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Mark Leavitt: Whipping up My Willpower

August 22, 2014

When we decide to track one thing, we sometimes find that we are indirectly tracking something else.  That is the theme of today’s talk. When Mark Leavitt was 57, he found out that he had heart disease, a condition that runs in his family. Mark set about making some life changes. He tracked his weight…

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Natalie Melchiorre: My Pushups Plateau

August 14, 2014

Natalie Melchiorre wanted to work on her upper body strength so she decided to start a 100-pushup challenge. Using a popular iOS app she followed a plan and tracked her progress as she increased her strength. Along the way she encountered some hurdles, but continued on. In this talk, presented at the Phoenix Quantified Self…

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Justin Timmer: A Lazy Workout

July 10, 2014

Justin Timmer is a student in human movement science and a fitness instructor. He was interested in exploring what he could do to increase his strength. Rather then starting with a typical strength training program Justin wanted to test if isometric muscle contraction alone could increase his strength. This type of exercise involves just squeezing…

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Mark Moschel on Tracking and Dunking

January 30, 2014

Since he was a child Mark Moschel has been a basketball fan. Growing up in Chicago he became a fan of Michael Jordan. What really captured his attention was the act of dunking a basketball. As an adult, and still a basketball fan, Mark decided he wanted to set a new goal for himself –…

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Toronto Meetup Recap

November 18, 2013

A few weeks ago the Toronto QS Meetup group hosted their 22nd show&tell meetup. Check out these great sketchnotes from Sacha Chua then hit the links below to watch videos of the meetup talks.   Mike talks about Push Strength, a strength and fitness tracking device. Duane Hewitt gives an update on his 23&Me data…