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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Rain Forests and Pain Forests

After a day of hiking around Mossman Gorge in the Daintree Rainforest, we have returned to Port Douglas. Here, it is imperative that I perform a feat of strength. For tonight it is the Full Moon. Alas, finding feats of strength in a tourist town like this is not easy. Of...
Posted On 27 Mar 2013
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2012 in 12 Pictures

All in all, 2012 was a pretty good year for me. I tried to do at least one kickass thing for every month of the year.  Here is what I managed: Info: this year, I completed Tough Guy Winter 2012, won the EWA British Title, bought a motorbike, climbed the three peaks, ran in the...
Posted On 05 Jan 2013
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The Top 2% of the Weight Training Population?

Good news! Somehow – don’t ask how – I have been confusing my body weight conversations (from stone to kg) for the last year or so. I can now say with certainty that I am 75kg – not 80kg, as I had feared. Now that probably sounds like nonsense, whiny...
Posted On 16 Feb 2012
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Life Changing?

I have received a written report following my check-up with a Gold Medalist physician. It turns out he recommends I stop doing everything that makes me who I am, including drinking beer and lifting things. I response, I went to the gym…and deadlifted the biggest thing I...
Posted On 15 Nov 2011
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Complete: 200kg Deadlift!

At long last, I have deadlifted 200kg! It’s not the greatest achievement ever, but it’s the next big milestone along my way to attempting to deadlift three times my own body weight (225kg). You’ll notice a couple of plates underneath the bar; this is because the...
Posted On 20 Oct 2011
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Deadlifting: The King of Exercises

¬†Today, I went deadlifting. “Deadlifting?” you ask, confused and scared. Yes, deadlifting – the KING of exercises for many, many reasons. Allow me to explain just a few of those reasons.
Posted On 30 Aug 2011
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