The exercise environment is like the wild African plains. It’s a hunting ground and there are beasts on the savanna. Some beasts need to be killed for you to survive. Others will hunt you down and take you out. Beast Basics. The beasts I am referring to the difficulty you face when tackling a workout. … Continue reading Beast Mode
Want to beat out more than two-thirds of the population? Keep a personal budget. A Gallup poll found that only 32% of Americans keep a budget and I’m betting that number is on the high side. Many people tell themselves they keep a budget because they have a running mental tally. Or maybe they count … Continue reading Bankroll Yourself
Exercise dues are the most effective way to reach all of your fitness goals. What are Exercise Dues? Webster defines a due as “a payment or obligation required by law or custom.” Stripped down for exercise dues, a due is an obligation you are required to complete. It’s like a bill or mortgage payment, you … Continue reading Exercise Dues
I eat the same thing for breakfast every day. Here’s why. It’s mobile. My breakfast is a shake. I try to get out the door early and this allows me to take my breakfast with me. It’s healthy. Details outlining the healthiness factors are what most of the article is about. It’s delicious. It tastes … Continue reading Breakfast Done.
Do you want to be a better runner? Skier? Tennis Player? Or a better overall athlete? Improve your muscular endurance to outlast the competition. Muscular Endurance Defined. Muscular Endurance (ME) is different than absolute strength or power. Absolute strength is your ability to handle a heavy load for a small number of repetitions (1-3 rep … Continue reading Muscular Endurance
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When was the last time you climbed a tree or skipped through a hopscotch course? One of my favorite running routes follows the trail next to the Children’s Museum of Denver. As I was cruising along about 2/3 of the way through my run, the museum playground caught my eye. The bright colors and enticing … Continue reading Be Childish
You’re buying a new car and hear about a magic wear-and-tear-o-meter. It takes into account maintenance, wrecks, city miles vs highway miles, aggressive vs passive driving, environmental components, and anything else that might deteriorate the vehicle. All of these factors impact the magic wear-and-tear-o-meter and tell you how much attrition the car has endured. There … Continue reading Cheer the Telomere
My dad gave me the best lesson in overcoming failure by accident. I had the rare treat of going to a bike shop. Being a feisty preadolescent, I bolted towards to the most glorious piece of cycling machinery hanging in the front window. It had a bright chrome frame, jet black accents, and a cherry … Continue reading Take the Growth Oath
You know that person who wakes at 4:45 every morning to hit the gym? Even on the weekend. Their house could be a Better Homes and Gardens cover. Their clothes woven from Hogwarts derived wrinkle-proof fabric and styled by Ralph Lauren himself. Their hair falls like Disney cinema and their teeth are whiter than winter’s … Continue reading You want it? You can habit.