Gaining muscle during marathon training | 4 tips

Is it really possible to bulk up while you’re in marathon training? There are tonnes of theories out there about training for different goals. Most of them based largely on physical norms. Mo Farah is smaller than Anthony Joshua, and Eddie Hall is bigger than Tom Daly all for very logical reasons. But how do…

3 reasons this exercise could sky rocket your fitness levels

Kill a number of fitness birds with one stone by bringing speed and power into your muscle building movements.  Box jumps look good in a slo-mo Instagram post, and squats make you feel like a badass under a clatter of blue plates on a barbell. But it hit me when I was forced into a grueling set…

Happy 352nd Birthday Royal Marines

To celebrate the birthday of the Royal Marines, I’ve compiled a WOD that will inject tears into the eye of those who even look at it. The Marines were formed in 1664 and became a Commando regiment in the second world war, developing the training techniques that are still considered cutting edge today. Regular army…

Everyone needs Pyramid workouts

A Pyramid workout challenges you’re co-ordination during fatigue, boots muscular endurance, and not so gently pushes you to the brink. Here’s a Yogi using the same format to work on her shoulder strength with press ups. But since we’re looking at all round functional strength and conditioning, each round will hold three exercises, which we’ll repeat…

Death by plyometrics

I’ve really enjoyed staying in an AirBnB on Bull Island on the coast of Dublin Bay over the last three days. Surrounded by natural resources to get a ‘creative pump’ on, I took myself out running to see what I could find. Dollymount beach is just half a mile up the road and as I…

Daily WOD – Monday 13th

While hiking yesterday in Tring, Hertforshire, the muscles on the soles of my feet and my Gastrocnemius at the front of my calves were on fire after about three hours, and eight miles. This is pretty normal and I get it a lot while out racking up the miles. But given the demands, low gradient…

Holiday WOD advice

Going on Holiday is by and large the main target a gym goer sets themselves. Avoiding embarrassment on the beach is an admirable goal. But we’re not in Towie, and if you’re reading this blog you’ve probably got a bit more about you. That being said, it’s very easy to dip into a ‘get up…

A Cardio session you may actually enjoy

I entered the gym this morning rather lethargic, not the best feeling to promote a good cardio day. As if I was going to back down though. A cup of coffee before I left the house helped get my body and mind into a ‘working mood’ and after my R.A.M.P. warm up I was up…