Things I’ve Read


This is the same interval timer I loved for its simplicity and ease of use when I used to have an iPhone. It beats the pants off its competitors in its clean visual layout. I’m no longer an iPhone owner, and in the gap before I got another Android phone, I needed a web timer I could use for my workouts. I was happy to find that the makers of the iOS app I loved have provided the same simple, bold user interface online – for free! The interface has a +/- button for quick adjustments in one-second increments; initially I thought this was the only way to adjust the intervals, but this is just a weakness of the user interface. By clicking the large + sign on the top navigation (next to SOUND: ON setting), you can enter the intervals numerically, and also name and save up to 100 presets. Excellent. Bottom line: This is a great free app, easy to use and visually appealing. For simple intervals, I haven’t seen better. I can also recommend the iOS version based on my previous experience, and suspect that the Android app would be a good bet...

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This is an excellent synopsis of Mark Rippetoe’s quintessential barbell training manual, Starting Strength, written by Michael Wolf of Wolf Strength And Conditioning. Starting Strength is a must-read, in my opinion, for anyone into serious, lifelong fitness, because (in the developed world at least) barbell training is an essential component, or at least phase, of any complete physical preparedness program. Fitocracy’s Knowledge Center has just published a great synopsis of this important strength training foundation. I recommend it for anyone not already expert in barbell training, or as an overview of the text if you’re considering buying it.┬áRead the article here: Official Starting Strength Guide for Fitocrats | Fitocracy Knowledge Center....

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