I started a short series yesterday on the importance of still being open to new experiences as we get older. Yesterday's theme was sex - and I will come back to that - but today I want to go in a different direction. Many of us, if we engage in fitness at all, fall into the … Continue reading A Book of Firsts, Part 2: Outdoor Bouldering and Rock Climbing
I just watched the most fascinating sport. Speed Climbing. Speed Climbing is a very specialized rock climbing discipline where competitors race up a pre-set 35 foot, 90 degree vertical route (same every time) as quickly as possible. The winners do this in about 6 seconds check out this video. I've never seen anything like it. … Continue reading Who Would Win a Race Between A Speed Climber and a Monkey?
I've been doing Tony Horton's new program - 22 Minute Hard Corps - for a month now, and so have reached the program mid point. I have blogged before that I am really liking the program, but was finding it not as intense as the other P90 programs. As such, I was a little worried … Continue reading 22 Minute Hard Corps – mid program update
Can our egos really handle the latest tech wizardry coming-out of Naked Labs? It is a mirror that, in 20 seconds, measures your weight, percent body fat and measurements... and displays them on the mirror surface. The benefit, of course, is as a fitness and diet aid, to give you regular feedback on progress (or … Continue reading 3D Bodyscan Mirror – Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…
Its been an intense couple days in the new workout program. And I'm feeling the effects in both good and bad ways. Tuesday was cardio 1 and core 1. Having done each of these before, it was not too bad. But having had a beer with my guitar instructor 20 minutes before my workout made … Continue reading 22 Minute Hard Corps – Days 3 and 4
Just finished Resistance 1. It was hard -- thats what she said! Lame 30 Rock reference joke aside... it really pretty hard. The 3 sets of 5 exercises, in and of themselves were fine. It the 15 sets in 20 minutes that kicks your ass. The five exercise - push ups, squat thrusts, pulls ups, chopper … Continue reading 22 Minute Hard Corps – day 2
Still in the honeymoon phase with Tony Horton's latest - 22 Minute Hard Corps. Yesterday I did the day 0 fitness test and the day 1 program (cardio 1 and core 1). First the fit test. It went well. I'll share my results just to give a base of reference for the next round of … Continue reading 22 Minute Hard Corps – The Beginning