Category: Mobility

Please never forget to stretch after all your workouts like I do

Even if you’re just taking it easy and not even breaking a sweat during your exercises, including constitutional walks and family saunters and even really slow rows on your rowing erg, never forget to give yourself a nice stretch every time your done with your exercises, even if you just get just a little bit […]

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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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Working on myofascial release with my massage stick

Fighting sciatica and fascial adhesion with a massage stick

When I am not on Kathe Ana’s table at Heavenly Body’s Clinic here in Arlington, I am using a Big Stick from The Stick to try to work out the almost debilitating tightness in both my right lumbar and the resulting tightness I have in the muscles in my shin. I have been calling the first one sciatica: “lower […]

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Become fit with Reddit’s help

After all the brouhaha surrounding #GamerGate and the controversy surrounding the decision that SXSW made in removing some #GamerGate panels, I wanted to remind my gentle reader — yes, you — that there are warm hugs online and not just slaps, punches, yells, screams, and assaults online. First, here’s a #GamerGate primer. Second, online abuse, […]

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Stretching the Quad

Don’t swing your kettlebells without stretching your body

If you’re going to engage in 90-seconds of vigorous kettlebell swings every hour, all day long, every day, even with only a single 12kg kettlebell, then a stretching regimen is essential. I didn’t and I am zombie, limping, Frankenstein’s monster. From now on, stretching and rigorous use of my foam roller and massage stick. Lesson […]

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