Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Lorax


I went to Eason's school today and read The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. It was cool because they were learning about trees and at the end of class they gave them little trees to plant.
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Monday, April 28, 2008

Training Partner

My training partner, Felipe, just came back after a month of traveling. It's good to have him back. We've been working out together for a year and it's worked out real well. I've never had a training partner that I matched up with so well. There's some areas where he pushes me, and others where I can push him. Our training philosophies are similar (because he's such a reasonable and intelligent guy ) and yet we balance each other out. It was nice to workout alone for a while, but I'm glad he's back.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

My Mom's Birthday

We took my mom out to f.i.s.h for her birthday.

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Andrea's Birthday Party

We celebrated Andrea's birthday with our family at Doral Arrowwood. Then we went back to our house. We also celebrated my mom's birthday. It was a really great time.

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Friday, April 25, 2008

fitness standards and goals

Eason's dojo recently handed out some fitness charts with standards for different age groups. The standards were divided into push-ups, sit-ups, and running.

I was pleased to find out that I'm considered to be in excellent shape for a 17 year old. That means doing over 56 push-ups (I can do at least 80), 49 sit-ups in a minute (I can do about 53), and running a half mile in 4 minutes.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Training Tip: Resistance Bands And Cables

I often see people using the resistance bands, sometimes exclusively it seems. An important thing to remember about resistance bands is that they increase resistance as you increase the range of motion from relaxed to flexed. Usually the range involved in rotating your arm will result in absolutely no resistance in the relaxed range.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

My Anniversary

Today is my anniversary. Aviva and I have been married for six years and we've been a couple for 9 years. I'm so grateful that we're together and I never forget it.

We went to the boardwalk with Andrea and then we went out to eat. Eason was at his Babcia and Djiadek's.

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Passover Party At The Oksman's

We went to the Oksman's for Passover. It was a lot of fun. We went up to the roof and everyone did the hula hoop.

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Andrea's Birthday

When I came home from work we all went to the park for a picnic to celebrate Andrea's birthday.

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Andrea's Birthday Present

Andrea will be turning one year old tomorrow. In the morning I baked her some apple muffins for playgroup. At night Eason and I put together her birthday present so it would be a surprise for tomorrow. We hung out with the Rye Playgroup during the day.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Working-In

I've been working out for about 15 years and I've been a member of many gyms including Printing House, New York Health & Racquet Club, New York Sports Club, and Empire Fitness. In all these places letting someone work in with you between sets was always considering common courtesy.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Kensico Dam Plaza

We went to Kensico Dam Plaza with some friends. There was a concert with Annie and the Natural Wonder Band.

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MMA Ratings

At the beginning of the year I started a website (MMA Kamander) dedicated for tracking MMA fight and event ratings based popular opinion. The site has just been renamed MMA Ratings (http://www.mmaratings.net).

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Fitness history

I recently ran into someone in the gym that I haven't seen since I first moved to Rye about two years ago. He commented on how much bigger I am now then I was then.

That's interesting (to me) because I was about the same size when I was working out in Hoboken.

Friday, April 4, 2008

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