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30, fitness expert, author of Engineering the Alpha: A Real World Guide to an Unreal Life (HarperOne, April 2013), New York, N.Y.
Fitness philosophy: Being fit—or, more specifically, getting fit—is a process that can help you be better at everything you do. Success and dedication are learned habits, which can be transferred to everything from your job to your relationships. So my philosophy is pretty simple: The goal of fitness is to get better at getting better. The tool you choose is irrelevant.
Longest static plank: I've never made it past two full song on my iPod, which I calculate to mean between 5 and 6 minutes.
No. 1 pet peeve in the gym: Probably when people hold planks longer than 6 minutes. Or not racking your weights. One of those two.
Power song: Any song on the Rocky IV soundtrack. Each and every track has been proven to increase performance by about seven percent. I can't back that up with science. But it's probably true.
Relationship status: Engaged
Celebrity crush: Nicki Minaj
Favorite quality in a woman: Either a deep and abiding love of Star Wars or a willingness to put up with my deep and abiding love of Star Wars
Favorite chick flick: I have to pick one? This is gonna be tricky. Let me think... Mean Girls. No! The Notebook. WAIT… Serendipity. Definitely Serendipity. Or Mean Girls.
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