Coffee Kombucha

Reading Time: 5 minutes I’ve been sitting here for 10 minutes trying to describe what coffee kombucha is like. So far I can only come up with this: It’s like being slapped awake whilst simultaneously being caressed in velvet, while also being given smelling salts at the same time as having a hot water bottle gently placed on yourContinue reading “Coffee Kombucha”

5 Dirt Cheap But Effective Training Tools

Reading Time: 7 minutes I love kit. I am a gear junkie. Nothing beats the sensation of opening a parcel to get a whiff of the tangy iron scent of a new kettlebell or the feel of lifting a barbell for it’s maiden lift. I am also a bit of a skinflint. ‘Short arms, deep pockets’ as they say.Continue reading “5 Dirt Cheap But Effective Training Tools”

DIY Ice Bath and the Benefits of Cold Water Immersion

Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s that time of year again when inland waters are decidedly colder than sea temperatures. That said, here where we live, the nearest sea is the North Sea which feels cold all year round. But it’s now that I don my trusty budgie-smugglers and head off to the lochs, the sea and rivers in searchContinue reading “DIY Ice Bath and the Benefits of Cold Water Immersion”

The Wild Gym – Nature’s Gift for Natural Movement – Part 1

Reading Time: 9 minutes As modern humans in western society we are very good at making excuses as to why we can’t do something. And when it comes to moving our bodies we are veritable experts at it, able to conjure up a whole cornucopia of reasons as to why we can’t do it. Some reasons are of courseContinue reading “The Wild Gym – Nature’s Gift for Natural Movement – Part 1”

DIY Barbell and Bumper Plates

Reading Time: 7 minutes We are back in DIY corner this week. The pandemic has caused a lot of people to become very resourceful when it comes to training equipment. With gyms closed and PTs unable to train people in person, the home gym has come into it’s own. But, with the increase in demand there has been aContinue reading “DIY Barbell and Bumper Plates”

DIY Gym Equipment – The Kettle-bag/Ruck-vest

Reading Time: 4 minutes Following on from last week’s post on rucking, carrying a weighted backpack over distance, we are going to look at a number of different ways to use our new bit of training kit. Whilst rucking is a superb way to workout, sometimes we just want to do a bit of targeted strength work. Well, asContinue reading “DIY Gym Equipment – The Kettle-bag/Ruck-vest”

Carrying Excess Weight – The Ancestral Art of Rucking

Reading Time: 7 minutes What is the most obvious distinction between humans and the other Great Apes? Some might say it’s our ability to reason and our intelligence. To this I ask: “Have you not seen the news recently?” A more obvious distinction would be our Bipedalism, or our ability to walk upright on 2 legs. There are manyContinue reading “Carrying Excess Weight – The Ancestral Art of Rucking”

Hand Taping for Kettlebells – The Dark Art of Callus Management

Reading Time: 6 minutes I remember sitting at the dinner table and looking with disbelief and awe at my father’s hands. Rough, callused, scarred, and with fingers that looked to me like a pound of butcher’s choice sausages. I remember glancing down at my own hands; soft, delicate, girlish even, like they’d been made from porcelain and petals, andContinue reading “Hand Taping for Kettlebells – The Dark Art of Callus Management”

DIY Gym Equipment – The Sled

Reading Time: 8 minutes The thought of someone hauling a sled behind them conjures up images of rugged arctic explorers battling through horizontal blizzards, with ice encrusted beards, missing frost bitten extremities. But the humble hauling sled is possibly the best bit of training kit that you are probably not using, and you don’t even have to eat yourContinue reading “DIY Gym Equipment – The Sled”