Fitness

Muscleupdate

muscleup transition

A couple of weeks ago, I did a whole bunch of assisted muscleups with bands and varied the band resistance (assistance) in no particular order, just tried out a few things. Then I got really sick and felt pretty gross and even took a couple of days off work. Today, I’m back at it. I …

(assisted) Muscle ups

Something I was chasing on and off for a year or so is being able to do a muscle up. Losing about 30lbs of pure body fat in that time helped. Still, I have problems with the transition and false grip (too much pain). The kids’ gymnastics coach told me “really, it’s mostly technique” which …

Riding Fixie

Finally I did it. I borrowed the bike and changed the drivetrain to have a really low gear ratio. It didn’t take me long to get used to riding fixed. It’s definitely a lot more fun. The way I have it (and even with the transitional gearing of 44t/22t) it’s easier to ride up hills …

Habits vs. accounting

Regarding “diet” or nutrition: I used to think you could get by with just habits, that is, “good eating habits”, like refraining from eating “dirty / deadly dozen” type foods. I found that over the years, good habits are almost impossible to keep up without some sort of accountability. If this is something you are dealing …

The L-sit

Lots of ways to do this, lots of ways to integrate one into your everyday life. Sitting on a chair or a bench, waiting for something? L-sit on that. Examples: bench / chair L-sit floor L-sit horizontal bar L-sit parallel bars L-sit rings L-sit slackline L-sit. This one’s fun. First thing I tried when I …