You must have heard the quote… Comparison it the thief of joy Theodore Roosevelt It is used (rightly) to stop people from constantly comparing themselves to others, especially others that they see on social media and through other highly curated lenses that only show life highlights! I firmly believe that comparing yourself to other people… Read More Comparison…
I’m so happy ’cause today I found my friends… 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 and I have been on the last… Read More I found some strongperson friends!
Remember the rules: Well we are at the “expect the plan to go off the rails” stage, but I am not yet ready to throw away the plan! The plan is not completely off the rails but it does have a bit of a wobbly wheel… It is not so far off that I can’t… Read More Project Competition Ready – Day 33
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… Read More Project Competition Ready day 3
On the 23rd October 2020 I wrote this post: 1 month to go… Now, here we are 9.5 months later and I have less than 1 month to go… 15 days to be exact… half a month… 2 weeks tomorrow! I am experiencing a strange mixture of panic and complacency! I am definitely not as… Read More 15 days and counting…
This is the hard one… I need to get more sleep! No idea how I am going to manage it. I mean I do know, in theory, I just have to go to bed earlier but it never seems to turn out as easy as that! I am getting used to getting up at 5am… Read More Last phase of the plan…
Well, legs and cardio, but the cardio also involved legs. It was a run, running (for me at least) involves my legs. I’ll start with the run, mainly because it happened first. Although this is not always the case, I do tend to stray from the chronological these days. And the point, I seem to… Read More Project Energise: Days 14 & 15 Focus on the legs
So, I seem to finally be managing to find the motivation / will power to get back to the big heavy lifting workouts that have been conspicuously absent from recent weeks! Of course I enjoyed them once I got going, I knew I would I just needed to find the impetus to start. Which means… Read More Project Energise: Day 11 – 13 getting back to the shed gym
Day 10 of Project Energise, I finally made it back to the shed gym, on my own to restart my slightly forsaken strongperson training programme! I restarted the Stoltman programme that I started this time last year, because it is simple (but not easy!) and it really works! So I headed down to the (still… Read More Project Energise: Day 10 Lots of squats!
I have a new toy to aid with my strongwoman training. It is a Mirafit 50 – 75kg sandbag which is the smallest one they do… It only has 40kg of sand in it, which makes it too floppy to handle easily. The plan was to use this as a substitute atlas stone, and it… Read More Project Energise: Day 6 a sandbag