Category Fitness

Heat Acclimatization Done Wrong–Complete With Internal Dialogue

You typically can spot a bad idea from a mile away. I spotted it from years away, and apparently have spent the meantime building up the “courage” to battle its legitimacy as actually being a bad idea–bad, as in “people die from doing this.” I know age is supposed to bring wisdom, and I have […]

Decisions and Commitments

“You make decisions, you live out commitments.” You have made a decision to get your health, fitness, and body composition back on-track; you are not where you want to be, not where you were, and may be frustrated with where you are (hence the resolutions), so you have made a decision to make changes. I […]

August 16th Gym Workout

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAAi-M7FzB4&feature=youtu.be

3 Sets of Exercises:
5 Rounds per Set:

Set 1:
60-Second Turnover (amount of time to complete set plus recovery time, so 5 minutes to complete set)
A) Front Squat w/Overhead Press x 10
B) Wide-Grip Bar Row x 10

Set 2: 30-Second Turnover
A) Straight-Leg Deadlift/RDL x 10

Set 3: As fast as possible
A) Deadlift x 50

Increase your weight for the RDL and Deadlift.
Here are the weights I used:
Set 1: 55lbs
Set 2: 105lbs
Set 3: 105lbs

Everything has its place: Leg Extensions to Deadlifts

I do not believe that there is a “bad exercise” except for that which does not help you in accomplishing your goals or meeting your needs.  How you train should be based on your goals and unique needs (sometimes unique–functionality is not a unique need).  Do you want to be the attractive car that runs […]

The Controllables Versus the Uncontrollables

There are a few words that are commonly misunderstood, but communicate very similar concepts, in the world of women’s strength training.  When talking with women about how they would like their physique to look, I often hear the following: sculpted, toned, shaped, defined, but “not bulky.” What this translates to is: I want to be […]

Things I Have Learned While Cycling–A Newbie’s Chronicles

How I began cycling as part of a family of non-cyclists, and handling not being amongst the elite after years of competing with the best athletes around: I was an avid athlete growing up.  My parents gave me opportunities as a child to pursue various interests, and I tended to be good at endeavors I […]

I don’t have access to a gym! Help!

While I have met many people through the YMCA–both working and working out–I have met many more outside of here who have no gym membership.  A major conflict with fitness and outdoor exercise that we have in the North is called “Winter” and for those without gym access, this makes exercising difficult, and not exercising […]