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

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Find New Fitness Challenges: If not now? When?

  One of my main fitness goals has been to find new fitness challenges. After having a prevailing foot injury, I thought I was going to end up finding an activity that would not put pressure on the feet. To my relief, the worst of my injuries are gone and now it is just effort to … Continue reading Find New Fitness Challenges: If not now? When?

Hey ho, let’s go… insane at Badass Mudder

Hey ho, let's go... insane at Badass Mudder:  On a very hot, humid Saturday morning my friend Tom and I took part in the Badass Mudder obstacle race at the River Lune, Lancaster. We crashed over at friends, so had a pleasant 30 minutes drive through the country.  When we saw the Badass sign with … Continue reading Hey ho, let’s go… insane at Badass Mudder

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