Posts Tagged “exercise”

Jimmy the Giant Speech

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Processed food… One by one the conveyor belt pushes another package of potato chips, Tastykakes, and TV dinners forward.  One by one America gets bigger, burgeoning with bloat and belches.  That’s the thought process running through my head at the supermarket waiting in line.  How can anyone thrive eating the chemistry on that conveyor belt?…

CrossFit Open – Weeks 2 and 3

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CrossFit Open – Weeks 2 and 3

14.2 In my last post I vowed to do better in the next week’s CrossFit Open workout.  I didn’t account for one tiny detail.  The workout could be much, much harder.  It was.  At least for a born and bred, skinny guy like me it was. Here’s 14.2. Every 3 minutes for as long as…

CrossFit Open 2014 – Week 1

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CrossFit Open 2014 – Week 1

“3, 2, 1…GO!” And so begins another year of the CrossFit Open.  175,000 people in 132 countries compete with each other to determine who is the fittest person on earth.  At the sound of that countdown, each of those 175,000 people launch into the same workout performed at their local box (a box is a…

Journey Through the CrossFit Open Competition (Week 3, Week 4, Week 5)

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Journey Through the CrossFit Open Competition (Week 3, Week 4, Week 5)

Note – If you haven’t read the previous post, you will not have the full context, so you may want to check it out.  Then again, this is a long post, so you may want to dive right in. Week 3 13.3 was announced to be a repeat of 12.4, meaning that the 4th workout…

Journey through the CrossFit Open Competition (Pre-Competition, Week 1, Week 2)

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Journey through the CrossFit Open Competition (Pre-Competition, Week 1, Week 2)

Pre-Competition The CrossFit Games Open competition is just a few days away and my excitement is growing by-the-minute. These Games are like The Hunger Games only in that you might die of a heart attack in the middle of the competition from too many alternating squats and sprints. The Open is a worldwide competition to…

My 1st Black Belt Test

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My 1st Black Belt Test

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. – John Wooden   Lifting heavy weights my skinny, teenage arms gave out and a 40 pound dumbbell dropped itself full force onto the tip of my right thumb.  The now numb nail would be black for the next 6 months from…

CrossFit: Benefits and Drawbacks

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CrossFit: Benefits and Drawbacks

I’m 8 months into my CrossFit journey.  I set a goal last year to find some new activities and I stumbled upon Bikram Yoga in San Diego.  After four months of Bikram, I wanted a workout that was shorter and more varied.  Enter CrossFit. I started on January 1st, 2012 with a special holiday endurance…

The Primal Laws (Part II – Exercise)

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The Primal Laws (Part II – Exercise)

You may find it helpful to read Part I on Primal eating first or start all the way back at the beginning of this journey by reading Nature -vs- Technology. If you don’t like clicking those links, you’ll want the following reference information. These are the 10 Primal Laws. #1: Eat Lots of Plants and Animals #2:…

Metabolism (Part III) – What to do? Exercise, Climb Rocks, Play with Dogs

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Metabolism (Part III) – What to do? Exercise, Climb Rocks, Play with Dogs

If you haven’t read Part 1 or Part 2, you have some history to review.  Do not pass until you can tell me how many polar bears it takes to hibernate properly. Fifth, increase your activity level throughout the day.  Most folks try to get one workout in per day.  That’s fine, but if you’re trying to…

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