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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120kg squat (Part 2)

Less than a week after I talked about my effort to do a  120kg squat, for one proper rep (i.e not cheating by quarter squatting)   I achieved it! It took months and much longer than expected but I did it! Despite going to the gym for over 15 years it was one of those moments where … Continue reading 120kg squat (Part 2)

Develop a Gorilla grip and conquer the monkey bars

Are you taking part in Tough Mudder, Spartan or another obstacle course race? You are probably aware that a mainstay feature of these races is the monkey bars!  Some people do this effortlessly but if you are anything like me then you probably have found them a struggle! Keep trying, keep failing: I have put … Continue reading Develop a Gorilla grip and conquer the monkey bars

The fit father

Prior to the birth of my little girl, I spoke to a work colleague how I would fit my gym routine around my soon to be changing life. "Oh you won't have time for all that anymore," they said in an almost self-satisfied manner. The gym has been part of my life for over 15 … Continue reading The fit father

120kg squat

Around the beginning of November last year I set myself the objective to be squat 120kg one rep max by the end of January 2018. My one rep max at the time was 105kg, which I would say I performed with a "faltering" form.  The pressure of my weight pushed my back and shoulders too far forward … Continue reading 120kg squat

No ego, No quit, No hate

Recently I had the pleasure of running the No Ego Challenge, a delightful five mile trail race that starts at 6.30pm.  Because of this noticeable caveat, it is pitch black, therefore a head torch is not a luxury, but a must to run. As it was my first race in almost two years, No Ego … Continue reading No ego, No quit, No hate

Originality

I read a rather interesting post that took a bit of a self-deprecating tone about blogging. Along with the feeling of insignificance that no one was reading their work, one of the authors concerns was that by blogging they were not contributing anything new. From what I remember of the post they even said something … Continue reading Originality

The Manifesto of Perfection – Where to Start?

Hi all, I have recently taken the time to update and add my 'Where to Start' page to the sites menu.  This is a place for new and established readers alike to have a look at some of my favourite posts since I started the site in February 2014. I have broke these down into … Continue reading The Manifesto of Perfection – Where to Start?

10 Great Punk Workout songs

Updated after being originally published in February 2014 I really punk rock.  But one of the problems I find when I Google 'Best Workout Songs' most of these lists have lots of hip-hop, rock, dance, but lack a bit of Punk.  So I decided to put together a list of some of the songs that I … Continue reading 10 Great Punk Workout songs

First achievement of the day

What has been the first thing that you achieved today? Not sure? This morning I started the day by getting up and cycling down to the gym. Upon checking my stop-watch I realised I had shaved some time off my cycle.  I thought “Great my first achievement of the day!” Although it is rather small … Continue reading First achievement of the day