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Freeletics week 9: winter training sucks BALLS

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I’m a summer person. Actually I quite like the spring as well. The autumn (or ‘fall’ if you’re a mental) isn’t too bad either. And I suppose winter has its good points. Basically what I’m saying is that I hold each of the four seasons in comparatively high regard. But there is a problem. The problem is this: I live …

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Freeletics week 5: the art of ignoring the clock

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It’s week 5 of my Freeletics and running regime, if you can call it a regime. ‘Regime’ makes it sounds like something that somebody serious and organised would do, rather than a hapless, grunting moron. But credit where credit’s due (ie TO ME), I’m sticking to the plan and it all seems to be working out so far. One of …

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Freeletics Week 3, plus a word about burpee technique

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Hello! I’ve been neglecting you, haven’t I? Pull yourself together you ridiculous fool. If I was sitting next to you right now, I’d administer a firm clip round the ear. Actually, some of you have been doing Freeletics for ages and are doubtless much stronger than me. So perhaps not. Anyway, Week 3 yeah? YEAH? It’s AMAZING because I’m writing …

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Freeletics life transformation: week two

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Week two and I’m not dead. No real aches or pains to speak of, limbs apparently functioning in mostly the correct fashion. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ME? Well, nothing, it would appear. This isn’t normal. I’m determined to enjoy it while it lasts. I’ve been thinking a little bit about my Freeletics blogging, and what to do in …

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Freeletics life transformation: week one

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I’m back. I’m bloody buggering back After what seems like an absolute age, I’m finally ready to start heaving, sweating and groaning my way to slightly above average fitness. My aim: to achieve the kind of physique and physical well being that you might have expected from Bruce Lee if he’d spent the last two decades getting arseholed in his …

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Freeletics: the return. Also, running again!

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Well, good day to you all. Mondays, eh? What a load of fucking shit. Well up yours, because actually I quite like Mondays. But then, I work from home and there is literally nothing to stop me from sitting on my stupid fat arse watching Kojack, followed by Magnum PI, followed by The Professionals. Living the dream. Anyway, I’m sure …

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Freeletics reboot in… fourteen days?

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Here I am again, with another wholly unsatisfactory post regarding injuries and old age. It’s been almost three weeks since my last post and in the meantime I’ve spent two weeks in France drinking pretty much all the wine I could force down my stupid fat neck. It was lovely, but not especially conducive to working out. (Not especially conducive …