First to give credit where credit is due. I became aware of Frank Booth and his vision for a longer lived and healthier America from a “reblog” on the Simple Living Over 50 blogspot. Thanks for letting me “steal” this. Now to the point. Here’s what Booth proposes in a nutshell: Frank Booth wants people […]Read more "My Inspiration: Frank Booth"
On the heels of yesterday’s delightful discovery that I’ve finally gotten (barely) below 200 lbs, I came across a couple of articles at MensHealth.com that speak to losing weight. I should say that as an aside, between yesterday and today, I didn’t lose any more weight but I didn’t gain any back either. Checking my […]Read more "Fighting the Battle of the Bulge and Winning"
Something happened this morning that hasn’t happened in a long time. I stepped on the scale and it registered a weight under 200 pounds. Okay, it was barely under 200 pounds (to give you some context, I’m 6’3″ tall), but one of my goals was to break through that barrier on my way to my […]Read more "Taking Control"
On those mornings when my wife is up early enough to see me leave for the gym, she says, “Have fun.” Especially if it’s leg day, I don’t immediately think of weight training and then cardio as fun… …but maybe I should. Actually, the more I’ve been thinking about it, the more I realize that […]Read more "Making Lifting Weights Fun"
I survived leg day. That’s exactly what I think every Wednesday morning after I’ve finished weight training and cardio and I’m walking out of the gym. Don’t get me wrong, I approach leg day with the same enthusiasm as any other day at the gym, but I admit it’s the single most difficult workout of […]Read more "I Survived Leg Day: Barbell Hack Squats"
One of my earliest blog posts is called What’s Your Motivation. It explores how to overcome inertia and get to the gym. One of the things I touched on was making a habit out of going to the gym. But how do you make a habit? As it turns out, there’s plenty of advice on […]Read more "Habits and Riding Horses"
I know this may seem like an odd time of year to talk about overindulging on holiday eating but bear with me. As you read this, it’s Monday (or later) but I’m writing on Easter Sunday morning. Even if you don’t celebrate Easter by going to church, you may still be part of a family […]Read more "The Curse of Holiday Overeating"
I’m constantly fighting the clock during weekday mornings at the gym. I’ve got less than an hour to get everything done, both resistance training and cardio (and abs 2 to 3 days a week). I’m always looking for ways to make my workout faster. Of course, I can only do that with the weight training […]Read more "My First Experience With Drop Sets"