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October 16, 2015

Book: The 4 Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman

The 4 Hour Body by  Timothy Ferriss, an entrepreneur, #1 New York Times bestselling author, deals with methods and techniques to obtain good health, a nice physique and outlines basic diet/training information.

His book is a toolbox about general fitness and health. You must must decide which desire you have and follow his method. But be aware, some methods don’t work well. If something is too good to be true, be aware. For example the Casey Viator experiment is not well-researched. Do your own research first. In contrast, his sleep tips and especially the “further reading” section is worth alone 10 bucks. Almost everyone struggles with sleep and he gives [...]

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October 16, 2015

Power rack: PowerLine PPR200X Power Rack

I’m using this rack for about 1.5 years and I’m really satisfied with this power rack. Some facts: measures 44 x 82 x 46 inches (W x H x D), complete with 18 positions, two heat tempered lift offs and two saber style safety rods. I fearlessly use this rack with weights of about 300-500lbs and have no problems with stability. It does not seeem very sturdy, but it is. Trust me. Although I wouldn’t use weights over 600lbs. But to be honest, most of you won’t reach those weights for squats or military presses. I use this as a rack in my home gym, which is addition to my gym membership. It is for this price (~330$) a very reliable and basic rack. It is definitely [...]

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October 16, 2015

Gorilla Sports Red Rubber Kettlebell 28kg

Let me start by defining what a good kettlebell is.

1) Duruability/quality: In my opinion it is number 1. priority. If you buy a kettlebell you want some decent quality for your money. Does the kettlebell gets damaged after use? Then it’s a bad one.

2) Price: Does the kettlebell has a reasonable price? excoriations after use

3) Material of the horns: Does the material injury your hands? Do you have excoriations after Military presses ? Then it is bad.

So this are the princepels on which I judge the kettlebell.

to 1) I used the kettlebell for about 2 years almost daily, at least 5x times week. I do military presses, goblet squats, swings, [...]

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February 25, 2015

Planet Fitness: The highs and the Lows

Let me first start off by saying that I am a member of Planet Fitness.  I have been treated fairly and have not had any issues with them … yet.

That sounds hopeful, right?

Planet Fitness is a company of 900+ fitness centers (as of early 2015) scattered throughout the United States.

They are known for their low monthly membership fees and their intolerance of anything that might set off the “lunk” alarm ( I promise I will explain).

Gym Memberships starting at $10 per month

Planet Fitness

So, I have to confess that the main reason I signed up with Planet Fitness was because of their low monthly [...]

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