10 lessons learnt from cycle commuting for a year. It was April 2010.
I had one of those weeks on the trains and tube we all dread. Every day, delays, cancellations, diversions, engineering works, passengers taken ill, trespassers on the line. The tube even stopped working because someone had nicked the copper wiring. You name it, I had it. It just so happened that in that same week my work announced we would be joining the cycle to work scheme. One year on and I now cycle pretty much every day, work permitting, and have covered over 2,000 miles. If you are doing the cycle to work scheme then you may want to consider getting a little more money than you require for the bike, in order to purchase some accessories. Remember that with the scheme you are making the savings on the tax and NI, so this is basically like getting a money-off voucher! Bikes are relatively simple things, certainly compared to cars, but they still have plenty of moving parts that need looking after. However, that doesn’t mean you cannot annoy a fellow cyclist.
15-Min Workout: Just You Vs Gravity. Weights Not Needed. Advertisement Surely you’ve run non-stop for 15 minutes before.
But have you ever performed 15 minutes of resistance exercise without rest? Try it with these challenging moves from trainer Craig Ballantyne. How I Got Ripped At 500 Startups. Editor’s note: Dick Talens is one of the founders of Fitocracy and an amateur competitive bodybuilder.
Follow him on Twitter @DickTalens. Little sleep, lots of stress, free food at all hours, and Paul Singh constantly try to booze you under the table. Sounds like the old college days when you tried to rush for Sigma Chi, doesn’t it? But nope. That describes life at 500 Startups. For a former fat kid like me, it’s an environment where I can accidentally gain 15 lbs in the blink of an eye. I’m sure you’ve heard it before – the myth that losing weight is impossible for the busy entrepreneur. Exercise I skipped cardio Herein lies the greatest irony: in the office, we endlessly obsess over ROI; in the gym, however, we pound away on the treadmill for hours and hours (probably while thinking about none other than ROI). Weight loss comes from nothing more than a caloric deficit.
I focused on strength training Monday (40 minutes) – 3 sets of barbell squats 2 sets of stiff legged deadlifts Diet. Which Fitday Product is Right For You? Quick Introduction to Intermittent Fasting, ‘Leangains’ and the Benefits. Intermittent Fasting (I.F.) is a pattern of eating that alternates between periods of fasting and non-fasting.
There are a few different popular types (you may have heard of ‘The Warrior Diet’), but for our purposes please think of I.F. as purposefully skipping breakfast. Of course, there is a little more to it that, but for now, please think of it in those terms. What are the benefits? Lack of hunger while dieting For a person looking to lose weight, this is one of the biggest benefits offered by I.F. as opposed to other dieting systems. Skipping breakfast allows for bigger, more satisfying meals. A full list of benefits and including links to the relevant clinical studies can be found on Wikipedia. What is ‘Leangains’? Get Drunk Not Fat - Find The Lowest Calorie Beer, Lowest Calorie Alcohol. Burn fat with the AFTERBURN EFFECT (here's how)
What Is The Best 5-Day Workout Split? The Question: You often hear that 3-5 days per week in the gym will help you achieve any of your goals.
Well, with time on your hands and goals to achieve it's time for a 5-day split. What is the best 5-day workout split? Be specific. Are 5-day splits better for training muscles once per week or twice? Are 5-day splits more or less effective than 3-day splits? Who would benefit the most by using this type of training? Show off your knowledge to the world! The Winners: Prizes:1st place - 75 in store credit. 2nd place - 50 in store credit. To use your credit, e-mail Will @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Get a Gym Body - Workout Plan. The Gym Body Work Out Below is a 7 day work out schedule that should go some way to delivering your gym body in time for your next holiday.
Clearly add what ever weights you feel are comfortable with. We have given some indication of where you should push yourself and where you should use lighter weights for a warm up. If in doubt as to how to perform any of these exercises ask the gym staff…if they don’t know change gyms! Remember that best results are achieved with perfect form so don’t pile on the weights as you will risk injury. If you're looking to find a gym either at home way check our gym finder Day 1: Chest, Abs and Calves. Chest. The 5-Day Workout. Top 10 Fitness Ball Exercises.