Are Supergreens Really A Superfood?

Are Supergreens Really A Superfood?

I’m no dietician; yes I have qualifications in clinical and sports nutrition, but they are quite low on the education food chain and even I recognise that they are a start point not an end point.  I can’t stop learning, and researching, and entering into...
Do you want to be fit, or do you want to be fit?

Do you want to be fit, or do you want to be fit?

Bear with me here; read the title back to yourself, except this time imagine you’re a 15 year old boy and place a heavy emphasis on the second ‘fit’.  It changes the meaning entirely from fit to sexy as fuck.  The reason I ask this question ‘do...
Push Up Challenge 2018

Push Up Challenge 2018

The push up is one of the most classic exercises. In a gym, the standard measurement of strength seems to be the bench press. When meeting a new gym buddy, it doesn’t take long before either one asks “Dude, how much do you bench?” In my world, the...
A Father’s Mission

A Father’s Mission

The western world is currently going through a reality check.  Behaviour that was once seen as acceptable, is now rightly being called into question, and those who perpetrated it being called to account.  It surprises me how many people are genuinely shocked by the...
How Much Water Should You Be Drinking?

How Much Water Should You Be Drinking?

This is a question that I’ve asked over and over again, but I get very few comprehensive answers.  Hopefully, by the time you’ve finished reading this you’ll have a better understanding of how much water you should be drinking over the course of a...
The Crisis In Masculinity

The Crisis In Masculinity

There’s a crisis in masculinity apparently, well, according to Emma Thompson in her Newsnight interview regarding the accusations against Harvey Weinstein at least.  Women have been the subject of this kind of behaviour since time immemorial, and Harvey...
Do You Have An Unsupportive Partner?

Do You Have An Unsupportive Partner?

I’m a big fan of intermittent fasting.  I’ve tried almost every diet out there, not because I needed to or even believed in them working, I just wanted to so I can experience first hand what it feels like to be on one and what results to expect....
Bare Feet, A Way Of Life

Bare Feet, A Way Of Life

There’s a big difference between fitness and wellness.  For me, fitness is simply a physiological capability to perform and recover from exercise in an efficient manner.  Wellness incorporates fitness and psychological health, ensuring a balance between...
Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting

Information Overload This post is not going to be a scientific debate about the pros and cons of intermittent fasting.  Over the years I’ve grown increasingly cynical of “scientific studies” either supporting or contesting common theories....
How To Stop Emotional Eating

How To Stop Emotional Eating

Today has been one of those days.  Everything seems more dramatic than it should be; I’m seeing problems rather than solutions; everyone is simply pissing me off for no reason whatsoever.  To top it all off, my daughter’s birthday is in 2 days and...
Are You A Lazy Dad?  I Am

Are You A Lazy Dad? I Am

In addition to my goals for the year, I have also undertaken the concept of #gettingdadfit.  It’s not a fad diet plan, or fitness regime, it’s just getting up and doing more in order that I’ve got more energy to spend on my kids.  Too many times...
What Is Your Gym Personality?

What Is Your Gym Personality?

I have just got back from my mistress gym…I’ll pause there and explain.  I’ve been with my work gym for some time, it is predictable, boring and the equipment is getting a little old and rusty.  My mistress gym on the other hand, is new, exciting and...
How To Get “Muscles” Like Justin Bieber

How To Get “Muscles” Like Justin Bieber

It’s been some weeks now since my family moved back to the UK whilst I see out my contract working in Germany having moved into a block of rooms similar to that of a Premier Inn, Holiday Inn or other such budget hotel.  My room is en-suite and apart from bulk...
My Terrible Relationship With Food

My Terrible Relationship With Food

For as long as I can remember I’ve had an utterly terrible relationship with food.  Like the girl who constantly runs back to the bad boy despite knowing he’s no good for her, I am the bloke who keeps going back to processed, unhealthy, rubbish.  I know...
Do You Want To Lose Weight Or To Lose Fat?

Do You Want To Lose Weight Or To Lose Fat?

At the start of 2014 I set myself 3 goals that I wanted to achieve by December 31st. The first, completing the press up challenge 2014, went horribly wrong following a wrist injury; the second, not biting my nails or finger skin, went by the wayside with every...
Male Pelvic Floor Training

Male Pelvic Floor Training

Being a blogger I am often exposed to the motherly anecdotes of unfortunate leakages.  A misplaced cough here, an ill timed sneeze there, and don’t even mention the trampolining!  I even sat through a BritMums key note speech by Carol Smillie filled with an...
The Gherkin Challenge

The Gherkin Challenge

Gherkin Challenge – The Beginning A long distant memory ago, while bored after a long day’s work, I was surfing the net looking for some inspiration.  I wanted something to physically challenge me and give me an opportunity to give something back; support...
Using Fitness Supplements

Using Fitness Supplements

When you are considering taking a supplement to improve workouts, there are generally three areas that you want to be addressed: Improved focus. Improved endurance or power output. Ability to recover. But I’m getting ahead of myself; first you need to consider...
Why Am I So Fat

Why Am I So Fat

The Flaws In Measuring Fat I’ve had some devastating news.  I’m so fat that I pose a risk management problem for my employers!  I now need to be regularly weighed and measured in order to monitor my fat levels, and potentially be placed on a monitored diet...
Stay Fit Whilst Watching TV

Stay Fit Whilst Watching TV

How to Stay Fit While Watching TV When you’re a father to a couple of young children, expect to be participating in a lot of activities that they like and not necessarily things that you enjoy, including watching a bunch of kid friendly shows and movies that the kids...
Sci-Mx Advanced Protein Range Cookie Review

Sci-Mx Advanced Protein Range Cookie Review

Sci-Mx Advanced Protein Range PRO 2GO® COOKIE Review Over the years I’ve tried a significant number of nutritional supplements from a large number of companies, so I was both flattered and excited to be asked to review a new protein cookie flavour by Sci-Mx...
Sunshine, What Sunshine?

Sunshine, What Sunshine?

I’m often loathed to take part in quick fire Q&A blog tags because all of the questions generally seem to be the same as those security questions you have to try and remember when you forget your login details; you’re opening yourself up to...
Death and Taxes

Death and Taxes

“Tis impossible to be sure of any thing but Death and Taxes,” – The Cobbler of Preston by Christopher Bullock (1716) I’ve never been one to shy away from the truth with the children.  If they ask a question, I will give them an uncomfortably honest answer,...
My Vasectomy Story

My Vasectomy Story

Why Tell My Vasectomy Story When other men find out that I’ve had a vasectomy, I usually get one or a combination of these three reactions: A sharp intake of breath through tightly pursed lips and a wincing of the eyes. A nod of recognition and a tale of how...
Oxfords, Not Brogues

Oxfords, Not Brogues

I used to be a fashionable person.  I used to follow trends and styles, and generally conform to them within my quite lavish budget of a single soldier with no outgoings.  Then I got married and became a parent.  Out went style, in came comfort; out went £140 Diesel...
How Not To Use Social Media

How Not To Use Social Media

I’ve been blogging now – albeit part time and less than whole heartedly – for almost five years on four separate (but not concurrent) sites.  I’ve been using social media for just a little longer, so you’d think I would know the etiquette...
Are You A Metrosexual Male?

Are You A Metrosexual Male?

A survey conducted by Diet Chef in 2014 says that one quarter of men are so self conscious about their appearance they prefer to have sex with the light off.  Now after 2 kids and 10 years of marriage, any sex would be appreciated whether the light’s on, off, or...