I found some strongperson friends!

I’m so happy ’cause today I found my friends… https://www.youtube.com/embed/pkcJEvMcnEg They are not in my head! Ok I met some more strong person friends, Ok, some of the same ones and some new ones… What I am trying to say is that a coach near me has started running a strongman workshop on a Sunday…… Continue reading I found some strongperson friends!

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!

Project competition ready: day 23

Monday was a double yoga day šŸ˜ A series of minor mishaps made it awkward to go to the gym, so I did two sessions of yoga, one early evening, for hip flexibility and one later on for relaxing and better sleep! I think I might be getting a teeeeeeny bit better at the hip…… Continue reading Project competition ready: day 23

Project Competition Ready day 3

Some days I work from home, some days I work from that London. This is relevant I promise! On the days I work from home I get more sleep, and have more time in general for exercise so I fully intend to take advantage of that! I started taking advantage of that yesterday by taking…… Continue reading Project Competition Ready day 3

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 šŸ˜ I decided it was leg day in the gym, and was feeling particularly enthusiastic so I thought Iā€™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 12: progress is progress!

This time last year (almost to the day) I got an overhead press PB of 31kg. I was so pleased because my overhead has always been my weakest lift. I had ignored shoulders for years and ended up with a bit of an injury so this was me starting out on my journey to get…… Continue reading Janathon 2021 day 12: progress is progress!

Project lockdown fitness: day 58 – Another new paddington!

yes! another one šŸ˜€ šŸ˜€   Absolutely, I nearly fell over in surprise too! Yesterday was deadlift day šŸ˜€ deadlift day is a pretty awesome day anyway even without a PB, but they make it even better! The session started with Pendlay rows which are a wierd variation on bent over barbell rows which are…… Continue reading Project lockdown fitness: day 58 – Another new paddington!

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 16 Deadlifts for days…

Well, for a day… Ok for about 25 mins… then lat pull downs then rows… but still! Deadlifts are one of my favourite things šŸ˜€ This is just a quick update as it’s been a bit of a long day…but it started with deadlifts which is always good šŸ˜€ Project 44 day 16 done šŸ˜

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…