Category Archives: Exercise

Report: Myths About Obesity & Why They’re Wrong

Via the Associated Press – Fact or fiction? Sex burns a lot of calories. Snacking or skipping breakfast is bad. School gym classes make a big difference in kids’ weight. All are myths or at least presumptions that may not … Continue reading

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December Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Yesterday, I was very sore – especially in my arms and legs. Today, I still have tight legs. This is interesting. Usually, I am not this sore. Maybe my December is catching up to me? Here’s my workouts, so far, … Continue reading

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What To Eat Before A Workout

Great stuff on this, as usual, from Steve Edwards: 3 hours prior to a workout: Eat a well-rounded, light meal. As long as it’s not too many calories (more than 500-ish), most of it will be turned into fuel by … Continue reading

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In 12 Weeks, It Will Be My 50th Birthday

I have been feeling old lately. And, twelve weeks from today, I will turn 50-years old.  Yes, in 84 days, I will hit the half-century mark. Since I started my back to health journey in June of 2006, one of … Continue reading

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Tabata Workouts

I’ve been hearing a lot about this lately. Here’s some more on it via Shape – Nausea. Seeing stars. Sucking wind. This is how you know you’re doing a Tabata workout correctly. At first glance you may wonder why anyone … Continue reading

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Thursday Night At The Gym

After work, a nasty-ass commute home, and dinner, I went to the gym tonight at 8 PM and did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Ab Coaster Hammer Strength Leg Extensions … Continue reading

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Report: Physical Inactivity Should Be Considered A Pandemic

Via ABC News – Physical inactivity has a negative global impact so severe that its adverse effects on health are comparable to that of smoking or obesity, according to a new study. What’s more, the researchers say the problem of … Continue reading

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Humid Sunday “Run”

I went for a 5K run at 9:20 AM this morning. It was probably not the smartest idea. I was tired – as I did not sleep well last night. And, it was HOT and HUMID out there. The temp … Continue reading

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Not The Best Gym Trip, But, At Least It Was A Gym Trip

I went to the gym last night after work and before dinner and did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Ab Coaster Hammer Strength Leg Extensions Icarian Leg Curls Life Fitness … Continue reading

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Run Monday

After a boring day at work where I sat on my ass all day, I went for a run this evening at 8 PM. On the bright-side, I got out there, worked up a huge sweat, and ran a 5K … Continue reading

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Friday Night Lifting

My family and I spent 8 hours at a theme park yesterday in blistering heat.   So, I am going to say that all that walking and standing around (in lines) was my exercise for the day. Today, I was pretty … Continue reading

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Super Foods For Endurance

Great stuff today from Active.com with their top 10 super foods for endurance athletes that should be staples in your diet.

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The Independence Run

This evening, at 7:54 PM, I went for a 5K run.  And, this was after spending 5 hours at the pool club with my family.  Granted, I took a 30-minute nap before dinner.  And, I had a great supper – … Continue reading

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Nice Start To Today At The Gym

I went to the gym this morning after breakfast and before work.  While there, I did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Ab Coaster Hammer Strength Leg Extensions Icarian Leg Curls … Continue reading

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Is This What Getting Old Means?

I went to the gym this morning after breakfast and before work.  While there, I did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Ab Coaster Hammer Strength Leg Extensions Icarian Leg Curls … Continue reading

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Trying To Get Back Into The Swing Of Hitting The Gym

I went to the gym today for the first time in two weeks. It was hard. But, I got it done. While there, I did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Hammer Strength Shoulder Press … Continue reading

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5 Diet Tips Of Slim People

I saw this in Spark, where they borrowed it from Shape. It just doesn’t apply to women, in my opinion. These are a great five rules for anyone to follow: # 1 Weigh in regularly “Hopping on the scale consistently … Continue reading

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Starting A New Exercise Pledge To Myself

I think I have now hit rock bottom in terms of feeling like someone who does a good job at exercising on a regular basis.  A month of being a slacker will do that do you. At this point, I … Continue reading

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Latissimus Dorsi Stretches

My back is much better – but, it’s still not 100% and I can feel it. To avoid this situation happening again, I’m going to try and remember to do some of the following lat stretches before I hit the gym … Continue reading

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Is Yoga Bad For You?

A snip from William Broad’s article on yoga that everyone seems to be talking about these days – According to [Glenn] Black [a yoga teacher of nearly four decades], a number of factors have converged to heighten the risk of … Continue reading

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Making That Fitness Resolution Stick

A nice summary from Matt Fitzgerald on six tips for making “Getting Fit” a lifestyle change - About half of those who start a new exercise program abandon it within three to six months. The reason is no mystery–people are lazy. It’s … Continue reading

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2011: A Good Workout Year With A Bummer Endnote

I’m in a bad place right now. I did something to my left rib cage. I’m not sure when and how it started. I want to say it was at least a week ago where I felt like I tweaked/pulled/strained … Continue reading

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Weight Watchers & Exercise Better Than Exercise Alone

Via the American Academy of Health and Fitness – The results of a new study, which evaluated the changes in cardiovascular fitness from a comprehensive weight-loss program compared to exercise alone, demonstrated a significant improvement in the group that participated … Continue reading

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Translating Calories Into Effort To Burn Leads Kids To Pass On Soda

Interesting news from TIME Heartland – Does calorie information help consumers make healthier choices? Not always. But a new study finds that when calorie counts are presented in an easily understandable way, even teenagers — those experts in never listening … Continue reading

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My Second Ever 5K Race

Two weeks after running my first ever 5K race, I ran another one today. I did pretty good. And, I came close to my goal – despite my last minute concerns. Per my Forerunner 205, my time for the race … Continue reading

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