The Magic of the EMOM – and keeping fit after 40

I'm 44 years old and still like to think of myself as young and strong (I have a beautiful daughter and still need to be young and strong!). And that is hopefully the case for most of us 40+'ers still keen on being fit and healthy. It's not always easy though, to tailor whatever advice …

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Tips from a Stay-at-Home Dad.

Being a stay-at-home-dad (SAHD) is the most rewarding, yet the most difficult thing I've ever done. Never has the 'all worthwhile things are hard-saying' been more true for me. It is difficult for a number of reasons: It is not the norm. The world, society, call it what you want, dictates that the man be …

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LifeFit – The type of fitness we really want

Scientists and fitness fanatics alike have long struggled to define "fitness". At first it was a purely physical thing. You strap something around your chest, jump and down or go for a run and the "device" will tell us whether you're fit or not. This conclusion would be reached with reference to things such as …

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The Humble Kettle-bell – If it works for the Russians, it’ll work for you

A kettlebell is basically a cannonball with a handle. They come in different weights and nowadays in different colors. Going back, this evil-looking iron ball can trace its roots to Russia where it was used to weigh crops in the 18th century. Then in the 19th century strongmen with outrageous mustaches dressed in diaper-like pants …

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Life in the Box

Even though I've climbed Kilimanjaro, cycled solo across the Namib Desert and been coaching functional movement for the best part of five years, there was a time in my life when I was the last person you'd want to consult for advice on how to get fit and change your life for the better. I …

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Kaokoland – All Roads lead to Puros

The Community Camp at Puros is Kaokoland's best campsite. I know, there are other camps with better facilities. But there's not many other camps where you can be seated on the "throne" with an elephant showering in the cubicle next to you. The place is simply special. Getting to Puros is half the fun. From Sesfontein you …

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The Inevitable By-Product and Burpees.

Burpees can make you happy. Really. First you need to know what a burpee is, and secondly you must comprehend what it means to be happy. The foremost is a complex four-stage physical movement, the latter a simple feeling. "burpee" is defined as "a physical exercise consisting of a squat thrust made from and ending in a …

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