Sunday, 30 August 2009

Training in a Globo Gym!!??

We are down in Newquay for the week and thought to get some training in, so decided to train in one of the gyms over here.

The workout was

Front squats

4 rounds
7db push press
10 pushups

This was a wierd experience. I have not trained in a globo gym since I was back in Dubai... Now I remember why.. All those funny looks you get and all the bullshit messing around in the gym instead of training or working out... The whole curls for the girls routine and What ever the rest is.

On a brighter note we spent the day being zoo keepers... What an experience that was. Getting up and close to the animals is a experience I can simply describe as 'AWESOME'. We got to feed the penguins.. The lions.. The monkeys.. Getting face to face with the animals was an experience I will never forget :)

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Alot of deadlifts and a Hell of alot of pushups

This was a sweet workout that leaves a mark for a few days afterwards...


10 rounds of
10 deadlifts @ 60kg
15 pushups


Had Dan from Crossfit Central Manchester come down.. had a great time catching up and training together.

This has left a big mark on me as its now tuesday and I am still struggling to pick anything up for the ground.

I am away for the next week going camping for the next week and planning on doing some camping daytime surfing, rowing running... treelogging what ever we can find WODS... hahaa..

Its going to be fun

Friday, 21 August 2009

Backsquats...alot of them!!

Ok this is my first post from my iPhone... Lets see how it works.

On Wednesday 19th august

Push press

Finally managed to get my bodyweight. Get strong and I think I got some room in the tank.

Then did 2x 1000m row

1st attempt @ 3.27
2nd attempt @ 3.26

Aiming for 3.25 next time fingers crossed and going to see what happens.

Had an interesting few days... Little bit of drama on the home front.... Lets put it this way... There is a reason why I am posting on my phone instead of my laptop.

The long story short... Some fucker took my lap top from my own house... Can you believe that...

Well I better go before I lose my rag. Be back on soon.

-- Post From My iPhone

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Back in action

Finally got my hands on the internet... Internet went bust at home :(

New line should be back in a few days.

As for Workouts here they are

Sunday 16th August 09




Overhead squats 2nd attempt @ 75

Managed 4 reps today

Wrists are still a bit tender from the other day.
7 rounds
9 wall ball
9 burpees
for time


Awesome workout. It was a workout where you could keep moving but never had to stop.. unless you wanted to.

On monday I was moving furniture all day.. Had alot of fun doing it but that was a rest day... haha.

Im out trying to get back and sort out the damn internet at home... will post something on here soon as I can

Saturday, 15 August 2009

The results

Yesterday was an awesome training session.

Managed to get 100kg clean for a double... Then thought why not try hit a PB and get 110.

2 big ticks on the list :):)

As for the overhead squat for 15 @75kg...

This didn't go to well... I think my wrists were battered from the cleans... Got to 3 reps and felt my wrists didn't like it at all...

Something for another day I guess.

As for todays plans we are going to Jane BBQ B-day party... All zone of course :)

It will be great to catch up with everyone from Crossfit Manchester again... it has been a while since we all saw them last.

Last not before I go.

Check this out... Food Matters

Very powerful documentary on what is happening with the way we eat.

Post your views in the comments.

Right I'm out of here and will post later on today or tomorrow

Friday, 14 August 2009

Overhead squats and the Paleo challenge

Today is the day I try get 1 step closer to getting my bodyweight overheadsquat for 15...

The attempt will be at 75kg and lets see how many reps I can bang out today. 15 if im lucky ;)

I have come across some awesome blogs and thought I would share them with everyone..

Most probably you have heard of them but anyways.

These are some great blogs on nutrition and have taken upon my self to learn as much as I can from these.

When I come back from holiday in the start on September I will be embarking in the 30 day Paleo Challenge. That means no grains (breads, pasta rice), beans and dairy products... How I love my Milk :(

But it must be done. I will post everything that happens in those 30 days.. mood swings... I want milk fits... and anything else that happens along the way.

Catch you all later.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Does anyone enjoy Thrusters??

Had a few good workouts these last few days. Still feeling the effects after Freddys revenge. My shoulders still hate me for it. But the workouts must go on.

3,2,1 go!!


Death by handstand pushup
5 rounds

Shoulders still dead after the heavy push jerks on Sunday

Followed by

3 rounds of
21 KB swings@24kg
21 Knees to elbows
21 Wall ball

= 10.51

This was not a bad workout the only thing that difficult was the knees to elbows. I have not done them in a workout for quite a long time.

Wednesday 12th August

Front squats

@ 85kg across

This felt pretty good and I think it will be any 90 next time I do it.



= 7.56

This was an awesome workout. My potty mouth came out on this one :)

On the flip side I just got my paleo diet book today.

Will be digesting all the info and trying it out soon. Ill keep a log on how it is all going.

Right well back to the gym and enjoying my rest day ;)

Monday, 10 August 2009

Freddys Revenge!!

Wow what a day!!

This was one heavy WOD

I did some strength training and tried for a new 5 rep max on my back squat


130kg PB

The workout was called Freddys Revenge

5 rounds of
5 push jerks
10 burpees

for time;


This was awful and got the bruises to prove it.

2 Big PB's today... Lets keep'em coming :)

Friday, 7 August 2009

Deadlifts and sore hands

Today was deadlift day.


heaviest set was 140

tried 150 but only got 3 out cause I felt I was losing my lumber curve.

My hands are really sore today after doing death by pullups and made deadlifting alot harder than I thought it would be.

Have a good weekend everyone :)

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Front squats and Pullups

Today was another day of 10's

Here is the workouts as follows

Front squat
10 - 10 - 10

100 PB

This was a hard set... found it hard to breath as it got to the last few reps... maybe due to the bar being pressed against my throat ;)

What followed after that was

Death by Pull ups

got to 13 +10

Pretty happy with this, lost bits a skin but all n all a good little finisher.

Found some good stuff on Nutrition will post it on later on tonight if not tomorrow.

When its up any comments would be great.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Whats new today?

Today is my rest day, where I can just chill out and relax.

Here are the last few days of workouts

Sunday 2nd August

Monday 3rd August

80kg PB!

Overhead squats
max weight for 15 reps

70kg PB!!

Had a good few days and shows that training is paying off and sticking with 16 blocks Zone is working.

Training tomorrow is going to suck so I'm going to make the most of my rest day :)

Outside the gym world... GI JOE is coming out and I am pretty excited about it. Transformers 2 was awesome and this is something else I grew up with :):).

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

A little about me and what I do :)

I have decided to start up a blog to discus things that I am really passionate about...
Fitness and Nutrition.

A few things I will be talking about are my workouts, which is a training method called

Amongst other things I really enjoy helping people with regards to
training programs and nutrition advice and thats how I have made a career in this industry. Seeing the look on my clients face when they achieve one of there goals or hit a new personal best...that's priceless.

I currently co-own
Crossfit Central Manchester and we have been open since the start of this year.

Its had been a blast and I cannot think of another way of helping people and doing what I love...
Training people and helping people