Farmers walks: the underrated strength builder

Farmers walks: the underrated strength builder During my years in the gym I have seen many people benching, squatting and performing deadlifts, compound lifts to reach a range of muscles.One really underrated exercise I don't see many people perform is the farmers walk. What is it? A farmers walk is a compound lift which has … Continue reading Farmers walks: the underrated strength builder

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You are not your job

You are not your job My adult life self-worth has put way to much emphasis on: how much I get paid how important my job sounds how many people I'm 'in charge' of how often I 'advance' This drive has resulted in a loss of sight of the big picture - happiness, wellbeing and family. … Continue reading You are not your job

The consequence of the misfortune: Alan Watts

The consequence of the misfortune: Alan Watts Today I want to share this informative parable I  heard from Alan Watts about a Chinese farmer, as it offers a different perspective about the consequence of when good and bad things happen to us Once upon a time there was a Chinese farmer who lost a horse, … Continue reading The consequence of the misfortune: Alan Watts

The 21st century needs an awakening

The 21st century needs an awakening Recently I watched the 1990 film Awakenings with Robin Williams and Robert De Niro. Robin Williams plays consultant Malcolm Sayer in a mental hospital, overseeing a bunch of patients in a catatonic state. The staff generally have a widely accepted belief the people are dead inside, which Sayer rejects … Continue reading The 21st century needs an awakening

Goals to look after your wellbeing

Goals to look after your wellbeing One in four people in the United Kingdom will experience a mental health problem according to Time to Change. A lack of ambition creates the feeling of hopelessness of not having a purpose in life. Although mental health can be complex actions can be taken and having goals can … Continue reading Goals to look after your wellbeing

Gents, let’s talk about being a father to a young girl…

Gents, let’s talk about being a father to a young girl... On the lead up to the birth of my daughter, I was  asked: “You’re having a daughter?  Are you disappointed?” It was strange some assumed because of her gender this would impact how much I loved my yet to be born child. Perhaps it … Continue reading Gents, let’s talk about being a father to a young girl…

I tried to stop complaining for 21 days, here’s what happened…

I tried to stop complaining for 21 days, here's what happened... When I started self-improvement there was a sense of awe at the outlook leaders in the field possesed. Some had terrible backgrounds, yet didn't complain.  It made me wonder - how did they maintain such a positive mindset? Are they like that 24/7 or … Continue reading I tried to stop complaining for 21 days, here’s what happened…

Disaster Strikes! Steps to building a resilient mind in the face of adversity

Disaster Strikes! Steps to building a resilient mind in the face of adversity We all have good weeks and bad weeks. When I worked in the Child Protection unit, I was overseen by my incompetent manager Lesley. And she absolutely despised me! These types of managers were dime a dozen during my time in local … Continue reading Disaster Strikes! Steps to building a resilient mind in the face of adversity

Gym vision: stronger by the day

In 2019 I convert my mish mash of ever changing gym goals into one simple vision: "Get strong as fuck..." One of my biggest gym mistakes is I have had 100% clarity what I want to get out of going to the gym. Do I want to be strong?Do I want to bit fit?Be able … Continue reading Gym vision: stronger by the day

Reflections from my grandfather’s deathbed

The phone buzzed away - my dad ringing, it was out of character for him to call at this time, he would know I was just home from work having dinner. It had to be bad. Grandad’s health had declined overnight and was now he was in a vegetative sleeping state - he might have … Continue reading Reflections from my grandfather’s deathbed