Win a Copy of Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?
I recently read Alex Hutchinson’s new book, Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? Alex Hutchinson is an award-winning journalist and a senior editor at Canadian Running magazine. He writes a bi-weekly column on the science of exercise called Jockology for the Globe and Mail. He has a Ph.D. in Physics from Cambridge and also writes a blog called Sweat Science.
In Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights, Hutchinson answers 150 fitness questions, drawing on the latest research from over 400 peer-reviewed scientific journals and interviews with over 100 researchers. Despite all the science, the book is very easy to read, with short sections covering each question and a summary “cheat sheet” at the end of each chapter.
Find out how much do you know about exercise science. Take the Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights Exercise IQ Quiz at this link. I’ll share the answers in tomorrow’s post.
The publishers of Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights are giving away 3 copies of the book to readers of How 2 Run Fast located in the Continental U.S. To enter the contest, you can do any of the following:
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If you do more than one of these things, you will get an additional chance to win for each. Good luck!
The winners of the Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights book giveaway are:
Jeannette Hooker of Austin, TX (JHooker517)
Kyle Farmer of Baltimore, OH (kylefarmer)
Meg St. John of Perrysburg, OH (taekwon-megatr0n)
Congratulations and thanks to all who participated in the contest.
Disclaimer: I received an advance copy of Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights for review.
Yet another goal met and exceeded!
Today I met and surpassed my goal of riding 50 miles in one day. Here’s the stats. for today’s ride.
51.13 miles of road riding today. My goal for the week = 150 miles of riding. I have 14.47 miles left to ride before meeting that goal. 300.09 ridden so far this month and 1,543.55 miles ridden for the season.
Avg. speed = 13.4
Max. speed = 33.2
Lots of hills/mountains included.
I did this ride with about 12 pounds of camera gear, meds, water and food in my hydro pack. Amazing.
I’m mega excited!!! It makes me wonder why “healthy” people come up with excuses when faced with things that may be physically challenging.
Passed my IST! (like always)...results
Flex Arm Hang: 70sec (max) Crunches: 110 1.5 mile run: 12:01 I was in so much pain during the run…my back cramped up so much i almost stopped…something i never do. But i told myself not to. So i kinda ran the IST with my hands on my hips the whole time..which cut me back prob 20 seconds. Oh well i still passed :)
Never in a million years did I think I'd be doing 150+ push ups a day in the first 7 weeks of class
No, I’m not bragging. I’m actually surprised at my own abilities and desire to make the most out of this training instead of just sitting back and gliding through without any real benefit in the end.
I am now a firm believer in the age old saying, “everything happens for a reason”. I can’t imagine the lack of progress I’d have seen thus far if I’d actually attended the Washington academy where PT was not a part of the course.
I guess I’ve got some higher powers to be thanking, even if I am stuck in BFE, Ohio.
Aerospace Engineering requires...
- Calculus I
- Calculus II
- Calculus III
- Introduction to Differential Equations
- English Composition
- English Literature
- Speech/ Oral Communication
- Professional and Technical Writing
- Global Issues
- American History
- Ethics and Legal Issues
And if I want to do it for the Air Force I must be able to:
- throw a basketball at least 41 feet
- do at least 3 pull ups
- flex arm hang for at least 24 seconds
- complete the Shuttle Run in under 9.7 seconds
- do at least 78 crunches in under a minute
- do at least 41 push-ups in under a minute
- run a mile in under 7 minutes 35 seconds
As compared to what I do now:
- I have no idea how far I can through a basketball
- I can do no pull-ups
- I can hang for .3 seconds
- I don’t even know what a shuttle run is
- I can do about 45 crunches in a minute
- I can’t do a good push-up but I can do a few wimpy ones (like maybe six)
- Last time a checked my mile time was at about 12 minutes, my best was 10
I also have to:
- Lose forty pounds (I weigh 220 right now) or more
- have under a 30 inch waist
Ummm…. and I’m sure I want to do this?