fitness

20 slices of pie. Repeat.

The Holiday HIIT Workout

You’re outnumbered. At the time of battle you are one man up against a battalion of holiday comestibles so enticing and made with such love that it’s near impossible to imagine not eating them all: cheeses and charcuterie, spiced pistachios, herbed popovers, potato mash, various crostini of unknown constituents, assorted root vegetables -- roasted -- cassoulet, a standing rib roast. It’s not like you haven’t been wading through poultry and roasted meats since Thanksgiving. Plus, the harsh reality is that between extra-fortified eggnog and Champagne you’re two sheets, approaching three, to the wind.

Fitness in the Digital Age

Bruce Perry’s Fitness for Geeks

The vast majority of us are guilty of taking better care of the various gadgets around us than we do our most personal hardware: our body. Bruce Perry’s book focuses on the only thing that really matters: making you the healthiest person you can be, not transforming you into a hulking tower of meat and...

What hurts and how to fix it

The Athlete’s Guide to Home Remedies

If you’re actively living your life, some kind of injury is inevitable. The trick is to find a happy medium between daily doctor appointments, and “toughing it out” until the injury gets nasty. That’s why we were happy to find The Athlete’s Guide to Home Remedies ($16) – a book by Jordan D. Metzl, M.D., a physician...

Shred Your Arms, Not Your Wallet

PowerBlock Adjustable Weight Dumbbells

PowerBlocks aren’t new. In fact, they’ve been around since 1993 — if their website design didn’t clue you in. If you’re looking for a way to workout beyond the gym, PowerBlock Dumbbells are still the most affordable and flexible option when it comes to adjustable weight training. They’re designed like a simple weight stack with...

Lebron's Got Your Back, Kinda.

Nike Boom App

With music being the fundamental push behind the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android becoming a core workout accessory, all the major sports brands are looking to push the envelope with various workout companion apps. All with a focus to motivate and help track performance. Sometimes through old-fashioned techniques like, well, yelling. Nike Boom is a...

Developed By the U.S. Navy Seals... Enough Said

TRX Suspension Trainer

Working out should be an integral part of your life. Maintaining consistency with your workouts is probably the hardest part for many of you (it certainly is for us). Trips, late nights at the office, meeting up with friends, and being tired all make it incredibly easy to start skipping your workouts. With that in...

Result: The Handshake To End All Handshakes

Bone Crusher Grips

Named after pirate Captain “Bone Crusher” Roberts, Bone Crusher Grips are made to give you grip strength that will make your adversaries shiver their timbers. Ranging from 100lbs to 500lbs in grip resistance, you can slowly build up your grip strength and forearms. A better grip will improve your performance in the gym immensely, because...

Smal Bar, Big Taste

Clif Bars Mini

Being in college and eating a fulfilling, healthy meal is about as hard as narrowing down the long list of analogies the long list of analogies that I mercifully chose not to insert here. Luckily, I’ve had Clif Bars. The small chunks of goodness are easy to pack, offer a disproportionately huge amount of protein,...

What if you could improve your posture just by pressing a button?

iPosture

Gear Patrol has written about custom suits, custom shirts and pants. Consequently, there’s no doubt that you’ve evolved into the best dressed man around, but if you’ve got posture like Quasimodo, you still won’t look good no matter what you wear. The worst part about having bad posture is that you’re probably the last one...

Kinetic by Kurt – Rock and Roll

I’m all about finding a dual purpose for products. Granted, my desire for an iPhone with a built-in bottle opener hasn’t come to fruition, but I imagine someone is hard at work devising such a beast. Until then, I’ll settle for music. Recently, I sold my Raleigh bike due to the fact that mountain bikes...

The Truth About Cardio | GP Fitness Week 2

[ Week 1: High Intensity Interval Training | Week 2: The Truth About Cardio ] I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Not all cardio is created equal or should I say not all calories burned are from the same source. I know it’s hard to hear, but it’s true. Don’t panic;...

Revising Your Fitness Routine

Routines Are Good, Change Is Better Ed: The face one might expect when seeing Patrick at the gym. I’ll be the first to endorse developing a routine at the gym. Repeating exercises week to week allows your body to adapt and thus become better at them (i.e. stronger, better conditioned). Personally, I like to have...