My friend Alex asked me how I recently managed to lose some weight and I thought it was a good idea to record what I did so I can refer back to it. My goal, starting in March, was to be able to take my shirt off at the beach this summer without feeling that [...]
If you don’t have severe symptoms, use the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed healing… Rest. Ice. Put an ice pack wrapped in a towel to the injured area for 20 minutes, four to eight times a day. Compression. Put even pressure on the injured area using [...]
Strength training is associated with muscle heads, but it’s smart for everyone. We know that muscle tissue burns calories, so strength training not only makes you stronger and look better, it helps you avoid weight gain when you’re not exercising. In general: Do total-body workouts 3 days a week, resting one day between workout days. [...]
One thing blogging has given me is a place to put summaries of good stuff. I find books increasingly too long and boring to read through, I crave the gist. Much of what we know about fitness can be boiled down into relatively simple processes. Here’s the common formula for increasing your running endurance: Run [...]
Dr. Michael J. Norden, a University of Washington professor of psychiatry, found a correlation between playing ultimate frisbee and success in university. He explains: Students not known for athletic prowess “can show up at college having never played” and be good at it by year’s end. The game calls for “spatial aptitude” (“to ‘read’ the [...]
It turns out that intense, long-term cardio training actually enlarges the heart and therefore the amount of oxygen-rich blood that can be delivered to the muscles, according to this long-term study at the University of Texas… Lance Armstrong…improved his cycling efficiency by a phenomenal 8% as he matured from age 21-28 years… There is no [...]
CrashStat maps aren’t going to win any cartographic awards, but they reveal the straight dope. My interpretation: When walking or cycling in New York City, be careful on the avenues, especially Broadway, and don’t step off the curb until you’re ready to cross.
‘Not four victories or five or even six,’ he said. ‘There’s never been a Tour de France victory by a cancer survivor before me. That’s what I’d like to be remembered for.‘ Armstrong Wins His Fourth Tour de France Also see the New Yorker interview, link courtesy of Mr. Veen.