Author: tonybo8_wp

June 28, 2018 tonybo8_wp

The First Ten      No it’s not your weight, I have a different ten in mind. This one can be just as difficult for many people to conquer but not identified as a problem and that’s the first ten minutes of the workout. Getting through the first circuit, the first mile, really the first…

June 23, 2018 tonybo8_wp

Fitness over the Long Haul      I just finished reading a NYTimes article “Why Are Americans So Fascinated With Extreme Fitness” by Heather Havrilesky (Oct. 14, 2014). A number of articles focused on extreme fitness have come out recently in response to the high intensity exercise trend. Most of the columns that I have…

April 13, 2018 tonybo8_wp

The Gravity of Weight Training If someone pushes you the human reaction is to push back. Gravity exerts that kind of pressure every hour of every day, like a persistent poke in the chest with every tick of the Clock. The relentless pull that staples us to the ground is also a bit of a…

April 10, 2018 tonybo8_wp

Lunch on the Hop!      The span of time from 1 to 4pm often features a period of low energy and assuming that you are getting enough sleep at night this daily hurdle can be a challenge. Two things seem to me to be the major cause of the postmeridian malaise; number one being…

April 10, 2018 tonybo8_wp

Running Your Muscle Off      I have been watching the same people running for years around my town. Some of them I know, some I don’t. A few I know peripherally. That is to say I know their name and not much else. But the group that I am observing has been running to…

April 10, 2018 tonybo8_wp

Let’s Get Physical!      “Let me hear your body talk…. your body talk.” That song lyric makes me think two things. One; nobody wears leg warmers when they exercise anymore and two; your body does a lot of talking. Physical fitness has benefits that are obvious to even the most casual observer but the…