3 Tips to Reach Your Fitness Goals

This is my second update on the Athlean-X1 Fitness Transformation Workout.  (Read my first post and watch the video here.) There have been many things I’ve learned, not only from participating in this workout but through training for over 30 years.  Here are 3 great tips that will help you reach your fitness goals.  (Read or…

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Athlean Workout WK 1

Athlean workout, week one complete! I’ve learned two things: Meal prep is king and avocados suck. I’m feeling strong after the first week but my legs are really sore. The AX-1 workout is a total body workout; you’re not isolating your body parts by working legs, back and biceps; chest, shoulders, triceps on individual days.…

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Fitness Motivators

I’m changing my fitness motivators! It’s time to change my fitness motivators in time for summer and bring heat to my workouts to lose body fat while gaining muscle and strength to crush my fitness goals. I’m constantly changing my routines and fitness motivators.  I’ve endured many Spartan races, Tough Mudder’s and a few Half Marathons over…

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The Luge Trail Run

This Modjeska Canyon trail run was aggressive and challenging! I remember mountain biking The Luge trail years ago in Modjeska Canyon. I didn’t remember if it was a manageable trail for running though.  What I discovered was brutal! It was a challenge!  This was a narrow single-track trail with rocky switchbacks and steep downhill runs . .…

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Half Marathon – 3 Reasons To Run

When’s the last time you did something for the first time? Last week I spontaneously signed up for the San Diego Half Marathon! I received an ad for the marathon in my email, with a price discount. And though I haven’t been training to run 13 miles I signed up for it anyway. Plus, the…

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A Bat To The Face

If I woke up in the night and someone struck me in the face with a bat as hard as they could, then I would feel tremendous pain and see the effects of the bat that hit my face. I would seek medical attention and recover. In contrast, if I went to bed one night,…

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Recovery Makes You Stronger

My toes jetted forward, curled and twisted as vicious cramps bit both my calves.  Recovery would only come through tapping out. I was still recovering from my last obstacle course race (OCR) on Sunday but training for the Spartan Super began that next day on Monday. There is no downtime before entering the battlefield. Really? I knew that…

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Life’s Obstacles – Enduring The Daily Race

A sharp pain pierced my lower-back and I fell to the dirt on my knees. I paused, reached my right hand around to comfort my back, then slowly raised to my feet. I committed to training for the Spartan Super (OCR) with passion and intention; then I was afflicted with this back spasm. This was…

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Spartan Race – Overcoming is a two step process

In January 2014 I ran my first Spartan Race. They offer three races that differ in length and number of obstacles: Sprint, Super and Beast. The distances range from over 3, 9 and 12 miles, with 15, 20 and 25 obstacles, respectively.  Visit their website to learn more since this post is more about my…

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