Time for another round of the Exercise of the Week. Last week I featured a favorite of Dan John’s and this week I return with another. The Farmers’ Walks requires the use of two weights to balance as you walk. This week, we will actually remove a weight and just have it on one side. This will require your body to work to remain balanced with the heavy weight on just the one side.

 

Quote of the Week: Squats

January 1, 2012

How’s this to kick off the new year? We’ll start 2012 with a quote from Dan John! Would you expect anything less from me? Besides, it is once again an awesome topic which I have discussed here before. Get ready because here we go. Time to start 2012 and here’s where we’re starting the new year!

“Squats don’t hurt your knees; what you are doing hurts your knees.”

Exercise of the Week: TABATA

September 13, 2011

Alrighty, welcome back to another week of exercise! This week’s “Exercise of the Week” is going to be a little different. Instead of picking a particular exercise, today we’re going to look at a particular workout. Some people would consider this to be their full workout for the day, but for me it’s a “finisher.”

I’ve heard this workout referred to as “4 minutes of hell!” and “4 minutes to Weight Loss.” However you choose to look at it is completely up to you! The workout for this week is TABATA

So what is TABATA anyway? Read the rest of this entry »

Quote of the Week 4

August 7, 2011

Everything works. You heard me right: Everything works…. for awhile.

 

This quote is yet another from Dan John. I agree with him completely. Everything works. Want to lose weight? Start moving and keep moving. You’ll start to lose weight in that initial phase, but it will stop because of that second part, “…for awhile.” Want to put on muscle, start weight training and you’ll put on some muscle “…for awhile.” There are a lot of specialized exercise programs out there that you can start, but sometimes the most important thing is to just start doing something! Then you can get into a specialized program, but I think one thing you’ll find with a lot of those programs is they don’t do the same thing over and over again.

Yes, I’m back to quoting Dan John again. I’m telling you: go pick up his book Never Let Go and get reading! It’s a fantastic book and well worth the $25 I spent on it. I read that book cover to cover when I got it and now I go back and read random chapters when I want to read something.

So, anyway back to the question at hand: Do your actions match your goals? Read the rest of this entry »

Dan John, in his book “Never Let Go” mentioned this quote at least a couple of different times. Simple, yet such an interesting concept. He
goes on to say that if it’s not important, then don’t do it at all.

If we think outside of exercise, this rings true every day, doesn’t it? Is going to work important? If eating important? Is spending time with friends and/or family important?

But since I like to talk exercise, I’m going to stick to exercise. There’s not a day goes by that I don’t pick up the kettlebell while I’m in the gym. I may not pick one up every day, but every day I go into the gym I do. So how do you make it work to do the same things day in and day out? Don’t the experts say you’re supposed to mix things up so as to allow your muscles to recover in between workouts? Read the rest of this entry »

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