nobody could possibly have a problem with this   ( npr.org) divider line
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2017-04-17 09:43:16 AM  
I thought this was going to be some kind of Bollywood craziness.
 
2017-04-17 09:50:02 AM  
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2017-04-17 09:51:27 AM  
Hm. This fits well with my new idea, "Slavercise," where classes will be half-hour sessions that primarily focus on legs and lower back by having participants simulate the sort "stoop and grab" activity they'd have done on a cotton plantation. They'll also be outfitted with a weighted backpack (weight will increase for more experienced participants). The most advanced classes will interrupt the routine with a 3-minute "Underground Escape" burst of activity where participants will madly jog in place, squat, drop prone, then run in place again (while "Who Let the Dogs Out" plays).
 
2017-04-17 09:58:30 AM  
Do the Ghost Dance, instead.
 
2017-04-17 10:02:52 AM  
Bunch of racist aholes, exploiting... *Reads TFA* ...

Oh. That's kind of cool. Good for them.
 
2017-04-17 10:07:32 AM  
black lodge singers- spongebob squarepants
Youtube yvQg_RqRC14
 
2017-04-17 10:10:01 AM  
I haven't decided whether Mexercise should be scaling a wall and crossing a river or taking a nap under a comically oversized hat.

Choices, choices.
 
2017-04-17 10:16:10 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Hm. This fits well with my new idea, "Slavercise," where classes will be half-hour sessions that primarily focus on legs and lower back by having participants simulate the sort "stoop and grab" activity they'd have done on a cotton plantation. They'll also be outfitted with a weighted backpack (weight will increase for more experienced participants). The most advanced classes will interrupt the routine with a 3-minute "Underground Escape" burst of activity where participants will madly jog in place, squat, drop prone, then run in place again (while "Who Let the Dogs Out" plays).


After a great workout like that, you should reward yourself with a treat... like a Pepsi.
 
2017-04-17 10:28:25 AM  

Jake Havechek: Ghost Dance


Or maybe the Sun Dance would be better for them...

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2017-04-17 10:34:02 AM  
Maybe if the participants wore magic underwear, a rosary, and a kippah, it'd be cool.
 
2017-04-17 10:52:44 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Hm. This fits well with my new idea, "Slavercise," where classes will be half-hour sessions that primarily focus on legs and lower back by having participants simulate the sort "stoop and grab" activity they'd have done on a cotton plantation. They'll also be outfitted with a weighted backpack (weight will increase for more experienced participants). The most advanced classes will interrupt the routine with a 3-minute "Underground Escape" burst of activity where participants will madly jog in place, squat, drop prone, then run in place again (while "Who Let the Dogs Out" plays).


"Everyone, say hello to your new instructor... Toby!"
 
2017-04-17 10:53:24 AM  
I thought the Redskins already had a spring training camp.
 
2017-04-17 10:54:02 AM  
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2017-04-17 10:54:57 AM  

MrBallou: Bunch of racist aholes, exploiting... *Reads TFA* ...

Oh. That's kind of cool. Good for them.


Yeah, exactly.
 
2017-04-17 10:55:31 AM  
This was (thankfully) far different than what I expected.
 
2017-04-17 10:57:11 AM  
So...  yoga anybody?

I would say more on this subject but it's hard to get concepts through.
So in short when you make something from different cultures sacrosanct it becomes segregated and when things become segregated they are discriminated against.
 
2017-04-17 10:57:49 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Hm. This fits well with my new idea, "Slavercise," where classes will be half-hour sessions that primarily focus on legs and lower back by having participants simulate the sort "stoop and grab" activity they'd have done on a cotton plantation. They'll also be outfitted with a weighted backpack (weight will increase for more experienced participants). The most advanced classes will interrupt the routine with a 3-minute "Underground Escape" burst of activity where participants will madly jog in place, squat, drop prone, then run in place again (while "Who Let the Dogs Out" plays).


Why stop there? Hold your exercise classes on actual cotton plantations. The fresh air and sun will be good for people. The cotton plants will provide light resistance for increased calorie-burn as your clients pick actual cotton.
 
