Tough Guy 2012: Year of the Lion Heart

I did it. I am now, officially, a Tough Guy. This is no thanks to my physical fitness or preparation; it was nothing but grim, visceral determination and a lifetime's worth of being-an-idiot rolled into one.
Posted On 30 Jan 2012
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220kg Deadlift…

I did not want to deadlift today, to make sure I'm full on energy for Tough Guy at the weekend...but that was before somebody told me I couldn't.
Posted On 25 Jan 2012
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Tough Guy Challenge One: Paperwork

I am very excited to announce I have received my various paperwork for Tough Guy next weekend. Well, 50% excited and 50% worried… I mean, check out how much they sent me… Each of those pages is double-sized and FULL of instructions. Start times, locations, safety...
Posted On 23 Jan 2012
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The Art of the Guillotine

Last night, I returned to London Shootfighters for three hours of combat training. For the first hour and a half, I was taught Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by a three-time world champion (everybody at London Shootfighters is pretty much the best at what they do). Step by step, Simon and I...
Posted On 20 Jan 2012
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Tough Guy!!

For some reason, I’m still not sure why, I have signed up for Tough Guy Winter 2012. When the organisers describe Tough Guy, they do so using one word: deprivation. They then use 200,000 more words, to boggle the mind and utterly confuse anybody taking part as to what is...
Posted On 17 Jan 2012
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The Art of Combat

One of my many New Year’s resolutions is to become schooled in the art of combat. To achieve this, I have decided to start attending London Shootfighters – a fantastic gym and MMA school in West London – with my friend and lifting nemesis, Simon Lowe (aka Grand...
Posted On 12 Jan 2012
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