Transcript of Geek Fitness
Geek FitnessYour body is not just transportation for your brain
What is fitness?Diet and why it matters
Sitting, standing, walkingStrength, endurance, flexibility
Sleep10 habits you need to adopt
Failures and SuccessesFailures
Torn ligaments inside both shoulders
Destroyed 1st metatarsal joint
Countless broken toes
RSI and 'laptop back'
Weight: 190 in Feb 2009
SuccessesDL: 2x, Squat: 1.5x, Bench:
Weight: 170 ± 3 for over 2 years
Cut my chiropractor visits from 2/month to 2/year
I can still carry my daughter (almost 12)
Born in 1961, and I'm still going
Fitnessfit·ness (fĭt'nĭs) n.
The state or condition of being physically sound and healthy, especially as the result of exercise and proper nutrition. A state of general mental and physical well-being. The state of being suitably adapted to an environment.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
What's the point?
Diet is not a verb
Your Mama Didn't Lie:You Are a Unique Snowflake
Nutrition science describes populations
You are not a population
Use the results of studies as a starting point
Every snowflake needs water
Please drink some now.
ScienceThe good guys do not win in the end
Calories are a distraction
Insulin production is a better metric
Table sugar 70White bread 85White rice 70Brown rice 50Carrots 85 (cooked)
30 (raw)Watermelon 75Cherries 25
Learn to standup
Bulk vs. Strength
4 Basic Lifts
Plus the one geeks need most:
The barbell row supports your upper back, neck, and shoulders.
“Stand up straight!”
Inbox Zero for your brainDreams increase learning
More deep sleep == more leptin
10 HabitsDrink water when
you wake up
Warm up, exercise, THEN stretch
Pay attention to your food habits
Eat more low glycemic index foods
Skip the carbs, not the fatty foods
Drink water every hour or so
Breath deeply and intentionally
Seek out the stairs, the hills, the longer walking route
Drink water before
Links and stuffDiet
ThanksSteve Fittinger, CPT, semi-pro football player, powerlifter
(for reviewing these slides and notes for accuracy)