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A few things…

I got a Twitters. Add me at MsFitGeek! I’m not very good at the Twitter thing. At least, not with a public one. I actually have another private one where I am completely and utterly inappropriate, but that one is going to stay under wraps. I don’t want to give away all my potentially offensive […] Read more…

The WTF Workout

So apparently I have relatives that read my blog. And according to my father they have an issue with me cursing. Whatever. I don’t think I even curse that much. I’ve even tried to curtail it these past few posts…to be nice, or something. However I am not a fan of censorship. It was relayed […] Read more…

What does the way you workout say about you?

I recently became enamored with this article over at Stumptuous.com: Party Like It’s 1899: Physical Culture Interview with Craig Staufenberg. To give you the gist of it, “Craig Staufenberg is an author and illustrator who’s just released an ebook titled How to Live: A Manual of Sensible Physical Culture that focuses on the history and […] Read more…

A couple of lessons in humility

Lesson #1: Stop trying to be TUFF I like to lift heavy weights. But you probably already knew that. Heavy weights usually means lower reps. Keeping it in the 5-8 rep range is my favorite way to workout. So it is much to my chagrin when I must lower the amount of weight I lift […] Read more…

Breaking the routine

I am a creature of habit. Most days I have a routine that I stick to, and for the most part it’s good. It keeps me productive, and I find something comforting about having a schedule to occupy my time. My routine makes me feel normal. (My boyfriend says I’m a control freak. Whatever…I’m an […] Read more…

How to do a glute-ham raise part 2

So, in part 1 I discussed how you can do a glute-ham raise at home with a partner. David is now a member of my gym so he was able to get some footage of me doing a glute-ham raise on an ab bench. (Very crappy phone footage, but whatever.) We had to be kind […] 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…

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…