DIY Adjustable Macebell

Reading Time: 6 minutes Warning: Glenn will be using terms such as shaft, butt, balls, knob, flange and nipples. If you are innuendo sensitive Wild Life recommends skipping this article. The Gada/Macebell Last week we discussed some of my favourite unconventional training tools. The gada/macebell/steel mace features very highly on this list. But what is it? The modern macebellContinue reading “DIY Adjustable Macebell”

Love Handles – Are Kettlebells the Ultimate Training Tool?

Reading Time: 9 minutes The first time I remember seeing a kettlebell was in a picture of Arthur Saxon, circus strongman, dressed in the typical late Victorian period strongmen garb, tiny underpants and a massive moustache. I was captivated. Not just by the pants and ‘tache, but the hefty, bulbous implement he was holding aloft. It screamed primal savageryContinue reading “Love Handles – Are Kettlebells the Ultimate Training Tool?”

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 Part 2 – The Benefits and Code of Practice

Reading Time: 8 minutes So we are back this week looking at the concept of the Wild Gym; practising and celebrating our body’s ability to move through it’s natural surroundings. In last weeks post we looked at just a few of the movements and naturally occurring things that we can utilise in our movement practices, from gentle balance andContinue reading “The Wild Gym Part 2 – The Benefits and Code of Practice”

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”