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Exercise

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…

Fit Geek Workout #1

Hey guys! I put together a workout for anyone who’s interested in trying it. It’s pretty TUFF. It’s a full-body cardio circuit, and you don’t need much equipment. I tried to be as comprehensive as possible in describing it, so hopefully everything makes sense. Let me know what you think! INSTRUCTIONS There are six exercises […] Read more…

Boot camp: Not just for guys with flat tops!

I’m convinced that coupon sites are almost evil. Almost. Sure, you can find some great deals. An hour-long Swedish massage for $39. 12 self defense classes for $29. Five pole-dancing classes and complimentary taint waxing for $40.95. Your own personal leather-clad gimp for $14.99. Word! But at the end of the day, the amount of […] Read more…

Women and Weights: Bulky BS

Usually, mornings are full of promise for me. But this morning wasn’t. It was full of loathing and grumpiness. Yet somehow I managed to drag myself to the gym. I used to workout first thing in morning, but dropped the habit a while ago. Hence me feeling like one of Lovecraft’s monsters, only less cool. […] Read more…

Maximize your gluteus!

The glute-ham raise machine is like the unicorn of the gym. Something magical that you’ve only ever heard of, but have never seen. For those of you who are not familiar with this contraption, it looks like this: And this is how you use it: It’s one of the most challenging ways to train your […] Read more…

Mobile ain’t just a place in Alabama!

Man, I write the cheesiest titles. Anyway: Things that impress me in the gym: People doing full squats People doing deadlifts People (especially women) doing chin-ups People doing mobility drills Things that do not impress me at the gym: Dudebros using the squat rack for curls Dudebros lifting up their shirts and flexing in the […] Read more…

Talking About Walking!

There’s been some fuss at my job about the new parking procedures. Unless we get there early, chances are that we have to park in a lot that’s about a 5-minute walk away. I think I’m the only person who’s actually happy about this. I mean, do you ever think about how much you actually […] Read more…