Category Archives: fitness tips

Pull-up challenge: 25 for Dec 25th

This evening marks the starting point of my pull-up challenge. My goal is to do 25 pull-ups by December 5th. I am calling this my “25 for Dec 25th”. 🙂 From 11/22 to 12/25 gives me 33 days to meet my goal. Details: +Excellent form (all the way up, all the way down) -No swinging or pumping of legs -No time limit, i.e. hanging on the bar and resting is allowed Tomorrow I will post my initial max pull-up starting

Garmin Forerunner 230/235 wrong time?! [SOLVED]

Garmin Forerunner 230 5:55:55

My wife’s Garmin Forerunner 230 recently started having some time issues. Specifically, showing the wrong time 🙁 First I tried setting the time manually and that worked until her next Bluetooth sync, then it seemed to get the incorrect time again. Eventually, the following worked to fix her watch time permanently: set the time back to Automatic make sure GPS is enabled* (and GLONASS for good measure) make sure the watch gets a GPS lock to sync the time *Enable GPS:

Real world review: the Armstrong Pullup Program

Over the years I’ve tried a variety of pullup programs. The Armstrong Pullup Program is the best of the bunch for me. Simple, effective and free. You can’t really beat that! Here are some links to versions of the program: (links removed b/c they don’t have the original [and best IMHO] version of the program, comment if you need the best version. thx) If anybody out there would like more info about how the program works and what kind of

Week 1 Insanity Workout – Recap and Tips

Great shoes for P90X or Beach Body Insanity workouts!

Week 1 Insanity Recap and Tips First, hang in there! One of the great things about the Insanity workout is that there are very few “counting reps” type exercises. Instead, you are gradually working out to your max potential every workout. This could make it a bit discouraging in the beginning if you are significantly slower than the people in the video, however, if you stick with it you will be up to speed in no time! Secondly, watch out

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