Project Energise: Day 10 Lots of squats!

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…… Continue reading Project Energise: Day 10 Lots of squats!

Project Energise: Day 6 a sandbag

I have a new toy to aid with my strongwoman training. it is a sandbag… with sand in 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…… Continue reading Project Energise: Day 6 a sandbag

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 13-16: a migraine…

After Tuesday’s progress, I only managed to walk on Wednesday followed by nothing on Thursday or Friday… this was due to what turned out to be my first migraine in over a year! It took me until Wednesday lunchtime to give in but then I slept for quite a lot of hours! The good news…… Continue reading Janathon 2021 day 13-16: a migraine…

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!

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

Janathon 2021: Tour of the shed-gym and some deadlifts…

Happy new year and all that! Of course, as is now tradition, I will be taking part in Janathon this year, for the uninitiated amongst you, Janathon is an event (in the loosest sense of the word event) whereby I have to partake of exercise every day, and blog about it, also every day! So…… Continue reading Janathon 2021: Tour of the shed-gym and some deadlifts…

Training with Terry Hollands (WSM)

That is me, training with Terry Hollands! Yes, I really did that! I have pictorial evidence and everything It was awesome! It was an absolute spur of the moment decision, he advertised 4 days of PT slots so I emailed and got the first one I chose! I didn’t give it much more thought than…… Continue reading Training with Terry Hollands (WSM)

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!