Avoid these MISTAKES to get a dad bod

Avoid these MISTAKES to get a dad bod The self-improvement movement encourages men to better themselves - this is all wrong as we will never be happy because we will never reach our full potential. This includes the negative expectation to stay physically healthy and go to the gym.  This is not good as it … Continue reading Avoid these MISTAKES to get a dad bod

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The 10 Best Weight Lifting exercises: Lunges

I continue my favourite top 10 weight exercises.  I have been giving my opinion on some of the best weight exercises that I feel should be  part of a gym staple for years to come. The purpose here is to show the benefit of having a good foundation, like old friends these exercises are something you … Continue reading The 10 Best Weight Lifting exercises: Lunges

How to Improve your pull-up power

There was a time at the gym I could not do pull-ups and because of this I neglected to even try doing this. Then I came across some advice on how to do more pull-ups and I was able to achieve more than mypathetic two pull-ups.  So whether you were hopeless like me or on … Continue reading How to Improve your pull-up power

Gym Bitches

Following on from my post about fearing the gym, I thought I would share this story of when I did experience the thoughts of sheep. I had recently finished a graduate placement - because of the recession the market for jobs in the sector I was looking for had dried up. I had put on … Continue reading Gym Bitches

Race Day Mistakes

From my experience of racing (i.e. running and obstacle races) I have noted a number of mistakes.  Because I am not perfect, I have even done a few myself: Drinking the night before This might seem an obvious mistake, but at nearly every obstacle race I have seen someone do this. I find this surprising … Continue reading Race Day Mistakes

The danger of Fat Acceptance

With my weight gain, it made me realise how it easy to lose control and gain wait.  More worryingly I could neglect this or have an accident that stops my ability to exercise more than I consume.  Fortunately I have that level of control where I think enough is enough and do something about (usually … Continue reading The danger of Fat Acceptance

Things I wish I knew when I first joined a gym

I have been going to the gym for a long time, along the way I have learnt a lot of things - some which took longer than others. Here is a list of things that I wish I knew when I first joined the gym: The Importance of Nutrition: When I first joined the gym … Continue reading Things I wish I knew when I first joined a gym

Is the Seven Minute Workout Bullshit?

Through fitness blog browsing I came across a workout called: "The Scientific 7-Minute Workout" Naturally my cynical brain thought that a workout that claims to have  be only seven minutes must be bullshit. In this article from Ask Well, Chris Jordan, the director of exercise physiology at the Human Performance Institute in Orlando, Florida is … Continue reading Is the Seven Minute Workout Bullshit?

Insanity Fitness Test template – Regaining my fitness

Starting Insanity? Download the Insanity Fitness Template that I designed to keep record and mark changes From fat to fit to unfit Due to injuries, an increasing social life and changing jobs.  I have not made much time for the gym. As a result my fitness has gone downhill - for someone who could do … Continue reading Insanity Fitness Test template – Regaining my fitness