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Review: Everything’s Over My Head from Dan John

» by October 5th, 2009 at 12:10 pm » Comments (5)

This 3-part DVD from strength coach, thrower and all-round good guy Dan John combines three films that he’s made some time in the (looks like) dim and distant past before Windows Movie Maker. For me this is like watching old Bones Brigade movies. You can giggle at the low budget, dated production values for about […]

Review: Strength Rituals DVD

» by August 6th, 2009 at 10:51 am » Comments (16)

Gushing reviews are not, I hope, what you have come to expect on this website. I like to think my style is measured and discerning. Well I’m sorry folks you are going to have to put up with a bit of girly gush because I love this DVD!! I’ve never seen anything that has made […]

Get the Elite Fitness Manual here!

» by June 30th, 2009 at 11:41 pm » Comments (2)

Olympic lifts, kettlebells, gymnastic rings….these are a few of our favourite things…. Ever wished that there was a single instruction manual containing all of this cool stuff? Well, now there is! Andrew Stemler, creator of the popular i-Course – a full day of learning all the key Crossfit skills – has produced a manual to […]

A-Z of training books

» by May 27th, 2009 at 12:06 pm » Comments (10)

Need some inspiration for your next training book? Or even your first? Check out the list below. There are over 30 books here and although I know them all by reputation, I haven’t read them all. I am keen to hear opinions both of the books on the list and any other great titles I have left off. Let […]

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 […]

Review: The complete guide to training with free weights

» by February 27th, 2009 at 4:43 pm » Comments (5)

The Complete Guide to Training with Free Weights by Graeme Marsh was published in 2008 and is part of the Complete Guides series from A&C Black, which also includes Anita Bean’s The Complete Guide to Strength Training. It is great to see a text book dedicated to free weight training that is designed to have broad appeal. […]

Review: Crossfit London i-Course

» by November 3rd, 2008 at 10:43 pm » Comments (16)

On Sunday I attended the Crossfit London i-course in east London, a full day event aiming to teach participants all the essential Crossfit skills, from olympic lifts to rings to kettlebells to bodyweight exercises. I was invited to attend and review the course by Andrew Stemler of Crossfit London, whom I have trained with before. […]

Kettlebell training guide

» by April 19th, 2008 at 4:14 pm » Comments (21)

Kettlebell training guide from Crossfit London

Something for the weekend

» by March 28th, 2008 at 10:07 am » Comments (3)

It’s about time I shared some more great links with you, to give you both food for thought and entertainment. Today I’m introducing a new forum, a video series, some great blogs and a fab free training guide. You can always check out my Links page anytime as well. Funckey forum – This new forum on all things […]

Muscle-up and ring training guide

» by March 5th, 2008 at 12:47 am » Comments (16)

The Ring Training Guide has now been superceded by the Elite Fitness Manual. Click here for details. The muscle-up is one of the most challenging tests of strength for the amateur trainee. If you’ve mastered dips and pull-ups and you are looking for your next challenge, add the muscle-up to your arsenal. If you want […]