Tag: Aerobic exercise

The secret to slow jogging and slow rowing is the power-10 and power pieces

Summary: let your slow-flag fly, for sure, when you slow jog and slow row;  however, please feel free to add power-10s and other high-intensity pieces to your slow, long, steady-state everyday slow jogs and slow rows.  What is a Power 10? Power-10 is an on-water rowing and racing term that is often said by the coxswain to […]

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The Exorcist steps, located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., are famous for being featured in the film The Exorcist.

Added “take the stairs” to my resolutions

The worst workout when I was a college rower at GWU was running the Exorcist Steps in Georgetown off of Water Street. We flowed up and down, first thing in the morning, as a team, with folks powering up and streaming back down. It was a terrestrial vomit comet, worse than suicides, burpees, and wind […]

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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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Blue CFF Fit 12KG Kettlebell Competiton

I’m swinging a kettlebell for 90-seconds every 60-minutes

Title: Get Fit, Get Fierce with Kettlebell Swings Author: Don Fitch Genre: Exercise & Fitness Publisher: Well-Being Skills Release Date: April 19, 2013 Format: Kindle Pages: 65 Source: http://amzn.to/20Rp8qf I am very sedentary. They tell me that sitting kills. So, I took to kettlebells. I work from home so I can workout during the day. […]

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Running: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:25:02

Activity: Crystal City 5k Fridays Race 5 Distance: 3.29 mi Duration: 00:45:33 Average Speed: 3.7 mph Average Pace: 13:51 min/mi Calories Burned: 891 Heart Rate: 142 Activity Link: https://runkeeper.com/user/chrisabraham/activity/778205779 Start Time: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:25:02

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9round penrose square workout

HIIT: 3 minutes of anything is hard

Historically, I have been Mr. Steady State Cardio. When I worked out with James T. Harris at XSport on Columbia Pike, I did do Zone work, including suicides and burpies and wind sprints; and, whenever I get to Spin I am sure I am doing 45-minutes of HIIT. But, between college Crew and 2012, all […]

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Giving 9Round Columbia Pike my money

A brand new 9Round gym opened up in the Penrose Square 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. 9Round 1st Impression There was […]

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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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dog days of summer rowing

Joining the 2015 Concept2 Dogs Days of Summer challenge

I own a Concept2 Indoor Rower that collects too much dust. As part of my intentional movement towards fitness and health I will be participating in the Dog Days of Summer challenge this year. The Dog Days of Summer runs from August 1–28 and features a different total distance goal each week. I feel pretty confident […]

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