The Warm-up

Warm-ups are one of THE most overlooked elements of training. Even those that know they should warm-up either do some random arm swings and stretches or skip it all together. Not only have you increased your injury risk by 1000% (ok, maybe not quite that much), you are also doing yourself a huge dis-service. Your…

Marathon des Sables 2015 Kit List

For those who didn’t already know, I will be running this years Marathon des Sables (MdS). I hear you asking, ‘what is this Marathon des Sables you speak of?’. MdS is effectively 7 marathons in 6 days, running in the Sahara Desert, in April(temps of around 40 degrees C), carrying all your kit (around 7-8kg),…

Are You Fit For Service?

If you remember back to my last article on what was required to join the Armed Forces, you’ll see that I spoke in detail about training certain energy systems and relating to individual activities relevant to being fit for service. If you missed that article check it out by clicking here. In this post I…

Why You Should Be Doing Complexes

Before we talk about complexes lets talk about some basic principles to give a bit of background to the topic. To build a lean body, increase strength and reduce body fat, resistance training is hands down the best method. Muscle is metabolically active tissue requiring more energy to sustain thus burning more calories throughout the…

Bombs, Bullets And Being Fit For Service

Physical fitness is a crucial component to a soldier’s ability to carry out their duty effectively and efficiently. However physical fitness standards seem to be dropping and more and more soldiers aren’t carrying out the correct preparation before joining up. This doesn’t just affect the individual, but all those around them, all those who are…

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Part 1

Heart Rate Variability: Part 1 We all love to train, and train at high intensity. Of course we do, otherwise you wouldn’t be here reading this post. However everyone has good days and bad days whilst training. We’ve all been there – you get to the squat rack and load up a nice, comfortable warm-up…


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