The best laid plans of mice and men..

So, on Sunday I was supposed to be competing in my second ever strongwoman competition. I was prepared, I had worked hard to master the dreaded axle presses that had been plaguing me and I was undoubtedly better prepared than before my last one. What is more I had more or less banished the obligatory…… Continue reading The best laid plans of mice and men..

100kg for reps…

Do you remember the time I knew a girl from mars? I don’t know if you knew that… No hang on not that, that’s just my brain filling in the start of a sentence with song lyrics. It does that, I can’t stop it. Do you remember the times I got a 100kg deadlift PB,…… Continue reading 100kg for reps…

Project lockdown fitness: Day 36 & 37 Puss Presses…

Wednesday, Day 36, was upper body day in the shed gym… Molly decided she wanted to have a go at the Push press and make it into a puss press… but her leggies were just too little so she climbed a tree instead and we got on with pressing things over our heads! I was…… Continue reading Project lockdown fitness: Day 36 & 37 Puss Presses…

Project 44: Day 23 a new Paddington day!

This morning I deadlifted 102.5kg!!! This is a real actual PB and something I have been working on since the first time I deadlifted 100kg about 5 years ago… since then I have got to 100kg 4 times and each time something happens like a broken ankle or a half marathon or some such thing,…… Continue reading Project 44: Day 23 a new Paddington day!

Project 44: Day 10 if mermaids had legs…

If mermaids had legs and could deadlift they might well have looked like me at the gym this morning… They might have been as tired too…I imagine it is hard work being a newly land roaming mermaid! I however was just tired because I didn’t have enough sleep… Still I made it to the gym,…… Continue reading Project 44: Day 10 if mermaids had legs…

Juneathon day 4: Gymming and jumping

As is fully traditional on a Tuesday morning, I had PT. It was a pretty good way to start a Tuesday, there were deadlifts involved and that is always good… He looks nice doesn’t he…don’t be fooled this is the man that made me do a set of 36 reps this morning (3 deadlifts 3…… Continue reading Juneathon day 4: Gymming and jumping

Janathon day 9: back day!!

It was back day at the gym!! Woohoo!! Why woohoo? I hear you ask…well back day involves deadlifts and I love deadlifts 😁😁 It was also dancing day…it was Wednesday it is always dancing day… I took no photos because I was dancing. I might have an old one 🙂 That is an old picture…… Continue reading Janathon day 9: back day!!

Janathon day 3: a day of two halves…

I guess every day has two halves really but what I mean is there was quite a contrast between the morning and the afternoon!! The contained a personal training session with Matt which involves lovely deadlifts and farmers walks along with a cardio circuit which involved burpees, core bag clean and presses and the dreaded…… Continue reading Janathon day 3: a day of two halves…

PWG Day 9: this may actually be insanity…

Well, this heatwave isn’t abating at all is it! I know…how British, talking about the weather, but this is so unusual for the UK that I am telling you about it! Taking into account the unusual heat, it seemed sensible to go to the gym (a currently unairconditioned industrial unit) in the morning before it…… Continue reading PWG Day 9: this may actually be insanity…

Juneathon day 5: deadlifts. running and a lovely pot!

First thing this morning I did a lot of deadlifts!! I had a PT session with Matt and it consisted almost entirely of deadlifts… light ones for a warm up (after a proper warm up) then heavy ones, then a drop set then paused deadlifts it worked out to be something like 56 deadlifts with…… Continue reading Juneathon day 5: deadlifts. running and a lovely pot!