Fart-lek!

Fartlek, which means “speed play” in Swedish, is a form of interval training which puts stress on the whole aerobic energy system due to the continuous nature of the exercise. The difference between this type of training and continuous training is that the intensity or speed of the exercise varies, meaning that aerobic and anaerobic…

This is awesome for USAA area San Antonians!

http://www.samedfoundation.org/wellness-coalition/trail-map I finally got to test run this trail yesterday and it’s perfect.  Not too long (approx 2.2 miles).  Perfect for walking or jogging AND there are EXERCISE STATIONS along the route.  Nothing burns calories and melts off FAT like aerobic and resistance exercise intermingled.  This track lets you do that.  Walk or jog from…

Suggestions for losing weight/getting healthier. Do it now, NOT nxt Jan.!

Consider this… For most folks, creating incentives and assigning accountability are two of the most important keys to achieving a goal.  These sites help w/ that and they’re fun.  They also help with the 4 Proven Principles of Failure Proofing: 1) Make it Conscious – Flashing and “before” photos.  NOT trenchcoat flashing, but food flashing. …

Please be skeptical…

BUT, don’t use skepticism as an excuse for inaction.  Be proactively skeptical, not defensively skeptical.  In other words, know that science (supposedly from which the majority of exercise efforts are born) starts with educated (wild-ass) guesses, followed by trials, followed by a lot of conflicting results.  Guess what?  That’s LIFE!  Try..fail, try again…fail again, eventually…DIE.…

Caveat Lector

A couple recent gluten studies made me think of Dickens’ opening lines from “A Tale of Two Cities,” which describe the concurrence of contradictory states of being and consciousness in 18th century Western Europe. That’s people for ya. We can be miserable and happy at the same time. We can believe something despite evidence to…

Why this and not that…

<—–WHY THIS? AND NOT THAT? —–> Because…. Benefits of exercises with medicine balls There are many benefits to exercising with medicine balls that are difficult to achieve with other workouts.   * Ditch the jumping jacks (nothing against Jack L – RIP) every once in awhile & do a medicine ball routine for a great…