A few weeks ago there were a spate of articles in the UK press regarding the prevelance of sexual harassment in Globo (aka commercial) gyms and the Netflix documentary on the Bikram yoga guru that really opened my eyes to what women endure on the daily. Also, not so long ago, I witnessed another type […]Read More Gym Bullies
I’ve reached an age when the children of people in my social circle are now young men and women and are taking their first tentative steps in establishing their adult identity – leaving home for university or, in some cases, going directly into the work-force. 2 of them, young men, are displaying signs of depression. […]Read More Let’s talk about depression in young men
Probably the biggest sin for a Caribbean cook is to make boring rice. Caribbean cooks have, of course, a number of rightly famous and delicious rice recipes (red beans and rice, dirty rice, congo beans and rice and, of course, the inimitable Haitian riz djondjon to name but a few). Their biggest “hidden talent”, in […]Read More The best “plain” rice you’ve ever had
What follows are my personal, unscientific, non-triple blind tested observations on the effects of a plant-based diet on training for strength sports. Is it better, is it worse and, if so, why? Is it harder to stick to a vegan diet? What are the non-sports benefits? What is over-rated about a plant-based diet? What are […]Read More Veganism and Strength Sports
If you’re reading my posts I don’t think I really need to convince you about the benefits of physical training in general and strength training in particular. Exercise improves the quality of your life, period. This post is targeted at those of you who have taken the red pill as concerns physical training. It’s unquestionably […]Read More When the squats don’t work…
So last weekend I competed in the stand-alone bench press event in the 2018 German Powerlifting Championships for my federation. It was an interesting weekend in many ways, I learned a lot about what I should, and should not, do for my next competition, how I feel about “stand-alone” events vs. the traditional 3 event […]Read More Germany Competition Recap – stuff happens.
This blog is about to get real. This morning I read an excellent post from Awkward Brown Guy (https://theawkwardbrownguy.wordpress.com/ – I highly recommend his blog) in which he describes his motivation for going to the gym, and how it’s changed over the years. It got me thinking about how we all like to post about […]Read More The dark side of the Gym
I watch a lot of YouTube. I have “cable” TV, Netflix and Amazon Prime but I only tend to browse through the choices/channels on the weekends and, typically, give up and pick up a book instead. Youtube, however, is addictive. There is a lot of bad content so the trick is having a “nose” for […]Read More YouTubular – The best videos of the week