My 55th BIRTHDAY WORKOUT – JUST FOR YOU!

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MY BIRTHDAY MORNING WORKOUT GIFT – JUST FOR YOU! 55  REPETITIONS OF EVERY EXERCISE LISTED BELOW. JUST DO YOUR BIRTHDAY BEST AND HAVE FUN DOING IT! 5+5    CARDIO-WARMUP 55      PUSH UPS! Don’t Care How, JUST DO THEM! It’s my BIRTHDAY, NOT YOUR’S. 55      JUMP or NOT  SQUATS 55     […]

Yoga & Snowshoeing? Yep!

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I forgot how intense and wildly invigorating an hour of snowshoeing can be. Plowing through a foot and a half of fresh angelic snow this morning, up and down the endless undulating hills of the neighboring golf course, took every ounce of power and perseverance I could muster. Of course, my son Ben and our […]

10 Days To Change Your Ways

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“Don’t compare yourself with someone else’s version of happy or thin. Accepting yourself burns the most calories.” Too often the focus with exercise is about beating one’s self up while burning off yesterdays delicious indulgence. When, simply allowing a yummy splurge for the pure joy of it and acknowledging exercise for all it’s important health […]

5 Quick Fit -Tips to Fabulous

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“Keep up and you will be kept up!” Not everyone has time to hit the gym 4 days a week, ride their bike to work or enjoy a personal trainer at home. Power to the fortunate few, keep it up! The rest of you are not alone! According to recent statistics, the vast majority of […]

Sweat Heals! How to Become Happy, Fit & Self-Confident in One Step

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Nope, it’s not a pill or the latest “miracle” cure from Dr. Oz—it’s good old fashioned exercise. “Sweat heals.” I wrote that on my Facebook wall the other day after blurting it out of my mouth following a much needed walk with my identical twin and my daughter. Sure, some readers’ eyes had fooled them […]

Ask Well: How Often to Exercise

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Q: Does it really matter if I work out three days in a row, rather than spreading my exercise through the week? A: It probably does matter. As Dr. Michael Joyner, a physiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., points out, exercise has long-lasting, cumulative effects on your health and fitness, but it also […]

Star Bang’in Workouts With Sam

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Are you fired up and ready for the Fourth of July? Sam sure is! Checkout Sam’s circuit training workout this weekend!  Fireworks, BBQ’s with friends and family, beer pong parties or maybe you’re hitting the road for a mellow weekend get-a-way. Sounds great to me. Whatever your plans are for the holiday weekend; relax, enjoy […]

6 EXERCISES FOR MAXIMUM MOBILITY

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Kayaker Brad Ludden, pro cyclist Levi Leipheimer, Olympic rower Erin Cafaro—they’re not coming to CrossFit San Francisco for traditional coaching. They’re seeking out Kelly Starrett, a doctor of physical therapy, to glean his tips on natural mobility. Starrett preaches that joint range of motion matters beyond just injury prevention or rehab. The real benefit of […]

Daily Exercise Is for Suckers. Get Fit in 7 Minutes a Week

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You can toss out your gym membership — and your excuses for not exercising — because a new study says that you can incinerate fat, decrease your risk of diabetes and get your booty in damn fine shape in less time than it takes to heat up a frozen pizza. And who doesn’t have time […]

YOU DON’T KNOW SQUAT: An old-school move holds the key to unlocking your power—if only you can do it right.

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It seemed like a joke. I spend most of my time experimenting with cutting-edge fitness routines and new training technology. Yet here I was, challenged to do a single, textbook repetition of a classic exercise, one I’d long ago relegated to beefy defensive linemen and World Cup skiers. What was one squat supposed to do […]