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  1. Hey guys, Does anyone have recommendations for a software program or website that allows users to do ALL the following things: Upload heart rate monitor informationUpload running/cycling information through a GPS device (preferrably watch but a smartphone will suffice)Keep a detailed weightlifting log with crucial info such as exercise, lifts, and sets through a smartphone (Android)Keep a diet journalPost exercise activities on social media sites such as Facebook, twitter, etc.I currently do all these things using FOUR different websites (Movescount.com, Nike+, JEFIT, FatSecret) and I'd really like to streamline this process. I've researched websites like TrainingPeaks, Endomondo, and MayMyFitness but they don't combine all the features I need especially a weightlifting journal and heart rate monitor information. I've been tracking all my activities for the past 2 years and it has been really helpful in motivating me to keep moving and now it's time for me to graduate to a GALACTIC exercise portal where I can upload/enter all this information in one location.
  2. I am a big time sweater (hence my username) and I've had major iceskating issues during Yoga until I used this Lululemon mat: http://shop.lululemon.com/products/clothes-accessories/men-yoga-mats-and-props/Men-The-Mat-32428?cc=0001&skuId=3424457&catId=men-yoga-mats-and-props It's on the pricier side but I have NO (zero, nada) slipping issues even during Power Yoga sessions. My yogi friend swears by this mat.
  3. I'm an Android user and I've used Nike+ and RunKeeper. I would recommend RunKeeper over Nike+ for the Android platform because you can program specific distances or specific times compared to Nike+ which just has a basic run feature. Plus the Android version is still beta quality software.
  4. Thanks Athena! MISSION UPDATE: Yesterday I did the pullup test and I was SOOO CLOSE to doing one pullup. Since I'm further along than I originally thought I've decided to change my game plan and do negatives using "The Twenty Pullups Challenge" program starting with Week -2.
  5. Thanks Gilfen! Yes I thought I could "cardio/metcon" my way to a stronger me but I eventually discovered that lifting heavy things is the best way to go. I've been barbell training for the past 2 months and I've made more fitness gains then I have in the past 2 years.
  6. Thanks Cee! This has been a challenging and exciting journey with lots of ups and downs and twists and turns. Reading some of the Rebel's stories I can definitely relate to the struggle that you all go through. I'm looking forward to working with the Rebellion to take things to a whole new level.
  7. Thanks Greylox! The pullups challenge looks intriguing. I'll do the initial test and see where I'm at. I may modify my mission objectives and do the negatives instead of the inverted rows.
  8. This is challenge is part of a larger mission to do unassisted pull-ups and I've come to realize the only way to do that is to get STRONGER and lose WEIGHT. So this challenge has two goals. Do not consume junk food or simple carbs (white bread, pasta) Monday through Friday for the duration of the challenge. Do inverted rows at 45 degree angle or lower for 3 sets of 8 reps.I will post updates on the progress of my mission.
  9. For a majority of my adult life I lived a sedentary lifestyle with occasional bouts of exercise activity at my former company’s gym. The exercise regimen would involve cardio (elliptical and/or treadmill) and weight training on various machines. I’d go to the gym twice a week for 1 to 2 months and then I would stop never to be seen or heard from until the following year. This sporadic cycle went on for about 7 years and each year I would continue to gain weight. Aside from being a self-proclaimed foodie and lover of tasty beverages (beer, wine, and liquor), I was a half-a-pack-day-and-cigars-on-the-weekend smoker….clearly a recipe for all kinds of health disasters. In late 2009 I was at my heaviest weight. At the encouragement of a friend I decided to enroll in a Krav Maga class in late 2009. I chose Krav Maga because I believed the subject matter would hold my interest for a long time (at least beyond 2 months) and the conditioning exercises that my friend described would be more effective than any of my previous activities. In January 2010 I made a pact to get in shape so I committed myself to attend my Krav Maga classes 3 times a week. What made this resolution different from previous years is that I focused on just setting aside 1 hour, getting in my car, showing up to class, and making it out alive. No more, no less. That’s when my REAL fitness journey began… My Krav Maga training motivated me to improve my athleticism. During the next 3 years I would do home exercise programs like P90X and Insanity with occasional periods of jogging. However last year I had hit a major plateau in my fitness journey. Most of my workouts were high intensity cardio (anaerobic) activities and I knew I needed to include more variety such as strength training and core development. Last summer I relocated to Orlando, FL and joined the YMCA since I had family who were members. Being a member of an actual gym (most of my exercising was at home or at the Krav Maga training center) gave me the opportunity to try a variety of classes (cycling, pilates, swimming, yoga, TRX suspension training). I finally revamped my fitness roadmap and got into the swing of things this past January. So for 2013 I added two major components to my fitness road map: YOGA and WEIGHTLIFTING (old skool style aka "The Iron Way"). These activities will help me bust my plateau and ensure that I crosstrain properly to avoid injuries. Now it’s time to add the third and most crucial piece…DIET. I’ve been trying to “outrun my fork†the past 3 years and while I’ve managed to lose weight I still have a high body fat percentage. I’m a “fit fat kid†meaning I’ve got great endurance but my strength to weight ratio is terrible. I can do 3 hours of Krav Maga training yet still cannot do an unassisted pushup. That has to change! I was researching how to do a pull up and I came across Steve’s article. And that is what brought me to the Rebellion. I’m looking forward to exchanging ideas with my fellow Rebels as the mysteries of fitness are finally revealed to me.
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