EppsNet Archive: Fitness

Trains 2, Fitness Experts 0

Two months after fitness expert and reality TV star Greg Plitt was killed by a Metrolink train in California, another personal trainer was struck and killed Tuesday in Georgia by a freight train. Achilles Williams, 30, a popular Atlanta-area personal trainer, was skipping rope near the train tracks filming a YouTube workout video when he was sideswiped by a speeding freight train, a spokesperson at the Fulton County coroner’s office confirms to PEOPLE. — People.com Read more →

Happy Darwin Day!

“I’ve been walking three miles a day. I thought my cardio fitness was pretty good. Then today I tried swimming some laps and found out that my fitness level is not what I thought it was.” “Yes, well, it’s a good thing that complex life emerged from the seas so we can all spend more time walking and less time swimming. Happy Darwin Day!“ Read more →

Why is There No Progress in Exercise Science?

Why can’t someone invent a workout you can do, say, once a year and still see excellent results? There is no progress in exercise science. We can put a man on the moon, a rover on Mars, but we can’t develop a once-a-year, high intensity workout? Very disappointing. Read more →

Aside

If you’re fat, don’t say you “work out,” just say you “exercise.”

Monday Morning Sets the Tone for the Week

L.A. Fitness at 5 a.m. I don’t like exercising in a crowded gym. I also don’t like to get up early, but not as much as I don’t like exercising in a crowded gym, and if you get in there at 5 a.m., the gym isn’t crowded. For 2011, I started doing different exercises every day of the week and changing up the entire workout every four weeks, instead of doing the same basic routine that I’d been doing since, like, forever. I’m taking all major muscle groups by surprise on a regular basis. They have no idea what’s coming next. If you’re not incorporating the element of surprise into your exercise regimen, you’re blowing a major opportunity. Read more →

HW’s Exercise of the Day

Deadlifts, fuckers. I did five sets of ’em yesterday and I can barely walk. No pain, no gain. Read more →

Twitter: 2010-11-05

Sometimes homelessness is life's way of saying you need to lose some weight. # RT @pattonoswalt: Sit-ups! Make 'em a habit! #tweetyour16yearoldself # Read more →

Twitter: 2010-04-18

Why does every fat-ass with a bike have to dress himself out like Lance Armstrong? # Read more →

It Must Be February

I got up at five this morning, rolled into LA Fitness . . . there wasn’t one person in the entire downstairs workout area. So much for New Year’s resolutions . . . Read more →

The Man Who Wasn’t There

I thought I saw one of the dads from my kid’s high school roller hockey team at L.A. Fitness this morning. He was riding a stationary bike and there was no way I could get where I wanted to go without walking past him. Great . . . now I’m going to have to take time out of my workout to acknowledge this guy and talk to him. I hate talking to people when I’m working out. That’s why I come in here at 5 in the morning — because it’s not crowded and I don’t have to talk to anybody. If this guy’s going to start coming in at 5 and I have to talk to him every morning — even if it’s just to say hello — I swear to Jesus I’m going to start coming in at 4. Thank god it wasn’t him after all . .… Read more →