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My Lockdown Gym

Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are all at their worst yet in the United States. In Kentucky, a new set of restrictions has gone into place and in general I support them all. Gym capacities are restricted as part of those measures. While they’re not closed, I’m electing to train in my home gym until […]

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Fitness Technology

Weightlifting Cheatsheet

I’m procrastinating real work, so here’s a project I made that I’ve wanted for a while. Alex’s Max Cheatsheet

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Fatherhood Fitness Life

Another Day, Another Deadlift

Today Second trip to the new gym. Deadlifts and overhead presses plus walks there and back. Made some decent choices about food – the only irresponsible thing being a trip to Dairy Del in the evening. Grocery shop, dishes, laundry folding, straightening up the house all as a matter of course. Tons of time with […]

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Back at the Gym

UofL has a small gym about a 15 minute walk from my house. We’ve meant to join it ever since we found out just how much cheaper it is than the Y. We finally joined on Monday night. Tonight was my first workout there and I had a blast. The walk itself is just enough […]

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Feeling Fat and Looking Back

We paid for a gym membership all 12 months of 2017. Turns out I only went during the first six months of that: January: 10 visits February: 13 visits March: 12 visits April: 1 visit May: 4 visits June: 6 visits There may have been a couple more in that last half of the year […]

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Fitness Louisville

Spray Paint Motivation

“From this point to the Downtown YMCA front desk using the stairs, you will burn around 14 extra calories. Do this every day and that will add up! It’s my Y.” A quick Google search says losing a pound requires about a 3500 calorie deficit. 14 calories every day is 5110 calories a year, so that’s 1.46 […]

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But the Real Prize is Healthy Snacks

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Fitness Life

Drinking Less Coffee: A Project

Hello, my name is Alex, and I’m a coffee addict. I’ll always be an addict. But for now I’m an addict who’s taking steps to drink less coffee. I plan to have at least two weeks of drinking nothing stronger than decaf coffee and herbal tea. Earlier in the fall, I would’ve very much defended […]

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Fitness WordPress

WWWP5k: The Worldwide WordPress 5k

I ran the WWWP5k this morning and there’s still time for you to sign up! Wait, how does that work? Any time between Monday, September 19th to Sunday, September 25th, travel a 5k anyway you’d like. Walk along the beach. Run on your treadmill. Jog with your dog. Hike in the woods. Once you’ve done your 5k, post […]

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Fitness Louisville

Team Owlbear Runs Throo the Zoo

Back in December Ber made her intentions clear. Once the baby was here and she was cleared to exercise again, she wanted to get back to running. She decided to run in the Throo the Zoo 5k, which happens every year at the Louisville Zoo on the 2nd Saturday in May (the week after Derby.) Her […]