Aaaaarrrrgh!! In one month (exactly… it is on the 22nd November) I have my very first strongwoman competition. It would be fair to say that I am suddenly exceedingly anxious about the whole thing! Ok, actually that would be something of an understatement. When I actually think too hard about competing in this competition (and… Read More One month to go!
so…now I have to compete in a Strongwoman competition, twice in a week… Well, I guess it is twice in two weeks really, and two competitions, I have one on a Sunday, then another one on the following Sunday That still two competitions really close together! The first one is the original competition I signed… Read More Competition news, and some of my new favourite things
I have heard that consistency is key…it is one of those phrases that people say and don’t really think about. At least I didn’t think about it, not until I started really training consistently! I should have guessed really, there are even gym quotes about it, but the problem with those as I lump them… Read More Strongwoman progress – consistency is key
Socially distanced personal training and another couple of PBs to boot! Apparently consistent training pays off but I’ll get back to that in a minute 😀 I am going to at least attempt to put this into some sort of chronological order! Thursday, LD day 72, Junathon day 4 Thursday was a sort of rest… Read More Project lockdown fitness: days 72 – 74 I am not too fat to dance and I never was!
Ok, it isn’t and it is likely to lead you to do crazy things because you want to be fitter and stronger and whatnot as fast as possible! Crazy things like decide that Insanity Max 30 is a good lunchtime work out and that 5 x 5 deadlifts at 90% of max 1RM is sensible!… Read More Project Lockdown fitness: Day 27-33 – impatience is a virtue…
Well, project 44 finished… but of course my exercise regime didn’t 🙂 I have done slightly less over Easter weekend than I did during my work week, but I have done at least one, possibly 2 forms of exercise every day! I have attended a Kettlebell class in my shed via Zoom, I have done… Read More Lockdown 2020: New world, new challenge!
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,… Read More Project 44: Day 23 a new Paddington day!
Lots of deadlifts!! I decided to have a go at the Stoltman Strongman Guide programme… If you don’t know who the Stoltman Brothers are, they are amazing Scottish strongmen who are currently second and third strongest men in Britain and set to go much further… So I thought I’d start their programme along side my… Read More Project 44: Day 11 then there were deadlifts
Well, not so much lied exactly, more was mismatched with the activities involved in today’s PT session… See it says Squat like a grrrl, and what I did whilst wearing it was not squat, not even once! Instead I did military presses and dumbbell single arm presses and two different sorts of triceps exercises on… Read More Project 44: Day 9 My t shirt lied!
Well most of the time they don’t… Well, ok, sometimes they do, but today mine didn’t! Leg day is what my shirt said so leg day is what it was! I made it to the gym 10 minutes earlier than I have been getting there, this is definitely progress…I will continue to make it earlier… Read More Project 44: Day 8 T-shirts never lie!