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My second first day back at CYCLEBAR Columbia Pike was great!

My second first day back at CYCLEBAR Columbia Pike was great!

I really enjoyed my second first ride. While yesterday was my first first ride back, I didn't reach any flow. It was just a shakedown. Yesterday's was more fun. I felt back at home. And, I stayed within my Maffetone range of 105-115bpm 90% of the time.

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On my first day back at CYCLEBAR

On my first day back at CYCLEBAR

Even though I am not really following along with the class's program or the sprints and grinds and up off the seat and down on the seat HIIT system, being in a class and having a trainer and being committed to not farting around at all during the 45-60-minutes the class takes place, makes it all worth it for me.

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Maffetone is the perfect addition to Slow Jogging

Maffetone is the perfect addition to Slow Jogging

Neither Slow Jogging nor The Maffetone Method care very much about winning races or about making world records, they both care more about health than fitness, more about a the long run of a lifetime of activeness over the short burst of achievement.

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Slow Jogging and MAF Training are sibling training strategies

Slow Jogging and MAF Training are sibling training strategies

Slow Jogging is a form of exercise slower than jogging, and perhaps slower than the average walking speed.

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The Ginger Runner Ethan Newberry will always be my first

The Ginger Runner Ethan Newberry will always be my first

Before there was Edd Bud, Seth James DeMoor, Jamison Michael, or even Kofuzi, there was the Ginger Runner, Ethan Newberry.

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My slow but acceptable Concept2 Dog Days of Summer Challenge progress

My slow but acceptable Concept2 Dog Days of Summer Challenge progress

Each week, the Concept2 Dog Days of Summer Challenge requires 10,000 meters more per each subsequent week through the month of August: week 1: 10,000 meters, week 2, 20,000 meters, weeks 3 (this week, 4285.71 meters-per-day) 30,000 meters, and next week, week 4, 40,000 meters, which is 5,714.28 meters-per-day.

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Noraly Schoenmaker returns in season 3 of Itchy Boots on YouTube

Noraly Schoenmaker returns in season 3 of Itchy Boots on YouTube

Noraly AKA Itchy Boots is my favorite person on planet earth and she's back for season three of her video travelogue today!

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Kofuzi AKA Michael Ko made me proud to be a non elite runner

Kofuzi AKA Michael Ko made me proud to be a non elite runner

Michael Ko, AKA Kofuzi, is the coolest kid. He's a self-descrived non-elite YouTube running and running shoe review blogger. And he's super-cool. He makes anything look cool: running, being a dad, living in Chicago, and even running through cornfields when he's hanging out with his inlaws.

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I've joined the cult of British non elite runner and shoe-reviewer Edd Bud

I've joined the cult of British non elite runner and shoe-reviewer Edd Bud

I discovered Edd Bud, the Beast, his torpedo feet and slight frame via Kofuzi; though, Ed Budd stands alone, from his charming kindness to his cheeky bugger to his Musical Interludes. Yes, he also runs and reviews running shoes.

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My favorite running vlogger is Seth James DeMoor

My favorite running vlogger is Seth James DeMoor

Every day, Seth James DeMoor publishes his daily vlog on YouTube at 7AM my time and every day I am there to watch it at 7:02 AM.

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My best gym and workout towels are from NIcool Sports

My best gym and workout towels are from NIcool Sports

I am always on the lookout for the world's best towels. It's probably because of my devotion to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy—Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is—but it's my White Whale. My White Towel. The NIcool Sports Cycling Towel on Amazon is currently my very favorite gym and workout towel.

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Website Load Time Statistics: Why Speed Matters in 2020

Using the latest research and statistics, the guide delves into the factors that affect website speed, the difference between mobile and desktop browsing & buying, how web speed impacts online business purchasing & optimisation, as well as what is required to improve it featuring digital expert contributors.

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Week two of the Dog Days of Summer challenge hosted by Concept2 Logbook

Week two of the Dog Days of Summer challenge hosted by Concept2 Logbook

I have been Zwifting, Zwalking, riding, and swinging this Summer. Now, I am adding my Concept2 indoor rower and SkiErg into the mix. Luckily, Concept2 allows you to do this slowly and powerfully with the Dog Days of Summer individual challenge. Better yet, it is compatible with both my erg and my SkiErg. So, I cycle between them, working hard to build my strength, fitness, and endurance.