2017-04-17 10:57:51 AM  
I think this is pretty neat. Participants work on getting fit and healthier, while at the same time they are engaging in aspects of their cultural heritage.
 
2017-04-17 10:58:08 AM  

MrBallou: Bunch of racist aholes, exploiting... *Reads TFA* ...

Oh. That's kind of cool. Good for them.


mainsail: This was (thankfully) far different than what I expected.


Yeah, nobody seems to have a problem with it, but subby should get congratulations on sneaking in a clickbait headline submission, I guess.
 
2017-04-17 10:58:52 AM  
You can use ShamWow to wipe away your PoWow sweat.
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2017-04-17 10:59:59 AM  
"Nobody could possibly have a problem with this"

Except maybe sub-standard mitters.  How 'bout you head on down to the rez and protest this nasty bit of cultural appropriation, eh subby?
 
2017-04-17 11:00:47 AM  
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2017-04-17 11:00:50 AM  
I watched a Mescalero dance, and half of the dancers were fatter than me (and I am fat). So I question how well those dances can help people lose weight.
 
2017-04-17 11:01:19 AM  
make it rain, biatches
 
2017-04-17 11:01:56 AM  
I work up a better sweat doing the Pagan workout wearing goat-leggings
 
2017-04-17 11:02:05 AM  
BAH GAWD KING!......

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2017-04-17 11:02:20 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: I haven't decided whether Mexercise should be scaling a wall and crossing a river or taking a nap under a comically oversized hat.

Choices, choices.


You know why the Mexican Olympic team sucks?

All the Mexicans who can run, jump, and swim are over here.
 
2017-04-17 11:02:57 AM  
Oh, you can bet your sweet bippy that someone will get outraged if white people pick this up, then it will be "cultural appropriation".

It looks like great exercise, and I think it's a good program. All those girls in the video are in great shape. That's a good selling point right there, they're doing exercises based on the thing they're passionate about, and it has great returns.
 
2017-04-17 11:03:23 AM  

cgraves67: Pocket Ninja: Hm. This fits well with my new idea, "Slavercise," where classes will be half-hour sessions that primarily focus on legs and lower back by having participants simulate the sort "stoop and grab" activity they'd have done on a cotton plantation. They'll also be outfitted with a weighted backpack (weight will increase for more experienced participants). The most advanced classes will interrupt the routine with a 3-minute "Underground Escape" burst of activity where participants will madly jog in place, squat, drop prone, then run in place again (while "Who Let the Dogs Out" plays).

Why stop there? Hold your exercise classes on actual cotton plantations. The fresh air and sun will be good for people. The cotton plants will provide light resistance for increased calorie-burn as your clients pick actual cotton.


plus, a low cal diet to help with the weight loss

no cal diet if they didn't work out enough or if they made the overseer, err, instructor angry
 
2017-04-17 11:03:28 AM  
...why would anyone have a problem with a tribe using their own tradition to manufacture something with a wider reach?

It's not cultural appropriation if it's your own culture. And, given that it's the Coeur D'Alene tribe, in my neck of the woods, trying to fight a friggin' obesity epidemic that's plagued the First Nations folks all over the state, this seems like a good damned idea.
 
2017-04-17 11:04:24 AM  

SansNeural: "Nobody could possibly have a problem with this"

Except maybe sub-standard mitters.  How 'bout you head on down to the rez and protest this nasty bit of cultural appropriation, eh subby?


I should add that I personally have a problem with their "Pow Wow Sweat" jingle they keep playing. That thing is annoying. Some 80's synthesizer voice thing. That needs to be updated.
 
2017-04-17 11:06:14 AM  

Mikey1969: SansNeural: "Nobody could possibly have a problem with this"

Except maybe sub-standard mitters.  How 'bout you head on down to the rez and protest this nasty bit of cultural appropriation, eh subby?

I should add that I personally have a problem with their "Pow Wow Sweat" jingle they keep playing. That thing is annoying. Some 80's synthesizer voice thing. That needs to be updated.


That's "traditional", now.
 
2017-04-17 11:08:10 AM  
I would try this.... but I don't know How.
 
2017-04-17 11:08:44 AM  

Guybird: [img.fark.net image 260x195]


He was Italian.
 
