The Danger of Podcasts While Working Out

I was working out last week, before I got sick between Sunday and Monday. While doing so, I was listening to various music and podcasts on my Meizu Miniplayer. This includes a wide range of content, including the podcast for NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!.

If you are not familiar with the show, it is a weekly quiz show of the weeks’ news headlines, with a vicious satirical twist - and it is extremely funny. While on the bike, I laughed many times, with no detriment to my regimen. The shoulder press was a different matter entirely.

At the top of the stroke of the shoulder press, with my breath fully exhaled, the punchline for a joke hit home. I laughed with no breath left in my body. Convulsing and half-choking on the humor attempting escape, I nearly dropped the weights on my head.

I quickly switched over to some Naomi.