Whenever a new year rolls around it usually brings all sorts of wants and desires with it. It’s like someone presses the reset button in our heads and everything seems … Continue Reading A guide to sleeping better in 2017 (practical tips)
It’s no real secret that I’ve recently diverged over to pretty much a full calisthenic based training style. Summer was wonderful; long hours in parks, minimal clothes, daylight for up … Continue Reading Winter is the nemesis of outdoor exercise?
Personal training has become more of a circus than a process lately. Loads of you who work with trainers really couldn’t tell whether you’re there for entertainment or for genuine … Continue Reading THE PERSONAL TRAINER TEST – HOW DOES YOURS FARE?
Nervous anticipation is a strange feeling; how will it go? What will happen? Are my fears justified? I realise this sounds eerily like a recovering addict’s exposure to their former … Continue Reading Having my first coffee in over 3 months
Let’s see if we can fix the epidemic of ‘gorilla posture’ in my usual explicitly detailed style. Don’t let the title fool you – you don’t need to be ‘gorilla … Continue Reading Fixing ‘gorilla posture’ – the DEFINITIVE guide
They say it takes 66 days to truly ingrain a habit, so by my reckoning, doing (or undoing) something for 90 days is a profound milestone as by the 90 … Continue Reading Here we are – 90 days of being 100% decaffeinated
I have a fair portion of experience with intermittent fasting. I’ve written about intermittent fasting before. Most of you know there are a plethora of ways to structure an IF … Continue Reading 20 hours fasted – torture or liberating?
I hope I’ve proved by now how willing I am to be a guinea pig for experiments. I’ll trial anything, if even for the sake of knowledge that I can … Continue Reading Carbs and fat gain: What 2 years of experimentation taught me
I wrote the caffeine experiment and posted it on January 31st. At the time I had amassed 10 days of being caffeine free – no coffee, green tea, dark chocolate, … Continue Reading 30+ days of being caffeine free (a review of sorts)
Print this out and stick it somewhere you’ll always see it. It can be among a diary, on the refrigerator, you can even stick it on your bedroom wall – whatever … Continue Reading 50 quick-fire steps to fitness in 2016!
Mondays in particular are when most gyms are running at near max capacity. If it’s not international ‘chest day’, it’s the day to rescue a weekend of ‘fun’ with a … Continue Reading The green eyed diet monster catches everyone in the end
Everybody likes identity. We like to identify ourselves with a particular way of doing things; eating, training, working, learning……heck, we even get people categorizing what kind of video gamer they … Continue Reading When intermittent fasting is more than a cool fad……..
Kale, Mushrooms, Cabbage, Onions, Brussels Sprouts and Turnips. Great food examples that tend to share one common denominator: They often divide opinion. Hate em’ or love em’? Are any of … Continue Reading “I don’t eat that though!”………….But have you actually tried to?!
Carbs, fats, proteins. Calories, energy expenditure, deficits and surpluses. High fat, low fat. High carb, low carb. Paleo, Atkins and vegetarianism. That list is by no means exhaustive either! There … Continue Reading A magic question to make all this ‘diet’ stuff easier!
It’s now firmly February (NEWS FLASH!) And with that, I’ve now done what I set out to do way back in late December; to exploit the guidelines and theories in … Continue Reading Wrapping up 30+ days of paleo themed eating (closing thoughts and future directions)
Sprinting: The act of running over a short distance at maximal (or near) speed. Sprinting’s definition for you and I: An efficient, schedule friendly, insanely powerful and much superior method to lower … Continue Reading Track sprints for conditioning