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Slow steady extended exercise is actually a type of breathing therapy

Slow steady extended exercise is actually a type of breathing therapy

I have always been a terrible breather. I am a breath holder. I blame growing up in Hawaii and spending all my extra time freediving. That said, I have been thinking about oxygenation since the age of Coronavirus and since I started using a home ventilator, called a CPAP, and I think slow, steady, aerobic, exercise is another form of therapeutic breathing.

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Motion is Lotion; Moving is Lubing

Motion is Lotion; Moving is Lubing

There are those who believe that a life of athletics ruin knees and elbows and there are others who believe that keeping active through functional fitness is the path towards a lifetime of easy mobility: motion is lotion. I'll gladly add, cheekily, moving is lubing.

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I am working towards sixty-minutes of slow rowing every day for the rest of my life

I am working towards sixty-minutes of slow rowing every day for the rest of my life

I am finally doing it. After I burnt out my knees by going from zero to forty-five minutes of spin class in a day and then every day, I allowed myself to recover and now I am slowly building myself back up to committing sixty-minutes every evening to Maffetone rowing on my Concept2 indoor rower.

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The Media that Cried Trump

The Media that Cried Trump

A bored Media tending Sheep cried “Trump!” to get attention. They did it again and people came. A third time and the Media was ignored. Goodbye flock. A liar will not be believed, even when telling the truth.

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Why do most gun owners own more than one gun?

Why do most gun owners own more than one gun?

Why do most American gun owners own so many guns? Why not just one pistol, maybe for home defense; or, just one bolt-action rifle for hunting? Or a shotgun for sport shooting? Isn't one gun enough? Why so many guns?

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Closing Down: How to Efficiently Wind Up Your Business

Closing down your business can take some time, but it's better to go slowly than to rush it and make mistakes.

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What To Expect: Content Marketing In A Post-COVID World

It's imperative that your content is heavily influenced by these new post-COVID strategies. Treat customers as individuals, use their real experiences and improve your social media linking.

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An erging a day keeps the orthos away

An erging a day keeps the orthos away

The only thing that soothes my sore, stiff, and sometimes painful knees is at least ten minutes of easy rowing on my Model C Concept2 indoor rower—my erg.

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Slow rowing is the best medicine for your knees

Slow rowing is the best medicine for your knees

Neither bicycling nor running give your knees the sort of full range-of-motion they need to warm up and lubricate. Only rowing—either indoor erging or rowing on the water—offers a combination of the aerobic load of the a bike and the therapeutic strengthening offered by leg presses, leg extensions, and squats.

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Mistakes New eCommerce Brands Are Making in 2020

History will look back on 2020 as a landmark year for business. It’s the year in which businesses of all shapes and sizes learned one of the oldest lessons in business in the harshest possible way… adapt or die!

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Is It The Right Time To Go International?

Building your business on an international scale will always come with risks. You need to determine whether your company is in the right position to take these risks on.

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Some great books for slow jogging, slow running, and heart rate aerobic training

Some great books for slow jogging, slow running, and heart rate aerobic training

While it all started with my discovery of Slow Jogging by Hiroaki Tanaka, it's expanded to Slow Running by Chris Bore and The Maffetone Method by Dr. Philip Maffetone. And, of course, there is also the incredibly-useful book, Row Daily, Breathe Deeper, Live Better, by Dustin Ordway, which also suggests consistent, persistent, daily exercise with a twist: there's no such thing as too slow as long as you do it every day.

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Current state of my health and fitness as of September

Current state of my health and fitness as of September

Long story short: my heart is healthy but my rocketship into fitness blew up, benignly, in my face and will require yet another launch—oneth by land, twoeth by sea; first by bike, second by erg!

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Part 2 of my favorite podcasts to listen to during the age of Coronavirus 2020

Part 2 of my favorite podcasts to listen to during the age of Coronavirus 2020

Hot Hollywood celebrities do some pretty good podcasts but make me angry because they're both gorgeous and smart (not fair!).

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Part 1 of my favorite podcasts to listen to during the age of Coronavirus 2020

Part 1 of my favorite podcasts to listen to during the age of Coronavirus 2020

I have a super-long list of so many podcasts that I want to share with you. I am low on time so I am cutting down the list to only 5 right now so I can share them with you. Here's the first five, in no particular order.

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

The life’s purpose of someone who in 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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Data Privacy and Security in The Financial Industry: What You Need to Know

While experts peg the amount of losses from data breaches to cross the $1 Trillion mark in 2020, there is not a lot, which they are doing. Blockchain technology can be a fast, effective, concrete and affordable solution to the problem. Data privacy is going to be the number one priority for companies, governments and consumers in the following years to come.

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My fitness rocket has officially successfully launched

My fitness rocket has officially successfully launched

Like SpaceX and Blue Origin, I always have a hard time even getting off the launchpad to say nothing of neither exploding nor imploding. This time, however, I think I am off the pad and past the riskiest parts of the launch.

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Gerris Corp was founded as a boutique virtual company

Gerris Corp was founded as a boutique virtual company

Gerris Corp was founded as a boutique virtual company, the second incarnation of agencies designed to be distributed and global.

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Smoky Chipotle Refried Beans

Smoky Chipotle Refried Beans

This delicious vegan treat is featured in Scott Jurek Eat & Run book and looked so delicious that I ordered even the crazy ingredients like dried epazote and dried Kombu seaweed!

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I have worked remotely since 1996

I have worked remotely since 1996

I have worked remotely since 1996, first because I was backpacking around the world as a photographer but, later, as I transitioned from photography to technology as an open-source developer, later called LAMP, and now called Full-Stack.

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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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