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The Ultimate Guide To Coping If Pandemic Redundancy Looms

The pandemic of 2019/2020 will go down as a historic moment that will define our generation. Covid-19 hasn’t just brought health issues with it, but it has also made the world venture into an uncertain economic time like never before. The world has shifted immeasurably. Just six short months ago, you would have been looking forward to the dawn of a new year with optimism and lots of plans. Now, you are more concerned about keeping your job, paying the mortgage, and having savings in the bank.

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Sharing notes from growing up haole in Hawaii in the 80s

Sharing notes from growing up haole in Hawaii in the 80s

Long story short: maybe I was excluded from stuff for being haole in Hawaii, though I never really knew and it never bothered me. But, it's interesting to hear that there might have been parties and birthdays and beach outings and get-togethers that I was just never part of. Could that be true? I'll never know.

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Have kettlebell, will tote

Have kettlebell, will tote

I don't have a car—thank god—but I like the idea of bringing a kettlebell outside to do some swings, cleans, presses, and snatches.

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My Keiser M3 Water Bottle Hack

My Keiser M3 Water Bottle Hack

The Keiser M3 stationary exercise spin bike is form over function and its water bottle function is terrible so I made some changes.

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I am going to add some calisthenics to the kettlebell swing mix

I am going to add some calisthenics to the kettlebell swing mix

I am really loving my two-handed, heavy-kettlebell, swing routine but I also plan to add some simple Army-style calisthenics to the mix in addition to slow jogging, indoor cycling, and indoor rowing.

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Security Matters

The past few years have proven to be a sensational and enlightening as far as breaches of data on a massive scale involving huge companies are concerned. For that reason, we're going to say right from the outset that in today's smartphone-centric world it's always wise to be especially conscious of your online security.

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Making myself swing heavier through light kettlebell deletion

Making myself swing heavier through light kettlebell deletion

I pulled my 12kg and 16kg kettlebells from my daily two-handed swing lineup because I don't want the temptation to swing light.

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Today I will be an indoor cat as temperatures in DC will top 100F

Today I will be an indoor cat as temperatures in DC will top 100F

Someone on Facebook made fun of me because I am obsessed with urban hiking, something I never thought to call it. But it's true. And I pride myself on my ability to weather the heat and humidity of the mid-Atlantic; however, today I will do all my work and my workouts safely cocooned in my air-conditioned little studio.

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I'm a total swinger!

I'm a total swinger!

I am doing two-handed kettlebell swings exclusively these days. While I started only a few days ago, I feel like it's both sustainable and enjoyable.

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Exercises I am adding to my daily workouts in addition to daily two-handed kettlebell swings

Exercises I am adding to my daily workouts in addition to daily two-handed kettlebell swings

In addition to burning out my posterior chain with daily morning two-handed kettlebell swings, I want to spend my evenings on an erg, on a bike, or slow jogging on the road for at least an hour every evening, even if it's while watching bad TV and movies.

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Just swinging seems to be working because I am the only barrier to swinging my kettlebells

Just swinging seems to be working because I am the only barrier to swinging my kettlebells

I am my own worst enemy—ask anyone! This is only day two, but I think I sorted out how I, Chris Abraham, will habituated a daily regimine of kettlebell swings.

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I had been letting tech and logging get in the way of my kettlebell swings

I had been letting tech and logging get in the way of my kettlebell swings

It turns out that one needn't keep track of how many swings you make, how heavy they are, or how often—especially if it gets in the way of swinging the kettlebell

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Roger Wolfson: The Gym No Matter What

Roger Wolfson: The Gym No Matter What

TL:DR: "Always go to the gym, no matter what. If you decide to hit the happy hours after work and get loaded on apps and drinks, it's especially important that you make it to the gym. Your workout might be garbage but you get to keep your habit, your commitment, and you'll regret having over-indulged immediately as you lift weights and hit the treadmill. Your workout might be garbage but you get to keep your habit, your commitment, and you'll regret having over-indulged immediately as you lift weights and hit the treadmill." —Roger Wolfson

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5 Important Life Lessons For Retail Investors From A Professional Cryptocurrency Investor

The life’s purpose of someone who is investing in crypto should be to minimize the risks at all costs. Like any other aspect of life, you cannot eliminate the risks

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