24 workouts in 24 hours — Help me raise money for The African Maternity Link

I am taking part in what seems like my craziest event yet! I am excited and will be looking forward to taking part and supporting an incredible charity. It’s a Crossfit event being held at CrossFit Cheltenham and it’s 1 workout on the hour, every hour for a total time of 24 hours and 24 workouts. I am aiming to take part in the full 24 hours (wish me luck) and will hopefully be live streaming it on Periscope and Twitter, you can follow me if you would like to watch. Continue reading “24 workouts in 24 hours — Help me raise money for The African Maternity Link”

25 Day Plank Challenge

Here’s a nice challenge for you guys… 25 Day Plank… anyone care to join me? Starting today, the 15th of June!

Day 1 – 20 seconds
Day 2 – 20 seconds
Day 3 – 30 seconds
Day 4 – 30 seconds
Day 5 – 40 seconds
Day 6 – REST
Day 7 – 45 seconds
Day 8 – 45 seconds
Day 9 – 60 seconds
Day 10 – 60 seconds
Day 11 – 60 seconds
Day 12 – 90 seconds
Day 13 – REST
Day 14 – 100 seconds
Day 15 – 100 seconds
Day 16 – 150 seconds
Day 17 – 150 seconds
Day 18 – 180 seconds
Day 19 – REST
Day 20 – 200 seconds
Day 21 – 220 seconds
Day 22 – 220 seconds
Day 23 – 250 seconds
Day 24 – 270 seconds
Day 25 – Plank for as long as you can hold it .. i.e. till muscle failure!

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Accomplishing confidence about my well-being today

Last month I took a general health test with Thriva (click the link for £10 off your first month) and the results which came back were insightful. Firstly, I wanted a cheap, but informative way of checking my health more for interest than anything else. I knew I’m relatively healthy any way, but wanted to see if any of my levels were off and if so, by how much.

The health check from Thriva is by far the cheapest I have found, it costs just £50 every 3 months (£40 for your first month if you use my link) and tests your health for a number of deficiencies as well as your liver function. You can also pause or cancel your subscription at any time and the list it tests against includes…

  • Cholesterol levels
  • Vitamin D (most people from the UK lack this)
  • Iron
  • Liver Function

This could seem pretty basic for most, but you are paying a lot less than any private organisation and if you can’t get the NHS to check, this seems like the best thing to go for especially if you’re just curious or are a little worried about your general health.

My results were really insightful and were checked by a real doctor. I found out that all my levels were fine except vitamin D. I now take supplements to bring my levels up and hope I can get this to the recommended levels. My BMI is slightly on the higher side which I’m not overly worried about as I try to go to Crossfit as much as possible and I eat healthy following Joe Wick’s 15 minute meals.

Below is a screenshot of my results and feedback for you to marvel at. If you are curious like me then I 100% recommend you give it a go and see how you can improve your health and well-being.

thriva_results

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#FollowFriday

  1. Life as Lois May – She offers insight into her life and posts about a range of topics. Check her out and follow her.
  2. Alexis Chateau – Alexis has a lot of adventure and will often blog about them. Her photography is intriguing and her posts offer a great insight into her life.
  3. My Journey 29 – She has amazing images on each of her posts and each of them are also very informative and interesting, mainly giving us an insight into her life. Give her Blog a read and follow if you enjoy.
  4. Live.Lift.Code – Nick talks about fitness, coding and more in general. He has an interesting Blog and you should definitely check him out.
  5. Big Small Home – Learn tips and techniques about small home living and how it will improve your life. A very interesting read and something which could all probably strive for.

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Wishing you a wonderful and Happy Easter

Both Mike and Tiff would like to wish all our current and future readers a Happy Easter. The 4 day weekend (for us lucky few) is a great time to spend with family and loved ones which is exactly what we are doing (minus this quick update).

Hopefully you will recover from your work week and go in next week feeling refreshed and ready to accomplish everything incoming during next week.

Winning “spirit of the open” at my Crossfit box

The open started on the 23rd of Feb and finished on the 27th of March. It was a gruelling 5 weeks, but I had the time of my life competing and loved every second of it. The community was incredible and every time you saw someone struggle, you would all gather and help them push to their absolute limits.

I was one of those struggling guys, I went in and RX’d all but one WOD (17.3) because I could carry out the movements and the weights (even if they were a little on the heavy side). If I knew at least one movement and the weight was doable then I felt like it was worth shooting for the stars and going RX.

Continue reading “Winning “spirit of the open” at my Crossfit box”