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Haney vs Samir in ‘83?

I remember as a teenager, when seeing this photo of Lee Haney and Samir Bannout for the first time, how fascinated I was by it. I was...

GYM GROUP PHOTOS

Geraint Thomas recently became the third Briton and first Welshman to win the Tour de France. C’est Magnifique Geraint!!  As a keen...

FORGOTTEN BODYBUILDERS: Roy Callender

I started lifting weights when I was 13. This new world of training and bodybuilding was a very exciting and interesting one, but the...

THE “F” WORD(s)

In today’s world we are faced with a bewildering array of choices in our lives. Or, more accurately, choices on how to live our lives....

THE PAUSE THAT REFRESHES....

I was training my client Chris the other day, going fairly heavy, trying to improve his benching strength. He did 8 deep reps, and was...

JUST TASTE THE POTATO

French celebrity chef Joël Robuchon, who is credited with winning the most Michelin stars in the world, has died aged 73. He was...

BIG.   DICK.   ENERGY.

I was reading the BBC’s News app today and saw an article on a new phenomenon called Big Dick Energy. I was intrigued. The Urban...

EAST WEST STREET.....and Beyond!

My dear wife Suzy bought a couple of books for me at Christmas time, one of which was a non fiction work entitled East West Street by...

SPIN THE TOP EVERYDAY

One of the annoying things about being a Personal Trainer is having clients who are new to bodybuilding and gym who constantly ask or...

Forgotten Bodybuilders: Freddy Oritz

This post is causing me a lot of confusion!! I cannot make up my mind as to what it is exactly about. The photo at the top is in the...

Appetite vs Hunger

My father in law, Alex Waxler, used to say “ It’s easy, once you know how.” And how right he was, some things in life are blindingly...

Boys will be boys....

My family and I have just spent a few days in Berlin and Amsterdam. As it is a short flight and we were there for a just a week  we...

Pushmi-Pullyu

When Hugh Lofting was dreaming up his characters for the Doctor DoLittle series of children’s books I like to imagine that he had in mind...

Sissy Squats

Of the many attractions to bodybuilding, for me, the connection to the Ancient and Mythological Greeks was very strong indeed. In fact...

FORGOTTEN BODYBUILDERS :

GUNNAR ROSBO Bodybuilding, like all sports, has its heros, it’s legends, it’s athletes that will endure in our memories long after they...

Transformation Foundation

I am often struck by how much bodybuilding and life in the gym has changed since I first picked up a dumbbell 37 years ago. From being a...

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