I had always found conditioning to be boring, but then my mother sent me an article showing how to make it exciting. I first began doing High Intensity Interval Training way back in 2010. At the time my mother sent me an article proclaiming a type of cardio workout. It could be done in a fraction of the time. Dr. Mercola demonstrated in a series of videos how to perform the intensity, and he demonstrated how his metabolism remained elevated for 24 hours after the session. What’s more, this “new” type of cardio also builds muscle. This is the opposite of what happens during Low Intensity Steady State activities.
Part of what was critical to performing the sessions properly was heart rate zones. Trying to exercise that intensely while also keeping up with the seconds going by and keeping track of my heart rate was flat out impossible. I found very quickly that I would need a heart rate monitor. The first Wahoo I bought used some kind of connection that I don’t even remember. When all the devices began switching to BlueTooth I upgraded to a second Wahoo. I have had excellent and consistent use of this device since 2012.
Okay, I admit it: That title was clickbait. The VD in question here is Valentine’s Day, and the 90% refers to the number of new gym members who stop going by February 14. Gyms bank on this. Gyms oversell their capacity, specifically because they know you have only a 10% chance of showing up.
Solstice Yoga is a yoga dance rave party created by Jaimis Huff. It takes pace in Charlotte, NC, and was recently hosted at Catawba Brewing Company. Sostice seeks to encourage us to examine and embrace our inner darkness to help with healing, which is the process of building strength and character.
Beginning the grueling process of forging gains I started the long process of forging gains through progressive overload in 1994 at age 18. In the fall of 2018 I was watching a series on Netflix about the Celts, and how they weren’t at all the barbarians described to...