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Archive for August 2010

Training Schedule August 30th – September 4th

“Learn from the mistakes of others, because you can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” Just a little wisdom to start the week. And now back to the training schedule. I’m going to change things up here a bit and put in exactly what I’m doing. And, I a weightlifting coach who is also training for the Warrior Dash. So, I’m looking for strength and endurance, both cardiovascular […]

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Kettlebell Classes

For those of you local to Raleigh, I will be offering kettlebell fitness classes at St. Francis of Assisi’s new community in North Raleigh starting in October. The classes will run on Tuesday and Friday at 9:30. I will post more details as I figure out the logistics.   This class uses a single kettlebell for resistance through a variety of exercises and techniques for the purpose of strength and conditioning.  […]

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Time to get serious!

Okay, the Warrior Dash is in seven weeks and its about time we did some RUNNING! That’s right, just flat out plain old running. For this reason, I am going to explain the concept of PACING INTERVALS. Pay close attention. (Or have a cup of coffee and skip ahead to the workouts.) So, lets say you are used to walking or jogging at a moderate or pathetic pace, but every […]

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I’m at the beach

Good thing my programming is so redundant. You guys can just repeat last week or grab something from July. School starts next week so it’ll be time to get serious again, in the meantime, I’m sitting here listening to the waves and contemplating doing some burpees with the kids. Yes, I’m that kind of mom. Have a a great week. Here’s some food for thought. And, just my two cents, […]

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Training Schedule August 9th – August 14th

If you are interested in fitness science and some new thoughts on what actually causes muscular fatigue, check out out the new article I wrote for my other blog, “My brain is making me tired”. This week’s schedule is going to contain a mixture of lifting and circuit training. You “can” mix the two if you’re smart about it, but don’t do all of it. If you are doing the […]

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My brain is making me tired.

You’re running and suddenly you can run no more. You slow to a walk until your muscles feel “ready” to run again and you do. Or, you are squatting a barbell for reps and on the last one, you pause at the bottom of the movement as your muscles temporarily fail. (Hopefully, you are in the cage or have someone to lift said barbell off your back with minimal damage.) […]

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A fitness project for the kids

So, I’ve been doing some reading about fitness and motivation.  I’ve read that intrinsic factors, internal motivators, are the most likely ones to contribute towards sticking to an exercise program.  Some of these factors are: autonomy, self-efficacy, teamwork, and knowledge. So, today, I found myself with a house full of children, eight total, all of whom we’ve been trying to get more active.  Three of these children are my own […]

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