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Keep that battery going! Pokemon GO power banks

Keep that battery going! Pokemon GO power banks

Good morning everyone! Before we put out the PokeWOD for today, we wanted to go over something that could lower our success as a master Pokemon trainer: your cell phone dying! 

Imagine this: you finally find your favorite Pokemon after searching for days, possibly even weeks…but your cell phone is almost dead! Some of us have already discovered that you completely lose track of time when doing a little Pokemon hunting. This means that your battery life goes right out the window.

How can we make sure that battery stays full charged and ready to catch em’ all? With low price Pokemon GO power banks of course!

Let’s take a look at a few we found on Amazon

EasyAcc Monster 20000mAh Power Bank

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This little guys costs right at around $40 dollars and is worth every penny . The “Monster” can charge an iPhone 6 7.5 times, a Samsung S6 5 times or an iPad Mini 3 2 times. It can also charge 4 devices at the same time, you and all your friends can share a power bank for those emergency situations.

With a rugged design and LED flashlight, the “Monster” is perfect for catching Pokemon while camping, hiking, or just around town. Find it here.


EasyAcc 2nd Gen. 10000mAh Power Bank

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This charger is exactly half of the first charger that we took a look at. It holds 3.5 full charges for an iPhone 6, 2.5 charges for a Samsung Galaxy S6, and can cahrge an iPad Air 1 time. The “Power Bank” only has 2 USB ports, but sells for only $20. Find it here.


Anker PowerCore+ mini 3350mAh Lipstick-Sized Portable Charger

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This pint sized charger doesn’t have the power of the ones that we have looked at so far, but it is completely worth $11. Perfect for those emergency Pokemon GO situations, this lipstick – sized power supply can charge an iPhone 6 one time and almost give one full charge to a Galaxy S6. This should be the Pokemon GO power bank that ever trainer keeps handy! Guess what? It’s on sale on Amazon for $11! (Normally around $20)


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5 safety tips on how to not die while playing Pokemon GO

5 safety tips on how to not die while playing Pokemon GO

Hello everyone! Welcome to the most important post on this entire website. Today I’d like to touch on safety while playing our favorite game Pokemon GO!

Pokemon GO is fun. I love it, you love it, we all love it. We want to play it all day, no matter what we are doing. This can be a big problem though.

I have already witnessed people walk into stationary objects while playing (myself included), I’ve seen several wrecks already probably caused by GO, and I’ve had to trespass several people from private property for not being able to turn down that one Pokemon that they must have.

Being a police officer, I want nothing more than to see people get around safely while enjoying their new favorite hobby.

SO…. Let’s take a look at 5 tips to help you survive Pokemon GO.

Safety Tip # 1

DON’T DRIVE AND POKEMON

  1. This is the most important tip. We’ve all seen the super sad TV commercials for years about people losing loved ones over texting and driving.  Pokemon GO is 100x more distracting than typing a text message.

This guy was probably playing Pokemon GO

Pass your phone to a passenger if you need to. But please DO NOT PLAY WHILE DRIVING. That Charizard is not worth you or anyone else losing their lives.

Safety Tip # 2

DON’T STARE AT YOUR PHONE

Situational awareness is key when playing Pokemon GO. Don’t walk around while staring at your phone. Put your phone on vibrate so you know when a Pokemon is near and glance at it. Walking around on your phone is an accident waiting to happen. I hope that it doesn’t happen, but It’s only a matter of time before you see someone on the news that walked in front of a bus while doing a little Pokemon hunting.

Safety Tip # 3

PAY ATTENTION TO WHERE YOU ARE AT

If you saw the news the other day, there were some little thugs using Lure Modules on some PokeStops to lure in more than just Pokemon. They were waiting for people to come to them and robbing them at gunpoint!

Pokemon GO is not a dangerous game, just be weary of people around you and the area that you are in. EVERY town has a rough area, don’t go wondering into a place that you might get robbed at.

Don’t go places that you wouldn’t have gone before Pokemon GO was released.

Safety Tip # 4

DON’T TRESPASS

If you are not supposed to be somewhere, don’t go there!  I know an officer that arrested someone the other day for trying to climb into a private helicopter to catch a Pokemon! People don’t like you wondering onto their properties. The last thing we want is some crazy person shooting you because you’re wondering around their property looking suspicious.

Safety Tip # 5

HYDRATE

There are so many Tweets and Facebook statuses right now of people are saying things like “I haven’t walked that far in years” or “my legs are so sore from walking # miles”.  That’s awesome! Just remember to drink lots of water, especially if you are doing our PokeFitness workouts!

Well, there you have it! That’s all that we can think of for now, but we will be sure to add more as we go along.

Be safe, be responsible, and of course, HAVE FUN!

Pokemon GO Workout 7/13/2016: Chill out

Pokemon GO Workout 7/13/2016: Chill out

Good morning everyone! Welcome to 7-13-2016’s PokeFitness workout.

If you didn’t see it yesterday, PokeFitness was features on Fox Carolina! http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/32429408/spartanburg-officer-creates-pokemon-go-fitness-plan

and

WSPA 7: http://wspa.com/2016/07/12/pokemon-go-get-fit-upstate-officer-uses-game-to-make-workout-plan/

The last 2 days have been pretty strenuous if you followed the workouts. If you did them right, your everything should be sore. Today is going to be an easy day that focuses on stretching and flexibility. If you stretch today, you won’t feel so sore for tomorrows workout!

Gear required:
Cell phone with Pokemon GO
Yoga mat (optional)
Foam roller (optional)

Exercise:
Find 2 Pokestops close to one another

At the first Pokestop do lower body stretches or a yoga routine for 10 minutes.

