Alexander Taguchi, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher


Fitness


Welcome to my fitness blog

Here I occasionally post a picture or video related to my strength/acrobatics goals. A strong body provides the foundation for a strong mind!

Corkscrews, at last - 8/21/10

Finally can land (barely) the corkscrew flip. It’s a slant gainer with a 360° twist. P.S. You can’t go wrong with Super Mario.

540 kick and corkscrew progress – 7/23/11

Made some good progress with the corkscrew, I think it’s looking smoother now. 540 kicks are ok but feel stiff.

Straddle planche progress – 11/6/15

Still can’t hold the straddle planche for even half a second, but I’m happy with my results thus far.

225 lbs bench club – 12/11/2015

225 lbs bench club

Reached my goal of benching 3 sets of 8 with two plates on each side (45 lbs x 5, or 20 kgs x 5 because I’m in Japan). Sad that the gym will close down for the winter, so I probably won’t be able to get anymore lifting in before heading back to the States.