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We've always liked Weather Underground for its no-nonsense, real-time weather info. Today they've released a new service called Full Screen Weather that mashes up Google Maps with weather data for nothing but maps and up-to-the-minute weather info.

(Click the image above for a closer look.)

Just point your browser to fullscreenweather.com, enter your ZIP code, and get browsing. By default the map displays temperatures as measured from stations across Weather Underground's extensive reporting areas, but you can also switch to Precipitation and Cloud views (you can even play back cloud or precipitation movement over time). In the bottom-left of the window you get an overview of current conditions and a four-day forecast, with links to more extensive forecasts on Weather Underground proper.

The site is clean, simple, lightweight, and ad-free—which is to say, pretty great.

Full Screen Weather [Weather Underground]


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Mike Rowe from Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs demonstrates how to get a great workout in any space by performing several sets of descending repetitions of the classic "burpee."

The burpee is by no means a new exercise routine, but if you're looking for a little variety in your fitness routine or you don't have space for a treadmill or other exercise equipment, burpees are a great option for staying fit. [via Kyle Pott]


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Last week, I detailed my 2009 fitness resolutions and asked Lifehacker readers to share theirs. Here are a few of our favorite ways you're getting in shape in 2009.

One Hundred Push Ups

Like me, reader GalenAlexis is tackling the One Hundred Pushups Plan, saying:
I was about to suggest one hundred push ups when I looked at the headline. Guess I didn't have to.

GalenAlexis and I aren't alone. Mecha-Shiva, CassandraMabel, schizophoenix, jeffk, and others are also trying to amp up their push-up regimen.

Two Hundred Situps

MPGraber is hitting up the hundred push ups in addition to situps at the sister site of One Hundred Push Ups, Two Hundred Situps. The whole regimen looks like this:
In order of priorities:

  • Brisk walk 40-60 minutes every day (outside if possible, treadmill if not) while catching up on news/podcasts.
  • No red meat, no HFCS
  • 100 Pushups, as above
  • Two Hundred Situps (sister site)
  • Lose 30 kgs

Basically, I want to fit in (and fill out!) my varsity letterman's jacket from 20 years ago!

Map My Tri

Joseph Smrekar is going a little more hardcore with his fitness plans, aiming for a triathlon in '09.
[I'm] using Map My Tri to keep track of my workouts. [It's an] amazing site.

My training partner has a GPS and heart rate monitor. Keeps very accurate track of his workouts.

My wife is walking and tracking with Map My Walk and Nike+iPod.

FitDay

Reader nkpatel has a double-edged diet and fitness regimen, with a laundry list of goals that include:

  • Stay on the Zone diet and track my progress using FitDay
  • Perform 30 pull-ups without rest
  • Run a 5K in under 23 minutes
  • Perform 1 muscle-up

Couch-to-5K

Oranges w/ Cheese is looking to move from the living room to the streets with the Couch-to-5K Running plan.
I'm doing the couch to 5k plan, but I'm certain it will take me longer than the 9 months. I just started week four yesterday (Instead of doing 2 days between weeks, I'm just putting them back to back with a day in between) and had difficulty with the 5 minute run. But it was F**KING COLD.

Daily Mile

FifiHaphiliate is also looking to improve fitness through running with a little social training.
I've been enjoying using the online social training log Daily Mile. Neat site. One of the groups within the site is "Hundred Pushups," with 189 members as of today.

Hit the Deck

ErasmusHippodamia says:
You could do something as simple as Hit The Deck, like I and my wife have done. Easy yet effective as it does both cardio and resistance at once and ultra portable (no gear needed).

And that's that for this roundup. Throw in your two cents and let us know how your fitness goals are coming so far in the comments.



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