Tag: Physical exercise

FitBit Surge Plus FitBit Zip

FitBit Surge gypped me on steps so I added a Zip

I do most of all of my daily steps on my LifeSpan Treadmill Desk DT-5. Since I am working on this desk all day, I am oftentimes leaning over a little, putting pressure on the built-in arms pads with my arms, and typing, typing, typing, isolating my movements so that I can focus on writing […]

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9Round Penrose Studio Gym

9Round is for everyone — I need to remember that

I had been under the weather for upwards of two months with Sinusitis. Even before that, I had been suffering from some sciatica and lumbago back pain. As a result. I started to avoid 9Round. And once I started not spending a measly 30-minutes-a-day doing the rounds at 9Round Penrose, I stopped. The exact thing […]

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chris Abraham Lat Pulldowns

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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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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Chris Abraham after running 5k

Quickening my 5k time week after week at #cc5kFridays

After nursing my aching lumbago and missing race 3 of the Crystal City 5k Fridays series of races, I stopped exercising for two whole weeks and returned for week 4. I ran what I thought was a fast race, for me, but when I finished my girlfriend remembered a 45-something-minute time instead of my races times […]

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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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9Round: Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:27:19

I started trying to wear my old Wahoo heart rate monitor strap and their Wahoo app to communicate my almost daily workout to someplace else. I have sorted out how best to work my Fitbit Surge to the wrist and hand wrapping that’s required for my 9Round workouts. So, I double-track (though I did forget […]

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312 pound Chris Abraham after a 2.26 mile run

Three-hundred-and-twelve-pounds! When did that happen?

As I have begun to share over in shop healthy, cook healthy, eat healthy, be healthy, I really let myself go. I might have been wearing my fancy new Fitbit Surge but I haven’t been rising to any of all the occasions that have been offered to me as a result of being up to my […]

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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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Two laps around Roosevelt Island

I was excited to do two laps in one go around Theodore Roosevelt Island!   It was muddy but not nearly as muddy as we thought it would be. Besides, when this lovely gem of a trail run that’s only minutes away from where we live and with plenty of parking, any muck, mire, and […]

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