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Friday Fitness Lockdown.

Let’s start with Mark Sisson, who summarizes what we should all be considering. We are in lockdown here — we are allowed out to exercise but must “stay in our bubble” not letting anyone who we are not isolated with within 2 m of us and not stop and chat. Pools are closed. Gyms are […]

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Fitness Fulminations.

An anecodote from, of all places, Kiwiblog. Small changes, done consistently, matter. Please note his starting age: 75. You are never too old to improve, and as long as you are alive, be as well as you can be. I am nearly 75 and have not done any fitness work of any kind, at all, […]

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Fitness fulminations

Via Adam, who comments, ye Gods. The vegan frankenfoods are bad for you. Very bad for you. The oral contraceptive pill is not appropriate for a large number of women because it increases the risk of cardiovascular events. Eating estrogen is worse for the male half of this species. Now, let’s compare the estrogen hormone […]

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Diet Fitness Life

Friday Fitness, sort of.

Kea and I will be away for most of the next week, so expect a decreased number of posts. It is the main holiday of the year in the Antipodes — for the North Americans, consider throwing Thanksgiving, Christmas and the Summer Break together and you get an idea of the run up at this […]

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Friday Fitness: Alphabet has gone Feral.

About two weeks ago I predicted that Google would datamine health data from fitness trackers. for the purposes of tracking steps, most watches have internal systems that do this. Alternatively, just note the time you leave and get back: most aerobic fitness should be by time not distance. Yeah, right. I predict that the data […]

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Diet Fitness Life

Friday Fitness

This week is the monthly travel week. It is the hardest week to keep on track with a low inflammatory diet, as most food does not work for either of us for various reasons. I have relative food intoleances, Kea has worse ones. I have to eat low carbohydrates: it is less about glucose as […]

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Analogue Diet Fitness Life

Fitness is a process.

When I was young I was a member of a harrier club. I managed to be a “B” grade member of the team. The “A” grade had three sub four minute milers in it, and I was never that quick. I did not care at all what I ate — it was fuel, I was […]

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Body hacks 4.

There has been a week’s delay for this, as we were on holiday. This meant that we have to modify what we do. Firstly, we found that the standard Kiwi cooked breakfast, even if you ask for no bread and for a salad (and we did) was loaded with carbohydrates. There was not enough nutrition […]

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Body Hack 1.

At present we are doing a few things differently from standard. Firstly, we are not going to the box. At all. We are still members, and I still believe that a crossfit box is the safest place to lift heavy because a good coach keeps you within limits, but we are stressing our bodies in […]

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Autodidact Daybook.

As someone who read all of the 1967 World book Encyclopedia by 1970 (including the hagiography for Richard M Nixon in the 1969 update), can conform. I was lower energy than Stacey. I was bored. Yes, both parents are retired teachers. Neither are typical: my Dad cross trained after qualifying as a builder (which would […]