But if you talk with people that love running, they’ll say, “Yeah! You just pop out for a quick run.” And if you ask them about the steps involved, they’ll say, “There’s just one. You just run.”–Derek Sivers on the Tim Ferriss Podcast I love this example Derek uses to explain how humans tend to think […]
Waiting on the waffle iron offers a few minutes for other activities.
Last fall I read this article from the New Yorker: Stepping Out: Living the Fitbit Life by David Sedaris I love Sedaris’ writing and I remember reading When You Are Engulfed in Flames in a single day. But this article seemed over the top even for him. How someone could get this obsessed over such […]
Two months ago I started training at BAREfit Adventure Training. It’s an unconventional place, but it’s been a great experience. They provide a welcoming atmosphere no matter what fitness level you’re at, no matter why you need to train. Some folks want to lose weight or start healthier habits. Some folks are training for the firefighter exam […]
The first Monday and Tuesday of every month, my gym skips the standard group workouts and does a set of “progress testing.” It’s a checkup of the following: Weight Body Fat Percentage # of Burpees in 1 minute # of Pushups in 1 minute Plank time to failure # of Pull-ups to failure / Hang […]
Thanks to Ber for the photo.
As I get older, I’m realizing more and more that it doesn’t really matter if I’m good at it, it just matters that I try. My own effort, my own willingness, are becoming what’s appealing to me. –Lena Dunham via espnW I feel the same way about my recent efforts in fitness.
BAREfit, the gym I just joined, runs mostly on the philosophy of group workouts. Mondays and Tuesdays are “push” days where you’ll push heavy crap with the muscles on the front of your body. Wednesdays and Thursdays are “pull” days where you balance out the rear side of your body by pulling other types of heavy […]
Before BAREfit After BAREfit But I went and that’s what counts. Give me food.
I joined a gym. It’s not a normal gym. It’s more of a personal & group training space where everyone gets to do Rocky’s training montage from Rocky IV. In a recent interview with the lead trainer, he said “the world doesn’t have ergonomic grips and evenly balanced weights. So why train that way?” Workouts include lots […]