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Fighting Sugar Cravings

Drawing on the advice of my personal nutritionist (Jill), I recently completed a month-long period in which I attempted to totally cut my consumption of refined sugar.  I was undertaking … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Strong Like Bull.

To combat her hyper-mobility issues, Jill has been given some exercises from our friends at Timberlane Physical Therapy.  It was the therapeutic recommendation of Leslie Bell, DPT, that Jill become … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Proprioception: Cultivating your Superpowers

Full disclosure here, folks:  I first became interested in proprioception because it sounds like something you’s find in an X-Men comic book.  And while the realities of proprioception may not … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Montage in the Making: Getting Jill in Shape

Jill and I braved the extremely snowy Vermont weather today to get over to our neighborhood fitness and martial arts center, Combat Fitness!  I sometimes supervise classes at Combat Fitness, … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gastrocnemius Strengthening!

In my recent post regarding the Gastrocnemius, we learned a little bit about the function of this muscle and one simple method of stretching and relaxing it via autogenic inhibition.  … Continue reading

February 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Muscle of the Week: Gastrocnemius

As we pointed out last week with a bit of help from The Onion: bones are cool.  We at Level Up maintain our position on this issue, and earnestly hope … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Brief Introduction to Tai Chi as an Exercise Practice

As you can probably tell from the pictures on this blog, I’m a big proponent of practicing Tai Chi.  In my experience, the slow, fluid, and circular movements of Tai … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Since We’re Talking About Bone Health

Inspired by the conversation regarding calcium sources, I thought I’d take a moment to point out that in addition to nutritional measures, resistance training is an essential element of maintaining … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kickboxing Workout

It looks like I’ll be fighting for the Vermont Muay Thai Association’s 145lb Title this April!  Admittedly, I’ve been sticking primarily to USA boxing for the past few months to … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Opposing Force Boxing Club 2014

Me and the boys backstage at the 2014 Vermont Golden Gloves tournament. I couldn’t quite score the victory this year, but with these fine chaps to train with for another … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment