Purchasing & Setting up your Gymnastics Rings

Purchasing & Setting up your Gymnastics Rings

The rings may look like a tool of elite gymnasts but the reality is, they are suitable for all abilities. They are amazing at developing relative strength through a range of movements like pushing, pulling, dipping and gripping. They do not take up much space which makes them perfect for taking on holidays or business trips.

A 3-minute Guide to Macronutrients

A 3-minute Guide to Macronutrients

Macronutrients reflect the 3 groups we can place food into.  This does tell us whether the food is healthy or not.  Example, both a lollipop and carrot can be considered a carbohydrate.  The first point of call is always to source natural and nutrient dense options before worrying about macros.

Grey Wolf Legend:  Aaron Depledge

Grey Wolf Legend: Aaron Depledge

Aaron is almost 20 years older than me and he'd still easily kick the sh*t out of me!  He ignited my interest in kettlebells and martial arts almost ten years ago.  He is an original cage fighter (MMA) before it became mainstream

Testosterone.  Man’s Best Friend

Testosterone. Man’s Best Friend

estosterone, a steroid hormone, is vital for the Grey Wolf (man over 40) to look, move and feel great until the day he dies.  It helps to prevent several diseases, maintain muscle mass and keep the bones strong.  Levels naturally drop as men get older but we are witnessing

Grey Wolf Legends: Darryl Edwards

Grey Wolf Legends: Darryl Edwards

Darryl Edwards, aka The Fitness Explorer is the founder of Primal Play, a paleo nutritionist and author of the books Paleo from A to Z and Paleo Fitness.  His Paleo lifestyle has made me fitter and healthier in his forties than ever before.  I met Darryl at the first ever Paleo f(x)

Grey Wolf Legends:  Steve Maxwell

Grey Wolf Legends: Steve Maxwell

In 64 years, this Grey Wolf Legend has crammed a lot into life.  He was one of the first Americans to be awarded a BJJ black belt under the Gracie family, had a huge influence in bringing kettlebells back to the fitness industry, wrestled at NCAA D1 level, spent several years in the US military, has been a personal trainer to the stars (including Joe Rogan)

Harden Up with Cold Showers

Harden Up with Cold Showers

Hot-cold therapy has been used by many cultures since the dawn of man.  The contrasting temperatures result in a short term stress response that enables the body to adapt and overcome controlled adversity.  To make the most of this ancient health hack, we include the 3 minute hot-cold shower to the ‘Rise System’ (30 seconds alternating).  Three benefits include increased energy, immunity and circulation.

Do you have Dog Breath?

Do you have Dog Breath?

Bad breath or Halitosis is a cause for great social embarrassment.  Whether you are speaking with work colleagues or chatting with a loved one, poor smelling breath is a real kick to the confidence.  How do you know if you have poor smelling breath?  There is a simple test of licking your wrist and waiting ten seconds before smelling the residue.  This is not an exact science but gives you a pretty good idea.  

Early Bird Vs Night Owl:  Who Rules?

Early Bird Vs Night Owl: Who Rules?

There is great debate amongst the Early Birds and Night Owls.  Early Birds like to get stuff done.  They write their organized list and then crush it to success.  Night Owls are creative types.  The stay up into the wee hours of the morning, alone in their messy chamber and turn their ideas into action.  Which method is best in the long run?

Purchasing Your Kettlebells

Purchasing Your Kettlebells

A kettlebell (KB) looks like cannonball with a handle on it.  Today there are hundreds of different designs and materials that you can choose from.  Metal KB’s are made of either cast iron (traditional bells that increase in size with weight) or steel (competition bells that remain the same size regardless of weight).  The beauty of the KB is that you can use it to develop strength, endurance, stamina and mobility.

Exercising Outdoors Vs The Gym:  Hormones

Exercising Outdoors Vs The Gym: Hormones

You’d be convinced by the ‘experts’ today that you need a lot of equipment and a flashy gym to get fit.  The truth is that you don’t.  If you were to walk into any professional sports facility, you’d find that 90% of their work is squatting, deadlifting, pressing from the chest, pulling from the back, pulling the body up and pressing above the head.  The basics work well and you don’t need flash.  If your goal is to look, feel and perform well for life then you do not need to join a gym - period.