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Hiking: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 20:35:15

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Hiking: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:45:50

Tom Brady's New Vegan Protein Chocolate TB12 Plant-Based Protein

TB12 Plant-Based Protein chocolate powder supplement review

The plant-based protein powder that I am using after I come home from spin class every night is from TB12. I like it. Upon first opening the pretty white bag, I noticed two things: a scoop is included (as expected) and the chocolate protein powder was extremely fine, as fine as magnesium carbonate gym chalk. So, when you scoop, don’t expect a pretty little mound of powder but expect a consistency more like cake flour than all-purpose. What that does mean is that it mixes beautifully with just some shaking in my blue 20-ounce Blender Bottle shaker cup with just it’s little wire BlenderBall whisk. I was happy not to need a Ninja or Bullet blender to get it right unless you plan to properly blend a smoothie.I really like it. As I said, it’s less of a sugary treat and if you mix it with water and take it at room temperature and really focus on the taste, you’ll get undertones of peas, I won’t lie, but I like it a lot more than the ON chocolate whey protein that I had been taking.

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Hiking: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 20:49:04

Hiking: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:55:12

Recovery from intense physical activity is a real thing

Emily Barone

Staff Sargeant Emily Barone

While I do concede that recovery days do rob me of valuable caloric expenditure, fitness is a series of ascending plateaus. When I attend two or three weeks of 45-minute to 60-minute classes in a row, I always start seeing diminishing returns on my work. I haven’t been to a spin class in a full week now and when I attended my 1:30pm class at CYCLEBAR Columbia Pike today, I felt like I really leveled-up. Thank you to the lovely and inspirational indoor cycling instructor and fife player, Staff Sargeant Emily Barone, for inspiring to ride more quickly–in terms of RPMs–than I ever have. I mean, I am still in the 50th percentile, but practice makes perfect. And I’m not extremely competitive. I ride my own riders, race my own races. 

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DNA Test Kits: Misconceptions Abolished!

As of recent, the internet is flooded with misinformation about DNA kits. There are many companies who supposedly help you fix your nutrition and training based on your DNA profile. In other words, you will adapt to what your genetic material dictates, over the lifestyle you have chosen for yourself and the nutrition and training you have decided to undertake.

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2019 Crystal City 5K Fridays April 5, 2019 - April 26, 2019

2019 Crystal City 5k Fridays

Every Friday in April at 6:30 PM, Arlington residents come together in their running kit and run 5k together for fun and glory. It’s called the Crystal City 5k Fridays. So, for four Fridays in April, for $65 for the series, you can have an easy weekly reason, excuse, and goal for getting your run in every day for the five or six previous days. 

Walking really is the absolutely perfect adaptive exercise for us heavy people!

Everyone tries to tell you that walking is the pathway to losing weight and becoming fit. And it is!

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2019 Crystal City 5K Fridays April 5, 2019 - April 26, 2019

Crystal City 5k Fridays

I’m proud to announce that I dropped $65 and am now registered to run a 5k race every Friday evening for the Month of April. Since I tend to DFL, I intend to spend time between now and April 5th slow-running and slow-jogging my way into becoming a middle of the pack of a rear of the pack runner.  I’ve done these races before, back in 2016, and love them.

2016 Crystal City 5K Fridays, race #1 produced by Pacers Running. Friday, 1 April, 2016. Photo by Brian W. Knight/Swim Bike Run Photo.

Every Friday in April at 6:30 PM, Arlington residents come together in their running kit and run 5k together for fun and glory. It’s called the Crystal City 5k Fridays. So, for four Fridays in April, for $65 for the series, you can have an easy weekly reason, excuse, and goal for getting your run in every day for the five or six previous days.