Indoor Exercises for Chicago’s Winter

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My plants are dying and the days are getting shorter. Must be winter! Season of “man you got fat” and “pass the stuffing”. I for one embrace the seasons, and have decided that the lean sleek frame of summer needs to give way to a softer but stronger winter body. I walk at least 15-20 […]

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SLEEKGEEK.CO.ZA???

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I discovered this exists today. After checking my Google Analytics, I saw a disproportionate amount of traffic from good ol’ ZA. Looks like someone down there has a site with the same name. I love his tag line, “Eat Clean, Train Dirty”. Still browsing his site, but it looks awesome and right in line with […]

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[BETA] Presenting OneSmallStep.me, an exercise calculator for your daily life

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This is an awesome new side project in the works.  The One Small Step exercise calculator can tell you how many calories you’ll burn by walking between places you already go throughout your day, week and life.  Just give it some simple information about yourself and it will even help you create a fitness plan […]

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Commit to a “Clean Month” to lose weight and improve discipline

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Every 6-12 months, I like to take 30 days and make some aggressive promises to myself.  I call it a “clean month” since I will be making sacrifices I don’t usually make.  Unless I am on a strict meal plan, like a ketogenic diet, I am fairly lax with how I eat.  ”Lax” for me […]

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A Morning Smoothie That’s Quick, Nutritious and Doesn’t Taste Like Dog Food

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Nutrition is such a big part of my method, but it’s also one of the most difficult parts to nail down.  There is so much misinformation, jargon, and ‘rules-lawyering’ that goes into the production of the nutrition information labels that it sometimes seems impossible to figure out what is actually entering your body.  Tyler and […]

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Getting Geeky: Numbers Don’t Lie

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At The Sleek Geek, our approach to fitness is a bit different. We believe that weight loss should be painless, both physically and emotionally. Unfortunately many of us struggle with the emotional baggage that comes with being overweight, especially those who have been so all their lives. Since many of our contributors come from scientifically […]

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Shut Your Mouth Unless You’re Eating & Maxim #4

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…or breathing…or kissing.  You sly dog.  But when you feel that desire to tell everyone about your awesome new diet and exercise plan, don’t.  No, I’m not trying to keep this a big secret.  Far from it.  In fact, we’d love if you’d refer all your friends – fat, fit or otherwise – to our […]

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Hateful Odious Lies & Maxim #3

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Normally I like to slow-roll the maxim, since it’s the ‘moral’ at the end of the story.  Today I’m going to get right to it. Sleek Geek Maxim #3:  You’re the only person who can truly catch yourself in a lie.  You owe yourself better. Why do we lie to ourselves?  That seems crazy, doesn’t […]

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Introducing Vector and Velocity

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Motion, or in our case progress, can be measured on two axes; vector and velocity.  A vector is a direction.  Is your body fat percentage (BF%) going up or down?  A velocity is a rate of change along a given vector.  Is your BF% decreasing by an average of 1% every 14 days or is […]

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Know Thyself. Know Thy Enemy & Maxim #2

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Expect to screw up.  Expect moments of weakness.  These things happen.  Just don’t let them knock you off course.  A day of binge-eating at the Ben and Jerry’s factory doesn’t give you carte blanche to do the same tomorrow.  If anything, it means you need to hit it harder, tighten up, and move forward.   Ask […]

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