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HELPING YOU GET STRONGER SINCE 2004

Are You Stretching Enough?

Are You Stretching Enough?

I recently visited the chiropractor’s office because I had lower back pain, which I thought was brought on from sitting in my office chair 8 hours a day. Well, after the chiropractor analysed what was wrong she noticed my hips were slightly misaligned, she said...

The Home Gym 2007

It’s been a couple of years since I took a good look at my home gym. I use it all the time, of course; but I don’t often stop to think of the things that should be in there. As a starting point, here’s a look at the current setup. Power rack, bar and...

9,762 To Go

First, and favourite. Yesterday I decided to begin the 10,000 swing challenge, which is simply 10,000 kettlebell swings over a 6 week period. That’s an average of just over 238 per day. As there isn’t any restriction as to the weight of the bell, number of...
Not Quite 200

Not Quite 200

This week saw more of the rack pull/chin-up work that forms the basis of my current routine, as well as a bit of dumbbell action (the kettlebell is still half-painted, waiting for the rain to stop long enough to finish it off). Not to mention the occasional set on the...

Another Week Without

A week without chin-ups is a long one indeed. Although the shoulder isn’t feeling too bad when it isn’t lifting any real weight, I decided to give it another week to heal. I did, however, sneak a few deadlifts in there. Fairly light (up to 100kg –...

The Workout Logs Return

It’s been a while now since I last posted my training notes (although of course I’ve still been training), which I thought I’d rectify. Especially now as the weather here is starting to get back to reasonable levels, which will undoubtedly see an...