Category: Exercise

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Building muscle for rowing

I’ve actually worked How to Build Muscle for Rowing Review into my workout.  The workout is very simple: seven machine-based workouts, four on one day, skip a day, three on the other. I started out with Betsy at the King Street XSport Fitness so that I could get my max weight sorted out as a baseline: leg press: 240lbs, chest […]

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Out of the frying pan onto water

Remember when I was running 5ks? It seems like only yesterday I was literally kicking ass and taking names at 9Round Penrose and doing Pacers-sponsored 5k races. Well, that took a break. I caught some sort of bug and tried to use my human immune system to fight off the invading armies with sleep, liquids, […]

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In praise of being dead last in a race

As I told you last week, last Saturday I ran the Four Courts Four Miler.  I finished!

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Giving 9Round Penrose my money

A brand new 9Round gym opened up in the Penrose neighborhood of South Arlington, and I popped on January 7 after eating tacos and drinking margaritas at my favorite local, Taqueria el Poblano, just to see who took over the vacated commercial space.  It was a gym called 9Round. There was a spry dude in there […]

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Action films make for a grand row

While I appreciate UCanRow2’s recent article, 10 Indoor Rowing Workouts to Kill 10K, I must admit that my secret is watching streaming movies off of Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon. Tonight, it was 100% Hulu Plus streaming over Roku onto my Sony Trinitron: Robocop and A View to a Kill. I have some news: after two months […]

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Entering the cult of CrossFit in 2016

As of Monday, January 4, it looks like I will serve my first week in the cult of CrossFit. I have been thinking about joining CrossFit for a while because I am already interested in kettlebells and Concept2 Indoor Rowers and some of my best friends have transformed their lives through a commitment to CrossFit. […]

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Chris Abraham after a lovely saturday morning walk

Starting the day with a spirited walk

I would love to suggest that this morning’s walk was mine but it wasn’t — though I benefited.   It was warm enough to wear shorts and a zippered hoodie, and I could have gone with just a t-shirt, too, but I wanted to carry my wallet, keys, and phone.  Activity: Walking Distance: 2.76 mi […]

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