Balanced Existence

Achieve and maintain health and wellness within the modern human environment

Entries for November, 2008

The Balanced Existence Challenge – Week 1, Day 3

Throughout the day I played with my Captains of Crush No.1 gripper as I do most days for a couple of sets of five on each hand. The Captains of Crush No.1 gripper is a hand gripper that is rated at 140lbs. I’ve gotten a lot stronger on it recently by doing bottoms-up (BU) kettlebell work.

The Balanced Existence Challenge – Week 1, Day 2

One half of the Balanced Existence Challenge is the minimalist workout that I hope will lead to massive strength gains over time without adding bulk. The other important half is diet. The word “diet” shouldn’t conjure images of restriction it’s just a symbolic label to describe what you eat. In effect everyone is on a diet and everyone diets because we all eat food.