badminton, exercise, inspiration

Find that one true sport you love

In high school I played badminton for 4 years. I liked the sport, but did not love it. When I went to UC Berkeley, I join the badminton club and we trained and competed against other colleges. We would travel both days on weekends, come back as a team, have dinner together and laugh about the […]

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exercise, food

Tony’s Metabolic Rate

I spent $40 today at Yahoo! to measure how many calories my body burns if I were just sitting down.  I spent 15 minutes breathing in a tube and out comes a chart of how many calories I burn.  It turns out that my body burns 1,872 calories, plus 561 calories with just normal movement […]

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exercise, pushup

The +100 Push Up Club

In 2005 I watched the movie Coach Carter where Samuel Jackson was trying to get the kids running suicides drills from one corner of the court to the other side and back again. That is brutal. What peaked my interest was actually the push ups. One kid was being punished and Samuel Jackson asked him […]

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exercise, pushup

Push Up Thursday, week 2: 200

Listening to Maria Callas starts my 2nd week of push ups.  I set a 15 minute timer to do 40 every 15 minutes, but  you can spread it out over 24 hours if you wish 9:19 am @ cube +40 40 9:38 am @ cube +40 80 (listening to Handel) 9:53 am @ cube +40 […]

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exercise, pushup

Push Up Thursday Week 1: 100

A few years ago, I started a club in Yahoo to do as many push ups we can in 24 hours. We started at 100 and each week, we increased it by 100. most members got to 1,000. I got to 2,200 in 24 hours. It is based on a simple concept that if you […]

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exercise

Bay To Breakers 2008

My last Bay to Breakers was in 2005. I found an excuse to skip it in 2006, then I broke my foot in 2007. I was trying to find an excuse not to run it this year, but couldn’t come up with anything. This morning, my snooze button didn’t work at 6am and I woke […]

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badminton, exercise

3 Badminton Coaches

I think I’m reaching some kind of badminton craziness. I had just signed up for 10 lessons with my third coach! Now I’m being coached by Paul Koo, Lili Zhou, Chandra all at the same time. Paul likes to have me do footwork and build muscle mass. Lili focus on fine technique of the wrist, […]

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