Does Nobody Walk Anymore?

Then…  The sun was beating down just before the storm came.  I’d recently failed my driving test, and the last thing I wanted to do was have to walk home in the heavy rain  Dressed for the sun, where I lived was miles away, and my t-shirt was already drenched through.  I decided to bail … Continue reading Does Nobody Walk Anymore?

Rep Ranges for Gym Goals (Infographic)

A mistake many beginners make when they start in the gym is applying the wrong rep ranges for their intended goals. For example: I've seen people wanting to look 'ripped', yet how they train is more appropriate for someone looking to increase their 1 rep max. Enjoy this infographic I have put together to simply … Continue reading Rep Ranges for Gym Goals (Infographic)

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

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

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

The 10 Best Weight Lifting exercises: Side Raises

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: Side Raises

15 years of the gym

I realised the other day that I have been going to the gym for over 15 years. It all started when my dad started encouraging me to join the gym he was going to.  I was a shy, quiet, overweight Eighteen year old.  I knew if I didn't take action I was going to get fatter. … Continue reading 15 years of the gym