Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Lifetime Fitness - Commitment Day 5k

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The "Girl" Pushup

What in the world is a "girl" pushup?! .... Don't answer that. I know what it is implied to mean but why is it called that? For those of you who don't know what a so called "girl" pushup is see the pic below.

I recently did my first "real man" pushup for the first time in my whole life. Before that all I could do was the "girl" pushups. All those years that I was doing the "girl" pushups I never understood why people called them that. I have seen plenty of women who can do "man" pushups and I have seen plenty of men that can only do "girl" pushups. Why is there a gender placed with it? In my opinion they are all just different variations of PUSHUPS.

Now some will say it is called a "girl" pushup because women naturally don't have a upper body as strong as men but like I said before I have seen PLENTY of women who can do normal pushups with ease. It took me almost 30 years to build the strength I need to do a normal pushup and I weighed 380 pounds when I did it! It never really bothered me that people would call my modified pushups "girl" pushups, it just bothered me that the easier modified version of a pushup was labeled a "girl" pushup. I have seen ALOT of amazing women athletes who can blow away a lot of men!

I feel like if I keep writing I am going to start rambling. My point is lets drop the "girl" from the pushup. It's a modified pushup.... bottom line. Man or Woman can each benefit from them as they are a great stepping stone to doing normal pushups.

That's my 2 cents!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Ask Alan - Video Blog Series!

You asked for it so here it is! Ask me anything about my weight loss journey or anything else! I will start answering these questions in my video blogs every week!

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Monday, October 1, 2012