Category Archives: Fitness

Dragon Boating – Easy to learn, difficult to master

 

“Games should be easy to learn and difficult to master. They reward the first quarter and the hundredth.”

-Nolan Bushnell

  This design philosophy has historically and successfully been applied to video game creation since it was first coined by Atari’s Nolan Bushell in 1971. However, today I am going to apply it to dragon boating as I see it to be the reason why this...
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So this is Dragon Boating?

So what is this dragon boating all about? When looking to get into Dragon boating, you will be told by the experienced dragon boaters that it is a sport that is easy to learn, easy to do and easy on the wallet. And this is true - ish. Dragon boat club memberships cost a lot less than the average gym membership. The boat and a paddle are usually supplied by...
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Do What You Can, With What You Have, Where You Are

  My mouse stopped working the other day. No big deal. Right? But I spend at least 4 hours a day typing and clicking. Whether it’s writing for this blog, researching or just responding to emails, I click, roll, zoom and drag a lot. Fortunately, I didn’t let the dumb broken mouse stop me. This time it was my mouse but, in life, little obstacles come up that try to...
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Meet My Very Good Friend Tabata

Figure 1: "What the Hell Was THAT!!!" Image provided: http://www.fullvelocityfitness.com/
A Tabata is a high-intensity workout protocol that has fitness benefits. It is also a very short workout. Is it like circuit training? Is it like CrossFit? It is a bit of both. Tabata training is attractive because it saves a lot of time for people. It offers the maximum benefit within the least amount of...
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