Reminding myself I love deadlifts!

You know me, I deadlift above everything, it is a recurring theme of my training. Or at least it is until recently… Recently, for no real reason I have been putting them off, and because I was putting them off I worried that I would be back in that “almost at 100kg but not quite”…… Continue reading Reminding myself I love deadlifts!

Who do I want to be next?

New job New adventures New start New opportunities Who do I want to be when I face all these new and exiting things? I know, fundamentally, deep down I can’t change who I am, and I don’t really want to, but it is a good opportunity to build new habits or change routines… Today is…… Continue reading Who do I want to be next?

Janathon 2021 day 17: a squat Paddington

Or to put it in terms that a new reader of this blog might understand… a new squat personal best 😁 I decided it was leg day in the gym, and was feeling particularly enthusiastic so I thought I’d try a 90kg squat! It went better than I expected and I managed 3… then another…… Continue reading Janathon 2021 day 17: a squat Paddington

Janathon 2021 day 4: leg day in the shed gym

It was leg day in the shed gym, but I’ll get to that in a moment… first I’d like to celebrate the fact that I managed to get up before work and do yoga!! Getting up was hard work but the yoga mostly felt better than yesterday! Following that there was a long interlude where…… Continue reading Janathon 2021 day 4: leg day in the shed gym

Annoying but not unexpected…

The UK is rushing headlong into a second lockdown, it starts (officially) on Thursday 5th November (yay happy bonfire night) and lasts for 1 month. That is at least 1 month, there is no guarantee that it will actually end after a month, but a month is the paln, for now. So that being taken…… Continue reading Annoying but not unexpected…

I pulled a truck!

It was a practice truck, but it was still a 7.5 tonne truck! It was this truck in fact: Yes I was attempting to look strong in the face of a giant truck, I may or may not have succeeded, there is a possibility that at that point I just look small! Well small compared…… Continue reading I pulled a truck!

What is the plural of Stoltman?

Stoltmen? Stoltpeople? Stoltmans… I think it is probably Stoltmans, but that just sounds wrong. I might just cut my losses and refer to them as Tom and Luke Stoltman, just to be on the safe side… You may be wondering why this blog post seems somewhat more rambling than normal. Well, it is just one…… Continue reading What is the plural of Stoltman?

Back to the grindstone…

ok this works the glutes, and the quads… Ok, I don’t really think my training is a grindstone. I nearly always enjoy it, otherwise why do it!! But my point is, now I am back from holiday, I am back to the training full steam ahead. I have 2 competitions at the end of November…… Continue reading Back to the grindstone…

No excuse for sitting on your begonias…

As Paddington bear once said when asked if he was resting on his laurels, “oh no, Mr Curry, I was sitting on my begonias” I do have a point, I promise… I have been on holiday for the last week, and for me at least, this is no excuse for sitting around doing nothing. I,…… Continue reading No excuse for sitting on your begonias…

The battle of the viking press, and other non scale victories

Just before lockdown I started to win the battle of the viking press… It was an epic battle started many moons ago when I first started training with Matt. My first encounter with this infernal contraption made me realise I was extremely uneven when it came to strength and that I had *really* been neglecting…… Continue reading The battle of the viking press, and other non scale victories