fitness Articles
Educating Wiener
Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 by Andrew Heffernan
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No matter who you are, no matter what your race, ethnicity, religion, political leanings, marital status, one thing is absolutely certain somewhere along the line, like it or not, a penis had something to do with your being here. Even people who are the product of artificial inse... Read more
Leading Horses to Water
Friday, October 22nd, 2010 by Andrew Heffernan
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This week I've been a sick mess--feverish, coughing, wheezing, the whole bit. It's always a fascinating challenge to be temporarily incapacitated. I get acute exercise withdrawal at the same time that I also get some relief from soreness and tension that exercise almost inevitabl... Read more
Reno fitness getaways, Pyramid Lake is a hidden jewel in the desert
Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 by Carol Bardelli
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Jerry Bardelli beside Pyramid Lake pinnacles.Reno's thunderstorms are predicted to let up over the weekend. Time to get outside and enjoy the moderate autumn weather. Why not take a short trip to nearby Pyramid lake for a hike. Outdoor fitness fun in the wilds of Nevada is just a... Read more
Injuries and Exercise
Sunday, October 17th, 2010 by Andrew Heffernan
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A couple of weeks back I injured my back doing Feldenkrais, which is a little like saying you got injured in your sleep. Basically I was in class, lying on the floor and rolling about quite happily when I made the rookie mistake of looking around at to see what the other people i... Read more
Learning to Learn, Part II
Thursday, October 14th, 2010 by Andrew Heffernan
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About a week after we had gone out the first time, Kate and I hit the sidewalk again for another learning-to-ride-a-bike session. Having had good success the first time trying to detach from the goal, emphasize enjoyment, take breaks, and avoid over-teaching at all costs, I thoug... Read more
Learning to Learn
Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 by Andrew Heffernan
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I spent last week at another mind-blowing segment of the four-year training program I'm in to become certified as a Feldenkrais practitioner. Terrific experience, as always, and, of course, completely the opposite of almost every other system and exercise methodology I've ever en... Read more
The Magic Bullet Syndrome
Thursday, September 30th, 2010 by Andrew Heffernan
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I was talking this morning with an older gentleman who, on my recommendation, had dabbled with a few classes in Feldenkrais method and had a couple of one-on-one sessions with a practitioner to help him with some back pain. I asked him how it went for him. "It made no differ... Read more
Pain is Your Friend (but not in the way you think).
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 by Andrew Heffernan
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The title of this entry is misleading, sort of on purpose, though. I'm not saying "No pain, no gain." Though I think there's some truth to that old chestnut. I'm saying that if you want to avoid injury, listen to pain. Pain is your friend because it signals a problem, v... Read more
Lying On Your Back Doing Nothing is a Revolutionary Act
Thursday, September 16th, 2010 by Andrew Heffernan
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Try this activity. Find a quiet place where you won't be disturbed for five to ten minutes Set a timer if you like--you may fall asleep. Lie down on the floor, on your back. Without consciously or deliberately changing anything, start to observe yourself. Start with your breath w... Read more
Improv Lifting
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 by Andrew Heffernan
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Today I was at the gym doing some improvised sled-pushing. I say "improvised" because there's no sled a the "Y." So I just grabbed a couple of 45-pound plates, set myself up on a little-used alley of carpeted area in the weight-machine area, and shoved away. F... Read more
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