Join The Mile High Club!

It is with GREAT pleasure that I can announce that Rise of the Sufferfests – the documentary about OCR and only film that opens with the words “This is Ed Gamester...” – is now available to view ON PLANES!
Posted On 19 Mar 2017
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Trying Out Wendler 5/3/1

I'm struggling to get into Wendler's 5,3,1 program for lifting. Like he says himself, you have to believe in the program you're following...and I'm not sure that I do.
Posted On 15 Feb 2017
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OK, True Believers 2017

Daz and I take our book to Cheltenham for our first of convention of 2017: True Believers Comic Con. We drink a lot of coffee, eat a lot of muffins and meet some lovely folk.
Posted On 05 Feb 2017
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The Final Tough Guy

I wake up freezing cold on the floor of a barn with a hangover that would slay an elk. All the Ghost Squad have survived the night. We apply war paint, perform ceremonial squats and do the Ghost March one final time.
Posted On 30 Jan 2017
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Recognise and Treat Hypothermia

Every year 1000 people fail to finish Tough Guy, normally because of the cold. This quick guide will help you understand when it's time to start worrying and, most importantly, how to avoid killing your mates by trying to help them.
Posted On 26 Jan 2017
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Last Ever Tough Guy?

Will January 2017 be the last ever Tough Guy? Probably, yes. It's also going to be the biggest, baddest, hardest Tough Guy ever - and the 30th birthday of OCR! So chill the fuck out.
Posted On 01 Dec 2016
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12 Weeks o’ Lifting

In 12 weeks, I have increased my combined lifting total by about 63kg/140lbs. It's partly due to improvements in my technique and partly because I have utilised a strict 5x5 programme that only involves one exercise per day. Check it out!
Posted On 30 Nov 2016
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Balancing Strength and Body Weight

After seven weeks of training, I'm getting stronger...but I'm also getting heavier, which is problematic in a weight-controlled spot like powerlifting. Hmm.
Posted On 02 Nov 2016
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Now I Want To Be A Powerlifter…

Dammit. I took up powerlifting as a simple way to get stronger whilst continuing with all my other types of training...and now I'm applying to compete in 2017. I'm expecting it to be an exercise in humiliation (I'll use that as a post title further down the line).
Posted On 25 Oct 2016
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Test of Strength?

Powerlifting seems less like a test of strength and more like a test of your ability to perform three arbitrary movements with no further application.
Posted On 25 Oct 2016
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