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The blog for getting men wanting to get fit or at least fitter

so what do you want to know?

so what do you want to know?

There are so many topics food to include / food to avoid injury should I do running running shoes (what is flat foot, pronation, neutral) equipment club, gym, classes, group or alone weighing myself doctor / nutritionist discipline obligation / habit / obsession...

First attempt of a blog about fitness for men.

First attempt of a blog about fitness for men.

I have never really understood the point of a blog but after having started a sort-of fitness programme I have often felt I had something to share. So what made me start? It is worth it? what are the obstacles? Lot of questions but probably it was out of frustration...

So now we are in lock-down ….

So now we are in lock-down ….

Well the world we KNEW two months ago has now changed. Our perceptions, beliefs and expectations. All changed. Some for the better and others; well let's just agree that we all look at everything and everyone differently. Fitness and wellbeing are still important. I'm...

Food

Food

So this morning I rushed out as I had a meeting that I had forgotten. Sitting in a coffee / breakfast cafe I've just had a coffee with milk. However they keep coming out with toast / croissants etc. But bread is carbs and carbs are bad................... Well I have...

Frustration

Frustration

I have now counted calories, weighed myself and generally increased my fitness / sport activities for over 1200 days. First 2- 2 1/2 years progress. Lost weight and more importantly lost size. I was a large. I'm now a small medium. There is less more satisfying that...

The Gym

The Gym

Going to the gym I had joined a gym via a corporate deal several times. After negotiating a corporate deal that proved to be excellent value. However going to a gym as and when does not have enough structure. I therefore took up running. I play golf and tennis....

I did it again

I did it again

So I'm visiting my parents. Went to look at new running shoes in a proper running shop. I realise that the lady in the shop is super smart. And also qualified. Well yes she's also a highly qualified employee. So there were 4 infant of me. Even if I was there shortly...

So an injury . . . again. . . now what?

So an injury . . . again. . . now what?

First posted 2/1/2019 Injury is always around the corner. Expecting never to have an injury is being in denial. And clearly prevention is better than recovery. And when you get strong, faster, more ambitious, competitive etc. injury becomes more likely. So whilst I've...

I did it. A half marathon

I did it. A half marathon

It was not my long-term ambition. However once you start running distance, speed, hills, interval, injury-free, appearance, feel-good-feeling and many other words become relevant. A bit of competition does not hurt either if only on a fun level. So some of the...

equipment

equipment

It’s important. Whatever the sport – do not go cheap. Sometimes it’s OK for a try-out but for running there are so many considerations. Experience Expectations Fitness level Running style Budget Weather, surface considerations Does it matter how it looks? Perhaps not...

And suddenly I find myself addicted. HOW did that happen?

And suddenly I find myself addicted. HOW did that happen?

I NEVER EVER thought that would happen. It has taken patience. Lots. What did I not want? Diet (because they don't work) Restrictions such as Zero Alcohol, No salt, etc. etc Boot camp at 6am Join aerobics with all women Fitness programme with strict day-by-day...

Long runs

Long runs

So the last few days I've suddenly developed a taste for long runs. Quite incredible as I cannot say I enjoy running. In fact for many years I was saying that I enjoy when out but even if I did run the preparation was the off-putting part. However the key was  - I...

Double trouble

Double trouble

So I signed up for a 10km road run. It turned out that the weather played up. It was grey. Dark clouds and super tempting to stay at home. However I went out. I have the good shoes (Check), I have running clothes that is smart and even colourful. I took pre-workout...

tonight it was tennis

tonight it was tennis

Last night for the first time I felt I needed sport / fitness. The very first time in perhaps three years. I NEVER understood that that was about. Until last night. I have trying to remain home as I had a slight hamstring injury. But I just had to run or so something....

so went for a run tonight and….

so went for a run tonight and….

This was probably the very first time I have since starting approx. three years ago with this fitness 'programme' I had missed doing anything. I NEVER EVER thought I would says this but when trying to do to a speed i.e. HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)...

Get going

Get going

Baby steps!! So many join a gym and things will be fine. No I actually came across a book about eating according to the blood type. I'm a blood donor and know my blood type. So when I saw the second hand book I bought it. Supposedly I should stay away from nuts (OK),...

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