WOSS Titan Suspension Trainer Kit 1
Like most other people who’ve visited a commercial gym in the past couple of years, I’ve seen those bright yellow TRX suspension trainer setups, like this: Initially, I wondered if they were simply the latest fitness gimmick, or whether there was something to them. I played around with them a bit, but never […]

WOSS Titan Review: Affordable TRX Suspension Trainer Alternative

The purpose of this particular post is to have a destination where I can direct people (the majority of whom are friends of mine) whenever they suggest that I try out a health, fitness, diet, and/or supplement product… and/or program… and/or system… and/or approach. Usually, I receive that suggestion online (via […]

No, Thank You (or Why I Don’t Participate in Fitness ...

Tough Mudder 1
I’ll be running my third Tough Mudder in Seattle this weekend, and with every event I’ve learned more about what shoes, socks, and clothing works well.. and what doesn’t. Here’s what I’ll be wearing at this year’s 2015 Seattle Tough Mudder. Best Tough Mudder Shoes A good set of trail […]

Recommended Tough Mudder Shoes, Socks, and Clothing

Tough Mudder
The 2015 Seattle Tough Mudder is this Saturday and Sunday (September 19th & 20th), and like many other pre-registered participants, I just received the course map via email. As it’s been in previous years, Seattle Tough Mudder 2015 will take place at Palmer Coking Coal Company in Black Diamond, WA. The […]

Tough Mudder Seattle 2015 Unofficial Course Preview

GunVault SpeedVault SV500 1
The first responsibility of gun ownership is safety. Providing a good balance between quickly accessing your firearm when needed vs. keeping it out of the hands of those who shouldn’t touch it what GunVault Inc, makers of “personal sized” gun safes, are offering with their SpeedVault SV500 and SpeedVault SVB500. The SpeedVault’s design […]

GunVault SpeedVault SV500 Review

StrikeMeter Logo
I write lots of product reviews for “geeky” tech stuff (like smart thermostats, automatic toilet flushers, surge protectors, etc.). But when I get a chance to review some tech that also involves one of my other interests (karate in this case), I’m all over it. As a part-time karate instructor at Fairwood Martial Arts, one […]

Product Review: StrikeMeter by Martial Arts Instruments

Kirkland Signature Multi Vitamin 11
We’ve all been told “you are what you eat.” And while I don’t quite agree with exactly how that’s worded (I’ll explain later), I do agree that what we put into our bodies has a massive impact on how all the systems in our body perform and interact. The purpose […]

Fitness Supplements I’m Currently Using

Finalizing their preferences 5
This post started in a grocery store last Saturday. My two daughters (Brooklyn – 16 and Sydney – 11) and I were shopping for the week, and we’d made it to the last item on our list: bottled water. As we headed down the water aisle, Brooklyn made a beeline […]

Which Bottled Water Tastes Best? You Might Be Surprised!

Chocolate Banana Cashew Smoothie
Because I’m lactose intolerant, I enjoy anything that actually tastes like a real dairy-based treat, especially something that tastes like an actual milkshake you’d pay money for at an old-school drive-thru restaurant. This protein shake is so simple, but so yummy. Vitamix Recipe: Lactose-free Chocolate Banana Cashew Smoothie   Author: […]

Vitamix Recipe: Lactose-free Chocolate Banana Cashew Smoothie

Bike VO2 Max Test 1
In celebration of a positive annual 2012 physical, I decided to do a follow-up VO2 max test with POTENTRx in Seattle. The test today went great, and I learned lots of new things about my personal fitness, and fitness in general, just as I always do during these tests. I’d […]

Knowing Myself Part Deux and Updated VO2 Max Data from ...

My black belt test is scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend 2010. I’ve been working toward it since late 2001. Yesterday, with 180 days to go, I decided to increase the intensity of my workouts. In fact, I’m typing this from my elliptical in my basement gym. I’m making a public […]

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