Five ways to work out with intention

In my experience, most people tend to compete when they exercise; they want to beat their previous time or weight or training partner, and constantly set new personal bests. Whilst this may be motivating, we should primarily ensure that each workout has a purpose, and that purpose should move us closer toward our fitness goals.  When…… Continue reading Five ways to work out with intention

“Hurts So Good”

In these posts you’ll find workouts that I’ve personally done/do, along with my scores. I only post part of the workouts – remember to always do a proper warm-up. If you attempt any of the workouts, please leave a comment with your score, and if you’re comfortable please also include as much of the following…… Continue reading “Hurts So Good”

What is abdominal fat a.k.a “belly fat” and is it important?

In this post I’m going explore abdominal fat, commonly referred to as “belly fat”. This is usually the type of fat that most people want to lose and is usually the type of fat most associated with potentially serious health risks.  How is fat distributed, and why does it matter?  People tend to carry fat…… Continue reading What is abdominal fat a.k.a “belly fat” and is it important?

If you want to improve your squats, you need to understand the ‘tripod’ foot

The ability to safely sit down or stand up on our own is a critical component of physical independence. This is the reason why I believe squats must be a staple of every exercise programme. It’s been heard that Gordon Ramsay would ask any aspiring chef to cook him their best scrambled eggs. I’m not…… Continue reading If you want to improve your squats, you need to understand the ‘tripod’ foot

Preparing for the unknown

A form of adversity could be writing an exam, competing, or facing an unexpected challenge that life has thrown our way; regardless of adversity’s form, it’s impossible to control the outcome; what we can control, however, is our effort.  Let’s use golf as an example. When a golfer plays a round of golf, they’re testing themselves and…… Continue reading Preparing for the unknown