Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Todays Workout - Two's Company (and also horrible)

10 Sandbag Thrusters,
5 Pull Ups.

As many rounds as possible in 10 minutes.

Men aim for a 40kg sandbag; women aim for 25kg.

Record your score.

Train hard!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Todays Workout - A Blast From The Past

This is a workout back from the 28th August 2010 (click here to see the original).

20-1 Sandbag Thrusters and Burpees.

Start by performing 20 Sandbag Thrusters then 20 Burpees. Then move onto 19 of each, then 18 etc.

The last round is 1 repetition of each.

Record your time.

Train hard!

Friday, 15 February 2013

Just Lift Some Heavy Shit And Shut Up

Take the heaviest sandbag you can handle (preferably without handles) and lift it from ground-to-overhead for 20 reps. If you get the loading right you should start to struggle around 5 or 6 reps and probably end up dumping the bag after some unsuccessful reps later on in the set.

Record the weight of your bag and the time it takes you to complete the 20 reps.

Men and women should aim for a bodyweight sandbag.

Train hard!

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Todays Workout: Hug Me!

10 Heavy Sandbag Bear Hug Squats,
10 Pull Ups,
10 Heavy Sandbag Overhead Presses.

As many rounds as possible in 15 minutes.

Men aim for a 60kg sandbag; women aim for 30kg.

Record your score.

Train hard!

Saturday, 2 February 2013

The Beginners Guide To Improving Your Health and Fitness

I originally wrote this post on Facebook but thought I'd share it here too as it had such a great response. I make no apologies for the fact that it's very straightforward.

The beginners guide to improving your health and fitness:

1. Lift some heavy stuff. As you get stronger, lift some heavier stuff.

2. Get comfortable lifting your own bodyweight. Work out increasingly cool ways to do this.

3. Move around. A lot. And every now and then do this like your life depended on it.

4. Eat a predominantly unprocessed diet. And don't eat too much.

5. Don't worry about small details. If you just do these things consistently then most of your questions will start to seem quite silly.

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