A young couple focused on great workouts and feasting well -- all on a low budget (did we mention we're total nerds, too)!

Why I DO NOT Review Pre-Workout Supplements

In 2007, I started taking supplements (pre/intra/post workout) in order to increase my performance as a Division I athlete (that I was grossly unprepared for that level of competition). Although I was practically raised in fitness facilities, working out with my mother at home, playing competitive sports all day every day, I never had a real strength and conditioning or sports performance coach until college. In high school varsity sports, we hit the weight room together but there were no programs for exercise or nutrition. My sport-specific skills were top notch but I didn’t have a body that could use those skills. 

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Reebok Nano 5.0 Review

This is a guest post from our good friend, Nerdy Neanderthal, a nerdy fitness dude. Expect more posts from him ranging from workouts to beer discussions to nerd surges! 

Reebok Nano 5.0’s
“Just not that much better than their predecessor”

Pros:
-Weight and feel
-Toe box
-Stability

Cons:
-Price
-Color Choices
-Tongue
-“Don’t feel ready out of box”

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Change.org Animal Cruelty Petition

First, read this.

We don’t do this often; in fact, I don’t think we have ever done this on the blog. For the past few years, we have both been subscribed to a service that allows individuals to petition just about anything online. By garnering signatures, their hope is that they can change something, using those signatures as leverage against the party they are opposing. While neither of us has ever created a petition, nor do we know anyone personally who has used the service, there have been occasions where we have signed other petitions. 

In all honesty, it’s hard to know who is right, who is wrong, who is telling the truth, and who is lying. It’s based on different opinions and views of any situation. Still, it’s a relatively civilized way of trying to figure out a solution to a problem. You get the idea and you can decide for yourself what petitions you do or don’t want to sign. I, however, for some reason have decided to share this petition and ask you to consider signing it. 

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Indian Tofu Mushroom Curry

I don’t know about you, but Hungry and I love Indian food: the flavors, the different textures,  the unique combinations. In fact, it’s our most often ordered “take-out” or “take-away” as they say in New Zealand. What better to fill a grumbling tummy than a beautiful heaping plate of curry, rice, and naan? I’m drooling just thinking about it. SO when we had a block of tofu that needed using, I decided to go with an Indian style dish. It’s easy, it’s delicious, it’s nutritious: our favorite three. We hope you enjoy this Indian Tofu Mushroom Curry–inspired by Honest Cooking.

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Should I Have a Scale in the House?

This is a legitimate question I feel like many ask: should I have a scale in the house? This question is a little more complex than it may seem on the outside. It may seem like just a yes or no answer, but there are a lot of intricacies laid beneath. It’s absolutely not just physical–it’s very mental too. It affects your physical goals as well as well as your mental attitude. 

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Summer Fitness Goals

Goals are supremely important when it comes to fitness. Unfortunately, Hungry and I aren’t always great at having them. However, this summer (a little late), I’ve decided to change that! And by summer, I mean until late September. Goals help you fight harder toward something and give you purpose as you are working out. Goals can have a HUGE range: someone can have a goal of lowering their body fat percentage while another want to increase their splits by another inch. It can really be anything fitness, sport or health related. Just set something.

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Is It Okay to Workout with Bad Wrists?

Bad wrists are a common injury or hurt in today’s society. In fact, both Hungry and I feel ours all the time, unfortunately. However, even though we are hurting, we still want to workout! We still want to hit the weights or the push ups! This video explains if it is okay or not to workout with bad wrists. 

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What Are Macros?

These days the word “macros” gets thrown around all the time–heck, we say it tons. But sometimes we take things for granted–for example, in a very real world, many people don’t know what “macros” are. You might know that it has something to do with nutrition, eating, or something of the nature–basically what fitness people like to talk about. In this videoHungry explains what “macros” are in a great definition and gives some context to the word. 

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