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The Freeletics Coach and my wife are taking the piss

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So, this was my triumphant return from injury. In my mind it was going to be like when Bob Champion came back from cancer to win the Grand National, but without a horse. (I mean me without a horse. He definitely had a horse. To the best of my knowledge, no jockey has ever won the National without a horse.) Needless …

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The punishing tedium of injury

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So… [drums fingers on table] Erm… I… Er… Well. Difficult post this week. A couple of days late as well, thanks directly to the fact that I sat here for about two hours yesterday unable to put fingers to keyboard. The problem, as you may be aware, is that this is a blog in which I talk primarily about Freeletics. …

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More crippling injury hilarity!

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hindsight noun understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed. “with hindsight, I should never have tried to star those fucking pull-ups” So here’s the thing. Coach had given me Hades for my first workout of the week. Hades, as you well know, has pull ups. Pull ups, as you also know, are really bloody …

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Freeletics week 16: back to normal and a word about form

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So, a mere 10 months after I completed my first ever Freeletics workout, I finally finished my 15 weeks. Ha! Take THAT, useless flabby body. Except, er… Hello, useless flabby body. Shouldn’t you be somewhere else? Look, I’ll just come out and say it. If I was hoping to achieve a complete change in physique over 15 weeks a la …

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Hell week – again. And this time it’s serious

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19 workouts. 17 personal best times. 7156 points. 4 hours, 18 minutes and 39 seconds. I am, in a very real sense, knackered. I am also, unsurprisingly, extremely pleased to be writing this post after it’s all over. I’d suspected that the Coach might have something up it’s sleeve for week 15. What I didn’t suspect was that it would …

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Freeletics dynamic warm up – essential or just a huge pain in the arse?

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That’s a hell of a post title, right there. I should be writing for Men’s Health or something. I’m wasted on this blog. WASTED. Anyway, I’m a bit out of sync with my witterings on here. I’m halfway through a week of damage-limitation workouts that I’ll post about on Monday, but I’ve been thinking about this subject a bit so …

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Broken by Kentauros

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Right then, as promised, here’s a quick post to sum up week 13 of Freeletics. As you’ll know if you’ve been reading this blog (and if you haven’t WHY NOT?), I was ill in the middle of this week, so it’s actually ended up taking me about 12 days to complete. Still, sod it. Here’s what my crazy bastard of …