Category Archives: Fitness

Most Expensive Zip Codes and a Little Workout

Today I want to share an article that ran in Forbes a few weeks ago, America’s 500 Most Expensive Zip Codes in 2014.   Probably not a lot of surprises inside…California topped the list with Atherton, CA, zip code 94027 … Continue reading

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45 is the New 25

Last year I wrote about Diana Nyad, a 61 YO female swimmer who was attempting to swim 103 miles (expected to take 60+ hours) from Cuba to Key West (see “Going for Greatness at Any Age“).  Nyad, unfortunately, was unsuccessful … Continue reading

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Is There a “Set Point?”

I hope some of you got the chance to watch the HBO special titled “The Weight of the Nation,” which aired on Monday and Tuesday nights.  If you didn’t get a chance to see it, all four parts are available … Continue reading

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The “Fat Whisperer” ~ Are You Kidding Me?!

So while I was sitting on a plane to China for 14 straight hours (in economy plus, no less…no chance of sleeping much) I had a chance to catch up on some reading.  I like to read a magazine when … Continue reading

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No Excuses, Part 2

I am a bit short on time, so this is going to be short and sweet.  Last year I posted a blog titled “No Excuses.”  In it I included my favorite commercial, one by Nike.  Here it is again (even … Continue reading

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Push-ups: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

A few weeks ago I suggested that everybody should be working on chin-ups (see “We’re All Doing Chin-ups!“).  How’s that going?  Ready for a new challenge?  How about push-ups?  You’re groaning?  Like the chin-up, the push-up can be a very … Continue reading

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The Pallof Press Times Ten

The Pallof press…what the heck is that?  If you are a regular reader (thank you) then you probably have heard me mention this ab exercise before.  In fact, I included it in my post last week “Top 10 Training Tools: … Continue reading

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Top Ten Training Tools: Tool #2, Superbands

A few weeks ago I posted the first of my “top ten training tools,” free weights (if you missed it, see here).  Today I want to share with you a few ways in which superbands can be used to mix … Continue reading

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We’re All Doing Chin-Ups!

I hope you have a cup of coffee, because this is a long one…. Many of you know I have been on a personal chin-up quest since late last spring, with a goal to do 5 unassisted chin-ups.  While it … Continue reading

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat

When it comes to strength training everyone wants some body part to look better.  How many of you would like “better looking” abs?  How about “more toned” arms?  Nice looking legs?  A sexy back?  (Sounds of crickets chirping.)  What is … Continue reading

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