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The Walking Dead Workout - The Jerd

I love this time of year.

Not only is Halloween right around the corner, but AMC’s The Walking Dead returned to the air last weekend too!

It didn’t just return either; the season 5 premiere crushed it! With 17.3 million viewers tuning in, it was the most watched cable TV show of all time.

“Whoa.” – Keanu Reeves, Every movie he’s ever been in

While that’s pretty damned awesome, it also means a lot of people are going to be spending the next 16 Sunday nights sitting on their couches though!

Now, I am all for balancing all the geeky things I love with leading a fit life, and I love a little TV escapism like everyone else, but if you find yourself constantly battling to find the time to workout you might want to think about combining the two with an in-front-of-the-TV workout!

So why not turn your fandom into an opportunity to get you into shape? Get ready to survive the impending zombie-apocalypse with The Walking Dead Workout!

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Fitness Lessons from Indiana Jones

AKA What Dr. Indiana Jones taught me about life.

Before I begin, I want to apologize to all you loyal readers out there.

In case you haven’t noticed, a full 2 weeks has gone by since I dropped a dose of super heroic knowledge on the Internet.

While I might be a gigantic nerd, my arch nemesis is definitely programming/coding (and spider webs, and sharks, and bed-head, and… well you get the idea,) and some back-end issues arose that required my attention.

I wish I could have banged them out quickly and gracefully, but instead I dealt with them by sobbing and screaming “why?!?” at my monitor a lot. And since this website isn’t how I support myself (seriously, buy more books people!) I had to take my own advice and prioritize things a little.

Hence the delay.

Hopefully today’s pile-o-words is so awesome that you will forgive me though!

I took a poll on Twitter and Facebook asking what movie franchise people wanted to see me turn into my next article. The overwhelming response?

Indiana Jones.

While I love me some Star Wars, and the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit have a special place in my nerd origin story, I am hard-pressed to not say Indiana Jones is probably my favorite cinematic protagonist of all time!

What’s not to love about him?

He’s a scholar and an adventurer, he travels the globe and discovers hidden treasures, his dad is James Bond and he gets to punch Nazis in the face!

Does it get any better than that?!?

And while Indiana Jones might be fictional, it isn’t going to stop me from drawing some inspiration from him (half my heroes are fictional characters anyway)! So let’s break down why this fedora wearing hero is so freaking awesome and all the great fitness, and life, lessons we can learn from him and his trilogy of adventures.

Yes, I said trilogy.

First person to utter the words “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” gets Batman kicked in the spleen… go ahead, say them; I dare you.

Yeah, that’s what I thought.

Okay, now that is out of the way, what have I learned from Dr. Jones?!?

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Prioritize Your Health!

09.19.2014 Health & Fitness

Show of hands; how many of you have said the following when faced with something you knew you should do? “I don’t have time.” Don’t lie. We’ve all said it before. Even yours truly! It’s almost become the default “Get Out of Jail Free” card. Have something you know you should do? As long as […]

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How to Fail at Fitness

09.12.2014 Health & Fitness

In case you hadn’t noticed, I spend a lot of time trying to help people get healthy. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to lose some weight, build some muscle, or just feel better about yourself; if you are willing to put in the effort I am willing to put in the time to help […]

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Iron Rations: Mango Chia Seed Pudding

08.29.2014 Healthy Recipes

I realized the other day, that while we have tons of recipes available here on the site, we don’t have any healthy desserts! So it’s time to fix that! The problem with desserts is that we expect them to be super sweet, and as any loyal reader of this site knows, sugar is the enemy! […]

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Product Review: Nike+ Sportwatch GPS

08.22.2014 Keys to Running

I’ve been running with the Nike+ SportWatch GPS for the past six months, using it regularly during my runs. While this product review is about the Nike+ SportWatch, there are takeaways to be had for any Jerd reader interested in GPS-enabled running watches. So What Is It? The SportWatch is a GPS-enabled device that tracks […]

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The Walking Dead Escape 2014… aka Nerds vs Zombies!

08.08.2014 Health & Fitness

I think that by now it is clear that nerds shall inherit the earth. But if that is true we might be in trouble because, in a lot of survival situations, I am pretty sure zombies > than most nerds! The Dilemma We geeks are often faced with an unfortunate dilemma when attempting to go […]

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How Chris Used the Riddle of Steel to Get Fit!

07.30.2014 Heroes Transformations

Editors Note: Since I am still recovering from San Diego Comic Con, and not entirely capable of writing more than a few coherent sentences, I thought it might be helpful to have a one of my geeky compatriots share some thoughts about health and fitness. So today, 1/3rd of the Geeked Out Fitness gang decided […]

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The Best Birthday Present I Could Ask For…

07.16.2014 Uncategorized

This past weekend I celebrated turning 42 surviving another year! I spent the weekend with a vigorous workout, enjoying the company of my family, selectively ignoring the gray hairs cropping up in my beard, and reflecting on life in general. While I often get caught up in the day-to-day, and complain about how little free […]

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A Beginner Guide to Strength Training

07.09.2014 Health & Fitness

So you want to unleash your inner Hulk (rage optional) and get big and strong? Does the thought of stepping into a gym and hitting the weights intimidate you? Do you wish you could pack muscle onto your skinny frame but don’t know where to start? Are you a bigger guy who’d rather have your […]

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Iron Rations: Vanilla Berry Protein Smoothie

07.02.2014 Healthy Recipes

I’m not going to beat around the bush. This is my favorite smoothie recipe EVER! Whether you’re looking for a calorie and nutrient rich meal replacement, or a tasty pre-workout smoothie to keep you fueled, look no further. Best part is? All you need to do is throw things into a blender… no culinary skills […]

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Product Review: Dipgrips (Do Dips at Home!)

06.23.2014 Product Reviews

Loyal members of the Jerd-Herd already know that I am a firm believer in the fact that you can accomplish super-heroic workouts in the comfort of your home, without having to spend a ton of cash. And this product just cements that belief! Dipgrips by Enigma Edge Designs If you would have asked me last […]

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Heroes’ Transformations: How Amanda Dropped 7 Dress Sizes

05.30.2014 Heroes Transformations

Meet Amanda, a consultant and Whovian with a FANTASTIC success story. Amanda’s transformation started like so many others: Amanda realized one day that she was unhappy with the way she looked and felt. She didn’t focus on the quality of the food she was eating. After work, Amanda would find herself napping on the couch […]

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Clean Eating 101

05.08.2014 Health & Fitness

I use the term “clean eating” a lot. An argument could even be made that I overuse it. But that’s because it is the single most important thing you can do if you want to get fit and healthy! There is a good reason that the second Law of the Jerd-Herd is “We Eat Clean […]

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Iron Rations: Healthy Pancakes

04.25.2014 Healthy Recipes

I saw this recipe for “healthy pancakes” a couple of months back and I thought I would give them a shot! If you want an exact substitute for the yummy goodness a stack of pancakes brings to your mouth, you might be a little disappointed. I won’t lie to you my loyal Jerdlings, I love […]

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The Avengers Workout

04.16.2014 Geek Movies

Captain America: The Winter Soldier opened this past weekend to great (and well-deserved) fanfare! And each time a new Marvel movie is released, legions of geeks return to the proverbial well to re-watch all the cinematic superhero goodness that has come before. Undeniably, the crown jewel of the “phase 1″ Marvel Cinematic Universe is The Avengers. […]

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