Twenty years ago I was invited to join my workplace football. This was nothing too serious, just an informal kick around, but by the time I was finished I was coughing up the air trying to gather precious breaths. Yeah, I was never much of an athlete at school but I didn’t quite realise how … Continue reading A Manifesto: Starting Your Fitness Journey
According to some random Internet tough guy, the strength and fitness standard for being a real man is: Overhead press x2 your body weight. Bench press x4 smoking hot, Instagram influencers. Squat the weight of a hippo. Deadlift a lorry (for reps). Be able to do more pull-ups than a bearded capuchin monkey on heat. Run a 3 minute mile … Continue reading Strength Standards: How Strong Should I Be?
What makes a good gym buddy?... When it comes to training at the gym I’m a lone wolf. I much prefer going alone as it allows me to focus and unwind without distractions. However, if I was looking looking for a good gym buddy, then I would want someone: Who is consistent. Keeps showing up. … Continue reading What Makes a Good Gym Buddy?
In the article 'Dear Men: Please Stop Working Out' the author "Journalist" Katie made some weak claims that physical fitness in men is responsible for toxic masculinity. This post explores the benefits of exercise and why YOU need to keep working out.
They say that on the Internet you can find the best of people and the worst of people, well today, unfortunately I’m going to focus on the latter, in this clearly titled article called Dear Men: Stop Working Out. Dear Men: Stop Working Out. From sisthis.com (site now defunct) I’ve copied across the content direct … Continue reading Dear Men: Stop Working Out – A Response