What’s the worst supplement you’ve ever had? That’s a really a good question… It could be the amino acids I bought because I read an article in Men’s Health talking how good they are for muscle building. So I went and bought some tablets, but they were too large to swallow and left a horrible … Continue reading The Magic Pill
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 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
Just What The Doctor Ordered
I walked in to see my GP a gibbering wreck. Despite knowing I needed to do this, there was a reluctance to what I was about to do. Despite being at my peak of fitness I doddered over to my seat like an 80 year old. I sat down and swallowed, my nerves made me … Continue reading Just What The Doctor Ordered
What should I bring to an Obstacle Race?
What should I bring to an Obstacle race? You've come up with training circuits in the gym, you've run - a lot and you've even taken part in boot camps. What else can you do? On Saturday I will be taking part in Badass Mudder. It seems so long since my first Obstacle Race - … Continue reading What should I bring to an Obstacle Race?
The 60 minute makeover – a crossfit style workout
The 60 minute makeover: I am always looking for new ways to meet the needs that an obstacle race challenges you. I do various routines in the gym to help me out. Here is a really intense workout that my personal trainer friend got me doing. He calls it the 60 minute makeover because when … Continue reading The 60 minute makeover – a crossfit style workout
A Workout to Smash The Spartan Race
If you are training for a Spartan race why not try this workout to help you smash the Spartan race? In the topic of conversation a personal trainer asked what I am working towards. I told him how I do obstacle races and I aiming to improve my time at the next Spartan Yorkshire race. … Continue reading A Workout to Smash The Spartan Race
Burnout! Action!… So what next?
Burnout! The last four weeks have been disappointingly stagnant. Sometimes you can plan all you like, yet it does not transpire. A number of activities I was working towards did not take place. I wanted to learn joinery but the course was cancelled, with no suitable alternatives on offer. An obstacle race I had been … Continue reading Burnout! Action!… So what next?
Major Series North: Review
On Sunday I took part in the Major Series, in the Northern heat in Wetherby. The weather was sunny, although very windy, so it got cold quick if you weren't moving. This was my second obstacle race, with Spartan being my first. The distance was more than the Spartan, being between 10-12km. There was an … Continue reading Major Series North: Review
I was running the Spartan race, doing a sprint distance course. This is about four mile, which is not a difficult feat when running on pavements. However this was an obstacle race, so I had mud, water, hills and urm... obstacles. The obstacles were not a major problem. Neither was the mud or the water, … Continue reading Don’t Quit