2017-04-17 11:08:49 AM  
This thread can only end well.
 
2017-04-17 11:10:05 AM  

rebelyell2006: I watched a Mescalero dance, and half of the dancers were fatter than me (and I am fat). So I question how well those dances can help people lose weight.


Helps if you do it more than just once or twice a year.
 
2017-04-17 11:11:12 AM  
The souvenir blankets given at the end of class are a bit much, though.
 
2017-04-17 11:11:13 AM  

foo monkey: This thread can only end well.


You sound just as friendly and optimistic as subby.

/digs a well to throw the thread in
 
2017-04-17 11:13:32 AM  

SansNeural: foo monkey: This thread can only end well.

You sound just as friendly and optimistic as subby.

/digs a well to throw the thread in


*pees in it*
 
2017-04-17 11:14:55 AM  

SansNeural: "Nobody could possibly have a problem with this"


Descendants of George Custer?
 
2017-04-17 11:15:06 AM  
I'd be down if it included tradition Indian medicines to power me through.  I'll dance the night away for some peyote.
 
2017-04-17 11:16:11 AM  

cgraves67: Pocket Ninja: Hm. This fits well with my new idea, "Slavercise," where classes will be half-hour sessions that primarily focus on legs and lower back by having participants simulate the sort "stoop and grab" activity they'd have done on a cotton plantation. They'll also be outfitted with a weighted backpack (weight will increase for more experienced participants). The most advanced classes will interrupt the routine with a 3-minute "Underground Escape" burst of activity where participants will madly jog in place, squat, drop prone, then run in place again (while "Who Let the Dogs Out" plays).

Why stop there? Hold your exercise classes on actual cotton plantations. The fresh air and sun will be good for people. The cotton plants will provide light resistance for increased calorie-burn as your clients pick actual cotton.


Not to mention it's an actual working farm, so people are paying you to be your labor.
 
2017-04-17 11:16:45 AM  

vudukungfu: SansNeural: foo monkey: This thread can only end well.

You sound just as friendly and optimistic as subby.

/digs a well to throw the thread in

*pees in it*


*drinks from the well*
 
2017-04-17 11:16:59 AM  
No wonder it's been raining a lot in CDA.
 
2017-04-17 11:17:59 AM  
They're so mad, they're seeing red
 
2017-04-17 11:18:33 AM  
I regularly do Indian dances, along with cowboy dances, construction worker dances, cop dances, G.I. dances and leather guy dances.
 
2017-04-17 11:18:52 AM  

rebelyell2006: I watched a Mescalero dance, and half of the dancers were fatter than me (and I am fat). So I question how well those dances can help people lose weight.


Watch the video. Those girls are all in great shape. And I have yet to see a fat traditional Native American dancer. They're out there, I'm sure, but not many are fat. They may be big, but there is a difference between being a big framed person and being fat. "Big boned" is actually a real thing.
 
2017-04-17 11:18:57 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Hm. This fits well with my new idea, "Slavercise," where classes will be half-hour sessions that primarily focus on legs and lower back by having participants simulate the sort "stoop and grab" activity they'd have done on a cotton plantation. They'll also be outfitted with a weighted backpack (weight will increase for more experienced participants). The most advanced classes will interrupt the routine with a 3-minute "Underground Escape" burst of activity where participants will madly jog in place, squat, drop prone, then run in place again (while "Who Let the Dogs Out" plays).


I had a completely different program in mind at first.

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2017-04-17 11:19:33 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Guybird: [img.fark.net image 260x195]

He was Italian.


Hey now there's no room for calling a native American an Italian in a thread about cultural appropriation!
 
2017-04-17 11:21:15 AM  

FormlessOne: ...why would anyone have a problem with a tribe using their own tradition to manufacture something with a wider reach?

It's not cultural appropriation if it's your own culture. And, given that it's the Coeur D'Alene tribe, in my neck of the woods, trying to fight a friggin' obesity epidemic that's plagued the First Nations folks all over the state, this seems like a good damned idea.


Cultural appropriation is a bullshiat term regardless. Welcome to the melting pot, now melt.
 
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