April update

Found March to be quite hard.

The three weeks of single arm/leg work showed up some major differences in strength. Tried to push to get my left leg working.

Tired in the WoDs somedays but better on others.

Pete is totally enthused and it shows.

Frazer is gaining strength and confidence every week.

Found the first week of volume work hard and had to stop after the second round of squats, even at 80kg.

Only looking at two sessions this week as off to North Wales for a few days.

March plan

HG3 has just started a 12 week cycle, after the training tests. (Highlight was probably the 37kg TGU)

Looking forward to following this and seeing what progress I make.

Managed to lose a few kgs and weighed in at 105kg yesterday.

Many minor tweaks including –

More water
Less booze
Good breakfast and healthy snacks of nuts/fruit
Large salad for lunch with good protein
No sugar (cake/biscuits etc)
Protein shake for recovery only

Am also taking walks at work and supplementing the gym off days with rowing.

Hoping to see 100kg soon.

This may give me a chance of keeping up with my son, now he is a full member of HG3 too.

2016 – a late start

Managed to pick up a chest infection at the end of 2015, missed most of January at HG3.

I did manage to keep up with RomWod and my flexibility is improving every week.

February brings max attempts for deadlifts, squats and push presses. Not expecting any PBs though, given the time I have missed.

I will however be working hard on my rower on my non-HG3 days and am looking to see how much I can improve my 500m time in a month.

Will also be progressing handstand holds and will post a few pictures.

Blender review


The Active Blend, on the left, is cheap, quiet and has about just enough power to pull the skin off of a grape.

Hence my recent purchase on the right.
The Nutri Ninja is about twice the price, quite noisy (similar to a vacuum cleaner) and has lots of power.

Smoothies are now properly smooth, no lumps, easily taking care of frozen chunks, nuts and veggies.

You do get what you pay for…


A foggy Monday evening session and the start of a new strength cycle.
Good warmup with dead insect and planks.
Back squats 5x90kg, 5×100kg, 5×115kg, 3x125kg, 3×135kg and 3x145kg.
Wore my belt for the last two sets and they felt very comfortable.
Frozen avocado and banana protein shake smoothie post WoD – nice!