Popping with inspirational monologues that would leave Samuel L. Jackson’s character in Pulp Fiction with a sweaty brow, My Magnificent Obsession charts powerlifting champion CT Fletcher’s return from the dead as he works on realising his lifelong dream.
If you don’t already know, CT blew-up on YouTube just over three years ago as ‘The Strongest Man you’ve Never Heard of…’, delivering fitness inspiration from the perspective of a man who basically has every excuse NOT to be in the gym. Having been through open-heart surgery, during which he flatlined on three occasions, CT disobeyed doctors orders to continue his obsession with weightlifting and is using his new lease on life to inspire others.
The film follows CT as he works on opening his first gym – the appropriately named Iron Addicts – while recounting the story of a tumultuous personal life. The most powerful moments focus on CT’s philosophy and his unique brand of motivational content. But it’s not blind positivity, CT’s story is balanced through a difficult relationship with his father and his wish to leave a legacy for future generations.
If you need a pick me up, or a little extra spark to get yourself back in the gym this winter, look no further. CT’s story has the power to inspire everyone, not just those who share his addiction to iron!
Now, what are you waiting for? It’s still your Mutha F*ckin’ set!
My Magnificent Obsession is available on Netflix now.
Can you believe it’s been 20 years since Space Jam was released and I Believe I Can Fly was polluting airwaves as the number 1 single for 3 weeks? I can’t but Jordan brand are here with a reminder and a collection of sneakers / apparel to mark the occasion.
The pièce de résistance is obviously the Air Jordan 11 ‘Space Jam’ sneaker as worn by MJ himself in the movie. Nike have remastered the classic silhouette and it drops mid-December – it is sure to be an instant sell-out.
However, the collection of clothing produced to coincide with the anniversary of the movie is available now and is not one to sleep-on!
Here are my picks from the Air Jordan Space Jam drop…
You know I have to start things off with a hat. I have a more snapbacks in my collection than I care to admit but one more isn’t going to hurt, especially when it looks like this! It even glows in the dark…
This jacket isn’t going to keep you warm enough over the course of an extreme Scottish winter. It will however keep your style at a constant A1 rating with the subtle, glow in the dark Monstars branding.
You can seek to combat the cold weather by layering with this sweater which features the classic Space Jam logo, raglan sleeves, and my go-to, all-black aesthetic.
And no Space Jam inspired look would be complete without the Tune Squad jersey. This all-black take on the iconic top is AMAZING.
What are your picks from the Space Jam collection? Let me know on Twitter or in the comments section below.
This collection is available now from Nike and is selling FAST.
This week has been dominated by a series of massive releases from Adidas. The triple drop of Yeezy BOOST 350 v2’s delivered the usual number of ‘L’s to sneakerheads around the globe with some getting lucky and grabbing either the Red, Cooper or Green colourways.
After the aborted drop of the black and white v2’s, and a tough week for Kanye himself, the Yeezy hype hasn’t diminished at all with websites again unable to cope with the strain of the release.
For those who missed out, the resell value on Yeezy’s has SIGNIFICANTLY reduced so make sure you don’t rush to pay over the odds and, with rumours of another drop this year, we won’t have to wait too long until the next chance appears.
This weekend, Adidas continues the hype-train with a release of the BAPE x NMD collaboration. Rumour has it, Adidas.com has only 200 pairs of each colour for the US and the same number for Europe which translates as an EXTREMELY difficult pickup for everyone.
Look out for the accompanying apparel which will be even more limited.
Away from the Three Stripes, Jordan Brand are continuing their retro push with the ‘True Blue’ Air Jordan 3 this weekend. This comes hot on the heels of the remastered Jordan 1 ‘Black Toe’ and a week ahead of the ‘Top 3’ drop. Nike show no signs of slowing down on retro reissues – the Space Jam 11’s are the ones to watch next month.
So, that’s the week in sneakers – what have you picked up and what’s on your list for the week ahead? Let me know on Twitter or in the comments below.
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