Jeremy Lin's new workout partner: the Volvo XC60Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800
Remember Jeremy Lin? For a while, he was kind of a big deal. Then he got traded to the Houston Rockets, and he's been, uh, doing alright, we guess. It seems that Linsanity is more like Linmildlyperturbed at this point.
But lest you forget, dear automotive consumer, Volvo still keeps him around for endorsement deals. And to promote the XC60 -- due for replacement any time now -- it released a handy dandy workout tape for us Americans who weren't necessarily raised on a diet of omega-3-packed kall inkokt lax.
The handy infographic explains everything. Do Swedes perform such routines as the "Gothenburg Shuffle?" Is that the same as the Kansas City Shuffle? A Volvo disclaimer reads: "None of these exercises should be attempted by anyone unless you are superhuman like Jeremy Lin. Even then, we advise you exercise restraint." We here at Autoweek would also advise you of the following: constantly operating a power tailgate will wear out the motor. Automotive tug-of-war is hell on your hamstrings. Most compact luxury crossovers are not allowed on municipal basketball courts. And finally, please do not jump on the hood like Lin does, lest your Adidas Size 12s leave some unsightly dents impacting resale value.
Also, please don't deadlift a car.
Unless, maybe, you're this guy.
By Blake Z. Rong