As you know by now, I recently moved to Turkey. Traveling and going to a new place means new experiences, new routines, and saying goodbye to old structures. That also implies that whatever workout schedule or routine you have built yourself is not going to work in the same way.
Being away from home is one of the oldest excuses for slacking off in the athletic department: “But I need my equipment! How do you expect me to work out without [insert workout machine]?” - “I never even get on a treadmill without being instructed by my personal trainer.”
I hear ya. In my apartment in Berlin, I have built myself a home gym, complete with a bench, dumbbells, barbells, and a kettlebell. All of that – gone (excuse me one moment, I think I'm tearing up). But going without exercise is not an option. Regular workouts are one of the cornerstones for my health, productivity, and happiness. So what am I gonna do without my gym?
Well, let me tell you something: The gym is everywhere. Read More
This is part III of the series about decision-making. In the earlier parts I talked about how our decisions determine our lives as well as why we fear making decisions and what to do about it.
Even when you deconstruct the mental barriers, making a choice can still be tough. Therefore it is good to have a few mental models at hand you can fit to a wide range of decisions.
Below I describe a few decision-making models I use to navigate through my life. Read More
In the last post I talked about how our decisions determine our lives and how that is a good thing (but mainly why I am living in Turkey now). Yet most people dread making decisions. When faced with a choice, they find themselves paralyzed and unable to decide or procrastinating in order to avoid having to decide. Read More
This morning when I sit down to write, something is different. I'm surrounded by unfamiliar sounds and smells in a room which isn't my own, hear pieces of conversations through the window which I don't understand, and have to fight a cat off my leg that isn't mine. I smile with the realization that I am not at home. I did it. I moved to another country.
This is a follow-up post to a blog post on HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) I recently wrote for my friends at bevegt (direct link here). Since the original was in German and herbiwarrior is a bilingual blog I'm giving a short recap before diving into the details, so you can skip ahead if you read the article over at their page.
Part I – Advantages and method of HIIT
HIIT is a training method that makes it possible to achieve big results with very little input. The principle behind it are short,very intense training sessions, approximately 20 minutes in length. In recent years the method has been studied in detail and proven by sports medicine. Athletes from all disciplines, from weight lifters to runners, can profit from doing HIIT