My domain.

by Harry on June 7, 2016

in Workout Logs

I first registered the domain bt3.co.uk on 13 Apr 2009. I chose bt3.co.uk because it was a recently expired domain that was short enough to type (it’s actually shorter than google.com and how often do you type that) and easy enough to remember. The primary purpose of the site was to be a place where I could post my training and nutrition logs. I had started working out and watching what I eat in 2004 after giving up the cigarettes and putting on a little weight and in 2009 after 5 years of training I thought I may be losing a little interest and that having a place to post my workout and nutrition logs would keep me motivated. As it turned out I didn’t need any motivation and 6 years later I still workout on a regular basis, probably 4/5 times a week. My workouts consist of a mix of bodyweight, dumbbell, kettlebell, boxing and running. I no longer attend a boxing gym but have a bag at home, where most of my workouts are carried out.
I have recently returned from a two week trip to Thailand training Muay Thai at bangtong gym on the beautiful island of Phuket. This was my second time training there, I first visited in April 2013 for my 50th birthday. I will post more about the quality of training at this very professional and friendly gym in a future post.
One of the main reasons for this post is my visit to Thailand, I took some great photographs while there and yesterday when trying to free up some space on my phone accidently deleted then and I haven’t back them up elsewhere. To say I am gutted is an understatement, I uploaded a few to facebook while I was out in Thailand and that made me remember I still owned this domain with gigabytes of space and that if I had uploaded them as part of a blog of my travels and training then I would still have them!
That leads me back to this post, I still need no motivation to workbut and I have the domain so may as well use it. I can’t always find time to post as my work takes me away a lot, but I will try to on a regular basis from now on if only to save the pictures of my travels and workouts!

Originally posted 2015-10-08 11:17:41. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Gymboss Timer

by Harry on March 14, 2016

in workout equipment

gymboss timer

The gymboss timer is a small easy to use timer that I keep in my travel bag and is one of the best pieces of training equipment that I own. I use the gymboss timer whenever I do a timed workout.
You can set the gymboss timer to beep, to vibrate, or to do both when the interval is up.
There’s a dual timer function that allows you to set different work/rest periods, which I use for timed intervals, jump rope, shadowboxing and tabata intervals. It also has a single timer that can be used for general physical preparedness workouts, minute drills, fight gone bad style workouts, or anything where you need to rotate exercises at a set time.
There’s also manual mode, which counts down from a set time – perfect for AMRAP (as many reps as possible) workouts where you’re working for a predetermined time period.
All in all a versatile piece of training equipment I wouldn’t be without. AAA battery included. The gymboss timer is available from gymboss.com

Originally posted 2009-04-28 11:04:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Thailand Thai Boxing April 2013.

March 13, 2016

I am going to Thailand in April 2013 and will be training Thai Boxing as a treat for my 50th birthday. I’ve deleted all the old posts so I can concentrate on training for Thailand. I am doing three nights in Bangkok, if you know of a good gym in Bangkok please let me know. […]

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22 Minute Single Kettlebell Warrior Workout.

March 12, 2016

This Kettlebell workout from dragondoor.com was brought to my attention by Graeme in a comment he posted on one of my posts. Thanks Graeme. Minutes 1 and 2: Around the Body Pass. This is my first exercise for every kettlebell workout. It is a beautiful opening move, and helps prepare my mind as much as […]

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5 Mile Run.

March 11, 2016

This evening I went for a 5 mile run, but, according to google maps I have only been running 4.8 miles. I did a quick guestimate of how far I have run over the last 6 years and I am 42,240 yds or 24 miles short of how far I thought I had run! Oh […]

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Active Rest.

March 10, 2016

Today was to be a rest day but it was raining so I decided to go for a run. I love to run in the rain. I only ran 4 miles then I did: 50 sit-ups 50 leg raises 50 bicycles 50 rustys 50 twists. Active rest? Originally posted 2012-12-30 18:34:23. Republished by Blog Post […]

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TBK Fitness Program by Dr Tamir B. Katz

March 9, 2016

There are many bodyweight exercise books out there and many are full of false promises, exaggerated claims, pressure sales tactics and marketing nonsense written by self proclaimed “Internet Gurus” who have no real expertise whatsoever, so, how does the TBK Fitness Program measure up against far more hyped and expensive bodyweight books. Tamir B. Katz […]

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Art of Strength Providence Kettlebell Workout.

March 8, 2016

This evenings workout was the Art of Strength Providence Kettlebell workout. I love this Kettlebell workout although I really should put together more of my own. For this workout I use a 16kg a 20kg and a 24kg kettlebell. The workout is broken into fourteen 2-minute rounds with 1-minute breaks between each round. The workout […]

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Deck of Cards Workout

March 7, 2016

This is my favourit take anywhere workout, all you need is a deck of cards and your own bodyweight. Simply pick the top card off the pack, the suit corresponds to the exercise and the value of the card corresponds to the number of repetitions of that exercise. Deck of Cards: Suits * Hearts = […]

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