Review: Hip Thruster

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Not Just a Man’s World – I was really excited last weekend when Chris came home with the new Hip Thruster.  I’ve been helping him set up Hip Thruster UK and Europe (that’s why I’ve been so busy) and the perk was the arrival of the UK final prototype in our garage gym a few days ahead of it going on […]

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Physique progress 2013: week three

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Not Just a Man’s World – Three months of physique work is now well underway.  By the end of the third week I was finding the workouts not too taxing and I seem to have leaned out a little.  Although I’m not convinced the glutes are getting any bigger, which was the main aim of this project. I’ve been wearing myself […]

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Physique progress 2013: weeks one and two

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Not Just a Man’s World – With the change in focus I’ve changed the title of my weekly post.  For just a few short months, spanning over the Christmas period (shock horror – I love my food!  How will I make it through Christmas?), I am doing a physique challenge. This is an overall summary for the first fortnight of training, […]

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Welcome back

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Not Just a Man’s World – It’s all been a bit quiet on the Not Just a Man’s World blog recently, hasn’t it? Which really isn’t like me at all after having been a dedicated blogger for such a long time, making sure I researched my topics in details. I started out putting up 4-5 posts each week for the first […]

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Powerlifting progress 2013: week forty- one

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Not Just a Man’s World – Following another week of particularly tough walking I was ready to skip my workout, squeezed into a Saturday afternoon before heading off yet again.  However, I can’t afford to let things slip too much. Unfortunately everything was definitely tougher this time so I dropped some weight off my squat and hip thrusts.  I also switched […]

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Powerlifting progress 2013: week forty

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Not Just a Man’s World – So, no workout happened last week as I was away walking.  Again.  But I did do a workout as soon as I got back at the start of this week.  I was exhausted after 5 consecutive days of big walks plus some long journeys, late nights and early starts.  However, Saturday afternoon was my only […]

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Paleo recipes: baked salmon

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Not Just a Man’s World – This is an incredibly quick and easy way to cook salmon.  It doesn’t add much additional flavour allowing the salmon flavour to come across in an unadulterated way. This always used to be my go-to way to cook salmon when I lived on my own and had a job that saw me getting home late […]

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Powerlifting progress 2013: week thirty-eight

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Not Just a Man’s World – With another week off walking I was really able to cement my numbers in place.  I not only managed more than one workout but actually squeezed in three workouts.  It was brilliant! I also found that I could progressively improve my performance and, simultaneously, I found it easier to recover from my workouts each time.  […]

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Paleo recipes: Pork with tarragon and mustard

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Not Just a Man’s World – For now this is the last of the pan-cooked pork loin steaks recipes.  Personally the pork with thyme remains as my favourite, but those who like their dishes a little saltier may find this one suits their tastes. Ingredients (serves 2-4 people): 4 pork loin steaks 1 red pepper, cut into thin strips ½ tsp […]

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Powerlifting progress 2013: week thirty-seven

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Not Just a Man’s World – This was a lovely gift of a week.  I had a whole week, almost entirely based at home – a novelty.  In the back of my mind was also the knowledge that I will have the first half of next week at home too.  That’s a week and a half of consecutive time at home […]

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