Tag Archive: exercise

Problems are Always Opportunities

In late March I was enjoying a fast paced game of hockey, zigged when I should have zagged, and exploded into the boards at high speed, breaking and separating two ribs, and partially tearing my pectoral muscle on my left side.
Busted Ribs Suck
Over the years, I have had numerous injuries from sports, including broken bones,…




P90X Update

Last week my wife and started the 7th week of P90X and haven’t missed a day yet. Have done a bit less running, riding and yoga since starting the program, but really enjoying the muscle confusion – haven’t done that to myself in a long time. The plyometric workouts continue to be killer and usually…




The First Three Weeks of P90X

p90x

On a whim I grabbed the P90X program while I was buying gifts at Christmas. I thought it might be cool to learn some new exercises and try a program.  At home, my wife picked up the box and immediately became interested in doing the program.
So not knowing quite what to expect we popped the…




Why? Because it feels good.

balance

Hardly a day goes by when someone doesn’t ask me why I am so committed to my exercise, diet and daily routines. Often they want to discover the science that could possibly justify what seems like such a huge sacrifice and ordeal.
My logical and dominant left brain always quickly responds that my rituals…




Fitness Myths and Bad Advice

Everyone likes to give advice from food to diet to business to financial and a lot of it is sketchy, but sometimes I wonder if any area of life has more myths than health and fitness.
People share fitness advice they read or were told by their favorite trainers, but much of it is patently wrong,…




Exercising Through Injuries

If you are active, you probably get periodic injuries, most of us do. I am not talking about sore muscles after a good workout, but pain or discomfort from a tear or strain that stays with you for weeks. How you react to these injuries can have a huge impact on your overall fitness. …




Workout Routine

One of my friends on Facebook recently asked about my workout routine these days so I thought I would share my response here with some additional notes.
First, an explanation to put this in context. My routine changes depending on my goals and what sports I am competing in at any point in time. Right now…




Live Vigorously

In our busy lives we have a tendency to fill every moment of our schedules and automate everything we used to do by hand so we can, in turn, fill our schedules even more. We have dishwashers to save us from doing the dishes, car washes whenever we want, cleaning services to keep our houses…




Energy

I took a week off from exercising once. People told me I had never looked so tired. So I got back at it to regain my energy.




Exercising Every Day

Staying fit is critical to overall personal success. Doing regular exercise will make you feel good and give you strength, stamina, regulated energy levels, flexibility. You will also give your mind an opportunity to rest and recharge from the brain heavy stresses of the rest of the day (see Zen exercise).
With all those…




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