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Tag: Muscle

Sometimes it takes 18-months to motivate enough to commit and get started—and that’s okay!

I have had this timer set up to prompt me to do 90-seconds of kettlebell swings every single hour of the day. I’ve been ignoring it for over 18-months but started doing it again today.

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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

Climbing eight flights a day lowers early mortality risk by 33%? Hell, I live on the top floor of an 8-floor apartment complex and I never take the stairs! I feel like this is kismet!

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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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TRX HOME Suspension Trainer

TRX suspension trainer straps review and exercises

I love my TRX Suspension Trainer Straps. These days, I have it set permanently attached to my apartment’s front door with the included door anchor. But only when I use it. It is amazingly portable and stuffs into the included webbed pouch.   I’ve taken it everywhere, be it in the bags of my motorcycle […]

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Sharita Jennings joins ROWViGOR as coach of the Express class

Sharita Jennings joins ROWViGOR as indoor rowing coach

Here’s the latest update from pop-up indoor rowing studio, ROWViGOR: “I would like to introduce our newest Coach Sharita!  Sharita will be teaching a special Express Class in the mornings at 7:15.  Express is a 30 minute workout that combines upbeat movements with our signature erg-based exercises designed to get your heart pumping for those with […]

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My giant wallet could be giving me sciatica!

Not long after I started this blog I pinched my sciatic nerve and then wrote Fighting sciatica and fascial adhesion with a massage stick. A couple months later, it happened again and I wrote Oy! My lumbago! So, tonight I have the third race in my 5-race 5k series, Crystal City 5k Fridays and am nursing a pinched […]

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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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Jan 12 Concept2 Workout of the Day WOD

Doing Today’s Concept2 Workout of the Day (WOD)

It’s already the 12th and I haven’t even started the 2016 Concept2 Virtual Team Challenge to join my teammates on Team Grotto — but I shall today. So, since my back is now better, I’ll try to get back into the saddle with today’s January 12, 2016, daily WOD for the Concept2 Indoor Rower rowing ergometer.  

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Two 24kg Metrixx® Classic E-Coat Military Grade Cast Iron Kettlebells by Kettlebells USA

My love affair with the kettlebell

I don’t know where my obsession began. I believe I can thank James Harris of XSport Fitness on Columbia Pike in Columbia Heights, Arlington, VA.   When he was my personal trainer a couple years ago he threw everything at me: suicides, burpies, heavy rope, bear crawls, and strange cannonballs with handles on them: kettlebells. I […]

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