Shoe Review – XeroShoes DIY Huaraches Sandals

Reading Time: 6 minutes With summer seemingly here in Ireland, it’s time to break out the old sandals. Sandals are the perfect footwear at this time of year in Ireland; firstly to let our tootsies enjoy the whole 2 weeks of summer we get, and secondly for wading through the ample puddles and burst rivers that occur for theContinue reading “Shoe Review – XeroShoes DIY Huaraches Sandals”

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”

Life Lessons From My Dog – Part 2

Reading Time: 7 minutes That’s right folks, we are back with another dazzling episode of Life Lessons From My Dog. Like a cross between Nietzsche and Chewbacca, he’s back with more golden nuggets of wisdom to make our lives better, our bodies healthier, our minds stronger, and our coats glossier. So lets delve into the wisdom that gushes forthContinue reading “Life Lessons From My Dog – Part 2”

Product Review: Nuud -A natural alternative to deodorants

Reading Time: 5 minutes Within the Primal Blueprint system there are 10 primal laws for optimal health. Primal Blueprint Law #2 is ‘Avoid Poisonous Things’. Now this is usually followed with advice regarding what we put in our mouths, avoiding the obviously poisonous, but also the detrimental. Avoiding highly processed foods, food detrimental to our personal digestive system, andContinue reading “Product Review: Nuud -A natural alternative to deodorants”

Life Lessons From My Dog – Part 1

Reading Time: 7 minutes My dog is an idiot. He has the ability to create such frustration in me that it is not an uncommon scene to find me shouting loudly that he is “such a f*£#ing d!£#!” whilst he just sits there, nonchalantly ignoring anything I am saying. He is also one of my best friends, a clicheContinue reading “Life Lessons From My Dog – Part 1”

Shoe Review – Altra King MT 1.5 – Zero Drop, Foot Shaped Trail Running Shoe

Reading Time: 8 minutes In a previous post, I discussed the merits of minimalist/barefoot shoes and reviewed a couple of budget shoes to get people started. I also cautioned against literally running before you can walk with regards to minimalist footwear. I strongly feel that most people would benefit in some way from including more actual barefootedness, or atContinue reading “Shoe Review – Altra King MT 1.5 – Zero Drop, Foot Shaped Trail Running Shoe”

Voluntary Hardship – The Vaccine for Life

Reading Time: 6 minutes Every year on my birthday I like to do something that challenges me both physically and mentally. Maybe it’s in defiance to my ever looming demise, my Peter Pan syndrome, or my awkwardness in a party scenario, but I have grown to relish my yearly crucible. This tradition started on my 40th birthday when IContinue reading “Voluntary Hardship – The Vaccine for Life”

Budget ‘Barefoot’ Shoe Reviews

Reading Time: 11 minutes Like many other people, I was often barefoot as a kid. I have many memories of running through the forest, stopping to occasionally pull a holly leaf out of my skin; to feel the soft, cool mud squelch up between my toes; the roughness of tree bark as I clung ape-like in my favourite willow.Continue reading “Budget ‘Barefoot’ Shoe Reviews”