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Another One Bites The Dust.

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So I have used activity tackers and HR monitors for several years now and I have come to the conclusion that basically they all suck. Not because of the tech behind them or the amazing apps or wide range of use but rather because they are not built to last. I started out with a […]

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30WOD Day 14 – DIY and Fitness. Build your gym.

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I felt like there were too many power snatches. I guess because it is a fairly new move for me I was a little disenchanted by having to to them twice in 4 days. Then again, I really need the practice apparently. Tuesday I was off work and I installed the new chinup bar (Fitness […]

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Hitting My Stride – Finally

I think I am finally finding a way to satisfy my cravings for certain workout types and managing to put to bed my fear that my intensity and time are lacking. So far I have managed to integrate HIIT rope work with each workout, I have started to get back into kettlebell workouts and I […]

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R11D489 – What is an HIIT schedule

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I should start by saying it’s not strictly HIIT at all, in fact calling it Crossfit would be more accurate and while there are people who would call Crossfit HIIT it only occasionally fills the description. You can google Crossfit and HIIT and see what I mean. HIIT is short for High Intensity Interval Training. […]

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Treating Myself (well deserved)

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I have been out of the gym for several years now. I do home workouts, I improvise my own equipment and make do with anything I can to help me stay fit. Now with the Black Friday sales, it’s time to treat myself and get a couple of essential things for the house. One is […]

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10.54-56 – The Weekend

For some reason I feel like I am running on empty lately. My weight is going nowhere and I am eating normally so I am curious as to why I feel so drained. Friday I actually squeezed in a workout and for the weekend I concentrated specifically on Olympic lifting. Sunday was a wash because […]

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10.33 -10.36 – The Weekend Of Pain

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It must have been the bootcamp, and if not, then surely the stretching and mobility we did on Thursday after bootcamp. Personally my money is on the plate weighted squats and lunges that we did. Whatever it was, my hamstrings and quads were on fire on Friday and Saturday. So much so, in fact, that […]

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R9D26 – Balance And Power, Phase 2 And Standing Desk Update

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I’m going to start at the end first. It’s not pretty, but click on the graphic to the left to see some interesting stats. It’s been almost 7 months that I have been standing at my desk at work. There are a couple of things I have noticed that are a bit of a surprise […]

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R8D20-22 – Resting Kind Of Feeling

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Although I was scheduled to do a rest week, I had decided I wouldn’t. Seems like subconsciously I didn’t like that decision and kind of took it easy this week. By taking it easy I mean: Thursday: Fountain of Youth Yoga with Tony Friday: Killer Cage Abs with kids at gym (below) Saturday: Off Sunday: […]

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New Kicks

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They finally arrived in Canada, the New Balance Minimus zero drop barefoot running shoe. It’s just like the vibrams five fingers but without the snide comments about Gorilla feet. Got mine on Saturday at Sportchek, they are awesome. So awesome they make you feel like you have ninja feet when you wear them. I accidentally […]

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