3 Recession Proof Workout Moves

August 27, 2008

Every time I’ve logged onto my etrade account in the last 3 months, I cringe at the thought of how much red I’m about to see. It can be a little depressing to look at, but I made a 6 month (and further) plan, and I’m gonna stick to it. The plan didn’t involve bailing

Why The **Bleep** Do We Need To Exercise Anyway?

August 23, 2008

I remember seeing an episode of a cartoon called The Jetsons in the mid to late 80’s where Judy Jetson was getting ready for school. Judy pushed a button and ***SHAZAM*** the clothes on her body were different. When she didn’t like an outfit, she just kept pushing the button until she found one to her liking. She didn’t have to move her body at all. She just pushed a button and her clothes were instantly different.

Technology might not be quite that advanced yet, but it gets more advanced with each passing day.

Technology is meant to make our everyday lives more efficient. It makes our lives “easier”. Remote controls let us push buttons to change the channel or adjust the volume instead of having to get up and walk to the TV. In fact, we didn’t always have TV’s as a means of entertainment. We use our cellular phones to call people from our cars that we drive to work. Escalators and elevators take us up and down floors. Microwaves heat our food in a matter of seconds with the push of a button. We wash clothes in a washing machine and throw them in the dryer. [Read more]

Together Everyone Achieves More

August 18, 2008

I started an extension of my blog on the Honolulu Advertiser. I don’t know where it’ll show up on their site or if it’ll show up at all but, I’m here to help people and the only way for me to accomplish that is to get more people to hear what I have to say. If you know

K1, Taking Initiative, and a Free Workout

August 11, 2008

Aloha Readers,

This past weekend, K1 held an event here in Hawaii at the Stan Sheriff Center. Billy Hall was scheduled to compete on the card as a Heavyweight vs Gohkan Saki; the eventual tournament winner. Unfortunately, Billy injured his foot about a week and a half before the fight in a sparring session at his martial arts gym, HMC, and was therefore unable to compete.

The walk into the Stan Sheriff Center was nostalgic for me. I had not been anywhere near the Athletic Department at UH since I was a student in those very classrooms. I used to sit outside on those concrete steps waiting for Dr. Hetzler to arrive for Exercise Physiology, and Nutrition for Exercise and Sports.

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Stretches For Your Upper Body

August 10, 2008

Flexibility training is part of any good fitness program.

These are some common stretches for your upper body.

Light general stretching can be performed after your warm up before your resistance training.

Corrective stretching for postural deviations and muscle imbalances should be performed before loading your muscles to ensure proper movement patterns.

Intense stretching should be done at the end of your work out.

Here are some of the benefits you’ll get from flexibility training. [Read more]

Inspirational Quote of the Day

August 2, 2008

It’s not always smooth sailing. You must stay focused on your goals. Don’t waste your life in doubts and fears: spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hours duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it. Ralph