Category Archives: Exercise

Going For a Run

runner imageRecently i have either been walking a mile or 2 every night or running about 1 mile. I have not done serious running in a long time so it is somewhat interesting to see how the changes during these begining stages take place. I’m not talking about changing in my stamina or something like that… I’m more talking about 250 pounds of McGee slamming down on my knees with every stride. It is also very interesting to see how my body feels different, on Continue reading Going For a Run

Yet Another Yoga Post

Yoga dude as an iconSo i said i had a bit more to mention about yoga in another post i made today so this is the continuation.  So far i have started to really enjoy Yoga and i look forward to it in the morning.  Some days i am late for work because i feel it is important to take the time to relax and recenter.  Plus the cool thing is that you dont have to bust your ass and sit on your head to take advantage of the flows.  All can be modified to basically do what your body can do.

I said in the other post today that i have been noticing the changes in my body not during a yoga flows but while i am doing things that are totally unrelated.  Example — walking the dog and looking behind me.  This was pretty crazy but i looked behind myself about 1.5 weeks into the yoga and realized my head had a way bigger range of motion.  I could actually turn my head back more.  Yeah, i know it probably sounds stupid but Continue reading Yet Another Yoga Post

Took the Kite Out Today

exerciseTalk about exercise?  I own a trainer kite.  This kite isnt like your average kite — it is 5 cubic meters which basically = huge.  With the right wind this kite can lift my fat ass off the ground!  The actual purpose of this kite is to act as a training kite for kite surfers.  You basically learn how to control the kite on land so that when you jump into the water you know what to do.  Granted the water kites are Gigantic when compared to mine (some are upwards of 15 meters) but 5 meters is still pretty large, especially for on Land.

So a few friends and i went out yesterday day and flew it… It has been a LONG time since i last used this thing and wow it let me know!  The act of flying this kite is similar to a pull up where basically you are pulling either your left arm or right arm back or pushing them forward.  Using the kite is actually a LOT of fun because when it pulls you up you float for a couple seconds.  I have attached a pic of me using this kite… kinda hard to see because it was taken with a camera phone but its still cool to see the contrast between a human body and the kite. Continue reading Took the Kite Out Today

Found a Workout

workout iconAfter searching around the net for workouts, I think I found on that will suit me nicely. As I mentioned in my makeshift weight loss plan, I was going to try and find a workout routine that I can fit around my work/life schedule. This plan works out nicely because it is only 3 days a week. I already do Tae Kwon Do one day out of the week so I figure about 4 days a week of working out should do the trick. This entry contains the specs of the workout routine… Continue reading Found a Workout

Yoga to Start Things

yoga iconCheck out this exceprt from My Yoga Online.com:

Yoga originated in India thousands of years ago with classical techniques dating back more than 5,000 years. It is a science that systematically creates harmony of the entire body, mind and spirit. “Yoga” comes from the Sanskrit verb yuj, thus meaning to yoke or to unite. The practice of yoga brings union between one’s consciousness and the universal consciousness. Yoga combines physical movements with breathing and meditation techniques to bring forward physiological and psychological Health Benefits. Yoga provides improved health and longevity, as well as creates a heightened level of self-understanding and awareness.

The yoga poses were designed to revitalize and bring balance to the musculoskeletal and glandular systems. The breathing techniques (pranayama) are based on the concept that breath is the source of life and energy (prana) in the body. The integration of yoga poses and breathing techniques helps one attain a steady, quiet mind and a strong, open body. The yoga poses and breathing techniques are also vital for preparing the body and mind for periods of meditation. The combination of yoga poses, breathing, and meditation makes one more readily able to free oneself from daily pressures and stresses. Yoga is a life-long practice that focuses not on goals and achievements, but rather on experiencing a journey towards inner peace and freedom.

I feel this line holds great value:

The yoga poses were designed to revitalize and bring balance to the musculoskeletal and glandular systems.

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