A Manifesto: Starting Your Fitness Journey

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

Strength Standards: How Strong Should I Be?

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?

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?

Dear Men: Please Keep Working Out

Recently I wrote a post responding to the rather ridiculous article titled Dear Men: Please Stop Working Out (which to note, the original has now been deleted). This was written by "Journalist Katie" with the rather weak argument that physical fitness in men was responsible for so called "Toxic Masculinity". I never expected my response … Continue reading Dear Men: Please Keep Working Out

Dear Men: Stop Working Out – A Response

Dear Men: Stop Working Out – A Response (Alternative title: the Internet Contains All Sorts of Weirdos...) 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 … Continue reading Dear Men: Stop Working Out – A Response