The Eight-fold Year – Reconnecting with Nature

Reading Time: 7 minutes Follow the science. It’s the catchphrase of the 2020s so far. Used to both espouse one set of views and ideologies and dismiss another set. Following the science has been seen as the remedy to so-called quackery and woo-woo notions, despite the fact that it often depends ‘who’s’ science one follows. Here at Wild LifeContinue reading “The Eight-fold Year – Reconnecting with Nature”

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”

Born to be Wild – Adding a Feral Touch to Wellbeing

Reading Time: 8 minutes Wildness has always been a part of our ethos here at Wild Life. But what does that mean and what makes a wild life ‘wild’? Before you panic buy the full Ray Mears DVD collection, we are not suggesting you give up on so-called modern civilisation, retreat to woods and spend the rest of yourContinue reading “Born to be Wild – Adding a Feral Touch to Wellbeing”

DIY Muscle Vests – The Garment of Champions

Reading Time: 6 minutes When people think of me they can’t help but draw comparisons to Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Whether it’s the drive, the talent, the relentless hard work, the rags to riches success story, or the insane god-like physique, the similarities are undeniable. But of all The Rock’s and my many, many similarities, perhaps the most obviousContinue reading “DIY Muscle Vests – The Garment of Champions”

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”

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?”

Life Lessons From The Mountain Top

Reading Time: 8 minutes This time last week I was trudging up and down our local mountain as part of my 48 hour Everest challenge. The aim was to push myself to my physical limits whilst raising money for our local mental health charity, S.T.E.P.S. Every year I like to test where my current boundaries, both physically and mentally,Continue reading “Life Lessons From The Mountain Top”

Ancestors, Gurus, and Teachers

Reading Time: 8 minutes Throughout life we meet an endless stream of teachers to help us on our own individual journey through existence. These might be teachers at school, or an instructor of some skill, belief or practice. They could equally be family members, friends, or total strangers. They could be icons, heroes or legends. They could be non-human,Continue reading “Ancestors, Gurus, and Teachers”