Clear, Persistent and Strong

2019 blessed me with the most productive year in the gym. This was down to: ✅Determination ✅Clarity of Vision ✅Routine ✅Persistence ✅Continued learning Determination: Towards the end of 2018 I was at an organisation away day, where as an icebreaker I had to share an interesting fact. On the spot I blurted out I’d become … Continue reading Clear, Persistent and Strong

Keep your sanity in COVID-19 isolation

This week lockdown was announced in the UK, meaning more time spent at home. Today's post give some advice to protect your mental health, wellbeing and sanity during COVID-19. Avoid speculation and suspicious sources Social media is full of bleak conspiracy theories, speculation and erroneous information – in this time don’t use it to seek … Continue reading Keep your sanity in COVID-19 isolation

Simple home bodyweight workout

Well folks, Coronavirus has now resulted in gyms in the UK finally being shutdown. I knew this week my gym sessions were on borrowed time - everytime I had a workout I pushed myself like there was no tomorrow, so to speak, but it still hurt when the government finally shut my temple down. The … Continue reading Simple home bodyweight workout

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

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

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?