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Round 13: Hello Kettlebell


Hello 2015. It’s a new year, and with it comes a new Round. This Round 13 marks the beginning of my 5th year pursuing personal fitness in earnest and in the privacy of my basement. All along, I’ve worked hard … Continue reading

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Round 8: Tai Cheng, Days 11 – 14: Taking Control of My Own Destiny


Ever have one of those days where nothing goes right? Well, my entire week has been like that. My Microsoft Exchange Server was dying and it was time to migrate. So why not move to the latest and greatest version: … Continue reading

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Tennis Elbow Rehab with the Thera-band Flexbar & Tyler-Twist Protocol


If you’ve ever suffered from Lateral Epicondylitis (aka “Tennis Elbow”), you’ve no doubt been frustrated by this condition’s tendency to linger. Tennis elbow is an over-use injury to the tendon of the forearm. It tends to flair up as you … Continue reading

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Round 7: P90X / X2 Hybrid, Day 77: Rest, Tennis & Pause


Pride goeth before a fall. ~Proverbs, 16:18 It was a mistake to play those final two singles matches. I felt compelled to give it a shot because I had been having such a good singles season. And so what if … Continue reading

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Round 7: P90X / X2 Hybrid, Days 73 – 76: Pollen Count 8024 and Hallowed Ground


After our rather cold, wet onset to Spring, this week’s warming trend has caused the regions flora to burst to live all at once. The result: clouds of pollen. Yesterday’s count was 8024. What does that count mean in one’s … Continue reading

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Round 7: P90X / X2 Hybrid, Days 57 – 61: Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)


Yesterday was another milestone, in two senses: 1) it was day 60, so it marks 2/3 completion of this round, and 2) I lost my first singles match of the Spring season. The match went 3 sets. But my tennis elbow … Continue reading

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Round 6, P90X-2, Days 61-66: Feeling the Burn. AT Unicoi to Poplar Stamp.


This past weekend, a small group of adult Scout leaders in my Troop headed out for an overnight trek on the Appalachian Trail. The hike: Unicoi Gap, GA, south 8 miles on the AT to Poplar Stamp Gap. Map. The … Continue reading

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Round 6, P90X-2, Days 57-60: It’s a Shoulders and Arms Party


As I was completing the Shoulders & Arms routine yesterday, I had the opportunity to hear Tony Horton exclaim yet again: It’s a Shoulders and Arms Party! This is my fifth week of Shoulders and Arms this round. I’ve kept … Continue reading

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Round 4 Hybrid: Results


On May 5th I completed my fourth round of P90X and Insanity. My first round started in January 2011 and was straight P90X Classic. My second, third and fourth rounds have blended the Insanity workout regimen into the P90X schedule to amp up the … Continue reading

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Round 4 Hybrid, Days 74-77: Rest, Kenpo X, Hiking, Rest & Yoga


The name of the game for me in the final weeks of this round is: modify. I’m not playing any tennis at the moment, and I’m replacing every plyometric move with something else. Here’s the rundown: After Shoulders and Arms, … Continue reading

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