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Category: Gear

Why big, tall, chubby, fluffy, heavyset, and fat athletes should wear cycling bib shorts during their spin workouts

Don’t be afraid of the very pervy-looking cycling bib. While it looks a lot like fetishwear, cycling bib shorts make these spin class godsends in 2XL.  Personally, I did a lot of research and chose to order three pair of Pearl iZUMi Men’s Escape Quest Cycling Bib Shorts from Amazon; however, American-made Aero Tech Designs Big Men’s Top Shelf Padded Cycling Bib Shorts go up to 5XL.While they look bizarre, embarrassing, and grotesque on their own if you’re not a lithe cyclist, the built-in shoulder straps keep the bike shorts up no matter what. No plumber’s crack. No mid-ride or mid-spin class wardrobe malfunction. 

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Recommended kettlebell weights for men and women by Pavel Tsatsouline from Simple & Sinister

How heavy your kettlebell should be (heavier than you think)

According to Supreme Girya Master Girevik Pavel Tsatsouline, if you’re a man, you really should be swinging at least a 16kg kettlebell and ordering up a 24kg kettlebell and a 32kg kettlebell from Kettlebells USA for not later but for sooner–for soon!

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SPYDERGRIP GREEN LYNX 2.0

SpyderGrip Green Lynx 2.0 Review

I bought this SpyderGrip Green Lynx 2.0 over a year ago, I think, but haven’t used it much because I didn’t think it could carry that much. Tonight, however, I checked it out and I was easily able to fit my Samsung S6 Active into the neoprene pouch. Here’s an official walk-around of the product, taken […]

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Selfie with a BlueParrott B450‑XT Bluetooth trucker headset

Update to my VXi BlueParrott B450‑XT Bluetooth headset review

I received my BlueParrott B450‑XT Bluetooth trucker headset from VXi Corp last week and have put some time on it. Long story short, the sound can go louder than you should listen and the tone is very warm and not tinny or trebly like many headsets. The connection is quick and sure. The headset worked immediately with […]

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My recommendation for indoor rower rowing shorts for erging on the Concept2

I’ve put a lot of meters onto my PM5-updated twenty-year-old Model C Concept2. While you can, and should, row in whatever shorts you have on–even pantsless if you own your own erg–there are some better solutions.  Concept2 Cotton Lycra Rowing Shorts Until a month ago, I was a true blue JL Racing / JL Rowing / […]

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tomtom adventurer gps outdoor watch

Initial impressions of the TomTom Adventurer Outdoor GPS Watch

I am sorry about not posting for so long. I was really sick over the Winter and am finally on the mend. In the meanwhile, my Fitbit Surge broke and I have been making it work with a Fitbit Zip. Last week I received the new TomTom Adventurer Outdoor GPS Watch to review from the gang at TomTom. It arrived […]

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StrideBox subscription box for runners

Review of StrideBox subscription box for runners

I’ve been a StrideBox member since October 2, 2013. And I have always been amazed and amused by the variety and creativity of testers products for runners. So many little dibs and dabs of everything a runner might need, and stuff that you’d never think of, from flashy little lights that grip your ankles or wrap around […]

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Running Gear

Discounted Running Gear

I was reading reddit this morning and Jaime_Manger posted a most useful list to the /r/running subreddit,  Compilation of Discounted Running Gear. It is such a useful list that I thought I would copy it over here, with full appreciation and respect to the OP. She also included a link to where she maintains the list on Google Docs. […]

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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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