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

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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

Fat Shaming – Smoking Shaming: A Comparison

I wrote a post a while ago about the danger of fat acceptance. Right up to publishing the post I debated in my head whether I should pull it and post something a bit less opinionated. I felt mean, like I was fat shaming - but cooler heads prevailed and I decided to post. But … Continue reading Fat Shaming – Smoking Shaming: A Comparison

Focus on routine

If you want to see improvement in your life, the most essential thing that you need to do is ensure you stick to a regular routine "The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine" Mike Murdock One of my biggest mistakes with training at the gym is that I constantly would change … Continue reading Focus on routine

Habits you should adopt

This post was originally posted on April 2014 Additional note: It's interesting to go back through my old posts to see how my writing has changed, reading it can be a bit embarrassing but I guess it shows I have changed and evolved... Life is short, some people choose to waste their free time doing much … Continue reading Habits you should adopt

The 10 Best Weight Lifting exercises: Bench Press

Please see a continuation of my top 10 weight exercises: where I give my opinion on some of my favourite exercises that have been a staple of my gym routine for many years. I have a very traditional and basic attitude to weight training - you won't see gimmicky exercises or "Wolverine Workouts" here.  If … Continue reading The 10 Best Weight Lifting exercises: Bench Press