Why are San Francisco residents flaky about fitness?

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Sometimes I can rant, I know, and here is my latest:

“What do I have on my mind? (this is a fitness centric post, but you can apply it to many things) I am sitting here thinking that many people in SF need to get their priorities straight. Many people I know personally and many people I have just met have said, “they want to get more fit, that they want to take an active roll in how they age and perform.” So, I mention they need to find a place to work out, be accountable for what they do, what they eat and not be sedentary. Many disappear for a while, and when I see them again (Sometimes months, sometime years later), most of them are in a much worse state than when we had our first discussion. (more…)

Review: BeachBody Ultimate Reset (Rob’s View) Week 2 of 3

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NOT AN AD!!!!

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This is a continuation of our progress. Started this week at 197lbs and I have been sticking to the diet, taking the supplements If weight loss is the end goal, I am achieving it. I don’t seem to be losing muscle mass, though I am failing occasionally mentally. This could be due to the fact that I have not completely stopped working out. (Though I have been dialing it back a bit, teaching classes more than training every day.) The mental stuff has been just weird moments of near senility/really stupid stuff.

Example: Today (Day 9) when I went to brush my teeth for some reason I reached for my contact solution instead of the tooth paste. Went so far as to pop the cap and turn it over, as if I was supposed to put it on my toothbrush. WTF?  Hope this is a one off occurrence.

Yeah, I am over this program. See my final thoughts below! (more…)

BeachBody Ultimate Reset

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It’s time to get your eating back in order, and your life back on track. Sometimes we need a reset before we can start making headway. THIS IS YOUR RESET! Not a fad, not some internet mumbo jumbo. A science based diet/health reset to get you ready to take on the challenge of meeting your fitness goals.

(My words, not the some companies!)

You can find more info at: http://myultimatereset.com/fitlifesfrob

The 27 Rules of Conquering the Gym- Every one of them true!

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I’m in awe of this article from Jason Gay at the Wall Street Journal outlining 27 Rules of Conquering the Gym.  Read it off your iPad for a belly laugh while walking on the treadmill at 2 MPH and it’s quite possibly the best workout you’ll get all day!

Just make sure you get to his final rule before hopping off the ‘mill for a snack: “There is no secret. Exercise and lay off the fries. The end.”

Insanity: The Asylum Review [Vertical Plyo] Workout 4

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For someone who is pretty damn fit, to be getting my ass handed to me as bad as I am, it is either my own delusion of how fit I am or the reality that this program is FRIGGEN BRUTAL.  Today’s fun began with a 10 minute warm up, which, by the end of the warm up I was ready to call it a day.  (And yes, I was out too late last night, and I did have a bit too much to drink, but hey, I am human)  Thankfully, the warm up cleared my head, and had me in a flop sweat clearing my body of some of the crap I consumed last night.  (I got out of bed at noon, and did this workout)  This workout is not as “hop happy” as many of the original INSANITY series workouts, but Shaun kicks up the difficulty by using resistance bands, and very focused motion.  Like the rest of the videos, YOU MUST HAVE YOUR MIND IN THE GAME, or you won’t even be able to do a number of the moves.  So, be prepared to bring your “A” game.

This workout is jumptastic with long jumps, hops, squats, plyo pushups, jump rope work, and my new nemisis, the one legged power squat.  ARRRRGGG! By the end of this video, I was again soaked to the bone with my own sweat.  Here’s how good the workout was.  I woke up weighed myself, had 2 glasses of water (I was dehydrated as hell), and did the workout.  During the workout I drank 2 Pint glasses of water, and then at the end dranka 2 scoop recovery drink (in a pint glass topped with water).  When I went and weighed myself before my shower, I WAS 2 POUNDS LIGHTER!  AFTER ALL THE WATER AND THE RECOVERY DRINK.  This workout is brutal.  Have your water and your towel handy.  You will need it.

Equipment:  Jump Rope, 2 Power Bands, Agility Ladder, High Quality H2O and a very absorbantt towel.

Prepare yourself.  This one will hurt you.

If you would like to find more information on this or any Beach Body Product, please follow this link: http://www.beachbodycoach.com/FITLIFESFROB

Insanity: Asylum Review [Core to Back] Workout 3

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Well, I should have know something was up as soon as the video started.  Shaun T made it quite clear that there was no need for weights in this routine, and the yoga mat on the ground almost had me ready for a bit of  “Kindler, Gentler” workout.  Wow, was I wrong.  After a deceptively difficult warm up (I don’t want to give away the fun) you begin attacking your back and core for the next 35 minutes.  Even the stupid green giant rubber band that comes with the Asylum kit had me cursing.  (The thing has next to no resistance, and yet it beat my back into submission.)  This video is full of very tough combination and isometric moves which will have you in a flop sweat in a matter of minutes.  I was dripping again.  INSANE!

Have your Yoga Mat ready, a towel, and the stupid green resistance band.  Also, I did this workout barefoot and I felt I was in very good control the whole time.  (I tend to not wear shoes when using a yoga mat) 

Enjoy this one.  It is a keeper.

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Insanity: The Asylum Review [Strength] Workout 2

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I want to start this with the proper statement to describe this workout. OMFG!!!  This workout is downright EVIL!  It is very different from ANY of the INSANITY workouts I have ever done, as it isn’t cadiotastic.  But, your heart rate will be elevated the entire workout, and you will hit muscle groups in ways P90X, P90X+, One on Ones or INSANITY has not.  Sure there are some tried and true dumbbell workouts, but there are a number of progressions I had never put together which really crushed my stabilizers and several main muscle groups.  (This workout hits the core, the shoulders, the back, the quads, and a bit of glute and hamstring)

For this workout you will need dumbbells (I used dumbbells and kettle-bells) or weight bands, and a pull-up bar (Optional).  Yeah, and be sure to bring a towel.  (I feel like I was hit by a hose by the end of this workout)  Just a quick piece of advice.  If you think you can do the workouts with 35LB dumbbells, grab the 30’s.  And have set of 20’s handy for some of the last few excercises.  (Though I could have gone to 40’s or 50’s for part the chest workout, but only part of it)  Also, this is a very fast moving workout, you have very little recovery time between sets, so keep your workout area clear and your weights handy.

As with the Speed and Agility workout, Strength forces you to keep your mind engaged the entire workout.  You HAVE to know what is going on with your body the entire time, you have to focus on your form.  The better your form, the more brutal the workout.  If you can keep your form, you will work to exhaustion on every move, and if you don’t YOU ARE A BEAST!  This workout is not for the meak, and I noticed that Shaun T DIDN’T dare me to do it again.  It was that rough.

Good luck.  You are going to need it.

If you would like to find more information on this or any Beach Body Product, please follow this link: http://www.beachbodycoach.com/FITLIFESFROB