Saturday, 27 July 2013


Can you see the difference?

Lifting on ball of feet.

Lifting on heels.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Lateral Raises and Rear Delt Flyes

I went to the Body Power Expo at the NEC on the weekend and watched Kris Gethin and DLB do a workout (kind of like a fly on the wall). They performed the below exercises - with much heavier weights of course - so I tried it out. It is so much tougher than it looks.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

40kg Bench Press

Managed to perform 5 reps on the 3rd set today. Arms getting stronger!

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Deadlifts and Bench Pressing

Not much to report. Workouts have been roughly the same. Started back on the running since the pain in my left foot has gone.

Deadlifts - 3 sets. 2 sets of 5 reps, 1 set of AMPAP. 80kg

Bench Press - 1 set of 3 at 40kg

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Muay Thai

At the end of last year, I went to Thailand for a good friend's wedding. This was also a good time to combine some Muay Thai training with the trip (it was also to coax my boyfriend to attend the wedding with me!). We trained in Phuket at the Dragon Muay Thai Camp for 10 days. It was morning (7:00am) training and evening training (4:00pm). It was very gruelling and very enjoyable at the same time. I learnt so much and hopefully did improve my moves over time.

Last Sunday I kicked and punched around a bit at the gym. Very out of practice as you can see with my arms and legs flying in all directions. The saying,"If you don't use it, you'll lose it." is very true here.

Below is a smash-up of our Thailand trip (courtesy of my bf, Richard) . There is some Muay Thai training in there somewhere!

Monday, 15 April 2013

Working out with a boy

Occasionally, I train at Gymbox with my boyfriend. He gives me tips and guidance on training and helps me with my form. More often than not, working out with him would really take a lot out of me. I was knackered after this workout:

set 1: 5 at 40kg
set 2: 5 at 60kg
set 3: 5at 70kg
set 4: 5 at 80kg
set 5: 5 at 90kg
set 6: 1 at 100kg

90kg deadlift, 5 reps.

100kg deadlift, 1 rep

Bench Press:
set 1: 5 at 10kg
set 2: 5 at 30kg
set 3: 3 at 40kg
set 4: 5 at 35kg
set 5: 2 at 40kg

Chin Ups - a mix of hanging (which is still too difficult for me) and using the TRX straps.

Tricep Extensions on the Cable Machine at 6.25kg, 2 sets of 14 reps.

Failed attempt at Tricep Dips as you can see below:

Finished off with a little Muay Thai practice - Which I will talk about in my next post!