I hate to be left out. ScienceBlogs, Starts with Bang has started a fitness theme that we are encouraged to participate in. I like to participate. I even had some good ideas. Here is what I was thinking:
- Look at the physics of Wii-fit (actually, this one is good, I should come back to it someday)
- Energy and forces involved in a push-up
- Blogging push-up challenge – where I do a push-up for every 10 visits to my blog each day for a week (my estimation is that this could end up being dangerous – or maybe safe)
- The physics of the gymnastics kip move. This one IS on my todo list since my two daughters are on the gymnastics team and I don’t really understand how this move works
- The energy of running. Can I calculate the energy needed to run by looking at the change in kinetic energy of the legs as they move back and forth?
All of those seem like decent posts. However, I just have too many other posts that I would like to write (as well as get ready for classes). So instead, I will follow Chad’s lead and describe what I do.
Honestly, I used to run. I used to run a lot. I made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs. However, I find that difficult to do now with work and family. I could probably still run if I wanted to, but it is hard to squeeze in. I like push ups. I usually do some in the morning before I go to work. The other thing I always do is ride my bike. My office is just about 2 miles from my house. I know this is not far, but I make up for it by going really fast.
Oh – coffee! Does that count as fitness? I like to drink coffee because it makes you powerful.
Maybe I will do that push-up challenge someday.