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Joe Wuebben
Writer, Editor, Fitness Enthusiast, Father, Husband, Sports Fan
Interests: training, writing, reading, sports, parenting (not necessarily in order of priority)
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You’re moving, but what direction are you going in? Movement in the wrong direction doesn’t do much for you. Maybe you need to stop moving for a moment. Just long enough to settle yourself and start moving in a different direction. Maybe that will be the right direction. But you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at Weekday Warrior
Feel that pressure? The pressure to be "successful." The pressure to look a certain way. The pressure to have reached a certain level in your career by now, and if you haven't yet you're failing. That pressure, most of it anyway, is coming from you, not others. No one holds... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2018 at Weekday Warrior
Being satisfied is next to impossible for most people. Content? Much more achievable, I think, than satisfaction. By every metric I would use to judge a career, I’m doing well. Yet I’m not satisfied with where I am. I had coffee here in Sydney last week with a guy who... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at Weekday Warrior
I was sitting there on the beach watching my kids play in the sand and play on the rocks. I had gotten a short workout in the condo earlier in the day (weighted reverse lunges and weighted push-ups, my kids on my back providing the resistance), but I wanted to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at Weekday Warrior
Everyone seems to love the thought of running on the beach. Until they actually do it and see how damn hard it is. My recent Bondi Beach workout entailed a good bit of pull-ups and dips (supersetted), sandwiched by 20-second sprints on the beach. Sound fun? It wasn’t. My lungs... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Weekday Warrior
Sunday Motivation... "Talent sets the floor, character sets the ceiling." –Bill Belichick Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at Weekday Warrior
My short in-condo workout yesterday… 4-Minute Muscle (created by Dr. Jim Stoppani) Pick an exercise, do as many reps as possible in 4 minutes. Rest for a minute or two, then repeat with another exercise. The exercises I did were: Push-Ups – 61 reps in 4 minutes Table Rows –... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2018 at Weekday Warrior
Friday offers a great opportunity to finish the week strong. Are you going to finish strong? Are you going to make sure you get your Friday workout in? Are you going to do that extra set, those 5 or 10 extra reps, go that extra mile? Friday doesn't have to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at Weekday Warrior
These Bondi Beach totals were broken up into two small sessions, as I was meeting someone in the area to talk shop over a coffee. I normally wouldn't do this many pull-ups in a day, and I probably wouldn't be able to do all in one workout. It felt good,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Weekday Warrior
Except you. And that's all that matters. Nobody cares if you're in decent shape or great shape. But you do. Nobody cares if you have a six-pack or not. But you probably do. Nobody cares if you hit the snooze button this morning. But you should. Nobody cares if you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at Weekday Warrior
I was a little sore in the glutes from the pistols in workout #5, so in this workout I didn't do any full range of motion squatting or lunging moves. As I would normally do one day a week, I included a power exercise – box jumps. The Bondi Beach... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at Weekday Warrior
I did this one on a Monday (one week ago, July 23) and it was tough – even though it probably doesn't look very tough. Maybe I was just sluggish after the weekend, or maybe 10 days away from my typical workouts had me slightly out of shape for these... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Weekday Warrior
Sunday Motivation... "If you are going through hell, keep going." –Winston Churchill Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2018 at Weekday Warrior
If you move or go on vacation and the new place doesn't have all the foods you're used to eating, find other foods you like. Try new things. Discover a new healthy food that you love. If your new gym doesn't have all your favorite equipment, take the opportunity to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2018 at Weekday Warrior
The worst type of comparison is the one where you look at someone else's life or career or physique (or whatever) and say, "It must be easy for that person." You can give a bunch of reasons why it's easier for him or her than it is for you. But... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at Weekday Warrior
This was more of a "strength day,", or at least the closest thing to it with no barbells, dumbbells, or kettlebells. I went back to reverse lunges and push-ups with my kids on my back for resistance, and then later in the day we went to Bondi Beach, where I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at Weekday Warrior
Okay, this workout wasn't actually at the beach; it was in my condo here a few blocks from the sand. But my "Bondi Beach Project" is about sticking to my exercise routine in the absence of equipment while Down Under, so this counts. This workout was quick and effective, a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2018 at Weekday Warrior
The "Bondi Beach Project" continues... I was thinking earlier in the trip that my HIIT cardio would be lacking on this trip, but I managed to work it in (to some extent, at least) with this workout on the beach: Beach Sprint Intervals – 5 rounds of 30 seconds on,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at Weekday Warrior
My first Bondi Beach workout wasn’t much, but it was something: 40 pull-ups (not consecutive; accumulated mostly in sets of 5 reps). Not bad for a day at the beach in Australia, and that’s a pretty thorough back workout. Before heading to the beach, I supersetted weighted reverse lunges and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2018 at Weekday Warrior
Sunday Motivation... "A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes." –Mahatma Gandhi It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. Read more at: Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2018 at Weekday Warrior
This amazing pool at the Icebergs Club on Bondi Beach makes me want to be a swimmer (sort of)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2018 at Weekday Warrior
Live from Sydney, Australia! The comfort zone has been vacated. Here in Bondi Beach, with no car, different surroundings, no gym. And the food is pretty damn expensive, so that's an adjustment. We'll be here for over two months, so spending $100 every night for dinner is not an option,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2018 at Weekday Warrior
If you're anxious about something, write it down. Me, I'm in Sydney now and getting a bit anxious about how to juggle "holiday" time with the work and training I still need to get done. I'm here for over two months, and it can't all be vacation. So I wrote... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2018 at Weekday Warrior
Every now and then, have that doughnut. Take that day off. Go waste an hour at Starbuck's drinking coffee and shooting the s--- with a friend or co-worker. If you can manage it, leave your cell phone and laptop at home or in the car. Every now and then, take... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at Weekday Warrior
Don't sweat the small stuff. But don't forget the small stuff either. The core work, the lower traps, the cardio sprint intervals, the flexibility, the posture. You don't have to spend hours a week on these things. But try and spend at least a few minutes on them. I would... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at Weekday Warrior