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Review: Crossfit Reading Kettlebell Workshop

» by April 24th, 2009 at 6:54 pm » Comments (8)

  On Sunday I attended Crossfit Reading’s kettlebell workshop, coached by Andy Craig who runs Crossfit Reading. Although I’ve had some kettlebell instruction before there are a number of gaps in my skill base so I was attracted to the idea of a workshop where I could cover everything I needed to know in one […]

National powerlifting championships: where next?

» by April 21st, 2009 at 1:33 pm » Comments (7)

I’ve just come back from competing at the BDFPA British Unequipped Powerlifting Championships 2009 this weekend. I didn’t set the world of powerlifting alight but my final results are probably a fair reflection of where I am at the moment. Squat: 100kg Bench: 60kg Deadlift: 130kg Total: 290kg Bodyweight: 63.4kg There were some very impressive female […]

Fitness on a budget

» by April 14th, 2009 at 10:40 am » Comments (20)

I don’t know about you but I have been feeling the credit crunch bite recently. It got me thinking about how you can cut down on your fitness expenses. Gym membership, expensive clothing, shiny new kit, supplements – they all cost money. But there are many ways to get fit, look great and stay strong […]

Save Britain’s Strongest Man!

» by April 11th, 2009 at 11:26 am » Comments (24)

Apparently Channel 5 have decided they no longer want to show Britain’s Strongest Man. A petition has been started to persuade the channel to keep it on. Sign the petition I am sure there are plenty of BSM fans out there who have enjoyed watching the competition. Strongman as a spectator sport has broad appeal. It […]

Mythbusters! The best of the web

» by April 3rd, 2009 at 3:44 pm » Comments (9)

“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived and dishonest – but the myth – persistent, persuasive and unrealistic”. – John F Kennedy How true this is of fitness! One of the missions of this site is to bust those persistent training myths and break open the issues so […]