CoG x Liberty Street “FREEDOM” shirt and Addidas Dennis Busenitz pro model. NOW AVAILABLE at Center of Gravity
2013 has been an interesting year for Liberty Street. A lot of ups and downs, but with the release of the new collection last month, I’m glad to say that this year is ending on a good note for us. We hope you all enjoy this look back at 2013, but most of all we are excited about all the possibilities and opportunities 2014 will bring!
It is hot here in the Philippines and no matter what month it is there seems to be no reprieve from the heat in Manila. Which is why I believe staying hydrated is very key in making life here a whole lot better. Let’s take a look at the list of benefits that hydration brings as written on WebMD:
1. Water revs up your metabolism and helps you feel full
Which in turn helps you loose those unwanted lbs.
2. Water boosts your energy
Because dehydration causes fatigue, it goes with out saying that staying hydrated combats the fatigue brought on by dehydration.
3. Water lowers stress
Apparently 85% of your brain tissue is water, who knew? So to fight the stress brought on by dehydration make sure that you provide your brain with the water that it so much deserves.
4. Improved muscle tone
Those hours in the gym squeezing out crunches like it is the end of the world will have diminishing returns if the people you want to impress with your eight pack see you writhing in pain due to the cramps brought on by dehydration. So take a moment and sip on your water bottle during your workout, your muscles will thank you for it.
5. Water nourishes your skin
Along with plumping up skin cells to prevent deep wrinkle lines cause by dehydration, water also helps flush out impurities and improves blood flow which leads to clear skin!
6. Water helps your digestion
Constipated? Drink water.
7. Water reduces kidney stones
Apparently kidney stones are less likely to form in diluted urine, so save yourself the pain and make sure you drink water regularly.
So whether you call it agua, tubig, or water, that refreshing fluid does your body good. I personally carry around a one liter Nalgene bottle, which I have adorned with my favorite logo, and it seems to be enough for me to go about my day dehydration free!
*Italics added by me
Gym time essentials (Clockwise from the top): TKO boxing gloves, Twins headgear, speed rope, and a maroon Liberty Street boxing club shirt.
Clockwise from top left: Native shoes, Heather Black Liberty Street Logo Tee, classy umbrella.
New stuff from our Tumblr.
Just thought I would share with you how I spent the day taking photos for our hoodies with the best people.
Here we have Jam on a ledge just to get the shot right.
P$ bossing everyone around as our day’s Director of Photography
Meet Josiah, not only will he be the guy distributing our gear Stateside but he also balances on poles really well.
Human flag anyone?
Just a couple of guys hanging out at the top of an escalator.
Group nap, the only way to end a day.
Has this past holiday season got you all cold and gloomy? If that is the case we have just the thing to bring some cheer into your life! New Liberty Street hoodies you can nuzzle up in to feel so warm and cozy you might get flashbacks of your mama’s womb.
We decided to emblazon the “Fight the Fights that Matter” slogan from our Boxing Club T-shirt across the chest of our very first hoodies. We have just fallen in love with the slogan and think that it is such a great reminder that in a world where so many quarrels are fueled by pride, selfishness, and hubris let us stop constantly obsessing about ourselves and start caring for other people for a change. We need to choose our battles wisely and put the best of our efforts into things that are worth while. Let us fight those things that oppress and degrade people. And let us make sure that when we do pour the best of ourselves into things, they count. So bundle up and fight those fights that matter.
The Fight the Fights that Matter hoodies come in black with white print and navy blue and yellow print and are 1,500 Php each. Please contact us at [email protected] if you want to place an order.
Photographs by Jam Plopinio