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Allie Q

Fit Geek’s First “Boot Camp”

I used to enjoy sleeping in on Saturday mornings. But yesterday I got up even earlier than I do on work days to abuse a few friends. Nothing like a little sadism to start your weekend. I met up with my friends Joe (wrecktify) and Chris to do a workout in Indian Hammocks park. Specifically […] Read more…

How to make (sort of) healthy vending machine choices.

Aaahh…the vending machine. Both friend and foe. I think anyone who works in an office knows what I’m talking about. (Apologies for all the crap phone pictures that are to follow.) It’s 3 or 4 p.m. and you’ve got the munchies. You don’t want to wait till you get out of work to eat. Or […] Read more…

Kids and working out: How young is too young?

So, yesterday I mentioned that I saw a 16- or 17-year-old girl squatting a buttload of weight at the gym. And then my friend mentioned that she overheard some of her former (13-year-old) students talking about how they go to the gym. And it got me wondering, what should the age limit be for the […] Read more…

Why squats rule and how to do them.

Admittedly, I’m a bit competitive. Whenever I see a girl getting ready to do a barbell squat (a rare occasion), I always watch her from the corner of my eye to see how many plates she puts on the bar. Recently I was taken aback by how heavy two different girls loaded up their bars. […] Read more…

Wagons should come with seatbelts.

Tuesday morning I peeled down my pants in the bathroom at work and was greeted by pink indentations running down either side of my legs. Nothing makes you feel more like dough than seeing the inseam of your jeans impressed into your pale thighs. The reason those indentations were there was because I was bloated […] Read more…

Glorifying Gluttony

So, I don’t really watch much TV. But a couple of days ago my boyfriend turned on the boob tube and the show Man vs. Food was on. I’ve never seen this show before. People might think I’m a snob for saying this, but it kind of grossed me out. For those who haven’t heard […] Read more…

What I’ve learned from working in porn…

That I love banging in front of a camera! Just kidding. I actually work behind the scenes as an editor/copywriter. Ever go to a sex store and read the copy that’s on those XXX DVDs? Yeah, I write that stuff. I also write the copy that goes in magazines and websites, and I get to […] Read more…

A Beginner’s Home Workout

“I don’t like going to the gym.” I hear that ALL the time. Fortunately, you don’t need a gym to workout. The following routine is a good starting point for beginners interested in strength training. It’s easy and straight forward. There are only five exercises (so lazy people have no excuse!) but together they still […] Read more…

Don’t Be Skurd: Progressive Strength Training

I see a lot of gender segregation in the gym. And one of the most marked separations involves the dumbbells. On one small stand, there are several sets of dumbbells weighing 5 to 15 lbs. I feel like there’s some kind of invisible sign that says “Women Only” hanging above them. Along the rest of […] Read more…