Fitness is now playing out like a scene from Fantasy Island.
The images that pummel your eyeballs on social media, while intoxicating, are about as authentic as a Lance Armstrong interview on sportsmanship.
Young men, juiced up like genetically mod [...]
If you really sit down for one moment and think about it, when you go to the gym you’re paying to enter a building and perform manual labour.
I mean, if I asked you to spend an hour or so wheelbarrowing bricks or shovelling, you’d be looking t [...]
Over the years, strength training and trying to beat my numbers had induced a certain mindset:
"Eat big, get big".
I took to this concept like a dog eating beetroot, justifying all those cherry bakewells with the fact that I was in a "calorific sur [...]
I don’t know about you but I prefer the simple things in life.
I like my coffee black and, more importantly, my strength programmes to be about as thrilling as an episode of The Antiques Roadshow.
Lately I’ve been devouring the works of Gre [...]
Most people in life are lazy and rightfully so.
Our lizard brain is always looking to conserve energy as it probably thinks we’re still roaming the Savannah, sprinting after warthog and bonking cavewomen from noon to dusk.
It never predicted [...]
You’ve not seen any gains in the last week.
Panic overwhelms your mind.
It’s the protein, you’re not getting enough.
Or maybe you undershot your macro allowance two days ago causing your muscles to wither away.
It’s likely your wa [...]
They say the strongest steel is forged in fire.
The steel in my case looked like it had just had a stare down with Uri Geller.
I had been ceremoniously dumped by my first love and had nowhere to turn.
Any time I would try and spill the woe m [...]
The great thing about being young is your ability to recover.
Remember the days you could hit the town, get utterly glazed, party till the sun came up then head into work for a skull crushing 12 hour shift?
Well anything less than e [...]
Here's the deal:
You're not really working out hard enough.
Really, you're not.
You're on the phone checking out some idiotic status update on Facebook, catching your breath just before you blast out that set of 10.
10 absolutely brutal l [...]
"If you keep your foot on the accelerator, then chances are that you're going to run out of petrol pretty fast."
The problem with all these 'sayings' and 'quotes' is that they're a harsh reminder wrapped up in cuddly blanket of inspiration.