fitness

Geek Jitsu – a special guest post

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Woah! I really wanted this week’s Geek Jitsu to be about something completely different, but then someone crushed my door with a swift blast of energy. Before I could get angry, it turned out to be Vegeta, the prince of all Saiyans! Looks like he thinks my advice in this column is rather dumb and wants to add a few…sidenotes. So yeah, let’s sit down with him and…wait a moment. Mister Vegeta, what are you doing? What, this isn’t an interview? You want to do what?! No, this is my blog, you can’t ju– AAARRGHH!!!

[ an explosion can be heard, followed by a pleased laugh ] 

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Geek Jitsu – top three annoying people at the gym

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Working out is fun. Really, believe me, it is! Once you get into the groove of living healthy and sweating like a beast, you will agree with me. What is also fun is the fact that you can do it together with other people. You can go to the gym with your best friend, sign up for a martial arts course with your brother, or go running with your mother! Sports connect people on a different level, and once you experience that yourself you will see how powerful the bond forged with blood, sweat and tears is.

However, not all the people you meet during your workouts are fun. Some of them are just a little bit annoying, others are a royal pain in the ass. In this edition of Geek Jitsu, I want to share my top three of most annoying people you can meet during your workouts. Bask in the annoyance I share with you, and be wary of these people!

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Geek Jitsu – why you should give self-defense a try

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Another Wednesday, another edition of Geek Jitsu! Welcome back, fit and healthy geeks of the Internet! So far, we talked a lot about the physical and mental aspects of fitness and health, but this week, I want to focus on something somewhat different: self-defense. As you know, I’m an avid fan of martial arts, and whenever someone gives me the opportunity to talk about it, I will gladly ramble on for more than an hour. Often, the conversation will head towards the topic of self-defense, the cousin of martial arts. Opinions about the practicality and use of the different self-defense system differ, but I believe that everyone should know a few techniques. Why? Well, read on and you’ll find out!

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Geek Jitsu – Achievement unlocked!

1000x500px-LL-95e55f63_achievement-unlocked-become-president-barack-obamaWorking hard isn’t all that amusing. Working hard without any reward whatsoever is just plain ridiculous. I mean, sure, the satisfaction of knowing you did a good job is a reward in itself, but additional positive reinforcement is what makes us tick. The video game industry found out about that, and since that day, every game has “dem cheevo’s”: little pop-ups that inform you about the fact that you just did something wicked. Well, at least some of those do that. These days, most of them give you a pat on the shoulder for just moving two steps forward. Sigh…

Anyway, this week’s Geek Jitsu is not about how modern-day games have turned achievements into nothing but annoying bleeps. Today, we’ll talk about creating your own achievements to hunt after while getting all healthy, and why rewarding yourself is so important!

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Geek Jitsu – The will for willpower

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It’s Wednesday once again, and you know what that means! Indeed, it’s time for another installment of Geek Jitsu, where I teach my readers the art of staying healthy while staying geeky. In today’s episode, we’ll discuss the thing that will keep you going during your drastic change of lifestyle. No, that’s not the protein shakes you’ll be popping or the pictures you will be taking of your ever-shrinking belly, but the same thing that gives Hal Jordan his superpowers: willpower (forget about the damn ring, it’s all a matter of wanting to shoot green beams of power)!

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