Earlier in the year, I got sick for awhile, which is unusual for me. While recovering, my fitness level slipped somewhat, and I was nursing some minor aches and pains. I gradually began to train again, and slowly returned to form. I've finally began to really hit my stride, and along with any … [Read more...] about You Are Your Own Gym – an Excellent Book!
During the winter, I got quite sick around the new year. I wasn't myself for weeks, and so I got out of shape. Not like gaining a ton of weight or anything, just not as fit as I like to be. Finally, my strength started to return, and with a new gym membership in hand at Planet Fitness, I got back … [Read more...] about Getting In Shape For Spring – Revisiting Squats
I was shopping with some young friends one day, and since they knew I had a personal training background, they just had to show me these sneakers that supposedly gave you a workout without your doing anything! They were so excited, I did my best to keep my laughs to myself. We all tried on a pair, … [Read more...] about Reebok Easytone Shoes – part of a Silly Trend?
I was watching a NASA documentary recently. They were showing some of their coolest astronauts and engineers, clearly trying to sex up their image, and presumably help retain their always-threatened funding. It was fun to watch. One astronaut was talking about living on the space shuttle for … [Read more...] about Exercise in Space – Effective?
Dave: Recent research is all over the news which describes how the brain can get into an addictive state where the urge to eat junk food is almost impossible to resist, and how these addictions are exacerbated by the slightest cues in our environment. Gee, with a grim prognosis like that, … [Read more...] about Tracy Gensler on the Difficulties of Maintaining Weight Loss
Dave: Tracy, I had heard that food at the Olympic Village used to be awful, like McDonalds and stuff like that, largely due to sponsorship. But I also heard that Beijing tried hard to have good food. What's the Olympic Village food like now? Is it healthy? I imagine that some athletes bring … [Read more...] about Tracy Gensler Talks About Food at the Olympics