Happy New Year! For those of you who are regulars at the gym, you probably are warming up to let out a collective sigh in anticipation of the gyms becoming overcrowded as January welcomes the latest cohort of new members inspired to sign-up so that they can get fit and in shape for a new … Continue reading 8 Nice Things You Can Do To Make People Feel Welcome At Your Gym This New Year
As highlighted in my first post in the #ukinlockdown series, one of my goals to maintain a sense of normality was to try and adapt my workouts so they are near enough to what I normally do at the gym. This business as usual approach, personally I think is the best approach to help with … Continue reading 5 Tips to Make Your Home Workout Harder!
2019 blessed me with the most productive year in the gym. This was down to: ✅Determination ✅Clarity of Vision ✅Routine ✅Persistence ✅Continued learning Determination: Towards the end of 2018 I was at an organisation away day, where as an icebreaker I had to share an interesting fact. On the spot I blurted out I’d become … Continue reading Clear, Persistent and Strong
In 2019 I convert my mish mash of ever changing gym goals into one simple vision: "Get strong as fuck..." One of my biggest gym mistakes is I have had 100% clarity what I want to get out of going to the gym. Do I want to be strong?Do I want to bit fit?Be able … Continue reading Gym vision: stronger by the day
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)
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
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