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”

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”

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”

The Meathead Philosopher – Reuniting physicality with philosophy

Reading Time: 8 minutes When many of us think of the gym we often think of the tanned, young, buff gym-rat busting out of a t-shirt that is two sizes too small for him, or the lycra-clad gym-bunny with washboard abs and buttocks so pert they put a Greek goddess to shame. We often view the endeavours of theContinue reading “The Meathead Philosopher – Reuniting physicality with philosophy”

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”