FITNESS BIOHACK: BFR TRAINING

https://videopress.com/v/cmAr1nfL?preloadContent=metadata The Rings have always been my favourite home-fitness equipment but lately I've been experimenting with Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) or Kaatsu Training. What is BFR? Seen here as the blue straps on my arms, basically they reduce venous blood flow back to the heart but are only partially restrict arterial blood flow from the … Continue reading FITNESS BIOHACK: BFR TRAINING

Progressing to Level B on the GMBFitness Rings 1 Program!

After three weeks on Level A of the Rings 1 program from Gold Medal Bodies Fitness, I've decided to restart the program with Level B. 💪🏻#levelup! 😁 From today's training log: GMB R1 - W1D3, Below the Rings (Level B) WU: Burpees Handstand Holds Back to Front Levers Attempts Ground Rows MAIN: 1A) Inverted Row … Continue reading Progressing to Level B on the GMBFitness Rings 1 Program!

Beginner Rings Exercise Tutorial 3: The Plank

DESCRIPTION + BENEFITS Another one of the fundamentals to master, the plank builds strength primarily in your core and secondarily in the muscles of your shoulder girdle. It is also good for conditioning the shoulder, elbow and wrist joints and is a great regression from the Support Hold if you still have difficulties with that. … Continue reading Beginner Rings Exercise Tutorial 3: The Plank

“Burpee Murph”

Done on 16th July 2016 100 Burpees (4:59) 100 Pullups 200 Push-ups 300 Squats 100 Burpees Time: ~36mins https://www.instagram.com/p/BH8m926BaxB/?taken-by=johntfs 

Training Log: 2015 W27 / 2016W1

“So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.” ~ A.J.Materi Monday 28th Dec 2015 Sleep: 2130-0800, 8hrs Quality: 6/10 - couldn't sleep for the first few hours.. Think it's because I took a 2hr nap in the afternoon. Hotspots: right foot, right low back … Continue reading Training Log: 2015 W27 / 2016W1

Training log: Week 25 & 26

"Fitness isn't a punishment; its a blessing. Nutrition isn't restrictive; its healing. Health isn't a one-size-fits-all-thing and may not look the same for everyone, but its something worth fighting for."  Monday 14 dec  HRV: 72(-8) Sleep: 0030 - 0600 (5.5hrs) Quality: 10/10 - slept with earplugs and eye masks. Woke up naturally without alarm and … Continue reading Training log: Week 25 & 26

Training log: Week 23 & 24

“Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.”  Vince Lombardi  Monday Readiness to train HRV: 86 (+1) Sleep: 6hrs (2100-0300) + aftnoon naps (1+hrs) Quality: 10/10 - did not wake up at all, no problem waking up too. Looks like my body is adjusting to waking at up 3am! Strength … Continue reading Training log: Week 23 & 24

Training log: Week 22

"No one in our society needs to be told that exercise is good for us. Whether you are overweight or have a chronic illness or are a slim couch potato, you’ve probably heard or read this dictum countless times throughout your life. But has anyone told you--indeed, guaranteed you--that regular physical activity will make you … Continue reading Training log: Week 22

Homework-turned-blogpost: The Obesity Paradox

I read this book a couple of weeks back for a module I'm taking now called "Obesity Perspectives and Prescriptions". I gotta say, this book was quite a shocker. I learnt so much about obesity and health that contradicted my preconceived ideas, assumptions and stereotypes about obesity. I highly recommend this book not just for … Continue reading Homework-turned-blogpost: The Obesity Paradox

Training Log Week 20

"What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn't think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know." Arnold Schwarzenegger This week is … Continue reading Training Log Week 20