I have had many years going to the gym. Many times I have tried various gimmicky exercises, which I usually picked up from some fitness magazine or website. Sometimes it has been some gym bro extending his “knowledge”
As I have got older I realised that sometimes it is better to stick to the basics rather than trying to imitate some crazy routine seen on YouTube.
So here are (in my opinion) the best 10 free weight exercises to do in the gym
Welcome to another week of ‘Fast Friday’ where I write about what I have been up to this week.
What I am watching
I caught Punk Britannia on BBC4 (Which you can watch the first episode here), as a fan of the US 90’s punk scene, I have always respected it’s roots. So this was something I wanted to watch. Continue reading →
When I woke up and realised that I had gained a lot of weight, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy – I didn’t have that same motivation or self-control and I certainly wasn’t as fit as I used to be.
I had gone up to 14 stone 6 lbs (91.4 kg). This shocked me and I vowed to step-up my exercise and look after myself better. So since the middle of February I have probably being a bit too obsessive about my weight loss. Continue reading →
I have been going to the gym for a long time, along the way I have learnt a lot of things – some which took longer than others.
Here is a list of things that I wish I knew when I first joined the gym:
The Importance of Nutrition:
When I first joined the gym the aim was to lose weight while maintaining my unhealthy diet. I did lose weight but I quickly plateaued. From various ambitions such as getting rid of fat round my stomach or becoming stronger I never valued the importance of nutrition.
I have been going to the gym for over 12 years now. Naturally this gives me the god-given right to judge everyone in my path. Here are things I have observed over the years.
Men in the free weights area with big upper bodies – they seem to wear track suit bottoms a lot, therefore I have to ask “Do you even squat bro?”
A 300 pound woman and a 250 pound woman go the gym – this is not the start of a bad sexist joke. But with revolutionist rush at the gym in January I was amused by a 300 pound woman giving advice to here 250 pound friend. Continue reading →