A guide to sleeping better in 2017 (practical tips)

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 appealing again. We want to be less stressed, we want to earn more money, we want to be more present and we want to be…

2016: A year in review

The following piece will be an honest, frank and upfront reflection of my year in 2016 across pretty much all departments of my life. I know many people are doing reviews across the internet and I’m usually not one to follow the herd, but this just feels right and I want to do this for…

Happy Christmas!

So I had planned to write a post all about reflection and achievement throughout 2016, but I figured I’d just keep it light. Besides, it’s Christmas. This is the third Christmas I’ve had on this blog and each one has been different. This year all I want to say is: Happy Christmas and thankyou for…

Winter is the nemesis of outdoor exercise?

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 to 18 hours per day and happy moods all round………. Anyway, let’s end my digression and get back in the present. Training outdoors is tough…

ANOTHER move for healthier shoulders

The shoulder joint is notorious for being one of the most complex in the body. Basic study/knowledge of anatomy will tell you just how much movement is available at the shoulder – we have flexion, extension, adduction, abduction, internal and external rotation along with circumduction. The argument could be made that to have truly “healthy”…

THE PERSONAL TRAINER TEST – HOW DOES YOURS FARE?

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 progress. A personal trainer is someone who can guide you to your physical goals (whatever they may be) and rewire your thought process and approach…

The best pull up tip EVER

I first wrote about the pull up when I was a new born among the blogosphere. I won’t share that post with you here, instead I’ll let you go to the trouble of looking it up if you would really like to see it. Embarrassment is too strong. I kid. Suffice to say, I shared my affection…

Tips on dealing with injuries or suspected injuries

Injuries are a strange beast within the realm of fitness. Some tell you it’s a mere matter of time until they strike; it’s not if, but when. If you push yourself hard enough, for long enough, you’ll breakdown in some form. On the contrary, some will swear injuries are a result of insensible training or…

Staying in shape on the trip of a lifetime (Vegas, baby!)

Ask anyone for their ultimate list of global destinations and see if you can find someone who doesn’t place Las Vegas somewhere on the list!  With its scorching summer heat of 100 degrees Fahrenheit plus, and its casinos, clubs, bars and of course, the infamous Las Vegas Strip. If that’s not enough to occupy you, how about…

What it really means to BELIEVE

“If you can believe it, then you can achieve it”, said David’s teacher after hearing David expressing his desire for becoming a top scientist one day. David’s heart was set. He could see it. He could see himself wearing the teacher’s lab coat, only he wasn’t teaching school kids; he was at the forefront of…

F*CK YOUR EXCUSES

What are your excuses stopping you from doing? We live in an excuse ridden society. Fact. We choose to not try because the competition is “too fierce”. We choose to not go any further because we like what we’re familiar with. We choose to see the glass as half empty instead of full. Disagree? The…

How to get more out of The Kettlebell Swing

Helping you get more out of one of the most popular exercises on the planet Show a newbie to the gym for the first time and they’ll likely struggle to identify most pieces of equipment. Believe it or not though, show them a kettlebell and they’ll ask…..”is that what you do the ‘swing things’ with?”…