The Mental Mountain – Glenn’s Birthday Charity Challenge

Reading Time: 7 minutes Every year, around my birthday I like to challenge myself both physically and mentally to remind myself that I am still alive and kicking, that my body is a truly wondrous piece of natural engineering, and to raise money for charity. https://justgiving.com/fundraising/glenneverest I pretty much always raise money for a mental health support charity. Why?Continue reading “The Mental Mountain – Glenn’s Birthday Charity Challenge”

The Importance of Being Boring

Reading Time: 7 minutes The number 1 secret the health & fitness industry don’t want you to know. I know, I know. Everyone is offering ‘the one secret’ for optimal health; that one killer diet hack; that single best exercise for *fill in the blank*. Well despite the click bait title title I’m not going to try and sellContinue reading “The Importance of Being Boring”

Getting High, Misogi, and a request for help..

Reading Time: 7 minutes Long before we had kids, if ever we had a problem to solve or a big decision to make, Kelley and I would get high. Literally. We would head out to the hills to sit atop the peaks in the hope to eventually resolve the struggles we were facing. I think the reasons this wasContinue reading “Getting High, Misogi, and a request for help..”

Conquering the Mountain

Reading Time: 5 minutes The mountain in this instance is health and fitness and not the gargantuan Hafþór Júlíus “Thor” Björnsson from Game of Thrones. Admittedly this would be one hell of a workout, but probably ones health would suffer in the long run. This morning, as I got up bright and early for a meditation session, the view of Carntogher MountainContinue reading “Conquering the Mountain”

Forgotten Movement Practices

Reading Time: 9 minutes For the mainstream health and fitness industry, a movement practice generally refers to exercise, which is, as Daniel Lieberman describes in his book Exercised, “voluntary physical activity that is planned, structured, repetitive, and undertaken to sustain or improve health and fitness” Here at Wild Life HQ, exercise is just one small part of the movementContinue reading “Forgotten Movement Practices”

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”

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”

Being Harder to Kill – What it means and why you should care

Reading Time: 8 minutes One of our much mentioned aims is to produce ‘happier, healthier, harder to kill humans’. Up until recently I assumed everyone would want a piece of this action. Happier. Healthier. Harder to kill. What’s not to like? Well, like many things that we as individuals take for granted; the things that we assume everyone thinksContinue reading “Being Harder to Kill – What it means and why you should care”

The Cuddlier Gentleman’s Guide to Chafing

Reading Time: 8 minutes WARNING: This post will give you more information than you ever wanted to know. We’ll be discussing the dark, moist places of chafage hell. If you are concerned about ever looking Glenn in the eyes again DO NOT READ ON. You have been warned. When I think of a mountain runner the image of theContinue reading “The Cuddlier Gentleman’s Guide to Chafing”