Product Review – Bulldog Gear Strongman Sandbag

Reading Time: 6 minutes Lift heavy things. That’s a golden nugget of advice we give to everyone. Lifting heavy things has a positive effect on pretty much every aspect of our health. We were designed to do it. We discuss the various aspects of a movement practice here with the relevance of lifting heavy. Lifting heavy things is ofContinue reading “Product Review – Bulldog Gear Strongman Sandbag”

Shoe Review – Altra Superior 4.5 Trail Running Shoe

Reading Time: 7 minutes We are back with another shoe review from Altra. After my less than ecstatic review of the Altra Lone Peak All-WTHR boot I was less than enthusiastic to purchase a new trail running shoe from Altra. Altra have long been my go-to shoe for long distance running and rocky trails as they hit many ofContinue reading “Shoe Review – Altra Superior 4.5 Trail Running Shoe”

Minimalist Shoe Review – VivoBarefoot Primus Trail II FG

Reading Time: 7 minutes My interest in ancestral health began in earnest when I was a wilderness skills and primitive technologies instructor. This went way beyond survival. We studied traditional knowledge from both indigenous peoples and experimental archaeology to try and piece together an idea of how our ancestors not just survived, but thrived in the lands we liveContinue reading “Minimalist Shoe Review – VivoBarefoot Primus Trail II FG”

Shokz OpenMove Bone Conducting Headphones – Review

Reading Time: 8 minutes I remember the day I got my first Sony Walkman. The crisp clunk-click as I loaded the soundtrack to Breakdance – The Movie. The fresh, plush bright orange foam of the headphones. Clipping it to the waistband of my shell suit bottoms. And then the strut. Walking down the street with my own soundtrack toContinue reading “Shokz OpenMove Bone Conducting Headphones – Review”

Shoe Review – Altra Lone Peak ALL-WTHR Running Trail Boot

Reading Time: 7 minutes We’ve talked before about our approach to foot and ankle health with regards to footwear. See our guide to barefoot shoes here for more info on the criteria we look for in a shoe, as well as some budget shoes that you can try without breaking the bank. As I have mentioned previously I alwaysContinue reading “Shoe Review – Altra Lone Peak ALL-WTHR Running Trail Boot”

My 5 Favourite Movement Books

Reading Time: 8 minutes The world of movement can seem like a vast and confusing space. Conflicting information is rife. “Don’t do cardio coz it will ruin your gainz, bruh.” “Don’t lift weights over 5kgs, ladies, or you’ll get bulky” “Running is bad for your knees” “No pain, no gain!” All of which is bollocks. Then there are theContinue reading “My 5 Favourite Movement Books”

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”

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”

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”