COMPARING APPS TO ORANGES

FitNews, How To, Tech stuff, What we're up to
Since I hadn't been running hardly at all during 2014 I haven't used MapMyRun in a long time.  Back in December I opened it up again and started to log some workouts and treadmill jogs.  A years worth of updates meant that I had to re-educate myself on how to use the darn thing.  Aside from a variety of new functions and social networking capabilities was the addition of group challenges.   Companies sponsor, as advertisement, an opt-in fitness challenge.  Britta, for example, challenged you to log 50000 steps per week and, of course, record how often you hydrated.  Each challenge has it's own exercise and nutrition goal.  While the social networking aspect of MMR is nice, it sort of requires that you have lots of friends using the app.  I…
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The GOBLET SQUAT

Exercise Ideas, Free Programs, How To, What we're up to
Every so often, I get asked as to what the ‘best’ exercise is to do.  In many of these hypothetical (or not) situations, time for exercising is in short supply.  Other times, It’s just a matter of making some addition to a workout regimen already in place.   This can mean that it’s possible for there to be more than one “King” depending upon your specific needs or desires.  In general each royal movement will provide benefit for a majority of its subjects.    This month, the Ruler of All Gyms will be, the Goblet Squat, using a kettlebell.   Requirements:  The bodyweight of one human person (self) One kettlebell of any challenging weight.  25lbs is a good start for most people. Squatting is one of the fundamental patterns of movement that…
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