Miscellaneous

Immunology and Exercise: Science & Common Sense

It’s the time of year when goals are made and determination is renewed. We all hit the gym excited and overzealous to make this the best fitness year ever. It’s also wintertime, though; the time of year when people spread germs, get sick, run fevers, and lose progress or motivation to achieve their fitness goals. There are numerous factors that go into how likely you are to get sick, your fitness and exercise being a couple of them, and a bunch of super sciencey physiological things, too. In an effort to help you achieve your goals with fewer bumps along the way, it helps to have some understanding of how training affects your immune system and what you can do to avoid getting sick this winter.

Exercise Motivation: Adjust Your Focus For Action

Exercise Motivation: Adjust Your Focus For Action

For many getting past the anticipation of starting an exercise regimen or a new training program is more difficult than the program itself. And while Woody Allen likely wasn’t thinking about exercise when he said  “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” it holds true nonetheless. The problem is that showing up becomes incredibly difficult when you are battling your own negative thoughts. You can find a 100 excuses to procrastinate instead of starting a personal training program if you allow dread to hold you back.

Ditch the Treadmill, San Diego: Why you should exercise outside

Ditch the Treadmill, San Diego: Why you should exercise outside

San Diego, CA is home to beautiful beaches, cliffs, trails, and mountains. Average temperatures are between 57 and 72 degrees and there is typically less than 12 inches of total rainfall in a given year. So why are there so many damn treadmills, elliptical trainers and other indoor cardio machines crammed into gyms around San Diego? Aside from the fact that San Diego has so many wonderful options for outdoor exercise and conditioning, there are some other good reasons you should be ditching cardio equipment in favor of the outdoors.

What's In My Gym Bag, Traveling to the Arnold

 

It's been a fun journey training for the Amateur Strongman World Championships at the Arnold Sports Festival. All the training and work is done and now I'm just stressed I may be forgetting to pack something. Strongman is a simple sport, but we use a lot of little things to support our performances. The following is my check list.