Jog/ walk to the second Pokestop and do upper body stretches or a yoga routine for 10 minutes

Walk back to the first Pokestop and repeat

Try to do this for at least 40 minutes (2 stops per Pokestop)

Keep your phone up in case any Pokemon wander near you while stretching!

End of exercise:
20 sit ups
20 x 4 count flutter kicks
plank for 60 seconds
REPEAT if you can! I bet you can’t 😉
stretch your stomach for a few minutes
walk around for a few minutes and catch some Pokemon!

Variations:
Do any kind of stretches you’d like.

“The best project that you’ll ever work on is you”

Pokemon GO Workout 7/12/2016: Catch em all!

Pokemon GO Workout 7/12/2016: Catch em all!

Catch em’ all!

Good morning everyone! Welcome to 7-12-2016’s PokeFitness workout.

I woke up this morning to boot my computer up and saw that people everywhere were tweeting about having sore legs from Pokemon GO and thought “holy crap, that’s awesome!”. People are accidentally exercising, how friggin cool is that!!

So why don’t we go ahead and make those legs a little bit more sore! Yay, lactic acid!

Gear required:
Cell phone with Pokemon GO
Ruck Sack (optional)
Bicycle (optional)

Exercise:
Jog/ walk/ ruck/ bike until completion of:
Catching 20 Pokemon, regardless of what they are
(don’t worry, you can always send them back to the professor for more Pokecandy!)

Every time you catch a Pokemon that you already own, do 10 air squats and 10 lunges (10 lunges each leg)
Every time you catch a Pokemon that you don’t own, do 20 air squats and 20 lunges (20 lunges each leg)

End of exercise: Whatever the CP of the 20th Pokemon you catch, plank for that long in seconds. Example: the CP of the 20th Pokemon I catch is 120, I’ll plank for 2 minutes straight!

If the CP is too high, just try to get there! The burning is a good thing!

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MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING PROPER SQUAT FORM. Also, STRETCH before doing this workout or it’s gon’ hurt! 

Barny style:
1. Move until you see a Pokemon, then catch it!
2. If you already own it, do 10 air squats and 10 lunges (each leg). If you don’t own it, double those numbers!
3. Move until you catch another Pokemon
4. Repeat until you catch 20 pokemon
5. Whatever the CP is of the 20th pokemon, plank for that many seconds!
6. FEEL THE BURN

Variations:
Lower the numbers if you need to.

“The only bad workout is the one that you didn’t do”

Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to PokeFitness

First off: We are not associated with the Pokemon brand or Nintendo. We are a fan club that likes helping people get into shape!

Here at PokeFitness, we love Pokemon. We also have a deep desire to better ourselves and become healthier through regular exercise. The only problem is, exercise isn’t always fun. Especially when you are just starting out. Fortunately for us, a very addicting game was just released called Pokemon GO.
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If you have no idea what Pokemon GO is, go ahead and click here.

You may already be losing weight due to the brutal Pokemon trainer competition on every corner, forcing you to walk miles at a time. PokeFitness is here to bring it up a notch. We’ve combined interval, Crossfit type exercises with Pokemon GO to make sure you are the very best, like no one ever was.

Pokemon Fitness takes the same approach as Crossfit, we like to post one or two WOD’s (workout of the days) every day. We will occasionally post nutrition tips and other articles.

If our workouts are too hard or too easy, just modify them to your level. For instance: carry a rucksack, ride a bicycle, do double reps, heck, even do the workout twice! It’s all about having fun and pushing yourself.

Please read our safety tips located here!

This is a constantly evolving project, so please sign up to our email newsletter here to receive daily workouts and PokeFitness news.

PokeFitness is completely free, but if you would like to donate here is our Patreon link

PokeFitness Staff (so far)

Donut Operator (creator/ contributor)
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Prior military, personal trainer, current police officer and SWAT team member. Donut is the creator and first author on PokeFitness. He has an extensive background in powerlifting and Crossfit. Donut started playing Pokemon on the original Nintendo Gameboy almost 20 years ago (Pokemon Blue version) and still loves the hell out of it.

You can follow Donut at:
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Will Washington (conributor)
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Will is a professional bodybuilder, fitness trainer, Policeman, and a SWAT officer alongside Donut. He has a background in muay thai, boxing, jujitsu, wrestling, and MMA. When he’s not being a complete badass, he runs his own fitness company Fit 4 Reality. Will was in a terrible motorcycle accident in 2002 which caused him to lose over 50 lbs, since then he has naturally worked his way up to an SNBF Bodybuilder PRO card. Will loves giving out advice and tips to anyone, no matter the fitness level.

You can follow Will at:
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Email

Questions? Reach us at thepokefitness@gmail.com

Workout 7/11/2016: Death by Rattata

Workout 7/11/2016: Death by Rattata

Death by Rattata

Good day everyone! Welcome to the first official Workout Of the Day on PokeFitness.com. We thought we would start off strong with a full body routine involving lots of moving and burpees to counter those free delicious slurpee from 7/11 today.

Gear required:
Cell phone with Pokemon GO
Ruck Sack (optional)
Bicycle (optional)

Exercise:
Jog/ walk/ ruck/ bike until completion of:
Spot and/or catch 5 rattatas.
Every time you spot OR catch a rattata, do 10 burpees. (50 total)
End of exercise: maximum push ups you can do until failure then plank until failure.

Barny style:
1. Move until you see a Ratatta
2. Do 10 burpees
3. Move until you see another Ratatta
4. Do 10 more
5. Repeat until you do 50 burpees total
6. Do push-ups until you can’t do anymore
7. Plank until you die

Variations:
No rattatas in your area? Just choose another extremely common Pokemon around you.
Do push-ups on your knees if you need to.
If you can’t do burpees, just do pushups.

“Sweat is just fat crying”