Tag: Strength training

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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sedentary lifestyle injuries include lower back pain

Sedentary lifestyle injuries are infinitely worse than sports injuries

I remember the days when I was so fit that a sports injury was always looming but it was only temporary. My fitness and wellness aided and accelerated my recovery every time–even if it took just a little help from a doc or surgeon.  As someone who’s super-size and who needs to lose ~100 pounds–someone […]

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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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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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